Oral history interview with Donald Ramsey Young 1967

Oral history interview with Donald Ramsey Young 1967

 

 

Name:
Young, Donald, 1898-1977 (Interviewee), Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Donald Ramsey Young 1967
Other Titles:
Reminiscences of Donald Ramsey Young : oral history, 1967
Abstract:
Postdoctoral studies at University of Pennsylvania; joining Social Science Research Council (SSRC) as Secretary for Fellowships and Grants-in-Aid, 1932; objectives and membership of SSRC at time of joining; early interactions with Carnegie Corporation; process of fellowship administration at SSRC; joint programs with National Research Council and American Council of Learned Societies under Conference Board of Associated Research Councils; supervising United States Employment Service classification of occupations under Wagner-Peyser Act, 1933; Charles A. Beard and THE IDEA OF NATIONAL INTEREST, 1934; Frederick Osborn study of foster children, 1937; Ralph Bunche, Gunnar Myrdal and AN AMERICAN DILEMMA, 1938-1944; Samuel A. Stouffer and THE AMERICAN SOLDIER, 1941-1949; Executive Director of SSRC, 1945-1947; Institute for Advanced Study investigation of sociological aspects of atomic energy, 1946; THE RECRUITMENT, SELECTION AND TRAINING OF SOCIAL SCIENTISTS, 1947-1948; the General Education Board and evaluation of SSRC fellowship programs; Stuart Chase and THE PROPER STUDY OF MANKIND, 1948; conveying technical aspects of sociology to the general public; President of SSRC, 1948; conference on development of university area studies programs; departure from SSRC to become director of Russell Sage Foundation, 1948; consultant to United States Joint Army & Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation; negotiation of relocation of New York School of Social Work to former Andrew Carnegie Mansion, 1949; involvement with Common Council for American Unity; thoughts on American Council on Education and Educational Testing Service; the Carnegie Corporation’s influence on the field of American sociology as a whole; Harvard University’s Russian Research Center and Department of Social Relations; thoughts on the Carnegie Corporation’s staff and its publication CARNEGIE QUARTERLY; the Russell Sage Foundation’s publication of THE FOUNDATION DIRECTORY; creation of the Foundation Library Center, 1956; comparison of Carnegie with the Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation. Impressions of Frederick P. Keppel, Charles Dollard, D.C. Josephs, Frederick Osborn.
Collection Name:
Research Center for Arts and Culture Oral History Collection
Subjects:
Sociologists; Educators; Endowment of research; Education--Research; African Americans--Segregation; United States--Race relations; Young, Donald, 1898-1977; Carnegie Corporation of New York
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1967
Physical Description:
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit); 189 pages
Note (Biographical):
Executive Director and President, Social Science Research Council; Director, Russell Sage Foundation; Consultant, United States Joint Army & Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation; Consultant and Visiting Scholar, Rockefeller Institute.
Note (Funding):
Digital reproduction of audio funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Note:
Audio digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.Sound quality is poor in places.Interviewed by Isabel s. Grossner on March 16 and April 12, 1967.
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
7522934
Digital Project:
Carnegie Digital Past and Future
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-rbvr-b535