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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Adolf K. Placzek
RLIN number: NXCP94-A3
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Austrian Project
Description: Childhood in Vienna; switch from medical studies to art hisotry, University of Vienna; escape from Nazis to England, 1939-1940; M.L.A., Columbia University School of Library Service, 1942; enlistment in United States Army, 1942-46; assistant librarian, Avery Architectural Library, Columbia University, 1949-59, Acting Librarian, 1959: collection of famous trade catalogues drawings, development of Avery Periodical Index; Professor of Art History, Columbia, 1972-80, Professor Emeritus, 1980- ; general editor, architectural books, DaCapo Press; contributions to McMillan Encyclopedia of Architects.
Extent: Transcript: 53 leaves, Tape: 3 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Permission required to cite or quote. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1992. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1985 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Placzek, Adolf K.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Art historian; Librarian
Document date: 1985
Interviewer: Stein, Rose
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Austria; Europe; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Art historians; Art history--Study and teaching; Austria; Columbia University, New York, NY; Columbia University--Libraries; Europe; Librarians; Library catalogs; National socialism--Austria; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; Reference services (Libraries); United States; Universities and colleges--Departments; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Placzek, Adolph K., 1913-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021342-16781