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World Bank Group Archives Oral History Program

July 1961 - present

 

The Oral History program at the World Bank began in 1961 as an historical project to record a series of interviews with present and former members of the staff. Initially, the program was collaboration with the Brookings Institution. Around thirty interviews were conducted which constituted a major source for the authorized history of the Bank by Edward S. Mason and Robert E. Asher, The World Bank Since Bretton Woods (Brookings, 1973). The program was re-established during the 1980s. Beginning in 1993 the program became one of the main functions of the Archives' Office of the Historian until its disbanding in April 1998. Recently, the program has been re-established for the new millennium. Interviews provide glimpses into the complexity of the World Bank's evolution since the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944. Its original purpose was to build an institutional memory for scholars. Now these interviews serve as learning and knowledge tools for the World Bank Group. Each interview includes the dates, the number of sessions, the name of the interviewer, a transcription, and particularly a list of principal positions the interviewee held during his/her World Bank tenure. Portions of these transcripts may be redacted.

 

Issues only available in English.

 

Otherwise known as:

Oral History Program Interview Series

World Bank History Project

 

Sub-series:

The Brookings Institution

 


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Transcript of oral history interview with Pieter P. Bottelier held on January 7, 11 and 19, 1993 (English)

On January 7, 11 and 19, 1993, Pieter P. Bottelier was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by John P. Lewis, Richard Webb and Devesh Kapur. ... See More +

Transcript 124189 MAR 01, 2018

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Transcript of oral history interview with Russell Cheetham held on June 4 and 6, 2012 (English)

On June 4 and 6, 2012, Russell Cheetham was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Charles Ziegler. During his tenure at the Bank from 1969 to 1996, Mr. ... See More +

Transcript 97682 JUN 04, 2015

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Transcript of oral history interview with James D. Wolfensohn held on June 5 and 14, September 25, and December 3, 2006 (English)

In June, September, and December 2006, James D. Wolfensohn was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by William Becker. ... See More +

Transcript 79152 JUN 05, 2013

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Transcript of oral history interview with Paul Cadario held on April 4, 17, 22 and 30, 2013 (English)

In November 1991, Paul Cadario was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Charles Ziegler. During his tenure at the Bank as a professional affiliate, Paul started his career in the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1975. ... See More +

Transcript 103923 APR 04, 2013

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Transcript of oral history interview with Mark Baird held on May 5 and 6, 2010 (English)

In May 2010, Mark Baird was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Charles Ziegler. During his tenure at the Bank from 1974 to 2002, Mr. ... See More +

Transcript 78888 MAY 06, 2010

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Transcript of oral history interview with Anne O. Krueger held on January 29, 2010 (English)

On January 29, 2010, Anne O. Krueger was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Marie T. Zenni. During her tenure at the Bank from 1982 to 1987, Mrs. ... See More +

Transcript 79064 JAN 29, 2010

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Transcript of oral history interview with Catherine Gwin held on January 20, 2010 (English)

In January 2010, Catherine Gwin was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Charles Ziegler. During her tenure at the Bank from 2001 to 2007, Mrs. ... See More +

Transcript 79017 JAN 20, 2010

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Transcript of oral history interview with Davidson Sommers held on August 2, 1961 (English)

In August 1961, Davidson Sommers was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Prof. Robert Oliver. During his tenure at the Bank from 1946 to 1959, Mr. ... See More +

Transcript 79123 MAY 08, 2009

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Transcript of oral history interview with Sir William Iliff held on June 10, 1970 : Summary (English)

In August 1961, Sir William Iliff was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Robert Oliver. During his tenure at the Bank from 1948 to 1962, Sir Iliff worked in the following areas: in the loan department as director (1948-1951); as assistant to the president (1951-1956); and as vice president to the World Bank and the Internal Development Association (1956-1962). ... See More +

Transcript 79048 MAR 09, 2009

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Transcript of oral history interview with Thomas Ambrose Blinkhorn held on June 16, 17 and 18, 2008 (English)

In June 2008, Thomas Ambrose Blinkhorn was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Robert P. Grathwol. During his tenure at the Bank from 1970 to 1999, Mr. ... See More +

Transcript 81935 JUN 16, 2008

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Transcript of oral history interview with Daniel R. Gross held on April 30, 2008 (English)

In April 2008, Daniel R. Gross was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by William Becker. During his tenure at the Bank from 1989 to 2004, Mr. ... See More +

Transcript 79014 APR 30, 2008

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Transcript of oral history interview with Bernhard H. Liese held on April 9 and 17, 2008 (English)

