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Reminiscences of Thomas Irwin Emerson : oral history, 1953.

Creator: Emerson, Thomas I. 1907-1991.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 2,227 leaves. Tape 1 reel.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Family, early youth and high school, Yale College; Yale Law School and LAW JOURNAL; law practice, New York, N.Y.; Depression and election of 1932; National Recovery Administration, 1933-34; drafting National Labor Relations Act; Garrison Board in 1934 textile strikes; cases testing the National Labor Relations Act; Social Security Board and John Winant; formation of National Lawyers Guild; legislative aspects of National Labor Relations Board; duties as special assistant to Attorney General Francis Biddle; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Martin Dies; Smith Committee; social life in Washington; Office of Price Administration law enforcement problems; loyalty problems; policy decision of Office of Economic Stabilization; death of Franklin D. Roosevelt; Victory in Europe Day; Office of War (cont.) Mobilization and Reconversion; drafting of Atomic Energy Act; teaching at Yale Law School, 1946; political associations; Public Affairs Committee; Political Action Committee of Congress of Industrial Organizations; formation of Progressive Party, campaign of 1948.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1985. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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