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Small Cassette Tape Collections, ca. 1937-1979

The following is a list of the small cassette tape collections held in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC).
Local note: Small Cassette Tape (CT) collections are located in MASC's internal basement storage, at location 3-04-6-3.

CT 5: Cougar Pep Songs, undated
CT 6: Washington State College Commencement Address, 1937
CT 7: Washington State College Commencement Address, 1941
CT 8: Holland, E.O. Radio Speech, 1940
CT 9: Compton Family Biography Dramatization, 1947
CT 10: Owen Science & Engineering Library Dedication, 1979
CT 11: Mondale, Walter (Vice President) Speech, WSU, 1978
CT 12: Crowley, D.J. Oral History, 1973
CT 13: Farm Price Problem Hearings, 1977
CT 20: Migliazzo, Arlin C. Oral History Collection, 1979-1980
CT 21: Service, Robert W. Recitations, undated
CT 22: Coie, J. Paul Oral History, 1991
CT 23: Centennial Oral History Interview with C.B. Jones, 1990
CT 24: Brooks, Kenneth Oral History, 1988
CT 25: "Creationism vs. Evolutionism" - Duane Gish / Grover Krantz Debate, March 3, 1987.
CT 26: Johnson, Randall- KWSU Interview, 1992.
CT 27: Stilson, Murilla Interview, undated.


Cassette Tape Collection 5
Cougar Pep Songs

The Cougar Pep Songs consist of one cassette tape, recorded by MacGregor & Sollie, Inc. (MS 1228). They were abstracted in 1979 by Margo H. Knight.

Interview Identification Number: 5/1
Interviewee: Washington State College Glee Club and Band directed by Harold P. Wheeler
Date of Interview: undated
Length of Interview: 4 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/25/1979

Release: NO

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
Tape sideEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 2Medley: "All Hail to Washington State," "Fight Song," and "Alma Mater March." (Dubbed from phonodisc.)
2 - 4Medley: "Crimson and Gray Girl," and "Washington, My Washington." (Dubbed from phonodisc.)

Cassette Tape Collection 6
Washington State College Commencement, 1937

The Washington State College commencement addresses of 1937 consist of two cassette tapes. They were abstracted in 1979 by Margo H. Knight.

Interview Identification Number: 6/1
Speaker: C.D. Martin
Location of Interview: Washington State College, Pullman, WA
Date of Interview: 1937
Length of Interview: 11 minutes

Abstractor: Carmen Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/25/1979

Release: NO

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
Tape sideEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 11Commencement Address, W.S.C. (Dubbed from phonodisc.)

Interview Identification Number: 6/2
Speaker: E.A. Bryan
Location of Interview: Washington State College, Pullman, WA
Date of Interview: 1937
Length of Interview: 8 minutes

Abstractor: Carmen Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/25/1979

Release: NO

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
Tape sideEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 8Commencement Address, W.S.C. (Dubbed from phonodisc.)

Cassette Tape Collection 7
Washington State College Commencement, 1941

The Washington State College Commencement of 1941 consists of one cassette tape. They were abstracted in 1979 by Margo H. Knight.

Interview Identification Number: 7/1
Speaker: E.O. Holland
Location of Interview: Washington State College, Pullman, WA
Date of Interview: June 9, 1941
Length of Interview: 11 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/25/1979

Release: No

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
Tape sideEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 11Commencement Address (Dubbed from radio phonodisc.)

Cassette Tape Collection 8
E.O. Holland Radio Speech, 1940

The E.O. Holland Radio Speech ("Should I go to College?"), 1940, consists of one cassette tape. It was abstracted in 1979 by Margo H. Knight.

Interview Identification Number: 8/1
Speaker: E.O. Holland
Date of Interview: 1940
Length of Interview: 15 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/26/1979

Release: No

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
Tape sideEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 15"Should I Go to College?"--radio speech by E.O. Holland, 1940 (Dubbed from phonodisc.)

Cassette Tape Collection 9
Compton Family Dramatization, 1947

The Compton Family Dramatization ("Ohio Story: The House on College Avenue"), 1947, consists of one cassette tape. It was abstracted in 1979 by Margo H. Knight.

Interview Identification Number: 9/1
Speakers: Compton Family
Date of Interview: 6/6/1947
Length of Interview: 15 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/26/1979

Release: No

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
Tape sideEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 15A dramatized biography of the Compton family including Wilson Compton. (Dubbed from radio transcription disc.)

Cassette Tape Collection 10
Owen Science & Engineering Library Dedication Ceremony, 1979

The Owen Science & Engineering Library Dedication, 1979, consists of one cassette tape. It was abstracted in 1979 by Margo H. Knight.

Interview Identification Number: 10/1
Speakers: Dr. Glenn Terrell, Dr, Robert Gibb, Dr. Allene Schnaitter, and Mrs. Frances Penrose Owen
Location of Interview: Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Date of Interview: 3/29/79
Length of Interview: 30 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/27/1979

Release: No

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
Tape sideEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 30Dedication ceremony: Owen Science & Engineering Library. Speakers include Dr. Glenn Terrell, Dr, Robert Gibb, Dr. Allene Schnaitter, and Mrs. Frances Penrose Owen.

