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Oral history interview with Avery B. Russell, 1998.

Creator: Russell, Avery B.
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 357 pages sound recording: 10 sound cassettes videorecording: 5 Digital Betacam videocassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Foundation Officer

Scope and Contents

Born in North Carolina; family: Scottish and English ancestry, daughter of journalism professor and researcher; education: early schooling in Putney, Vermont, University of North Carolina, B.A., 1961; travel to New York, Morocco, England, France, Yugoslavia; Asia Society: non-profit research for Southeast Asia Development Advisory Group, 1966-1970; Carnegie Corporation, 1970-present: executive assistant, public information officer, project director, Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in South Africa, 1984-1993, publication of Quarterly, writing task force reports, annual reports, grantmaking to pre-published authors; Carnegie environment: role of women, corporation atmosphere, politics, shifts in administration and focus on grantmaking, conflicts among staff and administration; history of Carnegie involvement in South Africa; publication of Politics of Knowledge; involvement in Human Resources in Developing Countries program; the Myrdal study of segregation in the American South; research on women's and children's health and education; similarities and differences among foundations; reminiscences of colleagues.

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Copyright held by The Carnegie Corporation of New York for sessions recorded in audio (Sessions 1-6). Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York for sessions recorded in video (Session 7), 2005.

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