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Interview With Kathleen A. Saadat, Cameron Chambers 2010 Portland State University

Interview With Kathleen A. Saadat, Cameron Chambers

Black United Front Oral History Project

Interview with Kathleen Saadat by Cameron Chambers on March 2, 2010 in Portland, Oregon.

Kathleen discusses how her family provided her with a tradition of camaraderie, social justice advocacy, and education. She also emphasizes how her diverse friendships and relationships opened her up to perspectives that had a great effect on her.


Interview With Frank Wood By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Frank P. Wood 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Frank Wood By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Frank P. Wood

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Frank P. Wood was born in 1949 in Sanford, Maine. His father was Lawrence Wood, a farm machinery salesman, and his mother was Arlene Wood, a secretary and college administrator. He became interested in politics at an early age, working on campaigns throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He served in the Maine legislature from 1977 to 1985, serving on the Taxation and Agriculture committees.

Summary
Interview includes discussion of: meeting Mitchell while Wood was in college at USM; Mitchell and Ken Curtis; working with Larry Benoit on campaigns; Mitchell and Emery in 1982; the tide turning in …


Interview With Willie Mae Hart, Lisa Chere' Donnelly, Heather Jo Burmeister 2010 Portland State University

Interview With Willie Mae Hart, Lisa Chere' Donnelly, Heather Jo Burmeister

Black United Front Oral History Project

Interview with Willie Mae Hart by Heather Burmeister and Lisa Donnelly on February 25, 2010, in Portland, Oregon.

Willie discusses the many important moments in Oregon history such as the Vanport Flood, the debate over the Public Accommodations Act, and presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's campaign visit to Portland in 1960, where he met Willie Mae at an event that she had organized.


Interview With John Baldacci By Andrea L’Hommedieu, John E. Baldacci 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With John Baldacci By Andrea L’Hommedieu, John E. Baldacci

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
John Elias Baldacci was born January 30, 1955, in Bangor, Maine. He attended the University of Maine, Orono, was a member of the Bangor city council from 1978 to 1981, and served in the Maine state senate from 1982 to 1994. In 1994 he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representative and served four terms from 1995 to 2003. In 2003, he became governor of Maine and at the time of the interview was still serving in that capacity. Baldacci’s grandmother and George Mitchell’s mother were sisters.

Summary
Interview includes discussion of: Baldacci’s family …


Interview With Bruce And Nancy Chandler By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Bruce Chandler, Nancy Chandler 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Bruce And Nancy Chandler By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Bruce Chandler, Nancy Chandler

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Bruce Chandler was born May 6, 1931, in Nahant, Massachusetts, to Henry Warwick Chandler and Florence Johnson Chandler. His father worked for General Electric Company and became assistant to the vice president of the Jet Engine Division. His mother was a teacher before marriage, then a homemaker. Bruce went to Bates College, and after graduating in 1953 he was drafted into the armed forces from 1954 to 1956. Later, he attended law school at Georgetown University, then moved back to Maine and became a lawyer in 1961. During twenty-four years being involved in Maine state politics, he served …


Interview With Diane Dewhirst (1) By Mike Hastings, Diane Dewhirst 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Diane Dewhirst (1) By Mike Hastings, Diane Dewhirst

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Diane Dewhirst was born on May 28, 1957, in Framingham, Massachusetts, to Joan Priscilla Audubon and Robert Thornton Dewhirst. She grew up in Boston and Philadelphia. Her father worked in sales for an energy firm. Majoring in journalism at the University of Ohio and then transferring to Northwestern, she was graduated with a degree in political science. She worked on Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign in 1976, as an intern for Common Cause, the Democratic National Committee, and briefly for ABC News on delegate selection rules, covering the 1984 presidential election. She then became press secretary for the Democratic …


Interview With Heather Mitchell (1) By Brien Williams, Heather M. Mitchell 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Heather Mitchell (1) By Brien Williams, Heather M. Mitchell

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Heather McLachlan Mitchell was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, and lived in Paris, France, for fifteen years. She was assistant to the executive director of the Association of Tennis Professionals and subsequently represented professional male tennis players. She relocated from Paris to New York and in 1993 met George Mitchell at the U.S. Open. The two were married in 1994. She later worked independently coordinating tennis events. Once their children started school, she began working as a literary agent at Gelfman Schneider.

