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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of August Heckscher
RLIN number: NXCP88-A74
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood, education: St. Paul's, Yale, Harvard; editor CITIZEN ADVERTISER, Auburn, New York; chief editorial writer, HERALD TRIBUNE, 1948-56; executive head, Twentieth Century Fund, 1956-67; Commissioner of Parks, Recreation, New York, N.Y., 1966-73; philosophy of park use; impressions of John Lindsay and his mayoralty.
Extent: Transcript: 78 leaves, Tape: 2 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Heckscher, August, 1913-
Speaker date of birth: 1913
Speaker occupation: City official; Journalist
Age at speaking: 65
Document date: 1978
Interviewer: Giordano, Richard W.
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Journalism; Journalists; Municipal officials and employees
Topics discussed - Other terms: Heckscher, August, 1913-; Lindsay, John V., 1921-; New York(NY)--Recreational facilities; Twentieth Century Fund
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020314-15756