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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Henry Breckinridge
RLIN number: NXCP87-A19
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; Princeton; Harvard Law School; law clerk in Baltimore; practice in Lexington, Kentucky; election of 1912; appointment as Assistant Secretary of War; the Army (generals, red tape, Board of Review); Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom; Mexico; World War I in Europe; mission to Europe; LUSITANIA; preparedness and the administration; congressional relations; Supreme Court justices; Army justice and discipline; soldiers in alien lands; growth of aviation; the New Deal.
Extent: Transcript: 327 leaves, 10 leaves of letters from Woodrow Wilson; 107 leaves of interviewee's journal and letters
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1952 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Breckinridge, Henry, 1886-1960
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1886
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 66
Document date: 1952
Interviewer: Phillips, Harlan B.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Department of Defense
Historical events discussed: World War I, 1914-1918
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Government executives--United States; Lawyers; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; U.S. Department of Defense; United States; United States--Foreign relations--20th century; United States--Politics and government--20th century; World War I, 1914-1918
Topics discussed - Other terms: Breckinridge, Henry, 1886-1960; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017873-13316