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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Henry Steele Commager
RLIN number: NXCP87-A27
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Student, University of Chicago, 1918-1924; PhD, University of Copenhagen, 1924-1925; professor of history, New York University, 1926-1938; friendship with Samuel Eliot Morison; writing of GROWTH OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC; friendship with Allan Nevins, 1932-1971: Nevins's working habits, temperament, background in journalism, approach to history, relationship to Nicholas Murray Butler; role in establishment of Bancroft Fund; Professor of History, Columbia University, 1939-1959; professor of history, Amherst College, 1959- ; present state of Columbia University; comparison of American and European universities; critique of contemporary American historians and their works.
Extent: Transcript: 515 leaves, Tape: 9 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: Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Historian
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Niven, John
Organizations discussed: Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Columbia University, New York, NY; New York University, New York, NY
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Columbia University, New York, NY; Historians; History--Study and teaching; New York University, New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Historiography
Topics discussed - Other terms: Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-; Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976; Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018022-13465