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Don Pearson led the Economics Department at Eastern Michigan University from 1969-2009. In this interview, Pearson details the administrative and faculty power structure of Eastern Michigan University during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Pearson was also instrumental in the separation of the Economics Department from the History and Social Science Departments. This interview was conducted for the purpose of gathering primary research for Laurence Smith’s book, Eastern Michigan University: A Sesquicentennial Portrait (1999).
Economics Department, History and Social Sciences Department, Harold Sponberg, Don Drummond, Pray-Harrold, Ypsilanti history, student activism, John Norman Collins, AAUP, Jean Henley
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Smith, Laurence, "Don Pearson, Oral History Interview, 1998" (1998). Oral Histories. 9.