Guide to the Oral history interview with Walter Burke, 1996 August 9 - 1996 August 27Manuscript DOH-22

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Title:

Guide to the Oral history interview with Walter Burke, 1996 August 9 - 1996 August 27

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-22

Collection Dates:

1996 August 9 - 1996 August 27

Size of Collection:

6 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each).

Abstract:

Walter Burke, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Emeritus of Dartmouth College. Oral history interview documenting his years as a trustee of the college during the presidencies of John Kemeny and David McLaughlin.

Access to Collection:

Restricted until 2012.

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

Restricted until 2012.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of Walter Burke is comprised of audiocassette recordings and an indexed transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Jane L. Carroll during August 1998. The entire interview runs for approximately five and a half hours and covers Mr. Burke's years as a member of the board of trustees, including his chairmanship of the board, as well as the trustees' management of the college endowment and their selection of David McLaughlin as the fourteenth president of the college.

Biography

Walter Burke was born on July 30, 1922 and was raised in Larchmont, New York and matriculated at Dartmouth in the fall of 1940. His Dartmouth education was interrupted by World War II when he joined the Navy in the fall of 1942. Following his discharge four years later, Burke entered Columbia Law School and received his J.D. degree in 1948. After practicing law for four years, he spent the remainder of his career as the investment adviser to the Sherman Fairchild family and later as president and director of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation. Burke served as a trustee of the College from 1976-1986 and was chairman of the board from 1983-1986.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: Aug 1996

Transcripts

Access Restrictions

Closed until 2012.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: Aug 1996

Masters and Copies of Audio Cassette Tapes

Access Restrictions

Closed until 2012.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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