The collection consists of over one hundred and forty interviews primarily of members of the Barry community, which include faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the university. The interviews capture unique personal perspectives about the founding, development, and growth of the university. Most of the interviews have transcriptions, however the transcriptions may be incomplete or contain errors.
The purpose of the Barry Oral History Project was to provide a living history of persons who had been associated with the University since its founding in 1940, and to research written materials available on campus or at the Adrian Dominican Sisters Archives or elsewhere about the founders, administration, faculty, staff, students and friends for whom there was no oral history. The tapes were to assist in the writing of the history of Barry.
The general plan of the history was to write the events under each executive vice president appointed until 1963 followed by those under each resident President.
This collection is open for research.
Archival collection available at the Barry University Archives and Special Collections.