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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Goldwaite Higginson Dorr
RLIN number: NXCP88-A162
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Harvard, European travel; early law practice; assistant United States Attorney; War Department, 1917-19; renegotiating war contracts conversion to peace; law practice, New York; travels in Middle East, 1931; World War II, special assistant to Secretary of War; Hoover Commission on Law Observance, 1930-31; Cotton Textile Code and early days of National Recovery Administration, 1932-33; Cabinet Committee to prepare joint plan with British for solution to Palestine problem, 1947; International Refugees and Displaced Persons Bills, 1947; International Relief Organization, 1948; problems of European migration, Migration Conference, 1950; representative of Defense Department at Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in; 520 |a(cont.) Paris, 1949; travels; Joseph McCarthy era. Impressions of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman; of Henry L. Stimson, Robert P. Patterson, Benedict Crowell, Hugh Johnson, and many other political figures.
Extent: Transcript: 647 leaves, Tape: 1 reel, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1962 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dorr, Goldthwaite Higginson, 1876-1977
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1876
Speaker occupation: Lawyer
Age at speaking: 86
Document date: 1962
Interviewer: Burner, David, 1937- ; Ingersoll, William T. ; Link, Wendell
Organizations discussed: U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. National Recovery Administration
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: International agencies; Law--United States; Lawyers; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; Political refugees; Practice of law; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. National Recovery Administration; United States; United States--Economic policy; United States--Foreign relations--1945-; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Dorr, Goldthwaite Higginson, 1876-1977
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019485-14928