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Reminiscences of Morris Hadley : oral history, 1966.

Creator: Hadley, Morris, 1894-
Project: Carnegie Corporation project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 84 pages Sound recording: 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Senior Partner, Millbank, Tweed, Hadley & McLoy; President of the Board of Trustees, New York Public Library; Chairman of the Board, New York School of Social Work; Trustee, Russell Sage Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Millbank Fund and the Grant Foundation.

Scope and Contents

Serving as Trustee of Stock of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA); Carnegie Corporation grants to TIAA; 1939-1946; becoming Carnegie Corporation trustee, 1947; assignment to Carnegie House Properties Committee concerning Andrew Carnegie Mansion at E 91st St; the New York Public Library’s bids for the Carnegie Mansion and the ultimate use of the building by the Columbia University School of Social Work, 1949; Institute for Pacific Relations; visiting Japan; 1948-1953; negotiations between Hadley and Henry Wriston of Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching regarding relationship between two Carnegie organizations, 1953; Carnegie Corporation 50 year history in Annual Report, 1961. Hadley’s thoughts on the Carnegie Corporation board and its grantmaking policy; Carnegie’s operational schedule and election process for new board members; the possibility of women and African Americans one day becoming Carnegie board members; the day-to-day life of a board member; the Carnegie Corporation philosophy of giving; Gunnar Myrdal’s AN AMERICAN DILEMMA; changes in Carnegie’s grantmaking during Hadley’s tenure and differences between its Presidents; operations of the Carnegie Corporation Finance Committee; government investigations of the Carnegie Corporation during the McCarthy era; creation of the FOUNDATION DIRECTORY and the Foundation Library Center. Impressions of D.C. Josephs, R.C. Leffingwell, Nicholas Murray Butler, Charles Dollard.

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