Orlan Svingen

Historic find is subject of new documentary

Recent discoveries by a WSU history professor and his students may hold the key to an ongoing American West conflict. After nearly 10 years of research, Professor Orlan Svingen, along with students and colleagues in the WSU public history field schools, unearthed an official U.S. government document from 1870 and several supporting records that shed […]

History project showcases rare footage of Washington’s 161st Infantry Regiment

Sometimes you just get lucky. Graduate students Laura Briere and Jared Chastain, along with their faculty adviser, historian Orlan Svingen, were in College Park, Maryland, last spring looking for information about the storied 161st Infantry Regiment when they stepped off the elevator on the wrong floor. It turned out to be a fortunate mistake.