Oral history interview with E. Alden Dunham 1998


Dunham, E. Alden, (Edgar Alden) (Interviewee)
Hearing, Brenda (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with E. Alden Dunham 1998
Other Titles
Reminiscences of E. Alden Dunham : oral history, 1998
Childhood: born Nutley, New Jersey, son of mechanical engineer; early education in Nutley, Princeton, New Jersey; Princeton University: B.A., English; United States Navy: graduate of Officer Candidate School, service at sea, Korean War; Phillips Academy, Andover: educational training, teaching; Harvard University: M.A., Teaching, English courses; work experience with James B. Conant: study of Ame rican high schools, co-publication of American High Schools Today, publication of Slums and Suburbs; Columbia University: post-doctorate degree, education; Dean of Admissions, Princeton University, 1962-1966; association with Carnegie Corporation, 1966-1991: positions as program officer, corporate secretary, split between Carnegie Corporation and Carnegie Foundation, shifts in administration, grantmaking methods; development of post-graduate Doctor of Arts degree; introduction of financial aid in higher education; chairman, Education: Science, Technology and Economy program; interest in reformation of American philanthropy; present and future importance of technology in education; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Education, Urban; Education, Secondary; High Schools--United States; Education, Higher; Charities--United States; Dunham, E. Alden (Edgar Alden); Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
165 pages
Note (Biographical)
E. Alden Dunham was a program officer at the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1966-1991. His specialization was higher education and teaching.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
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)
E. Alden Dunham, Gift 1998
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
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