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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Cass Canfield
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: Early youth, education, New York and abroad; Harvard; graduate study at Oxford, 1920; walked Burma Road, 1920; Harper & Bros. president from 1932; crossing on HINDENBURG, 1936; interview with Leon Trotsky, 1940; Board of Economic Welfare; Office of War Information, 1944; International Planned Parenthood Federation; history of Harper's and comprehensive discussion of publishing; anecdotes about many notable literary and political figures including Edith Wharton, Julian and Aldous Huxley, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, Sumner Welles, and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Extent: Transcript: 425 leaves, Tape: 2 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. 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 1966 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Canfield, Cass, 1897-1986
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1897
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 1966
Interviewer: Grossner, Isabel S.
Organizations discussed: International Planned Parenthood Federation, London, England
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American literature--20th century; Authors; Book industries and trade; International Planned Parenthood Federation, London, England; North America; Oral history; Publishers and publishing; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Canfield, Cass, 1897-1986; Harper & Row, Publishers; Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940; United States--Office of War Information
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018162-13605