Balmer, Don (Professor Emeritus of Political Science, 1952-2000)

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Balmer, Don (Professor Emeritus of Political Science, 1952-2000)

Subject

Oral History

Description

Don Balmer served in the United States Navy during World War II. Throughout his service he completed classes in civil engineering; however, after his release from the Navy following the conclusion of the war, his academic interests shifted to political science. After completing his PhD, Balmer joined the Political Science department at Lewis & Clark College, where he taught from 1952 to 2000. Along with two other professors, Balmer crafted the Education & Discovery program. Additionally, Balmer helped to establish the College’s early study abroad programs by facilitating class trips to Canada. Outside of the College, Balmer’s passion for academics led to his contributing to the Valley Migrant League and the Governor’s Committee on Migrant Children’s Education.

Oral history interview of Lewis & Clark Professor Don Balmer, conducted by Melissa Dean-Treseler on October 15, 2014. History Department, Fall Semester, 2014.

Creator

Lewis & Clark College

Date

October 15, 2014

Format

PDF

Type

Text

Language

English

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Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Melissa Dean-Treseler

Interviewee

Don Balmer

Location

Balmer Residence

Original Format

Audio recording

Duration

01:31:37
http://digitalcollections.lclark.edu/files/original/83640063e2e3bb34204a78957376be01.pdf | http://digitalcollections.lclark.edu/files/original/8002560ff475fd3c763bcb497af34d2c.mp3