Donald Rea: World War II as Experience and Memory
van Hurck, Melvin
32 minutes 35 seconds
Cultural History | Military and Veterans Studies | Military History | Oral History | Public History | United States History
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.
Rea, Donald, "Donald Rea: World War II as Experience and Memory" (2019). Linfield University Public History Project: World War II as Experience and Memory. Video File. Submission 24.