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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of James Freeman Curtis
RLIN number: NXCP87-A64
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood; education at Harvard; early law practice; Assistant Attorney General, Assistant District Attorney, Massachusetts, 1906-09; Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Customs Bureau, 1909-13; establishment of Federal Reserve System, 1914-19; Liberty Loan; private legal practice in New York; 1919-51; impressions of Franklin MacVeagh, Boies Penrose, William Howard Taft, T.E. Lawrence, and Efrem Zimbalist; personal experiences in financial speculation, travels; avocations; philosophy of life.
Extent: Transcript: 334 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. 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: Curtis, James Freeman, 1878-1952
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1878
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1951
Interviewer: Phillips, Harlan B.
Locations discussed: Massachusetts; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Banks and banking--United States; Lawyers; Massachusetts; North America; Oral history; Practice of law; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Attorney General--Massachusetts; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US); Curtis, James Freeman, 1878-1952; Customs administration--United States; United States--Bureau of Customs
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018421-13864