Fermilab History and Archives Project

Oral Histories

This database contains descriptions of a few of the oral history interviews conducted by the Fermilab History and Archives Project. Additional interviews will be added in the future. Some interviews are available for streaming online. For further information on the oral history collection, contact the Fermilab Archivist.


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  • Butler, Bill Interview
    Bill Butler worked for MURA from around 1960 until about 1967, when he began working in recruiting for the National Accelerator Laboratory (later Fermilab). He retired from Fermilab around 1998.
    • 2013 October 30 (audio)
  • Cesarano, Frank Interview
    Frank Cesarano began working at the National Accelerator Laboratory (later Fermilab) in 1969. He held several positions during his time at the lab, including Storage Property Management Supervisor, Assistant Support Services Manager, and Business Services Management Assistant. He retired in 2014.
    • 2014 June 26 (audio)
  • Chrisman, Bruce Interview
    Bruce Chrisman began working at Fermilab in September of 1970. He held several positions at the lab, including head of Business Services, Associate Director of Administration, Associate Lab Director, and Chief Operating Officer. He retired in 2012.
    • 2013 January 16 (video)
  • Dixon, Roger Interview
    Roger Dixon joined Fermilab in 1977 as a staff physicist. He served as head of Fermilab's Accelerator Division from 2003 to 2013.
    • 2013 July 30 (video)
  • Gaponenko, Andrei Interview
    Andrei Gaponenko became a Fermilab Wilson Fellow in August 2011. You can find more about him at his HEPName profile.
  • Jindariani, Sergo Interview
    Sergo Jindariani became a Fermilab Wilson Fellow in August 2012. You can find more about him at his HEPName profile.
  • Kim, Young-Kee Interview
    Young-Kee Kim was Fermilab's Deputy Director from 2006 to 2013. You can find more about her at her University of Chicago website and her HEPName profile.
    • 2014 February 4 (video)
  • Oddone, Pier Interview
    Pier Oddone was Fermilab's director from 2005 to 2013. You can find more about him at his HEPName profile.
    • 2013 July 2 (video)
    • 2013 July 8 (video)
  • Oleck, Patricia Interview
    Pat Oleck worked at Fermilab from 1968 to 2014. During her years at Fermilab, Oleck worked in the Director's Office of Planning and Scheduling, in the Contracts Department, in the Theory Department, in the Office of Research and Technology Applications and Fermilab Industrial Affiliates, as a foreign-travel specialist in the Directorate, and as assistant to the Chief Financial Officer.
    • 2014 March 11 (audio)
  • Polly, Chris Interview
    Chris Polly became a Fermilab Wilson Fellow in September 2009. You can find more about him at his HEPName profile.
  • Rebel, Brian Interview
    Brian Rebel became a Fermilab Wilson Fellow in September 2009. You can find more about him at his HEPName profile.
  • Yoo, Jonghee Interview
    Jonghee Yoo became a Fermilab Wilson Fellow in July 2010. You can find more about him at his HEPName profile.