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Oral history interview with Caryl P. Haskins [electronic resource], 1997.

Creator: Haskins, Caryl P. 1908-2001
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 24 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood: born Schenectady, New York; secondary eduction: Albany Academy; Yale University, Ph.B., 1930; Harvard University: Ph.D., 1935; director, Haskins Laboratories, 1935-1955: founding in New York City with Franklin Cooper, electrochemistry and microbiology work; president, Carnegie Institution, 1955-1971; co-founder with Alan J. Pifer, chairperson, Haskins Committee on Board Diversity, women's role on the board; chairperson, Carnegie Board of Trustees, 1975-1980; member, National Defense Research Committee, Office of Scientific Research and Development, advising on U.S. entry into World War II; Army/Navy Scientific Advisory Policy Counselor; board member Asia Foundation; Carnegie Institute, development of proximity fuse; interest in and travel to Africa; reminiscences of colleagues.


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