Oral history interview with Morris Hadley, 1966


Hadley, Morris, 1894- (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Morris Hadley, 1966
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Morris Hadley : oral history, 1966
Serving as Trustee of Stock of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA); Carnegie Corporation grants to TIAA; 1939-1946; becoming Carnegie Corporation trustee, 1947; assignment to Carnegie House Properties Committee concerning Andrew Carnegie Mansion at E 91st St; the New York Public Library’s bids for the Carnegie Mansion and the ultimate use of the building by the Columbia University Sch ool of Social Work, 1949; Institute for Pacific Relations; visiting Japan; 1948-1953; negotiations between Hadley and Henry Wriston of Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching regarding relationship between two Carnegie organizations, 1953; Carnegie Corporation 50 year history in Annual Report, 1961. Hadley’s thoughts on the Carnegie Corporation board and its grantmaking policy; Carnegie’s operational schedule and election process for new board members; the possibility of women and African Americans one day becoming Carnegie board members; the day-to-day life of a board member; the Carnegie Corporation philosophy of giving; Gunnar Myrdal’s AN AMERICAN DILEMMA; changes in Carnegie’s grantmaking during Hadley’s tenure and differences between its Presidents; operations of the Carnegie Corporation Finance Committee; government investigations of the Carnegie Corporation during the McCarthy era; creation of the FOUNDATION DIRECTORY and the Foundation Library Center. Impressions of D.C. Josephs, R.C. Leffingwell, Nicholas Murray Butler, Charles Dollard.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Lawyers; Endowments; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Trusts and trustees; Hadley, Morris, 1894-; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association; Columbia University. School of Social Work; New York Public Library; Foundation Center
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit); 88 pages
Note (Biographical)
Senior Partner, Millbank, Tweed, Hadley & McLoy; President of the Board of Trustees, New York Public Library; Chairman of the Board, New York School of Social Work; Trustee, Russell Sage Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Millbank Fund and the Grant Foundation.
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 December 12 and 15, 1966.
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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