Oral history interview with William T.R. Fox, 1968


Fox, William T. R. (William Thornton Rickert), 1912-1988 (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with William T.R. Fox, 1968
Other Titles
Reminiscences of William T.R. Fox : oral history, 1968
Becoming associate director of Yale University Institute of International Studies, 1943; formation of National War College, 1947; coming to Columbia University and becoming director of Institute of War and Peace Studies, 1950-1951; meeting of the Social Science Research Council Committee on Civil-Military Relations Research; PROBLEMS OF CIVILIAN-MILITARY RELATIONS; Carnegie Corporation grants to Co lumbia; resignation of McGeorge Bundy; creation of Russian hydrogen bomb, 1952-1954; military consultantship during Dwight D. Eisenhower administration; discussion of development of military policy since Spanish-American War; national security sponsorship; Samuel Huntington’s THE COMMON DEFENSE; SSRC seminar at University of Denver, 1955-1956; work editing Princeton journal WORLD POLITICS; meeting with General Dale O. Scott for Air Force briefing at Continental Air Defense Command; CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY, 1956-1957; ECONOMIC RESEARCH ON NATIONAL SECURITY: A REPORT, 1958; SOCIAL SCIENCES AND NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY conference at West Point, 1959; negative coverage of SSRC by Alice Widener in Indianapolis Star following Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961; SCIENTISTS AND NATIONAL POLICY MAKING conference jointly sponsored with Columbia Council for Atomic Age Studies; THE MILITARY AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY; 1961-1962; Dawson-Lucas memorandum, 1967. Impressions of James Alfred Perkins, Pendleton Herring, Harold Stein, John W. Gardner.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Educators; Endowment of research; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Fox, William T. R. (William Thornton Rickert), 1912-1988; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit); 104 pages
Note (Biographical)
Director, Columbia University Institute of War and Peace Studies.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction of audio funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Audio digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Sound quality is poor in places.
Interviewed by Isabel S. Grossner on November 4, 1968.
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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