Western Michigan University -- History
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Oral history interview with C. Bassett Brown, first black basketball player to play for Western Michigan, which he did back in the early 1940s. Interview conducted by Lewis Carlson on August 22, 1989, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Brown discusses attending Western Michigan College, influential professors and coaches, and playing basketball on a record-setting team. He also talks about continuing his education after graduating from Western in 1948 to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Oral history interview with Chauncey Brinn, alumnus and former administrator, conducted by Lew Carlson on July 23, 1989 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He discusses his experience working with student financial aid, minority student services units, the MLK Academy, as secretary for the Board of Trustees, and short terms as athletic director. Brinn retired in 1994 from Western Michigan University as vice president emeritus for administrative affairs.
Oral history interview with WMU alumnae Margaret Perry and Monique Coyne, née Jako, conducted by Alan Brown on April 22, 1990. Both women attended Western in the early 1950s. They discuss college life, campus jobs, classes and professors, French Club and its sponsors Frances Noble and Marion Tamin, and the Colophon Club, for students studying librarianship. Margaret received her bachelor’s degree in 1954, Monique in 1955.