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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Thomas Irwin Emerson
RLIN number: NXCP88-A121
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family, early youth and high school, Yale College; Yale Law School and LAW JOURNAL; law practice, New York, N.Y.; Depression and election of 1932; National Recovery Administration, 1933-34; drafting National Labor Relations Act; Garrison Board in 1934 textile strikes; cases testing the National Labor Relations Act; Social Security Board and John Winant; formation of National Lawyers Guild; legislative aspects of National Labor Relations Board; duties as special assistant to Attorney General Francis Biddle; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Martin Dies; Smith Committee; social life in Washington; Office of Price Administration law enforcement problems; loyalty problems; policy decision of Office of Economic Stabilization; death of Franklin D. Roosevelt; Victory in Europe Day; Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion; drafting of Atomic Energy Act; teaching at Yale Law School, 1946; political associations; Public Affairs Committee; Political Action Committee of Congress of Industrial Organizations; formation of Progressive Party, campaign of 1948.
Extent: Transcript: 2,227 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1985. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1953 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Emerson, Thomas Irwin, 1907-1991
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1907
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 46
Document date: 1953
Interviewer: Phillips, Harlan B.
Organizations discussed: Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936-1955; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. National Recovery Administration; U.S. Office of Price Administration
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1936-1955; Government executives--United States; Labor laws and legislation; Lawyers; National security--United States; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; Oral history; Practice of law; Presidents--United States--Election--1932; Presidents--United States--Election--1948; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. National Recovery Administration; U.S. Office of Price Administration; United States; United States--Politics and government--1945-; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Emerson, Thomas Irwin, 1907-1991; Progressive Party, US; United States--National Labor Relations Board; United States--Office of Economic Stabilization; United States--Office of War Mobilization; United States--Social Security Board
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019034-14477