Oral history interview with David Z. Robinson 1998


Robinson, David Z., 1927- (Interviewee)
Hearing, Brenda (Interviewer)
Grele, Ronald J (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with David Z. Robinson 1998
Other Titles
Reminiscences of David Z. Robinson : oral history, 1998
Childhood: Montreal; Harvard University: A.B., 1946, A.M., 1947, Ph.D. Chemical Physics, 1949; Americans for Democratic Action, Vice President of Cambridge chapter; Assistant Director for Research Study, Baird Associates, 1949-1959; Office for Naval Research, London, 1959-1960; member of the Optical Society to the International Commission for Optics; Office of the Scientific Advisor to the Presiden t, Science Advisory Committee, Communications Satellite Act, Air Traffic Control, White House-Kremlin hotline, liaison to the Ramsey Panel, liaison to National Science Foundation, 1961-1967; Vice President for Academic Affairs, New York University, student activities during Vietnam War era, 1967-1970; Vice President, Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1970-1980; Board of Trustees of City University of New York, 1976-1981; Executive Vice President of Carnegie Corporation, 1981-1985; Executive V.P. Treasurer, Carnegie Corporation, 1988-1997; Director, Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, Government, 1988-1997; panel member, President's Science Advisory Committee on Hijacking; member, Naval Research Advisory Committee; member, Governor Hugh Carey's Task Force of Higher Education; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Physicists; Science and state--United States; Robinson, David Z., 1927-; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government; United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
oral histories
Physical Description
227 pages; sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Interviewed by Brenda Hearing on January 8, February 27, April 30, September 18, and October 22, 1997 and by Ronald J. Grele on December 11, 1998.
Sound quality 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.
Note (Provenance)
David Z. Robinson, Gift 1998
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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