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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Louise Michelle Rosenblatt
RLIN number: NXCP87-A115
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family life and early education; Barnard College, B.A. 1921; Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Sorbonne: study in Grenoble and Paris, defense of dissertation, 1931; assistant, English Department, Barnard; marriage to Sidney Ratner, 1932; Commission on Human Relations, 1935-1936; involvement in progressive education movement, especially as applied to literature, 1930s; development of own theory of literature; assistant professor, English Department, Brooklyn College, 1938-1948; Office of War Information, 1943-1945; professor, School of Education, New York University, 1948-1972; New Criticism of 1950s and reactions against it; intellectual upheavals of 1960s; teaching methodology and transactional theory of reading; family trip to Japan, 1962; membership in National Council of Teachers of English and Modern Language Association; works: LITERATURE AS EXPLORATION, THE READER, THE TEXT, THE POEM; impressions of Margaret Mead, Leonie Adams and others.
Extent: Transcript: 394 leaves, Tape: 8 reels
Restrictions: Access: Closed until May 3, 1993 or death, whichever is earlier. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rosenblatt, Louise Michelle, 1904-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1904
Speaker occupation: Educator
Age at speaking: 78
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
Organizations discussed: Barnard College, New York, NY; City University of New York. Brooklyn College, New York, NY; New York University, New York, NY; University of Paris, Paris, France
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Barnard College, New York, NY; City University of New York. Brooklyn College, New York, NY; Educators; Intellectual life--United States; New York University, New York, NY; North America; Reading; United States; University of Paris, Paris, France
Topics discussed - Other terms: Literature teachers; Literature--Study and teaching; Rosenblatt, Louise M. (Louise Michelle); United States--Office of War Information
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016994-12437