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Abraham A. Ribicoff Project New York, New York, United States. In 1990 through the support of the Abe Wouk Foundation we began a series of interviews for a lengthy life history memoir with Senator Abraham A. Ribicoff of Connecticut. Senator Ribicoff began his career as a judge in Connecticut and then served as congressman and governor of that state. A close friend and confidante of John F. Kennedy, he became secretary of Health Education and Welfare when Kennedy was elected president. In 1962 he was elected to the United States Senate where he remained until 1980. During that time he established himself as one of the most important and productive members of that body, serving as chairman of the Finance Committee and the Government Operations Committee. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [1 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Abraham D. Beame Administration Project New York, New York, United States. A series of 38 interviews with the colleagues, family, friends, and political supporters of Mayor Abraham D. Beame, donated to the Office by Dr. Ruth B. Cowan. The interviews were conducted in 1979 in preparation of a book which was never published. One interview, that with Mayor Beame (403 p.), has been transcribed as the result of a gift to the Office by Mr. Howard Rubenstein. Partial transcripts exist for some of the other interviews. The Office holds the tapes of all but three of the memoirs. The interviews are particularly rich in the political history of Brooklyn, the James Madison Club, the Brooklyn Democratic Party from the 1940s to the 1970s, various mayoral administrations, and Mayor Beame's tenure as City Comptroller. Many of the interviews discuss the administration of Mayor Beame and its accomplishments, as well as the New York City fiscal crisis. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Addicts Who Survived Project New York, New York, United States. Most of the interviews were conducted with long term heroin addicts, many of them enrolled in methadone programs. This collection also includes interviews with medical doctors, social workers and law enforcement officials concerned with heroin addiction. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Adlai E. Stevenson Project New York, New York, United States. Friends and associates describe Governor Adlai Stevenson's life and career from a number of vantage points. Personal reminiscences and anecdotes recall his wit and contribute fresh material for a study of his personality. Political associates analyze and illuminate his career, particularly as Governor of Illinois (1949-53), as Democratic nominee for the Presidency (1952 and 1956), and as Ambassador to the United Nations (1961-65). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [103 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Air Force Academy Project New York, New York, United States. In 1968 the faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy initiated a series of oral history interviews with significant figures in military aviation. The major topics discussed include strategy and tactics in World War I, World War II, and Korea, the establishment of the Air Force Academy, and inter-service relationships. Two series of particular interest deal with black people in the Air Force and the introduction of women cadets to the Academy. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [121 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Alaskan Pioneers Project New York, New York, United States. This project gathers the reminiscences of pioneer settlers in Alaska, providing accounts of gold prospecting, mining, cattle driving, homesteading, and travel by trail and river. Included are descriptions of the social life of the pioneers as well as accounts of the depression of 1893 and the Klondike strike. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [8 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Alexandra Kollontai Project New York, New York, United States. This series of interviews on the life and career of Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952) was undertaken by Sonya Baevsky as part of a larger project on the Russian revolutionary and diplomat, involving also a documentary film. Some of the taped interviews are with persons who knew Mme. Kollontai; others discuss the significance of her career for Russian history, revolutionary movements, and women's history. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [14 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Allan Nevins Project New York, New York, United States. Associates of Allan Nevins during his long career at Columbia (1928-58) and later at the Huntington Library recall the man and the historian. Many of the interviews, contributed by Mort Lewis, a California Friend, deal largely with Nevins' last years. Included in the collection is a filmed (transferred to video) interview with Nevins conducted by Owen Bombard, on Nevins' views of Henry Ford. It was donated to the Collection by the Ford Motor Company in 1978. 536 pp. The Office also holds a collection of correspondence, reports, etc. on the establishment of the Oral History Research Office by Professor Nevins. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [19 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Allard K. Lowenstein Project New York, New York, United States. The interviews were conducted by Professor William Chafe of Duke University for a biography of Congressman Lowenstein. Professor Chafe, one of the leading historians of recent American history, has conducted more than eighty interviews for this work. The Allard K. Lowenstein Fund underwritten the transcribing and processing of the interviews, are part of our Collection. Aside from their detail on the life of Lowenstein, the interviews will also touch upon almost every liberal or radical movement of the post-World War II period. The interviews in this project are open with a few exceptions. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [75 interview(s) listed in this collection]

American Academy of Pediatrics Project New York, New York, United States. Two interviews with founders of the field of pediatrics in the United States collected as part of a pilot program on the history of pediatrics. Undertaken through support by the American Academy of Pediatrics. 447 pp. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

American Association of Physics Teachers Project New York, New York, United States. Founding members discuss the formation of the American Association of Physics Teachers in 1930 and describe its relations with the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [5 interview(s) listed in this collection]

American Craftspeople Project New York, New York, United States. Over 150 interviews with a wide range of craftspeople working in a variety of mediums; cloth, metals, wood, glass, etc. The interviews document the transformation of the crafts to objets d'art. The project was made possible by Dr. Richard Polsky, who conducted the interviews and directed the transcription. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [53 interview(s) listed in this collection]

American Cultural Leaders Project New York, New York, United States. This series of interviews was conducted by Joan Simpson Burns to provide material for a study of patterns in American cultural life, published in her book The Awkward Embrace: The Creative Artist & the Institution in America. Mrs. Burns' interest centered on her subjects' family backgrounds and early exposure to the arts as well as on their later contributions to American culture. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [18 interview(s) listed in this collection]

American Entrepreneurs Project New York, New York, United States. Five interviews with major American entrepreneurs in finance, publishing, electronics, food processing and other industries. Undertaken under a gift from the price institute for the Study of Entrepreneurship in conjunction with the UCLA Oral History Program. 1254 pp. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [7 interview(s) listed in this collection]

