Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., Oral History Interview

November 19, 1987; May 13, 1988
Oral History #OH0091
Taussig, Joseph K., 1920-; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2 hours, 52 pages
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.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Joseph K. Taussig, Jr.

Processing information

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Copyright notice

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

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Taussig, Joseph K., 1920-
Corporate Names
United States Naval Academy--Students
United States. Navy--Military life
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews