As an educational leadership department chair or college of education dean you are increasingly facing the need to cut budgets and try to develop funds to keep your academic programs afloat. The use of oral history with your education alumni can serve as a way to bridge and remind both the institution and the former graduates of the value the institution gave and still gives to their professional and personal lives. A case study was done using oral histories from college of education graduates during 1960-1969 taken over the period August, 2008- May, 2009. This paper contains information on oral history research and the methodology used in the Arizona State College/Northern Arizona University (ASC/NAU) Oral History Project. The paper then proceeds to discuss the processes used in displaying the information obtained from the oral history interviews, advice on how to use such recordings to promote alumni involvement, and some preliminary results on the findings from the study of the interviews.


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