American Historians Project New York, New York, United States. A series of interviews conducted with leading historians, conducted by Professor John Garraty, dealing with such topics as westward expansion and economic change to 1860; slavery in the United States; American nationalism, social and cultural changes in the United States between the Civil War and World War I; Reconstruction Period; the United States in world affairs from 1918 to 1945; and problems of interpretation of history. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [28 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Anthropology Project New York, New York, United States. Nine interviews conducted in 1987 with members of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. Interviews discuss both the history of the Department and the field. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Architecture Project New York, New York, United States. Discussion focuses upon philosophies of design, aspects of their various architectural projects, and the juncture of architecture and city planning. Also included are earlier taped conversations with Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [7 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Argentina Project New York, New York, United States. Argentine industrial and manufacturing figures describe technological changes, relationships with foreign enterprises, and attitudes toward organized labor. Political leaders discuss internal organization and practices of political groups, with examples from municipal and national campaigns. The interviews were conducted by staff members of the institute. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [99 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Arthur Carl Lichtenberger Project New York, New York, United States. Friends and associates comment on the life and career of Bishop Arthur C. Lichtenberg (1900-1968), especially his period as Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, 1959-1962. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Arthur Levitt Project New York, New York, United States. The career of Arthur Levitt (1900-1980) is recounted by family, friends, and associates, with particular emphasis on his redefinition of the role and function of New York State Comptroller, a post which he occupied from 1954-1978. His contribution to the office included a new concept of fiduciary responsibility and giving it the character of an aggressive auditor of state and local monies; he believed he had converted the office into a nonpartisan one, in the same sense as a judgeship. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [13 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Association for the Aid of Crippled Children Project New York, New York, United States. Interviews with members of the Association's board and staff focus on the transition from service agency to foundation made possible by the bequests of Milo Belding. In the last quarter century the Association's grants have supported research in prenatal and perinatal problems, genetics, and embryology, as well as conferences on prematurity, the placenta, limb morphology, and teratology. Studies of learning disabilities, mental retardation, and accident prevention are detailed. The Association's international collaborative studies with the University of Aberdeen, the Karolinska Institute, and the University of Kyoto are described. Staff cooperation with the NIH and the background of President Kennedy's Panel on Mental Retardation are recalled. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [11 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Austrian Project New York, New York, United States. Austrian immigrants to the United States discuss their careers in music, painting, and writing, and the influence of colleagues and teachers such as Oskar Kokoschka. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [24 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Aviation Project New York, New York, United States. Those interviewed included designers, engineers, pilots and executives, stunt flyers, and barnstormers; their recitations are informal and seasoned with anecdote. Veterans of World War I describe the development of aerial warfare in that conflict. Scores of recollections trace the rapid progress of aviation between the two World Wars: commercial aviation, air mail development, record flights, technological improvements, air races and polar flights, gliders, and lighter-than-air crafts. General William Mitchell's campaign for strengthening military aviation and Charles Lindbergh's solo flight to Paris provide focal points for many accounts of this period. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [114 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Benedum and the Oil Industry Project New York, New York, United States. A record of the oil industry from 1890 to 1950 as shown in the development of the Benedum oil interests and the experiences of Michael Late Benedum (1869-1959) and his associates, notably Joseph Clifton Trees (1869-1943). The material consists of interviews with people having special knowledge of leasing, financing, geology, oil and gas production, legal and tax problems. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [37 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Benjamin Abraham Javits Project New York, New York, United States. A series of interviews with friends , associates, and family of Benjamin A. Javits (1894-1973). Topics discussed include his political and economic ideas for the future of modern capitalism in the direction of widely expanded ownership. (An additional series of autobiographical tapes, untranscribed, is in the tape collection of the Oral History Office. Their use requires permission from the Javits family in writing.) [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [14 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Bennington Summer School of the Dance Project New York, New York, United States. This project, sponsored by Bennington College under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, includes interviews with choreographers, dancers, composers, musicians, administrators, teachers and students who participated in the Summer School of the Dance, 1934-1939, and the Summer School of the Arts, 1940-1942, at Bennington College in Vermont. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [75 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Bishop Henry Knox Sherrill Project New York, New York, United States. A group of interviews with friends, family, and colleagues of Bishop Henry Knox Sherrill, centering on his term as Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, 1947-1958. The memoirs contain much information on the changes and growth of one denomination during a critical period. Bishop Sherrill's leadership of the National Council of Churches of Christ in America and the World Council of Churches provides a broad view of national and world-wide ecumenical development. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [40 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Black Journalists Project New York, New York, United States. Ninety-seven interviews with leading African-American editors and publishers collected by Henry La Brie for a work on the history of the African-American press. The interviews were collected in 1971 and 1972 and donated to the Collection. Transcribed through a grant from the Ford Foundation. 6500 pp. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Black Labor Leaders Project New York, New York, United States. Seven interviews donated by Professor Joseph Wilson. Interviews with New York African-American labor leaders. Currently in process. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Black Panthers Project New York, New York, United States. A series of interviews conducted by David Hilliard and Lewis Cole in preparation of This Side of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hilliard and the Story of the Black Panther Party 2500 pp. Permission required to read. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Black Women Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. Undertaken by the Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College in 1976, this project records the memoirs of selected black American women aged seventy and over who had strong impacts on their communities through either their professional contributions or voluntary service. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [68 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Book-of-the-Month Club Project New York, New York, United States. The founding and development of the Book-of-the-Month Club from 1926 to 1955. The material consists of interviews with the founders, members of the Selection Committee, and executive and technical personnel. In the most detailed of these memoirs, Harry Scherman, founder and board chairman, describes his own background, gives the origins of the idea of selling current books by mail to subscribers, tells of the first judges and later additions to the Selection Committee, discusses problems of editorial policy and the preferences of various judges, and recalls many of the selections and their reception. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [23 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Carnegie Corporation of New York Oral History Project, Part 1 New York, New York, United States. This project traces the first 58 years of Andrew Carnegie's central philanthropic organization. Officers, staff members, and grant recipients discuss its work in adult education, area studies, art education, cognitive research, education testing, library science, music education, national security, social science research, teacher education, and other areas. The Corporation's relations with other Carnegie institutions over the years are delineated in many memoirs. Others detail the Corporation's own administrative history, as well as its relations with other major foundations and the federal government. Others trace the work of independent agencies which originally received all or part of their funds from the foundation. In general the design of the project was to provide comprehensive and candid information about the foundation, its work, and those who have served "to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and under- standing." [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [78 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Carnegie Corporation of New York Oral History Project, Part 2 New York, New York, United States. This project, funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will include over 250 hours of interviews on all aspects of the Corporation's history. We are interviewing the leaders of the Corporation as well as grantees. The project also involves video interviews, a new direction for the Office, moving us into both digital audiotaping and videotaped recording. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Children's Television Workshop Project New York, New York, United States. This series of interviews traces the development of the Children's Television Workshop and the creation of "Sesame Street" in the words of some of those principally responsible. They recall 1966 discussions of how television might be made to serve preschool children, preliminary studies, the roles of the Carnegie Corporation, of Harold Howe II as United States Commissioner of Education, and of the Ford Foundation in advancing the concept and helping finance it, the founding of the Workshop and its staffing, and the emergence of the Sesame Street format, as well as the changing relationship of the Workshop with National Educational Television, from which it became independent. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [8 interview(s) listed in this collection]

