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Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., Oral History Interview, November 19, 1987, May 13, 1988

Oral History #OH0091

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Title: Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Taussig, Joseph K., 1920-
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2 hours, 52 pages .

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General note

1920s-1941

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0091), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Joseph K. Taussig, Jr.

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Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Captain Taussig, a son and grandson of senior Naval officers, was a member of the US Naval Academy Class of 1941. He subsequently was stationed at Pearl Harbor where he was severely wounded during the Japanese attack of 7 December 1941.

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In his first session, Taussig discusses his background and his early memories growing up in a Navy family, his education, and his experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy.

In interview #2 Capt. Taussig continues to comment on the social and academic life of the U.S. Naval Academy, including anecdotes on discipline and entertainment. He also recounts his experiences aboard the U.S.S. NEVADA during the summer and fall of 1941.

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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