VT Stories Oral History with John Owen, October 22, 2021 (MS2016-015)

Title

VT Stories Oral History with John Owen, October 22, 2021 (MS2016-015)

Description

John Owen was born in Lynchburg, VA to a military family. From his father's work, he moved to California, Greece, Alexandria, VA, and France during his childhood. Though upon retirement, his family settled back in Alexandria, VA where his interest in Virginia Polytechnic Institute began. Having family who previously attended, the choice became natural and Owen entered the class of 1970, though graduated in 1971, studying business management. In this interview, Owen talks about his life leading up to Virginia Tech and stories from his years at the school. Including stories from his rat year, favorite memories, and pranks.

Date

Rights

Permission to publish material from the VT Stories Oral History Collection must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives.

Identifier

Ms2016-015_JohnOwen

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Virginia Tech

Interviewer

Ren Harman

Narrator

John Owen

Location

Holtzman Alumni Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Duration

00:49:42

Citation

“VT Stories Oral History with John Owen, October 22, 2021 (MS2016-015),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed March 5, 2024, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2016-015/Ms2016-015_JohnOwen.