Descriptive Summary
Administrative Information
Restrictions
Biographical Note
Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Related Material
Series Descriptions and Folder Listing
Rusk A, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk [1984-1989?]
Rusk B, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk circa 1985
Rusk C, Dean Rusk, interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1984 September 11
Rusk D, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum circa 1985
Rusk E, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum circa 1985
Rusk F, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum circa 1985
Rusk G, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum circa 1985
Rusk H, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk 1984 October 22
Rusk I, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum circa 1985
Rusk J, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [1984?] January 24
Rusk K, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk M, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk N, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk O, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk P, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Loch Johnson, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk Q, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk R, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1984 December
Rusk S, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk [1984-1989?]
Rusk T, Dean Rusk interviewed by Dennis Farney and David Ignatius 1984 December 19
Rusk U, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Loch Johnson 1985 January 3
Rusk V, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [1985?]
Rusk W, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Loch Johnson [1984-1989?]
Rusk X, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk Y, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Loch Johnson, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk Z, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk [1984-1989?]
Rusk AA, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, Martin Hillenbrand, and Loch Johnson, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk BB, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, Martin Hillenbrand, and Loch Johnson, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk CC, Martin Hillenbrand [1984-1989?]
Rusk DD, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Martin Hillenbrand [1984-1989?]
Rusk EE, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Ralph Beaird, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk FF, Dean Rusk interviewed by interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Ralph Beaird, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk GG, Dean Rusk interviewed by interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Ralph Beaird, Part 3 [1984-1989?]
Rusk HH, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Tom Ganschow [1984-1989?]
Rusk II, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Tom Ganschow [1984-1989?]
Rusk JJ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Dorinda Dallmeyer [1984-1989?]
Rusk KK, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum and Tom Ganschow [1984-1989?]
Rusk LL, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Tapley Bennett, and Louis Sohn [1984-1989?]
Rusk MM, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Bundy, Part 1 1985 February
Rusk NN, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Bundy, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk OO, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Bundy, Part 3 [1984-1989?]
Rusk PP, Dean Rusk and William Bundy [1984-1989?]
Rusk QQ, Dean Rusk and William Bundy [1984-1989?]
Rusk RR, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk [1984-1989?]
Rusk SS, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk TT, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk UU, Dean Rusk visits Davidson College 1962
Rusk VV, Richard Holbrooke 1985 March
Rusk WW, Benjamin Read 1985 March
Rusk XX, Clark Clifford 1985 March
Rusk YY, Harlan and Lois Cleveland [1984-1989?]
Rusk ZZ, William Tapley Bennett [1984-1989?]
Rusk AAA, Nicholas Katzenbach 1985 March
Rusk BBB, Nicholas Katzenbach 1980s
Rusk CCC, McGeorge Bundy, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk DDD, McGeorge Bundy, Part 2 1980s
Rusk EEE, U. Alexis Johnson, Part 2 1985 March
Rusk FFF, U. Alexis Johnson, Part 1 1985 March
Rusk GGG, Alexander Meigs Haig 1985 March
Rusk HHH, Lucius D. Battle 1985
Rusk III, Douglas Dillon [1984-1989?]
Rusk JJJ, John J. McCloy 1985 March
Rusk KKK, Walt Whitman Rostow, Part 1 1985 January
Rusk LLL, Walt Whitman Rostow, Part 2 1985 January
Rusk MMM, William Bundy 1985 February
Rusk NNN, Kenneth W. Thompson, Part 1 1985 January
Rusk OOO, Kenneth W. Thompson, Part 2 1985 January
Rusk PPP, Theodore C. "Ted" Sorensen 1985 March
Rusk QQQ, Arthur Goldberg 1985 March
Rusk RRR, Carl Rowan, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk SSS, Carl Rowan, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk TTT, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Tom Ganschow 1985 April
Rusk UUU, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Tom Ganschow 1985 May
Rusk VVV, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 April
Rusk WWW, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1 1985 May
Rusk XXX, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2 1985 May
Rusk YYY, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Bob Clute, Part 1 1985 June
Rusk ZZZ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Bob Clute, Part 2 1985 June
Rusk AAAA, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Tapley Bennett, Part 1 Rusk AAAA, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Tapley Bennett, Part 1 1985 June
Rusk BBBB, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Tapley Bennett, Part 2 1985 June
Rusk CCCC, William Tapley Bennett, Part 3 1985 June
Rusk DDDD, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Louis Sohn, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk EEEE, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Louis Sohn, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk FFFF, John S. Candler, II 1985 June 13
Rusk GGGG, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk HHHH, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [June 1985?]
Rusk IIII, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 June
Rusk JJJJ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1 1984 August
Rusk KKKK, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2 1984 August
Rusk LLLL, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 August 16
Rusk MMMM, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 August 23
Rusk NNNN, Benjamin Read, Part 1 1985 August
Rusk OOOO, Benjamin Read, Part 2 1985 August
Rusk PPPP, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk QQQQ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk RRRR, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 August
Rusk SSSS, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Milner Ball, Part 1 1985 September
Rusk TTTT, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Milner Ball, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk UUUU, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 September 16
Rusk VVVV, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk WWWW, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk XXXX, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 October
Rusk YYYY, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum [1984-1989?]
Rusk ZZZZ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 October
Rusk AAAAA, Dean Rusk interviewed by Dr. Peter Oliver 1985 October
Rusk BBBBB, Dean Rusk, interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 October
Rusk CCCCC, Dean Rusk; Katherine Sherman and Ruth Gillard; Mary Woods Bennett 1985 October
[CLOSED] Rusk DDDDD, Dean Rusk interviewed by German television crew 1985 October 30
[CLOSED] Rusk EEEEE, George McGhee, Part 1 1985 March 3
[CLOSED] Rusk FFFFF, George McGhee, Part 2 1985 March 3
[CLOSED] Rusk GGGGG, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. 1986 December 10
Rusk HHHHH, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1 1985 November 5
Rusk IIIII, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2 1985 November 5
Rusk JJJJJ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk 1985 November 5
[CLOSED] Rusk KKKKK, Dean Rusk interviewed by Deborah Shapley [1984-1989?]
Rusk LLLLL, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 November 12
Rusk MMMMM, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1985 November
Rusk NNNNN, Dean Rusk interviewed by David Adelman and Sue Ellen Stokes 1985 November 5
Rusk OOOOO, William Willard Wirtz 1985 November
Rusk PPPPP, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk 1985 November
Rusk QQQQQ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk 1985 December
Rusk RRRRR, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk 1986 January
Rusk SSSSS, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Tom Ganschow, Part 1 1986 January 3
Rusk TTTTT, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Tom Ganschow, Part 2 1986 January 3
Rusk UUUUU, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and John Haag, Part 1 1986 January
Rusk VVVVV, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and John Haag, Part 2 1986 January
Rusk WWWWW, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Part 1 1986 January
Rusk XXXXX, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Part 2 1986 January
Rusk YYYYY, Richard Holbrooke, Part 1 1986 February
Rusk ZZZZZ, Richard Holbrooke, Part 2 1986 February
Rusk AAAAAA, Richard Holbrooke on the Philippines 1986 February 3
Rusk BBBBBB, Dean Rusk lecture to Loch Johnson's class 1985
Rusk CCCCCC, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk 1986 February
Rusk DDDDDD, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk 1986 January
Rusk EEEEEE, Martin Hillenbrand 1986 February 21
Rusk GGGGGG, Ralph Beaird [1984-1989?]
Rusk HHHHHH, Ralph Beaird [1984-1989?]
Rusk IIIIII, Frederick Davison 1987 April 29
Rusk JJJJJJ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Geary Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1 1986 April
Rusk KKKKKK, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2 1986 April
Rusk LLLLLL, Andrew Steigman 1986 May 6
Rusk MMMMMM, Harry Shlaudeman 1986 May
Rusk NNNNNN, Emory "Coby" Swank [1984-1989?]
Rusk OOOOOO, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1986 May
Rusk PPPPPP, Virginia Wallace 1986 June
Rusk QQQQQQ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1 1986 June
Rusk RRRRRR, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2 1986 June
Rusk SSSSSS, Eugene Rostow 1986 May 5
[CLOSED] Rusk TTTTTT, William Schaufele [1984-1989?]
[CLOSED] Rusk UUUUUU, George Ball [1984-1989?]
[CLOSED] Rusk VVVVVV, George Ball [1984-1989?]
Rusk WWWWWW, James L. (Jim) Greenfield 1986 June 25
Rusk XXXXXX, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum 1986 July 31
Rusk YYYYYY, C. Jane Peleuses and Gus P. Mossellem 1985 March
Rusk ZZZZZZ, C. Jane Peleuses and Gus P. Mossellem 1985 August
Rusk 7A, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7B, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7C, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7D, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
[CLOSED] Rusk 7E, George Ball [1984-1989?]
[CLOSED] Rusk 7F,George Ball [1984-1989?]
[CLOSED] Rusk 7G, Dean Rusk interviewed by Douglas Simon 1986 July 16
[CLOSED] Rusk 7H, James R. Caldwell [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7J, Dean Rusk [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7K, BBC Kennedy no. 1 undated
Rusk 7N, "Cousin Dean" by Thomas T. Hardman 1989
Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7O, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 1 [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7P, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 2 [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7Q, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 3 [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7R, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 4 [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7S, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 5 [1984-1989?]
Rusk 7T, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 6 [1984-1989?]
Dean Rusk Oral History CollectionDean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection
Creator Rusk, Richard Geary
Creator Schoenbaum, Thomas J.
Dates 1984-1989
Extent 172.0 interviews
Repository Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
AbstractThe collection consists of 172 oral history interviews with Dean Rusk and his colleagues between 1984-1989. Includes audiotapes and transcriptions documenting 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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dean Rusk Oral History Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Though the collection is open for research, reference copies of the audiovisual recordings are available upon request. Research requests will be filled as soon as possible and will be dependent upon the condition of the recordings. Interviews marked [CLOSED] are not open to research at this time.