China Missionaries Project New York, New York, United States. The Oral History Program at Claremont Graduate School, Claremont California launched a project to assess the influence of the China missionary movement, 1900-1950. Christian workers of various denominations gave their recollections of conditions and experiences in China; they include educators, medical administrators, teachers, ministers, authors and translators. The accounts deal with local conditions in urban and rural China and interaction between American residents and Chinese communities. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [47 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Chinese Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. In 1958 Professors Franklin L. Ho and C. Martin Wilbur formulated a project with in the East Asian Institute of Columbia University to record the oral recollections of prominent Chinese leaders of the Republican era, 1911-49. In the ensuing decades, sixteen outstanding figures have devoted hundreds of hours to compiling oral records of their careers. These have been transcribed, translated, researched, and edited to produce memoirs for use by scholars interested in this half-century of Chinese history. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [16 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Civil Rights in Alabama Project New York, New York, United States. Leaders and participants in the movement at Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1964 describe clashes with local law enforcement personnel, culminating in the tear gassing of the First Baptist Church. Included are the transcripts of two mass meetings and interviews with residents expressing widely varying attitudes towards the movement. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [6 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Civil War Centennial Project New York, New York, United States. Civil War scholars at the final Centennial meeting in Springfield, Illinois discuss sources, problems in historiography, and research experiences in the field. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Columbia Crisis of 1968 Project New York, New York, United States. In this series of interviews, almost all conducted on the Columbia University campus in May, 1968, participants and observers -- student activists (conservative, independent, and radical), junior and senior faculty, administrators, supporting staff, and parents -- describe and discuss the many phases of the crisis that resulted in the occupation of five Columbia buildings by students April 23 and 24, the suspension of classes, fruitless negotiations, police intervention on April 30, a campus wide strike, a lesser eruption May 21-22, and the eventual restructuring of the University. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [41 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Columbia University 250th Anniversary Project New York, New York, United States. This project seeks to document the history of Columbia University through a series of biographical interviews and selected projects such as the admission of women to Columbia College, Columbia athletics, staff organization, and prominent alumni. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Community Service Project New York, New York, United States. A group of interviews with pioneers in the fields of social work and family service. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [3 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Continental Group Project New York, New York, United States. Semi-skilled factory workers and chief executive officers alike discuss corporate and industrial development in a variety of packaging fields embraced by Continental: metal cans, crowns and closures, glass and plastic containers, folding and corrugated cartons, fiber drums, grocery and multi-wall bags, paper cups and tubs, and flexible packaging. Manufacturing operations are described in detail, particularly in can plants and paper mills. Prominent themes are technological change through research and engineering, labor relations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategies and organization, international business, and government relations. Individual careers are followed, illustrating employee morale, the work ethic, opportunity and mobility in an industrial corporation, the role of personalities in management, the decision-making process, company loyalty, and corporate social responsibility. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [236 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Council for Exceptional Children Project New York, New York, United States. Nine interviews with leaders in the development of the field of the education of exceptional children. Interviews cover various aspects of exceptional education, such as: sightlessness, hearing impairment, special education, as well as the evolution and enactment of a whole range of programs and state and federal legislation. Underwritten by the Council for Exceptional Children. 1242 pp. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Dag Hammarskjold Project New York, New York, United States. Colleagues recall their association with Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961), his personal qualities, his training and experience in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe, his abilities and interests, and his approach to the administrative and executive challenges of the post of Secretary General of the United Nations, particularly staffing the Secretariat, the Congo crisis, and the Russian troika proposal. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [6 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons & Gates Project New York, New York, United States. The founding and development of an important New York law firm, with accounts from two of the founding partners and several other members of the firm. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [7 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Diana Trilling Project New York, New York, United States. In 1971, Diana Trilling received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a series of interviews with what we now term "the New York Intellectuals" in preparation for a book on the literary and political life of New York from the 1930s to the 1960s. Forty-five people were interviewed, most of them in some way connected to various publications of those times, such as The Partisan Review, Dissent, the New Republic and others. Basic transcripts were compiled by the Oral History Research Office, but the book was never written. Upon her death, Mrs. Trilling deeded the interviews to the Office. They consist of 93 cassettes and preliminary unedited and unindexed transcripts. Limited access is available. Contact the Office for a detailed listing of those interviewed and restrictions on the use of materials. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine Project New York, New York, United States. An account of the founding of the law firm by various of its partners and associates, and in particular of the career of William Joseph Donovan (1883-1959) as a lawyer, as a military officer, and as director of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. There is material also on the evolution of a New York law firm, and on the Department of Justice during the 1920s. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [15 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Edward I. Koch Administration Project New York, New York, United States. With the support of numerous friends of the Mayor, we have been able to initiate a series of interviews with the members of the administration of Edward I. Koch, mayor of New York City from 1977 to 1990. The longest tenure for a city mayor since the days of Fiorello La Guardia, the administration of Mayor Koch was one of the most significant in the history of the city, including, among many major events, the rescue of the city from near bankruptcy, the expansion of city services in the fields of health, education, and housing, and the reorganization of many of the city's major agencies. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Eisenhower Administration Project New York, New York, United States. This project has gathered firsthand testimony from those who played major roles in the Eisenhower Administration (1953-1961), as well as the recollections of observers and of those knowledgeable about special aspects. In addition to General Dwight D. Eisenhower and members of his family, the list of participants below includes members of the White House staff, cabinet members, political advisers, members of Congress, administrators, scientists, journalists, ambassadors, military and civilian specialists, and others in a position to testify about trends and events of the period. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [380 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Exciting Times, High Hopes Project New York, New York, United States. Exciting Times, High Hopes: An Oral History of the American Counter-Culture during the Vietnam Era. This series of interviews was conducted by Robert D. Scott. 99 pages. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Farm Holiday Association Project New York, New York, United States. Farm Holiday Association pressure on the New Deal in 1933-34, as recalled by participants, with descriptions of riots and violence, threats of a farm strike, demands for mortgage relief, and impressions of Milo Reno. The memoirs also include material dealing with the United Farmers League and other Communist-sponsored rivals of the Farm Holiday Association. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [5 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Federal Communications Commission Project New York, New York, United States. A series of interviews on the Federal Communications Commission during the 1950s and early 1960s, focusing on issues, policies, and personalities. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [10 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Federated Department Stores Project New York, New York, United States. This project comprises a series of interviews with those who built the largest department store organization in the United States, Federated Department Stores. Changes over the years in Federated's policies, methods, and objectives, changes in consumer tastes and buying habits, and the evolution of the organization are traced. There are also interviews with the family and friends of Fred Lazarus, Jr., founder and board chairman. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [48 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Flying Tigers Project New York, New York, United States. At the Flying Tiger reunion at Ojai, California, in 1962, pilots, mechanics, radiomen, administrative, and ground crew personnel reminisced of their experiences with Chennault's American Volunteer Group in Burma and China, and with the China National Aviation Corps, during and after World War II. They detail adventurous days in Rangoon, Toungoo and Kunming, retreating over the Burma Road, flying P-40's against Japanese bombers and Zeros, and operating the Mukden shuttle before the fall of Shanghai in 1949. The natural focus of those days was Claire Chennault, and these men and women recount anecdotes and impressions of him. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [24 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Ford Foundation Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Forest History Society (A) Project New York, New York, United States. These interviews on forestry and logging contain material on conservation, woods safety, firefighting and the development of protective associations, old Minnesota logging camps, logging methods and machinery, and the development of the Paul Bunyan legends. Impressions of H. L. Mencken are included as are impressions of George S. Long and other lumberman. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [8 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Forest History Society (B) Project New York, New York, United States. Interviews on forestry projects and practices, particularly in the West; conservation. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [17 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Friends of the Columbia Libraries New York, New York, United States. Selected speakers at dinner meetings of The Friends of the Columbia Libraries, generally on literary topics. Participants and pages: Robert Halsband, 19; Rockwell Kent, 20; Hellmut Lehman-Haupt, 36; Ogden Nash, 20. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Gay Officers Action League Project New York, New York, United States. Six interviews with members of the New York Chapter of the Gay Officers Action League trace the history of GOAL and gay rights within the New York Police Department. 500 pp. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George D. Woods Project New York, New York, United States. A series of interviews documenting the life and career of George Donald Woods (1901-1982), President of the World Bank from 1963 to 1968. The interviews offer testimony to the history of the Bank at a particularly interesting moment of transition, and are a follow-up to our earlier project on the World Bank. They also include reminiscences of friends and family of Mr. Woods. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [28 interview(s) listed in this collection]

