Oral history interview with Geraldine Mannion, 1999


Mannion, Geraldine, 1955- (Interviewee)
Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Geraldine Mannion, 1999
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Geraldine Mannion : oral history, 1999
Early life: born Ireland, childhood Bronx, New York; education: Catholic schools, undergraduate and graduate at Fordham University; employment as secretary at Rockefeller Foundation: lack of diversity in foundation leadership, description of duties; employment at Ford Foundation; move to Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie]; differences in management styles between foundations; incidence of grant failure at foundations; role of foundation president's personal interests in allocation of funding; importance of risk taking for Carnegie; foundations' reluctance to attract public attention; diversification of legal defense fund sources; development of Avoiding Nuclear War program; reluctance of other Carnegie officials to engage in discretionary grant-making; oversight of Carnegie democracy programs; importance of civic education
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Women executives; Endowments--Management; Nuclear nonproliferation; Mannion, Geraldine, 1955-; Rockefeller Foundation; Ford Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
171 pages
Note (Biographical)
Foundation executive
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Interviewed by: Sharon Zane on Feb. 4, March 5 & April 1, 1999
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
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Geraldine Mannion
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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