Copyright Information

It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to reproduce material for publication. Persons wishing to reproduce materials in the Russell Library collections should consult the Director. Reproduction or quotation of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.


Biographical Note

Dean Rusk was born on February 9, 1909 in Cherokee County, Georgia. He attended Lee Street Elementary and Boys' High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Rusk obtained an A.B. degree from Davidson College, North Carolina in 1931, and a B.S. (Rhodes Scholar) and M.A. in 1933 and 1934 from St. John's, Oxford, England. He returned to the United States to become Associate Professor of Government and Dean of Faculty at Mills College, Oakland, California, from 1934 to 1940 and studied law at the University of California, Berkeley, class of 1940.

Rusk served in the United States Army from 1940 to 1946 in the China-Burma-India theater. At first he served with the Third Infantry Division, then later with the Military Intelligence Service. Rusk was released from duty with the rank of colonel.

After his military career ended, Rusk joined the Department of State from 1947 to 1952, as Assistant Secretary of State for United Nations Affairs and for Far Eastern Affairs. From 1952 to 1960 he was president of the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Rusk to the office of Secretary of State. He remained in this position until 1969, through the administrations of Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Rusk was in office during the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, when East Germany began constructing the Berlin Wall, and as the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was also Secretary of State during the height of the Vietnam Conflict.

In 1970, Rusk came to the University of Georgia's School of Law as the Samuel H. Sibley Professor of International Law, and he later established the Dean Rusk Center for International and Comparative Law. Rusk served the University of Georgia until his death on December 20, 1994.

Rusk married Virginia Foisle in June, 1937. They had three children together, David Patrick, Richard Geary and Margaret Elizabeth. In 1990, As I Saw It , the book he co-authored with his son, Richard, was published.

Thomas J. Schoenbaum currently serves a Professor of International Studies at the International Christian University in Japan. He has taught at the law schools of the University of North Carolina, Tulane University, and the University of Georgia. At Tulane he served as associate dean and at Georgia he was executive director of the Dean Rusk Center of International and Comparative Law. He has practiced law extensively as special counsel for several law firms and has litigated corporate, environmental, and admiralty cases in the federal courts. Professor Schoenbaum has received six Fulbright awards and has held teaching posts in many countries, including Germany, Belgium, the UK, South Africa, Austria, Russia, and Japan. He has served as visiting fellow at St. John's College, Oxford and as principal fellow of the Lauterpacht Research Centre of International Law at Cambridge. Professor Schoenbaum specializes in international commercial and environmental law. He is the author of many articles and books, including The World Trade Organization: Law, Policy and Practice (2003), Admiralty and Maritime Law (3d ed. 2001), and Environmental Policy Law (2002). He is currently working on new books in the areas of international environmental law and international business transactions. (Courtesy of the George Washington University Law School website, 2007)

Richard Geary Rusk, second oldest son of Dean of Rusk, resides in Oconee county, Georgia where he owns a construction company. He is a writer and serves as director of Moore's Ford Memorial Committee. Richard Rusk coauthored his father's biography, As I Saw It (1990).


Scope and Content

The collection consists of 172 oral history interviews with Dean Rusk and his colleagues between 1984-1989. Includes audiotapes and transcriptions documenting 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.


Organization and Arrangement

The interviews in the Dean Rusk Oral History Collection were given interview identifiers "A," "B," "C,"..."AA," "BB," "CC"..."AAA," "BBB," "CCC," and so on. The interviews are roughly in chronological order, as arranged by interview identifier.


Related Collections in this Repository

Dean Rusk Personal Papers

D.W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Martin Hillenbrand Papers

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection


Access Points

Cuba--Foreign relations--United State
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Oral histories.
Rockefeller Foundation.
Sound recordings.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
United States--Foreign relations--Cuba.
United States--Foreign relations--Vietnam.
United States--Politics and government--1945-1969.
United States. Dept. of State.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Rusk A, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 113 minutes
In this interview, Dean Rusk describes the Rockefeller family and his work at the Rockefeller Foundation. He talks about the South's hookworm disease problem, public health, relations between Rockefeller Foundation and Russia, technical assistance to developing countries, U.S. agricultural assistance to the Soviet Union, and Rockefeller psychology research grants, and British relations with India regarding civil service.
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Rusk A TranscriptRusk A transcript 48.0 pages
 

Rusk B, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, circa 1985

1.0 sound recording 100 minutes
Dean Rusk describes the work of the Rockefeller Foundation and Rockefeller grants, focusing on the conflict between culture and tradition with development strategies. He cites as examples public health efforts in India, Mexico, and Hungary and agricultural assistance in the Soviet Union and Mexico. Rusk also addresses the problem of anti-semitism in Scarsdale, N.Y., the headquarters of the foundation. He also describes the investigation of the Cox Committee into the foundation's giving to groups with communist ties or sympathies. He also briefly discusses the work of the Warren Commission and the John F. Kennedy assassination.
Rusk B transcript, PDF 34.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
Rusk B audio, interview index, and synchronized transcript in OHMS VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk C, Dean Rusk, interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum , 1984 September 11

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk describes the Vietnam War. He begins by focusing on the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization and the events surrounding the Laos Accords of 1962. Rusk also addresses the "winnability" of the war and cites the media's role in perceptions of the war at home as well as the determination of the North Vietnamese as factors in the continuation of the war. He continues by describing the role of Henry Cabot Lodge in the coup of 1963 and the assassination of Dinh Diem Ngo. Finally, he describes his role as advisor to both Kennedy and Johnson during the war.
Rusk C transcript, PDF 25.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
Rusk C audio, interview index, and synchronized transcript in OHMS VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk D, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, circa 1985

1.0 sound recording 63 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses World War II (including Roosevelt, Churchill, Stilwell, Minitz, and MacArthur), Ho Chi Minh, U.S. Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy, the Intelligence Service’s OSS (Office of Strategic Services), French Indochina, and the Marshall Plan.
Rusk D transcript, PDF 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
Rusk D audio, interview index, and synchronized transcript in OHMS VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk E, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, circa 1985

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk describes the role of the Secretary of State. He contrasts Marshall, Acheson, and Dulles' influence and style. Rusk continues by describing his transition into the post of Secretary of State, the character of his position under Kennedy and Johnson, and his working relationship with other members of the cabinet. Other topics include the Japanese Peace Treaty, Robert Lovett, and Chester Bowles.
Rusk E transcript, PDF 25.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
Rusk E audio, interview index, and synchronized transcript in OHMS VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk F, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum, circa 1985

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk talks about his childhood and background, his education, and the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Rusk F transcript, PDF 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
Rusk F audio, interview index, and synchronized transcript in OHMS VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk G, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum, circa 1985

1.0 sound recording 57 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses his early career in the U.S. Department of Defense, George C. Marshall, and the U.S. Department of State, including John Foster Dulles, Dean Acheson, and Andrei Gromyko. Rusk also discusses the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, and Israel and Palestine.
Rusk G transcript, PDF 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk H, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, 1984 October 22

1.0 sound recording 103 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses his childhood in Atlanta. Topics include the Klu Klux Klan, Reconstruction, the Leo Frank case, the Atlanta race riot of 1906, and radio.
Rusk H transcript, PDF 42.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
Rusk H audio, interview index, and synchronized transcript in OHMS VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk I, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, circa 1985

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Rockefeller Foundation and John Foster Dulles.
Rusk I transcript, PDF 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
Rusk I audio, interview index, and synchronized transcript in OHMS VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk J, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984?] January 24

