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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Herbert Wechsler
RLIN number: NXCP88-A131
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood in Bronx, New York, N.Y.; Columbia Law School, 1928-1931; clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harlan Stone, 1932-1933; Associate professor, Columbia Law School, 1933-1938; Assistant Attorney General, New York, 1938-1940; 1938 New York Constitutional Convention; Assistant Attorney General, War Division, 1944-1946; argued Japanese internment before Supreme Court; assistant to Francis Biddle at Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1946; American Law Institute, 1952, director, 1962; development of model penal code; first amendment cases; author of law texts.
Extent: Transcript: 360 leaves, Tape: 3 reels/ 9 cassettes
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. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part VI, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wechsler, Herbert, 1909-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1909
Speaker occupation: Law professor
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Miller, Geoffrey; Silber, Norman Isaac
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Supreme Court
Historical events discussed: Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1949; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Europe; Germany; Japan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Columbia University, New York, NY; Europe; Executives--United States; Germany; Japan; Japanese American Internment, 1942-1945; Law--Study and teaching; North America; Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1949; Oral history; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Supreme Court; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Columbia University--Law School; Criminal law; Law teachers; New York (State)--Politics and government--1865-1950; Wechsler, Herbert, 1909-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019142-14585