In 1998, a Colorado State University Faculty Council task force on emeritus issues recommended forming the Society of Senior Scholars. Though the society was not immediately established, the idea of it remained. In 2005, a new request to the Faculty Council was initiated and the society was formally established. The society provides programs and resources to faculty and administrative professional retirees and has since been renamed the Society of CSU Faculty/AP Staff Retirees. This digital collection includes video interviews with retirees conducted from 2008 through 2016. Transcripts of most of the interviews and biographies are also available.

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  • Westfall, Dwayne G. - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Westfall, Dwayne G.Zimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-05-12
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Dwayne Westfall on May 12, 2016. Dwayne Westfall is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.
  • Stushnoff, Cecil - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Stushnoff, CecilZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-02-10
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Cecil Stushnoff on February 10, 2016. Cecil Stushnoff is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
  • Peterson, Gary - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Peterson, GaryZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-01-20
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Gary Peterson on January 20, 2016. Gary Peterson is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Soil Science.
  • Patton, Carl - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Patton, CarlZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2015-12-18
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Carl Patton on December 18, 2015. Carl Patton is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Colorado State University.
  • Niswender, Gordon - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Niswender, GordonBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2008-06-23
    Janet Bishop interviews Gordon Niswender on June 23, 2008. Gordon Niswender is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Hautaluoma, Jacob E. - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Hautaluoma, Jacob E.Zimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-01-27
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Jacob Hautaluoma on January 27, 2016. Jack Hautaluoma is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology.
  • Edwards, Harry W. - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Edwards, Harry W.Zimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-02-03
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Harry Edwards on February 3, 2016. Harry Edwards is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Charlton, Sue Ellen Markey - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Charlton, Sue Ellen MarkeyZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-05-04
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Sue Ellen Markey Charlton on May 4, 2016. Sue Ellen Markey Charlton is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science.
  • Cantrell, Carol Helmstetter - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Cantrell, Carol HelmstetterZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-04-06
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Carol Helmstetter Cantrell on April 6, 2016. Carol Helmstetter Cantrell is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at Colorado State University.
  • Boersch, Alfred - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Boersch, Alfred, 1926-2017Zimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-02-24
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Alfred Boersch on February 24, 2016. Alfred Boersch is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy.
  • Boardman, Thomas J. - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Boardman, Thomas J.Zimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-01-13
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Thomas Boardman on January 13, 2016. Thomas Boardman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University.
  • Anderson, Oren P. - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Anderson, Oren P.Zimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-03-02
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Oren Anderson on March, 2, 2016. Oren Anderson is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University.
  • Anderson, LeMoyne W. - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Anderson, LeMoyneZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2016-03-30
    Robert Zimdahl interviews LeMoyne Anderson on March 30, 2016. LeMoyne "Lee" Anderson was the library director at Colorado State University from 1957 to 1985.
  • Boyd, James - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Boyd, James WaldemarZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2011-04-18
    Robert Zimdahl interviews James Boyd on April 18, 2011. James Boyd, Ph.D. - James Boyd graduated with a B.A. in Music, English, and Education from Lawrence College. Following graduation, he taught junior high school in ...
  • Zimdahl, Robert - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Zimdahl, Robert Lawrence
    Date Recorded:2013-12-06
    Robert Zimdahl is interviewed on December 6, 2013. Robert Zimdahl, Ph.D. - Robert Zimdahl graduated with a B.S. in Dairy Husbandry and Agronomy from Cornell University in 1956. Ten years later he received his M.S. from ...
  • Vattano, Frank - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Vattano, Frank JohnBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2008-05-08
    Janet Bishop interviews Frank Vattano on May 8, 2008. Frank Vattano, Ph.D. - Frank Vattano received his B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University in 1958. Subsequently, he earned a M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State ...
  • Sherwood, Grant - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Sherwood, Grant PaulZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2010-10-20
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Grant Sherwood on October, 20, 2010. Grant Sherwood, Ph.D. - Grant Sherwood attended the College of Wooster, graduating with a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 1965. Following that, he earned a master's ...
  • Quick, Jim - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Quick, James SeverinZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2013-11-08
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Jim Quick on November 8, 2013. James Quick, Ph.D. - James Quick studied at North Dakota State University, earning his B.S. in Agronomy. Subsequently, he attended Purdue University, obtaining his ...
  • Pratt, John - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Pratt, John ClarkZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2013-09-27
    Robert Zimdahl interviews John Pratt on September 27, 2013. John Pratt, Ph.D. - Dr. John Pratt graduated with a degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 1954. Subsequently, he received his M.A. from ...
  • Kern, Sanford - Senior Scholars oral history interview 

    Contributor:Kern, SanfordZimdahl, Robert L.;
    Date Recorded:2013-07-17
    Robert Zimdahl interviews Sanford Kern on July 17, 2013. Sanford Kern, Ph.D. - Sanford Kern earned a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College in 1954. Subsequently, he received his master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue ...

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