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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Chester Bowles
RLIN number: NXCP87-A23
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Education at Choate and Yale; advertising, 1925; Benton and Bowles; radio advertising, product research and pricing; Defense Council; America First movement; Connecticut rationing administrator; Price Administrator; relations with Congress, Cabinet, and government officials; Office of Price Administration; stabilization, postwar period; campaign for Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Connecticut, 1946; Americans for Democratic Action; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, United Nations Relief and Rehablitation Administration, 1946-1947; Governor, Connecticut, 1948-1950; appointment of William Benton as Senator from Connecticut; 1950 campaign; Ambassador to India, 1951-1953; Senate campaign, 1958; posts and relationships, Kennedy administration; Ambassador to India, 1963; Observations on national and international political figures, especially Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, James Byrnes, Donald Nelson, Jawaharlal Nehru, Adlai E. Stevenson.
Extent: Transcript: 866 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part III, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1963 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1901
Speaker occupation: Diplomat; Government official
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 1963
Interviewer: Gold, Neil
Organizations discussed: United Nations
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Advertising; Diplomats--United States; Government executives--United States; North America; Oral history; United Nations; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1945-; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1945-
Topics discussed - Other terms: Benton, William, 1900-1973; Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986; Connecticut--Governor(1948-1950 : Bowles); India--History--1947-; New Deal, 1933-1939
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017979-13422