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Douglas project : oral history, 1973-1978.

Project: Douglas project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcripts 1,293 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

The political and theatrical career of Helen Gahagan Douglas (1901-1980) is described in a four-volume set of interviews conducted by the Regional Oral History Office of the University of California, Berkeley. Friends and colleagues describe her achievements in the theater, in moving pictures, in politics and in personal social concern on behalf of migrant farm laborers and the urban poor. Accounts of the political campaigns fill the first volume, followed by twelve interviews on her years in the United States Congress (1944-1950) in volume II. Activities outside the political sphere are recalled in the third voulem, while the concluding one is a substantial series of interviews with Douglas herself. Taken together the individual recollections provide a compelling composite portrait of a significant political and artistic life. Participants and pagination: Volume I: Tilford Dudley, 21; India Edwards, 35; Leo Goodman, 29; Kenneth Harding, 20; Byron Lindsley, 46; Helen Lustig, 33; Alvin P. Meyers, 42; Frank Rogers, 18; Volume II: Juanita Terry Barbee, 28; Rachel Bell, 23; Albert Cahn, 18; Margery Cohn, 14; Evelyn Chavoor, 144; Lucy Cramer Cohen, 32; Arthur Goldschmidt, 31; Elizabeth Wickenden Goldschmidt, 32; Charles A. Hogan, 104; Chester E. Holifield, 19; Mary D. Keyserling, 18; Philip J. Noel-Baker, 46; Volume III: Alis DeSola, 50; Cornelia Palms, 27; Walter Pick, 76; Fay Bennett Watts, 42; Volume IV: Helen Gahagan Douglas, 345.


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