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Founding Grant

Interviews with members of the Founding Grant Society, an organization that recognizes individuals who provide support for Stanford in their wills, trusts, or other planned gifts. Interviews explore narrators' sense of connection to the university, their most memorable Stanford experiences, the impact of Stanford on their lives, and reflections on change over time at the university. Interviews were conducted in 2009 and 2011.

Oral Histories

2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Brooks, Vicki
Judith Lynn Bradley, Class of 1966, talks about her experiences as an undergraduate transfer student majoring in Latin American Studies. She also discusses how she's stayed connected to Stanford through the years. Access Audio  Access Transcript
2011 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Glasser, Charlotte
Jean Galt Coblentz, Stanford Class of 1947, recalls how she came to Stanford in the midst of World War II. She recalls working for the wife of Stanford's president David Starr Jordan and her freshman year courses. She recalls the sense of community that women had during the war years with so few...
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Gregor, Anne
Stephen Docter, Class of 1956, discusses his time at Stanford as an undergraduate history major and later as a law student.  He recalls his involvement with Stanford Athletics as a student-athlete and later a spectator. Access Interview
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant, | Project: Presidential Families
Alumni
Interviewer: Kiefer, Joyce
Leonard W. Ely, grandson of Stanford President Ray Lyman Wilbur and Stanford Class of 1948, discusses his father's work in the orthopedic department in the Stanford hospital and his undergraduate education as an economics major. He also discusses how he has stayed connected to the university...
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Humburg, Judee
Nancy Farrar, Class of 1950, discusses how she has stayed involved with Stanford through the art museum and recalls her experiences as an undergraduate at the university. Access Audio Access Transcript
2011 | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Lerner, Pam
William R. Farrar graduated from Stanford in 1947 and stayed at the university to attend law school before switching over to the Business School, graduating in 1953. In his interview, Farrar speaks of his first impressions of Stanford and the post-WWII era. Farrar recalls joining the Phi Delta...
2009 | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Brooks, Vicki
Patrick Maveety, Class of 1951, discusses his undergraduate years at Stanford as an art major and his service in the Navy during the Korean War. He later attended graduate school and became a curator of Asian art at Stanford. He describes how he has remained involved at the Cantor Art Center even...
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Brooks, Vicki
Ellen Narver, Class of 1976, describes her time at Stanford as an undergraduate biology major. She recalls living in Rinconada Hall as a freshman and how her undergraduate education prepared her for the future. She discusses how she has stayed connected to Stanford through the friends she made and...
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Humburg, Judee
Frederick Rehmus, MBA 1961, describes how he came to Stanford from Harvard and his involvement with the Cantor Art Center and the Alumni Association. He recalls his time at the Business School and his impressions and memories of various Stanford presidents. Access Audio Access Transcript
2011 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant, | Project: Arts at Stanford
Alumni
Interviewer: Humburg, Judee
Frederick Rehmus, MBA 1961, describes his involvement with the Cantor Art Center and his various other volunteer activities around Stanford, including the Business School Alumni Board and the Alumni Association. Access Audio Access Transcript
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Gregor, Anne
Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, Class of 1944, describes graduating and immediately entering the Armed Forces. He returned to Stanford under the GI Bill and has maintained his connection to the university through fundraising for the Business and Engineering schools. He describes some of the interactions...
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Schofield, Susan
Milton Hoke Ritchie describes his first experience attending a football game at Stanford, his later fellowship at Stanford and how he has stayed connected to the university. Access Audio Access Transcript
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Hanawalt, Carla
Joseph L. Rodgers, Class of 1951, describes his engineering education at Stanford and how he has stayed tied to the university through the School of Engineering and the Hoover Institution. He also recalls student life in the years immediately following World War II. Access Audio Access Transcript
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Kiefer, Joyce
C. Grant Spaeth, Stanford Class of 1954 and member of the 1953 National Championship Golf team, reflects on playing golf at Stanford.  Access Audio Access Transcript
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Glasser, Charlotte
With Marjorie Horcuitz Telleen L. Sherman Telleen, Class of 1952, and Marjorie Horcuitz Telleen, Class of 1952, discuss their time at Stanford as undergraduates and later at the Stanford Business School. They also discuss how they have stayed connected to Stanford, especially through their support...
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Glasser, Charlotte
With L. Sherman Telleen L. Sherman Telleen, Class of 1952, and Marjorie Horcuitz Telleen, Class of 1952, discuss their time at Stanford as undergraduates and later at the Stanford Business School. They also discuss how they have stayed connected to Stanford, especially through their support of...
2009 | Project: Alumni Interviews, | Project: Founding Grant
Alumni
Interviewer: Schofield, Susan
Edwin A. Wells, Class of 1950, describes how his family has remained connected to Stanford, for example, with four generations living in Roble Hall. He describes his participation in the Sigma Chi fraternity and some of the changes he's observed on campus over the years. Access Audio Access...