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Eleanor Gamble James Oral History Interview, November 15, 1975

Oral History #OH0028

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Title: Eleanor Gamble James Oral History Interview
Creators: James, Eleanor Gamble
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassette, 2.5 hours, 34 pages .

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General note

1920-1959

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

Preferred Citation

Eleanor Gamble James Oral History Interview (#OH0028), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Eleanor Gamble James

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Mrs. James describes her life as the favorite niece of Secretary Stimson and as the wife of a Navy admiral. She relates personal experiences in visiting with and traveling with Stimson in New York, the Philippines, post W.W. I Europe, and Great Britain. As wife of Admiral James she relates experiences pertaining to their life in W.W. II Bermuda and Charleston, S. C.; post W.W. II Italy; and peacetime duty at Annapolis and Washington, D.C. Individuals discussed include Henry Stimson, Theodore Roosevelt, Felix Frankfurter, William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Princess Yalanda of Naples, Italy.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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