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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.
HARRY L. Democratic Party participant in the 1922 campaign in Independence,
Missouri. 28 pages.
JOHN. Navy liaison to the Special Committee of the Senate to Investigate
the National Defense Program (Truman Committee), 1942-46. 163 pages.
DEAN. Assistant Secretary of State, 1941-45; Under Secretary of
State, 1945-47; Secretary of State, 1949-53. 23 pages.
THEODORE C. Director, Office of Western European Affairs, Department
of State, 1947; U.S. Vice Deputy, North Atlantic Council, London, 1950;
Minister, U.S. Embassy in Paris, France 1952. 139 pages.
J. WESLEY. Technical adviser to the U.N. Conference on International
Organization, 1945; member, U.S. delegation to the Inter-American Conference,
Rio de Janeiro, 1947; adviser to the U.S. Representative on the U.N.
Commission for India and Pakistan and on the Kashmir Commission, 1948;
Second Secretary, U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, 1950-52; Second Secretary,
U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, 1952-55. 122 pages.
KONRAD. Chancellor, Federal Republic of Germany, 1949-63. 17 pages.
- AGER, PAUL W. Chief
Budget Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1940-47. Interview conducted
by the Memphis State University Oral History Research Office, 66 pages.
GEORGE E. Chairman, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1946-47;
personal and political associate of Harry S. Truman. 66 pages.
SAM. President of the First Ward Democratic Club of Kansas City
in the 1940s. 50 pages.
VERNICE. Personal Assistant to Ambassador-at-Large Philip C. Jessup,
1949-53. 86 pages.
STANLEY. Administrator, Technical Cooperation Administration, 1951-53.
WILLIS C. Assistant Chief, 1951-52, and Deputy Director, 1952-54,
Division of Commercial Policy, Department of State. 44 pages.
R. GORDON. Secretary to the Interim Committee on Atomic Energy,
1945; staff member, U.S. delegation to the U.N. Atomic Energy Commission,
1946-48; Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State, 1948-50;
Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, 1950-54. 81 pages.
EBEN A. Assistant Press Secretary to the President, 1945-50; Special
Assistant in the White House Office, 1951-53. 398 pages.
JAMES P. Chairman, Missouri State Democratic Committee, 1934-40;
Democratic National Committeeman for Missouri, 1936-44. 183 pages.
RUSSELL, and HOYT WALKUP. Aircraft pilots for Dr. Henry Bennett,
president of Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College and Administrator
of the Technical Cooperation Administration, 1951. 27 pages.
GAYLON. Banker and friend of Harry S. Truman. 115 pages.
GEORGE P. Director, Office of Transportation and Communications
Policy, Department of State, 1945-46; Vice Chairman, President's Air
Policy Commission, 1947. 56 pages.
HARDING F. Chief, Division of U.N. Political Affairs, Department
of State, 1945; U.S. Deputy Representative, U.N. Collective Measures
Committee, 1950-53. 54 pages.
ROBERT W. U.S. member of the economics and reparations committees,
Far Eastern Commission, 1945-49; Officer in Charge of Economic Affairs,
Office of Chinese Affairs, Department of State, 1949-51; Officer in
Charge of Economic Affairs, Office of Western European Affairs, Department
of State, 1951-54. 39 pages.
EDWARD W. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1950-52.
JOHN E. Staff member, Research Division, Democratic National Committee,
1948. 47 pages.
LEWIS T. Friend of Harry S. Truman and treasurer of the 1944 Democratic
Vice-Presidential campaign. 60 pages.
LELAND. Executive Assistant to the U.S. Special Representative in
Europe, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1949-53; Director, Mission