Oral history interview with Vartan Gregorian 1999


Gregorian, Vartan (Interviewee)
Grele, Ronald J (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Vartan Gregorian 1999
Other Titles
Reminiscences Vartan Gregorian : oral history, 1999
Early career: president of New York Library, positions at University of Pennsylvania and Brown University; work with Carnegie Corporation of New York: early contacts with Carnegie, president of Carnegie (stating in 1998), reasons for choosing Carnegie over other offers, leadership philosophy, discussion of role as president of Carnegie, concern with understanding of history, memories of early advic e and proposals, comparison of Carnegie with other leadership roles, ideas of accountability and dissemination, recommendations of McKinsey and Company consultant firm on reorganization of Carnegie, changes to structure and management of Carnegie, suggestions on foundational cooperation and experimentation, concern with lack of historical knowledge in American culture, suggestions of better higher education for journalists and educators, emphasis on importance of libraries and museums, concerns about wealth disparity in the United States.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Endowments--Management; Charities--Management; Education, higher--United States; Libraries--United States; Gregorian, Vartan; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
49 pages; sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
Interviewed by Ronald J. Grele on April 21, 1999.
Note (Provenance)
Vartan Gregorian, Gift, 1999
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive
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