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.
|OCKRENT, ROGER.||Secretary for the Administration of the Marshall Plan in Belgium, 1948-53. 40 pages.|
|ODUM, REATHEL M.||Personal Secretary to Mrs. Harry S. Truman, 1945-53. 138 pages.|
|OHLY, JOHN H.||Special Assistant to the Secretary of War, 1946; Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, 1947-49; Deputy Director, Mutual Defense Assistance Program, Department of State, 1949-50; Assistant Director, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of State, 1951; Special Assistant for Mutual Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of State, 1951-52. 139 pages.|
|OSBORN, FREDERICK.||U.S. Deputy Representative to the U.N. Atomic Energy Commission, 1947-50. 90 pages.|