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Reminiscences of Arthur Goldschmidt : oral history, 1995.

Author: Arthur Goldschmidt; Gerard Piel
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Childhood: reminiscences of Fredericksburg, southern politics; education: Brackenridge High School (1927), AB Columbia University (1928-1932); thoughts about depression-era political issues in New York: Social Problems Club at Columbia, Roosevelt and La Guardia campaigns; creation of work relief programs during the Great Depression: National Recovery Administration, Civil Works Administration, Civilian Conservation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Arthur Goldschmidt; Harold L Ickes; Lyndon B Johnson; David Eli Lilienthal; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harold L Ickes; Lyndon B Johnson; David Eli Lilienthal; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Goldschmidt; Gerard Piel
OCLC Number: 269254377
Notes: Interviewed by: Gerard Piel on April 23; May 10-11, and 18-19; July 19; Sept. 7 and 21; and Oct. 3-4, 1995.
Description: transcript: 4 v. (818 leaves)

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Childhood: reminiscences of Fredericksburg, southern politics; education: Brackenridge High School (1927), AB Columbia University (1928-1932); thoughts about depression-era political issues in New York: Social Problems Club at Columbia, Roosevelt and La Guardia campaigns; creation of work relief programs during the Great Depression: National Recovery Administration, Civil Works Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, Historic American Buildings Survey, Writer Project; other work: railroad investigation, United Federal Workers Union (1930s); impressions of Lyndon B. Johnson; career at Public Works Administration, Power Division (1938-1947): distribution of power, dam construction, river management, Southern Report, Federal Power Act, Tennessee Valley Authority Act, Flood Control and Harbors Act; ideas about atomic power, aluminum production during World War II; development National Rural Electrification Co-ops Association; work in the United Nations (1950-1970s): African river basin development, East Asian work, Australian Snow River Project, Mu River work, Mekong River Project, development of Middle East Technical Institute, Latin American economic training; United States Ambassador to ECOSOC (1967-1969); post-United Nations consulting; thoughts about Desert Storm.

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