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses his career wtih the Department of State as Deputy Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, the McCarthy hearings, and World War II (including the Manhattan Project, Japan, and General MacArthur).
Rusk J transcript 24.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk K, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses U.S. foreign policy in Africa, the Congo, Katanga, and Belgium. He also discusses the United Nations, including Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld.
Rusk K transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk M, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 16 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Korean War, including General MacArthur and President Syngman Rhee.
Rusk M transcript 18.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk N, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 16 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses World War II. Topics include the Burma Campaign, Merrill’s Marauders, China-Burma-India theatre, and Lord Mountbatten.
Rusk N transcript 7.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk O, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses his time at Oxford in the early 1930s, the time he spent in Germany during Hitler’s rise to power, and World War II (in particular, the China-Burma-India theatre).
Rusk O transcript 25.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk P, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Loch Johnson, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 96 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Muskie congressional hearings in 1974-1975, surveillance, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the National Security Council.
This interview is continued on Rusk Y.
Rusk P transcript 45.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk Q, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 104 minutes
Dean Rusks discusses the Bay of Pigs, Fidel Castro, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Rusk Q transcript 47.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk R, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1984 December

1.0 sound recording 125 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the interaction between press and politics, in particular his relation ship with the press during his Secretary of State years.
Rusk R transcript 58.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk S, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 24 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses his relationship with press during his Secretary of State years and the press coverage of the Vietnam War.
Rusk S transcript 11.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk T, Dean Rusk interviewed by Dennis Farney and David Ignatius, 1984 December 19

1.0 sound recording 74 minutes
Dean Rusk, Dennis Farney, and David Ignatius of the Wall Street Journal discuss the Vietnam War.
Rusk T transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk U, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Loch Johnson, 1985 January 3

1.0 sound recording 94 minutes
Dean Rusk, Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Loch Johnson discuss the U.S. Congress and relations between the Executive and Legislative branches.
Rusk U transcript 40.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk V, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [1985?]

1.0 sound recording 119 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis, including relations with Congress during the crisis and the attitudes among members of President’s cabinet.
Rusk V transcript 53.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk W, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Loch Johnson, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 91 minutes
Dean Rusk, Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Loch Johnson discuss Rusk’s relations with Congress in his capacity as Secretary of State.
Rusk W transcript 21.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk X, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 101 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses World War II and his years as Deputy Chief of War Plans in the China-Burma-India theater.
Rusk X transcript 43.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk Y, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Loch Johnson, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 57 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and national security.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk P.
Rusk Y transcript 25.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk Z, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 20 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Freedom of Information Act.
Rusk Z transcript 9.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk AA, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, Martin Hillenbrand, and Loch Johnson, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
In this interview, Dean Rusk describes the various competing agencies within the U.S. government and more specifically, the scaling down of the Dept. of State. He speaks of the importance of developing personal relationships among cabinet members. In particular, he focuses on the competing interests of the Secretary of State and the National Security Advisor. He also discusses the importance of good press relations within governmental agencies and with the public in general. Rusk also describes the foreign perception during the sixties that the Secretary of State was the spokesperson for the nation.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk BB.
Rusk AA transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk BB, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, Martin Hillenbrand, and Loch Johnson, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk, Martin Hillenbrand, and Loch Johnson describe U.S. foreign policy and the competing agencies within the U.S. government. They also speak of "competition" between presidential adminstrations. They contrast the duties of the Secretary of State and the National Security Advisor and touch on the differing responsibilities of each cabinet member.
This interview is continued on Rusk AA.
Rusk BB transcript 28.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk CC, Martin Hillenbrand, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 10 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Martin Hillenbrand about U.S. Foreign Policy, including the downfall of German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard after his meeting with Lyndon Johnson in 1966.
Martin Hillenbrand served as U.S. diplomat and ambassador (1939-1976) and director of the Atlantic Institute for International Affairs (1977-1982).
Rusk CC transcript 5.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk DD, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Martin Hillenbrand, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
Dean Rusk, Martin Hillenbrand, and Richard Rusk discuss the early 1960s, including the U.S.'s relationships with the Soviet Union and with Germany.
Rusk DD transcript 40.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk EE, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Ralph Beaird, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses Civil Rights movement in the United States during the 1960s, the Civil Rights movement in South Africa, and problems in government dealings with foreign countries over civil rights.
This interview is continued on Rusk FF.
Rusk EE transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk FF, Dean Rusk interviewed by interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Ralph Beaird, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Civil Rights movements, including the involvement of the State Department in integration, the effects on immigration and foreign policy, the government agencies' attitudes toward integration, integration and segregation in Rusk’s background at Oxford, and Davidson and Mills College.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk EE and is continued on Rusk GG.
Rusk FF transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk GG, Dean Rusk interviewed by interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Ralph Beaird, Part 3, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 28 minutes
Rusk discusses his experiences with racism, integration and discrimination issues, including housing discrimination in Washington and his daughter’s marriage.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk FF.
Rusk GG transcript 13.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk HH, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Tom Ganschow, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk talks about World War II, including U.S. Foreign Policy, Asia, and the China-Burma-India theatre. Rusk also discusses his careeras Assistant Secretary for Far Eastern Affairs, including Japan’s invasion of Manchuria, and the Sino-Japanese Conflict from 1937-1945.
This interview is continued on Rusk KK.
Rusk HH transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk II, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Tom Ganschow, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 37 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses China, including the Chinese Civil War (1945-1949) and the Sino-Japanese Conflict (1937-1945). Rusk also discusses U.S. foreign relations, foreign public opinion, and anti-Americanism.
Rusk II transcript 16.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk JJ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Dorinda Dallmeyer, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses arms control, the Berlia Crisis, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Rusk JJ transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk KK, Dean Rusk interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum and Tom Ganschow, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Korean War and China.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk HH.
Rusk KK transcript 28.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk LL, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Tapley Bennett, and Louis Sohn, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 122 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the United Nations, including resolutions, sanctions, and the Security Council. He also discusses Palestine and Jewish-Arab relations in 1949.
Rusk LL transcript 53.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk MM, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Bundy, Part 1, 1985 February

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk describes Indochina's history and the early U.S.involvement in the region, first in Laos and then in Vietnam. He discusses treaty commitments in the Pacific as well as efforts to maintain peace in the area. In particular, he talks of the ruling parties in Laos and Vietnam, the Indochina War (Dien Bien Phu), and U.S. and French efforts to reach peace.
This interview is continued on Rusk NN.
Rusk M transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk NN, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Bundy, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 63 minutes
Dean Rusk and William P. Bundy describe the U.S. policy of gradualism in Vietnam during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. They speak of Lyndon Johnson's visit to Vietnam in 1961; the 1963 Coup in South Vietnam; and the Tonkin Gulf Crisis as well as the Senate's knowledge of the affair. They discuss U.S. policy following the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. They touch upon President Diem's policy alienating Buddhists and students in South Vietnam and the effect of the 1964 infiltration of North Vietnam into South Vietnam on U.S. military policy in Vietnam.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk MM and is continued on Rusk OO.
Rusk NN transcript 31.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk OO, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Bundy, Part 3, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk and William Bundy discuss perceptions that Johnson and his administration misrepresented their intentions about Vietnam War (i.e. the "credibility gap"). In this light, they focus upon the the introduction of ground troops into Vietnam and Johnson's 1964 campaign statements on Vietnam. They touch upon the Pentagon Papers, the Plei Ku incident, and the bombing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. They also mention the toll of the war on Johnson.
This interview is a continuation or Rusk NN.
Rusk OO transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk PP, Dean Rusk and William Bundy, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 64 minutes
Dean Rusk and William Bundy interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Rusk and Bundy describe U.S. involvement in Vietnam during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, in particular aerial operations and the Tet Offensive (1968). They discuss Johnson's bombing targeting policy and its effect as an incentive for North Vietnam to negotiate. They contrasts the Johnson and Nixon adminstrations. He also discusses the trial of General William Westmoreland and CBS.
Rusk PP transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk QQ, Dean Rusk and William Bundy, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 27 minutes
Dean Rusk and William Bundy interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Dean Rusk and William P. Bundy discuss U.S. involvement in Vietnam. They touch upon Sen. J. William Fulbright's anti-involvement stance, Congressional support for the war, and the appropriations debate over funding President Johnson's Great Society. They discuss the evolution of public sentiment about involvement in Vietnam. He speaks of the emotional toll the casualties took on Johnson as well as Clark Clifford's change in opinion about the war.
Rusk QQ transcript 13.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk RR, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 79 minutes
Dean Rusk gives an overview of his career. He describes his time with the Rockefeller Foundation, 1952-1960 and 1969-1970. In particular, he touches upon McCarthyism and the Cox Committee. He discusses the U.S. Foreign Service, the State Department, and teaching International Law at the University of Georgia Law School.
Rusk RR transcript 35.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk SS, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 93 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses diplomats, the staff of U.S. Presidents, and United States foreign relations in 1945.
This interview is continued on Rusk TT.
Rusk SS transcript 42.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk TT, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 57 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses U.S. foreign economic relations and foreign relations in 1945.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk SS.
Rusk TT transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk UU, Dean Rusk visits Davidson College, 1962

