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1. Oral history interview with Deana Arsenian 1999

  • Name: Arsenian, Deana, 1958- (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood: born Yerevan, Armenia, raised Moscow, Russia; immigration to U.S., 1975; education: Briarcliff College 1976-1977, B.A., political science, Barnard College 1977-1980, School of International Affairs, Columbia University, 1982-1984; Russian Institute/Harriman Institute at Columbia University: cultivating support, excitement of the time, mission; Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie]: development of international division, vision of new president and involvement, training, security studies, criticisms; Carnegie Avoiding Nuclear War Program: president's insistence, nation's difficulties in discussing issue, revitalization of institutions, pursuit of agenda through funding, promotion of U.S.-Soviet relations and understanding; work as program officer: becoming an issues generalist, diplomacy, proposal receptions and decisions, meetings; Brown University: director of Center for Foreign Policy Development, part-time work for Carnegie; return to Carnegie.
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2. Oral history interview with Geraldine Mannion 1999

  • Name: Mannion, Geraldine, 1955- (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Early life: born Ireland, childhood Bronx, New York; education: Catholic schools, undergraduate and graduate at Fordham University; employment as secretary at Rockefeller Foundation: lack of diversity in foundation leadership, description of duties; employment at Ford Foundation; move to Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie]; differences in management styles between foundations; incidence of grant failure at foundations; role of foundation president's personal interests in allocation of funding; importance of risk taking for Carnegie; foundations' reluctance to attract public attention; diversification of legal defense fund sources; development of Avoiding Nuclear War program; reluctance of other Carnegie officials to engage in discretionary grant-making; oversight of Carnegie democracy programs; importance of civic education.
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3. Oral history interview with Helene Kaplan 1998-1999

  • Name: Kaplan, Helene, 1933- (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1998-1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Background: born 1933, Brooklyn, New York, move to Florida as adolescent; education: Barnard College, B.A., importance of women role models, New York University, LLD; career: establishment of corporate law practice, representation of wealthy individuals, foundations and nonprofits; participation in nonprofit activities and boards of trustees: Barnard College, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie]: trustee for more than two decades, reminiscences of other board members, chair of search committee for new president, hiring of David A. Hamburg, The Judicial Regulatory Committee, role as first woman to chair major private foundation, Second Inquiry on Poverty and Development in Southern Africa, visit to South Africa in 1984 and Carnegie's continued activities in South Africa; David A. Hamburg's tenure: interests in avoidance of nuclear war, conflict resolution, nexus between education and health, impact on public policy, Council on Adolescent Development; reminiscences of Carnegie presidents Alan Pifer; Vartan Gregorian; Carnegie board interaction with staff, changes in board over the years, commissions, subcommittees; foundations: questions of program evaluation, self-evaluation and accountability, government regulations, relationship with grantees, risk-taking; member of Secretary of State George P. Shultz's Commission on South Africa. There is no digital audio associated with session 3 of the interview, as tapes could not be located at the time of digitization.
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4. Oral history interview with Lloyd N. Morrisett 1999

  • Name: Morrisett, Lloyd, 1929- (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Education: University of California at Los Angeles, undergraduate studies, psychology; Yale University, Ph.D., psychology; University of California at Berkeley: professor, psychology, 1956-1958; association with Carnegie Corporation, 1959-1969: executive assistant, promotion to vice president; philosophy of communications technology in early childhood education: children's television programming, development of Sesame Street, cooperation with Ford Foundation, Office of Education; president, John and Mary Markle Foundation, 1969; chairman, Children's Television Workshop, 1969-present; role of private philanthropy in American life; reminiscences of colleagues.
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5. Oral history interview with Richard C. Clark 1999

