Abstract

In this 2005 interview, William Becker, University Archivist for Cleveland State University, discusses his career as an archivist at CSU since 1974 and also talks about the history of Fenn College. Mr. Becker points to his retrieval of the President's records from Fenn College as one of his most memorable accomplishments as CSU's Archivist. Mr. Becker has also taken oral histories of many professors and administrators from Fenn College. Mr. Becker describes how YMCA technical college at E.22nd and Prospect became Fenn College in 1930; how the College acquired Fenn Tower, formerly the National Town and Country Club building, in 1937-38; and how eventually the State of Ohio took over Fenn College and made it a public university, Cleveland State University, in 1964-65.

Creator

Becker, William (interviewee)

Creator

Clayton, Richard (interviewer)

Project

History 400

Date

11-10-2005

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

49 minutes

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License
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