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Reminiscences of Spurgeon Milton Keeny, 1980

Creator: Keeny, S. M. 1893-1988
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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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

United Nations official; international relief administrator

Scope and Contents

Family background, early life; Gettysburg College, 1910-14; Rhodes Scholar, 1916-18; civilian officer YMCA, World War I, in Mesopotamia; YMCA relief and refugee placement officer, Soviet Union, Esthonia, Poland, 1918-21; marriage; American Relief Administration, Moscow, 1922-24; social and educational work, National Council of YMCA's, 1924-42; impressions of New York City; member and chief of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration mission, Italy, 1944-47: relief and reconstruction programs, resettlement of displaced persons and prisoners of war; liquidation of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration funds and establishment of food and drug supply systems, family planning programs, programs to control and eradicate yaws, tuberculosis, cholera and malaria; Asia Representative, Population Council, 1963-76: family planning programs in Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore; impressions Ivan Pavlov, Herbert H. Lehman, Fiorello LaGuardia, Danny Kaye


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