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    Senator Thomas Carper Oral History Interview

    Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) talked about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Senator Carper was a naval flight officer during the war, and served in the National Reserve after the war…

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    Representative Ralph Hall Oral History Interview

    Representative Ralph Hall (D-TX) talked about his enlistment in the Navy during World War II and his experiences as a pilot on aircraft carriers. Representative Hall was a lieutenant…

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    Senator John McCain Oral History Interview

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about his experiences as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. Senator McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967, and was held as a…

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    Veterans History Project

    Project director Robert Patrick and reference specialist Megan Harris talked about the Veterans History Project. Created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Library of Congress American…

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    John Lehman Oral History Interview

    John Lehman, former National Security Council member during the Nixon administration, talked about joining the foreign policy team under Henry Kissinger as well as President Nixon’s…

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    John Dean Oral History Interview, Part 1

    John Dean talked about the Watergate scandal, some of his early assignments as counsel to the president, how the idea for the Watergate break in came to be, and who was involved in the…

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    Daniel Ellsberg Oral HIstory Interview, Part 2

    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 became a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

    490 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…

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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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