Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS

Contents: Listed by last name: 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

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.


  • ABBOT, HARRY L. Democratic Party participant in the 1922 campaign in Independence, Missouri. 28 pages.

  • ABBOTT, JOHN. Navy liaison to the Special Committee of the Senate to Investigate the National Defense Program (Truman Committee), 1942-46. 163 pages.

  • ACHESON, DEAN. Assistant Secretary of State, 1941-45; Under Secretary of State, 1945-47; Secretary of State, 1949-53. 23 pages.

  • ACHILLES, 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.

  • ADAMS, 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.

  • ADENAUER, 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.

  • ALLEN, GEORGE E. Chairman, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1946-47; personal and political associate of Harry S. Truman. 66 pages.

  • ANCH, SAM. President of the First Ward Democratic Club of Kansas City in the 1940s. 50 pages.

  • ANDERSON, VERNICE. Personal Assistant to Ambassador-at-Large Philip C. Jessup, 1949-53. 86 pages.

  • ANDREWS, STANLEY. Administrator, Technical Cooperation Administration, 1951-53. 92 pages.

  • ARMSTRONG, WILLIS C. Assistant Chief, 1951-52, and Deputy Director, 1952-54, Division of Commercial Policy, Department of State. 44 pages.

  • ARNESON, 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.

  • AYERS, EBEN A. Assistant Press Secretary to the President, 1945-50; Special Assistant in the White House Office, 1951-53. 398 pages.

  • AYLWARD, JAMES P. Chairman, Missouri State Democratic Committee, 1934-40; Democratic National Committeeman for Missouri, 1936-44. 183 pages.

  • BABB, 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.

  • BABCOCK, GAYLON. Banker and friend of Harry S. Truman. 115 pages.

  • BAKER, GEORGE P. Director, Office of Transportation and Communications Policy, Department of State, 1945-46; Vice Chairman, President's Air Policy Commission, 1947. 56 pages.

  • BANCROFT, 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.

  • BARNETT, 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.

  • BARRETT, EDWARD W. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1950-52. 71 pages.

  • BARRIERE, JOHN E. Staff member, Research Division, Democratic National Committee, 1948. 47 pages.

  • BARRINGER, LEWIS T. Friend of Harry S. Truman and treasurer of the 1944 Democratic Vice-Presidential campaign. 60 pages.

  • BARROWS, LELAND. Executive Assistant to the U.S. Special Representative in Europe, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1949-53; Director, Mission to Greece, Foreign Operations Agency, 1952-54. 70 pages.

  • BARROWS, ROBERTA. Secretary to the President's Appointments Secretary, 1933-55. 113 pages.

  • BATT, WILLIAM L., JR. Director, Research Division, Democratic National Committee, 1948. 64 pages.

  • BATTLE, LUCIUS. Foreign Affairs Specialist, Department of State, 1946-49; Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, 1949-53. 69 pages.

  • BAUER, GERARD. Counselor of Swiss legation, Paris, in charge of economic affairs, 1945-51; president, Executive Committee, Organization for European Economic Cooperation, 1948-56. 7 pages.

  • BEAM, JACOB D. Chief, Central European Division, Department of State, 1947-49; counsel general, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1950; Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1951-52; Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Moscow, U.S.S.R., 1952-53. 46 pages.

  • BEAN, LOUIS H. Chief Fiscal Analyst, Bureau of the Budget, 1943-47; member of the staff of the Secretary of Agriculture, 1947-53. 88 pages.

  • BECKER, NATHAN M. Economic adviser, Board of Economic Warfare and Department of State, 1941-47; economic adviser, General Staff, U.S.-U.N. Forces, Korea, 1952-53. 99 pages.

  • BECKMAN, RICHARD R. US Army Criminal Investigation Detachment Agent during WWII. Member of the US Amry unit that was assigned to guard the President at Celilienhof during the Potsdam Conference. 100 pages.

  • BEGG, JOHN M. Department of State official, 1941-53; Director, Private Enterprise Cooperative Staff, International Information Administration, Department of State, 1948-53. 68 pages.

  • BELL, DAVID E. Special Assistant in the White House Office, 1947-48; Administrative Assistant to the President, 1951-53. 212 pages.

  • BELL, JACK L. Chief of the U.S. Senate staff of the Associated Press, 1940-69. 80 pages.

