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Oral history interview with Thomas H. Kean, 1999.

Creator: Kean, Thomas H.
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Sound recording: 1 DAT sound cassette
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Governor, Board Member

Scope and Contents

David Hamburg's board leadership; use of task forces to organize work; changes of board under different presidents; period on the education task force; involvement of the board in grant-making under Vartan Gregorian's leadership; Hamburg and Gregorian's persuasive personalities; production of the Nation at Risk report; the process of implementing policy recommendations; negative feelings about the board expressed by members; participation in the search committee for Dr. Gregorian; involvement in the Democracy Initiative; consultation with Gregorian's friends and former employees; professional and personal backgrounds of other board members; David Hamburg’s communication with other foundation presidents; philosophy and background of The Carnegie Corporation; contributions made by the corporation.


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