Cassette Tape Collection 11
Vice President Walter Mondale Speech, 1978

The Vice President Walter Mondale speech was transferred to the Archives in 1978 or 1979. It consists of one cassette tape, and was abstracted in 1979 by Margot Knight.

Interview Identification Number: 11/1
Speaker: Walter Mondale

Location of Interview: Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Date of Interview: January 12, 1978
Length of Interview: 41 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/27/1979

Release: No

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
Tape sideEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 3Introduction by Wallis Beasley.
3 - 8Introduction by Representative Tom Foley. The position of vice-president of the United States.
8 - 12Walter Mondale's remarks about public figures from Washington State. Opening remarks.
12 - 21His travels throughout the Western states. Serious problems in America. Development of Western resources and America's economic future. Energy.
21 - 25The importance of Western agriculture. Water policy.
25 - 27The role of the Federal government in the West.
27 - 30Arms reduction. The Panama Canal treaties. Human rights.
Tape 1
Side B
0 - 1Foreign policy should reflect the values of the American people.
1 - 4Unemployment.
4 - 7The energy crisis and American energy policy. Value of the dollar threatened by foreign oil.
7 - 11Quality of life for Westerners. The importance of youth and its education.

Cassette Tape Collection 12
D.J. Crowley Oral History, 1973

The D.J. Crowley oral history interviews conducted by Azmi Y. Shawa in 1973 were transferred to the Archives between 1973 and 1979. They consist of two cassette tapes. They were abstracted in 1979 by Margot Knight.

INTERVIEW ABSTRACTS

Interview Identification Number: 12/1
Interviewee: D.J. Crowley, Superintendent, WSU Coastal Washington Research and Extension Unit

Interviewer: Azmi Y. Shawa
Location of Interview: Long Beach, WA
Date of Interview: 4/17/1973
Length of Interview: 55 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/30/1979

Release: No

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
TapeEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 3College experiences in the 1920's.
3 - 13Growing blueberries. Work on cranberry disease. Problems growers had when he started work at The Coastal Washington Research and Extension Unit. Fruitworms.
13 - 25Insecticides that were used. Insect problems, Specifics on insecticide toxicity. Smudge pots.
Tape 1
Side B
0 - 12Agricultural situation during World War II, Japanese farmers,More on disease and crop problems. Frost,
12 - 30Spraying. More about frost problems. His experiments in controlling frost in cranberry plots. Problems getting funds for frost control experiments.

Interview Identification Number: 12/2
Interviewee: D.J. Crowley, Superintendent, WSU Coastal Washington Research and Extension Unit

Interviewer: Azmi Y. Shawa
Location of Interview: Long Beach, WA
Date of Interview: 4/17/1973
Length of Interview: 55 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 7/30/1979

Release: No

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
TapeEstimated time on tapePrincipal subjects covered
 
Tape 1
Side A
0 - 7Controlling frost by sprinkling. His problems getting funding for experiments.
7 - 14His relationship with Wilson Compton. Cranberry crop. Installing a sprinkling system to fight frost.
14 - 22Success of the sprinkling system. More on the installment.
22 - 30Saving frost-bitten spring wheat. Biblical analogy.
Tape 1
Side B
0 - 3Thoughts about learning and experimentation. The changes brought on by the sprinkling system.
3 - 12Care of the cranberry crop. Use of herbicides and fertilizers.
12 - 16Talks about some of his fellow workers. Changes in agricultural methods.
16 - 25His personal health and retirement. Other workers at the unit.

Cassette Tape Collection 13
Farm Price problems affecting wheat and livestock producers: hearing before the Subcommittee on Livestock and Grains of Accession No.: the Committee on Agriculture. House of Representatives 95th Congress, first session.

These recordings from the 1977 hearing were transferred to the Archives between 1977 and 1979. It consists of seven cassette tapes.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

Farm Price problems affecting wheat and livestock producers: hearing before the Subcommittee on Livestock and Grains of Accession No.: the Committee on Agriculture. House of Representatives 95th Congress, first session.

Testimony from approximately 150 witnesses was taken at this hearing which was held four days before the Farmers' Strike of the American Agricultural Movement. The testimony is primarily concerned with the economic situation of the family farm, the wheat set-aside program, parity, pricing, and the export of grain.

A full transcript of the hearing as well as additional testimony entered into the record (each witness was allowed only two minutes to speak but complete statements could also be submitted) is located in the U.S. Public Documents section of Holland Library: Y 4.Ag 8/1: P93/15.

Interview Identification Number: 13/1 - 13/7

Location of Interview: Pullman, WA
Date of Interview: 12/10/1977
Length of Interview: 7 hours

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight
Date of Abstraction: 8/2/1979


Cassette Tape Collection 20
Migliazzo, Arlin C. Oral History Collection, 1979-1980

The collection consists of one cassette tape.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

Three oral history interviews: "The Nisei Experience: One Internee's Account" (Sept. 1979); "A Turbulent Time: Life in America After World War I" (June 1980); "Return to Vietnam: Perspectives of a Vietnam Veteran" (May 1980).


