Richard I. Bacastow Oral History Interview Edit

Summary

Identifier
90OH11

Dates

  • 1990-06-13 (Creation)
  • 1930 – 1980 (Event)

Extents

  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 02:50:00 Length_hours (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    Bacastow recounts family background, perspectives on Hershey and M.S. Hershey.  Activities as a youth, education, Wharton Business School.  Began career at Hershey Chocolate as intern in Labor Relations department, 1947. Discusses 1937 strike.  Instrumental in starting Human Relations department. Role in 1953 strike.  In-depth analysis of changes in Chocolate Corporation after World War II:  management training, changes in regulations and affirmative action, informal mentoring, strategic planning, community obligations, recruitment, performance evaluations, succession planning, acquisitions.  Impressions of executives, others.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Unrestricted

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