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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of William Benton
RLIN number: NXCP86-A26
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, schooling in Minnesota and Montana; Carleton College, Yale University; National Cash Register Co.; advertising agencies, Lord & Thomas, Batten Company, Benton & Bowles, 1929-1936; new techniques of consumer research, General Foods accounts; vice president, University of Chicago, 1937-1945; America First; government research at University of Chicago, World War II; Assistant Secretary of State, 1945-1947; Senator from Connecticut, 1949-1953; resolution to expel Senator Joseph McCarthy, 1951; Smith-Mundt Bill; creation of Commission for Economic Development; vignettes of Chester Bowles, Robert E. Wood, Charles Lindbergh, Nelson Rockefeller, Anna Rosenberg, James Byrnes, Will Clayton, Arthur Vandenburg, Robert A. Taft, and many others.
Extent: Transcript: 213 leaves, Tape: 5 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1968 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Benton, William, 1900-1973
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1900
Speaker occupation: Publisher; Senator
Age at speaking: 68
Document date: 1968
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress. Senate; U.S. Department of State; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; Educators; Executives; Government executives--United States; Illinois; Legislators--United States; North America; U.S. Congress. Senate; U.S. Department of State; United States; United States--Politics and government--1945-; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Topics discussed - Other terms: Advertising agencies; Benton, William, 1900-1973; Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986; McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016571-12014