Dictated notes of Isabel Grossner on Spencer Foundation project 1984

 

Name
Grossner, Isabel S (Speaker)
Title
Dictated notes of Isabel Grossner on Spencer Foundation project 1984
Abstract
Isabel Grossner dictates administrative notes about the Spencer Foundation oral history project to an assistant. Grossner offers thoughts on what kinds of questions to ask during project interviews. They discuss how narrators were connected to Lyle Spencer and the Spencer Foundation as well as why certain interviewees were asked to participate. There is also discussion of oral history project metho ds, including Grossner's thoughts on how to approach prospective participants and how to respond when people are disinclined to be interviewed. Grossner explains the meaning behind assorted paperwork on file for the collection including lists of further possible interviewees, letters of refusal, and annual reports she had sent on the status of the project.
Collection Name
Spencer Foundation project
Subjects
Oral history--Methodology; Spencer Foundation
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1984
Date
1984
Note
Dictated by Isabel Grossner on February 16, 1984.
Digitzed from analog recordings: Original available in the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13851383
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-dhdt-5h97
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.