Forrest C. Pogue Oral History Interview,
1986
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FARU9589
Dates:
1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 audiotape (Reference copy).
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Pogue was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his distinguished career in military history and pioneering role in the field of oral history.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This interview of Pogue by University of Maryland student James Tapley in 1986 covers his education, military service, research and administrative careers. The collection consists of 1.0 hours of audiotape recording and 28 pages of transcript.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Forrest C. Pogue (1912-1996), military historian, received the A.B. from Murray State College in 1931, M.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1932, and Ph.D. from Clark University in 1939. He taught for several years before joining the historical section of the United States Army during World War II. He pioneered the use of oral history interviews to compile battlefield histories. He was appointed Director of the George C. Marshall Research Center in 1956 and later directed the Marshall Library and Marshall Research Foundation until 1974. During this time, he began a four volume biography of General George C. Marshall. In 1974, Pogue was named Director of the newly established Eisenhower Institute for Military Research at the Smithsonian and continued in that position until his retirement in 1986.

Notes
Oral Histories

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9589, Forrest C. Pogue Oral History Interview
Use Restriction
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.

Keywords
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Pogue, Forrest C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tapley, James, interviewer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eisenhower Institute for Military History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George C. Marshall Research Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George C. Marshall Library Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George C. Marshall Research Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
International Commission of Military History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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