An Interview with Dr. Robert M. Hutchins

An Interview with Dr. Robert M. Hutchins

Robert M. Hutchins FW07351 / FC 7351

Educational philosopher Dr. Robert M. Hutchins (1899–1977) is interviewed by journalist Howard Langer in this 1958 recording. At the time of the interview, Hutchins, the former president and chancellor of the University of Chicago, was the president of the Fund for the Republic, which he described as a foundation dedicated to “defending and advancing the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.” Dr. Hutchins discusses issues the Fund sought to understand and address that “the founding fathers never contemplated,” including large government bureaucracy, mass media communication, and labor unions. Dr. Hutchins also talks about his ideas for improving education in America, first and foremost by finding ways to “indicate that education is a serious matter.” Liner notes include a transcription of the interview.

Year Released 1958
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1958 Folkways Records
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Instructional; Music--Juvenile; Spoken word; United States History

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101 Introduction Robert M. Hutchins 4:34
102 The Basic Issues Program Robert M. Hutchins 8:00
201 American Education Robert M. Hutchins 9:24
202 Free Press Robert M. Hutchins 4:19
203 For Young People Robert M. Hutchins 3:59
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