Student/Alumni Interviews Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Col-129
Occidental College Library
Language of Material:
58.0 digital objects
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During ten weeks in the summer of 2012, Special Collections and four undergraduates set out to capture personal stories of
Oxy alumni and document college life at Occidental. Spanning 70 years and representing at least four generations of the Oxy
family, these one-on-one video interviews provide a meaningful, comprehensive, and revitalized vision of alumni’s multifaceted
lives at the College.
Four interns comprise the central engine of "
" with the guidance of their mentor, Dale Ann Stieber, Special Collections Librarian: Sara Mooney, Isabel Osgood-Roach, and
Taylor Rowland of the Class of 2013, and Ryan Rambach, Class of 2014 identified potential interviewees, scheduled and conducted
58 interviews in less than 20 days, with most interviews recorded during the 2012 All-Class Alumni Reunion.
Most interviews were 40 to 50 minutes in length for a total of 50 hours of oral history. In four weeks, the students, supported
by Special Collections staff, organized, transcribed and cataloged the interviews, produced video viewing copies, preserved
original digital files, and laid the foundation for a searchable video archive.
In addition to the four interns and mentor Dale Stieber, Special Collections student assistants Justin Berner and Benjamin
Tuthill of the Class of 2013 and Assistant College Archivist, Anne Mar, were instrumental in operations, logistics and transcription
Collection is open for research. Materials in the collection are accessed through the Occidental College Special Collections
and College Archives department only. Please visit
http://www.oxy.edu/library/special-collections-college-archives for more information.
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