Mann, Eleana Kay
Eleana Kay Mann, Rochester resident, recalls memories of raising a family in Rochester in the 1960s and 1970s, and shares the story of an encounter with prominent resident Matilda Dodge Wilson while waiting in line to vote at a local elementary school. Mann’s great-great-grandparents immigrated from Germany, settled in the area and eventually came to own one of downtown Rochester’s historic buildings (now the home of Janet Varner shop). Recorded at a public collection event at the Festival Park Gazebo at the Village of Rochester Hills on March 9, 2010, by Timothy Briggs. Run time 11:37. listen now
Posted on 12/15/2010
/ People Wilson Matilda Dodge
Frank Moss, the OU facilities manager for residence halls discusses his experiences as a resident college student on MSU's campus in the 1970s and shares his views on the today's OU students' resident experiences. This oral history was conducted by Christopher Ware, sophomore, on Tuesday March 29th in Vandenberg Hall as part of a class project for WRT 160, winter 2011. Run time 13:01. listen now
Posted on 04/14/2011
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