Posts for the #Journeys oral history project.

Adele Needham and Kathleen Hohman

By |2019-05-29T10:00:13-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Journeys|

Date: December 18, 2017 Storyteller: Adele Needham (left) Interviewer: Kathleen Hohman (right) Relationship: Friends Adele and Kathy are serious fans of the Outlander books and television series!  In this conversation, they share how their interest began and developed, as well as their observations about Diana Gabaldon’s popular works and characters.

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Brittany Rauch and Matthew Santana

By |2019-05-29T09:47:33-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Journeys|

Date: May 23, 2017 Storyteller: Brittany Rauch Interviewer: Matthew Santana Relationship: Friends Matthew and Brittany met and became friends while working in TCPL Downtown Reference.  Matthew grew up in Gary, Indiana and Brittany is from South Carolina.  Brittany shares memories of her family, her hopes for her future, including her dream of becoming a writer and [...]

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Dinah McClure and Jos N. Holman

By |2019-05-29T09:50:18-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Journeys|

Date: May 2, 2017 Storyteller: Dinah McClure Interviewer: Jos N. Holman Relationship: Friends and Colleagues Dinah grew up in in the small town of Montmorenci, Indiana, and attended  Indiana  University, majoring in French.  Though Dinah didn’t intend to spend her entire working career at Purdue, that’s what she did!  She worked during the tenure of several [...]

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Suzanne Cunningham and Sherri McGlothlin

By |2019-05-29T09:52:16-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Journeys|

Date: April 10, 2017 Storyteller: Suzanne Cunningham (pictured) Interviewer: Sherri McGlothlin Relationship: Colleagues Suzanne and Sherri, both longtime Lafayette residents, trade myriad memories of Lafayette and observations on how it has changed since the 1970s.  Learn about their favorite places to shop (Loeb’s, Ayres), to eat  (McCord’s,  Arni’s, Wells-Yeager-Best Pharmacy!), taking the bus to work and [...]

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Linda Matthews and Greg Hunt

By |2019-05-29T09:39:48-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Journeys|

Date: September 13, 2016 Storyteller: Linda Matthews (left) Interviewer: Greg Hunt (right) Relationship: Mother and Son Linda shares memories of her youth and family, and how different things are in Lafayette from the way they were when she was growing up here.  She worked for the GTE telephone company—as an installer-- worked in CTS microchip, and [...]

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Asuncion Barrera Lopez and Kate Kollman

By |2019-05-29T10:03:06-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Journeys|

Date: September 8, 2016 Storyteller: Asuncion Barrera Lopez (right) Interviewer: Kate Kollman (left) Relationship: Friends Asuncion was born and grew up in Suchilapan Del Rio Veracruz, a small town in northeastern Mexico, one of 11 children in a close and loving family, Her father was a plumber, and because of her excellent grades, she was able [...]

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Frederick S. Meesen and Greg Hunt

By |2019-05-29T10:06:30-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Journeys|

Date: September 8, 2016 Storyteller: Frederick S. Meesen (left) Interviewer: Greg Hunt (right) Relationship: Friends Frederick Meesen hadn’t planned to join the Army after graduating from IU in the early 60s—he wanted to work for an advertising company writing commercial jingles--but that’s where he found himself. His military career took him to Bangkok, Thailand, and to [...]

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Betty M. Nelson and Angela Klink

By |2019-05-29T10:08:57-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Journeys|

Date: August 24, 2016 Storyteller: Betty M. Nelson Interviewer: Angela Klink Relationship: Friends and Colleagues Betty Nelson, former (retired) Dean of Students at Purdue, is interviewed by her friend and colleague, author Angie Klink. Betty talks about her early school days and college years, the importance of public education and the varied opportunities it provides, the [...]

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Barbara Penney and Laura Penney Bade

By |2019-05-29T09:56:01-04:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Journeys|

Date: August 30, 2016 Storyteller: Barbara Penney (left) Interviewer: Laura Penney Bade (left) Relationship: Mother and Daughter After her children were grown and on their own, Barbara Penney, a native of California, decided to pursue a career teaching in China.  Hear how in doing so she discovered her gift for instruction and how her decision to [...]

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