Collection MS/MS 01.36 - Kara Bakken's “What We Remember: An Oral History of Grinnell College 1925-1992" 1925-1992

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US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.36

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Kara Bakken's “What We Remember: An Oral History of Grinnell College 1925-1992" 1925-1992




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This oral history collection is a celebration of nearly 70 years of Grinnell College history as told through the words of people who have studied, worked, and played at this institution.

Drawn from interviews with more than 50 alumni, these remembrances tell not only about the specifics of college life, but also about the collective identity of the Grinnell community.  These interviews offer insight into the successes and struggles of individuals and into the traditions and values that define Grinnell, whether they occurred in 1925, 1945, 1972, or 1992.

[This note is quoted from the brochure created for the exhibition (photographs and excerpts of the interviews) that was displayed in the Burling Gallery, June 1-September 23, 1995.]

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Use of the interviews of C. Alter, Bucksbaum, McClaurin, Sauder may be subject to restrictions.  Please consult a librarian with any questions.

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  • English

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Materials were donated to the Archives by Kara Bakken, the Grinnell College Development Office, and Kay Jenkins (from the exhibition), Summer, 1996.

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Materials not retained:

“A Selective Bibliography of Oral History” by Michael D. Gibson

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David Jordan’s Alumni History Project (RG-S. Ser. 2.1)

Other materials in the Archives on the Sesquicentennial (subject heading in card catalog: Sesquicentennial Celebration 1996)

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