Guide to the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program Interviews

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
November 2010
Copyright © 2014 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0932
Creator: Stanford Historical Society.
Title: Stanford Historical Society oral history program interviews
Dates: 1999-2014
Physical Description: 16793.6 megabyte(s)
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
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Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives at speccollref@stanford.edu.

Cite As

Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program Interviews (SC0932). Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Contents note

The Stanford Historical Society's Oral History Program explores the institutional history of the University, with an emphasis on the transformative post-WWII period, through interviews with leading faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and others. The project furthers the Society's mission "to foster and support the documentation, study, publication, and preservation of the history of the Leland Stanford Junior University."
Like any primary source material, oral history is not intended to present the final, verified, or complete narrative of events. It is a unique, reflective, spoken account, offered by the interviewee in response to questioning, and as such it may be deeply personal. By capturing the flavor of incidents, events, and personalities, the oral history approach provides details and viewpoints that are not often found in traditional records.
Transcripts in this collection are lightly edited by program staff and by Interviewees to correct grammar and occasional inaccuracies. Audio, however, is not edited. As a result, transcripts do not match recordings verbatim.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged in nine series: Series 1. Alumni Interviews; Series 2. Artists Interviews; Series 3. Athletics Hall of Fame Project; Series 4. Diversity Project Interviews; Series 5. Faculty and Staff Interviews; Series 6. Founding Grant Project Interviews; Series 7. Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Oral History Project; Series 8. Stanford Presidential Families Project; Series 9. Stanford Arts Initiative Project.

Access Terms

Abernethy, David B.
Adams, James L.
Alfaro, Susan Brady
Ames, Robert H. Piestewa
Anderson, James T.
Anderson, T. W. (Theodore Wilbur), 1918-
Andreopoulos, Spyros.
Arrow, Kenneth Joseph, 1921-
Audrain, Calvert
Bacchetti, Raymond F., 1934-
Bacon, Mary Montle
Ballinger, Delphi
Bark, Dennis
Barnes, Arthur P.
Bays, Jerry
Bienenstock, Artie
Bishop, Jonathan
Bishop, Jonathan
Booker, Jayne
Boyd, Harold K.
Bradley, Judith Lynn
Bramcamp, Julie Olson
Brown, Jackie.
Brown, Mary Karen Simmons
Brown, Walter
Bunnell, John
Burciaga, Cecilia Preciado
Bushnell, Kay
Butler, Lew
Butler, Suzanne
Cannell, Roger
Carnochan, W. B.
Carson, Clayborne, 1944-
Chanowitz, Alice Supton
Ching, Wilton
Chowning, John M.
Coblentz, Jean
Cohen, Albert, 1929-
Consear, Pam
Corn, Wanda M.
Dawson, Don
DeBra, Daniel B.
Der, Henry.
Docter, Stephen D.
Dodge, Judith
Dong, Nelson
Doty, Andrew M.
Duff-Brown, Beth
Dunlap, Jim
Eddelman, William Smiley, III.
Ely, Leonard W.
Falchi, John P.
Falcon, Walter P.
Farrar, Nancy L.
Farrar, William R.
Feigenbaum, Edward A.
Fetter, Jane
Fialer, Phil
Flattery, Annette
Flattery, Tom
Fong, Herb.
Fuchs, Victor R.
Gibbons, James F.
Gibbs, James Lowell
Gray, Sharon Harris
Griffin-Jones, Mary M.
Guertin, Richard
Hamburg, David A., 1925-
Hamrdla, G. Robert.
Hancock, John
Harris, Larry
Harvey, Van Austin
Hastorf, Albert H., 1920-
Herrington, Marvin L.
Hill, Patricia
Hoagland, Laurie
Holub, Leo, 1916-2010
Horley, Al
Humberg, Judith L.
Inderbitzen, Anton L.
Ingram, Barbara
Jedenoff, George A.
Kahn, Matt, 1928-2013.
Keating, Ralph
Kelley, David Michael
Kennedy, Donald, 1931-
Kennedy, Jeanne
Kiefer, William C.
Kirst, Michael W.
Knoles, George Harmon
Kojiro, Dan
Krupp, Marcus
Le, Yen
Leckie, James O.
Leonard, Jean McCarter
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-
Lundblade, Frederick Hubert.
Lyman, Jing
Lynch, John.
Lyons, James W.
Maccoby, Eleanor Emmons
Mast, Jack
Maveety, Patrick J.
McAndrews, Rosemary
McCraw, William
McDonald, Marilyn Miller
McIntyre, Bob
McNair-Knox, Faye
Mellini, Peter
Menlove, Frances
Messner, Hal
Miller, Arjay R.
Miller, William F.
Mitchell, Carol Clifford
Mitchell, David W.
Moulton, Bob.
Mukoyama, Wesley
Narver, Ellen
Newell, Dr. J.
Nix, William D.
Nogales, Luis G.
Nordling, Martha.
Ogletree, Charles
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010.
Packer, Nancy Huddleston
Parker, George
Peatman, Angela Brovelli
Petriceks, Juris
Pewthers, Carole
Pewthers, Don
Plunkett, Judith Sterling.
Poras, Jerry I.
Ramsaur, Michael F.
Ransohoff, Jim
Ray, James
Rea, Jay Weston
Regan, Joe
Rehmus, Frederick P.
Rensselaer, Cortlandt Van
Ritchie, Milton Hoke
Robertson, Sandy
Robinson, Norman W.
Rodgers, Joseph L.
Roodhouse, Jim
Rosenzweig, Robert M.
Ross, Elizabeth Boardman
Ruehl, Sonya Hamburg
Ryan, Lawrence V.
Sandke, Terry
Sawyer, Robert
Schimke, Robert T.
Schofield, Susan.
Schwartz, John J.
Serlin, Michael
Severin, Charlotte Wood
Shah, Haresh C.
Sheehan, James J.
Shockley, Hillary.
Smead, Frank
Smith, Marilyn
Smith, Thorn.
Spaeth, C. Grant
Stanford University. Class of 1957.
Staudt, David
Steinhart, John
Stine, Sharon
Stone, Wilfred Healy, 1917-
Stone, Willfred
Straley, Rosemary George
Street, Robert L.
Suppes, Patrick, 1922-
Telleen, L. Sherman.
Telleen, Marjorie Horcuitz
Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982
Tissot, Paula
Tracy, Else Peters
Traugott, Elizabeth C.
Trego, Charlotte Limoges
Triolo, James
Turner, Marshall C.
Turner, Paul Venable
Underdall, Jerry.
Vincenti, Walter G., (Walter Guido), 1917-
Voll, Peter R.
Voss, David
Walters, Dorothy Jane Kidd
Walters, James D.
Walton, Ann
Welch, Michael
Wells, Alison Dice
Wells, David
Wells, Edwin A.
Whitney, Carol
Whittier, Mary Ann Van Berckelaer
Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
Woodward, Denni.
College students--California--Stanford.
Diversity in the workplace--California.
Stanford University--Alumni--Reminiscences.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Administration.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Alumni Interviews 1999-2009

Scope and Content Note

Includes a videocassette and audiocassette of the alumni reunion session held on Oct. 14, 1999; audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with alumni from the class of 1957 done during the class reunions held on campus during the fall quarter, 2007; and audio recordings and transcripts of the Alumni Stories project.
The Alumni Stories project was piloted during Reunion Homecoming Weekend in October 2007, and was repeated in October 2008. Over 60 alumni, most attending their 50th reunions, recounted their memories and stories about undergraduate student life in the 1950s. An additional 15 alumni were interviewed at a Founding Grant Society event in 2009.
Box 1

Accession ARCH-2001-310 Reunion session 1999 Oct 14

Physical Description: 1 videotape (digital)
Physical Description: 1 audiocassette
 

Accession ARCH-2009-056 Alumni Stories 2007

Box 1, Folder 1

Interview list [all class of 1957] and indexes

 

Alfaro, Susan Brady 2007

 

Anderson, James T. 2007

 

Bramcamp, Julie Olson 2007

 

Brown, Mary Karen Simmons 2007

 

Brown, Walter 2007

 

Cannell, Roger 2007

 

Falchi, John P. 2007

 

Gray, Sharon Harris 2007

 

Inderbitzen, Anton L. 2007

 

Leonard, Jean McCarter 2007

 

McGraw, William 2007

 

McDonald, Marilyn Miller 2007

 

Mitchell, Carol Clifford 2007

 

Mitchell, David W. 2007

 

Peatman, Angela Brovelli 2007

 

Petriceks, Juris 2007

 

Rea, Jay Weston 2007

 

Ruehl, Sonya Hamburg 2007

 

Sawyer, Robert 2007

 

Serlin, Michael 2007

 

Stine, Sharon 2007

 

Tracy, Else Peters 2007

Box 1, Folder 25

Walters, Dorothy Jane Kidd and Walters, James D. 2007

 

Whittier, Mary Ann Van Berckelaer 2007

Box 2, Folder 1

2007.1 Interviews with Susan Alfaro, James Anderson, Julie Bramcamp 2007

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (CD)
Box 2, Folder 2

2007.2 Interviews with Mary Brown, Walter Brown, Roger Cannell 2007

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (CD)
Box 2, Folder 3

2007.3 Interviews with John Falchi, Sharon Gray, Anton Inderbitzen, Jean Leonard 2007

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (CD)
Box 2, Folder 4

2007.4 Interviews with Marilyn McDonald, William McGraw

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (CD)
Box 2, Folder 5

2007.5 Interviews with Carol Mitchell, David Mitchell, Angela Peatman 2007

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (CD)
Box 2, Folder 6

2007.6 Interviews with Juris Petriceks, Jay Weston Rea, Sonya Ruehl 2007

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (CD)
Box 2, Folder 7

2007.7 Interviews with Robert Sawyer, Michael Serlin, Sharon Stine 2007

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (CD)
Box 2, Folder 8

2007.8 Interviews with Else Peters Tracy, Dottie Kidd Walters, Jim Walters 2007

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (CD)
Box 2, Folder 9

2007.9 Interview with Mary Ann Whittier 2007

Physical Description: 1 optical disc(s) (CD)
Box 2, Folder 10

Audio files; raw transcripts

Physical Description: 2 optical disc(s) (CD)
 

Alumni Stories 2008

 

Audrain, Calvert

 

Ballinger, Delphi 2008 Oct 9

 

Bays, Jerry 2008 Oct 9

 

Bushnell, Kay 2008 Oct 9

 

Ching, Wilton 2008 Oct 11

 

Dawson, Don 2008 Oct 10

 

Dodge, Judith 2008 Oct 11

 

Dunlap, Jim 2008 Oct 10

 

Fetter, Jane 2008 Oct 9

 

Fialer, Phil 2008 Dec 5

 

Flattery, Annette

 

Flattery, Tom 2008 Oct 9

 

Hancock, John 2008

 

Harris, Larry 2008 Oct 10

 

Hill, Patricia 2008 Oct 12

 

Hoagland, Laurie 2008 Oct 9

 

Ingram, Barbara

 

Jedenoff, George A. 2008 Oct 27

 

Keating, Ralph 2008 Nov 21

 

Krupp, Marcus 2008 Oct 12

 

McIntyre, Bob

 

Mast, Jack 2008 Oct 9

 

Mellini, Peter 2008 Oct 9

 

Menlove, Frances 2008 Oct 10

 

Messner, Hal 2008 Oct 11

 

Newell, Dr. J. 2008 Nov 18

 

Pewthers, Don and Pewthers, Carole 2008 Oct 31

 

Ransohoff, Jim 2008 Oct 12

 

Ray, James & Wells, David 2008

 

Regan, Joe 2008 Oct 10

 

Roodhouse, Jim 2008 Oct 10

 

Ross, Elizabeth Boardman 2008

 

Sandke, Terry 2008 Oct 9

 

Severin, Charlotte Wood

 

Smead, Frank 2008 Oct 10

 

Smith, Marilyn 2008 Oct 10

 

Staudt, David 2008 Oct 12

 

Staudt, David and Ross, Elizabeth Boardman

 

Tissot, Paula 2008 Oct 9

 

Trego, Charlotte Limoges

 

Triolo, James 2008 Oct 12

 

Vincenti, Walter 2008 Oct 9

 

Walton, Ann

 

Whitney, Carol

 

Fialer, Phil 2008 Dec 5

 

Griffin-Jones, Mary M. 2010 May 19

Scope and Content Note

The interview with Dr. Mary Murray-Griffin-Jones covered several topics and even included a few photos from her experience of Stanford University. She explained her family’s long-time connection to the university, including a photograph of her grandfather Augustus Taber Murray, who was an early faculty member of the Classics Department. Dr. Murray-Griffin-Jones told stories about her time as an undergraduate and a medical student at Stanford, describing some of her classmates, classes, and social activities. Finally, she reflected on her participation in the Stanford community after graduation, especially in the Stanford Founding Grant Society.
 

Nordling, Martha 2010 Dec 9

Biography/Organization History

Martha Nordling Eakland was a member of the Class of '41. In spite of her wish to attend UCLA with her friends, the head of the English department at Los Angeles High School and her father got her to Stanford. What followed was a wonderful education enriched by friendships, sports, memorable professors and escapades. She was the president of Women's Council, and she played in Stanford’s first intramural women’s basketball game against University of California-Berkeley.
 

Smith, Thorn 2012 Sep 8

Biography/Organization History

Thorn Smith is a retired fisheries and endangered species attorney. On his graduation from Stanford, he started a diving company in Morro Bay, California and spent about 10 years as a commercial diver. He developed an interest in marine affairs and then marine biology and so he went to law school. He was hired to be a Fisheries attorney for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington, DC. Eventually, he became involved in the very early implementation of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. It was the beginning of a huge period of development in marine science, technology and commercial fisheries.
After five years as a federal fishery manager and attorney, he moved to Seattle which was the hub of American fisheries, offshore fisheries, and represented different groups for the rest of my career. Thorn Smith served on a couple of committees where he worked on issues related to international fisheries and endangered species. He also spent a lot of time lobbying on Capitol Hill relating to fisheries.

Scope and Content Note

In 1961, Thorn Smith was one of three delegates sent by Stanford's Beta Chi chapter to Sigma Nu national fraternity's annual convention. The delegation was charged with trying to get the convention to vote to repeal a clause in the national fraternity's 1868 charter, which forbade membership to people of African descent. Smith and his fellow petitioners were not given a hearing and felt it was clear they were recognized when they asked to speak because the national fraternity had no wish to open discussion of the matter. In November, 1962, the Stanford chapter seceded from the national fraternity in protest of its policy of racial exclusion. Smith recalls his experience leading up to the national convention, being responded to with intense anger at the convention, and the subsequent act of secession. The interview provides insight into the early development of political activism on the Stanford campus in the 1960s.
 

Turner, Marshall C. 2012 Sep 20

Scope and Content Note

In 1959, a year after one member ran over and killed another in the driveway on Big Game Bonfire night, the Beta Chi (Stanford) chapter of Sigma Nu national fraternity was near collapse. A number of freshmen got together in 1960 and pledged the fraternity as a group. They aimed at a diverse pledge class, comprised of as many of the leaders of the class of 1963 as they could attract. It proved to be an unusual fraternity, boasting among its 1963 graduates two Rhodes Scholars, two Wilsons, two Danforths. Along the way, in November, 1962, the chapter seceded from the national fraternity in protest of its policy of racial exclusion. Marshall Turner describes the assembling of the pledge class and the events that led to its departure from the national. The interview provides insight into the early development of political activism on the Stanford campus in the 1960s.

Biography/Organization History

Marshall C. Turner is a former CEO or interim CEO of four technology companies and one broadcasting station. His technology industry experience also includes twenty years as a venture capital fund principal, and an early career as an industrial designer and biomedical engineer. Public and community service has been an important aspect of his life. He has chaired the boards of two national organizations – the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting -- as well as his local school board and public broadcasting station. He has served as a board member of thirty-four organizations -- including twenty-two public or private companies in software, electronics, biotechnology, computer, telecommunication, consumer product, and education markets.
He is currently a member of three public-company and three non-profit boards of directors: Alliance Bernstein Funds, New York (mutual fund family); MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., St. Peters, Missouri (semiconductor and solar substrates, solar power plants); Xilinx, Inc., San Jose, California (programmable logic semiconductors); American Alliance of Museums, Washington DC; George Lucas Educational Foundation, Nicasio, California; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. During his early career, he gained product design experience at Mattel and General Motors, and then served at the National Institutes of Health as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. While a biomedical engineer at NIH, he and a heart surgeon colleague designed an implantable left ventricular heart assist pump, and co-led the team that tested the device through twenty-nine calf implant surgeries, and published several papers on their work.
Mr. Turner was selected one of 17 White House Fellows in 1970, as he completed his MBA. After his fellowship year as a Special Assistant to Elliot Richardson, then Secretary of Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, he remained in Washington as part of the start-up leadership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, heading a coordinative staff of MBAs and attorneys reporting to the first Administrator and Deputy Administrator.
He returned to California in 1973 to begin learning the venture capital business as the associate in a private venture capital firm. Since then, he has been an active technology venture investor based in San Francisco, who often has taken an active leadership role in investments. After co-founding Taylor & Turner Associates, Ltd. in 1981, Mr. Turner was a General Partner managing three related institutional venture capital partnerships through the last one’s completion in 1998. Investments of the firm, and the focus of his subsequent active investing, have been seed and early stage technology-related companies -- usually at their inception.
His first CEO role was for a small, multinational liquid crystal company that he joined as chairman and CEO at the request of its venture investors, shortly after it filed under Chapter Eleven in 1975. The company was successfully reorganized within a year, then over the next three years grew internationally in medical and consumer markets.
Mr. Turner served as Chief Executive Officer of Dupont Photomasks, Inc., [symbol DPMI] Austin, Texas, for three years (2003-2006), and chairman while it was a public company. He had also served as a member of the board of directors since the company’s IPO in 1996, and as interim chairman and CEO for eleven months (1999-2000). Photomasks are a key custom component for the fabrication of semiconductor chips. DPI operated through a tightly coupled global network of ten manufacturing sites in Germany, France, China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. Turner was appointed chairman and CEO in June, 2003, following erosion of the company’s operating and financial performance. Operating metrics and financial results strongly improved during his tenure. Then as the company successfully completed a restructuring of its manufacturing network and research laboratories, he led negotiations that resulted in the Company’s acquisition by Toppan Printing Company, Ltd. for $650 million in 2005.
In 2008-2009, he served as interim CEO of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. [symbol WFR], a global manufacturer of silicon wafers for customers in semiconductor and solar power markets with 2008 revenues of $2 billion.
His public service leadership experience includes membership on the following boards: Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (1997-2006, 2012 to present, chair 2002- 2006 ), the Public Broadcasting Service (1993¬1999, vice-chair 1996-1999); the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1987-1992, chair 1990-1992); KQED, Inc. in San Francisco (1977- 1983, 1985-1988, chair 1985-1987, interim CEO 1993); and election to the board of trustees of his local school board in California in 1977, which he chaired through major reforms in 1979-1981.
Mr. Turner received a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1964, and an M.S. Degree in Product Design, a joint program of Stanford's Art and Engineering Departments, in 1965. He was president of his senior class (1963). In 1970, he received an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School, and received the J. Leslie Rollins Award.
Mr. Turner is married to Ann Curran Turner, an artist and teacher. They have three adult children.
 

Series 2 Artists Interviews 2009

 

Holub, Leo 2009 Apr 7, Jun 30

 

Kahn, Matt 2009 Aug 5

Biography/Organization History

Matt Kahn arrived at Stanford in 1949 at the age of 21. He had been studying at the Cranbrook Academy of Art when then Art and Architecture Department Chair Ray Faulker wrote to Cranbrook for recommendations of someone to teach design as part of Stanford's art curriculum. He has taught at Stanford ever since. Kahn was appointed an assistant professor in 1953, a full professor in 1965, and, in the mid-1960's, along with mechanical engineering Prof. Bob McKim, founded the Joint Program in Design (JPD), with the plan of marrying curricula in design, fine arts and engineering.

