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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.

Robert Coleman
2020 | Audio | Transcript
Geological Sciences
Project(s): Faculty
Interviewer: Marques, Nadejda
Interview Date: 2017
Robert G. Coleman, Professor Emeritus of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, describes how his research evolved from mineralogy to plate tectonics during a career that bridged Stanford and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Coleman describes his education at Oregon State...
Vint Cerf Photo
2020 | Audio | Video | Transcript
Computer Science
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, Faculty
Interviewer: Gwiazda, Suzanne Butler
Interview Date: 2019
Vinton G. Cerf, Stanford class of 1965 and a professor in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments from 1972 to 1976, reflects on his upbringing and education, his time at Stanford, and his contributions to the development and evolution of the Internet. Cerf describes his early...
Jeanne Friedman Photo
2020 | Audio | Video | Transcript
Alumni
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: Rabine, Merle
Interview Date: 2019
Jeanne Friedman (MA Political Science, 1964; PhD Political Science, 1969) talks about the Graduate Coordinating Committee and graduate student organizing at Stanford, her participation in campus antiwar protests, and her role as an informal spokesperson for the movement. Reflecting on the origins...
Robert Jaffe
2020 | Audio | Transcript
Alumni
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: 2019
Robert Jaffe (1972 PhD Physics) shares memories of his involvement in the founding of the Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues (SWOPSI); his attitudes about the Vietnam War, education, and social change; and his participation in a demonstration against the Stanford Research Institute (...
Georgia Kelly
2020 | Audio | Video | Transcript
SRI
Project(s): The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: Marine-Street, Natalie
Interview Date: 2019
Georgia Kelly is a former employee of the Stanford Research Institute. In this interview, she talks about how meeting intellectually and politically engaged Stanford graduate students led to her activism against the Vietnam War and recalls her involvement with various campus and local groups,...
Andrew Moss Photo
2020 | Audio | Transcript
Alumni
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
Andrew Moss, a PhD student in the Department of Statistics from 1966 until he dropped out in 1969, shares memories of his participation in student activism while at Stanford. He begins by talking about his upbringing in England among members of the “Old Communist Left,” and how his childhood led...
Leslie Rabine Photo
2020 | Audio | Video | Transcript
Alumni
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: Beckman, Caroline; Marine-Street, Natalie
Interview Date: 2019
Stanford alumna Leslie Rabine (1973 PhD French) discusses the factors that led her to participate in activism at Stanford through the Women’s Union and Venceremos and describes teaching the earliest women’s studies courses at Stanford and UC Irvine. Discussing her early life, Rabine describes the...
Merle Rabine
2020 | Audio | Video | Transcript
Alumni
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: Friedman, Jeanne
Interview Date: 2019
Merle Rabine (MA English, 1968) shares memories of his involvement with anti-Vietnam War activism at Stanford, including his efforts to defend faculty member Bruce Franklin during hearings before the Stanford Judicial Council. Arriving at Stanford to begin his graduate studies in 1965, Rabine...
Paul Rupert
2020 | Audio | Video | Transcript
Alumni
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: Marine-Street, Natalie
Interview Date: 2019
Paul Rupert (BA History, 1967) shares memories of his Stanford student years and his work with United Campus Christian Ministries there after graduation, especially his involvement with the draft resistance movement, speaking at the student-trustee forum in March 1969, and participating in the...
Richard Sack Photo
2020 | Audio | Video | Transcript
Alumni
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, The Movement Oral History Project: Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973
Interviewer: Marine-Street, Natalie
Interview Date: 2019
Richard Sack (1972 PhD International Development Education) shares memories of his involvement with anti-Vietnam War protests while at Stanford, including Stop the Draft Week in Oakland, the sit-in at the Applied Electronics Laboratory, and a public pledge he signed to refuse the draft--an action...

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