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Alumni Stories 2008

Interviews with members of the Stanford graduating class of 1958 conducted during their fiftieth reunion weekend in 2008. 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

2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Will
Calvert Audrain, Class of 1958, shares memories from his time at Stanford. He describes his time in the Theta Delta Chi fraternity and recalls some of the pranks students played on campus. He also shares memories of professors including Matt Kahn and Daniel Mendelowitz. 
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Dyen, Sarah
Delphi Alvig Ballinger, Class of 1958, shares memories from her time at Stanford and at the School of Medicine in San Francisco. She discusses many traditions of the student body.
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Glasser, Charlotte
Gerald Bays, Class of 1958, shares his memories of student life at Stanford, including student government, the Big Game, and graduation. He also speaks of his involvement with the Alumni Association. 
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Reinhardt, Trudi
Kay Feldsmith Bushnell, Class of 1958, shares her memories of professors and visitors to Stanford during the 1950s. She describes her Spanish majors and the professors she had in the department, as well as student life. 
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Will
Wilton Ching, Class of 1958, describes how he came to enroll in the civil engineering construction graduate program at Stanford, in particular, the influence that Professor Eugene Grant had on him. He also speaks about his experience attending Stanford as a minority student.
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Nelson, Julia
Don Dawson, Class of 1958, shares memories of his undergraduate years at Stanford, including his participation on the football and baseball teams and working for the student fire department.
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Calloway, Terri
Judith Shafer Dodge, Class of 1958, describes her time at Stanford as an undergraduate economics major. She discusses her first impressions of the university, as well as student life and traditions surrounding football games.
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Kiefer, Joyce
Jim Dunlap, Class of 1958, recalls coming to Stanford from the East Coast. He describes attending football games and his own participation on the track team. He shares memories of Stanford during the Korean War and his personal academic experiences. 
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Brooks, Vicki
Jane Trevor Fetter, Class of 1958, shares her memories about social regulations and women at Stanford in the 1950s. She also shares memories of student life and professors. 
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Gregor, Anne
Phil Fialer, Class of 1960, shares his memories about his time as an electrical engineering major at Stanford. He discusses residential life and his involvement with the KZSU radio station. He recalls some of the visitors to Stanford and the political atmosphere on campus. 
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Kuhn, Su-Yen
Annette Labrucherie Flattery, Class of 1958, shares memories of her time at Stanford. She fondly remembers the classes she took and the professors who taught them. She also describes how little diversity there was at the university when she attended compared to when her daughter later came. 
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Glasser, Charlotte
Thomas Flattery, Class of 1958, shares his memories of student life at Stanford in the 1950s. He describes his time abroad in Scotland and some of the pranks he and his friends played around campus.
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Kuhn, Su-Yen
John Hancock, Class of 1958, describes how he came to Stanford as an undergraduate. He recalls some of the professors he had and describes the vibrant student life on campus. He concludes by discussing his involvement in the travel programs for alumni. 
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Nelson, Julia
Lawrence Wilkinson Harris, Class of 1932, describes his undergraduate years at Stanford during the Great Depression. He recalls participating on the men's swim team and watching other sports play. He also talks about traditions surrounding the Big Game.
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Downs, Susan
Patricia Hill, Class of 1958, shares memories of her time at Stanford during her 50th Reunion. She fondly recalls professors and classes. Hill also describes how she came to Stanford and the social scene on campus.
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Eisenstein, Larissa
Laurance R. Hoagland, Class of 1958, describes his time as an economics major at Stanford. He describes how he came to Stanford and his first impressions of the university. He speaks about how Stanford has become a part of his family with over twenty members having attended. He also discusses how...
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Downs, Susan
Barbara Brown Lender Ingram, Class of 1948, shares her memories about student housing, student social life, and professors.
2008 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Alumni Stories 2008
Alumni
Interviewer: Glasser, Charlotte
George Jedenoff, Class of 1940, shares his memories of attending Stanford, where he was an engineering major and later attended the Graduate School of Business. He describes how he came to Stanford as well as the customs and social norms of the time. He also provides anecdotes about professors and...

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