History 311: Introduction to Public History

Interviews conducted by students in Introduction to Public History (HIS 311) at Cleveland State University Department of History, supervised by professors Mark Souther and Mark Tebeau.


Adrian Lynum was born in Alabama but his family moved to Cleveland during the bus boycott in 1955. He found his calling later in life and in 2003 became the pastor at Calvary Presbyterian Church. In this 2005 interview, Reverend Lynum discusses his…

Sherril Paul moved to Cleveland at an early age and as she grew up began to volunteer leading walking tours around Cleveland's Playhouse Square theatres. In 1982 she bought Best Conventions, a company that did walking tours and bus tours around…

David Cantrell was born in Shaker Heights in 1952 and later moved to Beachwood. He became involved with the City Mission as a volunteer in 1986 and now works for them full time. In this 2005 interview, Cantrell discusses his early memories of the…

Scott Longert is the sports archivist at the Western Reserve Historical Society. In this interview he discusses the history of the Cleveland Indians, through the team's name changes, park changes and changes in baseball's rules. Longert also…

John Kilbane is the business manager of Builders Union Local 310. In this 2005 interview, Kilbane discusses the history of Local 310 and his work with the union.

Carol Hornick grew up in the Forest Hills neighborhood in East Cleveland. She worked for the Cleveland Ballet, the Western Reserve Historical Society, and the Cleveland Playhouse. In this 2005 interview she discusses her work on WRHS's "Millionaire…