Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Harry Edmonds: Founding of the International House Movement

Edmonds, Harry
Mezirow, Edith
Harry Edmonds: Founding of the International House Movement
Family background; education, Lehigh University; marriage to Florence Quay; the Christian Student Movement, 1905-09, formation of Intercollegiate Cosmopolitan Club, 1912; fund raising, construction, operation of New York International House, 1919-34; activities, 1935-55: International Houses in Geneva, Kiel, Göttingen, Paris, marriage to Marie Wayne, lecturing in the US during WWII; Berkeley International House: site, architect, director Allen Blaisdell, arrangements with UC; political climate of California between wars; Chicago International House: site, architects Henry Jackson and Wells Bosworth, and the Sunday Supper program; the Riverside Church and the Rockefeller family.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
Edmonds, Harry. "Harry Edmonds: Founding of the International House Movement." Interview by Edith Mezirow in 1969. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1971.