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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Andrew Heiskell
RLIN number: NXCP90-A2
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 of; Time, Inc.: involvement with memoirs, diversification into cable, forest products, film, real estate and computer ventures, acquisition of Washington Star, launching of People magazine; head of Urban America, 1967; involvement with Harvard University and Bennington College; chair of New York Public Library, 1978; chair of President's 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 during lifetime. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1990. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Heiskell, Andrew, 1915- (2)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker occupation: Magazine executive
Age at speaking: 72
Document date: 1987
Interviewer: Holland, Jessica
Organizations discussed: New York Public Library, New York, NY; Time, New York, NY, 1923-
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Book industries and trade; Intellectual life--United States; New York Public Library, New York, NY; North America; Periodicals--Publishing; Publishers and publishing; Time, New York, NY, 1923-; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Heiskell, Andrew, 1915-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021150-16589