In April 2008, Bernhard H. Liese was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Charles Ziegler. During her tenure at the Bank from 1976 to 2002, Mr. ... See More +

Transcript 93164 APR 17, 2008

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Transcript of oral history interview with Guy Pfeffermann held on April 3, 2008 (English)

In April 2008, Guy Pfeffermann was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by William Becker. He joined the Bank in young professionals program. ... See More +

Transcript 102142 APR 03, 2008

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Transcript of oral history interview with Ana-Maria Arriagada held on December 11, 2007 (English)

In December 2007, Ana-Maria Arriagada was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Marie T. Zenni. During her tenure at the Bank from 1981 to 2007, Mrs. ... See More +

Transcript 78885 DEC 11, 2007

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Transcript of oral history interview with Geoffrey B. Lamb held on November 19, 2007 (English)

On November 19, 2007, Geoffrey B. Lamb was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by William H. Becker. During his tenure at the Bank from 1980 to 2006, Mr. ... See More +

Transcript 79066 NOV 19, 2007

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Transcript of oral history interview with Frannie A. Leautier held on May 16 and 18, 2007 (English)

On July 25, 1961, Frannie A. Leautier was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Marie T. Zenni. During her tenure at the bank from 1992 to present, Mrs. ... See More +

Transcript 79068 MAY 18, 2007

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Transcript of oral history interview with Katherine Marshall held on January 30 and 31, 2007 (English)

In January 2007, Katherine Marshall was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Marie T. Zenni. During her tenure at the Bank from 1972 to 2006, Mrs. ... See More +

Transcript 79081 JAN 31, 2007

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Transcript of oral history interview with Nancy Birdsall held on October 4, 2006, and January 3, 2007 (English)

In October 2006, and January 2007, Nancy Birdsall was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Marie T. Zenni. ... See More +

Transcript 78939 JAN 03, 2007

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Transcript of oral history interview with Gregory Ingram held on July 07 and November 20, 2006 (English)

In July 7 and November 20, 2006, Gregory Ingram was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Charles Ziegler. ... See More +

Transcript 110247 JUL 01, 2006

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Transcript of an interview with Bruce Benton interview by Robert P. Grathwol held on May 9 and 16, June 13 and 17, 2006 (English)

In May 9 and 16, June 13 and 27, 2006, Bruce Benton was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Robert P. ... See More +

Transcript 108395 JUN 27, 2006

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Transcript of oral history interview with Pieter P. Bottelier held on January 7, 11 and 19, 1993 (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124189 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Russell Cheetham held on June 4 and 6, 2012 (English)
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JUN 04, 2015 97682 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with James D. Wolfensohn held on June 5 and 14, September 25, and December 3, 2006 (English)
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JUN 05, 2013 79152 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Paul Cadario held on April 4, 17, 22 and 30, 2013 (English)
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APR 04, 2013 103923 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Mark Baird held on May 5 and 6, 2010 (English)
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MAY 06, 2010 78888 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Anne O. Krueger held on January 29, 2010 (English)
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JAN 29, 2010 79064 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Catherine Gwin held on January 20, 2010 (English)
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JAN 20, 2010 79017 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Davidson Sommers held on August 2, 1961 (English)
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MAY 08, 2009 79123 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Sir William Iliff held on June 10, 1970 : Summary (English)
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MAR 09, 2009 79048 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Thomas Ambrose Blinkhorn held on June 16, 17 and 18, 2008 (English)
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JUN 16, 2008 81935 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Daniel R. Gross held on April 30, 2008 (English)
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APR 30, 2008 79014 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Bernhard H. Liese held on April 9 and 17, 2008 (English)
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APR 17, 2008 93164 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Guy Pfeffermann held on April 3, 2008 (English)
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APR 03, 2008 102142 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Ana-Maria Arriagada held on December 11, 2007 (English)
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DEC 11, 2007 78885 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Geoffrey B. Lamb held on November 19, 2007 (English)
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NOV 19, 2007 79066 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Frannie A. Leautier held on May 16 and 18, 2007 (English)
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MAY 18, 2007 79068 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Katherine Marshall held on January 30 and 31, 2007 (English)
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JAN 31, 2007 79081 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Nancy Birdsall held on October 4, 2006, and January 3, 2007 (English)
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JAN 03, 2007 78939 Transcript
Transcript of oral history interview with Gregory Ingram held on July 07 and November 20, 2006 (English)
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JUL 01, 2006 110247 Transcript
Transcript of an interview with Bruce Benton interview by Robert P. Grathwol held on May 9 and 16, June 13 and 17, 2006 (English)
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JUN 27, 2006 108395 Transcript