Over the years a wide range of people have been a part of oral history projects. For some we have recordings, for others only transcirpts. Some were interviewed briefly by students as in the Campfire Girls project. Others sat for an extensive interview with more structured questions as in the Voices of the Past project. Regardless, we see each as a valuable piece of the history of our community. We are working to provide a comprehensive list with easy access to the interview material.  Each name links to what we have for that interview.

Key for project abbreviations:

  • VP – Voices from the Past: Depression and World War II (1992) transcripts, audio, and photos
  • GCAS – Grinnell College American Studies class project (1993)  transcripts and audio (incomplete)
  • IF – Conversations with Iowa Farmers (2013) transcripts only
  • IG – Imagine Grinnell interviews (2015) audio only
  • CG – Campfire Girls Project Interaction (1979) transcripts only
  • GSC – Grinnell Senior Center & Mrs. Bergers Writing Class, date unknown
  • Adams, Virgil
  • Alden, Henry
  • Anderson, Bob
  • Anderson, Doris White
  • Armstrong, Everett
  • Arnold, Margaret
  • Bartachek, Gene & John
  • Beaver, Gene
  • Behrens, Russ
  • Belcher, William
  • Bell, Glenn
  • Berman, Isadore
  • Breiting, Gene
  • Brown, Raymond
  • Burkle, Howard
  • Cameron, Doug
  • Chavez Silva, Monica
  • Clark, Reginald
  • Clausen, Ted
  • Collum, Jackie
  • Cooper, Burton
  • Cramer, Katherine Kintzinger
  • Crooks, Hazel
  • Davis, Gary & Susan
  • De Meulenaere, John
  • Delong, Charles
  • Delong, Kate
  • Devilder, Margaret
  • Dimit, Robert
  • Dimit, Sue
  • Doyle, Bill
  • Dunham, Marian
  • Eisenman, Marie Walker
  • Ellis, Larry
  • Ernst, Elizabeth (Betty) Hempstead
  • Ernst, George
  • Fields, Lola Clark
  • Flanagan, Leo
  • Freeborn, Hazel
  • Gaard, Lamoyne
  • Gale, Grant
  • George, Jim
  • Geurts, Dortha
  • Gosselink, Julie
  • Greenwald, Stan
  • Greenwald, Stanley
  • Grosenbach, Bubs
  • Hammond, Betty
  • Harley, James
  • Harris, Henry
  • Hartzell, Josephine
  • Hartzell, Ray
  • Heinselman, Velma
  • Henriksen, Bruce
  • Hildebrand, Esther
  • Hinegardner, Jean
  • Hiser, Velma
  • Hyde, Veda
  • Jacobs, Mabel
  • Janssen, Verna
  • Johnson, Sally
  • Johnston, Elsie
  • Jones, Al
  • Jones, Ernest
  • Jones, Laverne Clyde
  • Jones, Virgil
  • Keeney, Mrs.
  • Kelley, Irene
  • Kennedy, Adna
  • Klausner, Neal
  • Lannom, Dorothy
  • Leggett, Glen
  • Locay, Kathy
  • Louden, Kathryn
  • Lynch, Mary Ellen
  • Mann, Rev. Leland (interviewed by Porter French)
  • Marcum, Harvey
  • McDonough, Howard
  • McDowell, Arthur
  • McIlrath, Patricia
  • Merck, Gene and Ellen
  • Milburn, Don
  • Mintle, Mike
  • Moffett, Alex
  • Morrison, Lorene Alyce Pearce
  • Moyer, Allan and Shirley
  • Ogata, Dan
  • Otto, Eloise
  • Parish, John
  • Peak, Geoff
  • Pearce, Martin
  • Pedersen, Don
  • Pederson, Augusta
  • Perry, Homer
  • Pfitsch, Emily
  • Pfitsch, John
  • Phillips, Karen
  • Pinder, Dorothy
  • Potts, Lucille
  • Potts, Lucille
  • Puls, Don
  • Raffety, Howard
  • Ramsey, Anna – Voices from the Past, audio and video
  • Reavis, Lucille
  • Rempp, Bill and Marjorie
  • Renfrow Smith, Edith – Video of interview at library Oct. 7, 2015
  • Riley, Ronald
  • Rixen, Walter
  • Robinson, Idona
  • Rutherford, Vaneta
  • Sammon, Carol
  • Schultz, Elisabeth
  • Sears, Richard
  • Simerman, Ruby
  • Sisco, Dorothy Elliott
  • Smith, Max
  • Sparks, Boyd
  • Steele, J.R.
  • Stoakes, David
  • Tinnes, Edna
  • Van Dyke, Lucille Binegar
  • Van Gennep, Ronald
  • Van Ninwigian, Mrs.
  • Weaver, Don and Doris
  • Wellborn, Beryl
  • Wells, Hester Sparling
  • Wheeler, Frank
  • Wieman, Laura
  • Wilson, Beaty
  • Zimmerman, MJ