Oral history interview with Frederick Sheffield, 1967


Sheffield, Frederick, 1902-1971 (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Frederick Sheffield, 1967
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Frederick Sheffield : oral history, 1967
Invited by Morris Hadley to chair committee regarding the Community Service Society’s School of Social Work, 1944; became Carnegie Corporation trustee, 1955; the transition between John W. Gardner’s and Alan J. Pifer’s Corporation presidencies, 1966-1967. Discussions of the process of selecting Carnegie grantees; lack of diversity on the Carnegie Board of Trustees and the process of selecting board members; the possibility of increasing Carnegie support of social services; the issue of foundations providing financial support to politically controversial programs; providing honorariums to board members; the relationship between foundation presidents and trustees; reflections on his Carnegie chairmanship; future usage of the Andrew Carnegie Mansion at 2 East 91st Street. Impressions of John W. Gardner, Alan J. Pifer, Morris Hadley, Charles Merville Spofford.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Lawyers; Trusts and trustees; Endowments--Officials and employees; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Sheffield, Frederick, 1902-1971; Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
67 pages; sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Senior Partner, Webster, Sheffield, Fleischmann, Hitchcock & Brookfield; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Carnegie Corporation of New York; Chairman of the Board, New School for Social Research; Olympic gold medalist rower, 1924 Olympic Games.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction of audio funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Audio digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Interviewed by Isabel S. Grossner on October 19, 1967.
Library Location
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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