Gerry Discusses a Humorous Night at the Opera
In the 70's, we used audio tapes to communicate among family members. This clip, taken from a March, 1970 tape, records a very humorous incident at the opera that ended with the conductor passing out from the CO2 used on the stage!
Gerry Discusses His Work at Corplan Associates
Gerry worked at Corplan Associates, the Management Consulting subsidiary of the IIT Research Institute in Chicago from 1965-1972. In this audio clip, he discusses his work. The "secret project" he refers to was a contract with the Agency for International Development that created a partnership with the Korean Institute of Science and Technology. This successful program, among others, led to the dramatic industrialization of South Korea in future years.
Gerry Comments on the Musical, "Hair"
The Musical, "Hair", was pretty new in 1968. In this audio clip, Gerry gives his impression of the musical.
Gerry Discusses His New Education Assessment Business
In a July 1968 audio clip, Gerry gives an update on his work at Corplan Associates. He describes a major new contract with the State of Illinois, Department of Education and the moves he is making with his group to become more involved in the Social Sciences.
Martin Luther King Riots-April 1968
MLK was killed in April 1968 while Mit and Helen and Gerry were living in Chicago about 2 miles apart. Chicago erupted in flames and raging gun battles. In this audio clip, you'll hear these three people recount the events as they happened. A rather incredible recording! Gerry was working at 35th and State in a very black section of Chicago and had to get home through some pretty tough neighborhoods. On the tape, he's pretty nonchalant about this but in reality, it was pretty scary.