Cassette Tape Collection 21
Service, Robert W. Recitations, undated

The Robert Service tape was acquired as a gift with the papers of L.J. Peter. The collection consists of one cassette tape.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

Side One: Information about Service during his Canadian period with recitation of excerpts from his poems.

Side Two: Recitation of Spell of the Yukon, The Gramaphone at Fond Du Lac, The Quitter, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, and the Cremation of Sam McGee.

The recordings of his poems were made during visits to Vancouver, B.C. when he appeared on local radio stations.


Cassette Tape Collection 22
J. Paul Coie Oral History, 1991

The J. Paul Coie Oral History was donated to MASC in 1992 (UA1992-09). The collection consits of one regular cassette tape, 4 microcassette tapes, and a complete transcript of the interview both in print and on a 3.5" disk.

Interview Identification Number: 22/1-5
Speaker: J. Paul Coie

Location of Interview: Seattle, WA
Date of Interview: May 17, 1991
Length of Interview: ca. 155 minutes

Abstractor: WSU Foundation staff
Date of Abstraction: ca. 1991

Release: Yes

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
J. Paul Coie (born 1910) moved to Pullman ca. 1918 and later attended WSU. He talks about his college friend Edward R Murrow, his experiences in debate, professors Claudius Johnson and Herman Deutch, and his experiences in Pullman and at WSU in the 1920s.


Cassette Tape Collection 23
Centennial Oral History Interview with C.B. Jones, 1990

The Centennial Oral History Interview with C.B. Jones was donated to MASC in 1990 (UA1990-34). The collection consists of two cassette tapes, an interview abstraction, and three photographs.

Interview Identification Number: 23/1-2
Speaker: Charles Byron "CB" Jones

Location of Interview: Pullman, WA
Date of Interview: October 31, 1990
Length of Interview: ca. 135 minutes

Abstractor: Unknown
Date of Abstraction: 1990

Release: Yes

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
CB Jones (born 1912) was Manager of Central Stores at WSU from 1946-1974. He speaks about his pre-Pullman life, including his World War II experiences and his problems with polio. He discusses the evolution of Central Stores at WSU and the expansion and development of campus and acquisition of materials.


Cassette Tape Collection 24
Kenneth Brooks Oral History, 1988

The Kenneth Brooks Oral History was donated to MASC in 1988 (UA1988-43). The collection consists of one cassette tape and a complete interview transcript.

Interview Identification Number: 24/1
Speaker: Kenneth Brooks

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA
Date of Interview: July 25, 1988
Length of Interview: 90 minutes

Abstractor: Channell Graham
Date of Abstraction: 1988

Release: Yes

INTERVIEW ABSTRACT
Architect Kenneth Brooks speaks about his midwest childhood, his early architectural influences, his schooling at University of Illinois, and his World War II experiences. He talks about coming to Spokane in 1949, his WWP projects, and his architectural work. Includes discussion on architectural education, and his favorite projects.


Cassette Tape Collection 25
"Creationism vs. Evolutionism" Debate, March 3, 1987

The Gish / Krantz "Creationism vs. Evolutionism" Debate tapes were donated to MASC in June of 2010 (UA 2010-04) by Jerry Gough. The collection consists of two cassette tapes.

Identification Number: 25/1-2
Speakers: Duane Gish, Grover Krantz

Location of Interview: Pullman, WA
Date of Interview: March 3, 1987
Length of Interview: 3 hours, 1 minute.

Abstractor: Barbara Symons
Date of Abstraction: 2011

Release: No

CONTENT NOTES
Creationist scientist Duane Gish and Washington State University anthropology professor Grover Krantz engage in a public debate in WSU's Compton Union Building (CUB) regarding the merits and flaws of creation and evolution theories.


Cassette Tape Collection 26
Johnson, Randall- KWSU interview

The audio cassette containing the KWSU interview with Randall Johnson was donated to MASC in January of 2011 by Tim Marsh. The collection consists of one cassette tape (the only recorded side is Side 2).

Identification Number: 26
Speakers: Randall Johnson

Location of Interview: Pullman, WA
Date of Interview: May 29, 1992
Length of Interview: Undetermined; comprises one tape side so likely less than 45 minutes.

Abstract: None

Release: No

CONTENT NOTES


Cassette Tape Collection 27
Murilla Stilson interview

The audio cassette containing the Larry Wemer interview with Murilla Stilson was donated to MASC in July of 1995 (MS95-26) by Jean Stilson. The collection consists of one cassette tape.

Identification Number: 27
Speakers: Murilla Stilson; Larry Wemer

Location of Interview: Undetermined.
Date of Interview: Undetermined.
Length of Interview: Undetermined.

Abstract: None

Release: No

CONTENT NOTES