  • Name: Clark, Dick, 1928- (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood: early life on Iowa farm; education: Upper Iowa University, B.A., history, 1953, M.A., English history, post-graduate studies, Russian history; United States military service: 2nd Armored Division Artillery, 78th Field Artillery, 1950-1952; faculty position, European and Russian history, Upper Iowa University; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1972-1978: Foreign Relations Committee, Agriculture and Aging Committee, chairman of African Affairs Subcommittee; ambassador-at-large, United States Refugee Program, 1979; Aspen Institute, 1980-present: funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York, formation of Russian studies program, Vietnamese studies program, South African studies program, Children's Policy Forum, participation of Congressmen and scholars in programs; reminiscences of colleagues
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6. Oral history interview with Yolonda C. Richardson 1999

  • Name: Richardson, Yolonda C (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood in Louisiana; family history; education at Dillard University and Yale Law School; travels in Africa during law school; recruitment by New York law firms; employment at Carnegie Corporation; difficulty adapting to atmosphere of Carnegie office; changes in the foundation's leadership; role of program officers in the corporation; comparison of Carnegie Corporation to other organizations; experiences seeing how other foundations operate budgets at Beijing Conference; involvement in Carnegie initiatives: establishment of gender sector in South Africa, public health initiatives at University of Ghana, Preventing Deadly Conflict initiative; lack of communication with grantees; decision to leave Carnegie Corporation.
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7. Oral history interview with Allen Kassof 1999

  • Name: Kassof, Allen (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood: New York City, New Jersey; Rutgers University: B.A., sociology, 1948-1952; Harvard University: M.A., Soviet Union studies, Ph.D., sociology, 1952-1957; faculty positions, sociology: Smith College, 1957-1960, Princeton University, 1961-1973; formation of International Research and Exchange Board, 1968: United States/Eastern European, Soviet relations, promotion of scholarship exchange programs, primary funding from Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, changes in secondary funders; differences among private American philanthropies; travel to Eastern Europe, Soviet Union; development of technology in Baltic States; philosophy of reasons for ethnic conflict; reminiscences of colleagues.
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8. Oral history interview with Kenneth Keniston 1999

  • Name: Keniston, Kenneth (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood: born Chicago, Illinois, raised in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Argentina; Harvard College: B.A. in government; Rhodes Scholar; Oxford University: D.Phil. in social studies; introduction to Carnegie: Kerr Commission, differences between Carnegie and Ford; Council on Children: council versus commission, assembling of council, message, Carnegie response, political mood, issues of production; later work: study of engineering students, student internship program in India.
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9. Oral history interview with Adetokunbo O. Lucas 1999

  • Name: Lucas, Adetokunbo O (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood in Nigeria; medical school in the United Kingdom; teaching at University of Ibadan; transfer to World Health Organization (WHO); tropical disease research at WHO; development of onchocerciasis drugs; funding sources for WHO; research trip to USSR; relationship with Carnegie Corporation; leadership within Carnegie Corporation; research on infant mortality in Africa; provision of planning grant to Columbia University; complications encountered during the project; training of obstetricians in Ghana; grant for safe blood transfusion in Uganda; grant for medical library in Zimbabwe; establishment of health minister training program at Harvard University; teaching at Weill Medical School; teaching public health at Harvard University; role of American philanthropy in African development; democratization in South Africa.
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10. Oral history interview with James E. Carter 1999

  • Name: Carter, Jimmy, 1924- (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Origin and evolution of the Carter Center [the Center]; efforts and goals in the United States and abroad: conflict prevention and conflict resolution, democratization, human rights, election monitoring, work in developing nations: agriculture, healthcare, not duplicating work of other organizations, Center's relationship with Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie]: Carnegie's continued financial support and advice on organizational structure and budgeting, help from David Hamburg, Carnegie name as impetus for other donors; combined efforts between Carnegie and the Center: assisting Carnegie with various studies, analysis of foreign aid efforts and American grants, providing information from the Center's practical experience and observations, Global Development Initiative and test case in Guyana, the Atlanta Project and additional support from major corporations, promotion of concept of mental health, conflict analysis; crucial role of American philanthropy.
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11. Oral history interview with John C. Taylor 1999

