MSS Jean Moule Papers, 1984-2011
Accession Number: 2012:038
This addition is made up of employment records, photographs, student assignments, and VHS videotape. Focused on the past practice in some Oregon towns of excluding nonwhite Americans from settlement through various “sundown” activities, the student assignments were generated for three of Moule’s courses: TCE 219/519 (Multicultural Issues in Education), TCE 408H (Sundown Towns in Oregon), and TCE 522 (Racial and Cultural Harmony). In addition to essays summarizing research findings, the student work includes photocopies of archival research, reflective self-assessment statements of what was learned in the course, and demographic data compiled about the racial makeup of the various Oregon municipalities examined.
The materials about Moule’s employment mostly pertain to the promotion and tenure process and sabbatical research plan. The six photographs depict Moule with various members of family and students visiting the Toledo History Museum to do historical research. Produced by KBVR-TV, the videotape documents a 1996 student boycott and march at OSU organized by the OSU Black Student Union in response to incidents of racial harassment on campus.
Oral History Interview Part 3
We have now completed the multi-part oral history interview with Professor Moule and Part 3 is now available online:
Title: MSS Jean Moule Papers – Oral History Interview Part 3
Date: May 8, 2012
Description: Jean Moule, professor emerita, OSU College of Education, begins by describing her journey to OSU’s College of Education doctoral program and explaining her activities as a student including her participation in the 1996 student boycott; Moule recalls her feelings and specific experiences of her treatment on campus; she then explains the development of the courses she taught as well as her transition to a faculty member; Moule continues by explaining the Immersion Program she initiated along with her overall workload and continued curriculum development regarding multicultural issues in education – for additional context and depth, Moule includes excerpts from student reflections. In the second half of the interview Moule discusses the book she authored, the tenure and promotion process, and her overall relationship with her department. Throughout the interview Moule describes the challenges she overcame during her time at OSU, specifically the racism she endured, and she reads from an article in which she states various racist scenarios and how to “lighten the load.” Towards the end of the interview, Moule explains one of her favorite activities, geocaching, and she concludes the interview by reading the 2003 commencement speech she gave to OSU graduates.
Women of the Oregon Multicultural Archives Display
Moule, along with 7 other women, is featured in this 2012 Women’s History Month display