German Teachers and the Nazi Era Project New York, New York, United States. Twenty-four interviews with German teachers from the Bochum area, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany on the ways in which they teach about the National Socialist era in German history. The interviews were conducted by Joshua Lee and donated to the Collection. They provide insight into the ways in which cultural transmission of the Nazi period in all of its ambiguity is passed down from generation to generation through official agencies of the culture. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Hart Crane Project New York, New York, United States. Impressions of Hart Crane and the literary scene in Ohio and New York City during the 1920s. The project includes a WBAI radio program transcript with reminiscences by friends. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [10 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Health Sciences Project New York, New York, United States. A study of the United States Public Health Services (USPHS), its contribution to the formation and its contribution to the formation and growth of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Those interviewed include administrators and researchers within the NIH as well as heads of related government agencies and university professors in the bio-medical field. Such issues as the changing role of the federal government in relation to research and training in the health field, the transition from service to research within the USPHS, and the value of epidemiological fieldwork are discussed. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [45 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Helen Gahagan Douglas Project New York, New York, United States. The political and theatrical career of Helen Gahagan Douglas (1901-1980) is described in a four volume set of interviews conducted by the Regional Oral History Office of the University of California, Berkeley. Friends and colleagues recount her achievements in the theater, in moving pictures, in politics, and in personal social service on behalf of migrant farm laborers and the urban poor. Accounts of the political campaigns fill the first volume, followed by twelve interviews on her years in the United States Congress (1944-1955) in volume two. Activities outside the political sphere are recalled in the third volume, while the concluding one is a substantial oral history memoir from Helen Douglas herself. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [25 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Hematology Project New York, New York, United States. These interviews conducted under the sponsorship of the American Society of Hematology document the history of the development of the science of hematology and the history of the American Society of Hematology. They offer a fairly complete introduction to the development of blood science and blood science technology. Among the areas discussed are: the development of the techniques of transfusion, the development of blood plasma, the organization of hematology as a discipline, early leaders in the field, major institutions sponsoring research, the relationship between blood diseases and cancer, the relationship of hematology to other medical practices, and the establishment and leadership of the American Society of Hematology. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [13 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Hemophilia Project New York, New York, United States. A series of interviews donated to the Collection by Dr. Susan Resnik. The interviews were conducted for Dr. Resnik's research for her book The Social History of Hemophilia in the United States (1948-1988) (New York, 1994). The interviews document what the author describes as three periods in the history of hemophilia: The Dismal Era, The Golden Interval, and the AIDS era. Interviewees describe the nature and knowledge of hemophilia, as well as the social and cultural context of treatment and responses, both medical and personal, to hemophilia. Among those interviewed are community leaders, hemophiliacs, family members, medical doctors, and political leaders. In process. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Henry H. Arnold Project New York, New York, United States. The life of the late General Henry H. Arnold (1886-1950), first Commander of the Army Air Forces, as related by his associates. Included are interviews with veteran Air Force officers throughout the country and with retired Royal Air Force officers in Great Britain who worked with General Arnold during World War II. Primary emphasis is on Arnold's role in the Air Forces, his relations with associates, problems encountered and his contributions to the development of military aviation, which includes a wealth of material valuable to Air Force historians. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [28 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Herbert H. Lehman Project New York, New York, United States. Herbert H. Lehman's memoir for the Collection (785 pp.) as supplemented by a series of interviews with persons who were closely associated with him through the various stages of his career in business, politics, and philanthropy. 414 pp. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [18 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Hollywood Film Industry Project New York, New York, United States. A series of taped interviews with Hollywood actors, directors, cameramen, and technicians, conducted in 1971 for a volume published by Time/Life, Inc. on life in the film capital. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [38 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Hungarian Project New York, New York, United States. This project contains personal recollections of Hungarian immigrants active in the arts, politics, and international relations. The experience of immigration to the U.S. and adjustment to the American cultural milieu is discussed; their contributions to the arts, as well as commercial and professional accomplishments are enumerated. Impressions of teachers and colleagues such as Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly, and Beniamino Gigli offer a picture of their European heritage. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [39 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Independence National Historical Park Project New York, New York, United States. The story of the Independence Hall Association from 1942 and the development of Independence National Historical Park are recounted by those who played the major parts. Accounts of the ensuing urban redevelopment, and of historical preservation and restoration in Philadelphia explore the legal, financial, architectural, and procedural problems and how they were surmounted. Park historians and superintendents describe the role of the National Park Service. 574 pp. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [17 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Individual Interview List Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. This is not a complete list of our individual interviews. These interviews are not part of larger projects. Inclusion on this list does not guarantee availability. Please contact the Office for more information. Asterisks [*] denote interviews in progress. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [1123 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Infant Development Project New York, New York, United States. The Infant Development Project contains of number of oral history interviews with scientists whose professional work has centered on infant development: psychologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians. They discuss their own educational backgrounds and particular research interests, and give their views on where research on infant development may be heading. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [7 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Institute of Inter-American Affairs Project New York, New York, United States. The Institute of Inter-American Affairs was established in 1942 under the Good Neighbor Policy of the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Nelson A. Rockefeller served as first coordinator. The aims of the institute were to develop and administer a program of economic and social aid to various Latin American nations. These memoirs, conducted by James D. Williams and donated to the Oral History Collection, were conducted with the various officials and aid workers associated with the institute from 1942 to 1948. Recollections include testimony on the economic and social structure of the nations in which they worked, the formulation of early American aid policy, and memoirs of personal life and relations within the institute. Copies of the transcripts and tapes of the interviews are deposited at the Oral History Program, Sangamon State University, Springfield, Illinois. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [17 interview(s) listed in this collection]

International Negotiations Project New York, New York, United States. Edward W. Barrett, director of Communications Institute of the Academy for Educational Development, conducted a series of interviews with practitioners in the field of international negotiations and mediation of disputes. The interviews are preserved by the Oral History Program and will be drawn on in delineating guidelines that may be useful to those mediating and negotiating international differences in the future. The work is part of a continuing study of international negotiations and mediation conducted by the Academy under a grant from Dr. and Mrs. John S. Scweppe of Chicago. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [53 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Iranian-American Relations Project New York, New York, United States. The interviews in our Collection are of special interest to those seeking to understand the evolution of American policy in Iran and the reaction of American policymakers to events in Iran and the Middle East. All of the interviews were done after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and, therefore, during a period of intense reflection on that policy and its history. William Burr served as interviewer for the project. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [17 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Jackson Hole Preserve Project New York, New York, United States. This project relates the history of Jackson Hole Preserve, describing the Rockefeller family's interest in preserving and protecting the area and problems encountered in acquiring the land which was eventually added to the National Park System. Included are memoirs of people who knew Jackson Hole as their home and who have experienced the transformation of the area since it became part of the National Park System in the 1940s. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [13 interview(s) listed in this collection]

James B. Duke Project New York, New York, United States. Through a series of interviews, the origins and subsequent activities of the Duke Endowment are set forth, with particular focus on the personality and career of the fonder. Associates of James B. Duke (1857-1925) and persons active in his manifold interest provide personal reminiscences, anecdotes, and comments on the Duke family, the career of Duke, the development of the Duke Power Company and various other business ventures designed to advance the Piedmont Region of North Carolina, his early interests in southern education, in particular Trinity College (now Duke University), and developments since his death. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [42 interview(s) listed in this collection]

James Lawrence Fly Project New York, New York, United States. Friends and associates recall James L. Fly (1898-1966), particularly his chairmanship of the Federal Communications Commission, 1939-44. The interviews were conducted by his daughter, Sally Fly Connell. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [23 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Japanese Americans in the East During the Second World War Project New York, New York, United States. We are working with the Japanese American Citizen's League on a project of ten life history interviews, both in audio and video format. We will be documenting the less well known story of the fate of the Japanese Americans on the East Coast during World War Two. Testimony gathered in this project will be used as part of an exhibit at Ellis Island on internment, as well as in educational settings. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Japanese Women Project New York, New York, United States. This project on the developing role of women in Japan before and since World War II centers on extended life histories of two noble Japanese women; the interviews are in English and reflect some problems in cross-cultural and foreign language matters but the sum total is a picture of an exciting period in a society in transition. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [2 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Jazz Project New York, New York, United States. This series of interviews with musicians focuses on social conditions of Chicago's South Side in the 1920s and 1930s and their effects on the development of jazz. Specific topics include relations between black and white musicians and their respective union locals, social status of the jazz musician, Prohibition, organized crime, and the Depression. Participants discuss their individual careers and compare the New York and Chicago jazz scenes. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation Project New York, New York, United States. Established by real estate broker Charles Noyes in honor of his second wife, the Noyes Foundation evolved from a family foundation supporting scholarships for minority students into one of the leading and most innovative funders in the fields of environmental activism and reproductive rights. Its works in sustainable agriculture, water policy, and tropical ecology mark it as a highly focused and cutting-edge funder. Interviews were conducted by Ronald J. Grele with members of the staff and board of the Foundation. These interviews provide a history of the evolution of the program of the Foundation as well as insight into the history of family philanthropy and the larger philanthropic community. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John F. Kennedy Project New York, New York, United States. A series of interviews collected by Herbert S. Parmet for his biography of President Kennedy, Jack: The Struggles of John F. Kennedy. 443 pp. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [12 interview(s) listed in this collection]

John Robert Gregg Project New York, New York, United States. This is a compilation of interviews with friends and associates of John Robert Gregg (1867-1948), the man who developed the Gregg shorthand system. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [6 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Joseph M. Proskauer Project New York, New York, United States. Anecdotes and recollections from family, friends, and associates have been added to Judge Proskauer's own reminiscences, with a view to preparing a biography. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [7 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Journalism Lectures Project New York, New York, United States. Guest lectures at the Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia University occasionally provide firsthand accounts of pivotal events. Benjamin Fine's account of the integration crisis of Central High School in Little Rock and Harrison Salisbury's description of Nikita Khruscheve's visit to the United States and the "Battle of Coon Rapids" are examples. Other lectures grouped under this heading range from Watson Berry's on New York City journalism in the 1890s to discussions of the role of the news media from the 1950s on. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [42 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Kirkland College Project New York, New York, United States. The life and death of a small liberal arts college for women. Subjects discussed include early planning (1962-63), the role of Robert W. McEwen, President of Hamilton College (Kirland's coordinate institution) from 1949 to 1966, exploration by the McIntosh Committee of definitions for the new college, debates on coordinate institutions versus co-education and on the function of women's education, development of Kirkland's educational program, staff and campus, and the use of architecture to express educational values. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [11 interview(s) listed in this collection]

