Oral history interview with James Bryant Conant, 1967

 

Name
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978 (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with James Bryant Conant, 1967
Abstract
Early impressions of Carnegie Corporation while president at Harvard University, 1933-1934; election to board of Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1935; early development of Educational Testing Service (ETS), serving on National Research Council Committee on Scientific Aids to Learning, 1938-1939; appointment to National Defense Research Committee, 1940; ETS Committee on Testing; debate regarding Harvard pensions, 1945-47; travels to Australia; Russian Research Center; 1947-1949; establishment of College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF), 1952; leaving Carnegie to serve as United States High Commissioner for Germany, 1953; return to United States; Carnegie Corporation grants for study of education; THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL TODAY, 1957-1967. Impressions of Frederick P. Keppel, Walter A. Jessup, Irwin Stewart, George Biebel.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Subjects
Diplomats--United States; College presidents; Universities and colleges--Entrance examinations; Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Harvard University; Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; Educational Testing Service; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Scientific Aids to Learning; College Retirement Equities Fund
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1967
Physical Description
93 pages
Note (Biographical)
President, Harvard University; Trustee, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; United States Ambassador to West Germany, 1955-1957.
Note
Interviewed by Isabel S. Grossner on April 5 and 13, 1967.
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13028010
Also In
Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-vf76-mp29
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.