Scope and Content Note

"Constructive disobedience" and "fantasy and soul" are two of Professor Kahn's signature design philosophies and he shares how these approaches have framed his teaching, his personal art-making and many of his class assignments. From his setting up complicated still life scenes for his drawing classes, to his later 'Cyclops' lectures and Art 60 pumpkin carving projects, he shares memories of student reactions, interactions and design experiences.
Kahn describes how his presence as a designer and artist has been somewhat of an enigma to other art faculty throughout his career and notes how the early days of launching the undergraduate courses and the graduate JPD curriculum has been a gradual merging of engineering and art/design cultures and political/personal perspectives. He briefly remembers the time when he decided not to return to formal collegiate study to obtain a degree.
Professor Kahn is proud of the professional successes of his former students, among them David Kelley, IDEO founder and former JPD teacher, and Michael Duncan, Director at San Francisco architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Matt talks about Stanford campus – the Quad, in particular – and the many relationships he has developed and maintained with his students and acknowledges how much he learns from and appreciates their presence in his personal and professional lives.
In this interview, Kahn also remembers his years as a design consultant with Eichler Homes and how his year in Cambodia for the US State Department influenced his own product designs and his design aesthetic.
 

Lobdell, Frank 2009 Jul

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview conducted in July 2009 pertaining to Lobdell's time at Stanford. Topics include building Stanford's studio art program, his association with Nathan Oliveira, Keith Boyle and other artists, and his own approach to art.

Biography/Organization History

Frank Lobdell came to Stanford University in 1965 as an Artist in Residence; the following year he joined the faculty in the studio art program. In 1989 he was appointed the Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art and retired from that position in 1991.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Humberg, Judith L.
Lobdell, Frank, 1921-
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010.
Stanford University. Dept. of Art--Faculty.
Art.
Artists.
 

Oliveira, Nathan 2009 Jan 29, May 21

 

Series 3 Athletics Hall of Fame Project 2010

 

Shockley, Hillary and Brown, Jackie 2010 Nov 5

Scope and Content Note

In their interview, Hillary Shockley and Jackie Brown spoke of their high school sports careers and recruitments to Stanford Football. Their experiences encompassed many achievements of the football team, including the 1971 and 1972 Rose Bowls. They discussed their coaches John Ralston and Jack Christiansen, records and statistics, favorite memories of games and teammates, and also some more difficult memories of losses. Finally, the interview looked briefly at Shockley and Brown’s memories of campus social life during their tenure, and what it was like to be an African-American student at Stanford during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
 

Lundblade, Frederick Hubert 2010 Nov 7

Scope and Content Note

In his interview, Frederick Hubert “Rick” Lundblade discussed his trajectory from high school sports through recruitment and his Stanford Baseball Career. Topics explored included the 1983 and 1985 College World Series, and Lundblade’s statistics, records, injuries, and relationships with teammates and head coach Mark Marquess. He also talked about his personal growth and social life, the development of “focus,” personal training, favorite memories, and even a few regrets. Finally, the interview included some exploration of his post-college professional career as a trial lawyer.
 

Lynch, John 2010 Nov 5

Scope and Content Note

In his interview, John Lynch discussed his high school sports career, recruitment, and Stanford Football and Baseball career from 1989-1992. The conversation included the 1990 and 1991 seasons and specific memories of Denny Green, the Aloha Bowl, and Lynch’s decision to switch football positions. From there Lynch talked about how he nearly quit football but Bill Walsh convinced him that he could be a Pro Bowl safety in the NFL, leading to a pro football career in the NFL. Lynch also looked at specific memories of his favorite football and baseball moments, his social life on Stanford campus, and his friends and teammates. Finally, Lynch spoke about his post-Stanford life and family foundation, from the NFL career to the perception of him as “a Stanford guy” to his subsequent professional career as a Fox Sports football commentator.
 

Series 4 Diversity Project Interviews 2009-2013

Scope and Content Note

Launched in 2009, the first phase of the Oral History Project on Racial and Ethnic Diversity at Stanford seeks to recapture what happened in the two decades between the late sixties and the late eighties that initiated and then shaped a significant increase in undergradaute student diversity at Stanford.
 

Abernethy, David 2009 Oct 26

Scope and Content Note

In his interview, David Abernethy discussed the changes in diversity on Stanford campus between the late 1960s and the late 1980s. He explained his role in the events of that time, including “Taking the Mic.” The interview also encompassed Abernethy’s take on the broader context of social change in the United States during that time, the interrelationship of issues of racial equality and protests against the Vietnam War, and the effects of the upheaval on faculty and teaching. Abernethy explored the development of the African and African-American Studies Program and student-led courses on political and social issues (SWOPSI).

Biography/Organization History

David B. Abernethy joined Stanford University’s Department of Political Science in 1965 and became Professor Emeritus at the start of 2003. He received a B.A. in Government from Harvard College in 1959 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A. in Philosophy-Politics-Economics from Oxford (1961), and a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard (1966) on a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellowship.
A specialist in sub-Saharan Africa, Prof. Abernethy regularly taught courses on politics in tropical Africa and southern Africa. His more general interest in relations between currently developing world regions and currently wealthy, powerful countries was reflected in courses on "Controversies over Foreign Aid," "International Dependency," "Colonialism and Nationalism in the Third World," "The World and the West," and "Decolonization in Asia and Africa, 1945-80." He is author of The Political Dilemma of Popular Education: An African Case (Stanford, 1969) and The Dynamics of Global Dominance: European Overseas Empires, 1415-1980 (Yale, 2000).
Prof. Abernethy received two Dean's Awards for distinguished teaching, a School of Humanities and Sciences Award for lifetime achievements in teaching, the Stanford Alumni Association's Richard W. Lyman Award for contributions to alumni, and the University's Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for contributions to undergraduate education.
Prof. Abernethy's University service includes serving as Chair of the Faculty Senate, two terms as Chair of the African Studies Committee, two terms co-chairing the International Relations Program, and a term as President of the Stanford chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In retirement he has occasionally taught a lecture course on "NGOs and Development in Poor Countries." He also set up a no-credit, no-grades International Development Careers Discussion Group, where undergraduates interested in international development meet to talk about their own career aspirations and to hear from others who have devised creative careers in this field.
Abernethy has chaired the Stanford Emeriti Council since 2005, and helped set up a public lecture series for the several hundred faculty and staff emeriti and their spouses who live on campus and in neighboring communities. He has also greatly enjoyed working with the Stanford Alumni Association’s Travel/Study program for over two decades. He has been faculty lecturer on twelve trips to sub-Saharan and North Africa, South Asia, the Indian Ocean, and New Zealand. The most recent, in January, was an around-the-world trip by jet roughly tracing the course of the HMS Beagle, the ship on which Charles Darwin sailed for five years in the 1830s. Recently, Abernethy completed a 5-year term on the Board of Trustees of The Hill School, a private secondary boarding school in Pottstown, Pa. which I attended for three years.
He is married to Susan Getman Abernethy and they have two sons, Bruce and Brad, and four grandchildren.
 

Ames, Robert H. Piestewa 2010 Sep 4

Scope and Content Note

Robert H. Piestewa Ames reminisced about his experience attending Stanford in 1947 from Winslow, AZ., as the only “Indian” at Stanford University at the time. He attended the Stanford Law School after finishing his undergraduate studies.

Biography/Organization History

Robert H. (Piestewa) Ames is the first Native American graduate of the Stanford Law School, the first member of his tribe to become an attorney and former Chief Judge of the Hopi Tribal Court.
A Hopi born and raised in northern Arizona, Ames is recognized as the first Native American graduate of the Stanford University Law School and the first member of his tribe to become an attorney. At the request of the Hopi Tribal Leaders and elders, Ames served as the first Hopi Chief Judge of the Tribal Court on his reservation for almost twenty years. He is well known for his continuous involvement in Native American educational and cultural affairs as well as local Monterey County and Stanford endeavors. A short-term participant in the Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island regarded as a major turning point in Indian political power, he has remained active in the Stanford American Indian and Alumni Association programs. In 1992, by presidential appointment and full U.S. Senate confirmation, he was sworn in by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to membership and eventual chairmanship of the National Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development (IAIA), a college and museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
At Stanford, Ames was a member of the freshman and varsity baseball squads. Recently he served as a member of the Stanford Athletic Board and the Stanford Alumni Association Board of Directors. He began his alumni volunteer service with the athletic department as a volunteer and area chairman of the Buck/Cardinal Club's personal solicitation program. He then went on to serve as a member of the Athletic Board. Ames has been active in numerous reunion efforts for the class of '51 and has worked passionately and tirelessly on every board and in every capacity he has served. He was a member of the Stanford Alumni Association's Board of Directors and Stanford Associates Board of Governors. An ardent supporter of Stanford's Native American Cultural Center, and a mentor for its students, Ames was honored by the center in 2004 when he was inducted into the Multicultural Hall of Fame. Stanford Law School publications have recognized him as a trailblazer for American Indian students at the school. Ames continues his commitment to educate the public and preserve Indian arts and culture by serving as an advisory board member of the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona and a trustee of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, each a nationally recognized southwest museum and research center with emphasis on Native Americans.
In 2011, Ames was awarded the Stanford Medal for more than 50 years of continuous outstanding and significant services to Stanford University.
 

Bacchetti, Raymond F. 2010 Mar 8

 

Bacon, Mary Montle 2010 May 11

 

Bienenstock, Artie 2010 Jul 22

 

Boyd, Harold K. 2009 Jun 22

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview, part of a project on racial and ethnic diversity, was conducted in June 2009. Topics include student life in general, issues important to minority students, and life as a resident faculty member in a dorm complex.

Biography/Organization History

Harold K. Boyd came to Stanford University in 1969, a pivotal time in Stanford history in regard to ethnic and racial diversity. He was an assistant and associate dean of students from 1969 to 1980 and director of the Medical Fund for the Office of Development from 1980 to 1995.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bacchetti, Raymond F., 1934-
Boyd, Harold K.
Stanford University--Students.
Minority college students
 

Bunnell, John 2010 Mar 1

 

Burciaga, Cecilia Preciado 2011 Sep 9

Scope and Content Note

Ms. Cecilia Burciaga was interviewed as part of the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Project on racial and ethnical diversity at Stanford University from the late ‘60s through the 1980s. Over the course of the conversation, Burciaga spoke about the clash between individual and communal success, the victories and difficulties of minorities on university campuses, and Affirmative Action. She discussed her views on international diversity vs. domestic diversity, and her experiences of the Inter-Agency Committee on Mexican American Affairs. Ms. Burciaga also explained her role in the Office of Chicano Affairs and the ethnic community centers and dorms on Stanford campus in general. The interview also included Burciaga’s take on the Women’s Rights Movement and the University Committee on Minority Issues Report.

Biography/Organization History

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga was born in Pomona and her education included a BA in Spanish, English, and Linguistics from CSU Fullerton and later a secondary teaching credential. In 1972 she got a master’s in Policy Studies in Education from UC Riverside. Her early career included social science research for the US Civil Rights Commission in Washington, D.C. Cecilia Burciaga arrived at Stanford in 1974 to become assistant to the president and provost for Chicano affairs during the administration of the late President Richard W. Lyman. For ten years, she and her husband, Jose Antonio “Tony” Burciaga, were the resident fellows for Casa Zapata, the Chicano-theme dorm in Stern Hall.
In twenty years at Stanford, Cecilia Burciaga held many positions including Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Dean of Summer Session, and Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs. When her position as Associate Dean and Development Officer for Student Resources was eliminated due to budget cuts in 1994, protests from all parts of the university community followed.
After leaving Stanford, Burciaga became a founding dean of CSU Monterey Bay, working in the Office of the President and later as Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. She also served on the national level, advocating for Hispanic-Americans and women.
Burciaga died at 67 years old in March 2013 after a battle with lung cancer. She is remembered as an important voice on campus for the Latino population of students and parents. She worked with immigrant parents who felt anxious about sending their children to university, and she helped get the ethnic theme dorms and community centers established for many ethnic minorities in the campus community. Burciaga also pushed for more minority and female admissions in undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as appointments for faculty positions. Cecilia Preciado Burciaga is remembered as someone who would take up causes to fight injustice, and admired as a “person of leadership in the Latino community long before it became fashionable.”
 

Carson, Clayborne 2012 Mar 27

Scope and Content Note

This interview is part of the Diversity Project. Dr. Carson focused on his Martin Luther King Papers Project, and on his part in the African-African American Studies Program, the anti-apartheid divestment movement, and the change in the Western Culture program. He explained some of the difficulties in setting up and managing the Martin Luther King Papers Project, and his hopes for its future. Finally, Dr. Carson reflected on the Stanford environment in general, considering the changes in diversity and the relationships between student body and faculty.

Biography/Organization History

A member of Stanford’s department of history since receiving his doctorate from UCLA in 1975, Clayborne Carson has also served as visiting professor or visiting fellow at American University, the University of California, Berkeley, Duke University, Emory University, Harvard University, the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where during 2009 he was Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of that institution's King Collection.
Dr. Carson’s extensive writings reflect not only his research about King but also his undergraduate civil rights and antiwar activism, which led him to appreciate the importance of grassroots political activity as well as visionary leadership in the African-American freedom struggle. His latest book, Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., is a memoir tracing his life from teenage participant in the 1963 March on Washington to internationally-known King scholar. Carson’s first book, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, published in 1981, remains the definitive history of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the most dynamic and innovative civil rights organization. In Struggle won the Organization of American Historians’ Frederick Jackson Turner Award. His other publications include Malcolm X: The FBI File (1991). Carson also co-authored African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom (2005), a comprehensive survey of African-American history.
In addition to The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Carson’s other works based on the papers include The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998), compiled from the King’s autobiographical writings, A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998), and A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2001).
Dr. Carson wrote “Passages of Martin Luther King,” a play that was initially produced by Stanford’s Drama Department in 1993 and subsequently performed at Dartmouth College, Willamette University, the Claremont Colleges, the University of Washington, Tacoma, and other places. On June 21, 2007, the National Theatre of China performed the international premiere of “Passages” at the Beijing Oriental Pioneer Theatre, and full houses viewed the four subsequent performances of the first drama to bring together Chinese actors and African-American gospel singers. During March and April 2011, the Palestinian National Theater “Al Hakawati” presented the first Arabic production of “Passages” in East Jerusalem, with additional performances in the West Bank communities of Jenin, Nablus, Bethlehem, Hebron, Tulkarem, and Ramallah.
In addition to his books and scholarly writings, Dr. Carson has devoted considerable attention to bringing his research and King’s ideas to broader public attention. Dr. Carson was a senior historical advisor for a fourteen-part, award-winning, public television series on the civil rights movement entitled “Eyes on the Prize” and co-edited the Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader (1991). In addition, he served as historical advisor for “Freedom on My Mind,” which was nominated for an Oscar in 1995, as well as for “Chicano!” (1996), “Blacks and Jews” (1997), “Citizen King” (2004), “Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power” (2005), “Have You Heard from Johannesburg?” (2010) a multipart documentary about the international campaign against apartheid in South Africa, and “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine’ (2013). The Liberation Curriculum initiative that Dr. Carson conceived has become a major source of educational materials about King and the ongoing struggles to achieve peace with social justice, and the King Institute’s enormously popular website -- kinginstitute.info -- reaches a diverse, global audience.
Dr. Carson also collaborated with the Roma Design Group of San Francisco to create the winning proposal in an international competition to design the King National Memorial in Washington, D. C., and he has served as an advisor to the King National Memorial Foundation.
Among the many honors and awards Dr. Carson has received, the honorary degree he received in 2007 from Morehouse College had special meaning because it made him part of the community of Morehouse Men that includes Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sr.
 

Chanowitz, Alice Supton 2011 Sep 8

Scope and Content Note

Alice described how the residential education program developed under her leadership 1978-1993. She described the training and program reviews that involved the resident assistants and resident fellows. She gave examples of the campus programs sponsored and co-sponsored by the Office of Residential Education during her tenure as head.

Biography/Organization History

After graduating from Bryn Mawr College, Alice Supton Chanowitz moved to New York. She taught first grade and went to City College for a Master’s Degree in Education. When she came to Stanford in 1973, she spent half time as secretary to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies and half as support for the Urban Studies Program. During the next two years Chanowitz worked as director of SCIRE (Student Center for Innovation and Research in Education) helping students design independent projects under faculty sponsorship, and co-director of SWOPSI (Stanford Workshops on Political and Social Issues). She moved to Residential Education in 1976 and over the years was promoted to Associate Dean. A highlight of Chanowitz’s life was receiving the Dinkelspiel Award for service to undergraduate education. When her first son came along, she shifted to half-time and shared the Res Ed responsibilities. When her second son was on the way in 1993, she realized that it was time to relinquish the job.
 

Der, Henry 2009 Dec 17

Scope and Content Note

Henry Der was an undergraduate from ’64 to’68, before much of the campus ferment around diversity began. His story presents a sharp and illuminating contrast to those who came to Stanford in 1968 and later. As an undergraduate, he reported feeling alienated from Stanford, as much for socioeconomic as racial reasons and for a time lived off-campus. In the 1980s, he served on the Advisory Board to the Haas Public Service Center; and in the late 1980s he was a member of a team, led by President Norman Francis of Xavier University, that reviewed the University’s responses to the recommendations of the University Committee on Minority Issues and to its self-study of performance under its Institutional Standards on Cultural Diversity. (The report of this team was issued in April 1990.) After graduating, Der served in the Peace Corps and was Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action. These highly involving activities made his connection with Stanford quite tangential after 1968, and his recollections of his post-1968 relationships with the University are faint.

Biography/Organization History

Henry Der is currently the Senior Program Officer with the Four Freedoms Fund. At Four Freedoms Fund, a national funders’ collaborative, Henry Der strategizes with national and state-level immigrant rights groups to secure immigration reform and defend immigrant rights. For more than 22 years, he served as Executive Director of the San Francisco-based Chinese for Affirmative Action, advocating for fairness and equal opportunities in employment, education, voting and access to publicly-supported services for Chinese Americans and other racial minorities. At the California Department of Education, he was the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction with oversight responsibilities for programs that serve at-risk and special needs students. He also served as State Administrator of Emery Unified School District, successfully bringing it out of fiscal bankruptcy. Additionally he has served as the chairperson of the California Postsecondary Education Commission and the State Bar Legal Services Trust Fund Commission. Between 1991 and 2001, he was a commentator for the NPR affiliate KQED-FM, probing issues of race, ethnicity, fairness and accountability in public services.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bacchetti, Raymond F., 1934-
Der, Henry.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Haas Center for Public Service.
Minority college students
 

Dong, Nelson 2009 Oct 25

 

Gibbs, James Lowell 2011 Jan 20

 

Kennedy, Donald 2011 Aug 10

 

Kojiro, Dan 2011 Aug 12

Biography/Organization History

Dan Kojiro graduated from high school in East Los Angeles and attended Stanford for undergraduate studies. He was in the Class of 1974. Although he was not politically active before arriving at Stanford, he eventually became involved in campus student activism, partly because of the political climate of the time and the circumstances at Stanford. He was a co-founder of the Okada theme dorm and helped organize outreach activities in high school to promote Asian American students’ awareness of Stanford and to encourage their application for admission to Stanford. While active in student affairs, Dan Kojiro was also an on-air programmer at the campus radio station, KZSU.

