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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Mary Bass Gibson
RLIN number: NXCP89-A14
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, childhood in Mexico, college life, publicity work; marriages, motherhood and career; LADIES HOME JOURNAL, 1939-1962: work with Bruce and Beatrice Gould, editorial policies, philosophy, "How America Lives" series, "What the Women of America Think" polls, Kinsey report; World War II coverage and feature articles; plotting readership appeal; advertising, magazine rivalry, 1955-65; financial crisis, Curtis Publishing Co.; SEVENTEEN magazine book editing; lecture series; FAMILY CIRCLE "Careers at Home" series; MacDowell Colony.
Extent: Transcript: 549 leaves, Tape: 6 reels, 7 cassettes, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gibson, Mary Bass, 1905-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker occupation: Editor
Age at speaking: 70
Document date: 1975
Interviewer: Diamonstein, Barbaralee
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Journalists; Magazine design; Periodicals--Publishing; Women journalists
Topics discussed - Other terms: Gibosn, Mary Bass; Ladies Home Journal (magazine); Women's periodicals
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020635-16077