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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Herbert Claiborne Pell
RLIN number: NXCP87-A55
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early life, education; Tuxedo Park; Spanish-American War; Progressive era; European travel; election of 1912; Congressman from New York; 1919-1921; New York State Democratic chairman, 1921-26; Syracuse convention, 1922; the Ruhr; Charles F. Murphy and the Democratic Convention of 1924; Italy and Fascism; Germany and Hitler's Reich; minister to Portugal, 1937-41; coming of World War II; refugees; minister to Hungary, 1941; Hitler's timetable; returning home, 1942; United Nations Commission for Investigation of War Crimes; wartime London; reflections on corruption, education, intelligence, and progress; hopes for the future.
Extent: Transcript: 658 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1951 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Pell, Herbert Claiborne, 1884-1961
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1884
Speaker occupation: Congressman; Diplomat
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 1951
Interviewer: Phillips, Harlan B.
Organizations discussed: Democratic Party, US; United Nations
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Democratic Party, US; Diplomats--United States; Legislators--United States; North America; Oral history; Political conventions; United Nations; United States; United States--Politics and government--1901-1953; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; War crimes; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Pell, Herbert Claiborne, 1884-1961
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018326-13769