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Reminiscences of Allan Nevins, 1963

Creator: Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 290 pages Tape 6 reels Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Author, historian

Scope and Contents

Illinois farm life in the 1890s; family and neighbors; education, formal and informal; reading, the University of Illinois; Stuart Pratt Sherman, New York, N.Y. and editorial work for the NATION and EVENING POST, 1913-1918: editorial conferences, Oswald Garrison Villard, Rollo Ogden, Simeon Strunsky; social and intellectual activities: the Strunsky circle; the LITERARY REVIEW, book reviewing, Christopher Morley; sale of the POST, 1923; NEW YORK HERALD and NEW YORK SUN: Frank Munsey; NEW YORK WORLD, 1923-31: Walter Lippmann, Claude Bowers, Herbert B. Swope; Cornell, 1927: Carl Becker; early books and the legacy of journalism experience; Columbia, 1928-58: teaching; biographies of Cleveland and Fish; Oxford, 1940-1941; for Office of War Information to Australia and New Zealand, 1942; chief public affairs officer, London, for Department of State, 1946-47; founding of Oral History Research Office, 1948-49; AMERICAN HERITAGE, 1950; business history: Hewitt, Rockefeller, Ford, and Weyerhaeuser studies; ORDEAL OF THE UNION; to California, 1958


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976

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