1.0 sound recording 28 minutes
Side 1 of this recording is closed. Side 2 consists of a transcript of the television show “Dean Rusk Visit to Davidson College, 1962.” This recording includes interviews about Rusk’s student days at Davidson College.
Frontis Johnston was a former Davidson College Dean of Faculty.
Grier Martin was a former Davidson College President.
Ralph Johnson was Dean Rusk's barber.
Rusk UU transcript 14.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk VV, Richard Holbrooke, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 59 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Richard Holbrooke. Topics include the Vietnam War and U.S. foreign relations from 1963-74.
Richard Holbrooke served in Vietnam (1963-1966), was a member of White House staff (1966-1967), and was part of the Paris peace talks on Vietnam (1968-1969).
Rusk VV transcript 30.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk WW, Benjamin Read, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 42 minutes
Benjamin Read interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include President Kennedy and U.S. foreign relations and administrations.
Benjamin Read served as Executive Secretary/Special Assistant to Dean Rusk from 1963-1969.
Rusk WW transcript 19.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk XX, Clark Clifford, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 47 minutes
Clark Clifford interviewed by Richard Rusk. Clark Clifford discusses his relationship with Dean Rusk during his tenure as Secretary of Defense during the Johnson administration and as special advisor to President Harry S. Truman. Clifford speaks candidly of his differences with Rusk over U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
Clark Clifford served as Special Counsel to President Harry S. Truman, Chairman of Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in the Kennedy Administration, and Secretary of Defense in the Johnson Administration.
Rusk XX transcript 19.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk YY, Harlan and Lois Cleveland, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 58 minutes
Harlan and Lois Cleveland interviewed by Richard Rusk. Harlan Cleveland discusses working as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to NATO. He speaks of his working relationship with Dean Rusk and of his great admiration for him. He touches on both his own and Rusk's relationship with Robert Kennedy. His wife, Lois speaks of her fondness and respect for both Dean Rusk and his wife, Virginia Foskie Rusk. Cleveland also discusses his European colleagues view of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Also discussed is the Marshall Plan.
Harlan Cleveland served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the Kennedy Administration and Ambassador to NATO in the Johnson and Nixon Administrations.
Rusk YY transcript 20.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk ZZ, William Tapley Bennett, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 53 minutes
William Tapley Bennett interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include Bennett’s career in the military and the foreign service, Dean Rusk and his wife Virginia Foisie Rusk, Peggy Rusk’s marriage, Vietnam, Bennett’s son, Richard Rusk’s brother-in-law, the Dominican Republic Crisis of 1965, Lyndon Johnson, Henry Kissinger, and Dean Rusk's life after being Secretary of State.
William Tapley Bennett served as a U.S. diplomat and ambassador from 1941-1985.
Side 2 of the original media is CLOSED.
Rusk ZZ transcript 38.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk AAA, Nicholas Katzenbach, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Richard Geary Rusk interviews Nicholas Katzenbach about his working relationship with Dean Rusk during the administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Katzenbach speaks of Rusk's relationship with both presidents, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Clark Clifford and others. He discusses Rusk's loyalty to both presidents and his diplomacy as Secretary of State, especially during the Vietnanmese Conflict years. He shares several ancedotes involving Dean Rusk and other cabinet members of both adminstrations.
Nicholas Katzenbach served as U.S. attorney general (1965-1966) and under secretary of state (1966-1969).
Rusk AAA transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk BBB, Nicholas Katzenbach, 1980s

1.0 sound recording 20 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Nicholas Katzenbach about the Vietnam War.
Nicholas Katzenbach served as U.S. attorney general (1965-1966) and under secretary of state (1966-1969).
Rusk BBB transcript 9.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk CCC, McGeorge Bundy, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews McGeorge Bundy. Bundy discusses his long relationship with Dean Rusk, both as a colleague and friend. He describes Rusk's working relationship with Kennedy and Johnson. When discussing the Kennedy administration, Bundy focuses on the negotiations during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bundy touches on efforts to end the Vietnam War under the Johnson administration.
This interview is continued on Rusk DDD.
McGeorge Bundy served as special assistant to the president for national security affairs (1961-1966).
Rusk CCC transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk DDD, McGeorge Bundy, Part 2, 1980s

1.0 sound recording 8 minutes
McGeorge Bundy discusses Dean Rusk's working relationship with Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara. He focuses on Johnson and Rusk's conversations on U.S. policy during the Vietnam War.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk CCC.
McGeorge Bundy served as special assistant to the president for national security affairs (1961-1966).
Rusk DDD transcript 4.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk EEE, U. Alexis Johnson, Part 2, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 46 minutes
U. Alexis Johnson discusses his long association with Dean Rusk. He focuses on the Cuban Missle Crisis. In particular, he discusses the use of non-Kennedy-administration personnel in handling the crisis and the follow-up press conference to the Bay of Pigs invasion. Johnson describes his career in the foreign service and discusses both his own and General Maxwell Taylor's opposition to combat troops in Vietnam. Johnson also comments on support for Rusk in the U.S. foreign service community.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk FFF.
U. Alexis Johnson served as Dean Rusk’s Deputy Under-secretary for Political Affairs (1961), Ambassador to Czechoslavakia, Thailand, and Japan, and Under-secretary of Political Affairs (1969).
Rusk EEE transcript 17.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk FFF, U. Alexis Johnson, Part 1, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 63 minutes
U. Alexis Johnson interviewed by Richard Rusk. U. Alexis Johnson discusses both his personal and professional relationship with Rusk. He focuses on Rusk during the Truman and Kennedy administrations. Johnson comments on Rusk as an administrator and touches on Acheson and Truman's relationship with Rusk as well as Rusk's role during the Korean War. When discussing Rusk as Secretary of State under Kennedy, Johnson speaks of the SEATO meeting in Thailand in 1961.
This interview is continued on Rusk EEE.
U. Alexis Johnson served as Dean Rusk’s Deputy Under-secretary for Political Affairs (1961), Ambassador to Czechoslavakia, Thailand, and Japan, and Under-secretary of Political Affairs (1969).
Rusk FFF transcript 24.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk GGG, Alexander Meigs Haig, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 64 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Alexander Haig. Haig discusses Dean Rusk's role as Secretary of State during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Haig critiques the gradualist policy approach in Vietnam as well as the draft system during the war. Haig also touches upon the toll that making life-and-death decisions exacts on policymakers.
Akexander Haig served as a U.S. Army officer, chief of staff (1973-1974), and secretary of state (1981-1982).
Rusk GGG transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk HHH, Lucius D. Battle, 1985

1.0 sound recording 64 minutes
Lucius Battle discusses his long relationship with Dean Rusk both as a colleague and friend. He talks about U.S. foreign policy from World War II through the Vietnam War. He gives his views on Rusk and former Secretaries of State Dean Acheson and John Foster Dulles, as well as others he worked with through the years. He describes the effect of the Vietnam War on those involved.
Rusk HHH transcript 31.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk III, Douglas Dillon, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
Richard Rusk interviews Douglas Dillon.
Douglas Dillon served as under secretary of state (1959-1961) and secretary of the treasury (1961-1965).
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Rusk JJJ, John J. McCloy, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 30 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews John Jay McCloy about working with Dean Rusk in the administrations of Presidents Truman and Kennedy. McCloy focuses on his own efforts to promote arms control and touches the relationship between Rusk and George Marshall. He also discusses both his own and Rusk's work with the Rockefeller Foundation.
John Jay McCloy served as assistant Secretary of War (1941-1945), U.S. Military Governor and High Commissioner for Germany (1949-1952) and Chairman of Council on Foreign Relations (1953-1971). He was also a member of the Warren Commission.
Rusk JJJ transcript 15.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk KKK, Walt Whitman Rostow, Part 1, 1985 January

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Walt Rostow over the telephone. Walt Rostow discusses his working relationship with Dean Rusk during the administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and touches upon his own experience as a student at Oxford. He comments on Rusk's relationship with Robert McNamara, Lyndon Johnson, and John F. Kennedy. Rostow also describes the planning meetings held at the Dept. of State and, in particular, discusses a pivotal meeting after the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
This interview is continued on Rusk LLL.
Walt Rostow served as deputy special assistant to the President for national security affairs (1961), counselor, chairman policy planning council Department State (1961-1966), and special assistant to the president (1966-1969). He was also an economic historian.
Rusk KKK transcript 24.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk LLL, Walt Whitman Rostow, Part 2, 1985 January

