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.
|VAN DER BEUGEL, E.H.||Director, Bureau for the Marshall Plan, Foreign Affairs Office, the Netherlands, 1947-52. 63 pages. Also an interview conducted by Theodore Wilson of the University of Kansas, 27 pages.|
|VAN KLEFFENS, EELCO.||Ambassador to the United States, the Netherlands, 1947-50. 16 pages.|
|VANATTA, REGNA||Grandview, Missouri, friend of the Truman family. 48 pages.|
|VAUGHAN, HARRY H.||Military Aide to Harry S. Truman as Vice President, 1945, and as President, 1945-53. 157 pages. Also an interview conducted by the William Jewell College Oral History Project, 54 pages.|
|VEATCH, N. T.||Consulting engineer, Jackson County, Missouri, Highway Department, 1926-33. 87 pages.|
|VERNON, RAYMOND||Assistant Director, Exchange and Trading Division, Department of State, 1942-46; Assistant Director, International Resources Division, Department of State, 1946-48; member, U.S. delegation, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva, 1950, Torquay, 1951, and vice chairman, U.S. delegation, 1952. 62 pages.|
|VOLTZ, PHILLIP W.||Staff member, Rural Electrification Administration, Department of Agriculture, 1949-52; Chief, Farmers Service Division, Sino-American Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction, Technical Cooperation Administration, Department of State, 1952-56. 35 pages.|
|VON SUSSKIND, ALEXANDER.||Deputy chief, Mission to the Organization for European Economic Cooperation, Federal Republic of Germany, 1949-52. 21 pages.|
|VON SYDOW, ERIK||Permanent delegate and head of the Swedish delegation, Organization for European Economic Cooperation, 1949-53. 37 pages.|