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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Sidney Ratner
RLIN number: NXCP87-A122
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family; education: Townsend Harris, City College of New York, Columbia University; speechwriter for Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy, 1945-1946; Board of Economic Warfare, 1942-1943: North African economic resources project, Indian drought plan, study of Nazi Germany's economic penetration, 1944-1945; ballbearing cartel and impact on 1944 Normandy invasion, relief supply proposals for Western Europe, study of German and Japanese economic penetration; Planning Division, Office of Foreign Liquidation, 1946; Conference on methods and philosophy in the sciences; research for PATTERNS OF WAR ECONOMY: European visit, 1958, consultations with economists, Japan, 1962; American Committee to Study War Documents, 1956-1957; lecturer in Japan, 1964: thoughts on Japanese economy and culture; visit to India, 1964; lecturer, Nigeria, 1966: views of Nigerian society and politics; Vietnamese Conflict; publications, teaching methods, philosophy of history; impressions of Charles Beard, John Dewey, Louise Rosenblatt.
Extent: Transcript: 320 leaves, Tape: 6 reels
Restrictions: Access: Closed until May 5, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ratner, Sidney, 1908-
Speaker date of birth: 1908
Speaker occupation: Economic historian
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Economic history--20th century; Historians
Topics discussed - Other terms: Japan--History--1945-; Nigeria--History--1960-; Ratner, Sidney, 1908-; United States--Board of Economic Warfare; United States--Economic policy--1933-1945; United States--Foreign Economic Administration; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017076-12519