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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Justine Wise Polier
RLIN number: NXCP87-A154
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Wise and Waterman family backgrounds; family relations, especially with father, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise; college education at Bryn Mawr, Radcliffe and Barnard, A.B.1924; early jobs in labor and attempts to organize New Jersey textile industry; Yale Law School, LL.B.1928; referee, New York Dept. of Labor, on medical compensation cases; Assistant Corporation Counsel under Mayor LaGuardia, setting up model insurance system, 1934-35; judge, New York City Court of Domestic Relations: changes in court procedure, attempts to make treatment of children by voluntary agencies and courts more humane and equitable.
Extent: Transcript: 225 leaves, Tape: 2 reels and 5 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1903
Speaker occupation: Judge; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 78
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: Gellhorn, Kitty
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Lawyers; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States; Women judges
Topics discussed - Other terms: Children--Law; Domestic relations; Insurance, Government; New York (NY)--Politics and government--1898-1951; Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987; Wise, Stephen Samuel, 1874-1949
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017429-12872