Forrest C. Pogue

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Forrest C. Pogue (1912-1996), military historian, became the director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Institute for Historical Research in the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, in 1974. Pogue began gathering oral history long before it achieved popularity when he was recruited in 1944 to interview soldiers and junior officers at the front in Northwest Europe. He accompanied the invasion forces into France and was awarded the Bronze Star and the French Croix de Guerre for "front line interviewing."


  • 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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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Military historians
  • Directors
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Research institutes
  • Oral histories
  • Oral history
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


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  • Portraits

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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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