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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Alis De Sola
RLIN number: NXCP90-A17
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Helen Gahagan Douglas Project
Description: Family background: upbringing in Venezuela, Germany, and the United States; friendship with Helen Gahagan Douglas: Barnard College, 1920-24; beginning of Douglas acting and singing career; reflections on Melvyn Douglas, Helens husband; Douglas initial involvement in politics and effects on family life; De Solas involvement with Fight for Freedom Committee, 1942; Douglas campaign for George McGovern, 1972; Douglas reaction to Watergate, 1973; assessment of Douglas.
Extent: Transcript: 50 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Bancroft Library for information. Original oral history held by: Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: De Sola, Alis
Speaker occupation: Writer
Document date: 1976
Interviewer: Fry, Amelia R.
Organizations discussed: Barnard College, New York, NY; Democratic Party, US
Historical events discussed: Watergate Scandal, 1972-1975
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Acting; Authors; Barnard College, New York, NY; Democratic Party, US; North America; Oral history; Presidents--United States--Election--1972; Singing; United States; United States--Politics and government--20th century; Watergate Scandal, 1972-1975; Women authors
Topics discussed - Other terms: De Sola, Alis; Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1901-1980
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021136-16575