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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Robert Elkington Wood
RLIN number: NXCP88-A132
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, West Point; Philippines, 1901-02; Panama Canal, 1905-15; DuPont, General Asphalt; World War I: shipbuilding program, Army Transport Service, Acting Quartermaster General; Montgomery Ward, 1919-24; establishment of retail stores; Sears, Roebuck, 1924-61: shopping centers, profit sharing, Allstate; New Deal; America First; supply problems in World War II: labor relations.
Extent: Transcript: 110 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1961 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wood, Robert Elkington, 1879-1969
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1879
Speaker occupation: Executive; Government official
Age at speaking: 82
Document date: 1961
Interviewer: Weisberger, Bernard T.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Army
Locations discussed: North America; Panama; Panama Canal; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Department stores; Executives; Government executives--United States; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; Panama; Panama Canal; U.S. Army; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Montgomery Ward; Sears, Roebuck and Company; Wood, Robert Elkington, 1879-1969
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019159-14602