1.0 sound recording 53 minutes
Dean Rusk interviews Walt Rostow over the phone. Walt Rostow discusses his relationship with Dean Rusk during the administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and the Vietnam War. He touches upon the "Tuesday luncheons" and critiques Rusk's performance as Secretary of State. Rostow discusses the aftermath of the Tet Offensive and touches upon the toll that making life-and-death decisions exacts on policymakers.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk KKK.
Walt Rostow served as deputy special assistant to the President for national security affairs (1961), counselor, chairman policy planning council Department State (1961-1966), and special assistant to the president (1966-1969). He was also an economic historian.
Rusk LLL transcript 23.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk MMM, William Bundy, 1985 February

1.0 sound recording 63 minutes
William Bundy, interviewed by Richard Rusk, discusses his association with Dean Rusk during the Johnson administration. He contrasts Rusk's working style with that of Robert McNamara and reflects on Rusk's abilities as an administrator. He describes the effects of the pressures of Vietnam on Rusk and touches on the U.S. policy decisions related to Vietnam and on Johnson's cabinet and staff.
William Bundy served as U.S. assistant secretary for Far Eastern Affairs (1965).
Rusk MMM transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk NNN, Kenneth W. Thompson, Part 1, 1985 January

1.0 sound recording 55 minutes
Kenneth W. Thompson discusses his long relationship with Dean Rusk as a friend and colleague at the Rockefeller Foundation. He discusses Rusk's practice of surrounding himself with the best and brightest people and his ability with young people. Thompson speaks of Rusk's relationship with various cabinet and staff members, in particular during the Kennedy administration, and other colleagues and his respect for parliamentary diplomacy.
Kenneth W. Thompson served as Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation (1961-1974) and Director of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia (1979-1998).
Rusk NNN transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk OOO, Kenneth W. Thompson, Part 2, 1985 January

1.0 sound recording 41 minutes
Kenneth W. Thompson interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include the Vietnam War, Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, U.S. foreign relations, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Kenneth W. Thompson served as Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation (1961-1974) and Director of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia (1979-1998).
Rusk OOO transcript 18.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk PPP, Theodore C. "Ted" Sorensen, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 45 minutes
Ted Sorensen interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include the Vietnam War, Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and the United States Foreign Relations Administration.
Theodore C. "Ted" Sorensen served as Assistant to President John Kennedy from 1953-1961 and Special Counsel to President Kennedy from 1961-1964.
Rusk PPP transcript 21.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk QQQ, Arthur Goldberg, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 29 minutes
Arthur J. Goldberg discusses his tenure as U.S. Secretary of Labor, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supereme Court, and U.S. Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador at Large, along with his working relationship with Secretary of State Dean Rusk during these years. He discusses his disagreements with Rusk especially over United States policy in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. He touches upon the Pueblo Incident, the 1968 Non-proliferation Treaty, and the Tet Offensive.
Arthur Goldberg served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1965-1968.
Rusk QQQ transcript 13.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk RRR, Carl Rowan, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Carl Rowan interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include government and the press; U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, U.S. foreign relations, and race relations in the U.S. Transcript.
This interview is continued on Rusk SSS.
Carl Rowan served as U.S. ambassador to Finland from 1963-1964 and director of the United States Information Agency from 1964-1965.
Rusk RRR transcript 23.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk SSS, Carl Rowan, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 10 minutes
Carl Rowan interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include governement and the press and President Johnson.
This interview is a continuation or Rusk RRR.
Carl Rowan served as U.S. ambassador to Finland from 1963-1964 and director of the United States Information Agency from 1964-1965.
Road SSS transcript 3.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk TTT, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Tom Ganschow, 1985 April

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk, Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Tom Ganschow discuss U.S. foreign relations from 1953-1961, and the history of South Korea and China from 1945-1968.
Rusk TTT transcript 28.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk UUU, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Tom Ganschow, 1985 May

1.0 sound recording 71 minutes
Dean Rusk, Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Tom Ganschow discuss Chinese civilization and foreign relations from 1946-1976, as well as the history of China and its politics and government.
Rusk UUU transcript 31.0 VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk VVV, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 April

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses Israel, including the Suez Campaign and Israel-Arab conflicts.
Rusk VVV transcript 30.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk WWW, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1, 1985 May

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses Israel, including the Suez Campaign and Israel-Arab Conflicts.
This interview is continued on Rusk XXX.
Rusk WWW transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk XXX, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2, 1985 May

1.0 sound recording
Dean Rusk discusses Israel and Israel-Arab Conflicts.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk WWW.
Rusk XXX transcript 15.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk YYY, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Bob Clute, Part 1, 1985 June

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses developing countries (including economic conditions and investments) and developing country specialists.
This interview is continued on Rusk ZZZ.
Rusk YYY transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk ZZZ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Bob Clute, Part 2, 1985 June

1.0 sound recording 31 minutes
Dean Rusk, Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Bob Clute discuss economic conditions and investments in developing countries and developing country specialists.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk YYY.
Rusk ZZZ transcript 12.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk AAAA, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Tapley Bennett, Part 1 Rusk AAAA, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Tapley Bennett, Part 1, 1985 June

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk is interviewed about the Dominican Republic. Topics include economic conditions in 1961 and the history, politics and government, and social conditions of the country.
This interview is continued on Rusk BBBB.
Rusk AAAA transcript 36.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk BBBB, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and William Tapley Bennett, Part 2, 1985 June

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the politics, government, and social conditions of the Dominican Republic, including the economic conditions of the country in 1961; the Coup d’etat in 1963, and the revolution in 1965.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk AAAA and is continued on Rusk CCCC.
Rusk BBBB transcript 33.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk CCCC, William Tapley Bennett, Part 3, 1985 June

1.0 sound recording 13 minutes
William Tapley Bennett discusses the Dominican Republic.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk BBBB.
Rusk CCCC transcript 8.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk DDDD, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Louis Sohn, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the United Nations, including person anecdotes, the officials and employees of General Assembly and the Security Council, and the proceedings of the Security Council.
This interview is continued on Rusk EEEE.
Rusk DDDD Transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk EEEE, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Thomas Schoenbaum, and Louis Sohn, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 37 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the United Nations (UN) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
This interview is a continuation of Rusk DDDD.
Rusk EEEE Transcript 17.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk FFFF, John S. Candler, II, 1985 June 13

1.0 sound recording 52 minutes
John S. Candler, II, discusses his lifelong friendship with Dean Rusk. He speaks of their youth and attendance at Boys' High School in Atlanta and later at Davidson College. He speaks of Rusk as Secretary of State and of his involvement in the Vietnam War policies.
John S. Candler, II, was Rusk’s former classmate and served as deputy assistant attorney general State of Georgia from 1951-1968.
Rusk FFFF transcript 23.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk GGGG, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses World War II, including military intelligence, diplomatic history, and campaigns in the Pacific and in Japan.
Rusk GGGG transcript 30.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk HHHH, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [June 1985?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the United Nations and U.S. President Harry Truman.
Rusk HHHH transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk IIII, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 June

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses economic and social conditions of the Dominican Republic.
Rusk IIII transcript 30.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk JJJJ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1, 1984 August

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the United Nations, the U.N. Security Council, and President Harry Truman.
Rusk JJJJ transcript 28.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk KKKK, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2, 1984 August

1.0 sound recording 31 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the United Nations, the U.N. Security Council, and President Harry Truman.
Rusk KKKK transcript 16.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk LLLL, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 August 16

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the colonies of Great Britain and France and world politics in 1945.
Rusk LLLL transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk MMMM, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 August 23

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk describes the balance of power following World War II. He discusses the U.S. military policy, in particular disarmament, collective security, and U.S.-Asian foreign policy. Rusk also touches on Joseph McCarthy.
Rusk MMMM transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk NNNN, Benjamin Read, Part 1, 1985 August

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Benjamin Read interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include the staff of U.S. Presidents and the U.S. Foreign Relations Administration.
Benjamin Read served as Executive Secretary/Special Assistant to Dean Rusk from 1963-1969.
Rusk NNNN transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk OOOO, Benjamin Read, Part 2, 1985 August

1.0 sound recording 5 minutes
Benjamin Read interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics ihclude a farewell party for Rusk and Rusk’s assistance to later secretaries.
Rusk OOOO transcript 3.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk PPPP, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Topics include U.S. Constitutional Law, the diplomatic and consular service, the U.S. Congress and Senate, lobbying, and national security.
This interview is continued on Rusk QQQQ.
Rusk PPPP transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk QQQQ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 44 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses U.S. Constitutional Law, the diplomatic and consular service, and the health, staff and term of office of U.S. Presidents.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk PPPP.
Rusk QQQQ transcript 23.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk RRRR, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 August

