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Reminiscences of Robert A. Beck : oral history, 2005.

Creator: Beck, Robert A., 1920-
Project: Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 214 pages sound recordings 4 CD-ROMs (135; 83; 120; 76 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Dean, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Boston, MA; education: Cornell University School of Hotel Administration [Hotel School], 1942; relationship between Cornell Hotel School and Cornell University [CU]; World War II and army experiences at Normandy on D-Day; career: professor and dean at the Hotel School; fraternity culture and segregation at CU in 1950s; reminiscence of Charles F. Feeney [CFF]: relationship as CFF' college advisor; CFF's duty free ventures including early years in Europe, development of Duty Free Shoppers [DFS], and interest in China's tourism industry; the Atlantic Philanthropies [AP] gifts to CU; dynamics of higher education funding and AP's withdrawal from education; participation in Advisory Board for AP; impressions of CFF.


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Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and The Atlantic Philanthropies, 2007.

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