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Charles Feeney oral history collection, 2005-2006

Project: Charles Feeney oral history collection,
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcripts: 732 pages Sound recordings: 79 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Businessman and philanthropist Charles F. (Chuck) Feeney started the company Duty Free Shoppers in 1960 and Atlantic Philanthropies in 1982. Atlantic Philanthropies gave to support activities in five major areas: aging; children and youth; health; human rights and reconciliation; and knowledge, research, and innovation. Feeney's philanthropy remained anonymous until his identity was revealed in a New York Times article in 1997. Journalist Conor O'Clery interviewed Feeney and various associates from 2005-2006 while writing the book The Billionaire Who Wasn't, published by Public Affairs in 2007 and the Perseus Book Group in 2013

Scope and Contents

The Charles Feeney oral history collection contains interviews conducted by journalist Conor O'Clery from 2005-2006 for his book The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune. The collection's narrators are: Gerry Adams; Fred Antil and Jack Clarke; Adrian Bellamy; Padraig Berry; Gail Bianchi; Peter Coaldrake; Frank Connolly; Mark Conroy; Zuil Cummings; Harvey Dale; Jim Downey; Diane Feeney; Caroleen Feeney; Chuck Feeney; Ken Fletcher and Hugh Lunn; Phil Fong; John Gentzbourger; Ray Handlen; Paul Hannon; John Hay; John Healy; Farid Khan; Jeff Mahlstedt; Michael Mann; Bob Matousek; Colin McCrea; Michael McDowell; Bob Miller; Tom Mitchell; John Monteiro; Frank Mutch; Chris Ochli; Niall O'Dowd; Chris Oxley; Alan Parker; Juliette and Leslie Patrick; Tony Pilaro; Frank and Dianne Rhodes; Chuck Rolles; David Rumsey; Arlene, Ursula, and Jim Sea Girt; Dave Smith; Jim Soorley; Lee Sterling; Ernie Stern; Bonnie Suchet; Don Thornaill; Ed Walsh; Sue Wesselkamper; and Mike Windsor


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