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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Spurgeon Milton Keeny
RLIN number: NXCP89-A42
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, early life; Gettysburg College, 1910-14; Rhodes Scholar, 1916-18; civilian officer YMCA, World War I, in Mesopotamia; YMCA relief and refugee placement officer, Soviet Union, Esthonia, Poland, 1918-21; marriage; American Relief Administration, Moscow, 1922-24; social and educational work, National Council of YMCA's, 1924-42; impressions of New York City; member and chief of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration mission, Italy, 1944-47: relief and reconstruction programs, resettlement of displaced persons and prisoners of war; liquidation of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration funds and establishment of food and drug supply systems, family planning programs, programs; 520 |ato control and eradicate yaws, tuberculosis, cholera and malaria; Asia Representative, Population Council, 1963-76: family planning programs in Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore; impressions Ivan Pavlov, Herbert H. Lehman, Fiorello LaGuardia, Danny Kaye.
Extent: Transcript: 421 leaves, Tape: 12 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission reuqired to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Keeny, Spurgeon Milton, 1893-1988
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1893
Speaker occupation: International relief administrator; United Nations official
Age at speaking: 87
Document date: 1980
Interviewer: Jessup, Frederick Peterson
Organizations discussed: United Nations. United Nations International Children's Fund, New York, NY; Young Men's Christian Association
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Birth control; Public health; United Nations. United Nations International Children's Fund, New York, NY; Young Men's Christian Association
Topics discussed - Other terms: International Relief; Keeney, Spurgeon Milton, 1983-; Underdeveloped areas--Rehabilitation
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020948-16388