Oral history interview with John O'Keefe 1984

 

Name
O'Keefe, John (Interviewee)
Grele, Ronald J (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with John O'Keefe 1984
Abstract
Vocational advisor, Veteran's Administration, 1946-1950, impressions of Science Research Associate (S.R.A.) test materials; employment by S.R.A. as salesman, upstate New York territory, 1950; relocation to corporate headquarters, Chicago IL, as assistant sales manager, 1955; field sales manager for Ohio; regional sales director for Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, western Pennsylva nia; work in project management with various centrally scored testing programs; experiences as Test Department troubleshooter; head of Special Products Division; development of reading lab; desexing Kuder tests; S.R.A. buyout by International Business Machines, 1964, shift in emphasis from educational testing products to textbook publication; growing frustration, early retirement, 1971; impressions of Lyle Spencer, Edith Maris, Don Parker, Dr. Fritz Kuder.
Collection Name
Spencer Foundation project
Subjects
Sales personnel; Educational tests and measurements; Educational publishing; Sales management; O'Keefe, John; Spencer, Lyle Manley, 1911-1968; Science Research Associates
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1984
Note (Biographical)
Educational testing specialist.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald J. Grele on July 12, 1984.
Digitzed from analog recordings: Original available in the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries
Note (Provenance)
John O'Keefe, Gift 1989
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13506888
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-7aey-0512
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.