Eleanor Roosevelt oral history project, 1977-1980.


Eleanor Roosevelt oral history project, 1977-1980.

Sixty-eight interviews with people who knew Eleanor Roosevelt intimately including family members, employees, and people who knew her primarily through some shared work. People interviewed include Otto Berge, cabinetmaker at the Val-Kill Shop, 1927-1936; Gilbert Calhoun, employee at Roosevelt Historic Site, 1946-1960; Maureen Corr, secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt, 1961-1962; Helen Gahagan Douglas, friend and Democratic politician; Marguerite Entrup, cook at Val-Kill Cottage, 1957-1962; May Thompson Evans, Asst. Director of the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee, 1937-1940; Nina Roosevelt Gibson, Eleanor Roosevelt's granddaughter; James Frederick Green, advisor to Eleanor Roosevelt on the United Nations Committee Three, 1950-1952; Diana Hopkins Halsted, daughter of Harry Hopkins; W. Averell Harriman, New Deal official and New York State Governor; Estelle Linzer, United Nations official, 1942-1962; Henry Morgenthau III, who worked with Eleanor Roosevelt on her radio programs in the 1940s; Pauli Murray, lawyer, educator, and friend; Justine Wise Polier on her own and Eleanor Roosevelt's work with various social movements; Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., founding member of Americans for Democratic Action, 1947-1957; Abram L. Sachar, President of Brandeis University, 1948-1968; Marietta Tree on civil and human rights activism; and Rexford G. and Grace F. Tugwell on New Deal politics.

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Morgenthau, Henry, 1917-

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Halsted, Diana Hopkins

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Corr, Maureen

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Entrup, Marguerite

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