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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Percy Maxim Lee
RLIN number: NXCP88-A120
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: League of Women Voters activities in Connecticut, election to National Board, 1942; Office of Price Administration support, 1941; refugee children; Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Foundation, later Overseas Education Fund of League of Women Voters and Institute for Foreign Visitors; relationship of local, state and national Leagues; President, League of Women Voters, 1950-1958: McCarthyism and Freedom Agenda, policy on Brown decision (1954), support for United Nations, relations with State Department; member, College Grants Advisory Committee of Ford Foundation; water management efforts in Connecticut, 1955; reminiscences of family members, including Hiram Percy Maxim; Frances Glessner Lee, police work, "Nutshell Studies"; impressions of Anna Lord Strauss and other League of Women Voters leaders.
Extent: Transcript: 559 leaves, Tape: 10 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1973 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lee, Percy Maxim, 1906-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1906
Speaker occupation: Former president
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 1973
Interviewer: Gellhorn, Kitty
Organizations discussed: Ford Foundation, New York, NY; League of Women Voters, 1919-; U.S. Office of Price Administration; United Nations
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Segregation; Connecticut--Politics and government; Ford Foundation, New York, NY; League of Women Voters, 1919-; National security--United States; North America; Oral history; U.S. Office of Price Administration; United Nations; United States; United States--Politics and government--1945-; Women executives
Topics discussed - Other terms: Lee, Percy Maxim, 1906-; Maxim family
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019025-14468