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

Title

Donald Rea: World War II as Experience and Memory

Interviewee

Donald Rea

Streaming Media

Interviewer

Wadewitz, Lissa

Interviewer

van Hurck, Melvin

Document Type

Video File

Duration

32 minutes 35 seconds

Publication Date

7-17-2019

Disciplines

Cultural History | Military and Veterans Studies | Military History | Oral History | Public History | United States History

Abstract

This interview is an oral history conducted by Dr. Lissa Wadewitz, associate professor of history at Linfield College, and Melvin van Hurck, Linfield class of 2020, with Donald Rea, Linfield class of 1949. The interview took place at Rea's home in Albany, Oregon on July 17, 2019.

Donald Rea came to Linfield College on the G.I. Bill. In this interview, Rea talks about his time in the military during World War II, how he came to Linfield, and how the return of war veterans influenced campus life. Rea describes in detail Linfield's Greek life, particularly his fraternity Delta Psi Delta, and extracurriculars that he participated in, such as football and theatre. Rea concludes the interview by talking about his career after Linfield, working with both the YMCA and the Scouts.

Comments

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

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