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Oral history interviews with Stanford University presidents, provosts, trustees, and more.

Oral Histories

| Project: Faculty, | Project: Leadership
Interviewer: Sheehan, Jim
This interview was conducted in 2017 and is currently in processing. We hope to have it up as soon as possible. Please direct any inquiries to
1988 | Project: Community, | Project: Leadership, | Project: Trustees
Stanford Community
Interviewer: Adams, Judy
John W. Dinkelspiel shares memories of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and a history of his family. Access Interview
2016 | Project: Faculty, | Project: Leadership
Interviewer: Devaney, Patricia L.
This five-part oral history covers the life, career, and reflections of Stanford’s eighth president, Donald Kennedy. Kennedy’s career spanned 60 years and included academia, government service at the federal level, and editorship of a prestigious scientific journal.   Access...
1985 | Project: Leadership, | Project: Remembering Wallace Sterling
President's Office
Staff members who worked with J.E. Wallace Sterling offer recollections of the Stanford University President. Access Interview
1978 | Project: Faculty, | Project: Leadership
Provost, Electrical Engineering
Interviewer: Norberg, Arthur L. et al
Topics covered include Terman's teaching and research career at Stanford University, the National Defense Research Committee, the Harvard Radio Research Laboratory, post-war research at Stanford, and the electronics industry, especially the Hewlett-Packard Company and its founders.   Access...