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The life of a social activist : oral history transcript : Germany, San Francisco, the Philippines, and Taiwan / 2004.
BANC MSS 2005/169 cz; Phonotape 3745 C:1-15; BANC MSS 2005/169 cz suppl.
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Title:

The life of a social activist : oral history transcript: Germany, San Francisco, the Philippines, and Taiwan / 2004
University of California source of community leaders oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Coliver, Edith Simon, 1922-2001, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Glaser, Eleanor, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Life in Karlsruhe, Germany, impact of Naziism; voyage to a new life, 1938: life in New York and San Francisco, father's employment and children's education, U.C. Berkeley, wartime experiences; start of career at Office of War Information and United Nations Organizing Conference, San Francisco; work as interpreter at the Nuremberg trials, 1945-1946; return to United States: speaking engagements and marriage; work at Stanford Research Institute, Radio Free Asia; founding and work for the Asia Foundation, work in Philippines and Taiwan.
clippings; copies of letters from the Philippines, 1979-1984; copy of May 1999 speech at International House; program for Asia Foundation program in her honor, January 2002.

Date:

2004 (issued)

Subject:

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Coliver, Edith Simon -- 1922-2001 -- Interviews
Asia Foundation.
Stanford Research Institute.
Radio Free Asia.
United States. -- Office of War Information.
United Nations Conference on International Organization (1945 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Political activists -- United States -- Interviews
Philippines -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Taiwan -- Social conditions -- 1945-

Note:

Edith Simon Coliver ; with an introduction by Haydn Williams. An interview conducted by Eleanor Glaser in 1998-2001. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of the University of California source of community leaders series.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3745 C:1-15.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
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.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (vii, 165 p.) : port. ; 29 cm.
15 sound cassettes.
1 portfolio.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z1c2z
BANC MSS 2005/169 cz
Phonotape 3745 C:1-15
BANC MSS 2005/169 cz suppl.

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
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.

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