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Oral history interview with H. Thomas James, 1984.

Creator: James, H. Thomas 1915-2016
Project: Spencer Foundation project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 280 pages. Sound recording 6 audiocassettes.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Foundation executive; educator.

Scope and Contents

Family life, education; teaching experience, naval service, veterans' counselor; contact with Lyle Spencer and Science Research Associates, 1946; school superintendencies, Wisconsin State Department of Education, 1949; University of Chicago, director of Midwest Administrative Center, 1954; Dean, School of Education, Stanford University: organization and development; President of Spencer Foundation, 1970-84: initial organization, day-to-day workings of foundation, relationship to staff and board members, policies and procedures of board regarding grant proposals, reaction to board policies, impact of seed grant program, role and image of Spencer Foundation, reflections on personal and professional achievements.


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