Oral history interview with Walter Adams, 1968


Adams, Walter, 1906-1975 (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Walter Adams, 1968
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Walter Adams : oral history, 1968; Oral history of Walter Adams, 1968
Early involvement with Carnegie Corporation as part of efforts to relocate scholars from Nazi Germany and Austria, 1933-1938; involvement with Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas, 1943-1946; post-war development of universities in Africa and Caribbean under Carnegie Corporation's British Dominions and Colonies Fund; establishment of Institute of Education at University of East Af rica (now Makerere University); library school at University of Ibadan; creation of the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; touring American universities with Sally Chilvers of Colonial Social Research Council; thoughts on land-grant universities, adult education, and the distinctions between American and British education. Impressions of Frederick P. Keppel, Whitney H. Shepardson, Stephen Henry Stackpole.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Adult education; Universities and colleges--Uganda; Universities and colleges--Nigeria; Universities and colleges--Jamaica; Adams, Walter, 1906-1975; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas; Makerere University History; University of Ibadan. Department of Library Studies History; University of the West Indies History
oral histories
Physical Description
39 pages; sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Sir Walter Adams was a historian and educator who was a director at the University and College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Interviewed by Isabel S. Grossner on June 20, 1968.
Digitized from 1 quarter-inch open-reel audio tape and paper-based transcript: Original available in the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries
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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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