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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Roger Hilsman
RLIN number: NXCP88-A66
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: World War II service: Burma, Merrill's Marauders, Office of Strategic Services, rescue of father from Japanese prisoner of war camp 1945; director, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department, 1961-63, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, 1963-64: Cuban missile crisis, Diem coup, early United States involvement in Vietnam, resignation; professor, Columbia University: teaching, Students for a Democratic Society, Columbia crisis 1968; Robert Kennedy campaign; candidacy for Congress 1972; impression of John, Robert and Edward Kennedy, Dean Rusk, Lyndon Johnson.
Extent: Transcript: 152 leaves, Tape: 4 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hilsman, Roger, 1919-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1919
Speaker occupation: Educator; Government official
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: King, Dennis
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY; U.S. Department of State
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Columbia University, New York, NY; Educators; Government executives--United States; North America; Oral history; Presidents--United States--Election--1968; Student movements; U.S. Department of State; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1945-; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Hilsman, Roger, 1919-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020229-15671