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 p. sound recordings: 7 CD-ROMs (75; 82; 112; 87 min.)|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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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.
Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and The Atlantic Philanthropies, 2007.