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Leckie, James O. 2011 Oct 28

Scope and Content Note

Professor James O. Leckie was closely involved with the Chicano community on Stanford campus. In this interview, he talked about his background, the recruitment and representation of minority faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as their retention. He also discussed the relationship between the Chicano community and other minority communities.

Biography/Organization History

Professor Leckie has been on the Stanford Environmental Engineering faculty since 1970 and is an environmental chemist interested in the application of chemical principles to the study of pollutants behavior in natural aquatic systems and in engineered processes. His research contributions have been extensive in the areas of adsorption chemistry, human exposure analysis, and membrane science.
In 2005, he became a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and received the American Society of Civil Engineering Rudolf Hering Medal in 1981. Presently, he is co-Director of the Singapore-Stanford Partnership program in Environmental Engineering & Science, and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness at Stanford University. He is also Appointed Chair Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University.
Professor Leckie holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from San José State University (1964), and M.S. (1965) and Ph.D. (1970) degrees in Environmental Sciences from Harvard University.
 

Leonard, Jean McCarter 2011 Jan 7

Scope and Content Note

The interview was conducted by Katherine Toy, a Stanford Historical Society board member and senior manager at the Stanford Alumni Association.

Scope and Content Note

Jean McCarter Leonard discusses her time at Stanford with an emphasis on her experience as one of very few African American students on campus. She talks about dorm life, classroom experience and her interaction with then university president, Wallace Sterling.

Biography/Organization History

Jean McCarter Leonard ’57 is a community volunteer currently living in the Bay Area. She is a consultant to the California State Department of Education and serves on the Alumnae Board of Cap and Gown at Stanford University. She got a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Stanford and a master’s degree in education from the University of Michigan.
Jean McCarter Leonard is married for 54 years to her high school sweetheart, Dr. Fred Leonard, and is the proud parent of two sons, Russell ’84 and Gary, graduate of the National University.
 

McNair-Knox, Faye 2009 Dec 28

 

Nogales, Luis G. 2010 Jan 29

Scope and Content Note

Luis G. Nogales relates his experience as a student and then a senior staff member at Stanford University from 1966 to 1972 when the university began to embrace racial and ethnic diversity. He begins by sharing his experiences growing up in a Mexican American family in San Joaquin Valley, California, and his experiences at San Diego State University. He then talks about how those experiences shaped him prior to coming to Stanford.
He continues with his decision to attend Stanford Law School and the opportunities that afforded him to help recruit Mexican American students. While in law school, Nogales was active in various ways to recruit and bring together Mexican American students. After law school, he served as an Assistant to the President of Stanford University for Mexican American Affairs. He talks about his work with MASC (Mexican American Student Confederation) and MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán). He also describes his relationships with other organizations and other ethnic groups, particularly with African American student groups, not only at Stanford, but at other universities and colleges. He also mentions issues concerning worker’s rights and race relations within the Catholic Church and the Mormon Church at that time. Finally, he describes the differences between the early days of affirmative action and diversity at Stanford from how it is in more recent years.
After leaving Stanford in 1972, Nogales continued to be involved with the university in various roles, including serving on the Board of Visitors of the Law School and the Board of Visitors of the Libraries. He was the Founding Chair of the Stanford Center for Public Service and a member of the Board of Trustees. In addition to these experiences, he talks about a recent class action lawsuit against Texaco and how things changed in the country over time regarding diversity and affirmative action.

Biography/Organization History

Over a period of 30 years, Luis G. Nogales has built a broad and successful record as a senior operating executive and as a private equity fund manager. Moreover, he has enhanced his business acumen and network by serving on the boards of directors of public and private companies. He has served on the investment committees of the board of directors of non-profit institutions with investment portfolios in excess of $75 billion, which include the Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, and Stanford University. In addition, Nogales has strong ties to the Hispanic community within the United States and Mexico. Already, his knowledge of and relationships within these population segments have led to significant deal flow for companies with products and services directed to Hispanic consumers, which is the fastest growing population group and purchasing power consumer segment in the country. A summary of the private equity investments in which Nogales has served as the principal investment professional can be found in Section 7 (“Discussion of Past Investments”) of this Memorandum.
In 1969, Luis G. Nogales started his professional career after graduating from the Stanford Law School where he worked as Special Assistant to the President of Stanford University until 1972. In 1972, Nogales was selected as a White House Fellow and served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior. This experience provided the opportunity to work on policy formation and implementation at the most senior levels of federal government. After completing his White House Fellowship, Luis Nogales began his private sector career. He has negotiated business and personnel contracts, labor, acquisition and sale agreements, and has worked with local, state and federal government regulators. As president and CEO of Univision, United Press International and Embarcadero Media, Nogales exercised superior leadership in guiding these companies through a variety of economic and life cycle stages (start up, growth, and turn around). During his tenure at these companies, he recruited and built management teams, and changed work forces to address company requirements. In particular, he successfully planned and implemented programs to increase sales and to reduce costs.
At Univision, the preeminent U.S. Spanish-language television network, Luis G. Nogales led the company’s growth in revenues by over 20% per year for a two-year period, while positioning the company for a successful sale by rationalizing costs and mitigating regulatory issues. At United Press International, which operated in over 60 countries with over 2,000 employees, Nogales led a turnaround that resulted in the company’s first profit in over 20 years. He reorganized the company and executed a successful sale.
In the private equity arena, as one of the partners in the Lombard/Nogales Radio Fund, Nogales successfully raised, invested and exited approximately $25.6 million in equity investments, generating a gross IRR of approximately 30% to his institutional investors. The fund acquired radio stations under a holding company, Embarcadero Media. Nogales led the acquisition and management of eight radio stations in four separate transactions and participated in the planning and execution of the exit from these properties over a 3½-year period. Of the eight radio stations, he started six new radio operations by reformatting the programming to Spanish language and rebuilding the sales force to address a different market segment. The remaining two stations were maintained in the same format, English language.
After selling all the assets of Embarcadero Media, Nogales worked as senior advisor to the Deutsche Bank Private Equity Latin America Group. Among his activities there, he led the acquisition of four outdoor media companies in Brazil to form Brazil Midia Exterior (“BME”) at a price of US$72 million. Although the investment was made during a period of decline in the Brazilian economy, the consolidation made BME the largest outdoor advertising company in the country in a fragmented industry and thus a strategic and valuable company. Since BME’s acquisitions, Clear Channel, a U.S.-based media company, has acquired two outdoor media companies in Brazil, confirming BME’s thesis that the Brazil outdoor media market would be attractive to international strategic companies if consolidated. BME is the largest outdoor company in Brazil with strategic assets, making it an attractive acquisition target. Moreover, a media experienced senior management team was brought in to position the company for further growth and consolidation. In addition to the transactional work in Brazil, Nogales participated in facilitating and helping to negotiate a successful exit from an investment in Mexico, Jugos del Valle, a juice production and distribution company.
For the past 7 years, Luis G. Nogales has served as the Managing Partner of Nogales Investors Management, LLC, the manager of two private equity funds with $345 million of assets under management. Nogales also has invaluable experience serving on the boards of directors of public and private companies. He has chaired committees in audit, finance, personnel and compensation. During the course of his lengthy tenure on corporate boards, Nogales has provided oversight and advice to senior management through economic cycles and company growth stages. Through his operating and board experience, Nogales developed a working knowledge and expertise in the following industry sectors: energy, home building, consumer products, banking, retail, apparel, and media. He is currently on the board of Edison International, KB Home, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His previous board experience includes Arbitron Inc., The J. Paul Getty Trust, the National Association of Investment Companies, Coors, Levi Strauss, Lucky Stores, Bank of California, Kaufman & Broad S.A, the Ford Foundation, Stanford University and the Mayo Clinic Trust.
Luis G. Nogales’ strong and influential networks in the business, community and public sectors, formed by years of participation and relationship building, is expected to contribute significantly to the success of the Partnership. Luis G. Nogales graduated from San Diego State University and the Stanford University Law School. He speaks fluent Spanish.
 

Ogletree, Charles 2009 Oct 24

Scope and Content Note

Charles James Ogletree Jr. went to Stanford in 1971 as a freshman, at a time of great changes in the country and on campus. He was elected as the chairman of the Stanford Black Student Union at the end of his freshman year. As a student, he was active in student politics and concerned with the recruitment and admission of a more diverse body of undergraduates. He later became a trustee of Stanford University and also involved in minority alumni issues.

Biography/Organization History

Charles James Ogletree, Jr. is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at the law school. He has received numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the 100+ Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony Magazine. Professor Ogletree is the author and co-editor of several books, including The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (June 2010), When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice (2009), From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America (2006), and All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education (2004). He was a senior advisor to President Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign. Professor Ogletree is a native of Merced, California, where he attended public schools. Professor Ogletree earned an M.A. and B.A. (with distinction) in Political Science from Stanford University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
 

Poras, Jerry I. 2011 Oct 4

Scope and Content Note

This interview with Professor Jerry I. Porras is part of the Oral History Project on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Professor Porras discussed what happened in Stanford's history to initiate and then to shape the increase in diversity at the university from the 1960s to the present. He began by recounting his youth in El Paso and continued by describing the scholastic and professional trajectory that led him to Stanford. Porras discussed both the admirable and less-than-admirable aspects of the University’s record of diversity outreach. Most of the conversation about diversity issues focused on people -- undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty -- of Chicano and Latino descent. One idea that emerges is that the character of diversity outreach at Stanford has evolved over time. This interview offers an enlightening window on that evolution.

Biography/Organization History

Jerry I. Porras is the Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior, Emeritus, since 2001. Professor Porras joined the Stanford faculty in 1972.
Professor Porras served as a Business School Trust Faculty Fellow as well as a Robert M. and Anne T. Bass Faculty Fellow. He was the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Graduate School of Business from 1991-1994. He also served as the Stanford’s faculty athletics representative to the Pacific-10 Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 1988 until his retirement. Professor Porras also served as a consultant to Techint, S.A. (Argentina), 1970–71.
Among the honors he has received are the Brilliante Award from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the Silver Apple Award from the Stanford Business School Alumni Association, and the Kanter Medal from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. Professor Porras is the author of Stream Analysis: A Powerful Way to Diagnose and Manage Organizational Change (Addison-Wesley, 1987); co-developer of the Stream Analysis Software Package (1999); and coauthor of Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Harper Business, 1994) and “Building Your Company’s Vision,” Harvard Business Review (1996).
He has served on several editorial boards including the Journal of Organizational Change Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Academy of Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review.
Professor Porras received his BSEE from Texas Western College in 1960, his MBA from Cornell University in 1968, and his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. He worked at General Electric Co., 1964–66; Lockheed Missiles and Space Corp., 1963–64 and in the U.S. Army, 1960–63.
 

Robinson, Norman W. 2011 Feb 3

Scope and Content Note

This interview was part of the Project on Racial and Ethnic Diversity at Stanford, Phase One: Undergraduate Students, 1968 to 1987. Norman W. Robinson was an Assistant and Associate Dean of Student Affairs during much of this period, responsible for residential education. He speaks knowledgeably about ethnic theme houses, specific incidents during this period (with William Shockley; in Ujamaa House), and reflects on the process of increasing the diversity of the undergraduate student body.
 

Rosenzweig, Robert M. 2009 Jun 10

Scope and Content Note

This interview is conducted as part of the Stanford Diversity Oral History Project. Robert M. Rosenzweig discussed his role as associate provost during the time of campus unrest in the late 1960s. He recalled his interaction with different diversity student groups on campus, the Study of Education at Stanford (SES), and his work with various colleagues, including Dick Lyman, Bill Wyman and Rixford Snyder, to promote diversity in the undergraduate student body.

Biography/Organization History

Robert Rosenzweig is a political scientist who came to Stanford in 1962 and served as university associate dean, vice provost, and vice president. He left Stanford in 1983 to become president of the Association of American Universities until 1993.
 

Woodward, Denni 2011 Apr 15, 28

 

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Adams, James L. 2010 Mar 10

 

Anderson, Theodore Wilbur 2012 Oct 25

Scope and Content Note

The interview encompasses Professor Anderson’s long life, starting with his background as the son of a college president and continuing with his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and Ph.D. from Princeton University. After one year at Cowles Commission on Research in Economics, he moved on to Columbia University Faculty from 1946-67, and has been at Stanford since then. He retired at age 70, maintains his writing and research. At the time of the interview he was 93 years old.
Professor Anderson is a leading authority in Econometrics and held a dual appointment at Stanford in the Department of Statistics and the Economics Department. Prof. Anderson came to Stanford because of the quality of colleagues in both departments and greater support for the program than was available at Columbia. He had numerous students from overseas, particularly but not exclusively from Asia and has maintained social and academic relations with many foreign students.
He was one of the first people at Stanford to hold appointments in two departments. It worked well because he declined to be the chair of either department. The dual appointment may have cost him the ability to have an endowed chair.

Biography/Organization History

Theodore (Ted) Wilbur Anderson (born June 5, 1918) is an American mathematician and statistician who specialized in the analysis of multivariate data. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1946. He was on the faculty of Columbia University from 1946 until moving to Stanford University in 1967, becoming Emeritus Professor in 1988. He served as Editor of Annals of Mathematical Statistics from 1950 to 1952. He was elected President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 1962. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1974.
Anderson's 1958 textbook, An Introduction to Multivariate Analysis, educated a generation of theorists and applied statisticians; Anderson's book emphasizes hypothesis testing via likelihood ratio tests and the properties of power functions: Admissibility, unbiasedness and monotonicity. Anderson is also known for Anderson–Darling test of whether there is evidence that a given sample of data did not arise from a given probability distribution. He also framed the Anderson–Bahadur algorithm along with Raghu Raj Bahadur which is used in statistics and engineering for solving binary classification problems when the underlying data have multivariate normal distributions with different covariance matrices. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
Professor Theodore W. Anderson turned 90 in June, 2008. To celebrate this milestone, the Departments of Statistics and Economics organized a special conference in his honor over June 6th and 7th. In presenting their research, the invited speakers pointed out Professor Anderson’s fundamental contributions and the over-arching influence of his early work. Kenneth Arrow, 1972 Nobel Laureate in Economics, gave an overview of the early developments in econometrics in his talk, "Some Reminiscences of Econometrics in the 1940s", and profiled Professor Anderson’s contribution to econometrics during his time on the Cowles Commission. The list of conference speakers included many of Professor Anderson’s former students, co-authors, and colleagues.
Professor Anderson’s 1945 doctoral dissertation was scanned for the occasion and made available as a .pdf file from the conference web page. The impact of this paper on econometrics and multivariate analysis was noted by several speakers, and the scanned version was unveiled to Professor Anderson on the second day of the conference. At the concluding session that day, a special issue (Number 9, Volume 138) of the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference published in recognition of his birthday was presented to Professor Anderson by J.N. Srivastava, Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
 

Andreopoulos, Spyros 2011 Dec 9

Scope and Content Note

Spyros Andreopoulos recalls his career at the Medical School and the various deans he worked with, including Bob Alway, Bob Glaser and David Korn. He also discusses covering the news of Arthur Kornberg’s synthesis of biologically active DNA and Norman Shumway’s work in heart transplant. As a former consultant to the board of the Packard Foundation, Andreopoulos talks about his relationship with David Packard.

Biography/Organization History

A native of Greece, born in Athens on Feb. 12, 1929, Spyros Andreopoulos learned English in German-occupied Salonica as a teen, served as a communications liaison in Greece’s air force during the Korean War, and studied journalism in the United States, where he married and remained, working in public relations and journalism, earning recognition among reporters and public-relations specialists as an unusually well-informed, honest and sometimes bold broker of medical news. In the spring of 1939, Andreopoulos was accepted by the Koryalenion School at the island Spetsai, an exclusive private school regarded as the Greek version of Eton. But by then war in Europe was looming and his father decided that it would be best if he attended Anatolia College instead, an American high school near Salonica — so that if hostilities broke out, he would be near home. War came to Greece in 1940 when Italy invaded from Albania and was defeated. Hitler came to Mussolini’s aid and the German army invaded Greece in the spring of 1941. The American high school was closed down, and its campus and buildings were taken over by the German occupation authorities. The American teaching staff left for the states, but the Greek teachers who remained behind rented a building in Salonica and continued to give English lessons. Andreopoulos enrolled at the new school and took English lessons during the entire German occupation. After the British liberated Greece in 1944, Andreopoulos’ first summer job was a clerical position with the electrical parts division of the British army’s supply corps. He finished high school in 1946, then studied at the University of Athens in 1948-49. He found being drafted by the air force for a 24-month military service was a blessing in disguise. Andreopoulos got his first experiences as a diplomat as the designated spokesman for a squadron of seven Douglas C-47 transport planes (known as gooney birds) contributed by Greece to the U.S. effort in Korea.
The Korean War also provided Andreopoulos his first journalism experiences. While serving, he recorded interviews with the troops for Radio Athens and played the role of reporter for the first time. Though he was trained in flight control, his knowledge of English led to his first job in communications. After the war, Andreopoulos returned to Greece and worked for the United States Information Agency, helping produce a series of films on the accomplishments of the Marshall Plan in Greece. In 1953, his boss sent him to the University of Kansas in Manhattan to prep for a series of films teaching Greek farmers to use modern agricultural methods. The next year the film series was canned, but Andreopoulos was able to stay in the United States.
With the help of the Institute of International Education, he applied for scholarships to the schools of journalism at Northwestern, University of Missouri, University of Kansas and Wichita University, now Wichita State University. He was offered scholarships by all, but Wichita gave him a deal he couldn’t refuse — a $2,000 scholarship, plus free room and board. In 1955, while still a student in Wichita, he joined the Wichita Beacon newspaper as a reporter covering the education and science beats and two years later he became assistant editorial page editor.
In 1959, the famous psychiatrist Karl Menninger asked Andreopoulos to join the The Menninger Foundation as assistant director of information services and editor of The Menninger Quarterly. In 1963, Andreopoulos was lured away from his work at the renowned psychiatric clinic and school in Topeka, Kan., by an offer from Stanford.
Once at Stanford, Andreopoulos found himself with plenty of administrative matters to write about — and plenty of news to get out. He wrote about tensions between the medical center and the city of Palo Alto, the creation of a virus in a test-tube, the first heart transplant in the United States and the Asilomar Conference on the safety of research using bioengineered materials.
Though he was not a member of Stanford’s faculty, Andreopoulos commanded the respect and attention of leaders in medicine at Stanford and beyond. Andreopoulos not only served as spokesman for the medical school, advisor to the school’s leaders and director of the news office, he was a prolific and insightful writer himself. Among the issues Andreopoulos took up over the years: the dangers of conflicts of interest in medical research, the strengths of single-payer health coverage and methods for avoiding hype in reporting biomedical research.
As director of Stanford’s medical news office, Andreopoulos served as the school’s official spokesman and also as editor of Stanford M.D. magazine and its successor, Stanford Medicine, which he founded. He became director emeritus in 1993.
In addition to his work for Stanford, Andreopoulos is a prolific writer. Over his career he edited and contributed to a book series on socioeconomic aspects of health care; published on medicine and social policy in professional journals and the lay press — including dozens of op-eds for the San Francisco Chronicle — and co-authored a medical novel (Heart Beat, Putnam-Coward, 1978).
Other noteworthy Andreopoulos writings include Aging of America & the Role of the Academic Health Center (John Wiley & Sons, September 1988) and The Unhealthy Alliance Between Academia and Corporate America (West J Med, October 2001) concerning the distorting influences of the commercialization of academic science on university research. He also edited and contributed to a book series on socioeconomic aspects of health care: Medical Cure and Medical Care (Milbank Memorial Fund, 1972); Primary Care: Where Medicine Fails (John Wiley & Sons, 1974); National Health Insurance: Can We Learn from Canada? (Krieger, 1975); and with John Hogness, MD, Health Care for an Aging Society (Churchill Livingstone, 1990).
As a member of the board and editor of the Sun Valley Forum on National Health, a think tank co-founded in 1972 by the late Averill Harriman and based in Sun Valley, Idaho, Andreopoulos authored and published policy papers on a range of topics. Since 1995 he has also contributed more than 60 commentaries to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury-News and other newspapers. The topics have ranged from medical education and research to drug company advertising, health-care policy issues and the uninsured.
Andreopoulos’ books have received several honors. His Primary Care: Where Medicine Fails received the Best Book Award from the American Medical Writers Association in 1975, and National Health Insurance: Can We Learn from Canada? was named Book of the Year by the American Nurses Association in 1976.
He received several consecutive exceptional achievement awards from the Association of American Medical Colleges for “excellence in medical education public affairs.” On the year of his retirement, the magazine also received the Sibley Award for excellence, the highest honor accorded to university alumni magazines.
Andreopoulos has served on the boards of the California Division of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Science Writers. He is a member of American Medical Writers Association. He has served as a consultant on public relations and communication to the National Cancer Institute and several academic medical centers, and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Markey Charitable Trust, and the Lucile and David Packard Foundation. In the early 1970s he advised PBS and the National Science Foundation during the initial planning and launching of the NOVA television series. Andreopoulos lives on the Stanford campus with his wife, Christiane, who for many years taught French at Castilleja School, an all-girls middle and high school in Palo Alto, Calif., and is now retired.
*This biography is adapted from a manuscript provided by the School of Medicine.

