Monday, June 03, 2013

Dean Rusk Oral History Transcripts Now Available Online

The Russell Media and Oral History Unit is delighted to announce that researchers may now access 172 transcripts from interviews with Dean Rusk  and his colleagues between 1984-1989 online at The interviews document Rusk's life from early childhood in the 1910's through his teaching career in the 1980's. The interviews contain information on Rusk's service as U.S. Under Secretary and Secretary of State during the administrations of Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson and his involvement in foreign relations including the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. The interviews also document his position as president of the Rockefeller Foundation in the 1950s. 

The interviews are an important part of a larger collection of materials related to Rusk available for research onsite at the Russell Library. You can check out the finding aid HERE.

Special thanks to Callie Holmes and Mayowa Pius (pictured above next to a Dean Rusk bust) for their hard work on this project!

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