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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Dorothy I. Height
RLIN number: NXCP88-A73
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, Virginia, New York, N.Y.; affiliation with National Council of Negro Women, 1937-74; career with Young Women's Christian Association, interracial education, leadership training, 1938- ; Harlem in the 1930s and 40s; work on advisory committee on women in the Services, 1952-55; visiting professor, Delhi School of Social Work, India, 1952; civil rights work: school desegregation, War on Poverty, Head Start, voter registration in the South; women's organizations; travels in Latin America; International Women's Year Conference, 1975; impressions of Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary McLeod Bethune.
Extent: Transcript: 461 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Schlesinger Library for information. Original of oral history is held by: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Height, Dorothy I., 1912-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1912
Speaker occupation: Social worker
Age at speaking: 64
Document date: 1976
Interviewer: Barnes, Betty; Cowan, Paula
Organizations discussed: National Council of Negro Women; Young Women's Christian Association
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American women executives; African Americans--Civil rights; African Americans--Education; Feminism; National Council of Negro Women; North America; Oral history; Social workers; United States; United States--Politics and government--1945-; Young Women's Christian Association
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020307-15749