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Oral history interview with E. Alden Dunham [electronic resource], 1998.

Creator: Dunham, E. Alden
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 165 pages video file : digital preservation master, mxf files sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

E. Alden Dunham was a program officer at the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1966-1991. His specialization was higher education and teaching.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: born Nutley, New Jersey, son of mechanical engineer; early education in Nutley, Princeton, New Jersey; Princeton University: B.A., English; United States Navy: graduate of Officer Candidate School, service at sea, Korean War; Phillips Academy, Andover: educational training, teaching; Harvard University: M.A., Teaching, English courses; work experience with James B. Conant: study of American high schools, co-publication of American High Schools Today, publication of Slums and Suburbs; Columbia University: post-doctorate degree, education; Dean of Admissions, Princeton University, 1962-1966; association with Carnegie Corporation, 1966-1991: positions as program officer, corporate secretary, split between Carnegie Corporation and Carnegie Foundation, shifts in administration, grantmaking methods; development of post-graduate Doctor of Arts degree; introduction of financial aid in higher education; chairman, Education: Science, Technology and Economy program; interest in reformation of American philanthropy; present and future importance of technology in education; reminiscences of colleagues.


Access Conditions

Copyright held by The Carnegie Corporation of New York for sessions recorded in audio (Sessions 1-6). Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York for sessions recorded in video (Session 7), 1998.

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