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Reminiscences of Robert Matousek : oral history, 2005.

Creator: Matousek, Robert, 1938-
Project: Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 256 pages sound recordings 7 CD-ROMs (75; 82; 112; 87 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Former Airport Manager, Duty Free Shoppers.

Scope and Contents

Born South Dakota; education: University of South Dakota (1961); reminiscences of rural upbringing; military service in Europe; career: Cars International in Germany, Duty Free Shoppers [DFS] in Hawaii (1969-1973) and Paris (1974-1976), termination (1981); Duty Free Shoppers: importance of 747 and expansion, description of operations, corporate philosophy; Atlantic Philanthropies: foundation, work in Ireland, Vietnam, Cuba and Operation USA, South Africa; Charles F. Feeney [CFF]: history of relationship, differences between Robert W. Miller and CFF, interest in French culture, personality traits, relationship with Michel Camus, origins of philanthropic interest, personal influences; interactions with: Joseph P. Lyons, Robert W. Miller, Alan Parker, Anthony M. Pilaro.


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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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