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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Andrew Heiskell
RLIN number: NXCP90-A17
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and education in France; LIFE magazine: history, management, coverage of World War II, church and state involvement, censorship, union relations, coverage of Vietnam war, entry into book market, decline; Time Inc.: involvement with memoirs, diversification into cable television, forest products, film, real estate and computer ventures, acquisition of Washington STAR, launch of PEOPLE magazine; head of Urban America, 1967; involvement with Harvard University and Bennington College; chairman of New York Public Library, 1978; chair of Presidents Committee on Arts and Humanities, 1981; Vivian Beaumont Theatre board member, 1984; reconstruction of Bryant Park; impressions of Henry Luce III, John Billings, Hedley Donovan, Roy Larsen, James Shepley.
Extent: Transcript: 824 leaves, Tape: 31 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1990. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Heiskell, Andrew, 1915- (1)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker occupation: Magazine executive
Age at speaking: 72
Document date: 1987
Interviewer: Holland, Jessica
Organizations discussed: Bennington College, Bennington, VT; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Life Magazine; New York Public Library, New York, NY; Time, New York, NY, 1923-
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Bennington College, Bennington, VT; Book industries and trade; Federal aid to the arts; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Life Magazine; New York Public Library, New York, NY; Periodicals--Publishing; Publishers and publishing; Time, New York, NY, 1923-
Topics discussed - Other terms: Diversification in industry; Heiskell, Andrew, 1915-; New York(NY)--Recreational facilities; PEOPLE (magazine)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021129-16568