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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Morris U. Schappes
RLIN number: NXCP87-A124
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background in Ukraine, emigration to the United States, 1914; BA, City University of New York, 1928: participation in campus political groups; lecturer at City University 1928-1941: lack of academic freedom, publication of TEACHER-WORKER, expulsion for using radical texts, subsequent reinstatement; Rapp-Coudert Committee, 1936: refusal to provide names of fellow Communist Party activists; trial and imprisonment for perjury; various publications on Jewish history.
Extent: Transcript: 66 leaves, Tape: 2 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1983 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Schappes, Morris Urman, 1907-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1907
Speaker occupation: Editor; Historian
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 1983
Interviewer: Gilbert, Ellen
Organizations discussed: City University of New York, New York, NY; Communist Party U.S.A.
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: City University of New York, New York, NY; Communist Party U.S.A.; Editors; National security--United States; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Historians, Jewish; Schappes, Morris U. (Morris Urman), 1907-; Teaching, Freedom of
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017097-12540