The WBG Archives Oral History Program captures personal recollections of interviewees. The opinions, findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in these oral histories do not reflect official views or policy of the World Bank Group, its Executive Directors, or the governments they represent. The World Bank Group is not responsible for the accuracy of the information included in the interview transcripts and/or recordings.
This month we feature oral history transcripts related to President Robert S. McNamara. The following interviews capture a social history of the experiences of staff during President Robert S. McNamara’s tenure from 1968-1981. A recent retrospective publication by McNamara’s six former assistants, gives personal insights into his work and legacy.