Colonel Maurice E. Zetterholm

Maurice Zetterholm '15
Jerry Bidle
Lee Short '44

Duration: Approximately 61 minutes

The original interview on two sides of a 7" reel-to-reel audio tape, recorded at 3-3/4 inches per second, was converted to digital media by a professional conservator in 2009.

A transcript is available for download above and to the right. Activate the audio recording in the embedded player above. Two photographs are available at the links below.


Maurice E. Zetterholm, a Law graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in the Class of 1915, was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha and Pi Kappa Delta fraternities during his time here. He began studying Law at the University of Illinois in 1913, but decided to transfer to Wesleyan on the advice of his mentor, Illinois Supreme Court Justice C.C. Craig.

Side one of the original tape contains reflections on his personal history, education and business careers. On side two he discusses his military career. The two sides have been combined into one digital recording; the original may be used in the IWU archives if needed.