Reminiscences of Spurgeon Milton Keeny, 1980

 

Name
Keeny, S. M. (Spurgeon Milton), 1893-1988 (Interviewee)
Jessup, Frederick Peterson, 1920-2005 (Interviewer)
Title
Reminiscences of Spurgeon Milton Keeny, 1980
Abstract
Family background, early life; Gettysburg College, 1910-14; Rhodes Scholar, 1916-18; civilian officer YMCA, World War I, in Mesopotamia; YMCA relief and refugee placement officer, Soviet Union, Esthonia, Poland, 1918-21; marriage; American Relief Administration, Moscow, 1922-24; social and educational work, National Council of YMCA's, 1924-42; impressions of New York City; member and chief of Unite d Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration mission, Italy, 1944-47: relief and reconstruction programs, resettlement of displaced persons and prisoners of war; liquidation of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration funds and establishment of food and drug supply systems, family planning programs, programs to control and eradicate yaws, tuberculosis, cholera and malaria; Asia Representative, Population Council, 1963-76: family planning programs in Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore; impressions Ivan Pavlov, Herbert H. Lehman, Fiorello LaGuardia, Danny Kaye
Collection Name
Individual interviews oral history collection
Subjects
Public health; Birth control; International relief; Developing countries Rehabilitation; Keeny, S. M. (Spurgeon Milton), 1893-1988; YMCA of the USA; UNICEF
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1980
Note (Biographical)
United Nations official; international relief administrator
Note
Interviewed by Frederick Peterson Jessup
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
15308495
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-fkh3-jg54
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.