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Reminiscences of Henry Steele Commager : oral history, 1979.

Author: Henry Steele Commager; John Niven
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Henry Steele Commager; Allan Nevins; Samuel Eliot Morison
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Steele Commager; John Niven
OCLC Number: 309728956
Notes: Interviewed by John Niven.
Description: Transcript: 515 leaves. Tape: 9 cassettes.

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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 contemporary American historians and their works.

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