Life Styles of Educated Women

Life Styles of Educated Women

Life Styles of Educated Women

Life Styles of Educated Women

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In the early 1960s, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund learned that the Conservation of Human Resources Project at Columbia University was conducting a study of talented persons under a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. The results of this study of intellectually able and talented men were published by the Columbia University Press in 1964 in a book entitled Talent and Performance . The Rockefeller Brothers Fund made it possible for us to expand our materials dealing with women, and later made an additional grant to enable us to broaden and deepen the scope of the study. This book and a second one, entitled Educated American Women: Self Portraits , which will appear in the fall of 1966, are the results.

In undertaking a study of a group of people the investigators are always confronted with two challenges: to identify the people to be studied and make contact with them, and to secure their cooperation. With respect to the first, the Conservation staff was particularly fortunate because of the wholehearted cooperation of the Columbia officials. Grateful acknowledgement is made of the help received from the following: Charles P. Hurd and Ralph Ellis, Office of the Registrar; Mark L. Piesch, director, and William D. Quesenbery, Jr., of University Admissions . . .

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