Oral history interview with Gratian M. Yatsevitch, 1989

 

Name
Yatsevitch, Gratian M. (Gratian Michael) (Interviewee)
Burr, William (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Gratian M. Yatsevitch, 1989
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Gratian M. Yatsevitch, 1989
Abstract
Ukrainian background, education in U.S. and England; geology degree from Harvard; World War II service; joined Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) in 1950; discussion of job in Iran, interaction with Shah during the fifties and sixties; SAVAK history; evaluation of U.S. foreign relations with Iran; impressions of Iran's political situation in the sixties; return to Washington in 1963, continuing w ork for C.I.A. 1963-69 involving relations with Iran; retirement from government in 1969, continual visits to Iran from 1969-1977; evaluation of Shah's success and failure as a leader; discussion of Americans involved with Iran before Shah's exile
Collection Name
Iranian-American relations project
Subjects
Iran History Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, 1941-1979; Iran Foreign relations United States; United States Foreign relations Iran; Yatsevitch, Gratian M. (Gratian Michael); United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1989
Note (Biographical)
Government executive
Note
Interviewed by William Burr on November 5, 1988 and January 12, 1989
Note (Provenance)
Gratian M. Yatsevitch, Gift 1989
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
14387136
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-m4ak-7p71
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.