Pacific Lutheran University Oral History Collection

The below oral history recordings are digital transfers of audio cassettes held by PLU Archives and Special Collections. Included are interviews, musical performances, and self-recorded histories covering the years 1972-2000 featuring PLU faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The recordings are divided into several categories by subject.

Click a subject below to listen to the recordings.

Seth Eastvold speaking Eastvold Recollections - Interviews with staff and faculty on PLU president Seth C. Eastvold conducted by Tom Fryxell, a PLU student.
Robert Mortvedt Mortvedt Recollections - Interviews with staff and faculty on PLU president Robert A.L. Mortvedt conducted by PLU students.
Milton Nesvig Milton Nesvig Oral History - Oral histories of PLU recorded by Milton Nesvig while recovering from an illness. Also includes interviews conducted by Nesvig.

Milton Nesvig Retirement - Interviews conducted by Harvey Neufeld with friends, family, and colleagues of Milton Nesvig for his retirement party and a recording of the retirement party itself.
Philip Nordquist Phillip Nordquist interviews - Interviews conducted by Phillip Nordquist for a centennial history of PLU.
Choir performance Interviews, Performances, Events, and Programs - Interviews conducted by various interviewers with PLU faculty, staff, and alumni. Also includes several musical performances, events, and audio programs.