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Reminiscences of Henry Steele Commager, 1979

Creator: Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 515 pages Sound recording: 9 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Student, University of Chicago, 1918-1924; PhD, University of Copenhagen, 1924-1925; professor of history, New York Universtiy, 1926-1938; friendship with Samuel Eliot Morison; writing of GROWTH OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC; friendship with Allan Nevins, 1932-1971: Nevins's working habits, temperament, background in journalism, approach to history, relationship to Nicholas Murray Butler; role in establishment of Bancroft Fund; Professor of History, Columbia University, 1939-1959; professor of history, Amherst College, 1959- ; present state of Columbia University; comparison of American and European universities; critique of comtemporary American historians and their works


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