Sealy, Alice Gyldholm
Alice Gyldholm Sealy moved to Rochester in 1984 and worked at the Dinosaur Hill Nature Center, first as a volunteer and later as a naturalist. In an oral history recorded at the OPC Senior Center on May 27, 2010, Sealy shares her own history and memories about Dinosaur Hill, the Danish Village retirement community, and the OPC Senior Center as well as founding stories about Rochester she gathered as a part of a local history program. This interview was conducted by Oakland University students DJ Boyd and Alex Nardelli. Run time 20:42. listen now
Posted on 12/15/2010
/ People Miller Marye, Graham family
Joan Fogler, longtime Rochester resident, shares an oral history that covers her early days as a waitress at the historic Red Knapp's Dairy Bar to her current position as Oakland Township Supervisor. Fogler's years in Rochester include a memorable stint as the creator of the famous Red Knapp's Malt recipe, weekends working at the Fogler family farm, and a lifetime of community service. Recorded by Cornelia Pokrzywa at the OPC Senior Center in August 2010. Run time 21:55. listen now
Posted on 01/03/2011
/ People Fogler John, Fogler Harold, Fogler Mike, Knapp Red, Knapp Roger, Fogler Dennis
Richard B. Stamps, Associate professor of Anthropology at Oakland University, is regarded as a campus historian because he has been teaching at Oakland University for almost 30 years now. In his oral history, he talks of how Oakland University came to be out of a farm bought by John Dodge. His recollection expresses the idea of current buildings reflecting the activities of a time past.
This oral history was conducted by Sophomore, Psychology major, Navin Mohanan on the 28th of March, 2011 at Richard Stamps' office as part of a class project for WRT 160, Winter 2011.
Stamps' oral history is laden with plenty of information about the formation of Oakland University into what it is now. He opens up a treasure chest of knowledge that may be useful to researchers in the future. However, his Oral History lacks a personal connection; he talks more about factual historical information rather than his own unique experience. The amazing insight he possesses about the history of Oakland University is probably unmatchable by many currently on campus. The story of Oakland University's campus is perfectly collected in his Oral History, cut short only by his uncertainty of how long the digital recorder would last. Run time 19:43. listen now
Posted on 04/14/2011
/ People Dodge John, Dodge Horace, Wilson Matilda Dodge, Wilson Alfred, Austin George