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Collection Details


Collection Name: Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/noyes.html
Description: Established by real estate broker Charles Noyes in honor of his second wife, the Noyes Foundation evolved from a family foundation supporting scholarships for minority students into one of the leading and most innovative funders in the fields of environmental activism and reproductive rights. Its works in sustainable agriculture, water policy, and tropical ecology mark it as a highly focused and cutting-edge funder. Interviews were conducted by Ronald J. Grele with members of the staff and board of the Foundation. These interviews provide a history of the evolution of the program of the Foundation as well as insight into the history of family philanthropy and the larger philanthropic community.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25
Broad Subjects: Environment; Ethnic groups; Sociology
ASP Subjects: College students; Conservation of natural resources; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Minorities--Education; Nature conservation; Oral history; Pressure groups; United States; Universities and colleges--Departments
Other Subjects: Charles Noyes
Collection Code: OHC0000894