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Conservatory professor of Voice (1948-1985). Topics include: Circumstances of hiring John Elliot, impressions of faculty/administration, Tully Knoles, individual (not classroom instruction), activity since retirement, private instruction, teaching goals, Conservatory organization and departments, Civil Rights movement, Cluster Colleges, Conservatory Deans from Preston Stedman to Carl Nosse, Music Camp, Opera production, Outcasts of Poker Flat, 50th anniversary celebration, contributions of Pacific to Stockton, Football from last Eddie LaBaron game, A Cappella Choir.

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Spelts, Elizabeth 1999


Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


This oral history is part of the University Of The Pacific Emeriti Society Oral History Collection, MSS 305

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Spelts, Elizabeth Oral History Interview



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