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Reminiscences of William M. Dietel : oral history, 2007.

Creator: Dietel, William M.
Project: Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 49 pages sound recordings 2 CD-ROMs (122 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Consultant, The Atlantic Philanthropies.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: (b. 1927), Raised in Churchville, New York, education: Phillips Exeter Academy (1945), Navy service (1945-1946), Princeton (AB) 1950, married 1951, Yale (MA) 1952, University of London/Institute of Historical Research (1953-1954), Yale (Ph. D.) 1959; five children; career: professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1954-1959), Amherst College (1959-1961); Principal of Emma Willard School (1961-1970); work with Rockefeller Brothers Fund as strategist, Executive VP, and President (1970-1987); comparison of old and new philanthropic foundations; consultant work with Atlantic; relationships with Harvey Dale, Chuck Feeney, Joel Fleishman and Ray Handlan; general thoughts on modern philanthropy.


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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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