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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Amyas Ames
RLIN number: NXCP86-A6
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Ames family background; parents' careers; childhood in Boston; Harvard University, AB, 1928, MBA, 1930; impressions of Harvard Business School education; marriage; analyst for Stone and Webster, 1930-1932; sales manager, later partner, Kidder, Peabody, 1932-1962; expansion of investment banking business; administrative officer, War Shipping Administration, 1942-1944; president, Investment Bankers Association, 1962-1969; relationship of IBA to Securities Exchange Commission; chairman, Lincoln Center, 1969-1981: formation, Avery Fisher donation, fundraising, fiscal policies, government funding, constituent companies, future plans for Lincoln Center.
Extent: Transcript: 137 leaves, Tape: 4 cassettes, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1983. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ames, Amyas, 1906-
Speaker date of birth: 1906
Speaker occupation: Arts administrator; Investment banker
Age at speaking: 75
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: Kelly, Christine
Organizations discussed: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Arts--United States; Bankers; Banks and banking--United States; Culture; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Intellectual life--United States; North America; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Ames, Amyas, 1906-; Arts administrators; Investment Bankers Association of America; Kidder, Peabody and Co; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Shipping--Government policy--United States; Stone and Webster Service Corporation; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016790-12233