Oral history interview with Vivien Stewart 1999


Stewart, Vivien (Interviewee)
Hearing, Brenda (Interviewer)
Clark, Mary Marshall (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Vivien Stewart 1999
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Vivien Stewart : oral history, 1999
Childhood in Portsmouth, England; education: Oxford University; travel in Africa prior to graduate study; Russell Sage Foundation research fellow; career: Carnegie Corporation of New York: program assistant, program officer, associate secretary, program chair for Education and Healthy Development of Children and Youth, senior advisor to president, acting vice president; foundation work: working rel ationships with colleagues, balancing work and motherhood, thoughts on task forces, cooperation with other foundations, combining grantmaking and operating functions, transitions between presidents Alan Pifer, David Hamburg and Vartan Gregorian, expanded staff and budget; work on educational issues: childcare and young children's development, improving junior high school education, prevention of adolescent problems through non-school programs, financing early education, update of teacher training and school curricula, importance of school-based leadership and community support, women and minorities in education and teaching, public exposure to task force reports, American versus foreign educational support systems, general awakening of interest in education nationwide; combining funding of model programs with general reform initiatives; challenges facing Carnegie at time of interview.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Charities--Management; Endowments--Management; Junior high schools--United States; Teachers--Training of--United States; Juvenile delinquency--Prevention; Stewart, Vivien; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
303 pages; 95 pages
Note (Biographical)
Foundation executive.
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 Brenda Hearing and Mary Marshall Clark on July 31 and August 20, 1997; July 18, November 19, November 20, and December 11, 1998; and April 13, 1999.
Note (Provenance)
Vivien Stewart, Gift, 1999
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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