  • BENDETSEN, KARL R. General counsel, Department of the Army, 1949; Assistant Secretary of the Army, 1950-52; Under Secretary of the Army, 1952. 306 pages.
  • BENDORF, C. THOMAS. City Manager, City of Santa Maria, California, 1958; Aide to Senator Clair Engle, 1959-61; Assistant to Governor Pat Brown, 1961-63; Director of Government Relations for Lockheed, 1963-?. 18 pages.
  • BENNETT, HENRY G. Technical Cooperation Administration official.
    SEE the listing for PRESTON, LIBERTY L., et al.

  • BENTON, THOMAS HART. Artist, painter of "Independence and the Opening of the West." 43 pages.

  • BERNARIS, ANTHONY. Secretary-General of the Ministry of National Economy, Greece. 23 pages.

  • BERNHARDT, LOIS. Stenographer to James F. Byrnes during World War II and from July to November, 1945. 112 pages.

  • BERNSTEIN, BERNARD. Director, Finance Division and Division of Investigation of Controls and External Assets, U.S. Group Control Commission for Germany, 1944-45; Financial Adviser to General Dwight D. Eisenhower for Civil Affairs and Military Government, 1942-45. 179 pages.

  • BIEMILLER, ANDREW J. Congressman from Wisconsin, 1945-47 and 1949-51. 117 pages.

  • BINGHAM, JONATHAN B. Assistant Director of Office of International Security Affairs, Department of State, 1951; Deputy Administrator, Technical Cooperation Administration, Department of State, 1951-1953. 9 pages.

  • BIRKHEAD, KENNETH M. Associate director of public relations, Research Division, Democratic National Committee, 1948. 96 pages.

  • BISSELL, RICHARD M., JR. Deputy Director and Executive Secretary, President's Committee on Foreign Aid (Harriman Committee), 1947-48; Assistant Administrator for Program, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1948-51; Acting Administrator, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1951. 71 pages.

  • BLAIR, WILLIAM McCORMICK, JR. Administrative assistant to Governor Adlai E. Stevenson, 1950-52. 30 pages.

  • BLAISDELL, DONALD C. Special Assistant, Bureau of U.N. Affairs, Department of State, 1947-51; U.S. representative for International Organization Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland, 1951-53. 247 pages.

  • BLAISDELL, THOMAS C., JR. Chief, Mission for Economic Affairs, London, England, 1945-46; Director, Office of International Trade, Department of Commerce, 1947-49; Assistant Secretary of Commerce, 1949-51. 85 pages.

  • BLOCK, RALPH. General Representative of the Office of War Information in India, 1942-46; Director, General Staff, Policy and Plans Division, International Information Administration, Department of State, 1952-53. 64 pages.

  • BOHAN, MERWIN L. Foreign Service officer specializing in economic relations between the United States and Latin America, 1928-55. 84 pages.

  • BOLLING, RICHARD. U.S. Congressman, Fifth District of Missouri, 1949-83. 183 pages.

  • BOND, NILES W. Foreign Service officer, 1939-68; Assistant Chief, Division of Northeast Asian Affairs, Department of State, 1947-49; First Secretary, Office of U.S. Political Adviser to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Tokyo, Japan, 1950; Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, 1952. 72 pages.

  • BONNET, HENRI LUCIEN. French Ambassador to the United States, 1944-45. 44 pages.

  • BONTECOU, ELEANOR. Attorney, Civil Rights Section, Department of Justice, 1938-55. 47 pages.

  • BOOK, KLAS. Head, Commercial Department, Foreign Office, 1945-48, and chairman, Foreign Exchange Control Board, Sweden, 1948-51. 22 pages.

  • BORENSTINE, ELINOR. Daughter of Edward Jacobson, U.S. Army associate, friend, and business partner of Harry S. Truman, 28 pages.

  • BORING, FLOYD M. U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to the White House. 74 pages.

  • BOWMAN, FREDERICK J. Member of Battery D, 129th Field Artillery during World War I. 46 pages.

  • BOWMAN, WELBERN. Pastor, First Baptist Church, Grandview, Missouri, 1941-69. 67 pages.

  • BRANDT, RAYMOND P. Chief, Washington Bureau, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1934-61. 98 pages.
  • BRAY, WILLIAM J. Staff member, Democratic National Committee, 1948; Assistant Postmaster General, 1952. A dictated statement. 48 pages. SEE also the STOWE, DAVID H. and WILLIAM J. BRAY oral history

  • BRIGHTMAN, SAMUEL C. Associate director of publicity, Democratic National Committee, 1947-52; director of publicity, Democratic National Committee, 1952-57. 143 pages.

