Oral Histories

Golden Age of International House Berkeley CoverI-House Oral Histories

Over the years, interviews with alumni have been captured and documented to preserve the history of our remarkable institution. There are printed transcripts of conversations from alumni featured in The Golden Age of I-House Berkeley: An Oral History of the Post World War II Era, compiled and edited by Jeanine Castello-Lin and Tonya Staros.  View Flipbook 

Pictured below are people featured in interviews archived by the Oral History Center of UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library. We are embarking on a new initiative to interview more I-House alumni for oral histories. If you would like to provide an interview or volunteer to help, please contact Laurie Ferris at lferris@berkeley.edu.

Harry Edmonds

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Harry Edmonds (IH 1919-34)
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Oral History Center

Flora Elizabeth Reynolds

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Flora Elizabeth Reynolds (IH 1930-42)
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Mill Valley Public Library

Emmett J. Rice

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Emmett J. Rice (IH 1946-48)
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New York Times

Jerry Brown

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Jerry Brown (IH 1960-61)
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Brittanica

Allen Carrier Blaisdell

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Allen Carrier Blaisdell (IH 1930-61)
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Bob Lynds

Edith Simon Coliver

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Edith Simon Coliver (IH 1940-43)
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Oral History Center

Marion Ross

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Marion Ross (IH 1946-52)
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Oral History Center

Bartlett & Winifred Heard

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Bartlett & Winifred Heard (IH 1965-71)
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The Bancroft Library