Summary
Interview includes discussion of: Heather Mitchell’s career representing professional tennis players; meeting George Mitchell …


Interview With Bob Dunfey By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Robert 'Bob' J. Dunfey, Sr. 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Bob Dunfey By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Robert 'Bob' J. Dunfey, Sr.

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Robert “Bob” Dunfey was born February 9, 1928, in Lowell, Massachusetts. His family, including twelve siblings, was involved in the restaurant business, and later Bob became successful in the hotel business. He bought his first hotel in 1954 and purchased the Eastland Hotel in Portland, Maine, in 1961. He lent his support to numerous campaigns, including George Mitchell’s and Ed Muskie’s, by making rooms and meeting space available in his establishments. He ran Ken Curtis’s campaign for Maine governor; his brother Bill, in New Hampshire, was regional director of the Democratic National Committee at that time.

Summary
Interview …


Interview With Debbie Ward By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Deborah 'Debbie' B. Ward 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Debbie Ward By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Deborah 'Debbie' B. Ward

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Deborah “Debbie” (Bedard) Ward was born in Saco, Maine, on March 22, 1951. She was graduated from Thornton Academy in 1969 and then attended Westbrook College. Subsequently, she worked as a secretary for the Westbrook College Department of Nursing. In 1972, she became involved in reviving the Saco Young Democrats, and in 1973 George Mitchell hired her as the first staff person for his gubernatorial campaign. After Mitchell lost the election to Jim Longley, Ward returned to Westbrook College to work as a house mother. She took the position of calendar clerk for the Maine state legislature, then …


Interview With John Breaux By Brien Williams, John B. Breaux 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With John Breaux By Brien Williams, John B. Breaux

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
John Berlinger Breaux was born in Crowley, Louisiana, on March 1, 1944. He was graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana at Lafayette in 1964 and Louisiana State University Law School in 1967. He served as assistant to U.S. Representative Edwin Edwards. After Edwards resigned in 1972, Breaux was elected to his seat in the U.S. Congress in a special election. He served in the House of Representatives until 1987, when he was elected to the Senate, where he served until 2005. In 1993, Senate Democrats elected him deputy majority whip. Since retiring from the Senate, he has …


Interview With Carl Levin By Brien Williams, Carl M. Levin 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Carl Levin By Brien Williams, Carl M. Levin

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Carl Milton Levin was born June 28, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan. He was graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956 and Harvard Law School in 1959. He practiced law in Detroit and was state assistant police officer and general counsel for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission from 1964-1967. He has been in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat representing Michigan since 1978 and has served on the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, the Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Summary
Interview includes discussion of: Levin’s interactions with Mitchell; …


Interview With John Nale By Mike Hastings, John E. Nale 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With John Nale By Mike Hastings, John E. Nale

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
John Elias Nale was born on September 4, 1949, in Farmerville, Louisiana, to Caroline Theresa (Boles) and Melvin Travis Nale. The family had moved to Louisiana from Bangor, Maine, returning first to Bangor and then to his mother’s home town, Waterville, Maine, during his childhood. He is a second cousin of George Mitchell; his grandmother and George Mitchell’s mother were sisters. Nale is a graduate of the University of Maine, Orono and the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Upon joining the bar, he practiced law in Waterville and Portland, Maine, including practicing law with his three brothers for fifteen …


Interview With Lyn Ballou By Mike Hastings, Ellyn 'Lyn' C. Ballou 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Lyn Ballou By Mike Hastings, Ellyn 'Lyn' C. Ballou

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Ellyn “Lyn” Clemmer Ballou was born in Patterson, New Jersey, on December 8, 1944, to Hazel Hendrickson and John Gerhard Clemmer, Jr. Her father worked for the Philadelphia Electric Company and her mother was a homemaker. Lyn attended Middlebury College, studying languages. She and her husband moved to Maine so he could go to the University of Maine School of Law. She worked at the law firm Pierce Atwood while he attended school, and she worked for Joe Brennan in the District Attorney’s Office, where she met George Mitchell. She later earned her law degree, clerked for Sidney …


