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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of William Theodore deBary
RLIN number: NXCP90-A5
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and family background, New Jersey; Columbia College, 1937-1941; Far Eastern Studies, Harvard University; naval intelligence, Hawaii, 1941-1946; growth of Asian Studies in America; establishment of East Asian studies at Columbia; chair, Department of Chinese and Japanese at Columbia, 1960-1966; Horcae Carpentier Professor of Oriental Studies, 1967; student movements and faculty involvement, 1968; executive committee of the faculty; establishment of University Senate; commercialization of the University; disciplinary policies at Columbia; provostship, 1971-1977; retrenchment of academic programs; budget deficit and fundraising; importance of undergraduate education; views on tenure system and programs of; 520 8 |astudy abroad; value of general education and core curriculum; history of Reid Hall; General Education seminars, 1972-1978; Society of Fellows; Columbia-Barnard relationship; athletic programs; affirmative action in the 1970s; Columbia investment in Morningside Heights; John Mitchell Mason professorship; impressions of China, before and after revolution.
Extent: Transcript: 535 leaves, Tape: 10 reels
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: deBary, William Theodore, 1919-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1919
Speaker occupation: Educator; Sinologist
Age at speaking: 68
Document date: 1987
Interviewer: Mason, John T., 1909-
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY
Locations discussed: Asia; China
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Affirmative action programs; Asia; China; China--History--20th century; College administrators; Columbia University, New York, NY; Educators; Military intelligence; Oral history
Topics discussed - Other terms: Asia--Study and teaching; Columbia University--Strike; deBary, William Theodore, 1919-; Sinologists; Universities and colleges--Administration; Universities and colleges--Athletics; Universities and colleges--Curricula; Universities and colleges--Faculty; Universities and colleges--Finance
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021178-16617