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Oral history interview with Margaret Joan Anstee, 2000

Creator: Anstee, Margaret Joan
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Under Secretary General, United Nations

Scope and Contents

Family background, childhood memories from WWII; education, Cambridge, B.A. 1947, M.A., 1955; women's limited access to education; college life at Cambridge; interest in Hispanic culture and Spanish politics; experience teaching Spanish in Belfast; entering the Foreign Service, 1948; double standards for women in the Foreign Service; disappearance of Donald Maclean; first UN post in Manila, 1952-1954; marital troubles; taught Spanish at Cambridge, 1955; UN acting resident representative in Colombia, 1956-1957; UN resident representative in Uruguay 1957-1961; UN resident representative in Bolivia, 1961-?; work with the Alliance for Progress


Access Conditions

Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2002

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