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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Louis G. Cowan
RLIN number: NXCP87-A40
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Radio Pioneers Project
Description: Early interest in communications; University of Chicago; radio work in Chicago in the 1930s; various early productions, including "Quiz Kids"; work during World War II: Director, Voice of America and Office of War Information, New York, N.Y.; programs for War Department, including "Command Performance," "Chaplain Jim"; Louis G. Cowan radio and television productions, 1946-1955; transition from radio to television; Negroes in broadcast industry; use of broadcasting and television in Adlai Stevenson 1952 Presidential campaign; Peabody and other broadcast awards; CBS network role.
Extent: Transcript: 225 leaves, Tape: 4 reels
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 1967 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cowan, Louis G., 1909-1976
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1909
Speaker occupation: Communications executive
Age at speaking: 58
Document date: 1967
Interviewer: Barnouw, Erik, 1908-
Organizations discussed: U.S. Department of Defense
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American radio broadcasters; North America; Oral history; Presidents--United States--Election--1952; Radio broadcasting; Radio producers and directors; Television broadcasting; Television producers and directors; U.S. Department of Defense; United States; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
Topics discussed - Other terms: Cowan, Louis G., 1909-1976
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018156-13599