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Reminiscences of Dudley Horner : oral history, 1999.

Creator: Horner, Dudley
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 51 pages videorecordings: 4 videocassettes (115 min.) : digital betacam. sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Educator, activist.

Scope and Contents

Childhood and education: raised in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, student movement, move to England early 1960s, return to Johannesburg, interaction with individuals banned by the government; career: archivist for the South African Institute of Race Relations; interest in labor relations; work with South Africa Labor and Development Research Unit [SALDRU], 1975-: colleagueship with director Francis Wilson, training social science students and returning scholars from exile, initial funding from the Anglo-American Chairman's Fund and the Ford Foundation, political effects of the First Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa, training black student interns to develop research skills; SALDRU's contribution to the Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa: frustration of data collection without intervention, importance of distinction between rural and urban poverty; effects of study; Francis Wilson's summation of the study, Uprooting Poverty: The South African Challenge; appointment to chair the South African Wage Board.


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Copyright held by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2006.

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