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See the most recent additions to the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program collections below, or use the fields at the left to search for interviews by keyword, year, project, or format.

Manjula Waldron Photo
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Medical School - Stanford Prevention Research Center
Project(s): Diversity, Alumni Interviews, Faculty
Interviewer: Asfaha, Dina
Interview Date: 2017
Manjula B. Waldron is a PhD alumna of Stanford University’s Department of Electrical Engineering. She currently serves as a consulting professor for the School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center. In this oral history, Dr. Waldron discusses her experiences as one of the first minority women in...
Ed Engleman Photo
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Medical School - Pathology
Project(s): Faculty
Interviewer: Amstutz, Jill
Interview Date: 2018
Edgar G. Engleman, MD, is a professor of pathology and medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the founder of the Stanford Blood Center. In this oral history, he covers his childhood in the Bay Area, his medical training at Columbia and UC San Francisco, his work in...
James Risser
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Communication
Project(s): Faculty
Interviewer: Horton, Larry
Interview Date: 2018
James V. Risser, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the retired director of the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists, reflects on his career and his time at Stanford. Risser recalls his path from practicing law in Nebraska to his career as a journalist in Iowa and Washington...
Lawrence Friedman Photo
2019 | Audio | Video | Transcript
Law
Project(s): Faculty
Interviewer: Brest, Iris
Interview Date: 2017
Lawrence Friedman, the Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at the Stanford Law School, shares memories from his career in legal history. Friedman describes his path from law school at the University of Chicago to the practice of law at a small firm to a career in academia. He speaks about how his...
Betsy Fryberger
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Art Museum
Project(s): Staff, Arts at Stanford
Interviewer: Humburg, Judee
Interview Date: 2018
Betsy G. Fryberger, former curator of prints and drawings at Stanford, shares memories of her forty year career at the Stanford University Museum of Art (later the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford). Fryberger offers information on her family background, art education,...
Margo Horn
2019 | Audio | Video | Transcript
History
Project(s): Women's March Oral History Project
Interviewer: Marine-Street, Natalie
Interview Date: 2017
Margo Horn, a lecturer in history at Stanford, recounts her experience attending the Women’s March in Washington, DC. Horn recalls participating in civil rights, anti-war, and abortion rights protests in the past and how the 2016 election spurred her to protest once again. Horn attended the march...
Nan Keohane Photo
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Political Science
Project(s): Faculty, Pioneering Women
Interviewer: Anderson, Benjamin
Interview Date: 2018
Nannerl O. Keohane, a distinguished political scientist and former president of Wellesley College and Duke University, discusses her early life in the south; her undergraduate and graduate education at Wellesley, Oxford, and Yale; her faculty positions at Swarthmore and Stanford; and highlights of...
2019 | Audio
Project(s): The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: Hayes, Amanda Eve
Interview Date: 2018
Glenda Jones, former employee of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and former president of United Stanford Employees, discusses her involvement in various activist causes during the 1960s and 1970s. Jones highlights her work with the union, her involvement in feminist groups, and her artistic...
SHS Logo
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: Beckman, Caroline
Interview Date: 2018
Susan “Sue” McKevitt begins her oral history by discussing her childhood in New York City and her unique upbringing as a “red diaper baby,” the child of two parents who were part of the American Communist Party. She speaks about her mother’s efforts to run an egalitarian household and her early...
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: Ochavillo, Vanessa
Interview Date: 2018
David Pugh describes how he became involved in activism at Stanford in the late 1960s and discusses how the Stanford chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and other student activists put pressure on the university to end military research that supported the Vietnam War. He also...

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