Forrest C. Pogue

ID: 92-3526

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1960

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9589, Box 1, Forrest C. Pogue Oral History Interview

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Forrest C. Pogue (1912-1996), military historian, taught for several years before joining the historical section of the United States Army during World War II. He pioneered the use of oral history interviews to compile battlefield histories. He was appointed Director of the George C. Marshall Research Center in 1956 and later directed the Marshall Library and Marshall Research Foundation until 1974. During this time, he began a four volume biography of General George C. Marshall. In 1974, Pogue was named Director of the newly established Eisenhower Institute for Military Research at the Smithsonian and continued in that position until his retirement in 1986.


  • Pogue, Forrest C
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Institute for Historical Research
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)


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Photograph included in the transcript of the Forrest C. Pogue Oral History Interviews by James C. Tapley, December 19, 1986, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9589, Box 1, Forrest C. Pogue Oral History Interview

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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