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Allard K. Lowenstein project

Repository: Columbia University. Center for Oral History

Collection Description (CRHP): The Allard K. Lowenstein Project interviews heavily focus on his involvement with the reform campaigns of the civil rights movement decades. There are 75 interviews included in this collection that address his contributions to various movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

Collection Description (Extant): The Allard K. Lowenstein Project focuses on one of the most important American political figures of the 1960s and 1970s. Lowenstein had a brief tenure as a congressman (1968-1970), and was involved in every major reform campaign of those tumultuous decades: the civil rights movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the student movement, the movement for political party reform, South-African anti-apartheid actions, and the Biafra War, among others. His murder in 1980 is remembered by many as one more tragedy in a period marked by such tragedies. The interviews for this project were conducted by William Chafe of Duke University for a biography of Congressman Lowenstein. Chafe, a leading civil rights historian, conducted more than eighty interviews for this work. The Allard K. Lowenstein Fund underwrote the transcribing and processing for the interviews, are part of our Collection. Aside from their detail on the life of Lowenstein, the interviews will also touch upon almost every liberal or radical movement of the post-World War II period.

Access Copy Note: There are a few restrictions associated with this collection.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1985-88

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: OHC0000868

Extent: Typescript (619 p.); 75 audio cassettes

Language: English

Interviewees: Susan Andrews, Alan Arkatov, Mary Benson, Howard Berman, Barbara Bernstein, Bob Beyers, Algernon David Black, Julian Bond, Marcia Borie, Nicholas Bosanquet, Sam W. Brown, Emory Bundy, John Bundy, William Chafe, Dwight Clark, William S. Coffin, Felice D. Cohen, Gregory Craig, William Craig, Constance Curry, Coline Cuthbertson, Kenneth Cuthbertson, William Dentzer, Clinton Deveaux, Dorothy DiCintio, Richard Flacks, Barney Frank, Gregory M. Gallo, Ruth Goldberg, Eugene Goldman, Susan Goodwillie, James Haas, Patti Hagan, Gary Hart, Casey Hayden, Michael Horowitz, Guy Benton Johnson, Miriam Massey Johnson, Frances Jowell, Arthur Kaminsky, Robert Kiley, Ed King, Kristina Kleinbauer, Kenneth Liberman, Lawrence Lowenstein, Marie Lowenstein, Fowler W. Martin, Karl Meyer, Arnie Miller, Fred Millhiser, Carol Moss, June C. Nash, Mimi Perr, Judith Balaban Quine, Joseph L. Rauh, Stephen Reinhardt, Jeffrey S. Robbins, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Armin Rosencranz, Junius Scales, Monica Schrade, Paul Schrade, Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, Susan Tannenbaum, William Taylor, Rick Tuttle, Bruce Voeller, James Wilson

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Civil rights workers
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
Lowenstein, Allard K.
Student movements
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements




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