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SDSU Faculty and AdministratorsSan Diego State University Oral Histories

Adams Endowment for the Humanities

Generous funding over the years from the John and Jane Adams Endowment for the Humanities has enabled the SDSU Library to conduct oral histories of San Diego State University faculty, prominent alumni and administrators.

The majority of the interviews were conducted by professional oral historian, Dr. Susan Resnik.

Click here to see available Adams Endowment for the Humanities oral histories.

Additional oral histories pertaining to SDSU are also available in Raising Our Voices, a multimedia project generously funded by the Friends of the Library.


Prominent Local African AmericansCreating Community: African Americans in San Diego

President's Leadership Fund

In conjunction with “Creating Community: African Americans in San Diego” the President’s Leadership Fund generously sponsored the oral histories of Leon Williams, Reverend George Walker Smith, Harold Brown, and Bishop George McKinney. Facilitated and conducted by SDSU Outreach Librarian Gloria Rhodes, the interviews primarily document the political and social struggles and successes experienced by African Americans in San Diego.

Click here to see available President's Leadership Fund oral histories.




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