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Oral history interview with Dorothy W. Knapp [electronic resource], 1998.

Creator: Knapp, Dorothy W.
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 194 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

Corporate secretary.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: born Atlanta, Georgia, daughter of educators; Wellesley College: B.A., political science, 1967; Princeton University: M.A., political science, 1972, doctorate studies; exchange student to Russia, 1969; philosophy of women in job market; research and administrative positions, 1972-1983; International Research and Exchanges Board [IREX] of the American Council of Learned Societies: Director of Public Programs, 1983-1986; association with Carnegie Corporation of New York: assistant to the Corporate Secretary, 1986-1987, Corporate Secretary, 1987-present; structure of corporation: recruiting personnel, presidentially-led Board of Trustees, finances, commissions, introduction of computer systems; Carnegie Corporation history: Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie family, presidential transitions, board governance; involvement in ongoing programs: Education and Economy, Developing Countries, Adolescent Development, Science, Technology and Government, Preventing Deadly Conflict; philosophy of the nature of foundations, public perceptions thereof, grantmaking; effectiveness of the corporation and various comissions; foundations and tax laws; reminiscences of colleagues.


Access Conditions

Copyright for sessions 1-5 held by The Carnegie Corporation of New York. Copyright for session 6 held by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2006.

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