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United Negro College Fund project : oral history, 1979-1981.

Project: United Negro College Fund project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcripts: 2,525 pages Sound recordings: 69 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

The accounts of the United Negro College Fund, underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities and collected by the Columbia Oral History Office in 1980-1981, provide a vivid picture of social and educational history in the United States over half a century. Changes in attitudes, standards and needs are faithfully documented, and the impact of the Brown vs Board of Education decision on integrated education is made clear. The role of the individual colleges and universities in developing leadership for the black community is assessed. The Fund was the first organization to apply the concept of cooperative fund raising to the field of higher education, and there are valuable insights for those interested. In addition to descriptions of methods of raising money, there are the problems of establishing priorities for the distribution of funds to the member institutions. The administrative history of the Fund offers useful background and supplements the archival history available there. The Fund was the first organization to apply the concept of cooperative fund raising to the field of higher education, and there are valuable insights for those interested. In addition to descriptions of methods of raising the distribution of funds to the member institutions, the administrative history of the Fund offers useful background and supplements the archival history available there. Participants and pagination: Turner C. Battle, III, 58; Norvelle Beatty, 66; Zelda Belton, 45; Thelma Boozer, 76; Edna Brabham, 62; James P. Brawley, 94; James Colston, 85; Albert W. Dent, 118; Christopher F. Edley, 60; Luther H. Foster, 79; Walter Hoving, 30; Vernon Jordan, 48; Lindsley Kimball, 78; Albert Manley, 59; Benjamin E. Mays, 72; Richard Moore, 62; Frederick D. Patterson, 140; Hollis Price, 110; Harry V. Richardson, 92; James R. Smothers, Jr., 101; Betty Stebman, 267; Joseph Taylor, 70; William J. Trent, Jr., 211; George L-P Weaver, 70; Edward Weeks, 31; Naomi F. Williams, 221; Stephen Wright, 122.

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