La Follette Civil Liberties Committee Project New York, New York, United States. These interviews deal with labor and civil liberties during the New Deal, with discussions of the roles of the National Labor Relations Board and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, anti-union practices in industry and agriculture, the functioning of the committee, and recollections of Senator Robert M. La Follette (1895-1953). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [8 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Project New York, New York, United States. Fifty interviews documenting the history of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory from its founding in 1949 to its present status as one of the three leading oceanographic and geological research centers in the world. Interviews detail almost every aspect of the research agenda of LDEO from the collection of ocean bottom cores to the mapping of the ocean floor. There are detailed reminiscences of the debates over plate tectonics, the International Geophysical year, nuclear testing, relations between LDEO and Columbia University, and the career of Maurice Ewing, founder of the Observatory. Other interviews document the social life at Palisades, New York, the site of LDEO, the role and life of graduate study, mentorship in the geologic sciences, and ocean trips on various Lamont ships, including the Vema. This collection is one of the most intensive set of narratives on the practice and theory of earth sciences in the post-World War Two era available to scholars. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

League of Nations Project New York, New York, United States. These recollections by former officers of the League of Nations were recorded through the cooperation of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The interviews, obtained in Geneva, describe the early days of organizing the League Secretariat and record many international problems and negotiations. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [6 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Lenox Hill Hospital Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. We are currently completing the processing of 60 hours of audiotaped interviewing on the history of the Lenox Hill Hospital. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Longwood Gardens Project New York, New York, United States. Recollections of friends and associates of Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) concerning his development of and association with Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [15 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Lucius B. Clay New York, New York, United States. Interviews with leading governmental and military figures who worked with General Lucius B. Clay in Germany in the post World War Two era. The interviews were conducted by John H. Backer as research for his book Winds of History: The German Years of Lucius Dubignon Clay (New York, 1983), and donated by Dr. Backer to the Oral History Research Office. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Making of the New Deal Project New York, New York, United States. Over fifty hours of interviews collected by long time Democratic Party activist Katie Louchheim for her book The Making of the New Deal: The Insiders Speak (Cambridge, 1983). The tapes are untranscribed. Contact the Office for information. No restrictions. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Manhattan Plaza Project New York, New York, United States. The Manhattan Plaza Housing Project was conceived as low income housing for midtown Manhattan. As part of the response to community concerns, a certain portion of the apartments were set aside for low income theatrical workers and professionals, since the project was an intimate part of the theater district of the City. This series of over 100 interviews, conducted by Sharon Zane and donated to the Collection, documents the development of the project, the growth of both the formal and informal community within Manhattan Plaza, and the response of both communities to the AIDS epidemic. The interviews have not been indexed or cataloged. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

MARC XX Project New York, New York, United States. The Marc XX system (Machine Readable Catalog) was developed by a group of librarians in order to establish a standard form for computerized catalog systems. Through a grant from the History Committee of the American Library Association, we conducted interviews with nine people who created the system. The development of the system was one of the most important innovations in librarianship in this century. The interviews are open and available for consultation here and at the Library of Congress. J.E. Fall conducted the interviews. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Marine Corps Project New York, New York, United States. This series of memoirs by retired Marines, begun in 1966, is a continuing program of the Historical Branch of the United States Marine Corps. Together the interviews provide a picture of the development of the Marine Corps in the twentieth century. Personal experience and anecdotes highlight events of World War I, duty in China and the Caribbean, the development of amphibious warfare in World War II, Marine Corps aviation, the post war unification struggle, and Korea. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [90 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Marshall Plan Project New York, New York, United States. This group of memoirs gathers together material on the genesis and development of the Marshall Plan in the Department of State, and describes in particular the role played by Will Clayton. The interviews were conducted by Mr. Clayton's daughter. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [11 interview(s) listed in this collection]

McGraw-Hill Project New York, New York, United States. The development of McGraw-Hill, Inc. and its part in educational, industrial, and technical development in the U.S. and abroad are traced in a series of interviews beginning with the lives of James H. McGraw (1860-1948) and John A. Hill (1858-1912). Associates recall the career of each as a publisher of trade and technical magazines. Others deal with the merger of the book publishing activities of the two companies as the McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1909, and the purchase of the Hill interest in trade magazines by McGraw to form the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in 1916. Interviews continue the story of the company's expansion through the acquisition of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, 1961, which brought the firm into the field of information services, the purchase of such periodicals as HOUSE & HOME and MODERN PACKAGING, and the acquisition of the Webster Publishing Co. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [10 interview(s) listed in this collection]

McGraw-Hill Project, Part I New York, New York, United States. The development of McGraw-Hill, Inc. and its part in educational, industrial, and technical development in the U.S. and abroad are traced in a series of interviews beginning with the lives of James H. McGraw (1860-1948) and John A. Hill (1858-1912). Associates recall the career of each as a publisher of trade and technical magazines. Others deal with the merger of the book publishing activities of the two companies as the McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1909, and the purchase of the Hill interest in trade magazines by McGraw to form the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in 1916. Interviews continue the story of the company's expansion through the acquisition of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, 1961, which brought the firm into the field of information services, the purchase of such periodicals as HOUSE & HOME and MODERN PACKAGING, and the acquisition of the Webster Publishing Co. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [37 interview(s) listed in this collection]

McGraw-Hill Project, Part II New York, New York, United States. The development of McGraw-Hill, Inc. and its part in educational, industrial, and technical development in the U.S. and abroad are traced in a series of interviews beginning with the lives of James H. McGraw (1860-1948) and John A. Hill (1858-1912). Associates recall the career of each as a publisher of trade and technical magazines. Others deal with the merger of the book publishing activities of the two companies as the McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1909, and the purchase of the Hill interest in trade magazines by McGraw to form the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in 1916. Interviews continue the story of the company's expansion through the acquisition of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, 1961, which brought the firm into the field of information services, the purchase of such periodicals as HOUSE & HOME and MODERN PACKAGING, and the acquisition of the Webster Publishing Co. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [55 interview(s) listed in this collection]

McGraw-Hill Project, Part III New York, New York, United States. The development of McGraw-Hill, Inc. and its part in educational, industrial, and technical development in the U.S. and abroad are traced in a series of interviews beginning with the lives of James H. McGraw (1860-1948) and John A. Hill (1858-1912). Associates recall the career of each as a publisher of trade and technical magazines. Others deal with the merger of the book publishing activities of the two companies as the McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1909, and the purchase of the Hill interest in trade magazines by McGraw to form the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in 1916. Interviews continue the story of the company's expansion through the acquisition of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, 1961, which brought the firm into the field of information services, the purchase of such periodicals as HOUSE & HOME and MODERN PACKAGING, and the acquisition of the Webster Publishing Co. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [11 interview(s) listed in this collection]

McGraw-Hill Project, Part IV New York, New York, United States. The development of McGraw-Hill, Inc. and its part in educational, industrial, and technical development in the U.S. and abroad are traced in a series of interviews beginning with the lives of James H. McGraw (1860-1948) and John A. Hill (1858-1912). Associates recall the career of each as a publisher of trade and technical magazines. Others deal with the merger of the book publishing activities of the two companies as the McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1909, and the purchase of the Hill interest in trade magazines by McGraw to form the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in 1916. Interviews continue the story of the company's expansion through the acquisition of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, 1961, which brought the firm into the field of information services, the purchase of such periodicals as HOUSE & HOME and MODERN PACKAGING, and the acquisition of the Webster Publishing Co. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [12 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Mercury Theatre/Theatre Union Project New York, New York, United States. The interviews in this project were conducted by Harry Goldman for books on the Mercury Theatre and the development and contribution of the Theatre Union. There is substantial material on the impact of the Mercury Theatre during the 1930s and on its major productions, notably JULIUS CAESAR and THE CRADLE WILL ROCK. Orson Welles and the other founders and members are recalled in detail, as are the leaders of the Theatre Union. The project offers useful material on the socially conscious theater of the New Deal era. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [74 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Mining Engineers Project New York, New York, United States. Brief interviews with notable mining engineers on salient phases of their careers. Consultants and executives of companies in widely scattered areas from Alaska to South Africa, they also provide information on the discovery and exploration of new mines. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [21 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Moe Foner Transcript List New York, New York, United States. The oral history memoir that follows is the result of twenty-four tape-recorded interview sessions. The interviewer for the first twenty sessions was Robert Master. The interviewer for the last four sessions was Dan North. Mr. Foner has reviewed the transcripts and made corrections and emendations as required. The reader is asked to bear in mind, however, that he or she is reading a verbatim transcript of spoken, rather than written, prose. Additionally, this version of the transcript has been edited for strong language. The unexpurgated transcript is available for research and other scholarly purposes by visiting the Oral History Research Office at Columbia University or by ordering a paper copy of the transcript. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [24 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Mount Sinai Hospital Project New York, New York, United States. A history of Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC, with emphasis on staff contributions to medical knowledge, growth and development of specialized departments within the hospital, and comparison of modern medical training with earlier practices; brief description of establishment of Mt. St. Sinai Medical School. Transcripts of certain faculty meetings, investitures, and seminars are included. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [28 interview(s) listed in this collection]

