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Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Oral History Collection, 1991-1992

Project: Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Oral History Collection,
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcripts: 1672 pages Sound recordings: 39 audio cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation was established in 1947 by Charles Noyes in memory of his wife. Over the course of its first three decades the Foundation focused its philanthropy on providing college funding to minority students via direct grants and scholarships, and through the institutions with the goal of increasing college attendance and diversifying the student body at predominantly white institutions. Since 1985 the Foundation has phased out its scholarship funding, focusing instead on nonprofit organizations whose work addressed the damaging effects of natural and social systems to bring about a more equitable and sustainable world.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains interviews with the following individuals: Pamela McCann Barnes, Barbara Dow, Marilyn L. Gross, Nicholas Jacangelo, Dan M. Martin, Frances M. Morse, Dorothy E. Muma, Edith Muma, Justine Priestly, Timothy Raphael, Jael E. Silliman, Emily T. Smith, Stephen Viederman, and Ann F. Wiener. Session two of Ann Wiener's interview includes Edith Muma and Barbara Dow.


Access Conditions

Copyright by the the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation or the narrator, depending on the interview.

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