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Oral History Program

The Stanford GSB Oral History Program is dedicated to the preservation of the collective memory of the school through recordings of faculty, staff, and alumni.

Computing at Stanford GSB: Bridging into the Future
Computing at the Stanford GSB, Part 2
On July 28, 2015, a panel discussion on the history of computing at the GSB and how it impacted the school's mission, structure, and growth.
Computing at the Stanford GSB: Laying the Foundations
Computing at the Stanford GSB, Part 1
On October 20, 2014, a faculty panel reviewed the beginnings and early years of computing at the GSB.
An Evening With Five Deans from Stanford GSB
An Evening with Five Deans
On February 26, 2013, a historic gathering of the five living deans of Stanford GSB took place in Cemex Auditorium at Stanford University.
History of Venture Capital Education at Stanford
History of Venture Capital Education
On May 14, 2012, a panel convened to discuss the history of venture capital education at Stanford — in our series on the history of Stanford GSB.
After the War: A New Beginning. GSB History Series
After the War: A New Beginning
On September 8, 2011, a faculty panel discusses Stanford GSB’s gradual transformation into a major center of academic research after World War II.

More History Highlights

Voices from the Past

Hear again the voices of men and women present during the earliest days of Stanford GSB. For example, a recording of Paul Holden, one of our first faculty members, who came to Stanford GSB in 1926.

Early Years of the PMP

On October 28, 2010, the Oral History program and the Public Management Program (PMP) held a panel discussion on the early years of the PMP. Moderated by Prof. Robert Flanagan, the panel included:

  • PMP founder and former Stanford GSB Dean Arjay Miller
  • First PMP Director John Steinhart
  • Professors Alain Enthoven, Henry Rowen, and Charles Holloway
A Look Back at George Leland Bach

Watch the panel discussion held on May 29, 2009, in commemoration of George Leland Bach, Stanford faculty member who played a decisive role in the transformation of graduate business education in the 20th century.

Lessons That Stand the Test of Time

How have Stanford GSB faculty influenced future leaders? Read Lessons That Stand the Test of Time in the May 2007 issue of Stanford Business magazine is a fond look back at how inspiring teachers shaped today’s executives.