Oral History Project

The Retiree’s Council is partnering with senior honor society All Maine Women (AMW) to interview retirees to build an archive of oral histories (stored in Fogler Library Special Collections). The Council’s former long-term member and AMW Alumna Marian Dressler led the development of this project. The AMW have prepared videos of portions of their interviews starting with the 2018/2019 school year.

Individuals Interviewed to date:


  • Mazie Hough, History and Women’s Studies
  • Alfred Leick, Spatial Information and Engineering
  • Barbara Ouellette, Honors College
  • Robert Strong, Maine Business School


  • Mark Anderson, School of Economics
  • Karen Boucias, International Programs
  • Kenneth Palmar, Political Science
  • Rosemary Bamford, Education


  • George Jacobson, Botany and Climate Change Institute
  • Marisue Pickering, Communication Sciences  and Disorders
  • Michael Pullen, Printing and Mailing Services
  • Judith Round, University Development


  • Harold Brown, Cooperative Extension
  • Robert Cobb, Education
  • Nancy MacKnight, English
  • Devon Storman, Lifelong Learning