Oral History Interviews
The Truman Library has approximately 500 interviews supplementing the written record of Harry S. Truman's life and times. The interviews are available in transcript form and range in length from fewer than 10 to over 1,000 pages, with most being between 20 and 200 pages. Most of the interviews include a name and subject index attached to the transcript. There is a cumulative index for the entire oral history collection available in the research room at the Library.
The list below gives the name of the person interviewed, his or her principal positions, and the number of pages in the transcript. This list does not include information about specific copyright or donor restrictions. This information is included with the individual interview transcripts. Interviews that were conducted by an oral history program other than the Library's are properly accredited. Interviews with friends, neighbors, and personal associates of Harry S. Truman have been conducted by the National Park Service, and transcripts can be found on their website.
|NASH, PHILLEO.||Special Assistant to the Director, Office of War Information, 1942-46; Special Assistant in the White House Office, 1946-52; Administrative Assistant to the President, 1952-53; chairman, Democratic Party of Wisconsin, 1955-57; lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, 1959-61; Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1961-66. 795 pages.|
|NATHAN, ROBERT R.||Chairman, Planning Commission War Production Board, 1942-1943; Deputy Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1945; UN Korean Reconstruction Agency, 1952-1953. 105 pages.|
|NEWCOMB, ROBINSON.||Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, 1947-50. 59 pages.|
|NICHOL, HENRY F.||Administrative Assistant, Farm Security Administration, 1937-46; foreign affairs specialist, Department of State, 1946-63. 25 pages.|
|NITZE, PAUL H.||Vice Chairman, U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, 1944-46; Deputy Director, Office of International Trade Policy, Department of State, 1946; Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, 1948-49; Director, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State, 1950-53. 365 pages.|
|NIXON, ROBERT G.||Washington, D.C. correspondent, International News Service, 1944-58. 1057 pages.|
|NOLAND, MARY ETHEL.||Cousin of Harry S. Truman. 213 pages.|
|NOLTING, FREDERICK E., JR.||Department of State official, 1946-63; Assistant to Deputy Under Secretary of State, 1950-53. 38 pages.|
|NORDAHL, KONRAD.||Chairman, Federation of Labor Unions, Norway. 15 pages.|
|NOURSE, EDWIN G.||Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors, 1946-49. 121 pages.|