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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Virginia Foster Durr
RLIN number: NXCP88-A118
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family history and background, Birmingham society; Hugo Black; marriage and move to Washington; recollections of New Deal Washington; Reconstruction Finance Corporation, poll tax, unions, La Follette Committee hearings; Southern Conference for Human Welfare in Birmingham; Brown decision; Internal Security Sub-Committee, Dies Committee; 1948 campaign and Henry A. Wallace; return to Alabama, 1951 civil rights activities, bus boycott, freedom riders, Selma march, Black Power movement; Southern issues, Southern women. Impressions of many Washington figures, including Lyndon Johnson, Justice Brandeis, James Eastland.
Extent: Transcript: 377 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976. 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 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Durr, Virginia Foster
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist
Document date: 1974
Interviewer: Barnard, William D.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Segregation; Civil rights--United States; National security--United States; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; Oral history; Race relations--United States; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971; Durr, Virginia Foster; Reconstruction Finance Corporation
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019002-14445