The WSU Retirees Association (WSURA) is currently working on a project to collect oral history interviews with faculty, staff, and students from the early days of Wright State. These interviews are available in CORE Scholar, the campus online repository.
In the autumn of 1993, Wright State University had a retiree population of more than 400. Recognizing that this large group wanted contact with the university and with each other, the Wright State University Retirees Association was formed to encourage a continuing relationship between retirees, the University and the community. More information about WSURA, including how to join, can be found on the WSURA homepage.
The oral histories in this collection capture the events of the founding of Wright State University's School of Medicine. The project began in September 1983, in an effort to preserve the history of the School of Medicine through its founders' personal experiences and opinions. The interviews were conducted by James St. Peter, graduate assistant from the History Department at Wright State University, over a two year period of time. The descriptions used in CORE Scholar for each of these interviews were written by St. Peter. These interviews are available in CORE Scholar, the campus online repository.
For more information about the early history of Wright State University, please see Founding and Fulfillment: The History of Wright State University.