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Sloan School of Management Oral History Project records

Identifier: AC-0632

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Sloan School of Management Oral History Project records contain interviews, including audio and digital transcript copies, created during the Sloan Oral History Project, a special project of the MIT Sloan School of Management during 2010-2015. George Roth was the project director and was an interviewer along with Robert (Bob) McKersie and Alan White. There are also a set of documents, some born-digital, some scanned, submitted by interviewees as background information. The digital documents in this collection are primarily word processing documents, PDFs, and audio formats (mp3, WMA, and WAV). Most audio is digital or digitized, however some audio exists only on cassette tape.


  • Creation: 2010 - 2015


Conditions Governing Access

Audio recordings in this collection must be reviewed to identify any restricted material before access can be granted. Please submit your requests at least ten business days before your desired visit to allow time for this review. An archivist will respond within five business days to let you know whether your requested material is open. For complete information on this policy, see our Statement on Accessing Institute Records.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the transcript of the interview is open. Access to the recording shall be restricted during the lifetime of interviewee.

Digital Access Note

Some parts of this collection are available online. Links to specific online digital items are found within their entry in this finding aid.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or MIT.


43.725 Gigabytes (322 digital files)

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Organized into two series: Series 1. Interviews; Series 2. Documents provided by interviewees. Digital files in the collection have been arranged intellectually.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some of the audio files for the interviews exist only as audio cassette tapes and would require reformatting prior to researcher use, even if the audio is no longer restricted. If you would like to access this material please submit a request and Distinctive Collections will evaluate whether it is feasible at this time with current resources.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by George Roth in June 2016 via Dropbox. Digital archivist at the time, Kari Smith, downloaded the files. Missing file for John Reed downloaded from Dropbox on 2021 November 17 by digital archivist, Joe Carrano.

Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.

Processing Information

Digital archivist, Joe Carrano, renamed multiple audio files due to spelling errors in interviewee names or when the incorrect interviewee was named. The "Audio_files" folder was originally called "Audio Files Original WAV". This folder was renamed to reflect that it was not only WAV files and then used to contain the full set of audio interviews organized by date and interviewee. Originally, there was another folder called "Audio files for transcription". The content within was deleted if duplicated in the "Audio_files" folder. If a file in the "Audio files for transcription" folder was not present in the "Audio_files" folder, he moved it there and created a folder for it based on the naming pattern of the other folders, such as [date]_[interviewee name].

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Repository Details

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