The Suffolk University Oral History Project captures observations and opinions regarding key events and issues in Suffolk University's history. The audio- and videotaped interviews with alumni, faculty, and staff provide a more personal look at the University and the individuals who have helped shape Suffolk into the University it is today.  The collection includes interviews with University founder Gleason Leonard Archer, long-time staff and faculty members, such as Dottie "Mac" McNamara and Patricia "Pat" Brown, and faculty panel discussions. A list of interviews and transcripts is available below.

Visit the Moakley Archive and Institute Digital Collections for access to interview recordings and transcripts.

  • Interviews done to date

    • John Cavanagh SOH-001
    • Robert Bellinger SOH-002
    • Edward J. Bander SOH-003
    • Stephen Hicks SOH-004
    • Myra Lerman SOH-005
    • James E. Nelson SOH-006
    • Gleason L. Archer SOH-007
    • Dorothy MacNamara SOH-009, SOH-014
    • Kenneth Williams SOH-010
    • CLAS Panel SOH-011
    • Patricia "Pat" Brown SOH-012
    • Ed Hartmann SOH-013
    • Catherine Caraher Finnegan SOH-015
    • Donald Goodrich SOH-016
    • John Griffin SOH-017
    • Mary P. Burke SOH-018
    • Charles Kindregan SOH-019
    • Bernard Ortwein SOH-020
    • Walter Johnson SOH-021
    • Herbert Lemelman SOH-022
    • Joseph McCarthy SOH-023
    • John Fenton, Jr. SOH-024
    • Judith Dushku SOH-025
    • Ki C. Han SOH-026
    • Beatrice Snow SOH-027
    • Stefan Platikanov SOH-028
    • Robert Allison SOH-029
    • Han Young Oh SOH-030
    • Norine Bacigalupo SOH-031
    • Richard Pizzano SOH-032
    • John Deliso SOH-033
    • William Polen SOH-034
    • Michael Linquata SOH-035
    • Susan Clark Thayer SOH-036
    • Kenneth Greenberg SOH-037
    • Francis X. Flannery SOH-039
    • James Linnehan OH-065
  • Interviews with: Suffolk University Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

  • Interviews with: Suffolk University Students and Alumni

  • Interview topic: World War II

  • Collecting Policy

    The Suffolk University Oral History project's goal is to collect oral histories that document and preserve the history of the university and its community, using the following criteria:

    • valuable information and observations that may not be a part of the paper, photographic, and audio/video archival collections;
    • a record creator’s statement of the genesis and growth of their archival collection;
    • historical recordings of interviews with creators and persons related to archival and special collection;
    • interviews with eyewitnesses to, participants in or citizens affected by historical events represented in the archival collections.