Oral history interview with Ellis W. Williamson, 1988

 

Name
Williamson, Ellis W. (Ellis Warner), 1918-2007 (Interviewee)
Burr, William (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Ellis W. Williamson, 1988
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Ellis W. Williamson, 1988
Abstract
Personal and family background; education; pre-Iran military experiences; duties and authority while in Iran; military assistance and development; state of Iranian infrastructure during 1960s and 1970s; the White Revolution; Iranian military capability and buildup; relationship with Shah; relationship with United States ambassadors to iran; impressions of U.S. State Department; impressions of Unite d States Department of Defense; working relationship with Iranian military; supply of weapons to Iran and United States advisory presence; training of Iranian military; Iranian regional relations; visit of Nixon and Kissinger to Iran in May 1972 activities in Iran of United States private defense industries; growth of Iranian-American relations; popular support for Shah; Iranian internal security; working relationship between United States military and diplomatic presence in Iran
Collection Name
Iranian-American relations project
Subjects
Soldiers--United States; Military assistance, American; Iran History Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, 1941-1979; United States Foreign relations Iran; Iran Foreign relations United States; Williamson, Ellis W. (Ellis Warner), 1918-2007; United States. Department of State; United States. Department of Defense
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1988
Note (Biographical)
Military advisor
Note
Interviewed by William Burr on February 10, March 11 and April 13, 1988
Note (Provenance)
Ellis W. Williamson, Gift 1988
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
14387124
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-emvt-2p11
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.