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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Mary Benson
RLIN number: NXCP89-A22
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Allard K. Lowenstein Project
Description: Recollections of Allard K. Lowenstein: first meeting, 1959, his concern over Communist infiltration of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, his visits to London, his speeches, family life, his death; her position as secretary to Michael Scott, her trip to southern United States in the 1960s, sit-ins, 1963.
Extent: Transcript: 39 leaves, Tape: 1 cassette
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from Lawrence Lowenstein. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1988. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Benson, Mary
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Civil rights worker
Document date: 1987
Interviewer: Chafe, William
People discussed: Allard K. Lowenstein; Allard Kenneth Lowenstein; Lowenstein, Allard K., 1929-1980
Organizations discussed: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US
Historical events discussed: U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Civil rights; African Americans--Social conditions; Allard K. Lowenstein; Allard Kenneth Lowenstein; Civil rights workers--United States; Lowenstein, Allard K., 1929-1980; North America; Oral history; Race relations--South Africa; Race relations--United States; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Benson, Mary
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020719-16160