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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Allan Nevins
RLIN number: NXCP88-A83
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Illinois farm life in the 1890s; family and neighbors; education, formal and informal; reading, the University of Illinois; Stuart Pratt Sherman, New York, N.Y. and editorial work for the NATION and EVENING POST, 1913-1918: editorial conferences, Oswald Garrison Villard, Rollo Ogden, Simeon Strunsky; social and intellectual activities: the Strunsky circle; the LITERARY REVIEW, book reviewing, Christopher Morley; sale of the POST, 1923; NEW YORK HERALD and NEW YORK SUN: Frank Munsey; NEW YORK WORLD, 1923-31: Walter Lippmann, Claude Bowers, Herbert B. Swope; Cornell, 1927: Carl Becker; early books and the legacy of journalism experience; Columbia, 1928-58: teaching; biographies of Cleveland and Fish; Oxford, 1940-1941; for Office of War Information to Australia and New Zealand, 1942; chief public affairs officer, London, for Department of State, 1946-47; founding of Oral History Research Office, 1948-49; AMERICAN HERITAGE, 1950; business history: Hewitt, Rockefeller, Ford, and Weyerhaeuser studies; ORDEAL OF THE UNION; to California, 1958.
Extent: Transcript: 290 leaves, Tape: 6 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part III, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1963 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1890
Speaker occupation: Author; Historian
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1963
Interviewer: Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY; U.S. Department of State
Historical events discussed: U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Authors; Columbia University, New York, NY; Historians; Historiography; Intellectual life--United States; Journalism; North America; Oral history; Periodicals--Publishing; U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865; U.S. Department of State; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Biography (as a literary form); Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020402-15844