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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Joel W. Solomon
RLIN number: NXCP88-A152
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family history; political campaigns of Jimmy Carter and Senator Sasser; Director, General Services Administration (GSA), 1977-1979: first impressions, areas under GSA control, Deputy Director Robert T. Griffin, fraud and bureaucracy, changes in operational policies, attempts to correct fraud and waste, reinstatement of whistle-blowers; personalities in the Carter administration, including Bert Lance, Jerry Rafshoon, Frank Moore; reaction of Carter administration to fraud in GSA; return to civilian life; 1980 presidential campaign; reactions to Reagan administration.
Extent: Transcript: 259 leaves, Tape: 4 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Solomon, Joel W., 1921-1984 (1)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1921
Speaker occupation: Government executive; Real estate developer
Age at speaking: 60
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Fraud; Government executives--United States; North America; Oral history; Presidents--United States--Election--1976; Presidents--United States--Election--1980; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Government business enterprises--Auditing and inspection; Solomon, Joel W., 1921-1984; United States--General Services Administration; United States--Politics and government--1977-; United States--President (1977-1981 : Carter)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019372-14815