  • Name: Taylor, John C., 1929- (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood Easton, Pennsylvania; education: B.A. Princeton University, J.D. Yale University Law School; commissioned to Judge Advocate General during Korean War, witnessing of martial law; job at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison: hiring of female, minority lawyers, work in litigation, entertainment law and corporate law practice; work for Legal Defense Fund giving legal advice to black entrepreneurs in 1950s; commitment to improving education: involvement in American Field Service, international student exchange network, as trustee, director, and chairman of board; 1976 election to Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie] board and Finance and Administration Committee: modernization of investment policies; reflections on presidency of Alan Pifer: ideas on civil rights, innovation, belief in funding small organizations; relation of civil rights-oriented legal reform to Carnegie charter; 1979 attempt to establish South Africa equivalent of Legal Defense Fund: 1984 Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa, tour of homelands, import of Carnegie's support of democratic change in South Africa; role as Chair of Carnegie Board of Trustees; importance of funding early education programs; thoughts on American philanthropy: the need for more action, application of research.
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12. Oral history interview with Antonia Hernández : 1999

  • Name: Hernández, Antonia (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood: born in rural community, Mexico, moved to East Los Angeles 1956, women role models in family, mother's progressive views; education: public school in Mexico and US, UCLA 1966, involvement in activism, UCLA Graduate School of Education, UCLA Law School 1974; motivation for helping Hispanic community: importance of law as a tool for social change, involvement in civil rights movement, experiences as Hispanic woman; opinions about women's movement; career: work as clerk for Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF), Legal Services Program in East L.A. 1974-1977, head of Legal Services Office; Federal Judiciary Committee Staff Council 1978: initial reluctance to join, move to Washington D.C., new experience in political environment, work for Ted Kennedy campaign; work for MALDEF 1981: history of MALDEF, Voting Rights Act of 1982, immigration issues; move back to L.A.; president of MALDEF 1985-: difficulties encountered, creating strategies for MALDEF, funding sources; Carnegie Corporation funding: working with Carnegie staff, importance of Carnegie funding, gaining inside knowledge of funding organizations; opinions about private philanthropy and organizational funding.
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13. Oral history interview with Thomas H. Kean 1999

  • Name: Kean, Thomas H (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: David Hamburg's board leadership; use of task forces to organize work; changes of board under different presidents; period on the education task force; involvement of the board in grant-making under Vartan Gregorian's leadership; Hamburg and Gregorian's persuasive personalities; production of the Nation at Risk report; the process of implementing policy recommendations; negative feelings about the board expressed by members; participation in the search committee for Dr. Gregorian; involvement in the Democracy Initiative; consultation with Gregorian's friends and former employees; professional and personal backgrounds of other board members; David Hamburg’s communication with other foundation presidents; philosophy and background of The Carnegie Corporation; contributions made by the corporation.
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14. Oral history interview with Daniel C. Matuszewski 1999

  • Name: Matuszewski, Daniel C (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood in Chicago, Polish family background; education: undergraduate at Loyola University Chicago, graduate at University of Washington and Moscow University; interest in international politics; teaching experience in Soviet studies at Rutgers University; administrative experience with International Research and Exchanges Board; description of academic exchange programs between United States [US] and Soviet Union [USSR] during Gorbachev Administration; role of Carnegie Corporation of New York in funding exchange programs; establishment of and leadership in International Foundation for the Survival and Development of Humanity; difficulties coordinating joint US-USSR programs; role of technological development in fall of USSR; changes in structure of foundations operating in Russian Federation; role of private sector donors in foundation administration
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15. Oral history interview with Warren M. Christopher 1999

  • Name: Christopher, Warren (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: (b. 1925); United States Secretary of State 1993-96; Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie] board of directors 1987-90, chairman 1990-92: impressions of Carnegie board, calculated risks of grant-making, involvement in programs for childhood education and preventing deadly conflict, role of president David A. Hamburg; influence of Carnegie Commission reports and activities on policymakers; importance of philanthropic interest in foreign affairs; challenges facing new foundations; evaluation of foundation work; relationship of philanthropy, government and academia; interest in education and public service; personal highlights of association with Carnegie.
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16. Oral history interview with Astrid S. Tuminez 1999

