A Cal Band Oral History
This archive contains the oral histories of prominent members of the Cal Band's past, present, and future. The Oral History Project is ongoing, hence, this archive will be continually updated with new and updated interview transcriptions. Check here often for new information.
As a courtesy to the personalities interviewed, we have only placed in this archive interviews which have been reviewed by the interviewee. This archive currently contains transcriptions of interviews with:Larry Augusta
Richard Auslen (4.2 MB pdf)
Dr. James Berdahl (part 1) (part 2)
Dick Erickson (740k pdf)
Bill Isbell (4.7 MB pdf)
Huntley Johnson (684K pdf)
Clark Kerr (1.6 MB pdf)
Ghery D. Pettit (2.2 MB pdf)
Bob Rice (6.2MB pdf)
Bernard Rocca, Jr.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Tellefsen (13 MB pdf)
Herb Towler, first interview
Herb Towler, second interview
Interviews with the following people below have been completed and transcribed, and are currently in review stage. After they have been reviewed, they will be posted to this archive. If you need to read the interview sooner, contact .Larry Anderson
Robert O. Briggs
Various (Jamie Rawson, Rob Rawson, Dan Blick, Mary Alarid, Doug Slaton)
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