Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with James Moceri
The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Foreign Affairs Oral History Project Information Series
Interviewed by: G. Lewis Schmidt
Initial interview date: May 22, 1990
Copyright 1998 ADST
Q: This is Lew Schmidt, interviewing Jim Moceri at his home in Auburn, Washington, on May 22, 1990.
Jim, I'm going to ask you to start out by giving a little background on yourself, what your early experiences were, and where you went to school—your education. If you had any preliminary work before you got into the government information program, you can cover that. And from that point on, once you get to the point of getting into the Agency, or its predecessor, then we'll simply follow your career from there, covering different aspects of your work in each location.
So why don't you start right now?
Bio Sketch - Education
MOCERI: I grew up in Seattle and went to school in Seattle—Garfield High—and then on to the University of Washington, where I graduated in 1937 with majors in European history and political science. In '37 I went to graduate school at Columbia University, hoping to study under Carlton J. H. Hayes, the leading authority on the history of nationalism.