Biography: Robert A. Taft 1968

A Guide to the Collection of Oral History Interviews at Indiana University Bloomington

Finding aid prepared by the staff of the Center for the Study of History and Memory with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access, 2000-2002

Creator: Indiana University Center for Documentary Research and Practice
Title: Biography: Robert A. Taft
Collection No.: ohrc003
Dates: 1968

Quantity: 1 Interview

(Audio files, transcripts, and collateral materials )
Abstract: Charles Taft discusses politics in Cincinnati during the late 1920s. He talks about his brother, Robert A. Taft, and his political career.
Location: Interviews are housed in Franklin Hall, Room 0030A. Contact for more information. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
Language: Materials are in English
Repository: Center for Documentary Research and Practice
Franklin Hall 0030B
601 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Business Number: 812-855-2856

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one interview, lasting fifty minutes. The interview consists of one audiotape and a typed transcript, as well as collateral materials.


Usage Restrictions:

The archive of the Center for Documentary Research and Practice at Indiana University is open to the use of researchers. Copies of transcript pages are available only when such copies are permitted by the deed of gift. Scholars must honor any restrictions the interviewee placed on the use of the interview. Since some of our earlier (pre-computer) transcripts do not exist in final form, any editing marks in a transcript (deletions, additions, corrections) are to be quoted as marked. Audio files may not be copied for patrons unless the deed of gift permits it, and a transcript is unavailable for that interview. The same rules of use that apply to a transcript apply to the audio interview. Interviews may not be reproduced in full for any public use, but excerpted quotes may be used as long as researchers fully cite the data in their research, including accession number, interview date, interviewee's and interviewer's name, and page(s).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[interviewee first name last name] interview, by [interviewer first name last name], [interview date(s)], [call number], [project name], Center for Documentary Research and Practice, Indiana University, Bloomington, [page number(s) or tape number and side if no transcript; if digital audio and no transcript, cite time when quote occurs].

Acquisition Information

Oral history interviews conducted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory from 1968 to the present, with particular focus on the history of twentieth-century America and the Midwest.

Collection Inventory

Taft, Charles P. , August 9, 1968

No(s): 68-014

Physical Description: 20 pages; 1 reel, 3 3/4 ips.; 50 minutes; index; Robert A. Taft biographical information sheet

Scope and Content Note: Charles Taft, a Cincinnati, Ohio politician, discusses his and his brother's career in politics. He discusses the election of Herbert Hoover and the establishment of the Charter Movement in Ohio cities and counties. He also discusses possible corruption in sectors of Cincinnati politics.

Indexed Terms:

  • Places:
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    • Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Occupations:
    • Politician
  • Subjects:
    • 1924 Charter Amendment
    • 1925 Taft Bills
    • 1927 city election
    • political campaign
    • African-American candidates
    • political corruption
    • Prohibition politics
    • state budget
  • Corporate Bodies:
    • Cincinnati Charter Committee
    • Cincinnatus Association
    • Democratic Party
    • Hamilton County Charter Commission
    • Ohio State Legislature
    • Republican Party
  • People:
    • Bentley, Henry
    • Berry, Theodore M.
    • Bevis, Howard L.
    • Gorman, Robert
    • Hoover, Herbert C.
    • Longworth, Nicholas
    • Seasongood, Murray

Access Status: Open