Oral history interview with David A. Hamburg 1996-1998


Hamburg, David A., 1925-2019 (Interviewee)
Hearing, Brenda (Interviewer)
Clark, Mary Marshall (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with David A. Hamburg 1996-1998
Other Titles
Reminiscences of David A. Hamburg : oral history, 1996-1998
Childhood: grandson of Latvian Jewish immigrants; education: undergraduate degree, Indiana University, medical degree, Rockefeller University; Michael Reese Hospital: internship in psychiatry, 1947-1948; Yale University: residency training, psychiatry, 1948-1949; Brooke Army Hospital, 1950-1952; Walter Reed Institute, 1952-1953: research on stress-related disorders, burn victims; Stanford Universit y: fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, genetics research, 1957-1961, chairman, Department of Psychology, 1961-1972: development of Behavior Endocrine Genetic Responses to Stress [BEG], primate research with Jane Goodall, Tanzania; Congo hostage crisis, 1975; president, Institute of Medicine, 1975-1980: interest in children's, adolescent's health; World Health Organization [WHO], 1975-1986; professor, Harvard University, 1980-1982: formation of health policy organizations, Early LIfe Working Group; arms control: Pugwash Conference, 1978, development of crisis prevention, Cold War; Gorbachev: first meeting with, coup against; president, Carnegie Corporation, 1982-1997: formation of Starting Points Initiative, Years of Promise, Great Transitions task forces, establishment of the Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, Council on Adolescent Development [CAD], Inquiry into Poverty in Southern Africa; media representation of childcare issues; Carnegie Final Report, 1998; relationships with presidents from Gerald R. Ford to Bill Clinton; reflections on leadership, role of foundations.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Child development; Psychology; Cold War; Psychiatrists; Executives; South Africa Politics and government 1948-1994; Congo (Democratic Republic) Politics and government 1960-1997; United States Politics and government 1989-; Africa, Sub-Saharan Politics and government 1960-; Hamburg, David A., 1925-2019; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict; Stanford University; United States. Dept. of State
oral histories
Physical Description
449 pages
Note (Biographical)
Psychiatrist, corporation president.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Interviewed by: Brenda Hearing and Mary Marshall Clark on December 4, 1996 and by Brenda Hearing on January 22, 1997, May 8, 1997, July 25, 1997, December 2, 1997, May 19, 1998, June 17, 1998, September 25, 1998 and December 23, 1998. Mary Marshall Cl ark conducted the video session on December 10, 1998. All interviews took place in New York City.
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Quality of sound is poor at times.
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.
Digital audio recordings available for sessions 1-8,10; videorecording available for session 9.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of: David A. Hamburg
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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