Senator John H. Glenn Oral History Project
The Senator John H. Glenn Oral History Project was administered by the Ohio Congressional Archives at The Ohio State University. The project contains the tape recordings, abstracts, and transcripts of twenty-three oral history interviews with former NASA astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn. Brien R. Williams, under a contract with the Glenn family, conducted the first sixteen oral history sessions from 1996 to 1998. Jeffrey W. Thomas, the archivist for the Ohio Congressional Archives, conducted the remaining seven interviews in 2008 and 2009. Subject areas covered by the interviews follow mostly in rough chronological order from John Glenn’s childhood in New Concord, Ohio to his twenty-four years (1975-1999) in the U.S. Senate.
In addition, the project includes two oral history interviews with Mrs. Annie Glenn conducted by Brien R. Williams in 1997.
The oral history tapes, abstracts, and transcripts produced by the project are available for public use in the reading room of the Ohio State University Archives Building, 2700 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Reading room hours are from 9am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Although not required, researchers are advised to contact the archivist for the Ohio Congressional Archives prior to use of the collection.
Abstracts and transcripts of the oral history interviews also are available online through OSU’s Knowledge Bank. Public use of all materials produced by the Senator John H. Glenn Oral History Project are subject to the following terms and conditions. The original recordings will be available online in the future after the tapes are digitized.
For further information please contact Jeffrey W. Thomas at the Ohio Congressional Archives, 2700 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210, telephone 614.688.8429, fax 614.688.4150, or email email@example.com.
|1||October 25, 1996||Childhood in New Concord, Ohio, part 1, 80 pages|
|2||October 28, 1996||Childhood in New Concord, Ohio, part 2, 49 pages|
|3||December 6, 1996||Clinton 1996 Presidential Campaign; Congressional Trip to East Asia in 1996; and Enlistment in the Military during World War II, 90 pages|
|4||December 12, 1996||Student Days at Muskingum College; and Military Flight Training, 1942-1943, 60 pages|
|5||January 16, 1997||Combat Mission in the Marshall Islands during World War II, part 1, 50 pages|
|6||February 7, 1997||Combat Missions in the Marshall Islands during World War II, part 2, 47 pages|
|7||February 10, 1997||World War II Summary; and Test Pilot Assignment in 1945, 16 pages|
|8||April 7, 1997||Retirement from the U.S. Senate Annoucement Speech, 48 pages|
|9||April 18 1997||Campaign Finance Reform Hearings, part 1. 42 pages|
|10||April 28, 1997||Post-World War II Duty Assignments, 1946-1948, 34 pages|
|11||May 12, 1997||Post-World War II Duty Assignments, 1948-1953, 50 pages|
|12||June 9, 1997||Campaign Finance Reform Hearings, part 2, 42 pages|
|13||June 23, 1997||Campaign Finance Reform Heraing, part 3, 32 pages|
|14||March 13, 1998||Combat Missions during the Korean War with the U.S. Marine Corps, 34 pages|
|15||March 23, 1998||Combat Missions in the Korean War with the U.S. Air Force, 36 pages|
|16||March 27, 1998||Korean War Memorial; Navy Test Pilot Assignment in the 1950s, 22 pages|
|17||March 7, 2008||Project Bullet Record Setting Transcontinental Flight, 24 pages|
|18||April 21, 2008||NASA Project Mercury Astronaut Selection and Training, 47 pages|
|19||May 23, 2008||Friendship 7 Space Flight, 46 pages|
|20||October 20, 2008||NASA Activities in the 1960s; U.S. Sentate Campaign in 1964, 33 pages|
|21||January 13, 2009||Business Career and Political Activities, 1965-1974, 37 pages|
|22||February 20, 2009||U.S. Senate Career, 1970s-1980s, part 1, 50 pages|
|23||June 19, 2009||U.S. Senate Career, 1970s-1980s, part 2; 1984 Presidential Campaign; Ohio State University Commencement Speech, 2009, 44 pages|
|Annie Glenn 1||October 31, 1997||William and Hillary Clinton; State Dinners; Dinner with Lyndon B. Johnson; Family and Homes, 26 pages|
|Annie Glenn 2||November 7, 1997||Childhood in New Concord, Ohio, 27 pages|