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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Charles Stern Ascher
RLIN number: NXCP87-A17
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family history; boyhood, West Side of New York City; Ethical Culture Society School; Columbia College and Law School; Legislative Drafting Fund; Kuhn, Loeb; Brooklyn Heights society, 1921-1925; American Civil Liberties Union; Sunnyside and Radburn developments; Croton-on-Hudson; zoning law; Public Administration Clearing House, 1932-1936; Martha's Vineyard, 1921-1971; Regional Planning Association of America; Social Science Research Council, 1935-1942; UNESCO; United States and European regional and city planning; New Deal housing programs: Public Works Administration and Works Progress Administration; Chicago World's Fair, 1933; management associations; National Association of Housing Officials; National Resources Planning Board; urban studies; Maxwell School, Syracuse University; Greenbelt towns; Spelman Fund; Federal Housing Authority; Tennessee Valley Authority; National Housing Agency, 1942-1947; city government; National Municipal League; impressions of Roger Baldwin, Dr. Mary Calderone, Louis Brownlow, Henry Beetle Hough, Julian Huxley, Harold Ickes, Lewis Mumford, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Clarence Stein, Harlan F. Stone, Rexford Guy Tugwell, and Henry L. Wright.
Extent: Transcript: 738 leaves, Tape: 20 reels
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 1972 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ascher, Charles Stern, 1899-1980
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1899
Speaker occupation: Urban planner
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1972
Interviewer: Hogan, Thomas F.
Organizations discussed: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-; New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, NY; Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN; U.S. Work Projects Administration; United Nations. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-; Federal-city relations; Housing; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, NY; North America; Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN; U.S. Work Projects Administration; United Nations. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization; United States; Urban policy--United States; Urban renewal
Topics discussed - Other terms: Ascher, Charles Stern, 1899-1980; Cities and towns--Planning; City planners; City planning and redevelopment law; Community development corporations; Housing policy; Kuhn, Loeb & Company; Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials; National Municipal League; Real estate development; Regional Plan Association (New York, NY); Social Science Research Council (US); United States--Economic policy--1933-1945; United States--Federal Housing Administration; United States--National Housing Agency; United States--Public Works Administration; Zoning law
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017654-13097