This collection includes speeches, presentations, panel discussions, forums, lectures and other significant events recorded between 1951 and 1989 on 7-inch audio tapes and cassettes and retained by the library at Central Washington University for historic preservation. It also includes a lecture recorded on cell phones in 2019.
This recording is a lecture by Dr. Richard Lichtman as part of the 9th annual Spring Symposium on American Values at Central Washington State College in April, 1970. The symposium theme was Pollution:Give Earth a Chance. Recorded April 11, 1970.
This recording features a speech by Stokely Carmichael at a Huey Newton rally on August 22, 1968. Huey was a young black man convicted of murdering police patrolman John Frey in November 1967. Carmichael joined others in the Black Panther party to advocate Huey's release. In this speech, Carmichael also speaks against racism, capitalism, imperialism, and the Vietnam War.
Speaker Marvin Harris Discusses Violence and the University in Anthropological Perspective in a speech made at Central Washington State College on November 20, 1968. 47 minutes
This recording features a speech by Stokely Carmichael, given on April 19, 1967, at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. Here Carmichael speaks out against racism and the Vietnam War. Please note: This recording contains strong language that should be understood within its historical context.
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A panel discussion of the topic of Revolution from the sixth annual symposium at Central Washington State College on April 20, 1967.Sixth Annual Symposium, First Panel Discussion, REVOLUTION.
Panel presided by Professor Charles Blake. Panel Members included Stokely Carmichael, John Dyckman, Sidney Hook, Conor Cruise O'Brien, Robert Mezey, Fred Haley, Fred Stockholder, and Dan McIver.
H. Glenn Hogue
H. Glenn Hogue served as an instructor in the art department at Central Washington College of Education (predecessor to Central Washington University), 1927-1959. Here he recalls his childhood in Ellensburg, Washington, and his time at Washington State Normal School.
The cover image looks southwest toward the Yakima River and the eastern end of Manastash Ridge in 1906. Hogue speaks about this area in his lecture.
Russel Johnson of the American Friends Service speaks about American involvement in Vietnam at a symposium of the Central Washington State College campus on April 14, 1967.
Russell Johnson was employed by the American Friends Service Committee from 1950 to 1984 as Peace Education Secretary in the New England office. He was an energetic speaker on peace and international issues and a tireless organizer of conferences and other activities directed toward better understanding between peoples of the world. He became an expert on issues relating to the Cold War, the Vietnam war, and Asia.
Amanda Hebeler directed Washington State Normal School (WSNS)'s student teaching program between 1924 and 1956. She speaks about the history of WSNS and her memories of working at the school.
Bruce Leroy speaks about first contact between Native Americans and white settlers in central Washington state. He describes linguistic and cultural differences between the two groups.
The cover image shows a teepee from a Yakama Indian encampment near Ellensburg, Washington.
Timothy Leary speaks at a symposium at Central Washington State College in 1963 about The Idea of a College. This symposium was second in a series of symposiums about American values.
Harold Taylor speaks at James Brook's inauguration as President of Central Washington State College about human relationships to the public world and how those relationships were changing. He also talks about the roll college educators must have in the development of citizens.
Harold Taylor first came to national prominence in 1945 when at the age of thirty he was appointed as the third president of Sarah Lawrence College. He was known as one of the most provocative and original thinkers in the field of American education.
Eva Shaw and Arthur J. Damman
A interview by Eugene Harrison with Mrs. A.E. Shaw and Dr. Arthur J. Damman. Recorded at the home of Mrs. A.E. Shaw on June 7, 1955. The two Central Washington pioneers share their knowledge of the Chinook Jargon language, stories about its use, and their experiences with it. In this interview, Eva Shaw and Arthur J. Damman speak about Chinook jargon, or the language used by white and indigenous residents of the Pacific Northwest to trade and interact in the 19th century. Shaw and Damman hold a conversation in Chinook jargon to demonstrate.
The cover image shows Yakama and Nez Perce chiefs in ceremonial dress at Astoria, Oregon, during that city's centennial celebrations in 1911.