Colorado State University history professor Dr. James E. Hansen and several assistants created this collection of oral histories to gather information about CSU history. Interviews began in 1972, and Hansen added to the collection through 2008. Most interviewees were university administrators, faculty, and staff members, or were affiliated with the CSU Cooperative Extension. The oral histories were created to support four books and a paper about CSU history (see below).

The Oral History Tapes collection in the University Archive contains cassette tapes, indices, transcripts, notes, biographical information, correspondence, and administrative files. This digital collection contains digitized versions of 306 cassette tapes, 1974-2008, along with transcripts where available. Included is one undated, commercially produced interview, and three interviews that were part of a 1995 CSU Police Department Oral History Project. Additional transcripts are available upon request.


References

Hansen, James E. Beyond the Ivory Tower: A History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (Fort Collins: Colorado State University, Cooperative Extension, 1991).

Hansen, James E. "Charles A. Lory and the Challenges of Colorado's Semi-Arid Frontier" (unpublished paper, 1980).

Hansen, James E. Democracy's College in the Centennial State: A History of Colorado State University (Fort Collins: Colorado State University, 1977).

Hansen, James E. Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (Fort Collins: Colorado State University, 2007).

McGuire, J. Dennis, and James E. Hansen. Chiron's Time: A History of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University (Fort Collins: Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Endowment Fund, 1983).

Recent Submissions

  • Martha Denney oral history (copy 1, tape 1 of 3) 

    Author(s):Denney, Martha; Wardlow, Linda
    Date Recorded:1999-10-08
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    Linda Wardlow interviews Martha Denney in 1999 for James Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • Loren W. Crabtree oral history (copy 1, tape 2 of 2) 

    Author(s):Crabtree, Loren W.; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:2000-01-28
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Loren W. Crabtree in 2000 for Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • Loren W. Crabtree oral history (copy 1, tape 1 of 2) 

    Author(s):Crabtree, Loren W.; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:2000-01-28
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Loren W. Crabtree in 2000 for Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • Gerard J. Bomotti oral history (copy 1, tape 2 of 2) 

    Author(s):Bomotti, Gerard J.; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:2000-03-10
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Gerard J. Bomotti in 2000 for Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • Gerard J. Bomotti oral history (copy 1, tape 1 of 2) 

    Author(s):Bomotti, Gerard J.; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:2000-03-10
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Gerard J. Bomotti in 2000 for Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • Bill Bertschy oral history (tape 2 of 2) 

    Author(s):Bertschy, Bill; Wardlow, Linda
    Date Recorded:1995-02-22
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    Linda Wardlow interviews Bill Bertschy in 1995 for James Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • Bill Bertschy oral history (tape 1 of 2) 

    Author(s):Bertschy, Bill; Wardlow, Linda
    Date Recorded:1995-02-27
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    Linda Wardlow interviews Bill Bertschy in 1995 for James Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • James H. Banning oral history (copy 1, tape 2 of 2) 

    Author(s):Banning, James H.; Wardlow, Linda
    Date Recorded:1999-11-05
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    Linda Wardlow interviews James H. Banning in 1999 for James Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • James H. Banning oral history (copy 1, tape 1 of 2) 

    Author(s):Banning, James H.; Wardlow, Linda
    Date Recorded:1999-11-05
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    Linda Wardlow interviews James H. Banning in 1999 for James Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • Philip E. Austin oral history (copy 1, tape 2 of 2) 

    Author(s):Austin, Philip Edward; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:2001-11-27
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Philip E. Austin in 2001 for Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • J. Leo Cekfin oral history (tape 1 of 2) 

    Author(s):Cefkin, J. Leo (John Leo); Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:1975-05-30
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews J. Leo Cekfin in 1975 for Hansen's Democracy's College in the Centennial State: A History of Colorado State University (1977).
  • Philip E. Austin oral history (copy 1, tape 1 of 2) 

    Author(s):Austin, Philip Edward; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:2001-11-27
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Philip E. Austin in 2001 for Hansen's Democracy's University: A History of Colorado State University, 1970-2003 (2007).
  • Rodney H. Tucker oral history (tape 1 of 2) 

    Author(s):Tucker, Rodney H.; Madden, Dennis
    Date Recorded:1982-05-27
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    Dennis Madden interviews Rodney H. Tucker in 1982 for James Hansen's Beyond the Ivory Tower: A History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (1991).
  • Jerry Steinmeyer oral history (tape 2 of 2) 

    Author(s):Steinmeyer, Jerry; Goolsby, Mike
    Date Recorded:1989-11-10
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    Mike Goolsby interviews Jerry Steinmeyer of Great Western Sugar Company in 1989 for James Hansen's Beyond the Ivory Tower: A History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (1991).
  • Jerry Steinmeyer oral history (tape 1 of 2) 

    Author(s):Steinmeyer, Jerry; Goolsby, Mike
    Date Recorded:1989-11-10
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    Mike Goolsby interviews Jerry Steinmeyer of Great Western Sugar Company in 1989, for James Hansen's Beyond the Ivory Tower: A History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (1991).
  • Stanley Ricketts oral history 

    Author(s):Ricketts, Stanley; McGuire, Dennis
    Date Recorded:1983-09-07
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    Dennis McGuire interviews Stanley Ricketts in 1983 for James Hansen's Beyond the Ivory Tower: A History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (1991).
  • Phyllis Lee oral history 

    Author(s):Lee, Phyllis; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:1984-09-25
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Phyllis Lee in 1984 for Hansen's Beyond the Ivory Tower: A History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (1991).
  • Pat Kendall oral history 

    Author(s):Kendall, Pat; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:1989-10-20
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Pat Kendall in 1989 for Hansen's Beyond the Ivory Tower: A History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (1991).
  • Russell Hill oral history (tape 2 of 2) 

    Author(s):Hill, Russell; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:1983-09-13
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Russell Hill in 1983 for Hansen's Beyond the Ivory Tower: A History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (1991).
  • Russell Hill oral history (tape 1 of 2) 

    Author(s):Hill, Russell; Hansen, James E., 1938-
    Date Recorded:1983-09-13
    Format:audiocassettes; transcripts; oral histories (literary works)
    James Hansen interviews Russell Hill in 1983 for Hansen's Beyond the Ivory Tower: A History of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension (1991).

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