Guide to the Oral history interview with John S. Dickey, 1975 - 1978Manuscript DOH-1

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Title:

Guide to the Oral history interview with John S. Dickey, 1975 - 1978

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-1

Collection Dates:

1975 - 1978

Size of Collection:

45 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each)

Abstract:

John Sloan Dickey, twelfth president of Dartmouth College. Oral history interview documenting his career and presidency of Dartmouth College.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history collection of John Sloan Dickey contains audiocassette recordings, reel to reel tapes, transcripts of the recordings and a tape log of the interview. The interview was conducted by Professor Jere Daniell periodically over the years 1975-1978. The entire interview runs for approximately 45 hours and covers President Dickey's childhood in Pennsylvania through his undergraduate experience at Dartmouth to his legal career and experiences at the U.S. Department of State and culminates in discussions of his presidency of Dartmouth College.

Biography

John Sloan Dickey was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania on November 4, 1907. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth in 1929 and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1932. Dickey worked for the Massachusetts Dept. of Corrections and was in private legal practice in Boston from 1932 to 1940. For the next five years, he served in numerous capacities at the U.S. Department of State: Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Sayre; Special Assistant to Secretary of State Cordell Hull; Special Assistant to Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs Nelson A. Rockefeller; Chief, Division of World Trade Intelligence; Director of the Office of Public Affairs; and Public Liaison Officer, U.S. Delegation to the San Francisco Conference on International Organization. In addition, Dickey was on the faculty of the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC at its inception, 1944-45. In 1945, he became President of Dartmouth College and remained president for 25 years, retiring in 1970. While president, he also served on President Truman's 1947 Committee on Civil Rights, the United Nations Collective Measures Committee in 1951, and as consultant to Secretary of State Acheson on disarmament. After stepping down as president, Dickey continued his affiliation with Dartmouth by teaching Canadian-American relations as the Bicentennial Professor of Public Affairs. Dickey died in Hanover on February 9, 1991.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1

Draft Transcripts and Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2

Final Transcript

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Open.

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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3

Cassettes #1-17 Use Copies

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Open.

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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 4

Cassettes #18-34 Use Copies

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Open.

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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5

Cassettes #35-45 Use Copies

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Open.

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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

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Box: 6

Cassettes #1-17 Masters -- Not for use

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Closed.

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Closed.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 7

Cassettes #18-34 Masters -- Not for Use

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Closed.

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Closed.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 8

Cassettes #35-45 Masters -- Not for Use

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Closed.

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Closed.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 9

Sound Tape Reels

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Closed.

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Closed.

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Box: 10

Sound Tape Reels

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Closed.

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Closed.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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