Oral history interview with H. Thomas James 1984

 

Name
James, H. Thomas (Henry Thomas), 1915-2016 (Interviewee)
Grele, Ronald J (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with H. Thomas James 1984
Abstract
Family life, education; teaching experience, naval service, veterans' counselor; contact with Lyle Spencer and Science Research Associates, 1946; school superintendencies, Wisconsin State Department of Education, 1949; University of Chicago, director of Midwest Administrative Center, 1954; Dean, School of Education, Stanford University: organization and development; President of Spencer Foundation, 1970-84: initial organization, day-to-day workings of foundation, relationship to staff and board members, policies and procedures of board regarding grant proposals, reaction to board policies, impact of seed grant program, role and image of Spencer Foundation, reflections on personal and professional achievements.
Collection Name
Spencer Foundation project
Subjects
Executives; Educators; Endowments--Officials and employees; Endowment of research; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; James, H. Thomas (Henry Thomas), 1915-2016; Spencer, Lyle Manley, 1911-1968; Science Research Associates; Stanford University; Spencer Foundation
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1984
Note (Biographical)
Foundation executive; educator.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald J. Grele on April 16, July 10, and July 11, 1984.
Digitzed from analog recordings: Original available in the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries
Note (Provenance)
H. Thomas James, Gift 1984
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13506456
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-a750-h319
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.