Guide to the Oral history interview with David M. Shribman, 2009 Jun 13Manuscript DOH-305

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Guide to the Oral history interview with David M. Shribman, 2009 Jun 13

Call Number:

Manuscript DOH-305

Collection Dates:

2009 Jun 13

Size of Collection:

2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 min. each); 1 WAV file.; Transcript: 40 p.


David Shribman, class of '76, trustee of the college from 1993 to 2003. Oral history interview documenting his undergraduate years and his service as a trustee of the college.

Access to Collection:

Closed until 2023.

Use & Access

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Access Restrictions

Closed until 2023.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The oral history interview of David Shribman is comprised of audiocassette and digital recordings and a transcript of the recordings. The interview was conducted by Mary Donin on June 13, 2009. The entire interview runs for approximately ninety minutes and covers his undergraduate years and his service as a trustee of the college.


David M. Shribman, '76 served as a trustee of the college from 1993 to 2003. He joined The Boston Globe after serving as national political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, covering national politics for The New York Times, writing for the feature and national staffs of The Washington Star and working in the Washington bureau and city room of The Buffalo Evening News. He was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of national politics and the Washington scene. In 2001, he was appointed Adjunct Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has served on the editorial board of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, on the alumni council and on the board of visitors of the Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences, was an alumni interviewer and admissions District Enrollment Director. At Dartmouth, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, was a member of the Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity and was selected a James Reynolds Scholar for graduate study at Cambridge University, England. He is a member of the editorial board of the Dilemmas in American Politics, a series of scholarly books published by Westview Press. Mr. Shribman received an honorary degree from Salem State College in May 1996. In 1997 he was the Virginius Dabney Distinguished Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University, and in 1999 he was the Richman Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Brandeis University. He has also served as journalist-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame and as Scholar-in-Residence in political science at Gettysburg College. Mr. Shribman also edited, with Edward Connery Lathem, the book Miraculously Builded in Our Hearts: A Dartmouth Reader, published in 1999.

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