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Eben A. Ayers Oral History Interviews

   

Oral History Interviews with
Eben A. Ayers

Seventeen year veteran with the Associated Press. Later news editor and acting managing editor of the Providence (Rhode Island) Journal-Bulletin, after which he served in the White House as liaison for the press-radio division of the Office of Inter-American Affairs. In January, 1945, he became part of the White House staff as a press officer until he retired at the end of the Truman administration.

See also Eben A. Ayers Papers and Files finding aids.

 

Interview Transcripts
January 12, 1967 | January 20, 1967 | February 1, 1967 | April 19, 1967 | May 16, 1967 | June 12, 1967 | June 20, 1967 | March 26, 1968 | August 6, 1968 | August 15, 1969 | June 30, 1970

by Jerry N. Hess

[Notices and Restrictions | List of Subjects Discussed]

 


NOTICE
These are transcripts of tape-recorded interviews conducted for the Harry S. Truman Library. A draft of each transcript was edited by the interviewee but only minor emendations were made; therefore, the reader should remember that these are essentially transcripts of the spoken, rather than the written word.

Numbers appearing in square brackets (ex. [45]) within the transcript indicate the pagination in the original, hardcopy version of the oral history interview. .

The finding aid for the Eben A. Ayers Papers is also available for viewing through the Library web site.

RESTRICTIONS
These oral history transcripts may be read, quoted from, cited, and reproduced for purposes of research. They may not be published in full except by permission of the Harry S. Truman Library.

 


 

List of Subjects Discussed

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X-Y-Z

A
Acheson, Dean, 252, 255-256, 259-260, 298-299, 301, 303-306
Adams, Sherman, 366-367
Agnew, Spiro, 385
Allen, George, 77, 105-106, 108, 232-234, 346, 353-357
Anderson, Howard S., 53, 298-299
Andrews, Russell, 344
Arvey, Jake, 124, 127, 146
Atlee, Clement, 84, 183, 266-267
Atomic bomb, 42-54, 58-59, 218-220, 395
Augusta, U.S.S. 42, 52
Austin, Warren, 269
Ayers, Eben, 1-9, 176-178, 209, 292, 295, 312, 349-351, 372-376, 390-394

accreditation of reporters, 62-66
Truman research activities, 87-88, 209-218, 255
White House correspondence, 60-62, 180-182

B
Barkley, Alben W., 122-123, 161-162, 171, 207, 223, 290, 382
Barnes, James M., 315, 320
Bell, David, 120, 228, 343-344
Bevin, Ernest, 56, 260
Bidault, Georges, 261
Biffle, Leslie, 122, 161-162
Blair House, 285, 303-304, 307, 363, 380
Blake, Tom, 60-61
Boettiger, Anna Roosevelt, 28
Boyle, William, 147-149
Bradley, Omar, 303
Bray, Bill, 159-160, 170, 344
Brewster, R. Owen, 266
Byrd, Robert, 384
Byrnes, James F., 9, 43, 48, 51-52, 55, 74, 98, 182, 188-190, 192-199, 201-202, 212, 218

C
Canfil, Fred, 33
Carter, J. Franklin, 145, 226, 243, 318
Carr, Albert, 143-145, 237-239, 242
Churchill, Winston, 56, 263-264
Clark, Bennett, 201
Clark, Charles Patrick, 33
Clark, Tom, 53, 200
Clifford, Clark, 40, 106-108, 126, 129, 165, 175, 226, 228, 239, 253, 267-270, 317-320, 324-327, 329-332,

346-348

Collett, Caskie, 234-235
Collins, J. Lawton, 303
Connelly, Matthew, 13-14, 30-31, 40, 53, 57, 75-76, 113-114, 126, 129, 134, 146-147, 149, 171, 182, 206-208,

239, 253, 275, 313, 317, 334-335, 346, 348, 351, 376

Conway, Rose, 59, 83, 295, 302, 351
Coolidge, Calvin, 125
Cornell, Douglas 152
Cox, James, 9, 15-16
Crane, John M. C. , 111
Crim, Howard G., 212, 369
Crowley, Leo, 53
Currie, Laughlin, 320
Cushing, Archbishop Richard J., 146-150

D
D'Alesandro, Thomas, 296
Daly, John, 371
Daniels, Jonathan, 7, 13-15, 18, 24, 26-28, 34,