Oral history interview with Isabelle Neilson, 1967


Neilson, Isabelle (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Isabelle Neilson, 1967
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Isabelle Neilson : oral history, 1967
Work as secretary to Alfred Zantzinger Reed during his research on legal education at Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; work in Carnegie Cooperative Investment Office, 1936-1939; coming to work at investment office of Carnegie Corporation; taking business courses at New York University; transferring to role as Secretary to the President under Devereux C. Josephs; decision to purs ue secretarial work in lieu of further exploring investments; establishment of Russian Research Center at Harvard University; 1939-1948; working as secretary to Columbia University President Frank D. Fackenthal; Charles Dollard, 1948-1955; secretary to John W. Gardner; Carnegie’s dealings with the New York Public Library, 1955-1967. Impressions of D.C. Josephs, Herbert C. Lee, Charles Dollard, Frank Diehl Fackenthal.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Endowments--Officials and employees; Neilson, Isabelle; Josephs, D. C. (Devereux Colt), 1893-1977; Fackenthal, Frank Diehl, 1883-1968; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; Harvard University. Russian Research Center
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit); 43 pages
Note (Biographical)
Secretary to the President, Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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 May 10, 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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