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 2005. Most interviewees were university administrators, faculty, and staff members, or were affiliated with the CSU Cooperative Extension. 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 audio recordings for a sample of interviews held in the collection dated 1974 to 1982.

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  • Merle Payne oral history : part 1 

    Contributor:Payne, MerleHansen, James;
    Date Recorded:1974-08-28
    James Hansen interviews Merle Payne. Payne graduated from Colorado Agricultural College in 1926. She was a member of the faculty in the chemistry department from 1929 to 1947 and 1949 to 1970. She was also on the staff of ...
  • Miriam Palmer oral history 

    Contributor:Palmer, Miriam A.Hansen, James;
    Date Recorded:1974-01-25
    James Hansen interviews Miriam Palmer. Palmer served as Illustrator and Delineator at the Experiment Station from 1904 to 1928 and on the faculty in the Department of Entomology and Zoology from 1928 to 1951. She was an ...
  • Rue Jensen oral history : part 3 

    Contributor:Jensen, RueHansen, James;
    Date Recorded:1974-09-11
    James Hansen interviews Rue Jensen. Jensen received his D.V.M. from Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and joined the faculty as a veterinary pathologist in 1943 with a joint appointment at the Experiment ...
  • Rue Jensen oral history : part 2 

    Contributor:Jensen, RueHansen, James;
    Date Recorded:1974-09-11
    James Hansen interviews Rue Jensen. Jensen received his D.V.M. from Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and joined the faculty as a veterinary pathologist in 1943 with a joint appointment at the Experiment ...
  • Rue Jensen oral history : part 1 

    Contributor:Jensen, RueHansen, James;
    Date Recorded:1974-09-11
    James Hansen interviews Rue Jensen. Jensen received his D.V.M. from Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and joined the faculty as a veterinary pathologist in 1943 with a joint appointment with the ...
  • Lois Hopkirk Henry oral history : part 2 

    Contributor:Henry, Lois HopkirkHansen, James;
    Date Recorded:1975-03-21
    James Hansen interviews Lois Hopkirk Henry. Henry began working in the Rural and Vocational Education Department in 1930 and continued as an administrative secretary in various departments. During World War II, Henry ...
  • Rue Jensen oral history 

    Contributor:Jensen, RueMaguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-07-19
    Dennis Maguire interviews Rue Jensen. Jensen received his D.V.M. from Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and joined the faculty as a veterinary pathologist in 1943 with a joint appointment in the ...
  • M. Lloyd Hopwood oral history : part 3 

    Contributor:Hopwood, M. LloydMaguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-08-04
    Dennis Maguire interviews M. Lloyd Hopwood. Hopwood received his Masters degree and Ph.D. from Colorado State University. He joined the faculty in 1948 in Chemistry and retired in 1983 as a Professor of Physiology and ...
  • M. Lloyd Hopwood oral history : part 2 

    Contributor:Hopwood, M. LloydMaguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-08-04
    Dennis Maguire interviews M. Lloyd Hopwood. Hopwood received his Masters degree and Ph.D. from Colorado State University. He joined the faculty in 1948 in Chemistry and retired in 1983 as a Professor of Physiology and ...
  • Lois Hopkirk Henry oral history : part 1 

    Contributor:Henry, Lois HopkirkHansen, James;
    Date Recorded:1975-03-21
    James Hansen interviews Lois Hopkirk Henry. Henry began working in the Rural and Vocational Education Department in 1930 and continued as an administrative secretary in various departments. During World War II, Henry ...
  • Alvin B. Hoerlein oral history : part 2 

    Contributor:Hoerlein, Alvin B.Maguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-07-29
    Dennis Maguire interviews Alvin B. Hoerlein. Hoerlein received his D.V.M. from Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1940. Hoerlein touches briefly on his time as a student. He recounts his research ...
  • M. Lloyd Hopwood oral history : part 1 

    Contributor:Hopwood, M. LloydMaguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-08-04
    Dennis Maguire interviews M. Lloyd Hopwood. Hopwood received his Masters degree and Ph.D. from Colorado State University. He joined the faculty in 1948 in Chemistry and retired in 1983 as a Professor of Physiology and ...
  • Arthur C. Herzberger oral history 

    Contributor:Herzberger, Arthur C.Maguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-07-26
    Dennis Maguire interviews Arthur C. Herzberger. Herzberger received his D.V.M. degree in 1939 from the Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. He recounts his time as a student and later a veterinarian. ...
  • Alvin B. Hoerlein oral history : part 1 

    Contributor:Hoerlein, Alvin B.Maguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-07-29
    Dennis Maguire interviews Alvin B. Hoerlein. Hoerlein received his D.V.M. from Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1940. Hoerlein touches briefly on his time as a student. He recounts his research ...
  • Harry A. Gorman oral history : part 4 

    Contributor:Gorman, Harry AMaguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-06-16
    Dennis Maguire interviews Harry A. Gorman. Gorman was an alumnus of Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1939. He joined the faculty of the College of ...
  • Harry A. Gorman oral history : part 3 

    Contributor:Gorman, Harry AMaguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-06-16
    Dennis Maguire interviews Harry A. Gorman. Gorman was an alumnus of Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1939. He joined the faculty of the College of ...
  • Harry A. Gorman oral history : part 2 

    Contributor:Gorman, Harry AMaguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-06-15
    Dennis Maguire interviews Harry A. Gorman. Gorman was an alumnus of Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1939 and joining the faculty many years later. ...
  • Rowen D. Frandson oral history : part 2 

    Contributor:Frandson, Rowen DaleMaguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-06-20
    Dennis Maguire interviews Rowan D. Frandson. Frandson was an alumnus of the Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1942 and later a D.V.M in 1944. He joined the ...
  • Harry A. Gorman oral history : part 1 

    Contributor:Gorman, Harry AMaguire, Dennis;
    Date Recorded:1982-06-15
    Dennis Maguire interviews Harry A. Gorman. Gorman was an alumnus of Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1934 and eventually joining the faculty in 1964. ...
  • Charles Fager oral history : part 2 

    Contributor:Fager, CharlesHansen, James;
    Date Recorded:1975-09-08
    James Hansen interviews Charles Fager, class of 1964. Fager was a student activist who was instrumental in bringing James Meredith to campus and advocating for civil rights. He recounts the activism that existed during his ...

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