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Title Riley, Gresham
Author Finley, Judith Reid, 1936-
Type of Resource mixed material
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Created 1992-05-27
Date Digitized 2010-05-18
Rights Statement Portions of this interview may only be used for educational or scholarly purposes. All rights in the manuscript and recording, including the right to publish, are reserved to the Colorado College Tutt Library. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH IN ANY FORMAT MUST BE REQUESTED from Special Collections, Colorado College Tutt Library.
Description Gresham Riley was born in Jackson, Mississippi on June 27, 1938. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Baylor University in 1960. After a year in Germany as a Fulbright scholar, he went on to get his M.A. in 1963, and his Ph.D. in 1965 in philosophy, from Yale University, where he focused on the works of the philosopher, C. S. Peirce. He joined the faculty of New College in Florida in 1965, but soon entered the ranks of its administration as acting provost in 1973, and then as provost from 1973 to 1975. From 1975 through 1981, he was the dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Riley served as Colorado College’s tenth president from June 1980 until June 1992. His most notable accomplishments at Colorado College include a successful capital campaign drive from 1984 through 1989, raising $49.6 million, which resulted in the construction of two major campus buildings, the Worner Student Center, and the Barnes Science Center.
Note (admin) Digitized from the original Special Collections Audio tape R71. This interview is part of a larger collection totaling 89 individuals. Interview transcripts converted to PDF/A from Microsoft Word. Other file materials, biographical data sheets, indexes, legal releases scanned from originals and converted to text searchable PDF/A using Fujitsu 4150 scanner and Scandallpro software version 1.5. Scanned at 400 dpi. Photos scanned at 500 dpi and saved as jpeg. There are 131 preservation wave files (44.1 kHz, 16-bit) and 131 delivery mp3 files (128 kbps) in the set. Each file represents up to an hour of material, equivalent to one side of a reel-to-reel tape or both sides of a cassette tape. The 262 files are now located on both of two hard drives in Special Collections, the master drive (A1) formatted for Mac and a backup drive (B1) formatted for PC. (.wav preservation masters created by Tom Sanny using Final Cut Pro. Analog tapes digitized as QuickTime 44k16b .mov files. Dead air edited out and sound levels adjusted ; .wav files exported using FCP QuickTime Conversion tool ; .mp3 files created from .wav files using Switch.) All files are monaural.
Subject (topic) Oral history
Universities and colleges
College administrators
College presidents
Subject (corporate name) Colorado College
Subject (personal name) Riley, Gresham
Subject (time) 1980-1989
Subject (geographic) Colorado
Colorado Springs (Colo.)
Subject (form) Personal narratives
Audio recording
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
Series Title Colorado College Oral History Collection
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:3088
Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
RileyGresham1.mp3   Audio access 1 audio/mpeg 56.21MB 0
RileyGresham2.mp3   Audio access 2 audio/mpeg 54.12MB 0
RileyGresham3.mp3   Audio access 3 audio/mpeg 50.20MB 0
RileyGreshamPhoto1.jpg   Photo 1 -- Gresham Riley. Source: Special Collections. Photo File. Biography image/jpeg 1.73MB 0
RileyGreshamPhoto2.jpg   Photo 2 -- Gresham Riley. Source: Special Collections. Photo File. Biography image/jpeg 1.30MB 0
RileyGreshamPhoto3.jpg   Photo 3 -- Gresham Riley. Source: Special Collections. Photo File. Biography image/jpeg 1.30MB 0
RileyGreshamaBio.pdf   Biographical information sheet application/pdf 215.58KB 0
RileyGreshamcTranscript.pdf   Transcript of interview application/pdf 260.41KB 0
RileyGreshamdAgreement.pdf   Permission agreement application/pdf 57.25KB 0

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