  • BROWN, BEN HILL. Assistant Legal Adviser, Department of State, 1946-49; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, 1949-55. 89 pages.

  • BROWN, WINTHROP G. Chief, Division of Commercial Policy, Department of State, 1945-48; Acting Director, 1947-48, and Director, 1948-50, Office of International Trade Policy, Department of State; Director, Office of International Materials Policy, Department of State, 1950-52; Deputy to Minister for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom, 1952-55. 54 pages.

  • BRUCE, DAVID K. E. Assistant Secretary of Commerce, 1947-48; Chief, Economic Cooperation Administration Mission to France, 1948-49; Ambassador to France, 1949-52; Under Secretary of State, 1952-53. 49 pages.

  • BUCKLEW, L.L. Associate of Harry S. Truman during World War I. 38 pages.

  • BUFORD, ANTHONY A. Friend and Missouri political associate of Harry S. Truman. 39 pages.

  • BUNKER, COLONEL LAURENCE E. Chief aide to Gen. Douglas MacArthur, 1946-52. 44 pages.

  • BURRUS, RUFUS B. Harry S. Truman's friend and attorney; assistant county counselor, Jackson County, Missouri, 1927-41; member, U.S. Army Reserve, 1927-45. 278 pages.

  • BUTTERWORTH, W. WALTON. Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain, 1944-46; Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Nanjing, China, 1946-47; Director for Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State, 1947-49; Assistant Secretary of State, 1949-50; Ambassador to Sweden, 1950-53. 72 pages.

  • BYROADE, HENRY. Military attache to Gen. George C. Marshall on China Mission, 1946-47; Deputy Director and Director, Bureau of German Affairs, Department of State, 1949-52; Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, South Asian and African Affairs, 1952-55, U.S. Ambassador, 1955-77. 159 pages.

  • CABOT, JOHN M. Consul general, Shanghai, China, 1948-49; Minister to Finland, 1950-52; Ambassador to Pakistan, 1952-53. 103 pages.

  • CABOT, THOMAS D. Director of International Security Affairs, Department of State, 1951. 48 pages.

  • CADY, JOHN F. Chief, South Asian Branch, Division of Research for the Near East and Africa, Office of Intelligence Research, Department of State, 1945-49. 66 pages.

  • CAIRNCROSS, SIR ALEXANDER. Economic adviser to the Board of Trade, United Kingdom, 1946-49; economic adviser, 1949-50 and director, Economic Division, 1950, Organization for European Economic Cooperation. 29 pages.

  • CALDWELL, ALAN. Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Missouri during President Truman's trip to Rio de Janeiro, 1947. 43 pages.

  • CAMPBELL, JOHN C. Officer in Charge of Balkan Affairs, Office of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State, 1949-55. 210 pages.

  • CARDOZO, MICHAEL H. Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State, 1945-52; Assistant Legal Adviser for Economic Affairs, Department of State, 1950-52. 83 pages.

  • CARSON, JOHN J. Commissoner, Federal Trade Commission, 1949-1953. 123 pages.

  • CARTER, JOHN FRANKLIN. Journalist (pen name, Jay Franklin). 67 pages.

  • CARTER, OLIVER J. Chairman, Democratic State Central Committee of California, 1948-51; U.S. District Judge, Northern District of California, 1950-76. 145 pages.

  • CASS, MILLARD. Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Labor, 1946-47 and to the Under Secretary of Labor, 1947-50; Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor, 1950-55. 53 pages.

  • CATUDAL, HONORE M. Official, Trade Agreements Division, Department of State, 1934-62. 73 pages.

  • CHAPMAN, OSCAR L. Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1933-46; Under Secretary of the Interior, 1946-48; Secretary of the Interior, 1949-53. 973 pages.

  • CHILES, HENRY P. Friend of the Truman family. 91 pages.

  • CHILES, JOHN H. Secretary, General Staff of the Far East Command, and Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, 1948-50; staff officer and combat officer, Korean war, 1950-51. 58 pages.

  • CHRISTIDIS, THEODORE. General counselor, 1950-53, and deputy head, 1953-55, Greek Permanent Delegation, Organization for European Economic Cooperation. 38 pages.

