Oral history interview with Thomas A. Troyer, 2000


Troyer, Thomas A., 1933-2022 (Interviewee)
Magat, Richard (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Thomas A. Troyer, 2000
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Thomas A. Troyer : oral history, 2000
Childhood in Omaha, Nebraska; education at Harvard University and University of Michigan Law School; service with Colorado Air National Guard; work at the Department of Justice; work on civil rights policy in office of Attorney General; study of tax policy at Office of the Treasury; corporate reorganization law; effects of taxation on foundation income; involvement with Carnegie Corporation; member ship on Carnegie board of directors; role of foundations in student ransom case; Carnegie's direction under Bud Taylor's leadership; policy decisions concerning South Africa; previous experiences at the Stern Fund; family conflicts on the Stern board of directors; establishment of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; Carnegie Corporation's relationship with US Congress; effects of tax legislation on domestic foundations; conflict resolution activities of Carnegie Corporation; influence of partisanship on foundations; future of non-profit institutions in US
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Tax lawyers; Endowments--United States; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--Taxation--United States; Endowments--Officials and employees; Troyer, Thomas A., 1933-2022; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
37 pages
Note (Biographical)
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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
Interviewed by Richard Magat on November 8, 2000
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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