Multimedia gallery

Video tribute

A silent, 7 minute video remembering AVT

Oral history: Alvin Tollestrup interview

An interview of AVT was conducted on November 23, 1987. Below is the 1.5-hour interview in four MP3 tracks.

Track 1Track 2Track 3Track 4

Scanned photos from Janine Tollestrup

Janine scanned hundreds of film images from Alvin’s life. Dive in and let nostalgia take over. See those images here.

We have also made a shorter summary of this set of images, containing about 75 images of Alvin, on this page.

This is the final photo of the CDF collaboration. Can you find Alvin? Thanks to Lina Galtieri for unearthing this fun photo.

Preparing for the 2002 “Tollestrup Xmas” party, we decided to emphasize Alvin’s role in the ongoing Tevatron effort and came out with a poster which was a remake of the famous “Uncle Sam: I want you for the US Army”. There “Uncle Sam” points an accusing finger of moral responsibility in a recruitment poster for the American forces during World War I. In the “Uncle Alvin” version, we had a smiling Alvin and – on the sides – applications of photos of various Fermilab people doing something useful for the collider. It took us and our two (then little) kids Misha and Liza one evening with a lot of fun to make it, find proper photos, cut them with scissors, glue them to the board. Alvin, with his always joyful character was happy as a kid, too – as depicted on the photo on the right.

From Moses Chung

From Rakshya Khatiwada

These photos were taken exactly a month before his passing

From Pier Oddone

Tollestrup’s high school portrait. Contributed by Dave Harding.

Fermilab 2014 Users Meeting honors Alvin Tollestrup

URA Tollestrup Award recipients

The Tollestrup award is given every year during the Fermilab Users’ Meeting. A listing all of the recipients is at the URA website.

Tollestrup and his work

The Alvin Symposium in One West, 2004