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Alway, Robert Andreopoulos, Christiane Andreopoulos, Spyros Barnard, Christian Berg, Paul Beyers, Bob Carlson, Frank Faculty Relationship to the Press Fogarty, Thomas J. Glaser, Robert J. Kasperak, Michael Korn, David Kornberg, Arthur Kornberg, Arthur -- Synthesis of Biologically Active DNA Menninger Foundation Menninger, Karl A. Menninger, William Nelson, Lyle M. Nobel Prize Packard Foundation Packard, David Reagan, Ronald Rich, Clayton Shumway, N.E. (Norman Edward) Shumway, N.E. (Norman Edward) -- Tetralogy of Fallot Shumway, N.E. (Norman Edward) -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Heart Transplants Spector, Rosanne Stanford University -- Medical Center Stanford University -- Medical Center -- Communications and Public Relations Stanford University -- Medical Center -- Internal and External Interactions Stanford University -- Medical Center -- Relationship with El Camino Hospital Stanford University -- Medical Center -- Relationship with UCSF Stinson, Edward United States of America -- Immigration and Naturalization Service United States of America -- US Embassy in Greece
 

Arrow, Kenneth Joseph 2011 Nov-Dec

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In this four-part interview, Professor Emeritus Kenneth Joseph Arrow discussed his long and varied career. He began with a description of his family background and an extensive explanation of his educational background, from the early signs of a gifted intelligence through a special accelerated high school program and on to college and graduate school. His years in a doctoral program at Columbia’s department of economics was interrupted by military service during WWII, during which time Arrow received master’s level training in meteorology. Upon returning to Columbia, he completed his dissertation. Parts one and two of the interview transcripts include several examples of teachers, colleagues, and other mentors in his education and early career. This career took him to many places, and in the interviews, Arrow explained his work for the RAND Corporation and the Cowles Commission in Chicago before moving to Stanford for its departments of economics and statistics.
In part three, Professor Arrow detailed much of his Stanford career, including his pride in the creation of the Department of Operations Research, SIEPR, and IMSSS. He also gave a lengthy argument for his perspectives on the value of interdisciplinary work. This part of the interview contains descriptions of many of Stanford’s faculty, particularly those in statistics and economics, and the department practices of administration, hiring, and recruitment. Arrow offered reactions to his service in the Faculty Senate and the Advisory Board of the Academic Council, his takes on the administrations of several of Stanford’s presidents, his time at Harvard, and his subsequent return to Stanford in 1979. Part three also includes Arrow’s Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics with Sir John Hicks in 1972.
The final part of the interview examined Arrow’s life since his retirement in 1991, focusing on his further intellectual explorations and his thoughts on the nature of knowledge and subjective belief. He also spoke of some of the accomplishments and challenges of his Stanford tenure. The interviews conclude with a brief look at some of his extracurricular activities and his extended family.

Biography/Organization History

Kenneth Joseph Arrow is a Nobel Prize-winning economist whose work has been primarily in economic theory and operations, focusing on areas including social choice theory, risk bearing, medical economics, general equilibrium analysis, inventory theory, and the economics of information and innovation. He was one of the first economists to note the existence of a learning curve, and he also showed that under certain conditions an economy reaches a general equilibrium. In 1972, together with Sir John Hicks, he won the Nobel Prize in economics, for his pioneering contributions to general equilibrium theory and welfare theory.
Arrow was born in New York City in 1921 to parents who came to America from Russia as children. A gifted student who skipped two grades, Kenneth J. Arrow studied at a Townsend Harris High School and then attended the City College of New York. His major was mathematics, and he became interested in the developing field of mathematical statistics. Arrow went on to graduate study at Columbia University. Statistics was not then recognized as a separate department; Arrow decided to follow his mentor, Harold Hotelling, to Economics.
During World War II, Arrow enrolled as a weather officer in the US Air Force. He was sent to New York University with his class for the equivalent of a master’s degree in meteorology. He was then assigned to research in forecasting and served in that capacity until discharged in December 1945, at which point he returned to graduate studies. In 1947, Arrow accepted a position in the Cowles Commission for Research in Economics, where he worked with colleagues such as later Nobel laureates Lawrence Klein, Leonid Hurwicz, and Franco Modigliani, and statisticians like Herman Rubin and Herman Chernoff. In 1948, Arrow accepted an invitation to spend the summer at the RAND Corporation.
Arrow arrived at Stanford in 1949 and remained through 1968, rising to full professor, also serving as Head of the department for three years. He served the university on several studies and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council. Among his noteworthy contributions was the creation of the Operations Research program, which eventually became a department in the School of Engineering. Arrow spent 1968-1979 at Harvard University before returning to Stanford until his retirement in 1991.
 

Bark, Dennis L. 2008 Dec 17

 

Barnes, Arthur P. 2012 Apr 13

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Dr. Barnes described his childhood growing up in Ohio, his early education and professional career as a symphony musician and conductor in the Midwest and Fresno, California, and his subsequent move to Stanford to obtain his doctorate in conducting. Dr. Barnes discussed his recollection of the growth and contraction of the Music Department in the 1960s through the mid-1990s, and his teaching career. Finally, Dr. Barnes discussed his direction of and involvement with the Stanford Band during the same period, including interaction with the administration and alumni, musicianship, student direction of the band and anecdotes about his travel with the Band.

Biography/Organization History

Arthur P. Barnes’ early career included serving as supervisor of music in an Ohio public school district and on the music faculties of Southern Illinois University and Fresno State. He is an accomplished jazz and classical pianist and has worked professionally as a trombone player and bassoonist in the Wichita Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Fresno Symphony. His primary conducting mentor was Richard Lert, with whom he worked for four summers as a conducting fellow under the auspices of the American Symphony Orchestra League (now the League of American Orchestras). Dr. Barnes also spent a summer workshop studying with conductor Eric Leinsdorf, and composer Roy Harris was his primary composition teacher as well as a close personal friend. Barnes has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in Australia, Japan, England, the Philippines, and the U.S.
Art Barnes took over the podium of the Livermore-Amador Symphony in the fall of 1964. During his first year as conductor in Livermore he completed his doctorate in orchestral conducting at Stanford University and was offered a full-time appointment in the university’s music department. He served as director of bands, conductor of the chamber orchestra and of the wind ensemble, and professor of theory, orchestration, ear training, and score reading. He also holds a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's in theory and composition. Since his retirement a $2 million endowment has been established in his name by former students and friends to fund his successor.
The 2012-2013 season marked his 49th season as conductor and musical director of the Livermore- Amador Symphony. In addition to his activities as a teacher and conductor he is an active performer, arranger and accompanist. His arrangement of the "Star Spangled Banner" has won national acclaim. In the past fifteen years, Dr. Barnes has spent several summers in residence at the University of York, and has served as guest conductor at a concert sponsored by the York Music Centre.
During the over four decades of his involvement with the Livermore-Amador Symphony his entire family has performed as members of the orchestra or as soloists - his wife and son on French horn, one daughter on violin, another on bassoon, and a granddaughter on cello. His eclectic background and skills have strongly contributed to the success and longevity of the Symphony.
 

Carnochan, W. Bliss 2013 Aug 28

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Professor Carnochan discusses his rich experiences at Stanford from 1960 to 1994, as a faculty member of the English Department, as the Director of the Humanities Center, and as Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. He shares his thoughts on the value of English and the humanities in higher education and at Stanford. He also talks about his background at Harvard University

Biography/Organization History

W. Bliss Carnochan was born into a family that had prospered in the late 19th century and then kept some of its wealth, though by no means all, in the great depression in the 1930s. Things began for him with a run of bad luck when his father, who had been in the naval air force during World War I, reenlisted in World War II and died in a plane crash while on a tour of duty in South America. His older half-brother died during what came to be called the Battle of the Bulge. This unlucky beginning has been followed by a run of good luck, during a lifetime now in its ninth decade, that Carnochan sometimes finds hard to believe.
After an east coast schooling – elementary school in Manhattan, boarding school in New England, Harvard University (where his grandfather, father and brother had gone) – Carnochan passed an idle year at New College, Oxford, spending much of his time rowing on the college crew, not because he had a special aptitude but because a 6’2” American had an initial advantage that reality never quite dissipated. He had put his name down in the Harvard jobs office for a position teaching school, presumably some school such as he’d attended himself. Then luck intervened. In the mid-winter cold of Oxford there arrived a telegram from Harvard’s Dean of Freshmen (whose unlikely name was F. Skiddy von Stade), inviting Carnochan to be an assistant dean of freshmen, a position known in Harvard circles as a “baby” dean. Carnochan said yes, not realizing how little a sheltered life had prepared him for the experience. But he survived.
A perquisite of the assistant dean’s job was free courses in Graduate School. After two years as dean and one as acting senior tutor in one of the Harvard houses, Carnochan finished his Ph.D. with a dissertation he doesn’t care ever to see again; and, thanks to another stroke of luck, came west to Stanford. The year before, Carnochan had taken a summer course in Cambridge with the chair of the Stanford English Department, Virgil Whitaker. He liked Carnochan’s work and offered Carnochan a job without even requiring a visit. When Carnochan left the east coast in July, 1960, he’d never before been west of Pittsburgh. As he drove down from the Sierra toward Sacramento, he stopped at a gas station and said to the attendant, “Is it always this hot?” Seeing Carnochan’s New Jersey license plate, the attendant shrugged. In 1960, Stanford was still early in its astonishing rise to prominence. A somewhat sleepy, somewhat provincial university – now helped along by federal monies and the advent of rapid travel from coast to coast – found itself on the way to greatness. Notwithstanding the tumult of the 1960s and early 1970s, and to some extent because of it, life in the university then was a source of unending stimulation. Carnochan became chair of the English Department in 1970 at a time when disciplinary proceedings against Bruce Franklin were under way. It was not a job anyone else particularly wanted. Carnochan said he’d do it for a year and ended up doing it for two. Then, from 1975 to 1980 he was Dean of Graduate Studies and, starting in 1976, vice provost.
The most rewarding years of Carnochan’s academic life were from 1986 to 1991 when he was director of the Stanford Humanities Center. While serving as Dean of Graduate Studies, he had helped conceive the idea of a Humanities Center at Stanford. In the six years he was director, Carnochan learned a great deal from the Center’s annual community of intellectually engaged scholars – internal faculty, external faculty and graduate students. After thirty years of writing and thinking about the British eighteenth century, his experience at the Center inspired him to look farther afield. Carnochan retired in 1994 in the hope of writing more about more things. It has worked out as he hoped it would.
Carnochan’s wife Brigitte is a skilled fine art photographer. She has a daughter, he has three daughters and a son, and they have ten grandchildren between them. In Carnochan’s words, it has been not just a fortunate life but a rich one.
This biography was originally written by W. Bliss Carnochan on September 7, 2013 and then slightly revised for this oral history.

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I’d like to correct a silly error for anyone who might listen to this interview. The nineteenth-century poet James Russell Lowell was not president of Harvard. Abbott Lawrence Lowell was. Some other, less considerable changes and corrections appear in the edited (written) version.
WBC
 

Chowning, John 2010 Jun 9

Biography/Organization History

Professor John M. Chowning is the Osgood Hooker Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of Music, Emeritus.

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John Chowning relates the history of computer music and the research on its various aspects. At Stanford the computer music program was launched in 1964. At that time, European programs used analog technology. CCRMA was formed as an administrative entity outside the Music Department and was the premier utilizer of digital technology. Chowning discusses his own background and how it led him to composing music.

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The interview was conducted by Jane Hibbard, a researcher and interviewer for the Oral History Program.
 

Cohen, Albert 2010 Jun 18

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The interview was conducted by Jane Klickman, a retired Stanford administrator.

Biography/Organization History

Albert Cohen is the Wm. H. Bonsall Professor of Music, Emeritus at Stanford University.

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In his interview on June 18, 2010, Albert Cohen spoke about his time as a faculty member at Stanford and as Chairman of the Music Department from 1973 to 1987 as well as Acting Chair subsequently. He worked diligently and often struggled with the Stanford administration to improve the department’s facilities, particularly the Braun Center and Lully Archives, the faculty itself, and student experiences in the Music Department. He also talked about his research on 17th-18th century French music, musicology, and theory. He spoke about his pedagogical perspectives and other motivating factors in his career, as well as projects he is now working on in retirement.
 

Corn, Wanda M. 2011 May 1

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Wanda M. Corn’s interview traces her education in art history and eventual conversion to the emerging field of American art history in the 1960s. Corn discusses her experience of working with Lorenz Eitner and Al Elsen, the evolution and growth of the Department of Art and Art History, the relationship between the department and the Stanford museum, the trends in art history education, the gratification and challenges in chairing the department, the challenges facing the Stanford museum after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, her involvement in promoting the interests of woman faculty, her tenure as the third director of the Stanford Humanities Center, the John Cage celebration and the experience of hosting Spalding Gray, and the trips she led for Stanford Travel/Study. She concludes the interview with her thoughts on the Stanford Initiative for Creativity in the Arts.

Biography/Organization History

Having earned a BA (l963), MA (l965) and Ph.D. (l974) from New York University, Professor Wanda Corn taught at Washington Square College, the University of California, Berkeley, and Mills College before moving to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in 1980. At Stanford she held the university's first permanent appointment in the history of American art and served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History and Acting Director of the Stanford Museum. From l992 to 1995 she was the Anthony P. Meier Family Professor and Director of the Stanford Humanities Center. In 2000, she became the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History. She retired from teaching at Stanford in 2008. In 2009, she was the John Rewald Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, at the CUNY Graduate Center.
A scholar of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American art and photography, Professor Corn has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Smithsonian Regents, the Stanford Humanities Center, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, and the Clark Institute of Art. In 2006-07, she was the Samuel H. Kress Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art.
She has won numerous teaching awards: in 2007 The Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award from the College Art Association; in 2002 the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award; and in 1974 the Graves Award for outstanding teaching in the humanities. In 2006, the Archives of American Art awarded her The Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History and in 2007 she received the Women's Caucus for Art Life Time Achievement Award in the Visual Arts. In 2003 she was the Clark Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College. She has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the College Art Association and two on the Commission for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She served on the Advisory Board of the Georgia O’Keeffe Catalogue Raisonné, two terms on the Board of the Terra Foundation in American Art, and is today a trustee of the Wyeth Foundation in American Art.
Active as a visiting curator, she had produced various books and exhibitions, including The Color of Mood: American Tonalism 1990-1910 (1972); The Art of Andrew Wyeth (l973); and Grant Wood: The Regionalist Vision (1983) and in 2011-12, Seeing Gertrude Stein, Five Stories. Her historiographic article for Art Bulletin, "Coming of Age: Historical Scholarship in American Art" (June l988), became a significant point of reference in the field as has her work on cultural nationalism in early American modernism. Her study of avant-garde modernist culture along the Atlantic rim, The Great American Thing: Modern Art and American Identity, 1915-35, was published by the University of California Press 1999. UC Press has recently published Professor Corn’s Women Building History about Mary Cassatt and the decorative program of murals and sculptures for the Woman’s Building at the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. She continues to research, write, and lecture on high, middle, and low culture interpretations of Grant Wood’s American Gothic.
 

DeBra, Daniel B. 2012 Apr 17

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Daniel B. DeBra begins with his education and his path towards research in mechanical engineering and eventually aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford. He then discusses his work at Stanford and the faculty and students with whom he worked closely, including Robert Cannon, Gene Franklin and Richard Van Patten.

Biography/Organization History

Daniel B. DeBra joined the Stanford faculty in 1964 and became emeritus professor in 1995. Before teaching at Stanford, Professor DeBra had worked at Lockheed Missile and Space Company, U.S. Air Force, and the Thermix Corporation.
The awards Professor DeBra has received include the Industrial Research Award 100 for successful flight of drag-free satellite, 1973; the Distinguished Service Civilian Award, USAF SAB, 1982; the Thurlow Award, Institute of Navigation, 1983; and Distinguished Lecturer, ASPE, 1994.
Professor DeBra received his B.E. in mechanical engineering from Yale in 1952, M.S. in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. in 1953, and a PhD. in engineering mechanics form Stanford in 1962.
 

Doty, Andrew M. 2007 Jun 15

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Oral history interview conducted in June 2007 pertaining to his 30-year career in community relations and public affairs at Stanford. Topics include San Hill Road, Peter Coutts housing development, SLAC power line, commercial development of Stanford lands, and relations with Palo Alto and Santa Clara County.

Biography/Organization History

Andy Doty was born and raised in upstate New York. He joined the Army Air Corps and served in WWII. He came to Stanford in 1963 after working as a newspaper reporter in New York State, assistant director of public relations at Johns Hopkins University, and science and engineering editor at the University of Michigan. He retired as director of community relations in 1993. His tenure coincided with major land development issues at Stanford, including the Sand Hill Road project and the SLAC project. Doty’s interview sheds light on the interplay between “the (Stanford) trustees’ rights to develop their lands to the full extent if they wished and the neighbors’ political power to prevent as much expansion as they could.”

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Doty, Andrew M.
Schofield, Susan.
Stanford University--Administration.
Community and college--United States.
Oral histories.
 

Eddelman, William S. 2012 Feb 2

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William S. Eddelman arrived at Stanford in 1958 with undergraduate degrees in zoology and pre-med from the University of Reno. After obtaining his master’s degree in 1960 in Theater, Eddelman spent a year a Cornell University in a doctorate program before transferring back to Stanford. In 1965 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study theater and costume design in Venice, Italy at the Cini Institute. Upon his return to the States he taught for several years at the University of Calgary and returned to Stanford in 1970 as an associate professor in the Drama Department, and was later promoted to Assistant Professor. Eddelman took emeritus status in 2002, and taught until 2005.
In this interview Eddelman describes his professional influences, including the global perspectives of Professors Wendell Cole and Doug Russell, and working for Dick Hay as a designer, and his own world-wide travels and interests. Eddelman references his life as a gay man in San Francisco and Stanford in the 1970s and 1980s. Eddelman also talks about his interaction with other Drama Department personnel, including Charles Lyons, and the substantial changes in the curriculum and degree focus in the Drama Department during the 1970s. Various projects Eddelman worked on at Stanford, including productions of Orasteia, Gaieties, and Twelfth Night, are described. Eddelman talks about his numerous and diverse interests in theater and costume design, including involvement with the Museum of Performance and Design in San Francisco, leading alumni tours of Venice and the Veneto for the Stanford Alumni Association, lecturing on Paris and Wagner, and cataloging his extensive postcard collection depicting various costume and design influences.

