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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of William Ambrose Prendergast
RLIN number: NXCP87-A103
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood on the East Side, New York City; business and finance; National Association of Credit Men, 1899-1905; national bankruptcy act, 1906; interest in politics, lecturing; New York City finances; the Office of Comptroller, 1909; New York State and City politics; Board of Estimate and Apportionment; Gaynor Charter; Progressive Party; 1912 Republican National Convention; new subway system, 1913; Mayor William Gaynor and New York City finances; Municipal Reference Library; New York State Constitutional Convention, 1915; Gary plan, 1915; legislative investigations, World War I, 1915-16; West Side improvement plan; "land deals," 1917; retrospections; impressions of prominent New Yorkers, including Theodore Roosevelt, Bainbridge Colby, Herbert Parsons, Henry L. Stimson.
Extent: Transcript: 995 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required 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 1951 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Prendergast, William Ambrose, 1867-1954
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1867
Speaker occupation: Banker; Politician
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 1951
Interviewer: Albertson, Dean, 1920-
Organizations discussed: Republican Party, US
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Bankers; Municipal government; Municipal officials and employees; New York; New York, NY; North America; Republican Party, US; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Municipal finance; New York (NY)--Politics and government--1895-1951; New York (State)--Politics and government--1865-1950; Prendergast, William A. (William Ambrose), 1867-1954; Progressive Party (US : 1912- )
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016864-12307