Oral history interview with Joy G. Dryfoos 1998


Dryfoos, Joy G (Interviewee)
Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Joy G. Dryfoos 1998
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Joy G. Dryfoos : oral history, 1998
Childhood: Plainfield, New Jersey, family's political involvement; Antioch College: undergraduate degree, Yellow Springs, Ohio, cooperative education; life in Prague, Czechoslovakia; position with Junior Division of United Jewish Appeal; president, Hastings-on-Hudson League of Women Voters; demographics research and family planning interests; Sarah Lawrence College: M.A.; researcher, Planned Paren thood; director, Alan Guttmacher Institute: promoting family planning, sex education, teenage pregnancy awareness and prevention; professor, Columbia University School of Public Health; Rockefeller Foundation grant for school-based clinics research; Carnegie Corporation: research grants, member of Task Force on Youth Development, Development a Strategy for Youth at Risk work; chairperson, Center for Population Options; full-service community schools movement; member of National Academy of Science teen pregnancy panel; Fordham University Center for Schools and Communities fellowship; member of Emerging Coalition for Community; author: Adolescents at Risk, 1991; Full-Service Schools, 1994; Safe Passage, 1998; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
School health services--United States; Students--Services for--United States; Teenage pregnancy--United States; Family planning--United States; Research institutes; Dryfoos, Joy G; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Alan Guttmacher Institute
oral histories
Physical Description
81 pages
Note (Biographical)
Joy Dryfoos (1925-2012) was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, attended Antioch College, and received a masters from Sarah Lawrence college. In 1969, she became the director of research and planning at the Guttmacher Institute, where she worked until 198 1. At the institute she researched and wrote on issues such as family planning, sex education, and teenage pregnancy. In the 1980s, Dryfoos became a strong advocate for full-service community schools, integrating social and health services and community support into K-12 schools. Dryfoos received research grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and served at different points on the Task Force on Youth Development and Council on Adolscent Development.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Interviewed by Sharon Zane on May 19 and June 3, 1998.
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.
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
Also In
Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Persistent URL
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.