  • CLAGUE, EWAN. Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor, 1946-54. 125 pages.

  • CLARK, TOM C. Attorney General of the United States, 1945-49; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1949-67. Two interviews, 230 pages. Also an interview conducted by the William Jewell College Oral History Project, 42 pages.

  • CLARKE, BRUCE C. U.S. Army officer, commander of racially integrated units. 212 pages.

  • CLARKE, SIR ASHLEY. Minister, British Embassy in Paris, France, 1946-49; Deputy Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Great Britain, 1950-53. 37 pages.

  • CLAY, LUCIUS D. Commander in chief, U.S. Forces in Europe and Military Governor, U.S. Zone, Germany, 1947-49. 52 pages.

  • CLEGG, CUTHBERT. Member, Anglo-American Council on Productivity, 1948-52. 35 pages.

  • CLIFFORD, CLARK M. Special Counsel to the President, 1946-50. 483 pages.

  • CLUBB, O. EDMUND. Foreign Service officer, 1928-52; consul general, Vladivostok, U.S.S.R., 1944-46, Shenyong, Manchuria, 1946, Harbin, Manchuria, 1946, Changchun, Manchuria, 1946-47, and Beiping, China, 1947-50; Director, Office of Chinese Affairs, Department of State, 1950-51. 95 pages.

  • COHEN, EDGAR. Official, British Board of Trade, 1932-53. 77 pages.

  • COLE, DAVID L. Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 1952-53. 103 pages.

  • COLLADO, EMILIO G. Director, Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State, 1945-46; U.S. executive director, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1946-47. Two interviews, 119 pages.

  • CONNELLY, MATTHEW J. Appointments Secretary to the President, 1945-53. 453 pages.

  • COPPOCK, JOSEPH D. Economic Adviser on International Trade Policy, Department of State, 1945-53. 135 pages.

  • COSGROVE, JOHN P. Journalist; member of the National Press Club, 1946- ; speechwriter for the Speakers Library, 1946-48; Director of Publications, Broadcasting Publications, Inc., 1948-68. 40 pages.

  • CULL, RICHARD C., JR. Washington, D.C. correspondent, Dayton Daily News, 1947-62 107 pages.

  • CUNNINGHAM, LORAIN H. 1st Lieutenant, 129th Field Artillery during World War I. 79 pages.

  • CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM H. Native of Kansas City, served on the USS Missouri during World War II. 72 pages.

  • CURRY, CHARLES F. Kansas City businessman and friend of Harry S. Truman. 27 pages.

  • DANIEL, E. CLIFTON. Chief, Washington D.C. bureau, New York Times, 1973-77 and son-in-law of Harry S. Truman. 77 pages.

  • DANIELS, JONATHAN. Press Secretary to the President, 1945; Editor, Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer, 1948-70. 201 pages.

  • DANIELS, PAUL C. Foreign Service officer, 1928-53; Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1945-47; Ambassador to Honduras, 1947; Director, Office of American Republic Affairs, Department of State, 1947-49; ambassador to the Council of the Organization of American States, 1948-50; Ambassador to Ecuador, 1951-53. 40 pages.

  • DAVIDSON, C. GIRARD. Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1946-50. 225 pages.

  • DAWSON, DONALD S. Administrative Assistant to the President, 1947-53. 98 pages. Also an interview conducted by the William Jewell College Oral History Project, 23 pages.

  • DE GRUBEN, HERVE. Director of Political Affairs, Belgium, 1945-53. 27 pages.

  • DEIMEL, HENRY L. Special Assistant to the Director for Near Eastern and African Affairs, Department of State, 1945-49; Counselor for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, 1949-52. 113 pages.

  • DELOZIER, MARY L., LIBERTY L. PRESTON, AND MARY B. HARRIS. Children and grandchild of Henry G. Bennett, first administrative director of the Technical Cooperation Administration, Department of State, 1951. 98 pages.

  • DENNISON, ROBERT L. Naval Aide to the President, 1948-53. 214 pages.

  • DE WELDON, FELIX. Sculptor. 59 pages.

  • DICKEY, JOHN S. Chief, World Trade Intelligence Division, Office of Public Affairs, Department of State, 1944-45; public liaison officer, U.S. delegation, U.N. Conference on International Organization, 1945. 112 pages.

  • DIVERS, WILLIAM K. Chairman, Home Loan Bank Board, 1947-54. 369 pages.

