Chancellor's Centennial History Series: Alumni Oral History Project

Thursday, March 27, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Davies Center
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Chancellor's Office
Dr. Erin Devlin

       The Chancellor's Centennial History Series continues with a presentation titled "In Conversation ... with the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Centennial Oral History Project" by Dr. Erin Devlin, assistant professor of public history, and history majors Emma Felty, Jessie Beckett and Steve Petrie at 4 p.m. March 27 in the Ho-Chunk Room (320 E) of Davies Center.
"In Conversation" grew out of an ongoing effort to collect the memories of UW-Eau Claire alumni in preparation for the university's 2016 centennial. Before the inauguration of the Centennial Oral History Project in 2012, the oral histories on file in the university archives were almost entirely conducted in conversation with faculty, staff and administrators. The alumni project strives to incorporate the perspective of former students into the university's public memory. To date, 90 interviews have been collected by current students with diverse alumni, ranging from the Class of 1929 to the Class of 2012. The project has provided current students with training in oral history and public engagement, while connecting them with the history and traditions of their university.
The last presentation of the series for the 2013-14 academic year will be April 16 by Dr. Jim Oberly, professor of history, who will discuss the university in the 1960s. For more information about the March 27 presentation, contact Dr. Erin Devlin at

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