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and how to run the place. They had fallen on bad times because they had been heavily dependent upon government support for research, and foundation support for research. The Ford Foundation had given them a lot of money, big amount of money. An the N.I.H., and N.S.C., and all the different money pots in the federal government had also used them a lot. Came the new administration of 1980 and a trend that was started before of cut backs on research, particularly in the social sciences, the drop became much sharper. Both by foundations, and by the government. So we had to do something about it. What they had done so far was to just cut back and they cut back and back to the point where the president was editing manuscripts, reviewing manuscript proposals, administering the place and practically sweeping the floors at night because everybody else, all the non academic types had been eliminated. And all the peripheral expenses had been eliminated. When I got there I discovered that one of the things that they'd given up was their clipping service. So there wasn't anybody who even knew what they were doing. You know, if you don't clip and then send out your clips to potential supporters and people who would be interested in this, you're bound to die. So I managed to convince them to put some management back into the organization and free the president to do what he did best which was to run the academic staff, and edit the papers. And I concentrated on strengthening the board, and that became very important because at that point all of the

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