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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of James Paul Warburg
RLIN number: NXCP87-A199
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family, youth, education; AB Harvard, 1917; Navy Flying Corps, 1918; International Acceptance Bank, 1929-32; economic advisor to Roosevelt, 1932-33: planning for World Economic Conference (British debt group); plans for emergency circulation and economic stability; foreign exchange policies; stabilization fund, passive control measures; bimetallism and monetary policies; negotiations with foreign delegations; international gold standard; Hugh Johnson and National Recovery Administration; tariff and import quota negotiations; reciprocal trade program; debt settlement plans; stimulation of capital goods industries vs. public works; Thomas Amendment controversy; Most Favored Nation status; Emergency Banking Act; preliminary meetings for London Economic Conference; financial advisor to American delegation; conference politics, press leaks, United States liaison, return to Washington, new domestic currency policy formulation; new gold pricing; commodity dollar proposal; Glass-Steagall Bill; mobilizing business and academic support for sound money, 1934-36; Chicago Committee on Monetary Policy; impressions of Raymond Moley, Bernard Baruch, Rexford Tugwell, William Bullitt, Herbert Feis, W. Averell Harriman, Lewis Douglas, Key Pittman, Hjalmar Schacht, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cordell Hull, Dean Acheson. Account based in part on diary and correspondence.
Extent: Transcript: 1,873 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
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 University oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1952 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Warburg, James Paul, 1896-1969
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1896
Speaker occupation: Banker
Age at speaking: 56
Document date: 1952
Interviewer: Albertson, Dean, 1920- ; Link, Wendell
Organizations discussed: U.S. National Recovery Administration
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Bankers; Banks and banking; International economic relations; North America; U.S. National Recovery Administration; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: International finance; New Deal, 1933-1939; United States--Economic policy--1933-1945; Warburg, James Paul, 1896-1969
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017925-13368