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What else? Then somebody, then a Fortune researcher wanted to interview me--I got her on the phone--about the very rich and charity. I said that knowing I was about to come here, that I didn't really think I could answer that question by yes or no, or in one minute [laughter]. So, instead, I came over here

Q:

To have your oral history interview.

Heiskell:

To have my oral history.

Q:

Okay. Let's go back to Harvard. We didn't talk about the 350th anniversary. Why won't you describe some of your impressions of it, and some of the highlights.

Heiskell:

Well, the 350th anniversary had been in the planning stage for--oh, two or three years, with many people looking at it with a considerable degree of anxiety, because you don't want it to appear too flamboyant, too showy; on the other hand, if you're going to have a 350th, you've got to have a lot of events. So they planned--I think there were maybe as close as 100 different seminars over a period of four or five days. And by the way, the attendance at the seminars was absolutely fantastic. The response was marvelous. We had a terrific gala in the stadium, with fireworks, dances--oh, all sorts of different activities. We had one dinner that never took place, because when we got to Memorial Hall, where the dinner was to take place--we were all before there in a building nearby, having cocktails--and as we got to Memorial Hall, the pickets



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