Oral history interview with Francis Keppel, 1967


Keppel, Francis, 1916-1990 (Interviewee)
Grossner, Isabel S (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Francis Keppel, 1967
Election of Francis’ father Frederick P. Keppel as President of Carnegie Corporation, 1923; childhood impressions of Carnegie from father’s work; sense of rivalry between Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundation; Frederick Keppel’s interests in arts and adult education; creation of American Association for Adult Education; music grant programs; involvement of Frederick and Francis Keppel in WWII governm ent initiatives; Office of Scientific Research and Development; Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare & Recreation; American Council on Learned Societies Asian language instruction program, 1923-1947; Francis Keppel appointed Dean of Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 1948; Carnegie endowments to Harvard; Harvard under President James Bryant Conant; reforms to School of Education, 1948-1962; thoughts on the function of charitable foundations. Impressions of Frederick P. Keppel, James Bryant Conant, Frederick Osborn, Charles Dollard.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 1
Endowments--Officials and employees; Executives; Education--Research; Keppel, Francis, 1916-1990; Keppel, Frederick P. (Frederick Paul), 1875-1943; Carnegie Corporation of New York; American Association for Adult and Continuing Education; Harvard University. Graduate School of Education; United States. Joint Army & Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation
oral histories
Physical Description
67 pages
Note (Biographical)
Chief Executive Officer, General Learning Corporation; Vice Chair, New York City Board of Higher Education; Board of Overseers, Harvard; Founding Chairman, Lincoln Center Institute; Director, Education Policy Program, Aspen Institute.
Interviewed by Isabel S. Grossner on June 15, 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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