Guide to the Seattle Pacific University Oral History Recordings and Transcripts

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Demaray, Calvin Dorr, 1901-1992
Title: Oral History Recordings and Transcripts
Dates: 1979-1981 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (1 box containing 46 cassette tape recordings and paper document transcripts of the recordings)
Collection Number: MS004
Summary: C. Dorr Demaray conducted a series of interviews for his research on the history of Seattle Pacific University. The research was part of a planned "Centennial History" of Seattle Pacific that was not published. This collection contains 46 cassette tapes and typed transcripts recording the interviews.
Repository: Seattle Pacific University
Contact Information: 3307 Third Avenue West
Suite 306
Seattle, Washington
Telephone: 206-281-2422
Fax: 206-281-2936
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Historical Note

The oral history interviews in this collection were conducted by former Seattle Pacific University president C. Dorr Demaray as part of the research done for a history of Seattle Pacific. The history was not published. 33 interviews with 35 people were completed. A list of interviewees follows: Paul T. Walls, Rachel Beegle Crawford, Roy Swanstrom, Philip F. Ashton, Otto M. Miller, Inez McMillin, Clifford Roloff, Lillian Probstfeld Smith, Cyril Hill, Burton Dietzman, Winifred Weter, Evan Gibson, Helen Vincent Johnson, Florence Alberts Bulter, Celestine Tucker Dodd, Jon Burleigh, Paul Mason, Lola Watson Pettengill, Miriam Marston Owen, Gertrude Teel, Edwin A. Teel, Curtis Martin and Larry Wright, Dorothy Fryer Williamson, Vivian M. Larson, Alice Tiffany Shomar, Alfred A. Thorn, Floyd Pettengill, Wilbert Youngren, Dewey Beegle, F. Carlton Booth, Joseph L. and Danna Davis, Harold McNeese, and E. Locke Silva.

Content Description

This collection contains 46 cassette tapes recording 33 interviews completed by C. Dorr Demaray. Also included are typed transcripts of the interviews.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Administrative Information


  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Pacific University

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