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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Michael Carmody
RLIN number: NXCP87-A56
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background and description of life in northern Pennsylvania and upstate New York at the turn of the century; education and early work experiences as a steel inspector; later as an executive in the garment industry and coal mining industry; editor-in-chief successively of COAL AGE and FACTORY & INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT for the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company; detailed account of service in government; Civil Works Administration, Federal Emergency Relief Administration, National Defense Mediation Board, National Labor Relations Board, Rural Electrification Administration, President's Power Policy Committee, the Cabinet-rank position as head of the Federal Works Agency (encompassing Public Works Administration, Works Progress Administration, United States Housing Authority, Bureau of Public Roads, Bureau of Public Buildings, Fine Arts Commission, and Lanham Act Defense Housing Program), United States Maritime Commission, Maritime War Emergency Board, and Federal Interdepartmental Safety Council.
Extent: Transcript: 763 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1987. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part VI, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1954 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Carmody, John Michael, 1881-1963
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1881
Speaker occupation: Administrator
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1954
Interviewer: Albertson, Dean, 1920-
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Executives; Government executives--United States; North America; Oral history; Publishers and publishing; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Carmody, John Michael, 1881-1963; Industry; McGraw-Hill, Inc; New Deal, 1933-1939; United States--Federal Works Agency; United States--Maritime Commission; United States--National Labor Relations Board
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018334-13777