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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Social Thought archive
    Creator: Social Thought
    Creator: Phillips, Michael, 1938-
    Identifier/Call Number: M2750
    Physical Description: 20 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
    Physical Description: 1.3 gigabyte(s) 1 audio CD
    Date (inclusive): circa 1986-1998
    Abstract: Collection of audio recordings from public radio program Social Thought.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift; 2021. Accession 2021-413

    Biographical / Historical

    Michael Phillips (1938-) is an author of eleven books. As a banker in 1967 he organized Mastercard, and he has been a business consultant involved with marketing research and corporate responsibility for companies around the world. Phillips was president of the Point Foundation from 1972 to 1974 and Business and Portfolio Manager of Glide Foundation from 1971 to 1981. In addition to his books, Phillips has written articles for Esquire, WET, Whole Earth Review, and CoEvolution Quarterly. From 1988 to 1998 he produced and hosted the national public radio program Social Thought, interviewing a variety of thinkers and scholars in fields such as economics, sociology, political science, public policy, and the environment. The program was also broadcast on Armed Forces Radio.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Social Thought archive (M2750). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection comprises audio recordings (both edited and unedited) of interviews conducted by Michael Phillips for his radio show Social Thought, a public radio program from 1988 to 1998. Boxes 1-19 contain the audio recordings, and Box 20 contains paper files, including recording and broadcast information as well as signed releases, photographs, and other material.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Radio programs
    Authors -- Interviews
    Economics -- Research.