National Association of Social Workers Project New York, New York, United States. This series of interviews was conducted by Vida S. Grayson, ACSW, and a trained oral historian, for the National Association of Social Workers, to provide a history of social work as it evolved from community charities, chests, and other philanthropic agencies into a highly structured professional and academic discipline in the United States between the 1920s and 70s. Mrs. Grayson interviewed prominent figures from both the academic and practicing sectors of the "second generation" of social workers, who discuss the emergence of the three separate schools of social work theory: the New York Freudian, Pennsylvania Rankian, and the Chicago school of public welfare. The participants consider the pros and cons of this factionalism in the field. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [8 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Naval History Project New York, New York, United States. This project, conducted with the cooperation of the Director of Naval History (Naval Department), covers many phases of modern naval history: training, procurement, logistics, ordinance, naval aviation, submarines, scientific development, salvage, and intelligence. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [35 interview(s) listed in this collection]

New Land Foundation Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

New York Art World Project New York, New York, United States. Recorded sessions of "Inside New York's Art World," a course utilizing an interview format at the New School, New York City. Participants include directors and curators of New York's major art museums, gallery directors, architects, artists, and critics. Topics discussed include the evolution of New York's art museums, their function and future, galleries and the artist-dealer relationship, urban architectural design, as well as influences on and mechanics of the participating artists' styles. Interviews with gallery owner Leo Castelli, conducted outside the classroom, are included. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [33 interview(s) listed in this collection]

New York Bar Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. This series of memoirs from some of the outstanding members of the New York bench and bar is designed to preserve their observations and recollections of colleagues and significant cases for the general scholar as well as for historians of the law. The participants discuss their education, their views of courts and the law, and their concept of professional responsibility. Many vignettes of famous jurists appear in these pages. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [10 interview(s) listed in this collection]

New York Botanical Garden New York, New York, United States. Personal accounts and recollections of the New York Botanical Garden in its early years. Contributors include curators, administrators, and horticultural specialists. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [7 interview(s) listed in this collection]

New York Financial Writers Association Project New York, New York, United States. Thirteen interviews donated by the New York Financial Writers Association with writers for various financial journals and other publications, including Barron's, Reuters, Dow Jones, United Press International, The Journal of Commerce, etc. No individual indexes exist. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

New York Political Studies Project Part I New York, New York, United States. Brooklyn politics, 1930-1950: selected individuals recount their experiences in the Brooklyn political arena during these two decades. Journalists, lawyers and politicians describe the problems and achievements of the borough and its relationship to the mayor and the city and state administrations. The office of the district attorney receives special attention, centering on William O'Dwyer and his incumbency. Mayors James Walker and Fiorello La Guardia, John McCooey, Frank Kelly, John Cashmore, Rudolph Halley and other local leaders appear in these pages. Accounts of police procedure, political club practices, and court room incidents abound. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [10 interview(s) listed in this collection]

New York Political Studies Project Part II New York, New York, United States. Citizens Budget Commission: ten years after the establishment in New York City of the office of deputy mayor, a group of civic organizations undertook to sponsor a scholarly study of this office in its first decade. Participating organizations included the Citizens Budget Commission, the Citizens Union, the New York Chamber of Commerce, the Women's City Club, and the Commerce and Industry Association. Transcripts of these interviews became a basis for the report, New York City's Deputy Mayor, City Administrators -- Accomplishments, Problems and Potentialities by Professor Demetrios Caraley. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [12 interview(s) listed in this collection]

New York Political Studies Project Part III New York, New York, United States. New York election of 1949: a series of interviews and speeches on the New York City and State elections of 1949 in an attempt to record history as it transpired and to cover all candidates and parties. Discussion of the issues of the campaign, including federal aid to education, Communism, municipal corruption, and minority problems is combined with an analyses of political organization and technique, voting of religious and nationality groups and the effect of labor union support and newspaper coverage upon the election. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [18 interview(s) listed in this collection]

New York Times Foundation Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

New York University Project New York, New York, United States. A group of interviews with administrators of New York University, conducted by Professor Bayrd Still, relating to the development of that institution. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [3 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Nicholas Murray Butler Project New York, New York, United States. This series of interviews provides a general view of Columbia University during the Butler administration, 1902-45, and specific recollections of Nicholas Murray Butler as President. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [7 interview(s) listed in this collection]

