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Oral history interview with Isabelle Neilson [electronic resource], 1967.

Creator: Neilson, Isabelle
Project: Carnegie Corporation project.
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Phys. Desc. :sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) Transcript: 43 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Secretary to the President, Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Scope and Contents

Work as secretary to Alfred Zantzinger Reed during his research on legal education at Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; work in Carnegie Cooperative Investment Office, 1936-1939; coming to work at investment office of Carnegie Corporation; taking business courses at New York University; transferring to role as Secretary to the President under Devereux C. Josephs; decision to pursue secretarial work in lieu of further exploring investments; establishment of Russian Research Center at Harvard University; 1939-1948; working as secretary to Columbia University President Frank D. Fackenthal; Charles Dollard, 1948-1955; secretary to John W. Gardner; Carnegie’s dealings with the New York Public Library, 1955-1967. Impressions of D.C. Josephs, Herbert C. Lee, Charles Dollard, Frank Diehl Fackenthal.


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