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


Peggy Parent Lutz: World War II as Experience and Memory


Margaret Parent Lutz

Streaming Media


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


59 minutes 45 seconds

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Cultural History | Military and Veterans Studies | Military History | Oral History | Public History | United States History | Women's History


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Margaret "Peggy" (Parent) Lutz, Linfield class of 1943. The interview took place at Lutz's home in McMinnville, Oregon on January 29, 2019.

In this interview, Lutz describes her favorite Linfield experiences, such as off-campus dances and weekly chapel, as well as the impact of World War II on campus. She talks about her time as an educator in Myrtle Point, Oregon after college and how she felt the effects of the war there as well. Lutz is a Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy and made her way around Oregon. She goes into detail about her time stationed first in Klamath Falls and then in Astoria. Further on in the interview, Lutz displays gratitude for the liberal arts education she received at Linfield, where she graduated with a double major and double minor. The interview concludes with Lutz describing her post-WWII life and a review of her "Shameless 'Done' List" of all her life’s accomplishments up to the present day.


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