Biography/Organization History

Associate Professor Emeritus. William S. Eddelman has been a set and costume designer and a theater historian for more than forty years. At Stanford he has taught a wide variety of classes which have ranged from design, theater aesthetics, and musical theater to dramatic literature and cultural studies. Recently, he has taught a graduate seminar in international theater aesthetics and an undergraduate seminar called “Mapping and Wrapping the Body: The Psychology of Clothes.” He has taught several classes for Stanford Continuing Studies and in the last two quarters he has given classes on "Venice and the Veneto" and "Paris in the Jazz Age." He has co-led a tour for Stanford Alumni Travel in the Veneto part of Italy with a focus on Palladian Villas, and led a tour to Venice for carnival.
As a very active board member of the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum (which will be known in the future as the Museum of Performance and Design), Eddelman is involved in advising and purchasing materials for the new museum. He continues to work on a massive postcard collection that focuses on the history of costume, and is structuring a documentation project on the history of the costume and set design work at the Prague Quadrennials. Recently he completed a volume of photographs from nearly forty years ago.
 

Falcon, Walter P. 2013 Mar 13

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Walter P. Falcon, Deputy Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, spoke about growing up on an Iowa corn farm, his education, his faculty position at Harvard, and coming to Stanford in 1972 as Professor and Director of the Food Research Institute (FRI). He discussed his academic career and his research and policy advisory work in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, as well as the overall role of FRI and its ultimate closure in the mid-1990s. He also talked about his experiences as an Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences (1985-1991) and as Director of the Institute for International Studies, now the Freeman Spogli Institute (1991-1998), and of its Center for Environmental Science and Policy (1998-2005). Dr. Falcon offered his views on a variety of topics including interdisciplinary research and teaching, theoretical vs. applied scholarship, and institution building.

Biography/Organization History

Born in 1936, Walter P. Falcon grew up on a farm in Iowa before attending Iowa State University. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics, Dr. Falcon went on to get an A.M. and Ph.D. in Economics, both from Harvard University. He worked as an instructor and researcher at Harvard for many years before moving to Stanford University, where he functioned in a number of capacities. Dr. Falcon was a Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and was Director and Professor for the Food Research Institute and the Institute for International Studies. He also taught in the Economics Department, served as Co-director of the Center for Environmental Science and Policy, was Farnsworth Professor of International Agricultural Policy, and served the University in many other ways. Outside of the university setting, Dr. Falcon has worked to ease world hunger and consequently spent many years advising Pakistan and Indonesia. As a result, he has earned many awards and honors. Among his extensive publication history is the book Food Policy Analysis.
 

Feigenbaum, Edward Albert 2012 Jul-Aug

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In the oral history interviews conducted on July 12 and August 2, 2012, Dr. Edward Feigenbaum discussed his early years in the Bay Area, including his time as a professor at UC Berkeley and the difficulty he faced in finding the appropriate department for his field of interest. He went on to discuss his hiring at Stanford and working in the newly formed Computer Science Department. During his early years at Stanford Dr. Feigenbaum also oversaw the Computer Center, and in the interviews he discussed upgrading Stanford’s computing equipment and working with other departments and programs to secure computing equipment for their needs. In discussing the Computer Science Department more generally, Dr. Feigenbaum touched on the department’s faculty, facilities, and areas of focus, as well as the importance George Forsythe played in the early development of the department.
Dr. Feigenbaum also discussed his own research, including his work with Joshua Lederberg on the DENDRAL project. He compared his own work to that of John McCarthy, a colleague both at Stanford and in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and outlined his own contributions to the field. Dr. Feigenbaum went on to discuss Stanford policies on consulting, students with whom he worked, the President’s Advisory Committee on Computer Science, Stanford’s Sponsored Projects Department, and the Computer Science Department’s move from Stanford’s College of Humanities and Sciences to the College of Engineering.

Biography/Organization History

Edward Feigenbaum is one of the pioneers of Artificial Intelligence research and its applications.
He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1956 and his Ph.D. in 1960, both from Carnegie Mellon University. After a Fulbright Scholarship year in the UK, he taught at University of California, Berkeley until moving to Stanford University in 1965.
He has been Chairman of the Computer Science Department and Director of the Computer Center at Stanford University. In 1965 he founded the well-known laboratory known as the Heuristic Programming Project, later renamed the Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory. For many years, he was Co-Principal Investigator of the NIH-sponsored national computer facility for applications of Artificial Intelligence to Medicine and Biology known as SUMEX-AIM.
He is the Past President of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. His public service includes: NSF Computer Science Advisory Board; ISAT, a DARPA study committee for Information Science and Technology; and the National Research Council’s Computer Science and Technology Board. He has been a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, and the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. From 1994-97 he served at the Pentagon as Chief Scientist of the Air Force.
He was the leader of and co-author of the encyclopedic four-volume Handbook of Artificial Intelligence; as well as Computers and Thought and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Organic Chemistry: The DENDRAL Program. He was also the founding editor of the McGraw-Hill Computer Science Series. He was co-author of the books: The Fifth Generation: Artificial Intelligence and Japan's Computer Challenge to the World; The Rise of the Expert Company (about corporate successes in the use of expert systems); and The Japanese Entrepreneur: Making the Desert Bloom.
Dr. Feigenbaum is a co-founder of three start-up firms in applied artificial intelligence, IntelliCorp, Teknowledge and Design Power Inc. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of Sperry Corporation. He has been a member of the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley start-up companies. Currently he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Computer History Museum; and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence.
Feigenbaum was awarded the ACM Turing Award in 1995, the highest award given for research in Computer Science. In 2012, he was elected to the Hall of Fellows of the Computer History Museum. In 2013 he received the IEEE Computer Society’s Computer Pioneer Award, their highest lifetime contribution award.
He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1986 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991. He was selected for the Productivity Hall of Fame of the Republic of Singapore; and in 2011 the IEEE Intelligent Systems Artificial Intelligence Hall of Fame. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence; the American College of Medical Informatics; the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering; and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the first recipient of the Feigenbaum Medal, an award established in his honor by the World Congress of Expert Systems. The American Association for Artificial Intelligence biannually awards a Feigenbaum Prize for AI research.
For his service to the US Air Force, he received the U.S. Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 1997.
 

Fong, Herb 2011 May 17

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Herb Fong discussed many of the changes that occurred over the past 30 years regarding ground maintenance. He talked about the reorganization of the groundskeeping system, irrigation, pest control and the replanting of Palm Drive. He also discussed the Certified Landscape Training (CLT).
 

Fuchs, Victor R. 2012 Sep 24

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Professor Fuchs discussed his pre-Stanford years: background, education, his early mentors, and how they influenced his work. He shared his experience prior to coming to Stanford, the circumstances that brought him here, and what happened when he first arrived. He talked about his teaching, his role in health economics, and how it evolved. He also discussed his current projects and offered his thoughts on health care reform.

Biography/Organization History

Victor R. Fuchs is the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, in the Departments of Economics and Health Research and Policy. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He applies economic analysis to social problems of national concern, with special emphasis on health and medical care. He is author of nine books, the editor of six others, and has published over two hundred papers and shorter pieces. His current research focuses on comprehensive health care reform, differences in survival to age 70, and the relation between life expectancy and economic growth.
His best known work, Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, and Social Choice (1974; expanded edition 1998, 2nd expanded edition 2011), helps health professionals and policy makers to understand the economic and policy problems in health that have emerged in recent decades. Other books include The Service Economy (1968), How We Live (1983), The Health Economy (1986), Women’s Quest For Economic Equality (1988), and The Future of Health Policy (1993). He is the editor of Individual and Social Responsibility: Child Care, Education, Medical Care, and Long-term Care in America (1996).
Professor Fuchs was elected president of the American Economic Association in 1995. He has also been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and is an Honorary Member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He has received the John R. Commons Award, Emily Mumford Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Social Science in Medicine, Distinguished Investigator Award (Association for Health Services Research), Baxter Foundation Health Services Research Prize, and Madden Distinguished Alumni Award (New York University). ASHE’s (American Society of Health Economists) Career Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Health Economics and the RAND Corporation prize for the Best Paper published in the Forum for Health Economics and Policy are named and awarded in honor of Professor Fuchs.
 

Gibbons, James F. 2009 Jan 28

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In his first interview, James Gibbons talked about his impressions of Stanford since arriving in 1953; the turbulence on campus in the late 1960s and the erosion of trust between faculty & students; creative problem solving and stories about Bill Shockley, his idea of teaching as coaching and seeing things differently. He also discussed fundamental physics research versus engineering development of advanced technology, the move of the Computer Science Department from the School of Humanities and Sciences, Don Knuth, and the major role of the School of Engineering in almost all Stanford academic & industrial partnerships.
In his second interview, James Gibbons discussed SERA Solar Cell Corporation and the background of solar cell research, his research into silicon films and new photovoltaic technology, the value of connections to the semiconductor industry, the importance of Stanford University as an entrepreneurial place, and Tutored Video Instruction (TVI).
In his third interview, James Gibbons discussed TVI further, its valuable uses beyond Stanford and comparison to the new approach of “massively open online courses.” Gibbons also gave his advice to today’s students and discussed multidisciplinary research, the successes of two-party collaborations, the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), and fundraising. He reflected on John Linvill, past Stanford presidents, and his endeavors as the Dean of Engineering.

Biography/Organization History

Professor Gibbons received a BS degree at Northwestern University in 1953 and a PhD from Stanford in 1956. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1957, was appointed professor of electrical engineering in 1964, and dean of the School of Engineering in 1984. In 1983 he was named Reid Weaver Dennis Professor of Electrical Engineering, and in 1984 the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering. He served as Dean from September 1984 to June 1996.
His principal research interests are in the fields of semiconductor device analysis, process physics and technology and solar energy. He is the author of four textbooks in semiconductor electronics, four research monographs in the fields of ion implantation and beam processing of semiconductors and over 250 papers. He received the IEEE Jack A. Morton Award (1980), the Texas Instruments Founder's Prize (1982), the Semiconductor Industry Association's University Research Award (1996), and the American Electronics Association Medal of Achievement (1996) for his pioneering research in the use of ion implantation and rapid thermal processing techniques for solid-state physics and technology.
In 1972, he invented the Tutored Video Instruction process, which he and his colleagues at Stanford and Hewlett-Packard developed into a highly regarded model for video-based distance learning, first used for the in-plant education of engineers in industry. He was awarded the IEEE Medal of Education (1981) for this work and for his semiconductor texts. Upon leaving the dean's office in 1996, Gibbons founded SERA Learning Technologies, a company devoted to using tutored video instruction for the education of at risk and underserved youth.
As dean, he created several important interschool programs with the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Graduate School of Business and the School of Medicine. In 1986, he brought the computer science department into the School of Engineering and initiated the thorough integration of that discipline into the departments and research centers of the School, an activity that has been continued and amplified by his successors. He also engaged venture capitalists in helping to build the school's endowment, through the Engineering Venture Fund, and to create new educational opportunities for students through the Technology Ventures Program.
Starting in 1985, he worked with the President and a group of senior colleagues in the university administration to create a plan for the Science and Engineering Quad, and he contributed to its implementation by raising naming gifts and supporting funds for several buildings in the SEQ. Within the school, he worked with the department chairs to put in place new standards for tenure that included high quality in both teaching and research, leading to a new plateau in the national ranking of the school. Upon his retirement from the office of dean, the University named a grove of trees outside the Thornton Center for him. A marker in that grove carries the inscription: "His enormous contributions as teacher, scholar, entrepreneur and dean have changed forever the physical and intellectual landscape of Stanford and the School of Engineering. His visionary leadership has set us on a course of unparalleled excellence and ensured the preeminence of our endeavors for generations to come."
Professor Gibbons is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Lifetime Fellow of the IEEE. He was named an Outstanding Alumnus of Northwestern University in 1987 and was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2001.
 

Guertin, Richard and Kiefer, William C. 2010 Jun 4

 

Hamburg, David A. 2012 Feb 14-Nov 20

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In this multi-part oral history, David A. Hamburg told much of his life story, beginning with his family background. The first interview included stories of his family background and the educational experiences of his father, as well as his own. He then went on to tell a little about his military training and service during WWII, followed by a move to medical practice and research after his service ended. This interview also covered his life in Chicago, involvement with NIMH, and the move to Stanford. The second interview continued with descriptions of the research done at Stanford and the research culture, the development of the Human Biology Department, the evolution of the Psychiatry Department, and NIH intramural programs. Hamburg also described his friendship with Wallace Sterling, his participation in Stanford leadership and campus service, and the protests of the 1960s and 1970s. This interview concluded with a preliminary look at the Primate Research Lab.
Parts three and four of the interviews focused mostly on Stanford’s Primate Research Lab on campus and the research stations in Africa. Hamburg also offered his take on Jane Goodall, and described the Gombe Stream Kidnapping in detail. The final interview explained why Hamburg left Stanford in 1975. In the conversation, Hamburg also spoke of his work on the Stanford Board of Trustees, his role in the selection of President Richard W. Lyman, and his take on the Donald Kennedy presidency. Finally, he spoke about his participation in Board of Trustees committees and the establishment of the Cancer Institute on campus.

Biography/Organization History

David A. Hamburg is Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is President Emeritus at Carnegie Corporation of New York. Hamburg has a long history of leadership in biological and behavioral sciences. He has been a pioneer in prevention of mass violence. He has been a professor at Stanford University and Harvard University, President of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He was a member of the United States Defense Policy Board with Secretary of Defense William Perry and co-chair with former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance of the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict. The Commission published many books and monographs in its five-year life (1994-99), covering diplomatic, political, economic and military aspects of prevention.
He was a member of President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. He chaired committees at the United Nations and European Union on the prevention of genocide.
He is the author of Today’s Children: Creating a Future for a Generation in Crisis (1992); No More Killing Fields: Preventing Deadly Conflict (2002); and Learning to Live Together: Preventing Hatred and Violence in Child and Adolescent Development (2004); and Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps toward Early Detection and Effective Action (2008). An educational documentary was based on the book. His new book is Give Peace a Chance: Preventing Mass Violence (2013). In 2012, the Foreign Policy Association established the Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture in Honor of David Hamburg on an annual basis.
Dr. Hamburg has received numerous awards including the Foreign Policy Association’s Medal; the Sarnat International Mental Health Award of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; the John Stearns Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine; Leadership in Violence Prevention, United States Institute of Peace; George Brown Award for International Scientific Cooperation, CRDF Global; the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal (its highest award); and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian award of the United States).
 

Hamrdla, G. Robert 2011 Feb 25

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There are two tremendously meaningful threads in G. Robert Hamrdla’s career at Stanford, beginning as a student and continuing to this day. They are: (1) Hamrdla’s overseas experience in Germany (only the second group of students to participate in the Bing Overseas Studies Program) was a transformative experience for him, leading him to an extended and extensive role in the program; (2) Hamrdla's love for students and the guidance, assistance and counseling he provided to many, many students over the years. He was the first director of the Academic Information Center and was a central force in its development. He has an insider’s view of the presidencies of Richard Lyman and Donald Kennedy.

Biography/Organization History

G. Robert Hamrdla graduated in 1960 from Stanford University. He served as Assistant to the President from1977 to 1992 and Secretary of the Board of Trustees from 1977 to 1991. Hamrdla was Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 1970 to 1977 and later Director of Academic Information Center, Stanford's first academic resource and advising center for undergraduates. He was Freshman Advisor from 1967 to 2000 and received the awards Master Advisor in 1987 and Outstanding Freshman Advisor in 1997.
G. Robert Hamrdla was Assistant Director for Stanford Overseas Studies, 1966-70 and Director for Stanford in Germany, 1964-66. G. Robert Hamrdla has been a faculty leader for Stanford Travel/Study since 1985. He was also the president of the Stanford Historical Society from 2001 to 2003.
 

Harvey, Van Austin 2012 Sep-Oct

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In the oral history interviews conducted on September 26 and October 18, 2012, Dr. Van Harvey discussed his early life and education, noting the religious teachings of his upbringing and addressing his eventual shift away from a theological approach to religion to a critical approach. The nature of religious studies itself was also evolving during this time, as Dr. Harvey noted while discussing positions he held at Princeton, Southern Methodist University, and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Harvey was eventually approached by Bill Clebsch to take a position in the Religious Studies Department at Stanford. Harvey accepted, starting at Stanford in 1978. Harvey discussed his colleagues in Religious Studies, the formation of the George Edwin Burnell endowed professorship, the formation of Jewish Studies, serving as chair for the department, building the graduate program, and the classes he taught.
Harvey also discussed his time as a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, student culture at Stanford, and changes in the Stanford’s Western Culture curriculum (including the shift from Western Culture to Cultures, Ideas, and Values [CIV]). Harvey went on to his work in the Stanford Commission on Investment Responsibility and the Committee of Academic Appraisal and Achievement. He commented on the formation of the Humanities and Sciences Faculty Council and the controversy of the Hoover Institution and the proposed Reagan Library. The interview shifted to a discussion of Harvey’s work on Ludwig Feuerbach and his book The Historian and the Believer, and ended with Harvey’s award and accomplishments.

Biography/Organization History

Dr. Van Austin Harvey, George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus, was born in Hankow, China, to parents serving as missionaries. The family return to the United States in 1929 and settled in Merced, where Dr. Harvey grew up. He served in the United States Navy during World War II before attending Occidental College, where he obtained a BA in Philosophy. He then attended Princeton Theological Seminary for a year, received a B.D. from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Yale in post-Enlightenment religious thought.
Dr. Harvey has taught at Princeton University, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. At Penn and Stanford he was chair of his departments. Dr. Harvey’s research and writings examine the meaning of terms used in theology and the way in which “morality of knowledge” informs professional historical examination and creates problems for believers and theologians who wish to justify the historical claims of Christianity on faith alone. In particular, the historical examinations of Jesus of Nazareth create struggles between historical record and faith. Dr. Harvey argues that modern Christian theologians have not yet provided satisfactory evidence to reconcile the struggles.
Dr. Harvey has published many works, from articles to book reviews to books themselves (notably A Handbook of Theological Terms (1964) and The Historian and the Believer (1966)). He received an honorary degree in the Humanities from Occidental College, two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships, a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship, a Visiting Fellowship from Clare Hall at Cambridge University, and multiple distinguished teaching awards.
 

Hastorf, Albert 2007-2008

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Oral history interview conducted between November 2007 and November 2008 pertaining to Hastorf's career at Stanford University. Subjects include his World War II military service including the Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Minnesota, graduate work at Princeton, his year at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford during its first year (1954), his research and teaching at Stanford, his administrative roles, the human biology program, and living in the Hanna House while Provost.

Biography/Organization History

Ph.D. Princeton University, 1949 L.H.D. (Honorary) Amherst College, 1967
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Professor (By Courtesy) Graduate School of Business, Benjamin Scott Crocker Professor of Human Biology, Chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Vice President and Provost of Stanford University, Hastorf has had a distinguished career as a psychologist, teacher and administrator. He has published 4 books and over 50 chapters and articles. His early work on transactional analysis particularly in the areas of perceptual distortion and social influences on perception was followed with experimental studies of social interaction and social perception. His studies on the impact of physical deviance or disability on social perception and social interaction led him to act as third Director of the Terman Studies of the life course using the Terman Gifted Project data bank. Hastorf has been Chairman, American Psychological Association Board of Scientific Publication (1972); Member of the Social Science advisory Committee, National Science Foundation (1968-1972); and Member of the Commission of the Higher Education of Minorities, Ford Foundation (1981-1983). He had been Trustee of Mills College (1967-1977), the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1984-1990), the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (1986-1992), and the Nueva Learning Center (1988-1995).

