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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Esther Peterson
RLIN number: NXCP87-A153
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; Brigham Young University, 1927, Teachers College, 1930; Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry; development of political philosophy; organizing teachers' and garment workers' unions; federal legislative representation of unions, 1940s-60s; special assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs, Assistant Secretary of Labor, 1961-69; Truth in Packaging issue.
Extent: Transcript: 321 leaves, Tape: 3 reels and 5 cassettes, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1986. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part VI, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1983 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Peterson, Esther, 1906-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1906
Speaker occupation: Consumer adviser; Government executive
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 1983
Interviewer: Bruns, Scott; Edwin, Ed
Organizations discussed: U.S. Department of Labor
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Government executives--United States; Labor laws and legislation; Labor unions; North America; Oral history; U.S. Department of Labor; United States; United States--Politics and government--1945-; Women in politics
Topics discussed - Other terms: Consumer affairs directors; Consumer protection; Peterson, Esther, 1906-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017417-12860