  • DODSON, JAMES E. Director, Office of Budget and Management, Department of Labor, 1942-52. 127 pages.

  • DONNELLY, EUGENE, and EDWARD P. MEISBURGER. Members of Battery D, 129th Field Artillery during World War I. Interview conducted by the William Jewell College Oral History Project, 59 pages.

  • DOTY, DALE E. Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1950-52; Commissioner, Federal Power Commission, 1952-54. 114 pages.

  • DOXIADIS, CONSTANTINOS A. Minister of Housing and Reconstruction, Greece, 1945-48. 29 pages.

  • DRAPER, WILLIAM H. Under Secretary of War, 1947; Under Secretary of the Army, 1947-49; U.S. Special Representative in Europe with the rank of Ambassador, 1952-53. 87 pages.

  • DRURY, NEWTON BISHOP. Director, National Park Service, 1940-51. Interview conducted by the Regional Oral History Office of the University of California, Berkeley. 1,545 pages.

  • DRYDEN, MILDRED L. Secretary to Senator Harry S. Truman, 1934-45. 112 pages.

  • DuBOIS, JOSIAH E., JR. Member, Allied Reparations Commission, Moscow, 1945; Member, U.S. delegation, Berlin Conference (Potsdam), 1945; Deputy Chief of Counsel for War Crimes in charge of I.G. Farben case, Nuremberg, Germany, 1947-48. 39 pages.

  • DURBROW, ELBRIDGE. Foreign Service officer, 1930-68; Chief, Eastern European Division, Department of State, 1944-46; Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Moscow, U.S.S.R., 1946-48; Minister-Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy, 1952-54. 99 pages.

  • DUX, MICHAEL J. Economist, Department of State, 1946-55. 49 pages.

  • EAKENS, ROBERT H. S. Assistant Chief, 1945-48 and Chief, 1948-50, Petroleum Division, Department of State; Chief, Petroleum Policy Staff, Department of State, 1950-54. 55 pages.

  • EARP, MR. and MRS. JOHN A. Members, Harry S. Truman's 1940 senatorial campaign staff. 30 pages.

  • EASLEY, HARRY. Friend and Missouri political associate of Harry S. Truman. 115 pages.

  • EDWARDS, INDIA. Associate director, 1947-48, executive director, 1949-50, and vice chairman, 1950-56, Democratic National Committee. Two interviews, 137 pages.

  • EDWARDS, WILLARD A. Washington, D.C. correspondent, Chicago Tribune. 57 pages.

  • EDWARDS, WILLIAM P. N. Counselor, in charge of British Information Services, British Embassy in Washington, D.C., 1946-49. 51 pages.

  • ELSEY, GEORGE M. Naval officer assigned to the White House Map Room, 1942-47; Special Assistant in the White House Office, 1947-49; Administrative Assistant to the President, 1949-51; Assistant to the Director, Mutual Security Agency, 1951-53. 477 pages. Also an interview conducted by the William Jewell College Oral History Project, 51 pages.

  • ENARSON, HAROLD L. White House Special Assistant to John R. Steelman, 1950-52; public member, Wage Stabilization Board, 1952-53. 26 pages.

  • ENSLEY, GROVER W. Fiscal analyst, Bureau of the Budget, 1941-47; Executive Director, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, 1949-57. 91 pages. Also an interview conducted by the U.S. Senate Historical Office, 155 pages.

  • ENSMINGER, DOUGLAS. Educator and expert on foreign agricultural programs. 105 pages.

  • ETHRIDGE, MARK F. U.S. delegate, U.N. Commission of Investigation to Study the Greek Border Disputes, 1947; U.S. Representative, U.N. Conciliation Commission for Palestine, 1949; Chairman, U.S. Advisory Commission on Information, 1948-50. 54 pages.

  • EVANS, TOM L. Kansas City businessman and friend of Harry S. Truman. 771 pages.

  • EWING, OSCAR R. Vice chairman, Democratic National Committee, 1942-47; Administrator, Federal Security Agency, 1947-53. 374 pages.

  • FARIS, EDGAR C., JR. Secretary to Senator Harry S. Truman, 1935-38. 128 pages.

  • FARRINGTON, RICHARD. Attorney; Democratic Party member and officer in Greene County, Missouri, ca. 1940-. 63 pages.

  • FEENEY, JOSEPH G. Administrative Assistant to the President, 1952-53. 125 pages.

