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Oral history interview with Francis Keppel [electronic resource], 1967.

Creator: Keppel, Francis, 1916-1990
Project: Carnegie Corporation project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 67 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents

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 government 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.

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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1986.

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