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ASU Retirees Association (ASURA) Video History Project Interviews


This collection includes interviews of Arizona State University retirees, including ASU administrators, faculty, and staff. The video interviews were conducted by the ASU Retirees Association (ASURA) beginning in 2001. Videos are approximately 1 hour each.


Date Range
1995 2019


Selected clips from the Video History Project for the 2010 ASURA annual meeting.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2010-04-01

Selected clips from the Video History Project for the 2011 ASURA annual meeting.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2011-04-24

Selected interview clips from 9 separate interviews including Carleton Moore and John Smith for the 2012 annual meeting. Some history of ASU is included.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2012-10-12

Selected clips from the Video History Project for the 2013 ASURA annual meeting.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2013-04-01

Selected clips from the Video History Project for the 2014 ASURA annual meeting.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2014-04-01

Selected clips from the Video History Project for the 2015 ASURA annual meeting.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2015-04-01

Selected clips from the Video History Project for the 2016 ASURA annual meeting.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2016-04-01

Selected clips from the Video History Project for the 2017 ASURA annual meeting.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2017-04-01

Selected clips from the Video History Project for the 2018 ASURA annual meeting.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2018-03-15

Selected clips from the Video History Project for the 2019 ASURA annual meeting.

Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2019-04-01

Charles Allen graduated from ASU in 1960; worked at KAET for four years; moved to Allentown PA; worked in Hollywood for 14 years; returned to KAET in 1980; and retired in 1995 as the third Director of KAET. His interview is divided into three videos: Early Years, ASC/U Years, and KAET Years. There are stories about the name change, the Tempe campus (size and faculty), Kay Gammage and Al Michaels. There are ten Hollywood stories many involving well know Hollywood personages. As Program Director of KAET, Allen recounts two memorable programs: the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Sandra Day O’Conner …

Contributors
Ellis, Robert, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2012-02-02

Doug Anderson came to ASU in the summer of 1979 and joined the newly formed College of Public Programs. He left ASU as the Director of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Important ASU stories include: 1) the birth of the COLLEGE OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS, 2) the Tempe Campus SIZE and working ENVIRONMENT in 1979. 3) the naming of the WALTER CRONKITE School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and 4) the importance of the 1987 accreditation as a turning point for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications The times shown in the following Table of Contents …

Contributors
Godfrey, Don, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2015-03-12

Charlie Arntzen joined ASU in August 2000 as the Florence Ely Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair and retired in 2016 from the School of Life Sciences and Biodesign Institute. Charlie was the founding Director of the Biodesign Institute. Important ASU stories include: 1) the creation of the Biodesign Institute, 2) the design and operation of the Biodesign labs, 3) the development of ZMapp to fight Ebola, 4) The New American University - a discussion of the importance of collaboration, and 5) several comments about Presidents Coor and Crow and Provost Glick PART 1 PRE-ASU YEARS 1. Watching Sputnik @ 0:01:36 2. …

Contributors
Church, Kathy, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2019-05-08

Loretta Bardewyck is the founding Dean of the School of Nursing

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Assoication
Created Date
2002-07-02

Mathew Betz joined ASU in 1961 as a member of the Civil Engineering Department but he spent much of his career in the Provost's Office. Matt was instrumental in the acquiring and early planning of ASU Polytechnic campus. The interview covers Betz's early life in Chicago area, college at Cal Tech and Northwestern majoring in the new field of Transportation Engineering. Early travels to Africa and the Sudan. Teaching career starts at ASU in 1961. Description of ASU Engineering in early days. Project work in Sudan. Assistant Dean in the Graduate College. Teaching/living in Kenya. Evaluating Graduate Programs. Working in …

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam
Created Date
2007-01-12

Vladimir Borovansky, ASU Noble Library Research librarian, joined ASU in May 1968. Interesting stories include: 1) the development of the NOBLE LIBRARY, 2) GOING DIGITAL - progression in the use of digital searching from offline searches to ARPANET to Google, 3), the creation of a Patent Depository Library and 4) an important trait of being a research librarian, i.e., know your audience 1. Czechoslovakia 1948 ~ 1967 (19 minutes 30 seconds long) Vladimir, born 1931, discusses growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Russian occupation. He held a variety of jobs ranging from working in a gold mine to managing a …

Contributors
McIntosh, John, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2015-02-19

Video History interview with Ellamae Branstetter, College of Nursing. Ella discusses helping set up the Nursing program with two others in 1957 and later setting up the Master's Degree Program. Ella grew up in Oklahoma and eventually got her nursing BS degree in 1944. She worked as a nurse in various locations, including stints with Indian Services Hospital and Visiting Nurse Service in Arizona. She earned her Master’s Degree in 1957 and her PHD in 1967. During her tenure at ASU Ella taught classes, founded and was director of a clinic in Scottsdale, and one summer helped train Bolivian Peace …

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2007-01-29

Brent Brown, a faculty member of the School of Public Programs, served for many years as ASU's chief lobbyist. The interview covered a number of topics including: working to get ASU to be viewed as a player at the Legislature and Board of Regents, planning for West Campus, Downtown Campus, and Polytechnic Campus, the arrival of the NFL and becoming a Research 1 University. 1. Early Years - 0:53 2. Early Years at ASU - 2:40 3. Becoming Lobbyist - 7:00 4. Fighting UoA Dominance in Legislature & Board of Regents - 8:24 5. Birth of ASU West Campus - …

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2003-11-24
Contributors
Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2012-02-20

2010 interview covering his early years and multifaceted career as a banker, mayor, Arizona Regent, community leader and ASU supporter. Intro and Early Years @ 00:36 Early Professional Years @ 23:47 City of Tempe @ 39:35 Public Service @ 51:02 Regent @ 53:58 Research Park @ 1:06:32 People who made a difference @ 1:47:00 Still Involved @ 1:53:00 Sun Angels @ 1:54:00 End @ 1:60:00

Contributors
Backus, Charles, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2010-05-29

An interview with ASU President Lattie Coor.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2006-01-24

Troy Crowder was an Assistant to a number of ASU Presidents

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2003-10-22

Interview of Susan Clouse Dolbert covering her early life, her career at Arizona State University, and her career after leaving ASU.

