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Reminiscences of Talcott Parsons : oral history, 1967.

Creator: Parsons, Talcott, 1902-1979
Project: Carnegie Corporation project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 41 pages Sound recording: 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.

Scope and Contents

Initial involvement with Carnegie Corporation during establishment of Depart of Social Relations at Harvard University; 1944-1945; grants for Center for Behavioral Science; Ford Foundation grants; establishment of Russian Research Center, 1948; controversy surrounding Clyde Kluckhohn and Air Force consultantship; TOWARDS A GENERAL THEORY OF ACTION, 1951; grants for individual work from Carnegie and Ford Foundation, 1952-1967; thoughts on the Social Science Research Council (SSRC); Harvard under James Bryant Conant and Paul Herman Buck; Carnegie and its grantmaking policies. Impressions of Clyde Kluckhohn, Paul Herman Buck, Samuel A. Stouffer, Charles Dollard.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1987.

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