  • FEINBERG, ABRAHAM. Business executive and philanthropist, friend of Harry S. Truman, active in the creation of the State of Israel, 1945-48. 68 pages.

  • FERRER, JOSE. President of Costa Rica, 1948-49, 1953-58. 36 pages.

  • FETTER, FRANK W. Staff official, Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State, 1945-46. 79 pages.

  • FIGGURES, FRANK. Official, Treasury Department, United Kingdom; Director of Trade and Finance, Organization for European Economic Cooperation, 1948-51. 34 pages.

  • FIKE, STANLEY R. Jackson County, Missouri journalist; friend of Harry S. Truman; Administrative Assistant to Senator Stuart Symington, 1952-76. 85 pages. Also an interview conducted by William Jewell College Oral History Project, 27 pages.

  • FINLETTER, THOMAS K. Minister in charge of the Economic Cooperation Administration Mission to the United Kingdom, 1948-49; Secretary of the Air Force, 1950-53. 84 pages.

  • FITZGERALD, DENNIS. Secretary general, International Emergency Food Council, 1946-48; Director, Food and Agriculture Division, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1949-51; Assistant Administrator, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1951-52. 41 pages.

  • FLEMMING, ARTHUR S. Member, United States Civil Service Commission, 1939-48; Assistant to Director of Defense Mobilization, 1951-53. 60 pages.

  • FOLLIARD, EDWARD T. White House correspondent, Washington Post, 1943-54. 80 pages.

  • FOSTER, WILLIAM H. Host to Harry S. Truman on visits to Caruthersville, Missouri. 32 pages.

  • FOWLER, HENRY H. Special Assistant to the Administrator, Foreign Economic Administration, 1945; Administrator, National Production Authority, 1951-52; Director, Office of Defense Mobilization, 1952-53. 82 pages.

  • FOX, JOSEPH A. White House correspondent, Washington, D.C. Evening Star, 1943-54. 44 pages.

  • FRANKS, LORD OLIVER. British Ambassador to the United States, 1948-52. 32 pages.

  • FREEMAN, FLAVIUS B. Acquaintance of Harry S. Truman; friend and neighbor of Ralph Truman and Louis Truman; Democratic Party official in Missouri, 1958-60. 17 pages.

  • FRIEDMAN, MARTIN L. Special Assistant in the White House Office, 1950-53. 45 pages.

  • FRIEDMAN, MONROE. Chairman, Alameda County (Calif.) Democratic Central Committee, 1948. 55 pages.

  • FRITCHEY, CLAYTON. Administrative Assistant to the President, 1952; deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 1953-56. 111 pages.

  • FUCHS, JAMES R. Archivist and Oral Historian, Harry S. Truman Library, 1953-1986. 90 pages. In addition to this interview, which is about the history of the Truman Library's oral history program, there is an interview with Mr. Fuchs about the history of the Truman Library. 45 pages.

  • GARDNER, WARNER W. Solicitor, Department of the Interior, 1942-46; Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1946-47. 66 pages.

  • GAY, MERRILL C. Assistant Chief, Division of Commercial Policy, Department of State, 1944-49; Economic Adviser to the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, 1949-55. 67 pages.

  • GENTRY, SUE. Reporter, editor, and columnist for the Independence Examiner, 1929-73; longtime friend of the Truman family. 35 pages.

  • GETZ WOLD, KNUT. Chief, Marshall Plan Division, Ministry of Commerce, Norway, 1948-58. 45 pages.

  • GIBSON, TRUMAN. MeChief Civilian Advisor to the Secretary of War, 1943-1946; Member, President's Advisory Commission on Universal Training, 1946-1947. 25 pages.

  • GILMORE, DURWARD W. Member, Missouri State Senate, 1949-51; president, Young Democrats of America, 1949-51. 83 pages.

  • GILPATRIC, ROSWELL L. Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, 1951; Under Secretary of the Air Force, 1951-53. 48 pages.

  • GODDARD, STERLING E. Grandview, Missouri, friend of the Truman family. 55 pages.

  • GOLDEN, WILLIAM T. Assistant to the Commissioner, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), 1946-50; consultant to the AEC, 1950-58; Special consultant to the U.S. President to review organization of the Government's military-scientific activities incident to the Korean War, consultant to Director of the Budget, 1950-51; member of military procurement task force of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government (Hoover Commission), 1954-55. 52 pages.

