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Oral history interview with Vartan Gregorian [electronic resource], 1999.

Creator: Gregorian, Vartan
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 49 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) video file : digital preservation master, mxf files
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Scope and Contents

Early career: president of New York Library, positions at University of Pennsylvania and Brown University; work with Carnegie Corporation of New York: early contacts with Carnegie, president of Carnegie (stating in 1998), reasons for choosing Carnegie over other offers, leadership philosophy, discussion of role as president of Carnegie, concern with understanding of history, memories of early advice and proposals, comparison of Carnegie with other leadership roles, ideas of accountability and dissemination, recommendations of McKinsey and Company consultant firm on reorganization of Carnegie, changes to structure and management of Carnegie, suggestions on foundational cooperation and experimentation, concern with lack of historical knowledge in American culture, suggestions of better higher education for journalists and educators, emphasis on importance of libraries and museums, concerns about wealth disparity in the United States.


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Copyright by Vartan Gregorian. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York hold a non-exclusive license to enable library activities

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