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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.

2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Prabhu, Anirudh
Interview Date: 2018
James M. “Jim” Kouzes discusses his early life and career, his work in the field of leadership studies, his interactions with John W. Gardner, and how Gardner influenced his work.
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Abel, Suzanne
Interview Date: 2017
Sharon Percy Rockefeller is the longtime president and CEO of WETA, Washington DC’s flagship PBS station. Married to retired Senator John D. “Jay” Rockefeller IV (D-WVA), she was also the First Lady of West Virginia when her husband served as governor in the early years of their marriage. Her...
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Graduate School of Education
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Abel, Suzanne
Interview Date: 2017
Milbrey McLaughlin, the David Jack Professor Emeritus of Education and Public Policy, shares her memories of working with John W. Gardner and describes aspects of her career in the field of education policy, including the founding of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Feder, Abby
Interview Date: 2017
Lorne Needle, a John Gardner Fellow in 1987, shares his memories of a career in public service and the mentorship John W. Gardner provided.
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Mancini, Nancy
Interview Date: 2017
Ann DeBusk, a longtime friend of John W. Gardner, shares memories of him and the advice he gave her.
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Wyman, Lyn
Interview Date: 2018
Linda Yeung, a John Gardner Fellow from UC Berkeley in 1988-89, shares memories of John Gardner and of the community built by the fellows since his passing.
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Abel, Suzanne
Interview Date: 2018
Billy Trimble, John W. Gardner’s grandson, shares memories of his grandfather. Along with his mother and older brother, Trimble lived with John and Aida Gardner during the 1970s in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Trimble recalls his grandparents entertaining members of Washington society, his grandfather’s...
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Abel, Suzanne
Interview Date: 2018
Sara Meléndez, president and CEO of Independent Sector from 1994 to 2002, reflects on her career in public service and her time at Independent Sector.
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Feder, Abby
Interview Date: 2017
Linda Hawes Clever, MD, MACP, founding president of RENEW and a clinical professor at University of California-San Francisco, discusses her long friendship with John W. Gardner and his family, spanning over thirty years from coast to coast. Dr. Clever speaks of Gardner’s role in the founding of her...
2019 | Audio | Transcript
Project(s): John W. Gardner Legacy Oral History Project
Interviewer: Abel, Suzanne
Interview Date: 2018
Mimi Haas describes her parents’ experience as refugees from Yugoslavia and shares memories of her youth in the Washington, DC, area. She recalls hearing about John W. Gardner and Common Cause during her adolescence and how she later became friends with Gardner and his wife, Aida, after marrying...

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