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Oral history interview with Joy G. Dryfoos [electronic resource], 1998.

Creator: Dryfoos, Joy G.
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 81 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Joy Dryfoos (1925-2012) was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, attended Antioch College, and received a masters from Sarah Lawrence college. In 1969, she became the director of research and planning at the Guttmacher Institute, where she worked until 1981. At the institute she researched and wrote on issues such as family planning, sex education, and teenage pregnancy. In the 1980s, Dryfoos became a strong advocate for full-service community schools, integrating social and health services and community support into K-12 schools. Dryfoos received research grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and served at different points on the Task Force on Youth Development and Council on Adolscent Development.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: Plainfield, New Jersey, family's political involvement; Antioch College: undergraduate degree, Yellow Springs, Ohio, cooperative education; life in Prague, Czechoslovakia; position with Junior Division of United Jewish Appeal; president, Hastings-on-Hudson League of Women Voters; demographics research and family planning interests; Sarah Lawrence College: M.A.; researcher, Planned Parenthood; director, Alan Guttmacher Institute: promoting family planning, sex education, teenage pregnancy awareness and prevention; professor, Columbia University School of Public Health; Rockefeller Foundation grant for school-based clinics research; Carnegie Corporation: research grants, member of Task Force on Youth Development, Development a Strategy for Youth at Risk work; chairperson, Center for Population Options; full-service community schools movement; member of National Academy of Science teen pregnancy panel; Fordham University Center for Schools and Communities fellowship; member of Emerging Coalition for Community; author: Adolescents at Risk, 1991; Full-Service Schools, 1994; Safe Passage, 1998; reminiscences of colleagues.


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