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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Sigmund Diamond
RLIN number: NXCP88-A168
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family and early education; work with United Automobile Workers, Detroit, 1943-1948; doctoral candidate, Harvard, 1949-1954: relationship with faculty, job offer as Dean of Special Students, 1954; withdrawal of offer because of former membership in Communist Party; efforts of some faculty to intervene on his behalf; decision to inform prospective employers of events at Harvard and effects on job search, especially at Amherst and Columbia; visiting assistant professor at Columbia, 1955; links between Harvard and Federal Bureau of Investigation during McCarthy period.
Extent: Transcript: 67 leaves, Tape: 2 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1983. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1983 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Diamond, Sigmund
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Activist; Educator
Document date: 1983
Interviewer: Mernit, Ralph
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY; Communist Party U.S.A.; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Columbia University, New York, NY; Communist Party U.S.A.; Educators; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; National security--United States; North America; U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Diamond, Sigmund
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019551-14994