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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Walter Gellhorn
RLIN number: NXCP89-A13
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Angelo Herndon case; postwar years at Columbia Law School: impressions of deans, faculty members, Columbia presidents; American Civil Liberties Union activities, 1940s-50s; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund activities, from 1940s; McCarthy investigations; 1951 British National Health Service study; 1952 study of families and children in courts; 1957 study on revision of New York State Constitution; visiting professorships: Tokyo, Harvard and others; legal educational standards work for Association of American Law Schools, presidency, 1963; research on citizen grievance-handling mechanisms, especially ombudsmanship; 1969 study on eligibility of church-related institutions for state funds; 1968 Columbia student demonstrations; women and blacks in legal education and profession; contract and grievance arbitration since 1936; establishment of National Legal Services Corporation; activities as trustee of Amherst College, 1960-72.
Extent: Transcript: 603 leaves, Tape: 9 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gellhorn, Walter, 1906-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1906
Speaker occupation: Educator; Lawyer; Mediator
Age at speaking: 71
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Gellhorn, Kitty
Organizations discussed: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-; Columbia University, New York, NY; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-; Columbia University, New York, NY; Educators; Law--Study and teaching; Lawyers; Legal aid; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Arbitration, Industrial; Columbia University--Law School; Columbia University--Strike; Gellhorn, Walter, 1906-; Internal security--United States; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; New York (State)--Politics and government--1951-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020625-16067