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Parry Donates Oral Histories to Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

Pam Parry, chair of the Communication Studies Department, recently signed two deeds of gift to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kan., donating two oral histories to the holdings of the library. The first interview is with Mary Jean Eisenhower, the fourth grandchild of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mary Jean Eisenhower is the president and chief executive officer of People to People International, an organization that her grandfather established when he was president. The second interview is with Roger C. Hagerty, who is the son of James A. Hagerty, Eisenhower’s presidential press secretary. Parry interviewed Eisenhower and Hagerty for her dissertation, titled “The PR President: How Ike Transformed Political Communication.” The Eisenhower Library is one of 13 presidential libraries in the nation.