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Dorothy Ramsland interview
Dr. Dorothy Ramsland, Professor Emeritus and Chair of Home Economics. Dr. Ramsland joined the faculty of Western in 1949 to teach Home Economics during President William Haggard's administration. She talked about the early staff. She also talked about the older faculty's positive treatment of new faculty. She discussed faculty women and their accomplishments. She talked about the Faculty Forum. She also discussed President James Jarrett, the Great Books program and the changes wrought by his administration. Dr. Ramsland told anecdotes about Dr. Jarrett. She talked about President Harvey Bunke and the attempt to discontinue Home Economics. She told anecdotes about President Jerry Flora and discussed town and gown relations between Western and Bellingham. Dr. Ramsland discussed President Paul Olscamp, Ralph Thompson, Jim Davis and President Robert Ross. She also discussed various president's "open-door" policy for faculty. She talked about the lack of books at the library as well as librarians Mabel Zoe Wilson and Mildred Herrick. She discussed the campus sculpture collection. Dr. Ramsland talked about the Capital Nomenclature Committee. She also discussed Sam Buchanan as well as the reasons she remained at Western.
Ramslund, Dorothy (interviewee)
Anderson, Kathryn (interviewer)
Western Washington University Centennial Oral History Project records
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