Contributors
Schell, Leon, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2015-06-29

Don Dotts recalls his 41 years at ASU, including 26 years as Director of the Alumni Association. The interview includes stories about Grady Gammage, Homer Durham, and Frank Kush.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2002-07-12

Roy Doyle is a Professor of Education and came to ASU in 1959.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2002-07-29

John Edwards was an Associate Dean in Extended Education and he coordinated the efforts of all off-campus programs and all international study programs.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2003-10-24

An Interview with Bob Ellis, Director of KAET Public Television Station

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2002-07-29

James Elmore was the founding Dean of the College of Architecture. The 2003 Interview covers his early life and career at Arizona State University and the founding of the ASU College of Architecture. Background on the Rio Salado Project is presented.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2003-11-01

Barbara Eschbach came to ASU in 1977 and worked four years as the Administrative Assistant for the Dean of the College of Architecture. In 1981, she moved to Computing Services, eventually becoming Director of IT Facilities and Resources Administration, retiring in 2006. She returned as Program Coordinator for Economic Affairs, again retiring in 2008. As the Facility Manager for IT, she played a key role in the construction of the Computing Commons Building and in the renovation of Old Main to house the campus’ telecommunications hub.

Contributors
Scheatzle, David, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2012-04-24/2012-05-16

Darel Eschbach was Director of Telecommunications and the Tech Shop for IT. He describes the history of computing at ASU from the mid-seventies through Y2K and beyond.

Contributors
Scheatzle, David, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2012-04-12

An interview with Hal Fearon, College of Business.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2007-01-12

Marvin Fisher was on the English faculty.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2007-01-23

Brian Foster came to ASU in 1980 as Associate Professor of Anthropology. He became chair in 1982, then was Dean of the Graduate College from 1986 to 1994. He went on to the University of Nebraska as Dean of Arts and Sciences. He served as Provost at the University of New Mexico ( 2000 - 2005) and at the University of Missouri (2005 - 2014). He is Provost Emeritus and Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Missouri - Columbia. In the interview, Brian describes his early life and education in Dixon IL before entering college at age 28. …

Contributors
Krahenbuhl, Gary, Scheatzle, David
Created Date
2019-04-19

Margaret Gisolo was on the Physical Education Faculty where she taught dance and sports.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2006-01-30

Elmer Gooding joined the Business School where he worked his way up through administrative roles, eventually working in the the Provost's Office.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2007-01-23

Len Gordon was the founding Dean of the Emeritus College. He taught and conducted research in sociology.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2007-12-05

Betty Greathouose joined the Education faculty in 1972.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2007-12-07

An Interview of Eugene Grigsby of the ASU Department of Art covering his life and career.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2007-01-13

Panel Discussion by J. Russell Nelson, Frank Sackton and Brent Brown on the history of ASU during the presidency of Russell Nelson, 1981 -- 1989. Recorded in February 2006. It was a wide ranging discussion including the birth of West Campus, the coming of the Cardinal football team, handling NCAA violations including protecting Jim Brock, moving the research agenda forward toward a Research 1 University

Contributors
Nelson, J. Russell, Sackton, Frank, Brown, Brent, et al.
Created Date
2006-02-26

William Huizingh was an Accounting Faculty member who held a variety of positions within the Business School.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2003-11-24

Ted Humphrey, Philosophy faculty, and Founding Dean of the Honors College.

Contributors
Burke, Janet, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2015-01-06

Richard Jacob was a member of the Physics faculty and Dean of the Emeritus College

Contributors
Gooding, Elmer, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2012-06-13

An Interview with Dan Jankowski, Associate Dean of Engineering and member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty.

Contributors
Ellis, Robert, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2013-04-17

An Interview with Bill Kajikawa, Athletic Coach for ASU

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2002-09-17
Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2002-07-12

Gary Krahenbuhl, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences came to ASU in 1973 as an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and retired in 2003 as Senior Vice President of the University. In the interview Gary discusses the battles with U of A for funding and recognition, keeping the branch campuses under one roof, and several short stores about Lattie Coor and Jim Mayer. In addition much of the interview addresses directly and indirectly Gary’s philosophy of academic administrative leadership. Clip 1 - Pre / Post ASU Years 1. Interview Introduction (00:00:40) 2. Early Life & Education (00:01:21) 3. Why came …

Contributors
Schwalm, Dave, Association, Arizona State University Retirees
Created Date
2012-12-19

Frank Joseph Kush is best known for his outstanding achievements in football, both as an All-American player at Michigan State University and as the head coach of ASU. Upon completion of his two-year commitment to the U.S. Army, Dan Devine, Head Coach at Arizona State, offered Frank an assistant coaching position in 1955 where he served as an Assistant Coach until 1958 when Dan Devine left and Frank assumed the role of Head Coach until 1979.

Contributors
Stevenson, Pam, Agave Productions, Arizona State University Retirees Association
Created Date
2006-01-04