Friday, July 31, 2015

Wyzanski Speaks!

Wyzanski, 1937 (LC)
Back in 2011, I mentioned that although the recording of Paul Freund's contribution to the Stanley Reed Oral History Project of the Louie B Nunn Center for Oral History of the University of Kentucky Libraries was available online, Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr.'s was not.  Well, Wyzanski's is now, along with those of twenty-one other contributors. Anyone interested in the constitutional history of the New Deal will want to give it a listen.  It covers far less terrain than Wyzanski's oral history at Columbia University, but nothing beats the spoken word, at least when Wyzanski is the speaker!  (Apologies in advance to Stanley Reed fans.)

1 comment:

Shag from Brookline said...

Thanks for the post. I plan to listen as I have became aware of the ghost of Judge Wyzanski in my neighborhood where he grew up. That was long before I moved here and learned of this from a neighbor who did not know that much about Wyzanski. I recall via posts at this Blog articles that included letters from Wyzanski to his mother during his New Deal days. My primary exposure to Wyzanski began in the mid 1950s as I began my law practice in his role as a local Federal Judge. I never appeared before him, but he could be arbitrary and controversial as noted in the Boston press.