Oral history interview with Eli N. Evans 1999

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Oral history interview with Eli N. Evans 1999

 

 

Name:
Evans, Eli N (Interviewee); Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Eli N. Evans 1999
Abstract:
Born, Durham, North Carolina; family background: Jewish immigrant grandfather, son of E.J. Evans, mayor of Durham 1950-1963, Zionist upbringing; education: University of North Carolina, B.A., Yale Law School J.D.; early professional experience: speech writer for governor Terry Sanford, the Lyndon B. Johnson campaign 1964, the Barry M. Goldwater campaign; White House staff of resident White House intellectual Eric F. Goldman, rejoined Terry Sanford as staff director of the Future of American States, a Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie] funded enterprise; senior program director of the Carnegie Corporation 1967-1977; president of Charles H. Revson Foundation 1977-2003; author of The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South; discussion of Carnegie presidents Frank Keppel, John Gardner, Alan Pifer, David A. Hamburg; activities at the Carnegie Corporation: funding of projects in favor of the civil rights movement, Children's Television Workshop, Israeli-Palestinian Sesame Street, Children's Defense Fund; reflections on the limits of Carnegie, philosophy of philanthropy, states as engines of experimentation, public library system, art of grant-making, role of venture philanthropists
Collection Name:
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Subjects:
Executives--United States; Speechwriters--United States; Endowments--Philosophy; Endowments--Officials and employees; Evans, Eli N; Charles H. Revson Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Origin Information:
1999.
Physical Description:
90 pages
Note (Biographical):
Foundation Executive.
Note (Funding):
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Note:
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
Note (Provenance):
Gift of Eli N. Evans
Language:
English
Library Location:
Oral History Archives at Columbia, Columbia University
Digital Project:
Carnegie Digital Past and Future
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-ckjp-ms91