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Reminiscences of Millicent Fenwick : oral history, 1981.

Creator: Fenwick, Millicent.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 546 leaves. Tape: 14 reels.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood in Bernardsville, New Jersey; early education; description of travels in Spain and in South America; career at VOGUE magazine; beginnings in politics at the local level; involvement with the Civil Rights movement: discussion of racial discrimination in housing, employment, and in unions; involvement with commissions on human and civil rights; belief that a sense of injustice breeds violence; descriptions of her district; discussion of organizations that misinform the public; comments on motives of peace groups; views on various foreign policy issues, communism, and military spending; aspects of being a woman in politics; attitudes toward political appointments, campaign spending, and special interest groups; comments on the 1980 elections and the Carter and Reagan administrations; thoughts on ethics in government.


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