  • GOLDSMITH, RAYMOND W. Economist, Department of State, 1947-48. 39 pages.

  • GOLDY, DANIEL. Official with the Department of Labor, 1946-47; the Department of the Interior, 1947-51; and the Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency, 1951-52. 49 pages.

  • GOODWIN, ROBERT L. Administrator, Defense Manpower Administration, 1950-53. 57 pages.

  • GORDON, LINCOLN. Director, Program Division, Office of Economic Cooperation Administration Special Representative in Europe, 1949-50; economic adviser to the Special Assistant to the President, 1950-51; Assistant Director, Mutual Security Agency, 1951-52. 170 pages.

  • GORE, DONALD. See MANN, LOLA

  • GRAHAM, HAZEL. First executive director, Jackson County (Missouri) Historical Society; friend of President and Mrs. Harry S. Truman. 64 pages.

  • GRAHAM, WALLACE H. White House physician, 1945-53; U.S. Army officer and medical doctor during World War II; personal physician to Harry S. Truman, 1945-72. 96 pages. Additional interview conducted by the William Jewell College Oral History Project, 66 pages.

  • GRANOFF, A. J. Kansas City businessman and friend of Harry S. Truman and Edward Jacobson. 90 pages.

  • GRAY, GORDON. Assistant Secretary of the Army, 1947-48; Secretary of the Army, 1949-50; Special Assistant to the President, 1950. 57 pages.

  • GREEN, RAPHAEL. Raphael Green was a member of the secretariat of the mission to Korea and Manchuria, May to July, 1946, headed by Ambassador Edwin W. Pauley, President Truman's personal representative on the Allied Commission for Reparations. Later in life, Green became an independent producer of travel films. 36 pages.

  • GREENE, CHARLES J. Washington, D.C. correspondent, New York Daily News, 1946-69; Chief, Washington, D.C. bureau, New York Daily News, 1969-75. 57 pages.

  • GRIFFIN, R. ALLEN. Deputy Chief, China Aid Mission, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1948-49; Director, Far East Program Division, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1950; Special Representative of the Economic Cooperation Administration and the Mutual Security Agency to the Far East, 1951-52. 76 pages.

  • GRIFFITH, PAUL H. National commander, American Legion, 1946-47; Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1950. 58 pages.

  • GRUBE, ESTHER. Grandview, Missouri, friend of the Truman family. 50 pages.

  • HACKMAN, LARRY. Director of the Harry S. Truman Library, 1995-2000. 21 pages. This is one of three interviews that the Truman Library conducted with Mr. Hackman in 2014. For information about access to the other two Interview transcripts, please contact the Truman Library.

  • HAEKKERUP, PER. Journalist; Member of Parliament, Denmark, 1950. 22 pages.

  • HALL, RUBY JANE. Grandview, Missouri, friend of the Truman family. 69 pages.

  • HALL-PATCH, SIR EDMUND. Chairman of the Executive Committee, Organization for European Economic Cooperation, 1948. 26 pages.

  • HALVORSON, GAIL. Air Force Pilot during Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949. Also known as the "Candy Bomber". The oral history is only available through the research room.

  • HALVORSON, H.H. Kansas City businessman and friend of Harry S. Truman. 57 pages.

  • HANSEN, DONALD. Special Assistant in the White House Office, 1951-53. 79 pages.

  • HARDIN, PERRY R. Clerk in the White House file room, 1945-52. 60 pages.

  • HARKORT, GUNTHER Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Economic Cooperation Administration. 83 pages.

  • HARPER, ROY W. U.S. District Judge, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, 1947-59; Chief Judge, Eastern District of Missouri, 1959-70; friend and Missouri political associate of Harry S. Truman. 53 pages.

  • HARRIMAN, W. AVERELL. Ambassador to Russia, 1943-46; Ambassador to Great Britain, 1946; Secretary of Commerce, 1946-48; Special Representative in Europe, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1948-50; Director, Mutual Security Agency, 1951-53. 30 pages. Also an interview conducted by the Iroquois Research Institute, 21 pages.

  • HARRIS, MARY B., LIBERTY L. PRESTON, AND MARY L. DELOZIER. Children and grandchild of Henry G. Bennett, first administrative director of the Technical Cooperation Administration, Department of State, 1951. 98 pages.

  • HASSETT, WILLIAM D. Correspondence Secretary to the President, 1945-52. 8 pages.

