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Oral history interview with E.G. Malherbe [electronic resource], 1967.

Creator: Malherbe, E. G. 1895-
Project: Carnegie Corporation project.
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Phys. Desc. :sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) Transcript: 72 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Founding Member, National Commission of Education and Bureau of Educational and Social Research, South Africa; Principal, University of Natal.

Scope and Contents

Doctoral studies at Columbia University Teachers College, 1920; initial meetings with Carnegie Corporation in South Africa, 1927; CARNEGIE COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATION ON THE POOR WHITE PROBLEM IN SOUTH AFRICA; recruiting experts on Afrikaners and working with the Dutch Reformed Church; traveling the country to survey rural communities; publication of five-volume report, thoughts on Carnegie funding of Jeanes School in Rhodesia, 1928-1932; becoming Director of National Bureau of Education and Social Research; publication of EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH IN SOUTH AFRICA; articles in TEACHERS COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION YEARBOOK; commissioning grants from Carnegie; investigating education in the Southern United States and CULTURE IN THE SOUTH; starting South Africa’s national film library; developing children’s art center in Pretoria; Carnegie British Dominions and Colonies travel grant program; working and traveling with educators from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada; EDUCATIONAL ADAPTATIONS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY; dissolution of the Bureau of Education during WWII, 1932-1943; becoming Principal of the University of Natal; founding University of Natal Institute for Social Research with support from Carnegie; interest in interdisciplinary research; Carnegie doctoral fellowship scholars at Natal, 1943-1955; Carnegie party at Harvard Club for heads of Commonwealth Nation universities and subsequent touring of American universities, impressions of U.S. colleges, 1958; EDUCATION AND OUR EXPANDING HORIZONS: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION, 1960-1962; President of South African Institute on Race Relations, 1967; thoughts on Carnegie Libraries in South Africa; Carnegie initiatives in South Africa as a whole. Impressions of Frederick P. Keppel, Whitney H. Shepardson, Arthur Lismer, J.F.W. Grosskopf.


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