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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Millicent Fenwick
RLIN number: NXCP87-A158
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood in Bernardsville, New Jersey; early education; description of travels in Spain and in South America; career at VOGUE magazine; beginnings in politics at the local level; involvement with the Civil Rights movement: discussion of racial discrimination in housing, employment, and in unions; involvement with commissions on human and civil rights; belief that a sense of injustice breeds violence; descriptions of her district; discussion of organizations that misinform the public; comments on motives of peace groups; views on various foreign policy issues, communism, and military spending; aspects of being a woman in politics; attitudes toward political appointments, campaign spending, and special interest comments on the 1980 elections and the Carter and Reagan administrations; thoughts on ethics in government.
Extent: Transcript: 546 leaves, Tape: 14 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fenwick, Millicent, 1910-1992
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1910
Speaker occupation: Congresswoman
Age at speaking: 71
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: Jessup, Frederick Peterson
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress. House of Representatives
Locations discussed: New Jersey; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Civil rights; Civil rights--United States; Legislators--United States; New Jersey; New Jersey--Politics and government; North America; Oral history; Presidents--United States--Election--1980; U.S. Congress. House of Representatives; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1945-; United States--Politics and government--1945-; Women in politics
Topics discussed - Other terms: Fenwick, Millicent, 1910-1992
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017475-12918