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Adlai E. Stevenson Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office)
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...
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office)
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American Cultural Leaders Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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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 t...
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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American Historians Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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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
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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Austrian Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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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.
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
Source: oralhistoryportal.library.columbia.edu
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Aviation Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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Those interviewed included designers, engineers, pilots and executives, stunt flyers, and barnstormers
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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Book-of-the-Month Club Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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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 backgr...
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
Source: oralhistoryportal.library.columbia.edu
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Civil Rights in Alabama Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
Source: oralhistoryportal.cul.columbia.edu
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...
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
Source: oralhistoryportal.cul.columbia.edu
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Civil War Centennial Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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Civil War scholars at the final Centennial meeting in Springfield, Illinois discuss sources, problems in historiography, and research experiences in the field.
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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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 Y...
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
Source: oralhistoryportal.library.columbia.edu
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Independence National Historical Park Project
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(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
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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, architec...
(New York: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office),
Source: oralhistoryportal.library.columbia.edu
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