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Reminiscences of Blackwell Smith : oral history, 1987.

Creator: Smith, Blackwell, 1904-
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 140 leaves. Tape 5 cassettes. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood and parents; undergraduate studies at Pomona College, Claremont, CA; law degree from Columbia University; law firm of Wright, Gordon, Zachry & Parlin; early work in finance and anti-trust litigation; Great Depression; joins National Recovery Administration (N.R.A.); experiences developing policy and establishing Codes of Fair Competition; downfall of N.R.A.; return to Wright, Gordon, Zachary & Parlin; "rule of reason" approach to anti-trust litigation; return to Washington, D.C. at outbreak of World War II; developes policy for War Production Board; chief of mission to New Zealand, 1943; joins Kudner (Advertising) Agency, Inc., 1944; World Trade Foundation; interest in third world economic development; The Liberia Company; development consultant to Ethiopian government; real estate ventures; interest in world peace movement; a symbolic "Declaration of Interdependence"; Project Comparison; push for global military disarmament; support for Miss Mason's School, Princeton, New Jersey; establishment of Mason Early Education Foundation.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York, 1989. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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