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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.

Activate the audio recording in the embedded player below. Two pictures of Col. Zetterholm are linked below, and a transcript of the interview may be downloaded at the right.


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.

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Zetterholm 1916 Wesleyana.jpg (19 kB)
Cropped from a larger photo in the 1916 Wesleyana

Zetterholm ca1950.jpg (223 kB)
Scanned from an undated photo found in RG 18-1/15: Student and Alumni