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses international Law, World War II armistices, the United Nations (UN), and higher education.
Rusk RRRR transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk SSSS, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Milner Ball, Part 1, 1985 September

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses international law, the United Nations, and higher education.
This interview is continued on Rusk TTTT. The beginning of the interview no longer exists; it was accidentally taped over by Richard Rusk at the time of the recording.
Rusk SSSS transcript 28.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk TTTT, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Milner Ball, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk and Milner Ball discuss international law, higher education, and U.S. Presidents Johnson and Kennedy.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk SSSS. The beginning of the interview no longer exists; it was accidentally taped over by Richard Rusk at the time of the recording.
Rusk TTTT transcript 28.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk UUUU, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 September 16

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the United Nations, including sanctions, treaty-making powers, voting, the U.N. Security Council, and the U.N. General Assembly. He also discusses the Soviet Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Rusk talks about Germany, including foreign relations, German history from 1933-1945, and the Allied occupation in 1945.
Rusk UUUU transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk VVVV, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses international law, Panama, U.S. diplomatic and consular service, and the United Nations.
Rusk VVVV transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk WWWW, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses United States diplomatic and consular service, diplomatic etiquette, government etiquette, and U.S. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
Rusk WWWW transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk XXXX, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 October

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses foreign exchange, military Assistance, the politics and government of India in 1947, India-Pakistan conflicts, international law, the Alliance for Progress, emigration and immigration law, the European economic community, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), economic conditions in Africa, population, and birth control.
Rusk XXXX transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk YYYY, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 60 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses diplomacy, including the use of the United Nations by smaller countries and establishment treaties.
Rusk YYYY transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk ZZZZ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 October

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the petroleum industry, including pipe lines, the petroleum trade, and petroleum law and legislation. He also discusse Israel, Israel-Arab conflicts, political refugees, spies, emigration and immigration, the United Nations, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and United States economic relations.
Rusk ZZZZ transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk AAAAA, Dean Rusk interviewed by Dr. Peter Oliver, 1985 October

1.0 sound recording 20 minutes
Dr. Peter Oliver interviews Dean Rusk about the military-industrial complex. Topics include defense contracts.
Rusk AAAAA transcript 7.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk BBBBB, Dean Rusk, interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 October

1.0 sound recording 51 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Vietnam War and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
Rusk BBBBB transcript 23.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk CCCCC, Dean Rusk; Katherine Sherman and Ruth Gillard; Mary Woods Bennett, 1985 October

1.0 sound recording 49 minutes
Part One: Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Part Two: Katherine E. Sherman and Rugh Gillard interviewed by Richard Rusk. Part 3: Mary Woods Bennett interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include higher education and politics and government in the United States.
Rusk CCCCC transcript 18.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

[CLOSED] Rusk DDDDD, Dean Rusk interviewed by German television crew, 1985 October 30

1.0 sound recording
Dean Rusk interviewed by a German TV crew on the Berlin Wall.
 

[CLOSED] Rusk EEEEE, George McGhee, Part 1, 1985 March 3

1.0 sound recording
George McGhee interviewed by Richard Rusk.
George McGhee served as U.S. under-secretary of state for political affairs (1961-1963) and ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (1963-1968).
 

[CLOSED] Rusk FFFFF, George McGhee, Part 2, 1985 March 3

1.0 sound recording
George McGhee interviewed by Richard Rusk.
George McGhee served as U.S. under-secretary of state for political affairs (1961-1963) and ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (1963-1968).
 

[CLOSED] Rusk GGGGG, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., 1986 December 10

1.0 sound recording
Thomas Schoenbaum interviews Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., about Dean Rusk's career.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., was professor of history at Harvard University and special assistant to President of United States under Kennedy.
 

Rusk HHHHH, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1, 1985 November 5

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk describes the Tet Offensive. He also discusses the effect of the war on both Johnson and Rusk; the cabinet and administrative staff who disagreed with U.S. policy in Vietnam (Clifford, Harriman, McNamara, Westmoreland, and Ball); and changing public opinion about the war and its influence on Johnson.
This interview is continued on Rusk IIIII.
Rusk HHHHH transcript 30.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk IIIII, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2, 1985 November 5

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Vietnam War. He describes the Tet Offensive, its aftermath, and U.S. public reaction to both. He discusses leaks during the Johnson administration, the large numbers of war dissenters, and disagreements among Johnson's Cabinet members with regards to the increase in troops and bombing halt in Vietnam. He touches upon Richard Russell and discusses J. William Fulbright's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Vietnam. Rusk also talks about politics and the press.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk HHHHH and is continued on Rusk JJJJJ.
Rusk IIIII transcript 32.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk JJJJJ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, 1985 November 5

1.0 sound recording 25 minutes
Dean Rusk describes Lyndon Johnson's desire to bring the Vietnam War to a close. He discusses growing opposition to the war among cabinet members, Congress, and at the grass roots level. Rusk speaks of Arthur Goldberg's bombing halt proposal, Johnson's sensitivity to press leaks, and of Johnson's decision not to seek re-election in 1968. He discusses President Johnson's speech on March 31, 1968 as a turning point for U.S. policy in Vietnam.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk IIIII.
Rusk JJJJJ transcript 14.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

[CLOSED] Rusk KKKKK, Dean Rusk interviewed by Deborah Shapley, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
Deborah Shapley interviews Dean Rusk about Robert McNamara.
 

Rusk LLLLL, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 November 12

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk describes the U.S. efforts to bring the Vietnam War to a close and the subsequent peace talks. In particular, he discusses the selection of the U.S. delegation, the conflicts among the members of the U.S. delegation, and the effect of the U.S. political situation and Congress on the Paris Peace talks. He also discusses Cambodia's Civil War (1970-1975), China, and chemical warfare.
Rusk LLLLL transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk MMMMM, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1985 November

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses David Halberstam's book, The Best and The Brightest. Rusk discounts the accuracy of Halberstam's reporting since he had no contact with the author. He speaks of working in the Truman administration and of Truman's relationship with Dean Acheson, Secretary of State. He discusses President Kennedy's appointment of Adlai Stevenson as United Nations Ambassador as well as his working and personal relationships with McGeorge Bundy, Robert Kennedy, and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Rusk MMMMM, Rusk PPPPP, and Rusk QQQQQ all involve questions from The Best and the Brightest, by David Halberstam.
Rusk MMMMM transcript 31.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk NNNNN, Dean Rusk interviewed by David Adelman and Sue Ellen Stokes, 1985 November 5

1.0 sound recording 31 minutes
Dean Rusk describes U.S.-Soviet foreign relations in terms of the 1955 Austrian State Treaty. He also compares the balance of power in the early years of the Cold War to that of 1985. Rusk also discusses the chances for the reunification of Germany in light of contemporary world politics. Also discussed are arms control and the arms race.
Rusk NNNNN transcript 13.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk OOOOO, William Willard Wirtz, 1985 November

1.0 sound recording 38 minutes
William Willard Wirtz, interviewed by Richard Rusk, talks about his memories of Dean Rusk during the period of 1960-1968.
William Willard Wirtz was a lawyer who served as secretary of labor for the Department of Labor from 1962-1969
Rusk OOOOO transcript 22.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk PPPPP, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, 1985 November

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk describes and answers questions in regard to David Halberstam's book, The Best and The Brightest. He discusses Averell Harriman's relationship with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He touches upon U.S. reluctance to use nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence. He speaks of the diffculties of unifying and fully developing South Vietnam as well as the selection of Henry Cabot Lodge as Ambassador to Vietnam. Rusk discusses U.S. relations with South Vietnam and reflects on the persistence of the North Vietnamese. Also discussed is the relationship between politics and the press.
Rusk MMMMM, Rusk PPPPP, and Rusk QQQQQ all involve questions from The Best and the Brightest, by David Halberstam.
Rusk PPPPP transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk QQQQQ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, 1985 December

1.0 sound recording 59 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the U.S. diplomatic and consular service, diplomatic etiquette, arms control and the arms race, the Soviet Union, and Rhodes Scholarships.
Rusk MMMMM, Rusk PPPPP, and Rusk QQQQQ all involve questions from The Best and the Brightest, by David Halberstam.
Rusk QQQQQ transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk RRRRR, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, 1986 January

1.0 sound recording 60 minutes
Dean Rusk describes U.S. foreign policy with China during the Truman adminstration. He discusses the involvement of the United Nations during the Korean War, the personal animosity between Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson and Secretary of State Dean Acheson, and the leadership in Taiwan under Chiang Kai-shek. Rusk also touches upon the Chinese advance into Korea and Douglas MacAthur's desire to wage war on China.
Rusk RRRRR transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk SSSSS, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Tom Ganschow, Part 1, 1986 January 3

