Program Accomplishments

Past Events

On October 20, 2012, the Rutgers Oral History Archives was invited to speak to the 1st Cavalry Division Association, NY-NJ Chapter in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey where Nicholas Trajano Molnar and Jesse Bradell presented on ROHA's work and how the program's oral history resources are being used in the classroom.

On June 30, 2012, the Rutgers Oral History Archives participated in the World War II Veterans Roundtable at the North County Branch Library (Hunderdon County Library System) in Clinton, New Jersey.  On April 24, 2012, ROHA presented at the Wyckoff Family YMCA's "Roll Call for All Veterans" in Wyckoff, New Jersey.

On December 7, 2011, a memorial service was held in Kirkpatrick Chapel to mark the seventieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Professor William O'Neill was the keynote speaker, with Professor John W. Chambers, II serving as master of ceremonies.  Henry Bultman, Pearl Harbor survivor, and over a hundred veterans, faculty, and staff, were in attendance.

On Veteran's Day 2011, the Rutgers Oral History Archives organized a panel of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, and Iraq/Afganistan veterans to share their experiences, with over 150 undergraduates in attendence at Winants Hall.

In July 2011, Shaun Illingworth and Nicholas Trajano Molnar presented a workshop at the NJVVM.  A lecture, "The Vietnam War from the Cold War Perspective" was given to Newark educators as part of the accompanying educational workshop.

On Veteran's Day 2005, "War, Image and Memory," a three-panel symposium organized by Dr. Fernanda Perrone, Archivist & Head, Exhibitions Program at SC/UA, and Shaun Illingworth, was held in the Pane Room at Alexander Library. 

On Veteran's Day 2003, the ROHA program and the Rutgers University Libraries co-sponsored "Letters from the Front: World War II Correspondence Between Soldiers and their Families," a lecture by distinguished WWII and women's history scholar Dr. Judy B. Litoff.  As part of the publicity for the event, members of the Rutgers community and the public were encouraged to donate their papers to the Special Collections and University Archives.  Several material donors were honored during the program.

On December 7, 2001, a memorial service was held in Kirkpatrick Chapel to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Professor Emeritus Thomas Hartmann, a WWII US Marine Corps pilot, was the keynote speaker.  Professor John W. Chambers, II, served as master of ceremonies. Other presenters included: Rutgers University President Francis L. Lawrence; Robert McCloughan, RC '42, and the Rutgers Alumni Glee Club; Bart Klion, RC '48, and Bert Manhoff, RC '48, co-chairs of the Alumni Coordinating Committee; Rev. John W. Berglund, RC '42; Rev. Wilbur Washington, RC '49; Sandra Stewart Holyoak, former director; Thomas J. Frusciano, University Archivist.

In 1996-97, Professor G. Kurt Piehler and his staff collaborated with the Rutgers Office of Radio and Television to produce an hour long program for the History Channel that drew upon the work of the Rutgers Oral History Archives. The program aired on the History Channel on Sunday, June 29, 1997.