crown CU Home > Libraries Home
Columbia Center for Oral History Portal >

Reminiscences of Robert Edmonds : oral history, 2006.

Creator: Edmonds, Robert, 1927-
Project: Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 119 p. sound recordings: 4 CD-ROMs (98; 110 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
Full CLIO record >>

Biographical Note

Associate, Duty-Free Shoppers.

Scope and Contents

Born 1927 in Paris to French mother and Welsh/Australian father; early life in France and England during World War II; brief military career as air craftsman 1 in England and Egypt; tour of United States in early 1950s; mid-1950s entry into duty free business and selling liquor on U.S. Navy ships in Europe; meeting and hiring Charles F. Feeney [CFF] in 1956 or 1957 to sell duty free liquor; business partnerships and CFF selling duty free goods to tourists; CFF and Duty Free Shoppers [DFS]; impressions of and interactions with CFF.


Access Conditions

Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and The Atlantic Philanthropies, 2007.

Using this collection

Columbia Center for Oral History

Columbia University
535 West 114th Street
801 Butler Library, Box 20
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7083


Columbia Center for Oral History