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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Kenneth Claiborne Royall
RLIN number: NXCP87-A161
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Education; Harvard Law School and LAW REVIEW; German saboteurs case, 1942; head legal department, Fiscal Division of Army Service Forces, 1942-43; Special Assistant to Secretary of War, 1944-45; postwar congressional relations and investigating committees; Under Secretary of War, Secretary of War, Secretary of Army, 1945-49; unification of armed forces; 1948 Democratic presidential nomination; postwar crises: Turkey, Greece, Berlin blockade, Korea, Japan and Douglas MacArthur; integration efforts in Army; rejection of suggested appointment, Nuremberg trials. Impressions of Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, Generals. George Marshall and James Van Fleet, Secretaries James Forrestal and Stuart Symington, others.
Extent: Transcript: 347 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1963 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Royall, Kenneth C., 1894-1971
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1894
Speaker occupation: Government executive; Lawyer
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 1963
Interviewer: Ingersoll, William T.; Rounds, Frank W.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of War
Historical events discussed: Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1949; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Government executives--United States; Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; Lawyers; North America; Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1949; Oral history; Presidents--United States--Election--1948; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of War; United States; United States--Armed Forces--African Americans; United States--Foreign relations--1933-1945; United States--Foreign relations--1945-; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Royall, Kenneth C., 1894-1971
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017500-12943