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses politics and government of Korea and China in 1945, United States military policy, and the U.S. Department of State.
This interview is continued on Rusk TTTTT.
Rusk SSSSS transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk TTTTT, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Tom Ganschow, Part 2, 1986 January 3

1.0 sound recording 45 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses U.S. relations with China in 1945. He also talks about South Africa, including foreign relations, race relations, and politics.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk SSSSS.
Rusk TTTTT transcript 20.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk UUUUU, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and John Haag, Part 1, 1986 January

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk interviewed by John Haag. Topics include higher education, the Rhodes Scholarship, Germany history from 1933-1945, and Great Britain, including British colonies, diplomatic and consular service, economic and social conditions, and intellectual life.
This interview is continued on Rusk VVVVV.
Rusk UUUUU transcript 28.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk VVVVV, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and John Haag, Part 2, 1986 January

1.0 sound recording 48 minutes
Dean Rusk, Richard Rusk, and John Haag discuss higher education, the Rhodes Scholarship, Germany history from 1933-1945, and Great Britain, including British colonies, diplomatic and consular service, economic and social conditions, and intellectual life.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk UUUUU.
Rusk VVVVV transcript 24.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk WWWWW, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Part 1, 1986 January

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the United Nations Security Council and the politics, government, and foreign relations of China, post-World War II.
Rusk WWWWW transcript 1.0 sound recording 62 minutes VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk XXXXX, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, Part 2, 1986 January

1.0 sound recording 9 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the United Nations Security Council and the politics, government, and foreign relations of China, post-World War II.
Rusk XXXXX transcript 5.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk YYYYY, Richard Holbrooke, Part 1, 1986 February

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Richard Holbrooke interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Richard Holbrooke explores U.S. policy in Vietnam and in particular the decisions that led to such long-term U.S. involvement. Holbrooke discusses Johnson's March 31, 1968, speech announcing a limited bombing halt in Vietnam and his decision not to seek re-election. He also focuses on the 1968 efforts to negotiate a peace at the Paris Peace Talks, Rusk's relationship with Averell Harriman, the effectiveness of Ellsworth Bunker in Saigon, and the effect of the 1968 presidential election on the peace process.
This interview is continued on Rusk ZZZZZ.
Richard Holbrooke served in Vietnam (1963-1966), was a member of White House staff (1966-1967), and was part of the Paris peace talks on Vietnam (1968-1969).
Rusk YYYYY transcript 26.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk ZZZZZ, Richard Holbrooke, Part 2, 1986 February

Richard Holbrooke interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum. Topics include the Vietnam War, the U.S. Foreign Relations Administration, U.S. diplomatic and consular service, the U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Presidents.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk YYYYY.
Richard Holbrooke served in Vietnam (1963-1966), was a member of White House staff (1966-1967), and was part of the Paris peace talks on Vietnam (1968-1969).
Rusk ZZZZZ transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk AAAAAA, Richard Holbrooke on the Philippines, 1986 February 3

1.0 sound recording 30 minutes
Richard Geary Rusk interviews Richard Holbrooke about the Philippines. Topics include economic conditions, the U.S.'s interests and policies in the region, the history of the Philippines, Japanese occupation and the period of 1946-1986, and the 1986 presidential election in the Phillipines.
Richard Holbrooke served in Vietnam (1963-1966), was a member of White House staff (1966-1967), and was part of the Paris peace talks on Vietnam (1968-1969).
Rusk AAAAAA transcript 13.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk BBBBBB, Dean Rusk lecture to Loch Johnson's class, 1985

1.0 sound recording 46 minutes
Dean Rusk delivers a lecture to Loch Johnson’s class about the Soviet Union, arms control, and the arms race.
Rusk BBBBBB transcript 18.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk CCCCCC, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, 1986 February

1.0 sound recording 58 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses North Korea (Pueblo Incident) and South Korea (Politics and government, 1960) in the context of United States foreign relations and military involvement.
Rusk CCCCCC transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk DDDDDD, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk, 1986 January

1.0 sound recording 55 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses social conditions in the United States (from 1918-1945), Rhodes Scholarships, higher education, religion, capitalism (including the religious aspects of capitalism), and Communism.
Rusk DDDDDD transcript 24.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk EEEEEE, Martin Hillenbrand, 1986 February 21

1.0 sound recording 56 minutes
Thomas Schoenbaum interviews Martin Hillenbrand about Berlin, the Berlin Wall, and the Soviet Union.
Martin Hillenbrand served as U.S. diplomat and ambassador (1939-1976) and director of the Atlantic Institute for International Affairs (1977-1982).
Rusk EEEEEE transcript 28.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
Rusk FFFFFF, Richard Holbrooke, 1986 February 1.0 sound recording 18 minutes
Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum interview Richard Holbrooke. Topics include the U.S. Department of State, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Richard Holbrooke served in Vietnam (1963-1966), was a member of White House staff (1966-1967), and was part of the Paris peace talks on Vietnam (1968-1969).
Rusk FFFFFF transcript, 8.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk GGGGGG, Ralph Beaird, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Ralph Beaird.
Rusk GGGGGG transcript VIEW ONLINE
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Rusk HHHHHH, Ralph Beaird, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 10 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Ralph Beaird.
Rusk HHHHHH transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk IIIIII, Frederick Davison, 1987 April 29

1.0 sound recording 58 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Frederick Davison about higher education and about Dean Rusk accepting a position at UGA.
Frederick Davison was vice chancellor of the University System Georgia (1966-1967) and president of the University of Georgia (1967-1986).
Rusk IIIIII transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk JJJJJJ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Geary Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1, 1986 April

1.0 sound recording 60 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses John F. Kennedy, including his assassination, background, election, health, inaugural address, education, and staff.
This interview is continued on Rusk KKKKKK.
Rusk JJJJJJ transcript 30.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk KKKKKK, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2, 1986 April

1.0 sound recording 36 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses President Kennedy and his staff, the Berlin Wall, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk JJJJJJ.
Rusk KKKKKK transcript 19.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk LLLLLL, Andrew Steigman, 1986 May 6

1.0 sound recording 44 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Andrew Steigman about his career in the U.S. Department of State.
Andrew Steigman served as a U.S. foreign service officer and ambassador (1958-1985).
Rusk LLLLLL transcript 25.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk MMMMMM, Harry Shlaudeman, 1986 May

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Richard Rusk interviews Harry Shlaudeman. Topics include the U.S. Department of State, President Johnson, and social conditions in the Dominican Republic.
Harry Shlaudeman served as U.S. foreign service officer and ambassador from 1955-1992.
Rusk MMMMMM transcript 14.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk NNNNNN, Emory "Coby" Swank, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 43 minutes
Emory "Coby" Swank interviewed by Richard Rusk over the telephone. Topics include the U.S. Department of State and foreign relations.
Emory "Coby" Swank served as a consultant with U.S. Department of State from 1946-1975.
Rusk NNNNNN transcript 20.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk OOOOOO, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1986 May

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses President Kennedy, the Vietnam War, arms, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Rusk OOOOOO transcript 31.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk PPPPPP, Virginia Wallace , 1986 June

1.0 sound recording 26 minutes
Virginia Wallace interviewed by Richard Rusk (in absentia--questions submitted by Richard Rusk were read to Ms. Wallace in Korea by an unidentified Foreign Service Officer). Topics include diplomatic and consular service, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Presidents’ staff.
Virginia Wallace served as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service beginning in 1957 and also served as staff assistant in Personnel Office of Secretary of State from 1961-1969.
Rusk PPPPPP transcript 11.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk QQQQQQ, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 1, 1986 June

1.0 sound recording 61 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses U.S. foreign relations, the Department of State, Portugal, France, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Africa, and the Berlin Crisis.
This interview is continued on Rusk RRRRRR.
Rusk QQQQQQ transcript 28.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk RRRRRR, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, Part 2, 1986 June

1.0 sound recording 35 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses U.S. foreign relations with Africa, India, Russia, and Canada, as well as the United Nations (UN) and the Department of State.
This interview is a continuation of Rusk QQQQQQ.
Rusk RRRRRR transcript 18.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk SSSSSS, Eugene Rostow, 1986 May 5

1.0 sound recording 58 minutes
Eugene Rostow interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include Rostow’s memories of Dean Rusk, Rusk’s relationship with Rostow and Dean Acheson, the Six-Day War, the Vietnam War, the Nonproliferation Treaty, and Rusk’s greatness of spirit.
Rusk SSSSSS transcript 34.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

[CLOSED] Rusk TTTTTT, William Schaufele, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
William Schaufele interviewed by Richard Rusk.
William Schaufele served as diplomat and ambassador from 1950-1980.
 

[CLOSED] Rusk UUUUUU, George Ball, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
George Ball interviewed by Richard Rusk.
George Ball served as under-secretary of state for economic affairs (1961) and deputy secretary from 1961-1966.
 

