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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Stothoff Badeau
RLIN number: NXCP87-A25
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; education, Union College, 1923, New Brunswick Seminary Dutch Reformed Church, 1928; missionary work, life in Iraq, 1928-1935: Arabic language training, political turmoil, ethnic and linguistic groups; professor of religion, philosophy, American University of Cairo, 1936-1942, president, 1945-1953; Office of War Information, 1943-1945; cultural and political developments in Egypt, Iraq, Iran, 1930s-1960s; effects of World War II, British and later United States presence in Middle East; president, Near East Foundation, New York City, 1953-1961, providing technical assistance to Greece, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, others; Egypt after abdication of King Faruq, 1952: labor unrest, land redistribution, centrality of irrigation, roles of Naguib and Nasser; United States Ambassador to Egypt, 1961-1964: break-up of United Arab Republic, Agency for International Development and counterpart funds, Yemen Revolution, crisis in Egyptian-Saudi relations; Middle East Institute, Columbia University, 1964-1971. Impressions of King Faruq, Shah of Iran, Nasser, Anwar al-Sadat, many others.
Extent: Transcript: 461 leaves, Tape: 11 reels, 18 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Badeau, John Stothoff, 1903-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1903
Speaker occupation: Diplomat; Educator
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Brown, Leon Carl, 1928-
Organizations discussed: American University, Cairo, Egypt; Columbia University, New York, NY
Locations discussed: Africa; Egypt; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Africa; American University, Cairo, Egypt; Columbia University, New York, NY; Diplomats--United States; Educators; Egypt; North America; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Badeau, John Stothoff, 1903-; Columbia University--Middle East Institute; Egypt--Foreign relations--United States; Egypt--History--1952-; Egypt--Social conditions; Missions--Iraq; Naguib, Mohammed, 1901-; Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 1918-1970; Near East; Near East Foundation; United States--Foreign relations--Egypt; United States--Office of War Information
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018000-13443