• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

Oral Histories: Z

benedict zobrist

Dr. Benedict Zobrist

Zobrist, Dr. Benedict K.
Interviewed August 30, 1990

Dr. Benedict Zobrist was director of the Harry S. Truman Library from 1971-1994. Zobrist worked to develop the library as a research institution. At the request of Margaret Truman Daniel, he directed his staff to complete an inventory of the Truman home in 1981-1982, then oversaw the transfer of the home from the National Archives to the National Park Service after Bess Truman's death in October 1982.

Interview (pdf - 131KB)

 
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Zumault, Viola
Interviewed March 14, 1996

Viola Zumault became friends with Mary Jane Truman after joining the Order of the Eastern Star. Zumault gives a detailed description of the society and also discusses letters she received from Mary Jane Truman.

Interview Not Transcribed

 

Did You Know?

Truman walking with photographer Charles Campbell. Credit: Truman Library

For exercise, Harry Truman walked approximately two miles every morning at a rapid clip of 120 steps per minute, and, for recreation, he enjoyed low-limit poker.