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Oral history interview with Virginia Housholder, 2001

Creator: Housholder, Virginia
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- United Nations, UNESCO, UNACABQ

Scope and Contents

Early years: Born in Salem, Missouri; raised in Peoria Illinois; 1940 graduated Bradley Polytechnic Institute with degree in History; master's degree in Political Science at University of Wyoming; Career: 1942 intern at National Institute of Public Affairs; 1945 UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Germany; 1947 UN Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Mexico City and Paris; 1950 State Department Office of International Development; 1966-1968: Program, Planning, and Budgeting (PPB) for State Department Public Health Service; 1968 management analyst at Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); 1977 UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (UNACABQ); 1981-1985 UNESCO Advisory Committee; Themes: poor budget management and organization at UN advocate for reform; author of first report about State Department contributions to international organizations; highlights strong peacekeeping efforts by the UN; United Nations-US cooperation essential


Access Conditions

Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2001

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