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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of William Sennett
RLIN number: NXCP87-A133
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood in Chicago; early politics: Young Communist League, 1931, Communist Party, 1935; experiences in Spanish Civil War; organizer for Meat Packers Union; army service in World War II; Communist Party organizer; general manager of CHICAGO STAR; recollections of Cold War, revelations of Twentieth Party Congress in 1956; disillusionment and break with Communist Party, 1958; founder of truck leasing company, its growth and success; views on women's rights, marriage, communism, democracy, Soviet Union and Israel.
Extent: Transcript: 376 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Bancroft Library for information. Original oral history held by: Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sennett, William, 1914-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1914
Speaker occupation: Communist Party member; Executive
Age at speaking: 68
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Windmiller, Marshall
Organizations discussed: Communist Party U.S.A.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Communism--United States; Communist Party U.S.A.; Communists--United States; Executives; Labor unions and communism; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Sennett, William, 1914-; Transportation, Automotive--Freight; United States--Economic conditions--1945-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017192-12635