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OxyCorps Student/Alumni Interviews Col-129
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  • Title: OxyCorps Student/Alumni Interviews Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Col-129
    Contributing Institution: Occidental College Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 58.0 digital objects
    Date: 2012
    Language: English


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    Project description

    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 "OxyCorps" 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 creation.


    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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    Occidental College.