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Guide to the Oral history interview with Alan I. Bildner, 2008 June 7Manuscript DOH-275

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Guide to the Oral history interview with Alan I. Bildner, 2008 June 7

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-275

Collection Dates:

2008 June 7

Size of Collection:

1 sound cassette (ca. 60 min.); 1 WAV file.; Transcript: 15 p.


Allen I. Bildner, Dartmouth Class of 1947, Tuck 1948. Oral history interview documenting his friendship with James O. Freedman and his philanthropic initiatives at Dartmouth.

Access to Collection:

Closed until 2023.

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 Restrictions

Closed until 2023.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview with Allen I. Bildner is comprised of one audiocassette, one WAV file and a transcript of the recording. The interview was conducted by Mary Donin on June 7, 2008. The entire interview runs for approximately thirty minutes and discusses the origins of the Bildner Endowment at Dartmouth and Allen Bildner's relationship with James O. Freedman.


Allen I. Bildner, Dartmouth Class of 1947, Tuck 1948 is the retired chairman of Kings Super Markets, Inc., and a past chairman of the Food Marketing Institute in Washington, D.C. Allen and Joan Bildner are the founders and owners of SME Co., Inc., a family management and investment firm. The Bildner Family Foundation has supported many Dartmouth initiatives, including the Bildner Endowment for Human and Intergroup Relations, established in 1990 and the Bildner residence hall. The Bildners received Dartmouth's 2003 Social Justice Award for their service and socially conscious philanthropy.

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