Miller Center

Jimmy Carter Oral Histories

The first of the Miller Center's presidential oral history projects began in 1981 with the Center's ground-breaking work on the Jimmy Carter White House. The importance of this resource was accentuated by the fact that Carter was the first president elected in the post-Watergate era—meaning that there would be no Oval Office recordings for historians to mine in examining this administration. From 1981 to 1985, more than fifty members of the Carter administration—including President Carter himself—recorded oral history interviews, creating an important archive of primary source materials for students of Carter and his time. more →

Interviews

Respondent Position
Griffin Bell Attorney General
Robert Bergland Secretary of Agriculture
Zbigniew Brzezinski Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Bertram Carp Deputy Assistant for Domestic Affairs and Policy
Jimmy Carter President of the United States
Lloyd Cutler White House Counsel
Stuart Eizenstat Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs and Policy
Hamilton Jordan Advisor; White House Chief of Staff
Alfred E. Kahn Chairman of the Council on Wage and Price Stability; Advisor to the President on Inflation
Charles Kirbo Advisor; Close Friend to President Carter
Philip Klutznick Secretary of Commerce
Bert Lance Campaign Advisor; Office of Management and Budget Director
Ray Marshall Secretary of Labor
Alonzo McDonald Special Trade Representative; Director of the White House Staff
James McIntyre Office of Management and Budget Director
Richard Moe and Michael Berman Chief of Staff to the Vice President; Counsel; Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President
Frank Moore Assistant to the President for Congressional Liaison
Jody Powell White House Press Secretary
Gerald M. Rafshoon White House Communications Director
James Schlesinger Secretary of Energy
Charles Schultze Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
Jack H. Watson, Jr. Transition Director
Anne Wexler Assistant to the President for Public Liaison