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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.

Francis Everitt
2022 | Audio | Video | Transcript
Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory
Project(s): Faculty
Interviewer: Fetter, Alexander L.
Interview Date: 2019
C. W. Francis Everitt, Professor (Research) in the W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, shares memories of his career at Stanford as the principle investigator for the Gravity Probe B project. Everitt recalls his childhood in post-World War II England, his education, and his early career as...
Martin E. Hellman
2022 | Audio | Transcript
Electrical Engineering
Project(s): Faculty
Interviewer: Lozano, Noe Pablo
Interview Date: 2020
Martin E. Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, reflects on his upbringing and education; his faculty career at Stanford, especially his contributions to cryptography; and his recent work on nuclear deterrence. Hellman shares memories of his education in the New York City public...
John Lillie Photo
2022 | Audio | Transcript
Board of Trustees
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, Trustees
Interviewer: Schofield, Susan W.
Interview Date: 2020
John Lillie (1959 BS Industrial Engineering; 1964 MS Industrial Engineering; 1964 MBA Graduate School of Business) shares memories of his experiences at Stanford as a student and trustee as well as highlights from his career in the corporate world. Lillie describes his time as an undergraduate at...
Mary Cranston
2022 | Audio | Transcript
Board of Trustees
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, Trustees
Interviewer: Marine-Street, Natalie
Interview Date: 2020
Mary Cranston (1969 BA Political Science, 1975 JD Law School) reflects on her legal career, her undergraduate and law school education at Stanford, and her involvement with the university as an alumna, including her service on the Alumni Association Board, the Law School’s Board of Visitors, the...
Steven A. Denning
2022 | Audio | Transcript
Board of Trustees
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, Trustees
Interviewer: Costello, Paul
Interview Date: 2020
Steven A. Denning (1978 MBA Graduate School of Business), a former chair of Stanford’s Board of Trustees, reflects on his career in business and his continued involvement with Stanford. Denning shares memories of his upbringing and education, including his time at Stanford’s Graduate School of...
Thomas Wasow Photo
2021 | Audio | Transcript
Academic Secretary; Linguistics
Project(s): Faculty
Interviewer: Marincovich, Michele
Interview Date: 2020
Thomas Wasow, the Academic Secretary to the University, Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, and Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, describes his education and research in linguistics and shares memories of his faculty and administrative career at Stanford. Wasow describes...
Isaac Stein
2021 | Audio | Transcript
Board of Trustees
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, Trustees
Interviewer: Thomson, Jan
Interview Date: 2020
Isaac Stein, who served on Stanford’s Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2016 and chaired the Board from 2000 to 2004, speaks about his education, legal and business career, and his extensive and multifaceted service and leadership at Stanford. Stein shares memories of growing up in New York, moving to...
Jeffrey Ullman
2021 | Audio | Transcript
Computer Science
Project(s): Faculty
Interviewer: Marine-Street, Natalie
Interview Date: 2020
Jeffrey Ullman, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford, provides insights about the birth and evolution of the field of computer science from the 1960s to today. He reflects upon his early life and education, his faculty career at Princeton and Stanford, and his research contributions...
Robin Kennedy Photo
2021 | Audio | Transcript
Alumni
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, Presidential Families, Staff
Interviewer: Horton, Larry
Interview Date: 2020
Robin Kennedy speaks about her nearly lifelong connection to Stanford: as an undergraduate and law school alumna, a staff member in the Office of Real Estate Programs, Transportation Programs & Lands Management and the General Counsel’s Office, the wife of former Stanford President Donald...
Gil Masters
2021 | Audio | Video | Transcript
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Project(s): Alumni Interviews, Faculty
Interviewer: Gamlen, Tod
Interview Date: 2020
Gilbert Masters, an emeritus professor (teaching) of civil and environmental engineering, reflects on his time at Stanford as a graduate student in electrical engineering in the 1960s and his career teaching and writing about environmental science and technologies. Masters speaks about his path to...

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