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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of William Thompson Lusk
RLIN number: NXCP89-A26
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Tiffany and Lusk family background; education, Groton, and Yale; Tiffany and Co., 1937-1955: expansion of manufacturing and retail trade, personnel, effects of the Depression, closing of Paris office, 1955 stock sale and reorganization under Walter Hoving, upgrading of various departments, franchises for sale of Tiffany silver, publicity innovations, synthetic gems, buying trips to Europe after World war II, memorable sales; THE TIFFANY TOUCH. Impressions of many figures in Tiffany's history including Louis Moore, Walter Hoving.
Extent: Transcript: 395 leaves, Tape: 15 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Closed until 03/05/98. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1972 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lusk, William Thompson, 1901-1978
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1901
Speaker occupation: Corporation executive
Age at speaking: 71
Document date: 1972
Interviewer: Mojo, Estherbelle
Organizations discussed: Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, 1837-
Historical events discussed: Great Depression, 1929-1941
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Depressions--1929--United States; Executives--United States; Great Depression, 1929-1941; Jewelry; Jewelry making; Jewelry stores; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, 1837-; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Lusk, William Thompson, 1901-1978
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020765-16206