OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Mary Marshall Clark

Portrait of Mary Marshall Clark

Mary Marshall Clark directs the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, the first university-based oral history program and archive in the world, founded in 1948. She is a past president of the United States Oral History Association and has served on the executive council of the International Oral History Association. Currently, she directs one of the largest oral history projects documenting the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001. She has also conducted a wide range of biographical interviews for Columbia University on a wide variety of subjects—including women’s history, media and journalism history, political history, philanthropy, and the history of psychoanalysis—speaking with U.S. congresswoman Bella Abzug and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, among others.

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