Oral History Entries 31-40

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DORAN, Madeleine (1905-1996)

Professor of English

At UW: 1935-1975

  • Interviewed: 1977
  • Interviewer: Laura Smail
  • Length: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Family background; Education; Inequalities in advancement; English Department personalities: Grace Wales, Helen C. White and Ruth Wallerstein; Teaching vs. research; Institute for Research in Humanities; English Department in 1960s; Freshman English; Relevance of literature courses; Demonstrations and TA Strike of 1970; Helen C. White Hall; Women on faculty; Writing and teaching; English Department guidance for beginning teachers; Retirement activities.

DOREMUS, Robert B. (1915-1982)

Professor of English; Associate Dean of College of Letters and Science

At UW: 1940-1982

  • Interviewed: 1976
  • Interviewer: Laura Smail
  • Length: 6 hours
  • Series: TA Strike, 1970
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Background and education; WWII experience; Functions and Policies Committee; Dean's office supervision of grant applications and use of grant money; Cost sharing; Grants and overstaffing; Hiring and promotion policies; Affirmative action; Recruiting costs; Mark Ingraham; E. B. Fred; Student Life and Interest Committee; Formation of TAA; TAA leaders; Council of Ten; Bargaining experience; Final bargaining sessions before TA Strike of 1970; Effects of Strike on campus; Inflexibility of college budgets.

Transcript available. Format: electronic

DUFFIE, John A. (1925-2005)

Graduate Student; Professor of Chemical Engineering

At UW: 1954-1988

Background; Symposium on solar energy; Attitudes toward research in 1950s and 1960s; Work of Farrington Daniels in Solar Energy Laboratory after retirement; International Solar Energy Society; Life expectancy of solar energy system; History of Solar Energy program; WARF; Money brought into UW by Solar Energy program; Accomplishments of program.

Transcript available. Format: electronic draft

DVORAK, Raymond F. (1900-1982)

Professor of Music; Director of University Band (Husband of Florence Marie Dvorak, #476)

At UW: 1934-1970

  • Interviewed: 1972
  • Interviewer: Donna Taylor
  • Length: 3 hours

Early UW Band history; School of Music; WHA radio; Teaching; More on Band; John Philip Sousa; Recordings and copyright law; Uniforms and Rose Bowl.

Transcript available. Format: electronic, bound paper

DYKSTRA, Lillian (1894-1977)

Wife of Clarence A. Dykstra (President)

  • Interviewed: 1973
  • Interviewer: Donna Taylor
  • Length: 1.5 hours

Welcome to Wisconsin; Student open houses; Visiting notables; Madison friends; Experimental College; Clarence Dykstra as director of Selective Service; Faculty- student relations; Teaching vs. producing; Clarence Dykstra's concern with dormitories; Lillian Dykstra as farmer.

Transcript available. Format: electronic, bound paper

ELWELL, Fayette H. (1885-1980)

Professor of Accounting; Dean of School of Commerce

At UW: 1904-1908; 1911-1955

  • Interviewed: 1972
  • Interviewer: Stephen Lowe
  • Length: 1 hour, 31 minutes

School for Workers; Allen Survey; John R. Commons, Selig Perlman and other faculty; University-Legislature relations; Establishment of separate School of Commerce; Curriculum; Struggle for Commerce Building; Links between UW and state; Wisconsin Center.

Transcript available. Format: electronic, bound paper

EPSTEIN, Leon D. (1919-2006)

Undergraduate Student; Professor of Political Science; Dean of College of Letters and Science

At UW: 1937-1941; 1948-1988

First Interview

  • Interviewed: 1977
  • Interviewer: Laura Smail
  • Length: 4 hours

Experiences as student at UW; UW in 1930s compared with 1960s; Issues during deanship; Social Sciences Divisional Committee; University Research Committee; Dow Protests; Fire bombing of South Hall; Political Science Department; Building program in 1960s; Enrollment growth; Extending campus south of University Avenue.

Second Interview

  • Interviewed: February 8, 2006
  • Interviewer: Matt Levin
  • Length: 1.13 hours
  • IN PROGRESS

Transcript available. Format: electronic draft, bound paper

FAIN, Haskell (1926- )

Professor of Philosophy

At UW: 1956-1991

First Interview

  • Interviewed: 1976
  • Interviewer: Laura Smail
  • Length: 3 hours
  • Series: TA Strike, 1970
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Philosophy Department; Graduate program; Department meetings; Colloquia and peer review; Employment in philosophy; Ford Foundation fellowship program in late 1960s; Relations with TAs and TAA; Philosophy undergraduates; Mermin Committee; Dow Protests; Anti-war stand; Interdisciplinary courses; Decline in quality of UW.

Second Interview

  • Interviewed: 1979
  • Interviewer: Laura Smail
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Series: Humanists at Work
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Interest in philosophy; Writing; Teaching.

Transcript available. Format: electronic draft

FARLOW, Charlotte E. (1944- )

Graduate Student, Spanish

At UW: 1968-1977

  • Interviewed: 1977
  • Interviewer: Laura Smail
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Series: TA Strike, 1970
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Early life and education; Experiences as TA; Mulvihill Committee report; Faculty-graduate student communications; TA Strike of 1970; Anti-war protests; Fellow TAs in Spanish; Teaching techniques; Spanish Department faculty.

Transcript available. Format: electronic

FEINSINGER, Nathan P. (1902-1983)

Professor of Law

At UW: 1929-1973

  • Interviewed: 1976
  • Interviewer: Laura Smail
  • Length: 6 hours
  • Series: TA Strike, 1970

Career, including role as mediator; Lloyd Garrison; Conservative-liberal split in 1930s and 1940s; Fayette Elwell; School for Workers; UW faculty role in beginnings of public sector bargaining in state; TA Strike of 1970.

Transcript available. Format: bound paper - Available in archives only.