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Oral history interview with James Bryant Conant [electronic resource], 1967.

Creator: Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978
Project: Carnegie Corporation project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 93 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

President, Harvard University; Trustee, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; United States Ambassador to West Germany, 1955-1957.

Scope and Contents

Early impressions of Carnegie Corporation while president at Harvard University, 1933-1934; election to board of Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1935; early development of Educational Testing Service (ETS), serving on National Research Council Committee on Scientific Aids to Learning, 1938-1939; appointment to National Defense Research Committee, 1940; ETS Committee on Testing; debate regarding Harvard pensions, 1945-47; travels to Australia; Russian Research Center; 1947-1949; establishment of College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF), 1952; leaving Carnegie to serve as United States High Commissioner for Germany, 1953; return to United States; Carnegie Corporation grants for study of education; THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL TODAY, 1957-1967. Impressions of Frederick P. Keppel, Walter A. Jessup, Irwin Stewart, George Biebel.


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