Guide to the Oral history interview with Ira M. Heyman, 2008 January 23Manuscript DOH-291

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Guide to the Oral history interview with Ira M. Heyman, 2008 January 23

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-291

Collection Dates:

2008 January 23

Size of Collection:

2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each); 1 WAV file.; Transcript: 65 p.


Ira Michael Heyman, trustee of the college from 1982 to 1993. Oral history interview documenting his undergraduate years at Dartmouth and service as a trustee during the presidencies of David McLaughlin and James Freedman.

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 Ira Michael Heyman is comprised of audiocassette and digital recordings and a transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Mary Donin on January 23, 2008. The entire interview runs for approximately an hour and 45 minutes and covers his undergraduate years and his service as a trustee of the college.


Ira Michael Heyman graduated from Dartmouth College in 1951. After serving as a U.S. Marine Corps officer during the Korean War, he entered Yale University Law School, where he became editor of the Yale Law Journal. He graduated in 1956, and from 1958 to 1959 he served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren. He is an Emeritus Professor of Law and of City and Regional Planning, and was Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He served as a trustee of the College from 1982 to 1993, including chair from 1991-93.

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