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Naval Historical Foundation Oral History Collection (442) Finding Aid

Item Number: 4420000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

In May 1996, the Naval Historical Foundation, with a grant from Ambassador William H.G. Fitzgerald, initiated an oral history program. During the next 18 months, The NHF staff conducted numerous interviews with senior retired officer and enlisted personnel. He also compiled a Directory of Navy Oral History, a listing of some 1,300 Navy-related interviews compiled by over 60 repositories around the country. In December 1997, Admiral Holloway sent a letter to the membership soliciting volunteer interviewers, transcribers, and interviewee nominees. The response was very positive. Over 100 individuals have volunteered to conduct or transcribe interviews. Members nominated numerous candidates to be interviewed. The matchmaking process continues. As of December 2000, over two dozen interviews have been published and 30 interviews are in some stage of completion. Oral histories serve two purposes. They provide a primary source document for researchers to use in the writing of history. Perhaps more important though, the transcript serves as a pass down item for future generations of a family.

Dates

  • 25 September 2002
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.4
Pages
1
Location(s)
D040.3A
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Electronic Media

16 x CD-Rom, Naval Aviation News, 1943-1991

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Inventory

  • Oral History Interview with Captain Clarence J. "Jeffy" Wages, United States Navy (Retired). Conducted by Commander Peter Shay, United States Navy Reserve (Ret.), 16 and 30 December 2001 -
  • Oral History Interview with Vice-Admiral Henry C. Mustin, United States Navy (Retired). Conducted by David F. Winkler and Bill Peerenboom, 8 January- 17 April 2001
  • Oral History Interview with Commander John Kirk Ferguson, United States Navy (Retired). Conducted by Commander Peter D. Shay, United States Navy Reserve (Retired), 16 July 2000 (Updated 7 February 2001) -
  • Oral History Interview with The Honorable Anthony J. Principi, Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs: Sensor Placement and Monitoring Operations in Vietnam, 1970. Conducted by David F. Winkler, Naval Historical Foundation and Peter Bartis, Library of Congress, March 7, 2003
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Electronic Media

16 x CD-Rom, Naval Aviation News, 1943-1991

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Pub Credit Line
4420000000, Naval Historical Foundation Oral History Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 25 Sep 2002 [Updated: 20 May 2003]