Oral history interview with Dorothy W. Knapp 1998


Knapp, Dorothy W (Interviewee)
Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Dorothy W. Knapp 1998
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Dorothy W. Knapp : oral history, 1998
Childhood: born Atlanta, Georgia, daughter of educators; Wellesley College: B.A., political science, 1967; Princeton University: M.A., political science, 1972, doctorate studies; exchange student to Russia, 1969; philosophy of women in job market; research and administrative positions, 1972-1983; International Research and Exchanges Board [IREX] of the American Council of Learned Societies: Directo r of Public Programs, 1983-1986; association with Carnegie Corporation of New York: assistant to the Corporate Secretary, 1986-1987, Corporate Secretary, 1987-present; structure of corporation: recruiting personnel, presidentially-led Board of Trustees, finances, commissions, introduction of computer systems; Carnegie Corporation history: Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie family, presidential transitions, board governance; involvement in ongoing programs: Education and Economy, Developing Countries, Adolescent Development, Science, Technology and Government, Preventing Deadly Conflict; philosophy of the nature of foundations, public perceptions thereof, grantmaking; effectiveness of the corporation and various comissions; foundations and tax laws; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Employee selection; Information resources management; Corporation secretaries; Knapp, Dorothy W; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Carnegie Corporation of New York Endowments; International Research and Exchanges Board; Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict; Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development
oral histories
Physical Description
transcript: pages; sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Corporate secretary.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Interviewed by: Sharon Zane on February 12, 1998, February 27, 1998, March 11, 1998, March 24, 1998, April 20, 1998 and November 5, 1998 in New York City.
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: Dorothy W. Knapp
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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