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Title
Interview with Elizabeth Ahn Toupin
Creator
Toupin, Elizabeth Ahn
Date Created and/or Issued
2002-09-12
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Drucker Archives
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Elizabeth Ahn Toupin is a former student of Peter Drucker. She met him during her studies at Bennington College. In this interview she reminisces about her time at Bennington and gives an account of Peter Drucker from a student’s perspective. She begins by discussing Drucker’s reputation as a challenging professor. She states that, “those who survived his course felt ordained.” She describes Drucker’s years at Bennington as the “Golden Years” and explains how during this time Bennington welcomed several intellectual refugees from Europe onto their staff. She goes on to discuss her research on labor in Hawaii and Drucker’s guidance with both her research and writing. Towards the middle of the interview, she tells a story of the only student Drucker ever flunked, whom he told, “I flunked you not because you slept throughout my class, but because you snored and interrupted my lecture.” In the second half of the interview, she describes Drucker’s constant curiosity and his inquisitive approach to life. She goes on to tell of Drucker’s love for detective stories. Toupin ends the interview with some of her favorite Drucker sayings including, “If anyone says it’s obvious then it is not obvious.”
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
mp4
H264; quicktime
Identifier
dac00917
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dac/id/2219
Language
English
Subject
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
Interviews
Bennington College
Bennington College - Faculty
Bennington College - Students
Labor unions
Hawaii
Detective and mystery stories
Source
Original videotape: Excerpt from two 30 minute VHS Tapes; Tapes 80-81: Peter F. Drucker Biography 09/12/2002
Relation
Drucker Archives - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/dac

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