Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Oral History Research Office Records, 1900-1987

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0951
Bib ID 4079567 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Title Oral History Research Office Records, 1900-1987
Physical Description 25 linear feet (59 boxes, 3 volumes, 2 oversize folders (circa 18,500 items))
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_rbml_4079567.pdf

Collection is located on-site.






Miscellaneous papers relating to the memoirists who were interviewed by the Oral History Office. Included are original papers, printed materials and microfilm copies of materials not retained by Columbia. One half of the collection consists of original notes, draft transcriptions, related correspondence and documents related to the Radio Pioneer Project. Of those papers only available on microfilm, about one-third have a list of contents

While the majority of these papers relate to memoirists, a few acquired by the Oral History Office do not. In 1950 when these papares were given to Special Collections, those papers numerous enough to constitute separate collections were so processed. See a separate description sheetfor each of the following individuals: James T. Adams; Eleanor R. Belmont; John A. Dix; Genevieve Earle; Abraham Epstein; Bella Fabian; George McAneny; Herbert Parsons; William Prendergast; Joseph M. Price; Henry A. Wallace; Charles S. Whitman.

Related / Analytical Title

Radio Pioneer Project.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the Oral History Research Office.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 11/26/90.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oral histories (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photonegatives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transcripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Radio broadcasting -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID