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Film, Video Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 3

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Title

  • Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 3

Summary

  • Harry Blackmun begins this interview discussing what is known of his genealogy and then tells the story of how his parents met, their early years as a family, and later, his decision to attend Harvard. Blackmun details how he weighed that decision, how he was concerned about money during that time, and how he was, at times, torn between becoming a mathematician, studying law, or studying medicine. He also discusses jobs he held as a young man and student, his time in the Harvard Glee Club, and his love for baseball and the outdoors.

Names

  • Blackmun, Harry A. (Harry Andrew), 1908-1999, interviewee
  • Koh, Harold Hongju, 1954- interviewer

Created / Published

  • 1994

Headings

  • -  Blackmun, Harry A.--(Harry Andrew),--1908-1999--Interviews
  • -  Judges--United States--Interviews
  • -  United States.--Supreme Court
  • -  Harvard University--Students

Genre

  • Oral histories
  • Interviews

Notes

  • -  115-minute interview recorded under the auspices of the Supreme Court Historical Society and the Federal Judicial Center, 1994 September 16, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview, session 3, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Library of Congress.
  • -  A transcript for the oral history interview is available. Contact the Moving Image Research Center, Library of Congress at https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/mbrsmi.contact
  • -  Gift; Harry A. Blackmun; 1998.
  • -  Harry A. Blackmun papers; available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
  • -  U.S. Supreme Court justice, judge, and lawyer.
  • -  In English.
  • -  Forms part of: The Justice Harry A. Blackmun oral history project.

Medium

  • 2 video files (digital) (115 min.) : sound, color

Source Collection

  • The Justice Harry A. Blackmun oral history project. Session 3
  • Blackmun (Harry A.) Collection (Library of Congress)

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023600517

Rights Advisory

  • Restrictions may exist on copying, quoting, or publishing materials included in the collection. For additional information, contact a reference librarian in the Moving Image Research Center, Library of Congress.

Access Advisory

  • Collection is open to research. Advance notice is required; contact a reference librarian in the Moving Image Research Center, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4690; (202) 707-8572. https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/mbrsmi.contact

Online Format

  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Blackmun, Harry A. , Interviewee, and Harold Hongju Koh. Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 3. 1994. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023600517/.

APA citation style:

Blackmun, H. A. & Koh, H. H. (1994) Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 3. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023600517/.

MLA citation style:

Blackmun, Harry A. , Interviewee, and Harold Hongju Koh. Harry A. Blackmun oral history interview. Session 3. 1994. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023600517/>.