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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Henry L. McCarthy
RLIN number: NXCP90-A4
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early childhood in Catholic neighborhood near Boston; education; Redemptorist Novitiate, Lewis Institution, University of Chicago, c.1930; Professor of mathematics, Lewis Institute, 1931-1934; Midwest Regional Social Security Administrator, 1936-46; New Deal experiences; Director, Business Division, American Jewish Committee, 1947-48; experiences with New York Jewish and business leaders; Commissioner of Welfare, 1951-1959; Assistant Director, Public Aid Committee, Cook County, IL, 1962-73.
Extent: Transcript: 475 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by Sangamon State University, 1981. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact Sangamon State University for information. Original oral history held by: Sangamon State Library, Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL 62708.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McCarthy, Henry L., 1902-1979 (1)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Public administrator
Age at speaking: 75
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Davis, Cullom
Organizations discussed: U.S. Social Security Administration
Historical events discussed: Great Depression, 1929-1941
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Depressions--1929--United States; Great Depression, 1929-1941; Municipal officials and employees; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; Public welfare; U.S. Social Security Administration; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Chicago--Politics and government--1950-; Gangs--Chicago; McCarthy, Henry L., 1902-1979; New York (NY)--Politics and government--1951-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021171-16610