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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of William Harold Cowley
RLIN number: NXCP87-A62
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Brooklyn childhood and education; American Steel and Wire Company; YMCA work, night school, Mt. Hermon, Clark School; Dartmouth, 1920-24; Western Electric Company; graduate work, Chicago, 1925-27; Board of Vocational Guidance and Placement, 1927; Ohio State University, Bureau of Educational Research, 1929-38; editing JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION; residential housing study, administering National Youth Administration, state educational conferences, bibliographic work; Carnegie Corporation; student personnel work; American Council on Education; President, Hamilton College, 1938-44; admissions and curriculum studies; Washington, 1942, role of education in war effort; Air Force programs at Hamilton; Professor of Higher Education, Stanford, from 1945; work with graduate students, fundamental concepts. Impressions of noted educators, including W.W. Charters, Robert Hutchins, Frederick Keppel, J.L. Morrill, James B. Conant, Harold Dodds.
Extent: Transcript: 768 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1962 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cowley, William Harold, 1899-1978
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1899
Speaker occupation: Educator
Age at speaking: 63
Document date: 1962
Interviewer: Grinager, Patricia
Organizations discussed: Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York, NY; Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Young Men's Christian Association
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York, NY; Education and state; Education, Higher; Educators; Hamilton College, Clinton, NY; North America; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Oral history; Stanford University, Stanford, CA; United States; World War II, 1939-1945; Young Men's Christian Association
Topics discussed - Other terms: American Council on Education; College presidents; Cowley, William Harold, 1899-1978; Education as a profession; Ohio State University--Bureau of Educational Research and Service; World War, 1939-1945--Education and the war
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018405-13848