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Hastorf, Albert H., 1920-
Stanford University--Administration.
Stanford University. Dept. of Psychology--Faculty..
Stanford University. Dept. of Psychology--History.
 

Herrington, Marvin L. 2013 Mar 25

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In this interview, Marvin L. Herrington offered his perspective on the significant changes in campus law enforcement over his 30 years as Chief of Police (1971-2001). The interview had roughly six sections: 1) conditions at the start of his tenure; 2) nature of police presence on campus; 3) end of “cloistered days” for colleges and universities; 4) major changes over the period; 5) working with influential people; 6) qualities of the incumbent and their significance in the identity of the department. Herrington has been interviewed several times in the Oral History Project to capture his perspective on events—how they evolved, ran their course, and left their mark. This interview adopted a stance above street level to seek a more panoramic and analytical view. The Nation’s wars, student unrest, growing salience of racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation diversity, South African investments, and the institution’s prominence produced evolving challenges to campus peace, order, and harmony. Herrington’s distinctive personality, his professionalism, his uncommon common sense, and his values as a person and police officer played an important role in the sea changes within the University in this hinge-point in its history. So did his connection with an extraordinary coterie of Stanford senior leaders who all worked together to steer the University through this period.

Biography/Organization History

Marvin L. Herrington, a native of Detroit, Michigan, served as the Chief of Police at Stanford University for over thirty years. After finishing his military service in the 1950s, Mr. Herrington got a job as a police officer in Holly, Michigan, and eventually switched to working in law enforcement on university campuses. His work at Stanford between 1971 and 2002 coincided with much of the student unrest related to the Vietnam War, and the state of the Stanford Department of Public Safety when he began there required him and his colleagues to create policies and work closely with administration, local community, and other local law enforcement bodies. During Herrington’s tenure, Stanford transformed from a community roiling with student protests (many of which caused physical damage to University buildings) to a calmer campus, though it still poses challenges. Herrington has noted that the constant difficulty of policing a college campus is that most of the population turns over every four years, and a university of Stanford’s prestige naturally attracts VIP students, world dignitaries, and large cultural and sports events. Herrington’s overarching policy has been to approach each situation and each offender equally, no matter the status. In a Stanford Report article in 2001, Herrington’s approach was described as “no-nonsense but non-confrontational.”
 

Kelley, David M. 2012 Oct 22

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In his interview, David M. Kelley spoke at length about the development of the d.school, Stanford’s School of Design. He expressed his passion for guiding students into greater creativity, and for the philosophies promoted by the d.school, including design, creativity, and a dedication to interdisciplinarity. Kelley gave examples of student projects, such as improving the design of ballet slippers or snowshoes, and spoke of his own design work as well. The interview also included discussion of Kelley’s other work at IDEO and an earlier company known as the Intergalactic Destruction Company. Kelley explained his arrival at Stanford and the path he has traveled in the Stanford academic community, and proposed some thoughts about the future of creativity at Stanford and the d.school in general.

Biography/Organization History

As founder of IDEO, David Kelley built the company that created many icons of the digital generation—the first mouse for Apple, the first Treo, the thumbs up/thumbs down button on your Tivo’s remote control, to name a few. But what matters even more to him is unlocking the creative potential of people and organizations so they can innovate routinely.
David’s most enduring contributions to the field of design are a human-centered methodology and culture of innovation. More recently, he led the creation of the groundbreaking d.school at Stanford, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. Kelley was working (unhappily) as an electrical engineer when he first heard about Stanford’s cross-disciplinary Joint Program in Design, which merged engineering and art. What he learned there—a human-centered, team-based approach to tackling sticky problems through design—propelled his professional life as a “design thinker.”
In 1978, David co-founded the design firm that ultimately became IDEO. Today, he serves as chair of IDEO and is the Donald W. Whittier Professor at Stanford, where he has taught for more than 25 years. Preparing the design thinkers of tomorrow earned David the Sir Misha Black Medal for his “distinguished contribution to design education.” He has also won the Edison Achievement Award for Innovation, as well as the Chrysler Design Award and National Design Award in Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineers.
 

Kirst, Michael W. 2013 Jan 28

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In his interview, Michael W. Kirst discussed his more than forty years of work in national, state, local and academic issues in education. He looked at the problems he has seen in California’s education system, his work as president of the State Board of Education both in the late 1970s and since 2011, and his role at Stanford in shaping the School of Education which has recently been renamed the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and some of its courses. Kirst also talks about the problems of training, hiring and firing teachers, and whether early teacher tenure (for example, after two years of teaching) is a good idea. The union influence is strong, he noted.

Biography/Organization History

Michael W. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University. In 2011, Kirst became the President of the California State Board Of Education for the second time. Professor Kirst was a member of the California State Board of Education (1975-1982) and its president from 1977 to 1981.
Dr. Kirst received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College, his M.P.A. in government and economics from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard.
Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty, and Director of Program Planning and Evaluation for the Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education in the U.S. Office of Education (now the U.S. Department of Education). He was a Budget Examiner in the Federal office of Budget and Management, and Associate Director of the White House Fellows. He was a program analyst for the Title I ESEA Program at its inception in 1965.
Dr. Kirst is active in several professional organizations. He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences. He has been a member of the National Academy of Education since 1979. He was Vice-President of the American Educational Research Association and a commissioner of the Education Commission of the States. Kirst co-founded Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).
A prolific writer, Dr. Kirst has authored ten books, including The Political Dynamics of American Education (2005). As a policy generalist, Professor Kirst has published articles on school finance politics, curriculum politics, intergovernmental relations, as well as education reform policies.
His recent book, From High School to College (2004), concerns improving student preparation for success in postsecondary education.
 

Knoles, George Harmon 2010 Oct 26, Nov 4

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George Knoles discusses his career in the Stanford History Department, the program in the History of Western Civilization, and his memories of Edgar Robinson, Rixford Snyder, Richard Lyman and J. E. Wallace Sterling. He also shares his observations on the campus antiwar protests in the 1960s, early faculty life, pivotal changes in the university, and the Hoover Institution and Library.
 

Lyons, James W. 2012 Nov 15

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In two interviews Jim Lyons describes his tenure as Dean of Students, the policies he tried to promote, and his approach to students in general. His focus is mainly on undergraduates. He discusses Residential Education at length and how he viewed it as an extension of academic education. He also discusses his expectations of student behavior and how he turned challenging situations into teachable moments. He describes the changes that took place in the make-up and culture of the student body (mostly the undergraduates) during his tenure as Dean of Students. Dean Lyons also talks about his work on the accreditation teams of a variety of colleges outside Stanford and his work with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. He opens the first interview by describing his personal background and his experience in the administration at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He concludes with his work in the School of Education at Stanford.

Biography/Organization History

James W. Lyons holds a B.A. in economics and history from Allegheny College, a M.S. in counseling and guidance from Indiana University, and an Ed.D. in higher education, also from Indiana University. After serving as a residence counselor at Indiana, he was program coordinator of the Indiana Memorial union from 1957-1959, and later assistant director of the same program. From 1963-1972, Lyons was dean of students at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, before moving to be dean of student affairs at Stanford starting in 1972. In 1984, he became a lecturer in Stanford School of Education, eventually earning positions as senior fellow in the Stanford Institute for Research in Higher Education and director of the master’s program in higher education. Dr. Lyons retired from Stanford University in 1998.
Dr. Lyons’ career has included active leadership in the National Association of Student Personnel Administration, and frequently speaking at national and regional conferences. A member of accreditation teams for 26 colleges and universities, he has also been a consultant to more than 75 academic institutions. Dr. Lyons has received numerous awards, including the Scott Goodnight Award for outstanding performance as a dean from NASPA. NASPA also designated him as a “Pillar of the Profession.” His extensive publication history includes many articles, chapters, and monographs. His tenure as Dean of Student Affairs at Stanford is remembered for its personal touch – Dr. Lyons made a point of walking around campus, talking to members of the community at all levels, and endeavoring to restore the damaged relationship between students and administration.
 

McAndrews, Rosemary 2012 Aug 12

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Rosemary McAndrews describes her childhood growing up in Butte, Montana, and San Francisco. She speaks of her experiences as a young working woman in San Francisco and New York in the late 1930s and during World War II, when she held various administrative positions with the Arabian American Oil Company.
Rosemary McAndrews speaks of her return to the workforce in 1969, when she started as an administrative aide to the Manager of Real Estate at the Stanford Land Management Group, and her rise through the ranks to her appointment as the manager of the Stanford Research Park and of the Stanford Shopping Center. She became the Director of the Stanford Shopping Center in 1978.
Her development philosophy and methods for both the Shopping Center and Research Park are discussed in detail, particularly her development of the Inner Circle and Street Market concepts. She briefly touches on her position as one of the first female administrators at Stanford.

Biography/Organization History

Rosemary McAndrews was born in Butte, Montana and raised in San Francisco, California. She attended St. Paul High School in San Francisco and was valedictorian of her high school class. She was awarded the only college (San Francisco College for Women) scholarship offered. However, she had to give up the scholarship because her family could not afford to contribute to her college education. McAndrews has been an auto-didact all her life. She also studied at Miss Miller’s Business College from 1938 to 1939, took classes and seminars at Foothill Community College, University of California-San Francisco, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and enrolled in the Michigan State Shopping Center Marketing Courses. During her years at Stanford, she met with MBA candidates and occasionally was a guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Business.
Rosemary McAndrews worked at Stanford University for 24 years. Before that, she had worked for the Metropolitan Insurance Company, Standard Oil of California (now Chevron), and the Arabian American Oil Company.
In 1968, Rosemary McAndrews went to work at Stanford as secretary to the assistant manager of real estate. Her supervisor soon became manager of real estate and she became his administrative aide. Not long after, he left the university and McAndrews became assistant manager, then manager of all of the university’s non-academic properties, including the Industrial (now Research) Park and the Stanford Shopping Center. After a few years, she was appointed Director of the Stanford Shopping Center.
Rosemary McAndrews served as president of the Stanford University Faculty Club, 1990-91 and as president of the Stanford Historical Society, 1994-95. She was named a Lifetime of Achievement Honoree by Avenidas in 2001. She was also named “one of Stanford’s most unforgettable personalities in last 25 years” in a poll of Stanford Historical Society’s members.
Rosemary McAndrews also served in the Allied Arts Guild Advisory Group, the North Bayshore Development Advisory Committee, the Visual Arts Committee for the City of Mountain View, the Palo Alto Economic Advisory Committee, the Steering Committee for the Downtown Environmental Action Plan – Palo Alto, the Executive Committee of the Merchant’s Association Stanford Shopping Center, the Avenidas Executive Board, and the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce.
Rosemary McAndrews is the author of “The Birthplace of Silicon Valley”, Sandstone and Tile, Spring 1995.
 

Maccoby, Eleanor Emmons 2011 Feb 16

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In this interview, Eleanor Emmons Maccoby offered great insight into her career in the Psychology Department at Stanford University. Much of the conversation focused on her research into behavior, gender, and linguistic development, from the study of how young children behave to the ways in which language changes based on circumstance and age. She described the Psychology Department’s faculty and administration, as well as the ways in which it has changed over the years. Dr. Maccoby also spoke of the interdisciplinary research efforts that took place on campus during her tenure, and briefly touched on the difficulties faced by female faculty in the middle of the 20th century.

Biography/Organization History

Born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1917, Eleanor Emmons Maccoby attended Reed College and the University of Washington in Seattle, obtaining her BS from the latter. She earned her MS and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in experimental psychology, focusing on topics related to the psychology of gender differentiation. Her research has encompassed the socialization of children, developmental change in personality and behavior, relationships of couples after divorce, parent-child interactions, and child-rearing practices. While working at Harvard, she conducted some of the first studies on the impact of television on families and children.
In 1958, Dr. Maccoby transferred to Stanford, where she became a Professor of developmental psychology and chaired the department from 1973-1976. In 1966, along with Robert Oetzel, Maccoby published her first book on sex-based differences, The Development of Sex Differences. Her most influential book was published in 1974, entitled The Psychology of Sex Differences, co-authored with Carol Jacklin. These publications stressed biological, rather than cultural, influences. Dr. Maccoby has published many books, articles, and papers on her research, and has received awards from the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the American Educational Research Association. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993. Division 7 of the American Psychological Association offers The Maccoby Award to the author of a book making contributions to developmental psychology.
 

Miller, Arjay R. 2012 Apr 11

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In the interview, Arjay Miller recalled his childhood growing up on a family farm near Shelby, Nebraska, and talked about his family history and origin of the family name. He described his life on the family farm with his seven siblings and all of their experiences and adventures, including games they played, songs they sang, toys they made, favorite foods, crops they raised, self-sufficiency and even a few close calls. In addition, he described the local community (churches, social events and schools) and the influences that farm life and growing up during the Depression had on him. He discussed the values he was given by his parents, including finding out how things work, making the most of what you have, and the love of reading and gardening. He covered books he read and radio programs, songs, and newspapers of the day. The interview included many stories and anecdotes that he told as a legacy for his great-grandchildren.

Biography/Organization History

Arjay Miller was born in Shelby, Nebraska, in 1916 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in 1937. After working as a part-time teaching assistant at UCLA, he worked as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He then served in the U. S. Air Force before joining Ford Motor Company in 1946 as part of a group of young military veterans who became known as the “Whiz Kids” for their role in retooling the auto giant’s business operations following World War II. He remained at Ford until he accepted the position of Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1969.
Dean Miller served as the fourth Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (1969-1979). Under his leadership, the School rose to the top ranks of management education institutions, expanded its endowment and created the Public Management Program. It was his experiences while at Ford, including communications with government regulators of the auto industry and failed efforts to bring jobs to the inner city in Detroit, that were the foundation for establishing the Public Management Program at Stanford . Through the program, Dean Miller sought to educate students in the concerns of government and society, and government in the needs of business. Within five years, the Stanford Graduate School of Business was voted the number one business school in the country. He was quoted in 1969 as saying, “The problems facing our society today are what I call public goods.”
The Dean was characterized as a serious, practical, and goal-oriented dean, but he was far from stiff. He enjoyed meeting with young MBAs. There was even a beer-drinking club dubbed the “Friends of Arjay Miller” – FOAM. Under Dean Miller’s leadership, student and faculty diversity in the GSB increased, with the number of African American students increasing from five to 24, Hispanics from zero to 34, and Asian American from four to 27.
In his tenure at Stanford, Arjay Miller was able to bring the lessons learned from private industry and create an environment for not only academic excellence, but also an awareness of and ability to influence the business world and government for the public good. Arjay Miller is Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is also an Honorary Trustee at The Brookings Institution.
 

Miller, William F. 2009 Jul 10-Aug 5

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Dr. William F. Miller has spent about half of his professional life in business and about half in academia. Dr. Miller came to Silicon Valley from a position as Director of the Applied Mathematics Division at the Argonne National Laboratory where he worked after receiving his PhD in Physics from Purdue University in 1956.At the Argonne National Laboratory Dr. Miller conducted research in basic atomic physics and in computer science. He and his colleagues began early work in what is now called computational science.
Dr. Miller was the last faculty member recruited to Stanford University by the legendary Frederick Terman who was then Vice President and Provost of Stanford. He was recruited to help form the Computer Science Department at Stanford and to direct the Computation Group at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). He led the computerization of SLAC and later as Associate Provost for Computing he led the computerization of the Stanford campus. He carried out research in computer science and computer systems and directed the research of many graduate students. As Vice President for Research and later as Vice President and Provost Miller championed the establishment of the Office of Technology Licensing which has become the model for such activities at other universities here and abroad .He actively facilitated the establishment of a number of interdisciplinary programs such as the Human Biology Program, the International Security and Arms Control Program, and the Values Technology and Society Program. In 1978 he negotiated and brought to Stanford the first students from the Peoples Republic of China. In 1979 he was named the Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management at the Graduate School of Business.
In 1968 Dr. Miller also played a role in the founding of the first Mayfield Fund (venture capital) as a special limited partner and advisor to the general partners.
As President and CEO of SRI International Miller opened SRI to the Pacific region, he established the spin-out and commercialization program at SRI and established the David Sarnoff Research Center (now the Sarnoff Corporation) as a for-profit subsidiary of SRI. He became the Chairman and CEO of the David Sarnoff Research Center.
In 1997 at the 10th anniversary of the founding of the David Sarnoff Research Center, Dr. Miller along with Jack Welsh, Myron DuBain, and James Tietjen received the Sarnoff Founders Medal.
In 1982 Miller was appointed to the National Science Board; additionally he served on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He has served on the board of directors of several major companies such as Signetics, Fireman’s Fund America, Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Varian Associates, and Borland Software Corp.
In 1990 Dr. Miller retired from SRI International and returned to Stanford half time where he taught technology-related courses, carried out research on the IT industry and on the characteristics of entrepreneurial regions. He also spent about half of his time working with start-ups and non-profits in Silicon Valley. He helped organize Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network and served on the board of directors for three years. He co-founded and served as Vice Chairman of SmartValley, Inc. Additionally he aided the formation of CommerceNet and served on the board of directors. Dr. Miller was a founding director and served as Vice Chairman of the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits, and was a Founding Member and Chair of the Campaign Cabinet (1992-1994) of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of Santa Clara. He currently (in 2010) serves as Chairman of the Board of Sentius Corp, Nanostellar, Inc., and Lumiette, Inc. and is a Partner in Actium Ventures (Venture Capital).
Dr. Miller co-directs an international research project called the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and he co-directs an Executive Education program on Strategic Uses of Information Technology.
Additionally, Dr. Miller worked with foreign countries helping them establish their technology policies and practices, notably Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and Korea. He served on the International Panel of the Singapore Science and Technology Board, and currently serves on the International Advisory Panel for the Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia.
Dr Miller has received a number of awards and honors:
Life Member of the National Academy of Engineering, 1987 Life Fellow IEEE, 1999 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, 1980 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1987 Stanford Computing Pioneer by the AFIPS History of Computing Committee, 1987 Frederic B. Whitman Award, United Way of the Bay Area, 1982 Technology 100 (International Technology Leaders), Technology Magazine, 1981 Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer, 1989 Sarnoff Founders Medal, 1997 David Packard Civic Entrepreneur Team Award 1998 Robert K. Jaedicke Silver Apple Award (Stanford Business School Alumni), 1998 The Order of Civil Merit (Dongbaeg Medal) by the Republic of Korea, 2000 The Okawa Prize 2000, The Okawa Foundation, Tokyo, Japan The Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame, 2001 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, 2002 Commendation for Service, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), 2002 “Most Mentoring Angel” Award, International Angel Investors, 2002 Honorary Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China, 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, Borland Software Corp, 2005 Trustee/ Charter member, Asian American Multitechnology Association, 2007 David Packard Civic Entrepreneur Award, 2008 New Silk Road Award, California Asia Business Council, 2008 Konkuk University, Seoul Korea, establishes the “William F. Miller School of Management of Technology”, March 3, 2009. Miller becomes Honorary Dean
Dr Miller received the BS (1949), MS (1951), PhD (1956) and Honorary DSC (1972) from Purdue University.
Dr Miller works with the Cheetah Conservation Fund Namibia which is dedicated to preserving cheetahs in the wild in Namibia. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Wildlife Conservation Network.
 

