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Oral history interview with Clark Kerr [electronic resource], 1998.

Creator: Kerr, Clark, 1911-2003
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 98 pages sound files : 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


Scope and Contents

Childhood: Reading, PA, farm life, family values and education; B.A. social sciences, Swarthmore College, 1932: student body president, Quaker religion; American Friends Service peace caravaner, California, summer 1932; graduate studies, Stanford University [SU]; Ph.D. economics, University of California, Berkeley [UCB]: unemployment research, labor relations interests; teaching positions SU and University of Washington; director Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Berkeley: labor union arbitrator, anti-Communist oath; first UCB chancellor, UCB president: California Master Plan for Higher Education, structuring University of California system, mass universal access to education, campus free speech movement, student protests, dismissal over police involvement; board member, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; director and chairman, Carnegie Corporation Commission on Higher Education: "Quality and Equality" 1968 report, federal government programs for financing higher education, Pell grants and student loan programs, research duties' impact on teaching quality; chairman, Carnegie Corporation Council for Policy Studies in Higher Education: high school Advanced Placement courses; member Rockefeller Foundation Board: Health Manpower Act of 1974; chairman, Work in America; reminiscences of colleagues.


Access Conditions

Copyright for session 1 held by The Carnegie Corporation of New York. Copyright for session 2 held by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1998.

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