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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Ralph Ernest Henderson
RLIN number: NXCP88-A115
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early years of READER'S DIGEST, from 1925, DeWitt Wallace and its guiding principles; vignettes of early editors; inception of Condensed Book Club, editorial selection and editing process; family background. Impressions of DeWitt and Lila Bell Wallace, Kenneth Payne, many other DIGEST editors and executives.
Extent: Transcript: 256 leaves, Tape: 10 cassettes, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1990. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Henderson, Ralph Ernest, 1899-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1899
Speaker occupation: Editor
Age at speaking: 78
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Starr, Mary Belle
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Book industries and trade; Periodicals--Publishing
Topics discussed - Other terms: Book clubs; Henderson, Ralph Ernest, 1899-; Reader's Digest (magazine); Wallace, DeWitt, 1889-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018969-14412