Moulton, Robert Harrison 2007 Apr 2

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Moulton revealed that he was hired specifically to do a survey of Stanford’s financial needs over the next 5 or 10 years. This was to be the prelude to a big fund drive, the first in Stanford’s history. It was clear from this oral interview that Sterling and Terman (President and Provost) were both optimistic about Stanford’s fundraising capacity. The Board of Trustees, however, was somewhat frightened at the magnitude of the proposed fund drive. Moulton had nothing to do with the Ford Foundation visiting and suggesting the utility of a survey of Stanford’s future financial needs. It was truly a coincidence that Moulton, who previously worked for the Ford Foundation, had already done the survey. Ford Foundation was going to give money to five major private universities, and Stanford was the only one west of Chicago. Given Moulton’s early work, the Stanford grant from Ford ($25m. to be matched by $75m. from other donors to Stanford) was the first from the Ford Foundation to any university filed earlier than grants to the other private institutions. That $100m. was to be raised over a three-year period and, to my great surprise, Sterling and Terman, and Cuthbertson, were sure that the momentum already present at Stanford and environs would produce an additional $200 m. Thus the PACE Campaign sought to raise $300m. The trustees chipped in heavily, but some of them doubted Stanford could raise the $300m. Moulton was originally tapped to be the head of the fundraising campaign, but he and the trustees did not get along politically. He therefore switched to Project M, the future SLAC.

Biography/Organization History

Robert Harrison Moulton, Jr. was born in 1918 in Los Angeles, California. He was student body president at Beverly Hills High School before graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude in Economics from Stanford University in 1940. His career in business was cut short in 1941 with the attack on Pearl Harbor, after which he enlisted and served as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II, finishing his tour as an Intelligence Officer to an admiral in the Atlantic fleet.
Moulton returned to San Francisco after the war to work with his father at RH Moulton & Company, and he married Helen Elizabeth Bowman in 1946. In 1952, Moulton went to work for the CIA as an administrator in Virginia, a position he later left to join the newly-formed Ford Foundation, working as Assistant to the President. In 1958, he and his family returned to Stanford so that Moulton could direct his energy into helping get SLAC up and running. He served for seventeen years as an Associate Director of SLAC, after which he spent eight years as the Executive Director of the Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition.
Though he was part of a family of successful businessmen, Moulton believed in working hard to help the less fortunate, as evidenced by his leadership of an organization dedicated to building affordable housing for families and seniors. As written by the obituary published on May 12, 2008 in SLAC Today, “He strongly believed that honesty, integrity and justice had to be practiced and not just preached.”
Robert Harrison Moulton, Jr. passed away in April, 2008, and was survived by his wife, his four children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
 

Nix, William D. 2013 Jan 7

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A native of California, William D. Nix, Lee Otterson Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, received his baccalaureate degree from San Jose State in Metallurgy and came to Stanford in 1959 for his doctoral work. He worked his way through Stanford while teaching at San Jose State. Strong growth in federally funded research resulted in several additional billets in Material Sciences and led to an invitation to join the Stanford faculty in 1963.
Professor Nix was involved in the materials research at Stanford throughout his career and served in leadership roles at Stanford and in professional societies for more than forty years. In the interview, he describes his seminal contributions to understanding the mechanisms of high temperature deformation and fracture in the early part of his career and a transition over the last two decades to create of an entirely new field of materials science, specifically, thin-film mechanical behavior and scale effects in small volumes.
Professor Nix is an award-winning teacher and researcher who has trained nearly 80 PhD students, an unusually large number of whom have remained in academia and hold leadership roles around the world in major research universities. In addition to describing his own work, Professor Nix discussed the early history of materials research at Stanford and the players who were formative in the field.

Biography/Organization History

Professor Nix obtained his B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from San Jose State College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, respectively, from Stanford University. He joined the faculty at Stanford in 1963 and was appointed Professor in 1972. He was named the Lee Otterson Professor of Engineering at Stanford University in 1989 and served as Chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from 1991 to 1996. He became Professor Emeritus in 2003. In 2001 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree by the Colorado School of Mines and in 2007 an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering by the University of Illinois. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Northwestern University in 2012.
In 1964 Professor Nix received the Western Electric Fund Award for Excellence in Engineering Instruction, and in 1970, the Bradley Stoughton Teaching Award of ASM. He received the 1979 Champion Herbert Mathewson Award and in 1988 was the Institute of Metals Lecturer and recipient of the Robert Franklin Mehl Award of the Metallurgical Society (TMS). In 1995 he received the Educator Award from TMS. He was selected by ASM International to give the 1989 Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lecture and in 1998 received the ASM Gold Medal. He gave the Alpha Sigma Mu Lecture to ASM in 2000 and received the Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award in 2002 and the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award in 2003, both from ASM. He also received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from San Jose State University in 1980. In 1993 he received the Acta Metallurgica Gold Medal and in 2001 he received the Nadai Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was elected Fellow of the American Society for Metals in 1978, Fellow of the Metallurgical Society of AIME in 1988 and Fellow of the Materials Research Society in 2011. He received the von Hippel Award from the Materials Research Society in 2007 and in 2011 was awarded the Heyn Medal of the German Society of Materials Science. In 1987 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and in 2002 was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prof. Nix was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003.
In 1966 he participated in Ford Foundation's "Residence in Engineering Practice" program as Assistant to the Director of Technology at the Stellite Division of Union Carbide Corporation. From 1968 to 1970 Professor Nix was Director of Stanford's Center for Materials Research. Professor Nix is engaged in research on the mechanical properties of solids. He is principally concerned with the relation between structure and mechanical properties of materials in both thin film and bulk form and is also engaged in research on the mechanical properties of materials for lithium-ion batteries. He is co-author of 450 publications in these and related fields and he has trained 77 Ph.D. students in these subjects in his years at Stanford. Professor Nix teaches courses on dislocation theory and mechanical properties of materials. He is co-author of "The Principles of Engineering Materials", published in 1973 by Prentice-Hall, Incorporated.
 

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Raffel, Sidney 2012 Apr 15

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Over the course of three interviews, Dr. Sidney Raffel discussed much of his professional and personal life. He began with his parents’ immigration stories from Riga, Latvia, and outside Vilnius, Lithuania, and a brief description of his own early education. Dr. Raffel then spoke about his educational experiences at Johns Hopkins and Duke, before moving to Stanford for further medical training and a career teaching, researching, and practicing medicine in Stanford’s Medical school. During his tenure at Stanford, he was Dean of the Medical School and Chairman of the Department of Medical Microbiology. He discussed some of his research topics, like poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, and mononucleosis. The interviews also encompassed some of his publications and work off-campus during sabbaticals and fellowships. The conversation concluded with a look at some of his activity during his lengthy retirement, including a passion for painting.

Biography/Organization History

Born in 1911 in Baltimore, MD, to immigrant parents, Sidney Raffel graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1930. In 1933, he added a ScD. in Immunology, also from Johns Hopkins. He initially came to Stanford in 1935 with a one-year fellowship to study poliomyelitis, but he stayed on as an assistant instructor in the Medical School, completing his MD at Stanford in 1942. His career at Stanford lasted until his retirement around the years of the Vietnam War Protests on campus, though it also included sabbaticals to teach at prestigious international institutions like the University of Edinburgh, University of Kyoto, and the University of Shiraz. In 1949 he had a Guggenheim Fellowship in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Raffel’s career at Stanford included over twenty years as Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and two years as Acting Dean of the Medical School.
Among his many honors are a 1988 Society of Scholars Award and a 1992 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Raffel also wrote many articles, lectures, and editions one and two of the textbook Immunity. He has participated in NIH advisory panels, the Stanford Faculty Senate, and many other important organizations.
Dr. Sidney Raffel married Yvonne Fay (1909-2001) in 1938. She was a Public Health Nurse for Stanford at the time. They had five daughters. Dr. Raffel continues to live on the Stanford campus, and spends his time reading scientific journals and enjoying painting with oils.

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Ramsaur, Michael F. 2010 Oct 14

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Professor Ramsaur begins his story with his recruitment to Stanford in 1971 as a young man of 23 with a wife and child. His personal development, changes and growth from 1971 to the time of his oral history interviews are parallel in many ways to the changes and shifts of the MFA program at Stanford. He starts by describing the program in 1971, the abrupt shift in focus when Professor Charles Lyons was appointed chair, and the social and technological issues that influenced him, his students, and the department over the years. He discusses the differences between the undergraduate and graduate programs. He mentions the role of the Stanford Institute for Creativity and Arts and how it has funded various projects, including a recent project in a small village in Uganda. Professor Ramsaur discusses his participation in international projects, including projects in Prague and China. He also talks about the history of the Committee for Black Performing Arts and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts.
In the second interview, he gives fuller insight into the topics covered in the previous interview. He concludes with a discussion of the influences of new technologies and changes in thinking about performing arts, including aerial dancing and experiential performing.

Biography/Organization History

Michael F. Ramsaur is a professor at Stanford University serving as Director of Production. In addition to teaching regularly at the Bavarian Theater Academy Munich, he is a guest professor at the University of Arts Belgrade in the Interdisciplinary M.A. Program in Theater, and an honorary professor at the Central Academy of Drama Beijing. He serves as President of OISTAT (the International Association of Scenographers, Theater Architects, and Technicians), and is a long-time active member of USITT, as well as a member of the United Scenic Artist Association (Lighting Design USAA Local #829), the International Alliance Theatrical Stage Employees (Stage Hands IATSE Local #16), the Illumination Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the International Association Lighting Designers (IALD).
Ramsaur has had a forty-year career in theater including serving as a lighting designer for many theater companies internationally and locally, including Broadway by the Bay, where he is Resident Lighting Designer. Examples of his designs have been displayed at two United States Institute of Theater Technology Design Expositions, a theater design exhibit at the Triton Museum San Jose, and at theatrical design exhibitions in Prague and Shanghai.
He has been awarded Outstanding Lighting Design awards from the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Association, Dean Goodman Award, and Drama Logue Award as well as receiving a Fulbright grant. His articles on lighting techniques have been published in three countries and he has created a computerized software program to aid lighting designers.
 

Ryan, Lawrence V. 2009 Feb 13

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Professor Lawrence V. Ryan discussed his career at Stanford University from 1952 to 1988 as a professor of English. At the time of his retirement, he was also the Atha Professor of the Humanities. Professor Ryan specialized in the study of Renaissance literature, primarily that of England but also with a secondary emphasis on Medieval and Renaissance Italian humanism. Professor Ryan also discussed his work with John Goheen, Professor of Philosophy, and Mark Mancall, Professor of History, to found the Structured Liberal Education program, an intellectually rigorous interdisciplinary program at Stanford. Professor Ryan was awarded the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for 1974-75 for outstanding service to undergraduate education.
 

Schimke, Robert T. 2012 Mar 12

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During the interview, Professor Schimke discussed his early life and family background, and continued with a description of his education. He described classmates, courses, and colleagues from his time as an undergraduate at Stanford and on through his time in medical school and residency at Massachusetts General. From there, Professor Schimke explained how he came to return to Stanford in the department of Pharmacology and later, his move to the department of Biological Sciences. The interview included Professor Schimke’s assessment of the medical school and the academic departments in which he taught, and he pointed out both strengths and weaknesses, charting the progress over time. He explained some of his research on cancer, including explorations of proteins in egg whites and also the chemical methotrexate, used in chemotherapy. The interview concluded with a discussion of Professor Schimke’s art, from his earliest endeavors back in grade school to the development and experimentation in the years since being hit by a car while biking in 1995, an accident which left him with limited mobility.

Biography/Organization History

Robert T. Schimke was born in Spokane, Washington on October 25, 1932. He received both undergraduate (B.S. '54) and graduate (M.D. '58) degrees from Stanford University. After 2 years of medical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital (1958-1960), he spent the next 6 years at the National Institute of Health (1960-1966) where his ground-breaking research showed that proteins were continuously both synthesized and degraded (first clear evidence for protein turnover). That the rate of turnover was important in regulation of biological processes and that the rate of degradation of a protein can be regulated.
He returned to Stanford University in 1966 where he was chairman of the Department of Pharmacology ('69-'72) and subsequently chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences ('78-'82. For the next 10 years, his research concentrated on how steroid hormones regulate the synthesis of specific proteins. On the cusp of the development of gene cloning, these studies helped develop many of the "new" techniques. In 1977, Schimke made another ground breaking discovery, gene amplification in mammalian cells. This discovery has been important for understanding genomic instability in cancer and in initiating the study of resistance mechanisms in cancer chemotherapy. Additionally, gene amplification is employed in the biotechnology industry for the synthesis of highly important protein products including erythropoetin (EPO), tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), and hemophiliac factor (HF).
The last 10 years of his research career were devoted to understanding how perturbations of cell cycle progression/regulation led to genomic stability (gene amplification and aneuploidy) or cell death (apoptosis). His publications can be found at Pub Med.
Schimke has received many honors for his research, including the Sloan Prize from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, and an American Cancer Society Research Professorship. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. He has served as President of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has also served on editorial boards of various biochemical and molecular biology journals for over 34 years and has served on various scientific advisory boards. In addition, some 100 scientists have been trained/worked in Schimke's laboratory, many of whom have gone on to make significant contributions to biochemistry and molecular biology.
Schimke actually started painting in 1976 while on sabbatical in London, following the sudden death of his wife, Mary. Upon return to California he continued to paint for the next year. His paintings in oils depict scenes from London and California examples are presented (from about 20 paintings).
He "returned" to science in 1977 with the discovery of gene amplification, but in the mid-1980's Schimke has a second "burst" of art, focusing on natural products placed on canvas, emphasizing 3 dimensional qualities (representative works from that time are shown from about 15 pieces).
In February of 1995 Schimke's life changed dramatically and abruptly. While riding a bicycle in the bike lane on Sand Hill Road in Woodside, CA, he was struck by a car from behind and became a quadriplegic. He has fought back from total unconsciousness and total paralysis to the point where, although confined to a powered wheelchair, he has recovered sufficient motor function to allow limited use of arms and legs. Four years ago he started to express his creative and innovative talents with various forms of art... it is his new passion.
Eight years following his accident in 1995 he began a remarkable "burst" of creativity with various materials and media... all full of vibrant color, form and movement. He has produced some 400+ works in the past 2 1/2 years. He has explored many different genres to express himself. He has limited use of arms and hands and all paintings/drawings are done while in a wheelchair, and painted on flat surfaces in a studio in a former garage. An assistant helps with canvas construction and cleanups.
 

Schwartz, John J. 2011 Apr 6

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The primary focus of the interviews with John J. Schwartz was his tenure as Stanford’s first General Counsel. In that capacity he served the full terms of Stanford presidents Richard W. Lyman and Donald Kennedy. The conversation ranged from Stanford’s handling of the student protests of the 1960s and 1970s to the Indirect Costs scandal of Kennedy’s term. Schwartz spoke of such complicated topics as Affirmative Action, the government’s anti-trust case against universities, and the ROTC. He also talked about the Stanford Judiciary Committee and the Stanford law enforcement, and the university’s relationship to outside organizations, like the Department of Defense and Military Research.

Biography/Organization History

John Schwartz was born in Brooklyn, in 1934, and grew up in White Plains, New York. He obtained his A.B. in physics from Cornell University, graduated from Harvard Law School in 1958, and practiced tax law in Phoenix until 1961. He then obtained a doctorate in physics from the University of Rochester in 1965, joined the Stanford Department of Physics in 1968 as a research associate, and was an appointed Assistant Professor of Physics in 1969.
At that time, Stanford, as many universities, had to cope with significant unrest over the Viet Nam War and responsibility for student discipline resulting from campus disruptions rested with a faculty-student disciplinary committee. At the request of Acting President Richard Lyman, John Schwartz agreed to serve on that committee and, a year later, became chair of the committee. In 1970, President Lyman asked him to join the university administration as Special Assistant to the President. The responsibility of the position was to be the coordination of all responses to campus unrest. Over the next two years, he re-wrote and managed Stanford’s student disciplinary procedures, guided the creation of the University’s own police force with peace officer powers, and oversaw the University’s handling of all campus disruptions. He decided when certain buildings would be closed to prevent sit-ins or other occupation, and when and where sit-ins would be permitted; and he determined when police would be called, and how the University would interact with local law enforcement authorities and the courts if arrests were made.
By 1972 the level of campus disturbances had decreased, and John Schwartz was appointed Associate Vice-President and Counsel for Medical Affairs, responsible for all legal matters arising in the Medical Center. There, he created the first full service in-house legal office at Stanford. The Office counseled, negotiated, prepared documentation, and litigated matters for the Medical School, Hospital and Clinics. This approach was different from that used in various legal offices elsewhere in the University, where it was common to retain outside law firms to do a good deal of the legal work.
In 1978, President Lyman chose to extend this approach to the entire University, and John Schwartz was appointed as Stanford’s first ‘University Counsel’. In 1981, he was named Vice-President and General Counsel, by President Donald Kennedy. The purpose of this centralization was to ensure that legal positions taken by attorneys throughout the University were internally consistent and in the best interests of the University as a whole, and to improve the cost-effectiveness and quality of legal services by leveraging the talent of the University’s own attorneys who had an intimate knowledge of the University.
From 1978, throughout the terms of Presidents Lyman and Kennedy, John Schwartz, and his two senior colleagues, Mike Hudnall, Deputy General Counsel, and Iris Brest, Associate General Counsel, steered the consolidation of all University legal services under the umbrella of the General Counsel’s Office, and created a fully functional, centralized, legal office providing services ranging from real estate, corporate, labor, intellectual property, tax, hospital, trust and estate law to academic freedom of the faculty and student admissions.
During that period, Stanford was faced with many legal issues of potential significance for years to come. There was considerable labor strife throughout the campus and it would be necessary for the University to present its views in unionization elections of all of its clerical workers, and unionization elections among interns and residents at the Hospital; it would be necessary to find a solution to historically failed discussions between Stanford and the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and to effect a consolidation of their operations; the further surge in real estate prices would require the development of an innovative shared appreciation mortgage program to facilitate the purchase of homes by new faculty and senior staff; the expansion of Stanford’s Overseas Studies programs to Asia would require a tax exemption never previously granted in Japan to a foreign educational institution; the University would refuse to accede to government efforts to prevent the dissemination of faculty research in cryptology; the bull run in stocks and availability of retirement fund custodians such as Vanguard, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price and others would lead Stanford to force TIAA to allow faculty and staff to transfer their retirement funds to other custodians permitted under Stanford’s retirement plan; the increased role of the City of Palo Alto in land use development would require the University to coordinate its first multi-jurisdictional approach to a new land use plan; and the increased diversity of investment vehicles and the expertise necessary to manage them would lead to the organization of the Stanford Investment Management Company to manage the University’s endowment, and a board of oversight over that Company with authority delegated to it by the Board of Trustees.
The legal services for matters such as these, together with the corporate issues expected in an enterprise involving 20,000 students and employees, a regional shopping center, and 8,000 acres of real estate, were provided by the General Counsel’s Office. Inside the University, the Office was seen as a key participant in policy making decisions; outside the University, it was described as a “tough as nails” opponent due to its refusal to settle suits lacking in merit. The breadth and depth of these services within Stanford was unique among private universities.
John Schwartz served the full terms of Presidents Richard Lyman and Don Kennedy. He describes his career as an attorney’s dream to have contributed to a great institution by working with two University Presidents who had such high values and principles, and the determination and resources to adhere to them. He retired from Stanford in 1993, after 25 years of service.
In 1993 John Schwartz was appointed as General Counsel of Systemix, Inc., and then its President and Chief Executive Officer in 1995. Systemix was a public biotechnology company engaged in research and development of stem cell therapies. After purchase of the company by Novartis A.G. in 1998, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of StemCells Inc. and, as of this writing, continues to serve in that position. StemCells Inc. is a public company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics to treat a broad array of diseases and disorders using stem cell science. As a registered investment advisor, John Schwartz is also President of Quantum Strategies Management Co, an investment management company, which he formed in 1998.
John Schwartz has been an avid skier, sailor, pilot, fly fisherman, tennis player and bridge player. He was a ski instructor and, in 1993, was ranked first in California for age 55+ in the National Standard Racing program; in the early ‘60s, he won numerous regattas sailing a Flying Dutchman in upper New York State; as a pilot, he flew his plane from Palo Alto to South America and also to Europe in the 80’s; his love of fly fishing has taken him to numerous remote waters in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia; and he is a Life Master of bridge, a bridge director and, together with his son, Rusty, at the time of this writing, owns a number of bridge clubs in the Bay Area, including the largest club in Northern California, attracting about 300 players weekly.
Dr. Schwartz is married and has four sons, and four grandchildren.
 

