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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.


Status
  • Public
Date Range
1995 2019


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

Barry R. Bruns began his ASU career in 1972 as an Accountant in the Comptroller's office. During his 38 years he held various position on all three campuses, including Assistant to the Vice President for Business Affairs, Associate Controller, and Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs (ASU West). His interview was conducted by Vice President for Academic Personnel, Mark Searle on February 20, 2012. 1. Introduction and Background, ASU Career @ 01:00 a. History and Creation of ASU West Campus @ 07:03 b. Legislative role in purchase of land and development of campus @ 08:22 c. Start up in different …

Contributors
Searle, Mark, 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