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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Gerard Piel
RLIN number: NXCP87-A125
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, childhood; education at Andover and Harvard, A.B. 1937; LIFE magazine science editor 1938-1944; Henry Kaiser and American industry during and after World War II, assistant to Kaiser, 1945-1946; SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: purchase 1946, development, financing, advertising, special issues, circulation, subsidiary publications, anecdotes about staff, articles and scientists who wrote for magazine; views on nuclear arms and government control of scientific knowledge.
Extent: Transcript: 533 leaves, Tape: 10 reels
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Piel, Gerard
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Editor; Publisher
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Jessup, Frederick Peterson
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Periodicals--Publishing; Publishers and publishing; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Educational publishing; Kaiser, Henry J., 1882-; Piel, Gerard; Science publishing; World War, 1939-1945--Supplies
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017104-12547