Reminiscences of Millicent Fenwick, 1981

 

Name
Fenwick, Millicent (Interviewee)
Jessup, Frederick Peterson, 1920-2005 (Interviewer)
Title
Reminiscences of Millicent Fenwick, 1981
Abstract
Childhood in Bernardsville, New Jersey; early education; description of travels in Spain and in South America; career at VOGUE magazine; beginnings in politics at the local level; involvement with the Civil Rights movement: discussion of racial discrimination in housing, employment, and in unions; involvement with commissions on human and civil rights; belief that a sense of injustice breeds violen ce; descriptions of her district; discussion of organizations that misinform the public; comments on motives of peace groups; views on various foreign policy issues, communism, and military spending; aspects of being a woman in politics; attitudes toward political appointments, campaign spending, and special interest groups; comments on the 1980 elections and the Carter and Reagan administrations; thoughts on ethics in government
Collection Name
Individual interviews oral history collection
Subjects
Women--Political activity; Legislators--United States; Presidents--Election--1980.--United States; Civil rights--United States; African Americans--Civil rights; New Jersey Politics and government; United States Politics and government 1945-1989; United States Foreign relations 1945-1989; Fenwick, Millicent; United States. Congress
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1981
Note (Biographical)
Congresswoman
Note
Interviewed by Frederick Peterson Jessup
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
15304425
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-vvw8-3t12
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.