Shah, Haresh C. 2011 Dec 20

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Haresh C. Shah recalls his experience of the Loma Prieta Earthquake on the Stanford campus. He discusses the importance of risk management for the university and his role in establishing a system for risk management on campus. He also discusses how he applies his risk analysis expertise to global issues, especially in the poorer part of the world in order to improve the livelihood of the people in those countries.

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Haresh C. Shah is the Obayashi Professor of Engineering, Emeritus at Stanford University. He has been a pioneer in the fields of risk analysis, earthquake engineering, and probabilistic methods for over 35 years. He has served Stanford University in many capacities, including Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering and Founding Director of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center.
Haresh C. Shah is the author of one book, has contributed to chapters in many books and has been an author or co-author of more than 350 technical papers and reports. He has been keynote speaker at many national, international conferences and has been a regular keynote invited speaker for many corporations. He is a member of many editorial boards of professional journals and professional societies.
Haresh C. Shah was the founder and senior advisor of Risk Management Solutions, Inc; the founding director and chairman, World Seismic Safety Initiative (WSSI); a member of the Board of Trustees, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; the chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee of the NTU Board of Trustees; the founder and advisor of the Singapore-NTU Alliance for Micro-Insurance; and the Chairman of the Board, Asia Risk Centre, Inc. He was also elected as honorary member to various boards.
Haresh C. Shah received a B.E. degree (1959) from Poona University, India, and degrees of M.S. (1960) and PhD. (1963) from Stanford University. Shah has received many awards, including the John S. Bickley Gold Medal for Excellence Award from the International Insurance Society for his sustained and outstanding contributions to the insurance industry.
He was given a unique award as the “Top Seismic Engineer of the 20th Century” by the Applied Technology Council/Engineering News Record in 2006. He was the 2011 recipient of the Alfred Alquist Medal, awarded by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. This award recognizes Professor Shah for his substantial contributions to the field of seismic safety and earthquake risk reduction, having directly benefited the seismic safety of the general population.

Note

Asia Byer, Robert L. Casper, Gerhard Diamond, Diana Disaster Insurance Global Academic Community Herrington, Marv India Kennedy, Donald Loma Prieta Earthquake -- Stanford University Loma Prieta Earthquake -- Stanford University -- Direct Aftermath Multidisciplinary Research Nobel Prize Poverty Risk Management Solutions (insurance company) Risk Management Solutions (insurance company) -- Asia Risk Center Rosse, James N. (James Nelson) Shah, Haresh C. Stanford University -- Civil Engineering Stanford University -- Civil Engineering -- Obayashi Chair Stanford University -- Faculty -- Professional Responsibilities Stanford University -- Office of Innovation of Technology Stanford University -- Risk Analysis & Risk Management Stanford University -- School of Engineering Stanford University -- Shah Family Endowment Stanford University -- Shah Family Fund Stanford University -- Structures -- Earthquake Safety Stanford University -- Structures -- Hoover House Stanford University -- Structures -- Roble Hall Stanford University -- Structures -- Terman Building Subsistence Agriculture -- Finances and Risk Management Third-World Nations
 

Sheehan, James J. 2012 Oct 15

 

Stone, Willfred 2010

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview conducted in June 2007 pertaining to Stone's involvement with and ideas about residential life at Stanford in the 1950s and 1960s. Topics include his time as faculty resident at Stern Hall, interactions between students and faculty in the dorms, fraternities, the issue of diversity, and the early years of the Overseas Studies program.

Biography/Organization History

Wilfred Stone joined the Stanford faculty in 1950 and served as director of freshman composition from 1962 to 1964. His published works include PROSE STYLE, A HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS and THE CAVE AND THE MOUNTAIN; A STUDY OF E. M. FORSTER. He retired in 1986 as professor emeritus.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mitchell, David W.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University--Student housing.
Stanford University--Students.
Stone, Wilfred Healy, 1917-
 

Street, Robert L. 2013 Jun 29

Scope and Content Note

This oral history interview with Robert Street begins with his description of how three things came together to place him on his career path at Stanford: excellent high school (Beverly Hills), undergraduate degree program at Stanford, and his Navy training (both ROTC and active duty). He was “in the right place at the right time” to be appointed assistant executive head of the civil engineering department in 1962 – the beginning of a dual path of both academic and administrative careers. He became department chair in 1972. Street talks about his academic and administrative experiences throughout the interview, often giving credit to the management and leadership skills he acquired in the Navy. He talks about teaching elementary fluid mechanics and statics. He also describes the changes in the campus, from being surrounded by farms when he arrived to being surrounded by what is now known as Silicon Valley today, from being a “very good” private school to a “much stronger technical university.” He discusses how Stanford engineering graduates are distinct from those of other schools as they tend towards policy or leadership or management roles as opposed to technical engineering roles. He mentions his fellowships and sabbaticals and also his efforts to maintain his research pursuits along with his management and administrative responsibilities.
Street traces the evolution of the computer from IBM punched cards to PCs and Apples (including negotiations with Steve Jobs) to current computer technology. He talks about the evolution of information systems and his responsibilities as the Vice President for Information Resources (later as Vice Provost and Dean of Libraries and Information Resources). He oversees various information systems such as LOTS and SPIRES, as well as various computer languages such as ALGOL and FORTRAN. He describes Stanford’s relationships with some Silicon Valley companies such as Sun and Cisco, as well as his relationships with many people including Ralph Goren, Bill Yundt and Michael Carter.
Street eventually returned from administrative duties to teaching and he describes the significant changes in teaching methodologies that had taken place due to changes in technology. He also describes the change from the “just do it” management approach of earlier years to the consensus styles of later years. He details his experience with information systems and his emphasis on protecting the acquisitions budgets of the libraries. Street has a high regard for the quality of students at Stanford, describing them as “superb on every level” and giving numerous examples. The interview concludes with a discussion of his retirement in 2004, his ongoing interests and contacts, and his wife and family.

Biography/Organization History

Robert L. Street was the William Alden and Martha Campbell Emeritus Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus, Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Applied Mathematics in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering.
Street was a Stanford faculty member from 1962-2004; he became an emeritus professor from 2005. Street focuses on numerical simulations related to geophysical fluid motions. His research considers the modeling of turbulence in fluid flows, which are often stratified, and includes numerical simulation of coastal upwelling, internal waves and sediment transport in coastal regions, flow in rivers, valley winds, and the planetary boundary layer.
Street authored The Analysis and Solution of Partial Differential Equations and co-authored Elementary Fluid Mechanics. In addition, he is the author or co-author of one translation and about 230 archived proceedings and journal articles. Street received the American Society of Civil Engineers Huber Prize for distinguished research (1972), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers R.T. Knapp Award (1986; jointly with Jeffrey Koseff), and the ASCE Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize (2002; jointly with Dr. Emily Zedler). He is the recipient of the 2005 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Lecture Award of ASCE's EWRI and was elected a Distinguished Member of ASCE in 2009. He is a member of the Beverly Hills High School Hall of Fame (2005).
He held a National Center for Atmospheric Research Senior Post-doctoral Fellowship in 1978 and a Faculty Fellowship in 2007; he was a Queen's Senior Post-doctoral Fellow in Marine Science [Australia] in 1985. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993) and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (2004). He has served as civil and environmental engineering department chair, associate dean of engineering, and vice provost and dean and vice president in the university. At the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, he has served as a Member of the UCAR Board of Trustees from 1983-1994 and as Chairman from 1987-1991. He is currently a member of the UCAR President's Advisory Committee on University Relations.
 

Suppes, Patrick 2010

Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview conducted in May 2007. Topics include his activities with Dr. Fred Terman; Stanford's development into a major research university; his interests in logic, computers, learning theory and brain function; and the teaching of math.

Biography/Organization History

Patrick Suppes, Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, was also director of Stanford's Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences from 1959 to 1992.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mitchell, David W.
Stanford University--History.
Suppes, Patrick, 1922-
Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982
Mathematics--Study and teaching.
 

Traugott, Elizabeth C. 2012 Jun 5

Scope and Content Note

Elizabeth C. Traugott discussed her education and career in linguistics and English at Stanford, as well as her administrative career as the vice provost and dean of graduate studies. She discussed her experience working on the status of woman faculty at Stanford in terms of recruitment and promotion, the recruitment of ethnic minorities and women in graduate education, and the university’s growth to prominence since 1970s. She also compared her experience teaching at University of California, Berkeley and at Stanford.

Biography/Organization History

Elizabeth C. Traugott is Professor Emerita of Linguistics and English at Stanford University. Traugott has done research in historical syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, lexicalization, sociohistorical linguistics, and linguistics and literature. Her current research focuses on ways to bring the theories of construction grammar, grammaticalization and lexicalization together in a unified theory of constructional change; she is working on a book on constructionalization with Graeme Trousdale. She is also coediting the Oxford Handbook of the History of English with Terttu Nevalainen.
Her publications include A History of English Syntax (1972), Linguistics for Students of Literature (1980; with Mary L. Pratt), On Conditionals (1986; co-edited with Alice ter Meulen, Judith Snitzer Reilly, and Charles A. Ferguson), Approaches to Grammaticalization (1991; co-edited with Bernd Heine, 2 volumes), Grammaticalization (1993, 2nd much revised ed. 2003; with Paul Hopper), Regularity in Semantic Change (2002; with Richard B. Dasher), Lexicalization and Language Change (2005; with Laurel J. Brinton), and Gradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization (2010; co-edited with Graeme Trousdale).
She has been an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Elizabeth C. Traugott received her PhD degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1964.
 

Turner, Paul Venable 2012 Mar 5

Biography/Organization History

Paul V. Turner is the Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art, Emeritus, in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University since 1996. Professor Turner joined the Stanford faculty in 1972. He was chairman of the art department from 1991 to 1995, director of the Stanford Program in Paris, 1989-90, and chairman of the Hanna House Board of Governors, 1991-2006. Professor Turner also chaired the University Committee on Land & Building Development for several terms.
Among the awards Professor Turner received are the Dinkelspiel Award for teaching from Stanford in 2001, and an Excellence in Education Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1993. Professor Turner also received grants from the N.E.H. Fellowships in 1977-78, 1985-86, the Graham Foundation in 1991, the Pew Foundation in 1983, and the Mellon Foundation in 1975.
Professor Turner received his M.A. in 1963 and PhD in 1971 in fine art from Harvard University. He also received a master's degree in architecture in 1969 from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Scope and Content Note

Paul V. Turner discusses early influences on his pursuit of architecture and how he became an architectural historian instead of a practicing architect, his research in Le Corbusier, his recollections of Lorenz Eitner, Al Elsen, John LaPlante and others, the evolution from the Department of Art and Architecture to the Department of Art and Art History, the challenges and accomplishments of the architecture program, his thoughts on Stanford's campus plan, his reflections on the Hanna House and Frank Lloyd Wright, and the challenges facing campus planning as the university continues to grow and expand physically, as well as academically.
 

Vincenti, Walter G. 2011

 

Voll, Peter R. 2011 Oct 24

Scope and Content Note

In this interview, Peter Voll recalled the origin and development of the Stanford Alumni Association’s Travel Study Program, 1968-1993. He touched upon the growth of the travel industry worldwide, and on the way the Stanford Alumni Association made use of the University’s growing connections with international leaders who had at one time or another been Stanford students. Individuals mentioned include Alice Coogan, Rixford K. Snyder, Tom Newell, Della van Heyst, Don Kennedy, and David Packard.

Biography/Organization History

In 1972 Peter (Stanford, 1965) joined the Stanford Alumni Association as a marketing consultant for the Stanford Alpine Chalet and soon after became the business/advertising manager of the first seven issues of Stanford magazine. In 1974 he took the reins of the Association’s fledgling Travel/Study Program, which he spent the next 18 years developing it into one of the premier alumni travel programs in the United States. Under Peter's leadership, the Travel/Study Program expanded from 3 programs in 1973 to more than sixty in 1992. He established Peter Voll Associates (PVA) in 1983 as an independent venture and in 1993 left Stanford to devote himself full time to PVA. A significant amount of his business was in the Middle East, and after 9.11. 2001, Peter merged his company with High Country Passage.
For PVA and High Country Passage Peter organized, marketed, and managed educational tours for alumni associations, museum memberships, and special interest groups and corporations. Clients included Smithsonian Associates, American Museum of Natural History, National Parks and Conservation Association, National Audubon Society, National Geographic Expeditions, and National Trust for Historic Preservation; the Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Smith, Columbia, Stanford, MIT, Northwestern, Rice, University Chicago, UC-Berkeley, Cal Tech, UCLA, and USC alumni associations; and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Common Wealth Club of California, and the California Academy of Sciences.
During his career Peter has designed and implemented more than 200 different educational tours to U.S. and worldwide destinations, by land, ship, train, riverboat, and private jet charter. He launched a number of travel industry firsts: tourist trips to the People’s Republic of China in 1978, and alumni tours to Burma (now Myanmar) in 1979, cruise tours to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1992 and land tours to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1997; in 1995 the first cruise ship voyages to the Arabian Gulf between Kuwait and Oman; in 1992 the first university alumni association charter of a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker to reach the North Pole; the first private 727 expedition jet trip in 1991 to remote kingdoms in Africa. Peter has also served as a consultant in developing itineraries and educational tours for a number of tour companies, including Special Expeditions (now Lindblad Expeditions), Clipper Cruise Line, TCS Expeditions, and Zegrahm Expeditions. In addition, he has served as a consultant to the National Geographic Society and the Discovery Channel in the development of their travel programs.
At a celebration of Peter Voll's career, shortly before his untimely death in 2012, Linda Burek of Palo Alto's Criterion Travel declared, "The program Peter developed (at Stanford) is the strongest in the business. It was ahead of its time. Now it's the mainstream. He set the benchmark. He brought everybody up." Steve Ridgeway, who looked upon Peter Voll as a mentor and with Voll helped establish Educational Travel Consultants, an annual conference of travel providers, said, "He really was a trailblazer."
 

Series 6 Founding Grant Project Interviews 2009-2011

 

Bradley, Judith Lynn 2009 Apr 30

 

Coblentz, Jean 2011 Apr 5

 

Docter, Stephen D. 2009 Apr 30

 

Ely, Leonard W. 2009 Apr 3

 

Farrar, Nancy L. 2009 Apr 30

 

Farrar, William R. 2011 Apr 5

 

Maveety, Patrick J. 2009 Apr 30

 

Narver, Ellen 2009 Apr 30

 

Rehmus, Frederick P. 2009 Apr 30

 

Rehmus, Frederick P. 2011 Apr 5

 

Rensselaer, Cortlandt Van 2009 Apr 30

 

Ritchie, Milton Hoke 2009 Apr 30

 

Rodgers, Joseph L. 2009 Apr 30

 

Spaeth, C. Grant 2009 Apr 30

 

Telleen, L. Sherman and Telleen, Marjorie Horcuitz 2009 Apr 30

 

Wells, Alison Dice 2009 Apr 30

 

Wells, Edwin A. 2009 Apr 30

 

Series 7 Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Oral History Project 2011 Apr 15

Scope and Content Note

On April 15, during the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration on Stanford University campus, 14 return Peace Corps volunteers were interviewed by representatives of the Stanford Historical Society.
 

Bishop, Jonathan 2011 Apr 15

 

Booker, Jayne 2011 Apr 15

 

Butler, Lew 2011 Apr 15

 

Butler, Suzanne 2011 Apr 15

 

Consear, Pam 2011 Apr 15

 

Duff-Brown, Beth 2011 Apr 15

 

Horley, Al 2011 Apr 15

 

Le, Yen 2011 Apr 15

 

Mukoyama, Wesley 2011 Apr 15

 

Parker, George 2011 Apr 15

 

Robertson, Sandy 2011 Apr 15

 

Steinhart, John 2011 Apr 15

 

Straley, Rosemary George 2011 Apr 15

 

Underdall, Jerry 2011 Apr 15

 

Welch, Michael 2011 Apr 15

 

Series 8 Stanford Presidential Families Project 2009-2010

 

Lyman, Jing 2010 Jun-Dec

 

"Memories of Billie Bell", Voss, David and Kennedy, Jeanne 2009 Apr 28

 

Plunkett, Judith Sterling 2013 Jan 3

Scope and Content Note

Judy Sterling Plunkett, the youngest of three children of Wally and Ann Sterling, moved to Stanford with her family at age 5. She speaks fondly about growing up in Hoover House and reminisces about both of her parents, the house itself, house staff, childhood activities, and the family dog. She mentions discussions with her father about campus disruptions in the 1960s at the end of his presidency.

Biography/Organization History

Judith Sterling Plunkett, the youngest child of Stanford President J. E. Wallace Sterling, spent much of her childhood on Stanford Campus, living in Hoover House. She grew to know the Hoover House and Stanford support staff, from the Hoover House butler to the owner of Piers Dairy, and became known to the Stanford population in general as “Wally’s Dolly.” Because President Sterling’s position required a great deal of entertaining, Plunkett frequently found herself, while still a child, at formal dinners with a variety of notables and Stanford donors. She and her sister and brother all attended Stanford Elementary School.
Judith Plunkett eventually attended Stanford University for her BA and then for a MAT from the Stanford School of Education. She used the degree to teach, but also branched out into wider efforts for social service. Her resume demonstrates a passion for social improvement, including work to improve public health, human services, and youth services in her community. She was also a public member of the Federal Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and published articles on youth and families in Pasadena and the importance of children’s exposure to art.
More recently, Judith Plunkett has worked as Executive Director for the California Arboretum Foundation and as the Director of the Society of Fellows for the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Honors bestowed upon her include Stanford Cap and Gown, Outstanding Young Woman of America, Volunteer Service Award from Pasadena Council of Women’s clubs, and the Community Service Award for Exemplary Activist and Leader in Public Policy from the Alano Club.
 

Series 9 Stanford Arts Initiative Project 2012

 

Wolff, Tobias 2012 Oct 24

Scope and Content Note

The oral history interview with Tobias Wolff focuses on his experiences at Stanford University, first as a Stegner Fellow, then as a lecturer and graduate student, and finally returning some years later as a member of the faculty. Wolff covers the evolution of the Stegner Fellow program, the relationship of the Creative Writing Program to the English Department, the various faculty members and department heads who influenced him, and his own development as a mentor and faculty member. He discusses the Stegner Fellowship, Mirrielees Fellowship and Truman Capote Fellowship, and provides general comparisons of creative writing approaches and traditional and current approaches to English Literature. He also discusses the importance of giving and receiving feedback and criticism in a productive manner. He credits the Stegner Fellowship program with doing that for him.
Wolff describes the contributions of various people over the years in enhancing the quality of the Creative Writing Program and the Stegner Fellowship today. He concludes by mentioning his participation in collaborative, inter-departmental programs, such as Thinking Matters.

Biography/Organization History

Tobias Wolff is the author of the novels The Barracks Thief and Old School, the memoirs This Boy's Life and In Pharaoh's Army, and the short story collections In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, and The Night in Question. His most recent collection of short stories, Our Story Begins, won The Story Prize for 2008. Other honors include the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award – both for excellence in the short story – the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has also been the editor of Best American Short Stories, The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories, and A Doctor's Visit: The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov. His work appears regularly in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, and other magazines and literary journals.
Tobias Wolff has been at Stanford since 1997.