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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Henry L. McCarthy
RLIN number: NXCP88-A142
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and education: Redemptorist novitiate, Lewis Institution, University of Chicago; Depression; Chicago gangsters, 1930s; Professor of Mathematics, Lewis Institution, 1931-34; Midwest Regional Social Security Administrator, 1936-46; New Deal; American Jewish Committee, 1947-8; Commissioner of Welfare, New York, N.Y.,1951-59; Assistant Director, Public Aid Committee, Cook County, Illinois, 1962-73.
Extent: Transcript: 475 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by the Sangamon State University Springfield, Illinois, 1981. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Sangamon State University for information. Original oral history held by: Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL 62708.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McCarthy, Henry L., 1902-1979 (2)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Public administrator
Age at speaking: 75
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Davis, Cullom
Organizations discussed: U.S. Social Security Administration
Historical events discussed: Great Depression, 1929-1941
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Depressions--1929--United States; Great Depression, 1929-1941; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; U.S. Social Security Administration; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: McCarthy, Henry L., 1902-1979; New York(NY)--Politics and government--1898-1951; New York(NY)--Politics and government--1951-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019268-14711