Dr. Julian Pleasants



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Date of Interview



History of NSU

History of Libraries and Archives

R/V Gulfstream

Royal Dames of Nova University

Leo Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research

Interviewee(s) Bio

Bob began his career at Nova University in 1971. He was the first Science Librarian. In 1973, he was named Coordinator of Libraries and in 1980, the Director of Libraries. In 1998, Dr. Ovid Lewis (4th President of NSU) appointed him Director of Archives, a post he held until his retirement at the end of June 2015.


This series of interviews was conducted by Dr. Julian Pleasants during the period of 2009-2012 for research in compiling the 50th Anniversary book, The Making of Nova Southeastern University: A Tradition of Innovation, 1964-2014. To read more about the completed book, click here.

Host Institution

Nova Southeastern University - NSU Archives

Archives Location

NSU Archives, Row B, 5, 6.

Format Type

Audio CD

Length of Audio/Video

1st disc: 37:26 minutes. 2nd disc: 36:33 minutes.

File Size

1st disc: 85.6 MB. 2nd disc: 83.5 MB.

Number of Copies

1st disc: 15. 2nd disc: 15.

Date Digitized



Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Leadership | Higher Education | Higher Education Administration | History | Public History


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Interview with Robert Bogorff - NSU Archivist