Interview With Mike Hastings (2) By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Michael 'Mike' M. Hastings 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Mike Hastings (2) By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Michael 'Mike' M. Hastings

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Michael M. Hastings, a native of Morrill, Maine, graduated from Tilton School (NH) in 1968 and Bowdoin College in 1972. Following a year of graduate study in Public & International Affairs at George Washington University, he worked for seven years as a foreign and defense policy aide to Senator William S. Cohen (1973-1980) and for four years for Senator George J. Mitchell (1980-1984). In October 1984, he joined the international staff of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and moved to Africa. Over a span of eight years, he worked as a CRS development administrator in Kenya, Tanzania, Togo and …


Interview No. 1504, John Romero 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1504, John Romero

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

John Romero got his start in his father’s tax preparation office when he was in the 7th grade. By the age of 14, John and his other siblings would assist their father with tax return preparation. After graduating from Cathedral High School, John worked at a Safeway grocery store, working his way up to different positions within the store. During this time, John and his siblings continued to help their father at his tax business during tax season from January until April. John would work at Safeway, then work at the commissary part time and attend The University of Texas …


Interview No. 1336, Jose Bujanda 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1336, Jose Bujanda

Combined Interviews

Mr. Bujanda education was limited to the third grade because he had to help his father harvest crops; he started working at a very young age in his father’s corn field, his duties included irrigating, planting seeds and harvesting corn; at the age of 15 Mr. Bujanda traveled to Hermosillo to harvest cotton, soon after he traveled to Sonora where he was working as a tractor operator; before becoming a Bracero in 1959, Mr. Bujanda was working as a chauffeur and to this day that is his permanent job; Mr. Bujanda’s first Bracero experience was in Caléxico, California where he …


Interview No. 1503, Carlos Eduardo Casillas 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1503, Carlos Eduardo Casillas

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Carlos attended school in the United States while living in México with his family and at the age of 19, his father decided to move the family to the United States permanently. Carlos Sr. owned a transportation business and Carlos would tinker with the bus ticket machines. His fascination with computers grew and he got a degree in computer science. After college Carlos worked for his father some more before starting his own company, Icon Technologies. Icon Technologies went dormant and Carlos along with his business partner Ruben Ramirez started E.R. Computer Doctors in 2002. At E.R. Computer Doctors, Carlos …


Straparola: The Revolution That Was Not, Dan Ben-Amos 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Straparola: The Revolution That Was Not, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Inspired by Ruth Bottigheimer's 2002 book, Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition, this article examines her proposition that the sixteenth-century Italian author Giovanni Francesco Straparola invented the "rise tale," in which a lowly hero or heroine climbs the socioeconomic ladder with the help of a magical benefactor. It investigates Bottigheimer's evidence for this claim as well as her argument that Straparola's literary invention was a projection of the emerging Italian middles class in the sixteenth century. Contrary to Bottigheimer's proposition, it is found that tales with similar form were told in classical Greece and in medieval …


Introduction: The European Fairy-Tale Tradition Between Orality And Literacy, Dan Ben-Amos 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Introduction: The European Fairy-Tale Tradition Between Orality And Literacy, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

In Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition Ruth Bottingheimer proposes to correct the historical narrative of the emergence of the fairy tale in Europe and to recognize "Straparola's role as an originator in the history of modern fairy tale" (Bottingheimer 2002:3). Giovanni Francesco Straparola (c. 1480-c. 1557) is not exactly an unknown figure in folktale history.1 His book, Le piacevoli notti (Pleasant nights), which appeared in English as The Nights of Straparola (Straparola [1551-1553] 1894), was long recognized as a predecessor of Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti (The tale of tales; published 1634-1636; also …


Ua94/6/5 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Wku Edgar Stansbury, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua94/6/5 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Wku Edgar Stansbury, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Edgar Stansbury.


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