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Alumni Stories 2007

Interviews with members of the Stanford graduating class of 1957 conducted during their fiftieth reunion weekend in 2007. Topics include Stanford student life and traditions during the 1950s, residence halls, memorable Stanford faculty and visitors, favorite Stanford moments, and reflections on change over time at Stanford.

Oral Histories

2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Toy, Sunny
Susan Brady Alfaro, Class of 1957, shares memories of her time at Stanford as an undergraduate.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Humburg, Judee
James T. Anderson, Class of 1957, describes his love of music and shares memories from the music department at Stanford. 
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Hite, Emily
Julie Olson Bramcamp, Class of 1957, describes her participation in student government at Stanford in the 1950s. She also describes social and residential life.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Wheelock, Sarah
Mary Karen Simmons Brown, Class of 1957, shares memories of how she came to Stanford and student life during the 1950's .
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Humburg, Judee; Wheelock, Sarah
Walter Brown, Class of 1957, shares his memories of attending Stanford in the 1950s. He describes social life on campus and some of the student traditions.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Wheelock, Sarah
Roger Cannell, Class of 1957, describes how he came to Stanford from rural Illinois and his participation in the ROTC at Stanford.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Hite, Emily
John P. Falchi, Class of 1957, describes the formation of the international relations major and his unique academic exepriences as one of the first majors.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Wheelock, Sarah
Sharon Harris Gray, Class of 1957, describes how she ended up with a double major in theater and English literature. She describes teaching at Stanford in the Theater Department immediately after graduating.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Hite, Emily
Anton Interbitzen, Class of 1957, shares memories of social life at Stanford in the 1950s. He describes the School of Earth Sciences and some of the professors he had there. 
2007 | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Kiefer, Joyce
Jean McCarter Leonard, Class of 1957, describes coming to Stanford as one of two African-American students in her class. She shares memories of residential and social life on campus and describes being a member of the Cap and Gown Society.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Wheelock, Sarah
William McCraw, Class of 1957, shares memories of his time as an undergraduate political science major at Stanford in the 1950s. He describes the campus and the political atmosphere of the time.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Wheelock, Sarah
Marilyn Miller McDonald, Class of 1957, describes her expeirences starting as an engineering major in a male-dominated department and how it drove her to switch majors. She recalls how she fell in love with economics and how she ended up working in library science because there wasn't as high a...
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Wheelock, Sarah
Carol Clifford Mitchell, Class of 1957, describes growing up in Palo Alto and the social life at Stanford. 
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Kiefer, Joyce
David W. Mitchell, Class of 1957, shares his memories of student traditions from his time attending Stanford. He describes being a member of the crew team and competing with teammates who went to the Olympics. 
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Hite, Emily
Angela Brovelli Peatman, Class of 1957, speaks about her role assisting in the planning of reunions, social life in the 1950s, and student traditions.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Humburg, Judee
Juris Petriceks, Class of 1957, describes attending Stanford as a recent immigrant from Latvia during the 1950s. 
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Kiefer, Joyce
Jay Weston Rea, Class of 1957, describes how he came to Stanford. He shares memories of professors he had and attending football games.
2007 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2007
Alumni
Interviewer: Wheelock, Sarah
Sonya Hamburg Ruehl, Class of 1957, describes her political science major and her experience as a summer intern in Washington, DC, under Carl Stover.

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