Esposito, Dr. Bill part 1 (tape #4 side b)

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Tape stock length: 90 min

Running Time: 45min


Dr. Esposito relates stories about his personal relationship with students, and conveys the great sense of pride he felt and still feels for graduates of WCSU. reminiscences about students focuses on those students that have left WCSU and become noteworthy in one way or another
Label Contents: 12/1/1976



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Friel, Jack


Esposito, Dr. Bill


Running Time: 45min

Time Summary

0-10 Min: he was a class adviser; retired in June of 1975; 1968's political climate and how the WCSU student body reacted to it; his relationship with the student body; students desire to protest the Vietnam war, with minimal impact on WCSU; affects of changing the name from Danbury state teachers college to western Connecticut state college; changes in nursing program, one of the first programs to have Saturday classes;

10-20 Min: personal relationship between Mr. Friel and Dr. Esposito, met on a golf course in 1968; specific projects completed under the do-day era; Dr. Esposito's story of how he came to be at WCSU; was offered a job in the science department by Dr. Haas or Dr. Cook, Science was still a general department when he started in the fall of 1948; faculty, when he started, would meet in entirety once every two weeks;

20-30 Min: foundations of summer programs; Higgins opened for classes in the summer session of 1950; tunnels under WCSU and their use by students vs their intended purpose of housing heating pipes; what Old Main was used for in 1948 and what it was referred to then; the student building, Curly Hall, which was a quonset hut, and its many uses;

30-40 Min: the various changes of WCSU and how it happened, does not elaborate on the change itself; first WCSU graduates to get accepted to other graduate programs and the pride he felt; Dr. Haas and athletic programs; other notable students;

40-50 Min: quality of music program and its students; spring weekend, with a float parade, skit night, king and queen, singing competition


Friel, Jack -- interviewer. “Esposito, Dr. Bill part 1 (tape #4 side b).” Jack Friel University History Collection, MS004. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 22 Jan. 2020.


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