Linfield University Public History Project: World War II as Experience and Memory


Dorothy Buckingham Adkins: World War II as Experience and Memory

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Wadewitz, Lissa


Guyot, Ruby

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34 minutes 44 seconds

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Cultural History | Oral History | Public History | United States History | Women's History


This interview is an oral history conducted by Dr. Lissa Wadewitz, associate professor of history at Linfield College, and Ruby Guyot, Linfield class of 2019, with Dorothy (Buckingham) Adkins, Linfield class of 1947. The interview took place at Adkins's home on July 8, 2019.

In this interview, Adkins talks in detail about how she arrived at Linfield and what student life was like during the war years. Adkins also discusses her involvement in the war on campus and how the return of war veterans affected campus culture and social life. Adkins describes the classes she took and the jobs she held both on and off campus. Adkins finishes the interview by talking about her career after Linfield, how her friends and family were involved in the war, and what comes to mind when she hears the words "Linfield College."


For a time-stamped overview of the subjects discussed during this interview, refer to the Related Resource link.