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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of James Madison Barker
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 background and childhood; education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; first experiences in engineering; teaching at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1914-18; manager, First National Bank, Buenos Aires, 1920-28; administrative experiences with Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1928-40, and with various business and educational institutions; Chairman of Board, Allstate Insurance, 1943-52; Overseas Consultants mission to Iran, 1948-49; Chief of World Bank mission to Turkey, 1949-50; philosophy of life and views on travel, modern education, government, foreign affairs; impressions of George F. Swain, Daniel G. Wing, Julius Rosenwald, Charles G. Dawes, General Robert E. Wood.
Extent: Transcript: 380 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia Universtiy oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1952 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Barker, James Madison, 1886-1974
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1886
Speaker occupation: Businessman
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 1952
Interviewer: Link, Wendell; Phillips, Harlan B.
Organizations discussed: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL; World Bank, Washington, DC
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Banks and banking, International; Businessmen; District of Columbia; Engineering; Executives; Insurance; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; North America; Oral history; Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL; United States; World Bank, Washington, DC
Topics discussed - Other terms: Barker, James Madison, 1886-1974; Fundacion Banco de Boston; Near East
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017687-13130