Oral history interview with Yolonda C. Richardson [electronic resource], 1999.
|Creator: ||Richardson, Yolonda C.||Project: ||Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2. |
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|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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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.