No Ivory Tower Project New York, New York, United States. Thirty-seven interviews donated to the Office by Ellen Schrecker. The interviews were gathered as part of her research for her work: No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the University. Cassette tapes which are untranscribed and unindexed detail loyalty and security investigations on a number of campuses and describe a variety of infringements of civil liberties and a number of firings and forced resignations. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Nobel Laureates on Scientific Research Project New York, New York, United States. An intensive study of Nobel laureates in science with particular emphasis on their relations with co-workers. The interviews include information on their associations with Nobel prize winners and other eminent scientists who have played important roles in the discoveries for which they were awarded the prize. Each laureate was asked to describe the sequence of events leading to his discovery, and the parts played by others in this process. The project was supported by the National Science Foundation. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [40 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Northside Center for Child Development Project New York, New York, United States. The Center, founded in 1948 by Mamie Clark, who was soon joined by Kenneth B. Clark, has for generations pioneered in the training and education of children from the City of New York. The Center also served as the locus of the initial experiments on the racial biases of education that led to the 1954 Supreme Court decision outlawing segregated education. These thirty-seven interviews detail the history of the intersection of education and varying theories and practices of psychology and social psychology that defined the Center. Staff, board members, and community activists were interviewed for a full range history of the Center. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Occupation of Japan Project New York, New York, United States. This project embraces the memoirs of various participants in the occupation of Japan and in the formulation of its Constitution. Within the overall discussions of occupation programs and policies are specific accounts of social, economic, agricultural, educational, and cultural developments, together with material on the purges and problems of civil rights. There are vivid descriptions of the drafting of the new Constitution and steps leading to the change in the role of the Emperor of Japan. Leading figures of SCAP and the Far Eastern Commission are portrayed in action, notably Gens. Douglas MacArthur, Courtney Whitney, Charles Willoughby, and Colonels Charles Kades and Richard Nugent. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [18 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Pew Charitable Trusts/Glenmede Trust Project New York, New York, United States. Twenty interviews documenting the history of the Pew Charitable Trusts and Glenmede Trusts. Contact the Office for information about access restrictions. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Photography Project New York, New York, United States. Contributed to the Collection by the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Physicians and AIDS Project New York, New York, United States. A series of seventy-four interviews conducted by Ronald Bayer and Gerald Oppenheimer in preparation of a publication on the ways in which the AIDS epidemic affected the careers of medical doctors and was in turn affected by the actions of those doctors. A wide variety of specialists and general practitioners were interviewed on the spread of AIDS and various opportunistic diseases that come in the wake of weakened immune systems. Doctors from major hospitals in population centers such as New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as doctors from less central locations, are among the interviewees. Issues discussed include the differences between pediatricians and obstetricians, responses to AIDS symptoms, AIDS in a variety of communities and among a wide variety of populations. Many of the interviewees discuss at some length personal responses and changing awareness of the meaning of a career in medicine. Several interviews, and portions of others, are closed for varying lengths of time. Consult the Office on restrictions. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Poets on their Poetry Project New York, New York, United States. In these interviews with modern American poets, they discuss the major influences, themes and philosophy of their works and give their impressions of the literary scene in the 1950's and 60's. Their teaching, editing and publishing activities are described. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Popular Arts Project, Part I New York, New York, United States. Material on the development of the performing arts in this century is provided here through interviews with producers, directors, writers, playwrights, scenarists, composers, lyricists, orchestra conductors, designers, cinematographers, film cutters, actors, dancers, advertising and promotion men, distributors, music publishers, song "pluggers," journalists, columnists, critics, and "fan" magazine editors. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [66 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Popular Arts Project, Part II New York, New York, United States. Material on the development of the performing arts in this century is provided here through interviews with producers, directors, writers, playwrights, scenarists, composers, lyricists, orchestra conductors, designers, cinematographers, film cutters, actors, dancers, advertising and promotion men, distributors, music publishers, song "pluggers," journalists, columnists, critics, and "fan" magazine editors. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [37 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Popular Arts Project, Part III New York, New York, United States. Material on the development of the performing arts in this century is provided here through interviews with producers, directors, writers, playwrights, scenarists, composers, lyricists, orchestra conductors, designers, cinematographers, film cutters, actors, dancers, advertising and promotion men, distributors, music publishers, song "pluggers," journalists, columnists, critics, and "fan" magazine editors. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [50 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Popular Arts Project, Part IV New York, New York, United States. Material on the development of the performing arts in this century is provided here through interviews with producers, directors, writers, playwrights, scenarists, composers, lyricists, orchestra conductors, designers, cinematographers, film cutters, actors, dancers, advertising and promotion men, distributors, music publishers, song "pluggers," journalists, columnists, critics, and "fan" magazine editors. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Popular Arts Project, Part V New York, New York, United States. Material on the development of the performing arts in this century is provided here through interviews with producers, directors, writers, playwrights, scenarists, composers, lyricists, orchestra conductors, designers, cinematographers, film cutters, actors, dancers, advertising and promotion men, distributors, music publishers, song "pluggers," journalists, columnists, critics, and "fan" magazine editors. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [6 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Psychoanalytic Movement Project New York, New York, United States. The early history of psychoanalysis and its subsequent ramifications, as discussed by psychoanalysts and other closely associated with the movement in interviews with Dr. Bluma Swerdloff. The series includes interviews, in this country and abroad, with associates of Sigmund Freud and leading representatives of major schools of psychoanalytic theory. The project aims to provide anecdotal, subjective material that will shed new light on the pioneers of the psychoanalytic movement and its influence on contemporary society. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [13 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Radio Liberty Project New York, New York, United States. In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Radio Liberty and the Institute for the Study of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics in Munich collected memoirs of participants in the events of 1917. The material presents a broad political, social, economic, and cultural panorama of Russia at that time. The 75 interviews, conducted in Europe in 1964-65, are in Russian; a list is available on request. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Radio Pioneers Project New York, New York, United States. A comprehensive record of the early history of radio contributed by engineers, station and network executives, government officials, writers, directors, and performers. Scientific matters discussed include types of sending apparatus, early experiments with wireless, radio antennas, wireless and radio transmitters, the Alexanderson alternator, early experiments with television, transmitters for radio stations, mobile radio units, problems of engineering in network broadcasts, manufacturers' laboratory research, and the effects of WWII on radio engineering. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [115 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Rare Books Project A New York, New York, United States. A series of interviews with significant figures in the world of rare books, conducted by Gerald Gottlieb of The Pierpont Morgan Library. Interviewees include directors of rare book libraries, curators of special collections, rare book librarians, private collectors, dealers, and executives of auction houses. Emphasis is placed not only on reminiscences but also on the participants' observations on current trends, institutional vs. private collectors, conservation and restoration, control of access to rare materials, collection development, availability, market trends, and forgeries. The project is a continuing one [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [15 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Rare Books Project B New York, New York, United States. A group of interviews with dealers, collectors, and librarians on the American antiquarian book trade during the period between the two world wars. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [5 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Religious Educators Project New York, New York, United States. Fourteen interviews with prominent religious leaders from a variety of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish religious institutions donated to the Office by William B. Kennedy. Interviewees discuss their own growing faith and the spiritual trajectories that led them to become religious educators. Interview transcripts are available and indexed, but not fully processed or cataloged. Contact the Office for additional information on access. Interviews are also available at: Burke Library, Union Theological Seminary, Claremont School of Theology, The Jewish Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Richard Hofstadter Project New York, New York, United States. This project brings together the recollections of students, faculty, colleagues, and others who knew Richard Hofstader, for the most part during his years at Columbia (1946-70), where he became DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History. Contributors recall him as a teacher, social observer, and friend, tracing the intellectual development of a major scholar. Specifics include comments on Social Darwinism in American Thought, The American Political Tradition, The Age of Reform, Anti-intellectualism in American Life, and other works as well as insights into the mind and character of the man. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Robert A. Taft Project New York, New York, United States. The life and career of Senator Robert A. Taft (1889-1953) are recounted by colleagues, friends, and family. Interviews describe his legal development and political growth, as a Republican, his activities in Ohio and in Washington, and his family relationships. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [30 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Robert J. Flaherty Project New York, New York, United States. Friends and associates discuss Robert Joseph Flaherty (1884-1951) and his extraordinary accomplishments as a filmmaker. The memoirs include materials on his philosophy in making documentary films, his lack of preconception, his sense of industrial landscape, and his treatment of their work. The making of Louisiana Story (1946-1948) is described in detail. There is material also on Nanook of the North, Man of Aran, The Land, and Moana of the South Seas. Several interviewees weigh his technical contributions and his influence in other filmmakers. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [37 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Robert P. Patterson Project New York, New York, United States. Interviews on the life of Judge Robert Porter Patterson (1891-1952) as related by his associates covering his career as a lawyer, US District and Circuit judge, Assistant Secretary of War, Under Secretary of War. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [21 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Rockefeller Foundation Project New York, New York, United States. The memoirs in this series, each of which was obtained quite independently of the others across the years, nonetheless have this much in common: all are about significant careers -- in public health, plant pathology, foundation administration, and other areas -- with the Rockefeller Foundation. Beyond this, the memoirs vary widely in subject, scope, and style, and there are comparatively few interconnections, each memoirist having been invited to respond in his own way. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Russell Reynolds Associates Project New York, New York, United States. In 1994 the Office was commissioned to undertake an oral history project on Russell Reynolds Associates, one of the nation's leading executive search firms. The interviews document the founding of the firm under the direction of Russell Reynolds, and the growth and development of both the field of executive placement and the firm. Those interviewed offer detailed descriptions of the nature of such searches, the changing nature of executive recruitment in the 1960s and 1970s, and the maturation of the field. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Schubert Organization Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Social Security Project New York, New York, United States. Pioneers in the social insurance movement tell about many who were prominent in its early years, including John B. Andrews, John R. Commons, and Frances Perkins. There are descriptions of the activities and personnel of the American Association for Labor Legislation and the American Association for Social Security. Special emphasis is given to experiences with the Committee on Economic Security and the growth and organization of the Social Security Board. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [108 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Socialist Movement Project New York, New York, United States. This project describes the genesis and development of the Socialist Party, primarily in the words of those actively involved in the Party, past and present. It deals with the relationship of the Socialist Party to unions, the American Labor Party, the Trotskyist movement, The Communist Party, and other groups. Included are analyses of failure of the Socialist Party to thrive in this country, and of the impact of Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal on the Party. Memoirists also describe the role Socialists have played in civil rights activities. There are recollections about Eugene V. Debs, Samuel Gompers, Upton Sinclair, Norman Thomas, and others. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [29 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Southern Intellectual Leaders Project A New York, New York, United States. A. This series of interviews with intellectual leaders in the South whose work fell predominantly in the period between the two World Wars deals with such topics as southern politics, race relations, the Federal Writers Project, journalism and southern traditions. All memoirs in both series are individually described in this catalogue. B. These interviews with southern journalists and public officials include discussions of politics and politicians, civil rights, poverty programs and educational issues. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [7 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Southern Intellectual Leaders Project B New York, New York, United States. B. These interviews with southern journalists and public officials include discussions of politics and politicians, civil rights, poverty programs and educational issues. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [8 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Spencer Foundation Project New York, New York, United States. In 1989 we completed a project on the history of the Spencer Foundation. Located in Chicago, Spencer has devoted its resources to support of the behavioral sciences as they apply to education. In addition to interviews with staff and trustees of the Foundation and grantees, we interviewed a number of members of the family or associates of Lily Spencer, who established the Foundation, as well as members of the firm of Science Research Associates (SRA) also founded by Spencer. SRA was a highly successful enterprise whose staff developed and perfected testing and intelligence measurement instruments. The interviews offer a wealth of information on the history of philanthropy, the history of the social sciences, and the history of educational reform. In addition, they provide fascinating insight into the intersection of funding and educational philosophy and detail on the life and career of Spencer and his entrepreneurship. With few exceptions, all of the interviews located here in our Collection and at the Regensberg Library of the University of Chicago are open to researchers. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [97 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Student Movements of the 1960s project New York, New York, United States. Interviews conducted as part of the preparation of 1968: A Generation in Revolt from these three nations will, in time, become a part of this collection. Please contact the Office for more information. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [72 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Supreme Court Historical Society Oral History Project New York, New York, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Theodore Roosevelt Association: Roosevelt Project New York, New York, United States. Friends and associates reminisce about Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) and the Roosevelt family and circle, with reappraisals of Theodore Roosevelt's impact upon American life. Some new light is thrown on the Bull Moose campaign. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [16 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Thomas Alva Edison Project New York, New York, United States. Interviews with family members and associates of Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) illuminate his character, personality, and motivation. The appearance and arrangement of the family home and the laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey are described, and specific project carried on in the laboratory are recalled. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [23 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Unemployment Insurance Project New York, New York, United States. This project, funded by the Arthur J. Altmeyer Fellowship in Unemployment Insurance and under taken by Evangeline W. Cooper in 1980-1982, provides a survey of the history and development of the Unemployment Insurance Service in the United States. The interviewees discuss the relation- ship of unemployment insurance to the Social Security Board, to the Department of Labor and to organized labor. They offer useful background on various areas of New Deal activity. The participants describe policy development for unemployment insurance in terms of eligibility requirements, disqualification, merit and experience ratings, duration, benefit formulas, and supplemental and temporary extended benefits. There are interesting comparisons of state and federal programs and the degree of control in each case, together with examples of lobbying on state and national levels, and problems of financing the programs. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [15 interview(s) listed in this collection]

