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Title Mertz, Joseph Douglas
Author Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1984-04-24
Date Digitized 2010-04-10
Rights Statement Portions of this interview may only be used for educational or scholarly purposes. All rights in the manuscript and recording, including the right to publish, are reserved to the Colorado College Tutt Library. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH IN ANY FORMAT MUST BE REQUESTED from Special Collections, Colorado College Tutt Library.
Description Joseph Douglas Mertz, a 1938 graduate of Ursinus College, received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1942. After two years teaching law at Dickinson Law School in Carlyle, Pennsylvania, he joined the Political Science Department at Colorado College in 1948, as assistant professor. He became associate professor and chairman of the department in 1953. He served as chairman until 1972 and retired in 1982. In addition to his faculty appointment, he also served the college as legal consultant from 1970 to 1982, and as general secretary from 1982 through 1983. He discusses the effects of McCarthyism during the Gill presidency, the growth of the Political Science Department, the effects of the Block Plan, and his work with President Worner and the Board of Trustees.
Note (admin) Digitized from the original Special Collections Audio tape R50. This interview is part of a larger collection totaling 89 individuals. Interview transcripts converted to PDF/A from Microsoft Word. Other file materials, biographical data sheets, indexes, legal releases scanned from originals and converted to text searchable PDF/A using Fujitsu 4150 scanner and Scandallpro software version 1.5. Scanned at 400 dpi. Photos scanned at 500 dpi and saved as jpeg. There are 131 preservation wave files (44.1 kHz, 16-bit) and 131 delivery mp3 files (128 kbps) in the set. Each file represents up to an hour of material, equivalent to one side of a reel-to-reel tape or both sides of a cassette tape. The 262 files are now located on both of two hard drives in Special Collections, the master drive (A1) formatted for Mac and a backup drive (B1) formatted for PC. (.wav preservation masters created by Tom Sanny using Final Cut Pro. Analog tapes digitized as QuickTime 44k16b .mov files. Dead air edited out and sound levels adjusted ; .wav files exported using FCP QuickTime Conversion tool ; .mp3 files created from .wav files using Switch.) All files are monaural.
Subject (topic) Oral history
Universities and colleges
Faculty
College administrators
Legal consultants
Political science
Subject (corporate name) Colorado College
Colorado College. Dept. of Political Science
Subject (personal name) Mertz, J. Douglas, 1916-2003
Subject (time) 1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Colorado Springs (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Series Title Colorado College Oral History Collection
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:3035
 
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MertzDouglasdm1.wav   master 1 audio/x-wav 327.40MB 0
MertzJDouglas1.mp3   Audio access 1 audio/mpeg 59.39MB 0
MertzJDouglasPhoto.jpg   Photo -- J. Douglas Mertz. Source: Colorado College. Special Collections. Photo File image/jpeg 2.42MB 0
MertzJDouglasaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 2.06MB 0
MertzJDouglasbSummary.pdf   Summary index of interview application/pdf 80.29KB 0
MertzJDouglascTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 251.37KB 0
MertzJDouglasdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 792.02KB 0

 
 
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