[CLOSED] Rusk VVVVVV, George Ball, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
George Ball interviewed by Richard Rusk.
George Ball served as under-secretary of state for economic affairs (1961) and deputy secretary from 1961-1966.
 

Rusk WWWWWW, James L. (Jim) Greenfield, 1986 June 25

1.0 sound recording 42 minutes
James L. "Jim" Greenfield interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include the Vietnam War, the relationship between the press and politics, and the U.S. Department of State staff.
Jim Greenfield was the Time magazine chief diplomatic correspondent from 1961-1962 and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from 1962-1964 and Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from 1964-1966.
Rusk WWWWWW transcript 11.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk XXXXXX, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum, 1986 July 31

1.0 sound recording 56 minutes
Dean Rusk discusses the Vietnam War, the Korean War, military strategy, and U.S. Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Rusk XXXXXX transcript 25.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk YYYYYY, C. Jane Peleuses and Gus P. Mossellem, 1985 March

1.0 sound recording 53 minutes
C. Jane Peleuses and Gus P. Mossellem interviewed by Richard Rusk.
C. Jane Peleuses served as secretary to Rusk from 1961-1968.
Gus P. Mossellem served as Rusk’s security man.
Rusk YYYYYY transcript 25.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk ZZZZZZ, C. Jane Peleuses and Gus P. Mossellem, 1985 August

1.0 sound recording 59 minutes
C. Jane Peleuses and Gus P. Mossellem interviewed by Richard Rusk. Topics include the U.S. Department of State, foreign relations, the diplomatic and consular service, and the Vietnam War.
C. Jane Peleuses served as secretary to Rusk from 1961-1968.
Gus P. Mossellem served as Rusk’s security man.
Rusk ZZZZZZ transcript 20.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk 7A, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 62 minutes
Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan from the Fletcher School of Diplomacy. Topics include U.S. foreign relations, the diplomatic and consular service, the Department of State, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and arms control and the arms race.
Rusk 7A transcript 27.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk 7B, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 60 minutes
Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan from the Fletcher School of Diplomacy. Topics include U.S. foreign relations, the U.S. Department of State, President Eisenhower, President Kennedy, and President Johnson, Russia, China, and the Vietnam War.
Rusk 7B transcript 29.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk 7C, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan. This interview is part of Fletcher School of Diplomacy’s Oral History Project at Tuft’s University. Topics include aspects of international diplomacy, Belgium (foreign relations and Africa), Fidel Castro, China (foreign relations with the U.S. and the Soviet Union), East Germany, Charles de Gaulle, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and U.S. foreign relations with Africa, Britain, China, the Dominican Republic, France, Korea, and Poland.
User should reference audio. Rusk 7C and 7D part of same interview.
Rusk 7C transcript 32.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

Rusk 7D, Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
Dean Rusk interviewed by Richard Rusk and Uri Ra’anan. This interview is part of Fletcher School of Diplomacy’s Oral History Project at Tuft’s University. Topics include aspects of international diplomacy, Belgium (foreign relations and Africa), Fidel Castro, China (foreign relations with the U.S. and the Soviet Union), East Germany, Charles de Gaulle, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and U.S. foreign relations with Africa, Britain, China, the Dominican Republic, France, Korea, and Poland.
User should reference audio. Rusk 7C and 7D part of same interview.
Rusk 7D transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

[CLOSED] Rusk 7E, George Ball, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
George Ball interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum.
George Ball served as under-secretary of state for economic affairs (1961) and deputy secretary from 1961-1966.
 

[CLOSED] Rusk 7F,George Ball, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
George Ball interviewed by Richard Rusk and Thomas Schoenbaum.
George Ball served as under-secretary of state for economic affairs (1961) and deputy secretary from 1961-1966.
Rusk 7I, Dean Rusk speech, 1979 July 23 1.0 sound recording 32 minutes
Recording of a speech Dean Rusk gave on July 23, 1979. Topics include Afghanistan (foreign relations with the Soviet Union, Soviet occupation from 1979-1989), the Cold War, U.S. elections, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the Marshall Plan, the Soviet Union, and U.S. foreign relations.
Rusk 7I transcript 16.0 pages VIEW ONLINE
 

[CLOSED] Rusk 7G, Dean Rusk interviewed by Douglas Simon, 1986 July 16

1.0 sound recording
Dean Rusk interviewed by Douglas Simon.
 

[CLOSED] Rusk 7H, James R. Caldwell, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
James R. Caldwell interviewed by Thomas Schoenbaum.
 

Rusk 7J, Dean Rusk, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording
Dean Rusk with unidentified interviewers.
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Rusk 7K, BBC Kennedy no. 1, undated

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Rusk 7N, "Cousin Dean" by Thomas T. Hardman, 1989

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Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, [1984-1989?]

6.0 sound recordings
Six-part autobiographical sketch by Dean Rusk, as told to Richard Rusk. This autobiographical sketch comprises Rusk interviews 7O. 7P, 7Q, 7R, 7S, and 7T.
Rusk autobiographical sketch transcript 206.0 pages VIEW ONLINE



Rusk 7O, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 1, [1984-1989?]

1.0 sound recording 93 minutes
Part one of an autobiographical sketch by Dean Rusk, as told to Richard Rusk.



Rusk 7P, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 2, [1984-1989?]

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Part two of an autobiographical sketch by Dean Rusk, as told to Richard Rusk. Topics include Rusk's birth and ancestry, his early life in Cherokee County, Georgia, and his move to Atlanta. Rusk discusses his education, including grammar school, Boys’ High School in Atlanta, Preston Epps (Rusk's Greek teacher, and the ROTC. Rusk also talks about his early employment (between high school and college), his experiences at Davidson College, the Rhodes Scholarship, St. John’s College, Oxford University. Rusk talks about vacations in Germany during Hitler’s rise to power and meeting with Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi. He describes the outbreak of WW II, including C.E.M. Joad and the Oxford Movement and Norman Thomas. Rusk talks about Mills College, including meeting his future wife, Virginia Foisie Rusk and President Aurelia Reinhardt, as well as his experience at Berkeley Law School. He discusses his experiences with the military, including the Army Reserves (c. 1939-1940; Company A, 30th Infantry; Assistant Operations Officer, Third Division), the War Department (G-2; 1941), General Joseph Stilwell (Staff Officer for Rusk, who Rusk was Chief of War Plans under), and the China-Burma-India theater (Burma Road, Indian Nationalists, General Clair Chennault, and Chiang Kai-Shek).



Rusk 7Q, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 3, [1984-1989?]

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Part three of an autobiographical sketch by Dean Rusk, as told to Richard Rusk. Topics include Cherokee County, Georgia (especially 1900-1910), daily life on farm and in community, religious practices, progress in Cherokee County, economic life, racial prejudice, visits to Dean Rusk Elementary School, memories of World War II, years between high school and college (basketball), and Davidson College.



Rusk 7R, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 4, [1984-1989?]

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Part four of an autobiographical sketch by Dean Rusk, as told to Richard Rusk. Topics include Rusk’s siblings (Margaret; Parks; Roger; Helen Rusk [Perkins]), the death of his parents, influences and heroes (Robert E. Lee, George Catlett Marshall), personal recollections of George Catlett Marshall, serving as Secretary of State under Kennedy and Johnson, Palestine and Israel during the Truman administration, and his years at St. John’s College, Oxford.



Rusk 7S, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 5, [1984-1989?]

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Part five of an autobiographical sketch by Dean Rusk, as told to Richard Rusk. Topics include St. John’s College, Oxford (Outbreak of World War II; vacations in Germany during Hitler’s rise to power), the China-Burma-India theater during WWII (New Delhi, serving under General Stilwell, Burma Road to China, Chinese forces in Burma), recollections of Pearl Harbor Day, India and its people, Roosevelt’s attitude towards colonialism (Asia), U.S. policy in Indochina, Office of Strategic Services (OSS), North Korean attack on South Korea (1950), and the Allies’ dispute on China-Burma-India front.



Rusk 7T, Dean Rusk autobiographical sketch, Part 6, [1984-1989?]

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Part six of an autobiographical sketch by Dean Rusk, as told to Richard Rusk. Topics include Truman, Adlai Stevenson (in contrast to Truman), foreign policy decision-making, Rusk's service as Secretary of State under John Kennedy (circumstances surrounding Kennedy’s assassination, transition to Lyndon Johnson’s administration, Rusk’s personal reaction to Kennedy’s offer of the post, Rusk’s working relationship with Kennedy), philosophical and ethical dimensions of policy-making, Arthur Schlesinger, the position of Secretary of State and its demands and responsibilities, the difficulty finding talented people to shape raw information for use by the President and Secretary of State, and Rusk's Role with the Rockefeller Foundation.