Oral Histories

Interview of Norman Cousins

UCLA professor in the School of Medicine and journalist with the New York Post.
World Citizen
Interviews not in a series, part one
Peace Movement
Biographical Note:
UCLA professor in the School of Medicine and journalist with the New York Post.
Basiago, Andrew D.
Cousins, Norman
Persons Present:
Cousins and Basiago.
Place Conducted:
Cousins 's office, UCLA.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Andrew D. Basiago, Researcher/ Interviewer, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., history, UCLA.Basiago prepared for the interview by reviewing Norman Cousins' collection at the UCLA Department of Special Collections and at Cousins' private archive in Beverly Hills, California. United States Senator Alan Cranston's office provided a chronology of Cousins' peace activities, published in his Nobel Peace Prize nomination. The interviewer also read Cousins' books and many of his editorials in the Saturday Review of Literature. Cousins provided the interviewer access to two works in progress during the course of the interview, one a memoir of Cousins' career at the UCLA School of Medicine. The interviewer conducted further research on Cousins' public career in the New York Times (1940-present).
Processing of Interview:
Bryce Little, assistant editor, edited the interview. He checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed .Cousins reviewed the transcript. He verified proper names and made minor corrections and additions.Steven J. Novak, editor, prepared the table of contents. Paul Winters, editorial assistant, prepared the biographical summary and interview history. Teresa Barnett, editor, prepared the index.
21 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.