Indiana University History Department Centennial 1994


Indiana University History Department Centennial 1994

In this project, retired professors from the Indiana University Department of History discusses their experiences in the profession. Topics discussed include educational and work history, the history department curriculum, development of the history department over time, prominent people in the department, publishing, teaching, and changes in the student body over time.

9 interviews; Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials



SNAC Resource ID: 6625149

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