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Reminiscences of James Paul Warburg, 1952

Creator: Warburg, James P. 1896-1969
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript 1,873 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Family, youth, education; AB Harvard, 1917; Navy Flying Corps, 1918; International Acceptance Bank, 1929-1932; economic advisor to Roosevelt, 1932-1933: planning for World Economic Conference (British debt group); plans for emergency circulation and economic stability; foreign exchange policies; stabilization fund, passive control measures; bimetallism and monetary policies; negotiations with foreign delegations; international gold standard; Hugh Johnson and National Recovery Administration; tariff and import quota negotiations; reciprocal trade program; debt settlement plans; stimulation of capital goods industries vs. public works; Thomas Amendment controversy; Most Favored Nation status; Emergency Banking Act; preliminary meetings for London Economic Conference; financial advisor to American delegation; conference politics, press leaks, United States liaison, return to Washington, new domestic currency policy formulation; new gold pricing; commodity dollar proposal; Glass-Steagall Bill; mobilizing business and academic support for sound money, 1934-1936; Chicago Committee on Monetary Policy; impressions of Raymond Moley, Bernard Baruch, Rexford Tugwell, William Bullitt, Herbert Feis, W. Averell Harriman, Lewis Douglas, Key Pittman, Hjalmar Schacht, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cordell Hull, Dean Acheson. Account based in part on diary and correspondence


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980

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