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An interview with Harold Goodhue Vatter, economist : oral history transcript : the tale of a dissident economist /
BANC MSS 2000/34 pc; Phonotape 3018 C:1-2
Collection Overview

Title:

An interview with Harold Goodhue Vatter, economist : oral history transcript: the tale of a dissident economist
Tale of a dissident economist
Donated oral histories collection

Creator/Contributor:

Vatter, Harold G., creator, Interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

King, Mary Carolyn., Interviewer.

Abstract:

Vatter discusses his childhood in the South, riding the rails in the 1930s, and how he became a radical and activist at the University of Wisconsin, joining the Communist Party. He describes his graduate education at UC Berkeley in economics in the 1940s and teaching jobs at Oregon State University and Carleton College. He discusses harassment he received from the FBI, how his politics evolved from communist to progressive, and economics.

Date:

1999 (issued)

Subject:

n-us--p -- n-us-ca
Economists -- United States -- Interviews
Communists -- United States -- Interviews

Note:

conducted by Mary C. King in two sessions on March 10 and April 19, 1999 in Portland, Oregon.
Forms part of the Donated oral histories collection, The Bancroft Library.
Appended to the transcript is biographical information supplied by the interviewee and a "Personal history statement" from October, 1996.
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3018 C:1-2.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
13 leaves ; 28 cm.
2 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2000/34 pc
Phonotape 3018 C:1-2

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.