Oral history interview with E.G. Malherbe, 1967


Malherbe, E. G. (Ernst Gideon), 1895- (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with E.G. Malherbe, 1967
Other Titles
Reminiscences of E.G. Malherbe : oral history, 1967
Doctoral studies at Columbia University Teachers College, 1920; initial meetings with Carnegie Corporation in South Africa, 1927; CARNEGIE COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATION ON THE POOR WHITE PROBLEM IN SOUTH AFRICA; recruiting experts on Afrikaners and working with the Dutch Reformed Church; traveling the country to survey rural communities; publication of five-volume report, thoughts on Carnegie funding of Jeanes School in Rhodesia, 1928-1932; becoming Director of National Bureau of Education and Social Research; publication of EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH IN SOUTH AFRICA; articles in TEACHERS COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION YEARBOOK; commissioning grants from Carnegie; investigating education in the Southern United States and CULTURE IN THE SOUTH; starting South Africa’s national film library; developing children’s art center in Pretoria; Carnegie British Dominions and Colonies travel grant program; working and traveling with educators from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada; EDUCATIONAL ADAPTATIONS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY; dissolution of the Bureau of Education during WWII, 1932-1943; becoming Principal of the University of Natal; founding University of Natal Institute for Social Research with support from Carnegie; interest in interdisciplinary research; Carnegie doctoral fellowship scholars at Natal, 1943-1955; Carnegie party at Harvard Club for heads of Commonwealth Nation universities and subsequent touring of American universities, impressions of U.S. colleges, 1958; EDUCATION AND OUR EXPANDING HORIZONS: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION, 1960-1962; President of South African Institute on Race Relations, 1967; thoughts on Carnegie Libraries in South Africa; Carnegie initiatives in South Africa as a whole. Impressions of Frederick P. Keppel, Whitney H. Shepardson, Arthur Lismer, J.F.W. Grosskopf.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Education--Research; Education--South Africa; Afrikaners--Economic conditions; Educational exchanges; Malherbe, E. G. (Ernst Gideon), 1895-; Carnegie Corporation of New York; University of Natal; University of Natal. Institute for Social Research
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit); 72 pages
Note (Biographical)
Founding Member, National Commission of Education and Bureau of Educational and Social Research, South Africa; Principal, University of Natal.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction of audio funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Audio digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Interviewed by Isabel S. Grossner on June 28, 1967.
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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