  • Name: Tuminez, Astrid S., 1964- (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood in the Philippines; education at Catholic schools; repression under the Marcos regime; undergraduate education at Brigham Young University; graduate education at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology; study of defense and arms control for dissertation; appointment to administration of Harvard Project on Strengthening Democratic Institutions in Moscow; marriage to husband in Massachusetts; relationship with David Hamburg; conflict prevention in former Soviet states; goals of the Harvard project; familiarity with the Carnegie Corporation; move to Carnegie Corporation; relationship with David Speedie.
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17. Oral history interview with Eli N. Evans 1999

  • Name: Evans, Eli N (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • 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
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18. Oral history interview with David C. Speedie 1999

  • Name: Speedie, David C., 1946- (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood: born Stirling, Scotland; University of Saint Andrews: M.A., English, 1964-1968, B.Phil., English, faculty position, Middle English, Anglo-Saxon studies; Kennedy fellowship, Harvard University, 1971-1972; bicentennial coordinator, United States Embassy, Washington, D.C.; head of Cultural Affairs Council, Philadelphia; W. Alton Jones Foundation: program officer, development of New American Plays, Secure World programs; Carnegie Corporation, 1992-present: program officer, post-Cold War studies, promotion to program chair; philosophy of grantmaking; differences among American, European philanthropies; diversity in foundation staff; reminiscences of colleagues.
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19. Oral history interview with Laughlin McDonald 1999

  • Name: McDonald, Laughlin (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood: born 1938 Winnsboro, South Carolina, influences of growing up in segregated South; Columbia University: B.A. English, 1960, adjustment to metropolitan New York environment; conscription to U.S. Army: dislike of military experience, racism at Fort Jackson, Mississippi military base; J.D. University of Virginia; American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] in Atlanta from 1972: Operation Southern Justice: desegregation of prisons, juries, the bar; legal defense of Ku Klux Klan's right to assemble in Saucier, Mississippi; Voting Rights Project: efforts to redistrict southern states, majority bloc voting, Native American voting rights litigation; ACLU's relationship with Carnegie Corporation of New York and other foundations, crucial role of philanthropic support, leadership role of foundations in 1980s: commitment to voting rights, struggle with southern barratry statutes designed to stymie civil rights lawyers, description of typical southern district court judge, negative impact of racial politics on legislative, judicial systems.
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20. Oral history interview with Dee Holder 1998

  • Name: Holder, Idalia (Dee) (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1998
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: Childhood: Born in Barbados, rural setting, influence of British, importance of church, relatives in America, move to Bronx with mother at age 13, adjustment to life in NYC; education: secondary school in Barbados, importance of education to family, entered high school in U.S., commercial diploma, involvement in school activities, Baruch College night school 1964, B.A. Northeastern University; career: NY Life Insurance Company 1964, becoming secretary to manager, racial makeup of staff, encouragement received from first black officer; marriage 1970: move to Boston, work at NY Life Insurance Co. and Harvard Business school; return to New York: interest in Human Resources work, work for Urban Development Corporation 1973; Carnegie Corporation 1974: personal assistant, initial impressions, supportiveness of small work environment; administrative assistant Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) 1976-1980: description of CFAT responsibilities, travel opportunities; work and health benefits at Carnegie: support for women and families, flexible scheduling, Carnegie policies as model; assumption of new responsibilities; Director of Personnel and Office Manager 1978; growth of Carnegie in late 1980s: increase of funds, change in organizational structure, effect of change in presidents, helpfulness of administrative committee; overall changes and structure 1970s-present: nature of staff environment, salaries and benefits, hiring and firing, turnover of positions, necessary expertise, staff development, diversity of staff; changes under new president; influence of Andrew Carnegie; personal life: daughter, finding current church.
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