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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of William Rockefeller
RLIN number: NXCP87-A119
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, education at Yale University and Columbia University Law School, 1948; naval officer training program 1941-1946; legal career; board member, president and chairman of Metropolitan Opera Association from 1947: move to Lincoln Center, management problems, 1970s and death of Goeranm Gentele, restructuring of artistic and business hierarchy, role of Schuyler Chapin, labor relations, finances, fund raising, problems with press and New York City authorities.
Extent: Transcript: 251 leaves, Tape: 3 reels, 6 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee until 12/31/90 or death, whichever is earlier. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Rockefeller, William, 1918-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1918
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 61
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Kelly, Christine
Organizations discussed: Lincoln Center, New York, NY; Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, 1883-1893
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Culture; Fund raising; Intellectual life--United States; Law--United States; Lawyers; Lincoln Center, New York, NY; Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, 1883-1893; Music--United States; North America; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Rockefeller, William, 1918-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017037-12480