Oral History of the American Left. Oral histories, 1980-1982.


Oral History of the American Left. Oral histories, 1980-1982.

The collection consists of interviews conducted by Professor Aleine Austin on the history of the Monthly Review Magazine (founded in 1949) and the history and philosophy of Highlander Folk School (founded in 1933). Transcripts only. Interviewees include: E.Y. Harburg, Myles Horton, Harry Magdoff, and Paul Sweezy.

9 interviews.


SNAC Resource ID: 7585518

Churchill County Museum

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Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981

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E.Y. (Yip) Harburg, Academy Award winning lyricist, was born April 8, 1898 in New York City. Among his best known songs are “Over the Rainbow,” “April in Paris,” “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” and the musical Finian's Rainbow.Among his principal collaborators were Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Burton Lane, Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern, Jule Styne, Sammy Fain, Jeff Alexander, Jay Gorney, Larry Orenstein, Earl Robinson, and Philip Springer. Mr. Harburg died in Los Angeles in 1981....

Sweezy, Paul M. (Paul Marlor), 1910-2004

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Sweezy (Harvard College Class of 1931) earned his Harvard in 1932 and his PhD in 1937. From the description of Examinations in economics and government, May 1932. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77075997 ...

Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948)

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Curtis MacDougall was born on February 11, 1903, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He started his career as a journalist there at the Fond du Lac Commonwealth-Reporter at the age of fifteen. He received a BA in English from Ripon College in Wisconsin in 1923. He went on to obtain a Master's from Northwestern University in 1926 and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin in 1933. After working at several newspapers, he joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1935. During the depress...

Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)

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Recordings (1954-1960) of folk music and of workshops on leadership, integration and voter registration conducted by the school, including a 1956 integration workshop with comments by Rosa Parks on Martin Luther King and the Montgomery bus boycott. Included are performances by Folk School students, Zilphia Horton, Pete Seeger, Guy Carawan, Jack Elliott, Frank Hamilton, and May Justus. Also, a radio interview (ca. 1960) with Septima Clark and school founder Myles Horton. From the desc...

Horton, Myles, 1905-1990

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Myles Horton, founder of the Highlander Folk School (Mounteagle, Tenn.) and civil rights activist. From the description of Myles Horton oral history interview, 1989 Dec. 15. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38726954 ...

Austin, Aleine

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Aleine Austin, historian, author, and labor activist was born in New York City, July 19, 1922. She received the B.A. (1945) from Antioch College and completed her graduate work at Columbia University (M.A. 1947; Ph. D., 1970). Austin's special interest of study and teaching was the American labor movement. She was a teaching staff member intermittently at the Highlander Folk School in East Tennessee from 1943-1956 and remained closely associated with the school's directo...

Magdoff, Harry

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