Pace Voices Past and Present: An Oral History of Pace University
Statement of Purpose
Oral histories are conducted to document history through interviews with those that lived it and made it. In 1982-86, the Pace University Archives and Pace University Libraries conducted the initial oral history project, interviewing 26 of the most significant individuals in Pace history up to that time. The recollections of Robert Pace, Charles Dyson, Gustave Lienhard, Joseph Lubin and Dr. Edward J. Mortola, to name just a few, are available in audio and transcript format and serve as an invaluable primary source for information on the roles these individual played in the University’s history.
Our current project, Pace Voices Past and Present, both updates and expands on the original. As in the earlier project, subjects will include some of the important figures in recent Pace history, but our intention is also to interview other, perhaps lesser known but no less important members of the Pace community, including faculty, administrators, staff and alumni. Our objective is to establish an archive of interviews that will present a “slice of life” at Pace and how all members of the Pace community have experienced its history. This is envisioned as an ongoing project.
Audio and/or video recordings and transcripts resulting from these interviews become part of the University’s Digital Commons and its archival collections and are housed in the appropriate repository. They will be made available for use by the University and may be made available to members of the public. Nonexclusive uses include publications, audio/video recording in all existing and future media, interpretive talks, public exhibits, websites, online venues and other media deemed appropriate.
Dan Farkas has taught on the Pleasantville campus of Pace University since 1977.
Charles Wells attended Pace from 1969 to 1972 and graduated with an MBA in Finance and Marketing.
Harold Brown, PhD, taught philosophy as a faculty member at Pace University from 1969 to 2019.
Ann De Falco
Ann De Falco worked on staff in the Birnbaum Library at Pace University from 1998 to 2019.