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On October 7, 2023, students from the EMU Archives and Oral History Program recorded the stories of EMU students past and present. Using the EMU Aerie, the Archives’ mobile oral history recording booth, student oral historians captured the formative experiences and perspectives of EMU alums from a variety of campus eras. Here, alum Lee Hassenzahl (class of 1972) recounts meeting her husband at EMU, working toward her degree in Education, her grandmother’s graduation from Michigan State Normal College, her work with Vietnamese refugees during the War in Vietnam, and the disparity in pay between men and women.

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Eastern Michigan University, EMU Archives, EMU Oral History Program, Homecoming, Athletics

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Lee Hassenzahl, Interview, 2023