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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Flora Macdonald Rhind
RLIN number: NXCP87-A112
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Background and education; experience with General Education Board and Rockefeller Foundation, 1933-64: requests received, limitations on grants, procedures in handling, program meetings, docket conferences, trustee meetings, evaluation of programs; responsibilities of Secretary's office, relation with counsel; social science program; fellowships and grants-in-aid; evolution of general education program; Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, Education Policies Commission, American Council on Education, American Youth Commission; development of southern program: Southern Fellowships Fund, Southern Regional Education Board, Southern Education Fund, George Peabody College, state agents for rural schools; European program; congressional investigations, travel in connection with programs; Villa Serbelloni; retirement. Impressions of Raymond Fosdick, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Beardsley Ruml, George Vincent, Edmund E. Day, Dean Rusk, John Foster Dulles, J. George Harrar, many others.
Extent: Transcript: 1,520 leaves, Tape: 31 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open, certain pages closed until 2010. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1969 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rhind, Flora Macdonald, 1904-1985
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1904
Speaker occupation: Foundation officer
Age at speaking: 65
Document date: 1969
Interviewer: Grossner, Isabel S.
Organizations discussed: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY
Locations discussed: North America; Southern States; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Endowments--Officials and employees; North America; Oral history; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY; Southern States; United States; Women executives
Topics discussed - Other terms: Educational research; General Education Board; Rhind, Flora Macdonald, 1904-1985; United States--Social problems--20th century
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016960-12403