  • HASTIE, WILLIAM H. Governor of the Virgin Islands, 1946-49; Judge, 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1949-71. 108 pages.

  • HAVLIK, HUBERT F. Chief, Division of Investment and Economic Development, Department of State, 1946-48; Chief, Payments Section and Trade and Payments Division, Office of Special Representative, Economic Cooperation Administration (later the Mutual Security Administration and the Foreign Operations Administration), 1948-54. 273 pages.

  • HAYES, SAMUEL P. Chief, Special Economic and Technical Mission to Indonesia, 1951-52; Assistant Director for the Far East, Mutual Security Agency, 1952-53. 104 pages.

  • HECHLER, KEN. Special Assistant to the President, 1949-53. 249 pages.

  • HEHMEYER, SHIRLEY. Secretary, Special Committee of the Senate to Investigate the National Defense Program (Truman Committee), 1941-43. 44 pages.

  • HEHMEYER, WALTER. Investigator, Special Committee of the Senate to Investigate the National Defense Program (Truman Committee), 1941-46. 127 pages.

  • HENDERSON, LOY W. Director, Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs, Department of State, 1945-48; Ambassador to India, 1948-51; Ambassador to Iran, 1951-55. 239 pages.

  • HERTFORD, KENNER F. Military adviser, U.N. Conference on International Organization, 1945; member, Inter-American Defense Board and Joint Brazil-U.S. Defense Commission, 1947. 84 pages.

  • HICKERSON, JOHN D. Director, Office of European Affairs, Department of State, 1947-49; Assistant Secretary of State for U.N. Affairs, 1949-53. 121 pages.

  • HINDE, EDGAR G. Independence Postmaster, 1935-60, and friend of Harry S. Truman. 141 pages.

  • HIRSCH, ETIENNE. Head, Technical Division, 1946-49, deputy commissioner, 1949-52, commissioner, 1952-59, Commissariat-General au Plan, France. 30 pages.

  • HOEBER, JOHANNES U. Staff member, Research Division, Democratic National Committee, 1948. 92 pages.

  • HOFFMAN, PAUL G. Administrator, Economic Cooperation Administration, 1948-50. 26 pages.

  • HOLEMAN, FRANK. Washington, D.C. correspondent, New York Daily News, 1946-65. 80 pages.

  • HOLT, MR. and MRS. GEORGE T. Tenants on the Truman farm in Grandview, Missouri. 50 pages.

  • HOPKINS, WILLIAM J. Executive Clerk of the White House, 1948-71. Interview conducted by the John F. Kennedy Library Oral History Project, 31 pages.

  • HORNE, ROMAN L. Organizing secretary, 1946, deputy secretary, 1946-56, and secretary, 1956-67, International Monetary Fund. 117 pages.

  • HOWARD, HARRY N. Member, U.S. Delegation, U.N. Security Council Commission for Investigation of Greek Frontier Incidents and U.N. Special Committee on the Balkans, 1947-51. 102 pages.

  • HOWARD, MAY C. Acquaintance of Harry S. Truman and member of a family active in Truman's first (1922) political campaign. 47 pages.

  • HOWE, FISHER. Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, 1945-46; Executive Secretary, Board of the Foreign Service, 1947; Deputy Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, 1948-56. 35 pages.

  • HULLEY, BENJAMIN M. Second Secretary and consul, U.S. Legation, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1944-45; First Secretary and consul, U.S. Legation, Helsinki, Finland, 1945-47; Chief, Division of Northern European Affairs, Department of State, 1947-51; First Secretary and consul, U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom, 1951-54. 33 pages.

  • HULSTON, JOHN K. Lawyer and chairman, Greene County, Missouri, Democratic Central Committee, 1946-48. 117 pages.

  • HUNTER, ROBERT. Agricultural consultant, Institute of Inter-American Affairs. Permission to borrow or reproduce the transcript must be obtained from the University of Kansas. 61 pages.

  • HUNTER, T. WILLARD. Clergyman; associate of Frank Buchman in the Moral Rearmament movement. 18 pages.

  • HYDE, HENRY VAN ZILE. Assistant Chief, Health Services Branch, Division of International Labor, Social and Health Affairs, Department of State, 1945-48; Assistant Chief, Division of International Health, U.S. Public Health Service, 1948-49; Director, Health and Sanitation Staff, Technical Cooperation Administration, 1952-53. 201 pages.

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