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Collection Details


Collection Name: Helen Gahagan Douglas Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/doug.html
Dates Spanned: 1973-1978
Description: The political and theatrical career of Helen Gahagan Douglas (1901-1980) is described in a four volume set of interviews conducted by the Regional Oral History Office of the University of California, Berkeley. Friends and colleagues recount her achievements in the theater, in moving pictures, in politics, and in personal social service on behalf of migrant farm laborers and the urban poor. Accounts of the political campaigns fill the first volume, followed by twelve interviews on her years in the United States Congress (1944-1955) in volume two. Activities outside the political sphere are recalled in the third volume, while the concluding one is a substantial oral history memoir from Helen Douglas herself.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25
Interviews: [25 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Biography; Women's Studies; Intellectual life
ASP Subjects: Agricultural laborers; Arts--United States; Biography; Oral history; Performing arts--Interviews; Politicians; Public welfare; U.S. Congress; United States; United States--Politics and government; Women
Other Subjects: Career
Collection Code: OHC0000824