Oral history interview with Allan Nevins, 1963


Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971 (Interviewee)
Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969 (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Allan Nevins, 1963
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Allan Nevins, 1963
Illinois farm life in the 1890s; family and neighbors; education, formal and informal; reading, the University of Illinois; Stuart Pratt Sherman, New York, N.Y. and editorial work for the NATION and EVENING POST, 1913-1918: editorial conferences, Oswald Garrison Villard, Rollo Ogden, Simeon Strunsky; social and intellectual activities: the Strunsky circle; the LITERARY REVIEW, book reviewing, Chris topher Morley; sale of the POST, 1923; NEW YORK HERALD and NEW YORK SUN: Frank Munsey; NEW YORK WORLD, 1923-31: Walter Lippmann, Claude Bowers, Herbert B. Swope; Cornell, 1927: Carl Becker; early books and the legacy of journalism experience; Columbia, 1928-58: teaching; biographies of Cleveland and Fish; Oxford, 1940-1941; for Office of War Information to Australia and New Zealand, 1942; chief public affairs officer, London, for Department of State, 1946-47; founding of Oral History Research Office, 1948-49; AMERICAN HERITAGE, 1950; business history: Hewitt, Rockefeller, Ford, and Weyerhaeuser studies; ORDEAL OF THE UNION; to California, 1958
Collection Name
Individual interviews oral history collection
Authors; Historians; Historiography; Journalism; Biography as a literary form; Oral history; Periodicals--Publishing; United States Intellectual life; United States History Civil War, 1861-1865; Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971; Columbia University; United States. Dept. State
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit); 290 pages
Note (Biographical)
Author, historian
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Interviewed by Frank Ernest Hill
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Oral History Archives at Columbia
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