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    Daniel Ellsberg Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Daniel Ellsberg talked about the reasons he chose to leak the Pentagon Papers and his opinions on the Vietnam War. While working at the RAND Corporation in 1967, Mr. Ellsberg…

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    Salvatore Conte Oral History Interview

    U.S. Army veteran Salvatore Conte talked about his experiences in the Korean War and as a prisoner of war (POW). Private First Class Conte was captured by the Chinese and forced to live in…

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    Clifford Petrey Oral History Interview

    Clifford Petrey, a Korean War veteran who was wounded and captured by the Chinese in December of 1950, talked about his experiences during the war and as a prisoner of war (POW). He…

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    Charles Ross Oral History Interview

    U.S. Army veteran Charles Ross talked about his experiences in the Korean War and as a prisoner of war (POW). After enlisting in the Army in 1947, Mr. Ross soon became a sergeant in…

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    Elizabeth Holtzman Oral History Interview

    Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) talked about the impeachment of President Nixon from her perspective as a freshman in Congress and described the impeachment hearing process. In 1973 she…

    271 views
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    Sherwin Markman Oral History Interview

    Sherwin Markman, who served as special assistant to President Johnson from 1966-68, recalls his White House years and working for the president, including his civil rights work with the…

    377 views
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    Mathilde Krim Interview

    Mathilde Krim, whose husband Arthur was a major fundraiser for the Democratic Party and chair of United Artists in the 1960s, spoke about meeting Lyndon Johnson when he was vice…

    283 views
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    Ramsey Clark Interivew

    Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark talked about working for President Lyndon Johnson, his relationship with the Kennedys and his thoughts on the Vietnam War. The interview was…

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    James Symington Interview

    Former congressman and U.S. chief of Protocol James Symington talked about his family’s relationship with Lyndon B. Johnson and his work in the White House from 1967-68. For two years…

    487 views
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    Betty Ellerin Interview

    Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin, who served in the appellate division in New York for 20 years, talked about how the role of the court had changed since the 1960s. Betty Ellerin was the…

    216 views
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    Pauline Schneider Interview

    Pauline Schneider, the first female African American president of the District of Columbia Bar and the first female partner at the law firm Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, talked about…

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    Shirley Adelson Siegel Interview

    Former New York Solicitor General Shirley Siegel talked about her life and work, as well as the struggles she faced in the legal profession being both female and Jewish. As the only…

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    Shirley Mount Hufstedler Interview

    Shirley Hufstedler, former Secretary of Education under Jimmy Carter, talked about her life in the legal profession. Mrs. Hufstedler spoke about what it was like being one of the…

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    Helen Thomas Interview

    Helen Thomas talked about President Johnson’s relationship with the press and some of the trips she took with the president. Helen Thomas became the first woman assigned to the…

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    Hugh Sidey Interview

    Former Time magazine reporter Hugh Sidey talked about covering Lyndon Johnson while Johnson was Senate Majority Leader and President of the United States. He recalled President…

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    Liz Carpenter Interview

    Former Press Secretary to Lady Bird Johnson, Liz Carpenter shared some of her favorite memories of working for the Johnsons during Lyndon Johnson’s presidency. She spoke about…

    270 views
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    Marilyn Hildreth Interview

    Marilyn Hilderth talked about her family’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the work of her mother, who was the advisor of the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council and…

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    Luigi Montani Interview

    Korean War Veteran Luigi Montani talked about his experiences patrolling the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) after the Korean War and his hopes for how the war is remembered. Luigi Montani…

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    Thomas Stevens Interview

    Former Staff Sergeant Thomas Stevens talked about his experience in the Air Force during the Korean War. He spoke about his basic training and what it was like being the “eyes…

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    Dorothy Cotton Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Cotton talked about the early days of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, her working relationship with Dr. King and the impact of his assassination on the civil…

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