OxyCorps Student/Alumni Interviews Collection

In the Summer of 2012, the Occidental College Special Collections department and four undergraduate interns set out to document college life at Occidental by capturing personal stories of alumni. Starting in the 1930s, the interviews span 70 years and represent at least four generations of the Oxy family. The OxyCorps Student/Alumni Interviews Collection comprises 58 digital video files and transcripts created by interns, students and staff for a series of oral histories conducted in the Summer of 2012. 

This collection exhibit includes biographies and other interview information for each of the alums who participated in the OxyCorps project. It also includes biographies of the four interns, and current Oxy students, who conducted the interviews. 

Videos and transcripts of the interviews are located in the Special Collections department on the third floor of the library. To access them, please contact us.

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