United Negro College Fund Project New York, New York, United States. The accounts of the United Negro College Fund, underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities and collected by the Columbia Oral History Office in 1980-1981, provide a vivid picture of social and educational history in the United States over half a century. Changes in attitudes, standards and needs are faithfully documented, and the impact of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision on integrated education is made clear. The role the individual colleges and universities in developing leadership for the black community is assessed. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [33 interview(s) listed in this collection]

United States Diplomats at the United Nations Project New York, New York, United States. Twenty-seven interviews donated to the Collection by Linda Faluso that she gathered in preparation of her book, Representing America: Experiences of U.S. Diplomats at the U.N. (Praeger, 1984). The memories captured begin during the later days of the Harry S. Truman Administration and end during the Ronald W. Reagan Administration. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Venezuelan Labour Leaders Project New York, New York, United States. Fifty-one cassettes of interviews with Venezuelan labor leaders and labor lawyers donated by Steve Ellender. The interviews were conducted as part of a book length study, The Venezuelan Labor Movement in the Modern Democratic Period. Thirty-seven people were interviewed for the project. None of the cassettes has been transcribed. Contact the Office for information on restrictions. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Vietnam Veterans Project New York, New York, United States. A sympathetic civilian interviewer here debriefs black and white enlisted men and a few officers on every facet of life during the war in Vietnam. Interviewees range from infantry "grunts" to veterans involved in intelligence, interrogation, helicopter duty, and "the rear." Their tours of duty came in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They discuss search-and-kill missions, bombing raids and other combat operations, life in camp, hospital, and stockade, tactical and morale problems, impressions of the South Vietnamese and of the Vietcong. They speculate months before the war ended, on how it would end and what it was about. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [42 interview(s) listed in this collection]

War on Poverty Project New York, New York, United States. Interviews donated to the Oral History Research Office by Professor Noel A. Cazenave which he conducted as part of a study of elite competition, democratic theory, and community organization in various precursors to the War on Poverty. The forty-six interviews concentrate upon Community Progress, Inc. of New Haven, Connecticut; Mobilization for Youth (MFY); and Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited - Associated Community Teams (HARYOUACT). Those interviewed include leaders of the various organizations, research directors, community activists, and policy planners. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Washington Press Club Foundation: Women in Journalism Project New York, New York, United States. This project is divided into three phases, demarked by two landmark events, World War II and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These two events mark turning points in the history of women in journalism: the first because it opened the doors for women in the profession, and the second because it was the wedge for full equality within the newsroom. The first stage of the project, entitled "pioneers", consists of interviews with women who attained standing in the profession prior to World War II, the second with those who entered journalism during the War. The third phase consists of interview with women who entered the profession in the 1950s and 1960s and who were active in various attempts to open the profession to women, either through legal actions or other collective actions. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Weyerhaeuser Timber Company Project New York, New York, United States. Materials on the development of the lumbering industry and the lumber regions based upon the recollections of executives and employees of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company and of other in the industry. Descriptions of lumbering practices include accounts of life in the Minnesota and Wisconsin woods; labor problems; immigrants; religious practices and conflicts (including some account of the Ku Klux Klan in Washington); camp sports; camp safety practices; firefighting in camp, mill and forest; Civilian Conservation Corps; reforestation, homesteading and land claims in Idaho about 1900; timber speculation; cooperation in the development of white and ponderosa pine stands in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; and methods of forest transportation. Corporate developments are described in accounts of early days of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, the Potlatch Lumber Company, and other related or competing firms, market changes and sales problems, advertising and public relations, exploitation of the Eastern market, development of intercoastal shipping and of Baltimore and other terminals for Eastern distribution, effects of the change from rail to truck lots in local sales. There are impressions of members of the Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann families, George S. Long, William Deary, and others prominent in lumbering. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [59 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Women in the Federal Government Project New York, New York, United States. In September 1981 the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to Radcliffe College and matching gifts from many generous donors, began a project to record the autobiographical memoirs of a group of women who served in the executive and judicial branches of the federal government. The purpose of the project was to interview selected women who held civil service of appointed positions and to make the interview transcripts available to students and researchers interested in tracing the careers and contributions of women who began their government careers during the first half of the twentieth century, and includes narrators from such varied fields as law, education, economics, business, engineering, and medicine. The memoirs are supplied to the Columbia Oral History Collection as part of an ongoing exchange. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Women Journalists New York, New York, United States. Experiences of three pioneer women journalists, centering on education, suffrage, and career issues. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [5 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Women's History and Population Issues Project New York, New York, United States. The Schlesinger Library interviewed people who have played significant roles in the birth control movement, the delivery of maternal and child health services, marriage counseling and sex education. Participants include women associated in various capacities with Planned Parenthood as well as some of those who brought the abortion issue before the public initiated legal change. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [28 interview(s) listed in this collection]

WOR Radio Station Project New York, New York, United States. Creation and development of radio station WOR from several viewpoints; accounts deal with broadcast news, trade-unions, program innovations, music, technical developments and the effects of blacklisting. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]

World Bank Project New York, New York, United States. Interviews with officers of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development detail its history and operations from the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference to 1960. Organization, development of policies, management practices, personnel, and the relationship of directors and staff during the presidencies of Eugene Meyer, John McCloy, and Eugene Black are described. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [35 interview(s) listed in this collection]