Oral history interview with David Riesman, 1968

 

Name
Riesman, David, 1909-2002 (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with David Riesman, 1968
Abstract
Initial Carnegie Corporation-funded work on national policy study at Yale University; funding the publication of study findings, 1947-1949; publication of THE LONELY CROWD: A STUDY OF THE CHANGING AMERICAN CHARACTER, 1950; FACES IN THE CROWD: INDIVIDUAL STUDIES IN CHARACTER AND POLITICS, 1952; community studies in Kansas City; INDIVIDUALISM RECONSIDERED, 1953; TIME Magazine cover, 1954; Bureau of A pplied Research, 1955; Carnegie grant for study on higher education; CONSTRAINT AND VARIETY IN AMERICAN EDUCATION, 1956; work for Fund for the Republic. Thoughts on being a Carnegie grant recipient; impact of grants on his work; the grant-seeking process; the Social Science Research Council (SSRC); CARNEGIE QUARTERLY; geographical distribution of grants; Henry S. Reuss’ committee on research and development; funding of politically divisive research; controversy surrounding Harvard University’s Russian Research Center; McCarthyist investigation of researchers; Carnegie’s task force on the role of states. Impressions of John W. Gardner, Everett C. Hughes, Harold D. Lasswell, Eugene V. Rostow.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Subjects
Sociology--Research; Sociologists; Education--Research; Riesman, David, 1909-2002; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Columbia University. Bureau of Applied Social Research; Fund for the Republic
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1968
Physical Description
92 pages
Note (Biographical)
Sociologist and Lawyer, University of Chicago.
Note
Interviewed by Isabel S. Grossner on December 6, 1967 and January 9, 1968.
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13027890
Also In
Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-2axw-vw07
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.