Professor David Axeen, Professor of American Studies - Full Interview

Title

Professor David Axeen, Professor of American Studies - Full Interview

Description

Professor Axeen shares his experiences as both a faculty member and administrator during the 1980s. He reflects on the period as one primarily of preparation. Axeen feels strongly that there was great movement and progress during the period, and that this culminated during 90s activism. In his interview, he recognizes the action of students, the committees formed around diversity, and administrative response. Essentially, Axeen's narrative reveals the nuances of both his experience as a dean and professor committed to diversity during this period. His interview itself and the role he played in the 80s represents the push and pull conversation throughout the decade.

Creator

David Axeen

Source

Occidental College Special Collections & College Archives

Date

2014-03-21

Contributor

Nancy Nguyen

Rights

Property rights reside with Occidental College Library. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Format

Oral history recording

Type

Oral History, sound

Rights Holder

Occidental College

Interviewer

Nancy Nguyen

Interviewee

David Axeen

Entity

CTSJ 320 Culture and Community

Citation

David Axeen, “Professor David Axeen, Professor of American Studies - Full Interview,” History of Equity and Diversity at Occidental, accessed January 17, 2022, https://oxyequitydiversity2014.omeka.net/items/show/147.