Contents and Arrangement

Oral History Interviews, 1985-1991

5 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

During the research phase of the documentary, Goldstein and Feldman interviewed many of Moe Berg's family members and associates. In some cases, transcripts were made of the interviews, but sometimes, only the audio or video tapes exist. Because of the fragile nature of the tapes, they are restricted from use; however, if researchers need to use these tapes, they will be responsible for the cost of formatting the tape, by permission of the Curator of Manuscripts.

This subseries provides a unique view of Moe Berg in that he is present only through the words and memories of others. Interviewees include family, friends, colleagues in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and teammates from professional baseball, to name a few. Researchers interested in all of Berg's associates contacted about being interview should consult the correspondence files in Series I.


This subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by name of interviewee. Transcripts precede video when they exist.

Collection History


Duplicate materials were removed during 2013 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Holly Mengel in 2013. Finding aid written by Holly Mengel in 2013.

New accession added to the finding aid by Kelly Bolding in 2015.

Born-digital materials were processed by Sara Rogers in 2018. Finding aid description of audiovisual and born-digital materials was updated by Kelly Bolding in 2019.

A portion of the audiovisual materials in this collection were digitized in 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of this collection is open for research, with the exception of audiovisual media that have not yet been digitized.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Oral History Interviews; Neil Goldstein Collection of Working Files on Moe Berg, C1449, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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