Lisa Donnelly

Because the best stories start with good history, Lisa Donnelly received her MA (History) from PSU in 2012, focusing on Public History and Medieval Mongolia. In addition to processing the Kwan Hsu Papers and authoring the finding aid, she has provided transcription services for local oral historians. Her largest on-going project is as primary content writer for, an exciting website that explores the intersections of film and history, illuminating ways in which those connections can be used to increase the public’s knowledge of history.

Author's Entries

  • Kwan Hsu (1913-1995)

    Kwan Hsu arrived in Portland in 1964, a newly minted professor tasked not just with teaching at Portland State College (now Portland State University) but also with creating a new biophysics program in the Physics Department. When the United States normalized relations with China, Hsu’s connections on both sides …

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