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This collection contains oral history interviews, conducted by Frederick I. Olson, Frank Cassell, and J. Martin Klotsche, as part of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's 25th anniversary celebration. The interviewees were officials of UWM, the UW-System, and local and state government, and include Ralph Aderman, Joseph Baier, Ira Baldwin, Harry Franke, Fred Harrington, Frank Horton, Klotsche, Henry Maier, Clifford Smith, Olson, and Frank Zeidler. Most of the interviews focus on efforts in the State legislature and UW Board of Regents to merge the Wisconsin State Teachers College, Milwaukee, and the Milwaukee Extension Division. Other topics include the development of UWM's Colleges and Schools, UWM's independence from UW-Madison, and the 1970 student strike. Seven of the interviews were conducted in 1984 by students in an Applied History course. 

 
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