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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Erik Barnouw
RLIN number: NXCP86-A22
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, The Hague and New York City; Princeton, 1929; career in radio, 1930s and 40s; advertising, directing, writing for networks, government, and independent producers; establishment of Columbia University's Department of Radio and Television, 1946; editor, Center for Mass Communication, Columbia University Press, 1948; film and television productions; writing a history of film industry, India, 1963; blacklisting in the 1950s; censorship; writers unions: Authors' League, Radio Writers Guild, Authors Guild, Writers Guild of America.
Extent: Transcript: 280 leaves, Tape: 4 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Barnouw, Erik, 1908-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1908
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 1975
Interviewer: Langer, Mark; Schlafly, Shannon
Organizations discussed: Authors League of America, New York, NY; Columbia University, New York, NY
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Advertising; Authors; Authors League of America, New York, NY; Columbia University, New York, NY; Educators; Motion picture producers and directors; National security--United States; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Barnouw, Erik, 1908-; Radio industry and trade; Television--Production and direction; Writers' Guild of America
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016524-11967