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Oral history interview with Yolonda C. Richardson [electronic resource], 1999.

Creator: Richardson, Yolonda C.
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 99 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 in Louisiana; family history; education at Dillard University and Yale Law School; travels in Africa during law school; recruitment by New York law firms; employment at Carnegie Corporation; difficulty adapting to atmosphere of Carnegie office; changes in the foundation's leadership; role of program officers in the corporation; comparison of Carnegie Corporation to other organizations; experiences seeing how other foundations operate budgets at Beijing Conference; involvement in Carnegie initiatives: establishment of gender sector in South Africa, public health initiatives at University of Ghana, Preventing Deadly Conflict initiative; lack of communication with grantees; decision to leave Carnegie Corporation.


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