Oral history interview with Caryl P. Haskins, 1997.
|Creator: ||Haskins, Caryl P. 1908-2001||Project: ||Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 23 pages sound recording: 1 DAT sound cassette|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Childhood: born Schenectady, New York; secondary eduction: Albany Academy; Yale University, Ph.B., 1930; Harvard University: Ph.D., 1935; director, Haskins Laboratories, 1935-1955: founding in New York City with Franklin Cooper, electrochemistry and microbiology work; president, Carnegie Institution, 1955-1971; co-founder with Alan J. Pifer, chairperson, Haskins Committee on Board Diversity, women's role on the board; chairperson, Carnegie Board of Trustees, 1975-1980; member, National Defense Research Committee, Office of Scientific Research and Development, advising on U.S. entry into World War II; Army/Navy Scientific Advisory Policy Counselor; board member Asia Foundation; Carnegie Institute, development of proximity fuse; interest in and travel to Africa; reminiscences of colleagues.
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