The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Oral histories at the Eisenhower Library
Repository: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
Collection Description (CRHP): This record only includes the Eisenhower Library's original oral histories. See the following interviews:
Brownell, Herbert (OH-362) Active in the Eisenhower campaign, 1952; Attorney General of the United States, 1953-57
Caldwell, Peter (OH-414) Attorney for the Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas, who helped prepare a brief for the Brown vs. Board of Education case.
Clark, Robert E. (OH-413) Reporter for the International News Service during the Eisenhower Administration.
Clark, Thomas C. (OH-553) Attorney General of the United States, 1945-1949; Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, 1949-1977; Director, Federal Judicial Center, 1968-1970.
Flemming, Arthur S. (OH-504) Director, Office of Defense Mobilization, 1953-57; Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1958-61.
Scott, Charles (OH-475) Attorney working with the NAACP on the Brown vs. Board of Education case.
Whitman, Ann C. (OH-511) Personal Secretary to the President, 1953-61.
Wilson, Paul (OH-418) Lawyer with Attorney General's office in Kansas who helped prepare and present brief for Brown vs. Board of Education case.
Collection Description (Extant): The oral history collection has been built upon two major components: (1) the Eisenhower Presidential Library's own interviews and, (2) transcripts acquired through a cooperative arrangement with Columbia University's Oral History Project. A third and smaller component consists of a number of oral history interviews donated to the Library by various institutions and individuals.
The list of oral history transcripts gives the names of the persons interviewed, the principal positions held by them during the Eisenhower administration or their personal relationship to Dwight D. Eisenhower as documented by their interviews, the date of the interview, and the number of pages in the transcript. An appropriate notation has been made when a transcript is closed in accordance with the wishes of the donor, or when a donor's advance written permission is needed to view it or permission is needed to cite or quote.
Finding Aids: The Eisenhower Presidential Library has an oral history collection of over 500 transcripts. The finding aids consist of short descriptions prepared by the staff at the Library. Each description lists the ordered subject content of each oral history.
As a consequence, it allows the user to select those portions of a transcript relevant to a particular subject without having to read the entire oral history. Descriptions are available for over two-thirds of the collection.
Access Copy Note: Transcripts for most interviews available online at the collection URL.
Collection URL: http://eisenhower.archives.gov/research/oral_histories.html
Related Archival Items: See the Eisenhower Administration Project oral histories at Columbia University.
Interviewees: Herbert Brownell, Peter Caldwell, Robert E. Clark, Arthur S. Flemming, Charles Scott, Ann C. Whitman, Paul Wilson
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock
United States. President