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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…

    364 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…

    276 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…

    480 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…

    191 views
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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…

    203 views
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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…

    348 views
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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…

    266 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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    Jack Allen Interview

    Former Marine and Korean War veteran Jack Allen talked about his his time in Korea, being injured and sent to Japan, and what it was like coming back to America after being…

    87 views
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    Japanese American Legacy Project

    Tom Ikeda, director of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, talked about the project and its collection of oral histories about the Japanese immigrant experience. The…

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    David and Satoko Ackerman Oral History Interview

    David and Satoko Ackerman, classmates of Jesse Jackson at the Chicago Theological Seminary in the mid-1960s, talked about their participation in a Selma, Alabama civil rights march. br/…

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    Robert Sack Interview

    Robert Sack, who served as senior associate special counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee from 1973 to 1974, talked about President Nixon and the Watergate investigation. He…

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