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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Donald Angus Cameron
RLIN number: NXCP87-A40
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and education, rural Indiana; DePauw University, 1930; editor; Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1935-38, Little, Brown & Co., 1938-51; Massachusetts Progressive Party, Henry Wallace campaign, 1948; break with Little, Brown; appearances before Senate committees, House Un-American Activities Committee, establishment of private publishing house in Adirondacks, 1953; Cameron and Kahn, later Cameron Associates, Liberty Book Club; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., senior editor, 1959; trip to Russia; anecdotes on publishing history, publishing and literary figures including Alfred McIntyre, Alfred and Blanche Knopf, Thomas Mann, C.S. Forester, Ogden Nash, Norman Mailer.
Extent: Transcript: 640 leaves, Tape: 10 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cameron, Angus
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Editor; Publisher
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Sheaffer, Louis
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress. House. Un-American Activities Committee
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Authors; Book industries and trade; National security--United States; North America; Publishers and publishing; U.S. Congress. House. Un-American Activities Committee; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Alfred A Knopf, Inc; Bobbs-Merrill Company; Book clubs; Cameron Associates; Cameron, Angus; Little, Brown and Company; Progressive Party (US : 1948- )
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018161-13604