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William K. Divers Oral History Interviews

Oral History Interviews with
William K. Divers

Member of the staff of the Federal Emergency Public Works Administration, 1933 37; member of the legal staff of the U.S. Housing Authority, 1938; regional director of fifteen midwest states, U.S. Housing Authority, 1939 40; assistant general counsel and special assistant to the director of the defense housing division, Federal Works Agency, 1941; regional representative of the National Housing Agency, 1942 43; special assistant to the National Housing Expeditor, 1946; assistant administrator of the National Housing Agency, 1947; chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1947 53, and member, 1953 54.

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Numbers appearing in square brackets (ex. [45]) within the transcript indicate the pagination in the original, hardcopy version of the oral history interview.

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 List of Subjects Discussed

 

 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X-Y-Z

Adams, J. Alston, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 235, 261-262, 263, 282, 340
Adams, Sherman, 335, 338
Administrator of Housing and Home Finance, 228
Agnew, Spiro T., 314, 365
Allen, George E., 186, 187
Alphonso Taft Hall, 6
American Banker, 302
The American Bankers' Association, 300, 301, 319
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 103
Arkansas, 229-230
Atomic bomb, 100, 360

B&O Railroad, 332
Banking and Currency Committee of the Senate, 280
Bayh, Senator Birch, 323
Beers, Marion, 66-67
Belgium, 306
Bennett, Henry Herbert, 105, 112-113
Bevis, Howard, 20
Blandford, John B., Jr., 108-109, 115, 162, 217, 218

  • Bohn, Ernest J., 56, 57
    Brazil, 131
    Bricker, Senator John, 7, 298
    Budget Bureau, 247, 287
    Burklin, Robert Reyburn, 238

    California, 221, 273
    Capehart, Senator Homer E., 350
    Carmody, John, 54, 85, 88
    Carroll, Dorothy, 332
    Carroll, Senator John A., 332
    Chemical National Bank, 77
    Chicago, Illinois, 74, 180, 275, 278, 315
    Chicago "Black Sox", 14
    Chicago White Sox, 14
    Cincinnati, Ohio, 1, 2, 13, 14, 16, 20, 26, 28, 29, 147, 231, 306

    Cincinnati Bureau of Government Research, 147
    Cincinnati Enquirer, 4
    Cincinnati Reds, 13-15
    Civilian Production Agency, 153, 178
    Clark, Tom C., 266
    Cleveland, Ohio, 26, 70, 74, 87
    Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority, 56
    Clifford, Clark, 209
    Colonial Federal Savings and Loan Association of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, 202
    Colorado, 79, 80, 120-121, 302, 332
    Columbus, Ohio, 19, 21, 22, 35, 36
    Concerns of a Conservative Democrat, 313
    Congress, and rise in the cost of living, 290-294
    Congress of Industrial Organizations, CIO, 103, 113
    Congressional Directory, 263
    Congressional relations with the Housing and Home Finance Agency on housing legislation, 294-305
    Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D. C., 144
    Connelly, Matthew J., 209
    Coolidge, Calvin, 123
    Cortright, Frank, 193
    Cost of living, rises in the, 290-294
    Council of Economic Advisers, 339
    Crane, Jacob, 66, 75, 76
    Creedon, Frank, 198

Davies, Richard 0., 220
Davisson, C. Ray, 195
Dawson, Congressman William L., 275, 276, 278
Dearborn, Michigan, 103
Defense Housing Program, 54, 83
Democratic National Committee, 333
Democrats, a discussion of, 363-364
Denver, Colorado, 48, 50, 120-121, 314
Des Moines, Iowa, 349
Detroit, Michigan,