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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Samuel J. Battle
RLIN number: NXCP86-A17
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and education; first Negro policeman in Manhattan; lieutenant and first Negro Parole Commissioner; race riots in Harlem; impressions of Eleanor Roosevelt, Mayors James Walker, Fiorello La Guardia, and William O'Dwyer, and other New York City political figures.
Extent: Transcript: 60 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1960 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Battle, Samuel J., 1883-1966
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1883
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 1960
Interviewer: Kelly, John K.
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American police--New York (N.Y.); African Americans--Social conditions; Correctional personnel--New York (N.Y.); New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; Police--New York (N.Y.); United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Battle, Samuel J., 1883-1966; New York (NY)--Politics and government--20th century
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016472-11915