Oral history interview with Patricia L. Rosenfield 1998


Rosenfield, Patricia L (Interviewee)
Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Patricia L. Rosenfield 1998
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Patricia L. Rosenfield : oral history, 1998
Childhood in New York; father's experience as philanthropist; education: undergraduate at Bryn Mawr College, doctorate at Johns Hopkins University; involvement in student government; advanced studies of epidemiology; employment with New York City Department of Human Resources; doctoral research on development in pre-revolutionary Iran; employment as lecturer in public health at Johns Hopkins Univer sity; research on schistosomiasis; employment with World Health Organization in Cameroon; emergence of AIDS epidemic; employment with Carnegie Corporation of New York ; development of public health initiatives at National University of Ghana; Carnegie endowment of Mexican public health programs; frustration with lack of cooperative staff members; personality conflicts with other administrators; racial conflicts within Carnegie administration; need to strengthen collections of African university libraries; implementation of CD-ROM technology at University of Zimbabwe; coordination of Zimbabwean farming communities program; failure of African Academy of Sciences; women's advocacy programs in South Africa; efficacy of Preventing Deadly Conflict Program; interest in economics and land-use planning; results of Afrikaaner poverty study on South African race relations; lack of international credibility associated with being American.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Public Health--Africa; Public Health--Mexico; Libraries--Africa; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Rosenfield, Patricia L; Carnegie Corporation of New York; World Health Organization
oral histories
Physical Description
239 pages
Note (Biographical)
Foundation Administrator
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York
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.
Interviewed by Sharon Zane on February 25, March 3, April 2, May 6, and October 9, 1998.
Note (Provenance)
Patricia L. Rosenfield, Gift, 1998
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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