Retired Michigan State University professors Pauline Adams and John Revitte speak at the monthly meeting of the MSU Retiree Association

Pauline Adams, retired professor of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University and wife of former MSU President Walter Adams, joins John Revitte, retired professor of Human Resources and Labor Relations, to talk about her life and the practice of oral history. Adams talks about living in the Cherry Lane faculty housing on campus, being part of the forty founding families of the Lantern Hill neighborhood in East Lansing and teaching at MSU. She also talks about her efforts, with the help of the Vincent Voice Library, to conduct oral history interviews with retired MSU faculty and describes how she structures the interviews and asks questions which encourage interviewee participation. Revitte also talks about how he approaches collecting oral history interviews, the recording equipment he uses, his question structure, and saving the interviews for posterity. Revitte and Adams answer questions from the audience and Adams relates a story about her husband and Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight. Held at the monthly meeting of the MSU Retiree Association and convened by Etta Abraham.
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Data Provider:
Michigan State University. Libraries
G. Robert Vincent Voice Library Collection
Michigan and East Lansing
Subject Topic:
Homes and haunts, Faculty housing, Retirees, and Oral history
Subject Name:
Adams, Pauline and Michigan State University
Subject Genre:
In Copyright