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BACCUS JAMES 1985 Baccus discusses his involvement in community arts, including his careers as administrator of the Children's Village and as president of the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre. 7/20/2017
BADAL ROBERT 1985 Dr. Badal, Dean of Arts and Humanities, is also Director of the Series for the Performing Arts at Moorhead State University. He describes the Series' history and his involvement as director.  
CANN KAY 1988 Mrs. Cann, a local artist and writer, discusses her involvement with the fine arts in Minnesota and North Dakota and her column on the arts in the Fargo Forum and Midweek Eagle.  
CHRISTIANSEN PAUL J. 1985 Mr. Christiansen is a member of the music faculty and director of the choir at Concordia College. He discusses the music program there, the choir which he directed for many years, and his own compositions.  
COLLINS LLOYD 1988 Mr. Collins discusses his music career in Fargo-Moorhead, including his involvement with the Nels Vogel Company, Elk's Purple Band, and the Fargo Theater.  
CONDELL JAMES 1990 Mr. Condell, a psychology professor at Moorhead State University, discusses his involvement with music.  
DOBERVICH JUNE 1988 Mrs. Dobervich describes her activities with both the Little Country Theatre at North Dakota State University and the Fargo-Moorhead community Theatre. She discusses such factors as the costs of theater production, the types of productions, participants in the program, and the achievements of Alfred G. Arvold. 7/20/2017
FROLUND KEN J. 1985 Mr. Frolund tells of his involvement in set building and administration for the Fargo-Moorhead Theatre and the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. 7/20/2017
GASPER EDDIE 1990 Mr. Gasper, artistic director of the Red River Dance company of Fargo-Moorhead, discusses his youth, his involvement with dance, and his career in New York City.  
GASPER KATHY 1990 Mrs. Gasper, executive director of the Red River Dance Company of Fargo-Moorhead, discusses her childhood, her dance career, and the Red River Dance Company.  
Glasrud Clarence (Soc) 1985 In these interviews Dr. Glasrud discusses his experience both as a student and as a faculty member at Moorhead State. He talks about student housing, social activities, and extra-curricular activities such as the debate team, The Mistic, athletics, dramatics, the Praecepter, and the mock League of Nations. He reminisces about some of his instructors including Joseph Kise, Sliv Nemzek, Flora Frick, and Dan Preston. He discusses candidly the presidential policies of Dr. Snarr and Dr. Knoblaunch, and their effect on the development of the college. Other subjects on which Dr. Glasrud discourses are the fire which destroyed Old Main, the development of the college from a normal school to a teacherÆs college, and the four-year program of the early 1930s.  
GLASRUD BARBARA 1988 Mrs. Glasrud, history professor and director of the Art Department at Concordia College, discusses her role in education and art.  
HANSEN DELMAR J 1985 Dr. Hansen is director of the theatre program at Moorhead State University for 30 years, gives his assessment of a number of regional and local literary figures, including Hamlin Garland, Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, Tom McGrath, and Garrison Kelliar. 7/20/2017
HANSEN RHODA 1985 Mrs. Hansen teaches English at Fargo North High School. She discusses her involvement in the Moorhead State University theatre program which her husband directs. 7/20/2017
HANSON J. ROBERT 1988 Mr. Hanson discusses his career as a music professor at Concordia College, and his work as a conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. He also discusses musical culture in the community.  
HAUGEN CLAIR O. 1985 Dr. Haugen has been director of the Concordia College theatre program since 1960. He discusses the history, growth, and productions of the program. 7/20/2017
HEIFORT MILDRED 1986 Mrs. Heifort discusses a variety of topics related to her home business as a seamstress, including needlework, spinning, etc. Mrs. Heifort is the creator of the Red River Historical Dolls, a major collection of dolls with historic and ethnic costumes, now a part of the Clay County Historical Society collection. 7/20/2017
Johnson Lance 1988 Mr. Johnson discusses his career as an organ builder and restorer, and comments on the use of organs in area churches, theatres, etc. Transcript
KRAUS HILDERGARDE 1987 Mrs. Kraus describes her musical background and her career as a local organist, including work as an organist for silent movie theatres, vaudeville, and 28 years with WDAY television. 7/20/2017
LARSON TED 1988 Mr. Larson, professor at Moorhead State University, discusses his involvement with MSU's Straw Hat Players. He also evaluates some major films. 7/20/2017
LINDE ERLING 1988 Mr. Linde describes his 30 year career as a teacher of music in the Moorhead public schools, and his activities with the Fargo-Moohread Symphony.  
MARTIN DAVID 1990 Mr. Martin, a vocal coach and director for the Fargo-Moorhead civic Opera company, discusses his life and career in the area of music.  
MULLIGAN CATHERINE 1985 Catherine Mulligan, a graduate of Moorhead State University with a masters degree in art, talks of her sculpting career and involvement in the arts in Fargo/Moorhead.  
MURPHY KATHERINE 1984 Mrs. Murphy was chairperson of the Minnesota State Arts Board at the time of this interview. She discusses its goals and activities, and the impact of the arts on the community.  
NASSIF HAZELLE and GEORGE 1988 The Nassifs discuss their involvement with the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater. 7/20/2017
NELSON EVELYN 1985 Mrs. Nelson acted as manager of the F-M Symphony from 1967 to 1984. She discusses early development of the Symphony, changes in directorship, community support, and guest artist series.  
O'ROURKE JAMES 1985 Mr. O'Rourke opened the Rourke Gallery in 1960. It later merged with the Red River Arts Center to form the Plains Art Museum. He discusses community support for the gallery, participating artists, and the growing collection. Transcript
POSSEHL DEWEY 1987 Mr. Possehl discusses his career as a band director in the Moorhead public schools, and his involvement with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony as well as with bands in the community.  
Preston Daniel L. 1984 In this interview, Mr. Preston speaks of early music programs and groups at Moorhead State, the male choruses that he directed, and the recognition these groups received regionally and nationally. He describes the Amphion Chorus, a community group that he directed from its origin, and the development of a Fargo Moorhead performing arts series that grew from interest in this organization. Mr. Preston also discusses his philosophy and techniques in the teaching of vocal music.  
PULICICCHIOM VINCENT 1988 Mr. Pulicicchio, a music teacher in the Moorhead Schools for 35 years, discusses his role in the establishment of the Apollo Strings and its success locally, nationally, and internationally.  
SZEITZ P. RICHARD 1989 Mr. Szeitz, born in Hungary, is professor and chair of the Art Department at Moorhead State University. He discusses his life in Hungary, his move to the United States, the Art Department at MSU, and art involvement locally. Transcript
TEICHMANN H. B. 1985 Mr. Teichmann studied acting at the Academy of Theatre Arts in New York in the early 1900s. He discusses his long involvement in the theatre, including the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre. 7/20/2017
THYSELL PHYLLIS 1985 Mrs. Thysell was instrumental in the development of the Red River Arts Center, which later became the Plains Art Museum. She discusses her involvement in various community arts groups. 7/20/2017
TILTON SHIRLEY 1985 Mrs. Tilton was involved in the Fargo-Moorhead community Theatre from 1955 to 1960. She discusses the background, growth of, and support for the theatre.  
WALSH FREDERICK G. 1988 Walsh discusses his years as a theatre teacher at North Dakota State University, Fargo. He describes his activities in several of NDSU's productions and his philosophy of the theatre and its influence on the students. Transcript