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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Leon H. Keyserling
RLIN number: NXCP89-A39
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Parents; Columbia University, BA 1928; legislative assistant, 1933-37, advisor, 1938-46 to Senator Robert F. Wagner; New Deal legislation including drafting of National Industrial Recovery Act, housing acts, Wagner Act, 1935; member Wardman Park Group, 1946-52; Vice Chairman and Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors: comparison of Council of Economic Advisors, 1946-52 to Council of Economic Advisors of the 1970s; passage of Humphrey-Hawkins Bill; evaluation and comparison of Presidents Roosevelt and Truman and their Cabinets and advisors; views of federal economic policy through the Carter administration: function and policies of Federal Reserve Board, wage and price controls, relationship of unemployment and interest rates to inflation, taxation; impressions of Robert F. Wagner, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman.
Extent: Transcript: 206 leaves, Tape: 3 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Keyserling, Leon Hirsch, 1908-1987
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1908
Speaker occupation: Economist; Government official; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 71
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Economists; Government executives--United States; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1945-
Topics discussed - Other terms: Council of Economic Advisors (US); Keyserling, Leon H. (Leon Hirsch), 1908-1987; New Deal, 1933-1939
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020909-16350