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BOX II:78-128 Part II: Speeches and Writings, 1934-2006
Correspondence, drafts and typescripts, notes, background and research material, transcripts, agreements and contracts, proposals and outlines, proofs, biographical material, publication and production material, copyright releases and permissions, blurbs and endorsements, reviews, royalty statements, printed matter, and miscellaneous material concerning McNamara's articles, books, commentary, editorials, interviews, radio and television appearances, and speeches as well as speeches and writings by others.
Arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material.
BOX II:78 Articles and miscellaneous writings
About McNamara
Hendrickson, Paul, “A Man Divided against Himself,” Washington Post, 1988
Index to reference material about McNamara, compiled by Gordon Jones, 1996
Morris, Thomas, “Robert S. McNamara: Pentagon Genius,” published in Giants in Management (1985), edited by Robert L. Haught, 1978
BOX II: 79 Printed copies and typescripts, 1961-1969, 1985-2005
(2 folders)
By McNamara
Correspondence and drafts, 1997-2005
Editorials, 1992-1993, 1999-2005
Printed copies, 1982-2001
(2 folders)
“The Conference on Disarmament Should Focus on Steps To Move Toward a “Nuclear Free World',” Disarmament Diplomacy, 1996
Foreword for War No More by Robert Hinde and Joseph Rotblat, 2003
“Nuclear Weapons and Global Security,” with Hans Bethe and Kurt Gottfried, 1990-1991
BOX II: 80 Biographical material
Miscellaneous, 1980-1981, 1987-1997
Who's Who entries, 1972-2000
Blurbs and endorsements, 1990, 1997, 2004
Argument without End See also Container II:73, Vietnam War Project
Blight, James G., and Janet M. Lang
Correspondence, 1997-2000
(4 folders)
Miscellany, 1997-1999
Book tour, 1998-1999
(2 folders)
BOX II: 81 Correspondence, 1997-2001
Cushman, John H., 1970, 1993-1997
Rough drafts and notes, 1997-1998
Working copies, 1998
Bellagio draft
McNamara corrected text
Text, front matter and chapters 1-7
(3 folders)
BOX II: 82 Biersteker, Thomas J., chapter 8
Blight, James G., chapter 7
(2 folders)
Brigham, Robert K., chapter 7
McNamara, Robert
Front matter, chapters 1-4
(2 folders)
BOX II: 83 Chapters 5-6
(2 folders)
Schandler, Herbert Y., chapter 7
(2 folders)
BOX II: 84 Editing by Geoffrey Shandler, 1998
First edit
Chapter edits with McNamara's revisions
Front matter, chapters 1-6
(2 folders)
BOX II: 85 Chapters 7-8, appendices
Revised edit
Editing comments, 1998
Miscellany, 1985, 1997-1999
“Missed Opportunities?” transcripts from Hanoi Conferences, Vietnam War Project, 1998
Notes, 1998
BOX II: 86 Proposals and outlines
1997, Aug. 6, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Jan. 6, Washington, D.C., 1997-1998
Feb. 7-8, Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.
Agenda and background material
(2 folders)
Mar. 28-30, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
BOX II: 87 Welch, David
July 27-31, Bellagio Conference, Bellagio, Italy, 1997-1998
Aug. 30, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Osnos, Peter, meetings, 1997-1998
Reviews, 1999-2000
Royalties, 1999-2005
Schandler, Herbert Y., 1977, 1984, 1996-1999
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., meeting, 1999
BOX II: 88 Why Did We Fight the War?” television program, Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK), 1964-1969, 1998
Writings by McNamara, 1999
Blundering into Disaster, book reviews, 1986-1987
In Retrospect
Abstract, 1995
Agreements and contracts
In Retrospect, 1993-1997
“In Retrospect II,” (published as Argument without End), 1998-1999
American Gold Star Mothers, 1995
About McNamara
Alter, Jonathan, “Confessing the Sins of Vietnam,” Newsweek, interview transcript and printed copy, 1995 See also Container II:89, “We Were Wrong, Terribly Wrong”
Miscellaneous, 1996-1999
BOX II: 89 By McNamara
Letter to the editor, New York Times, in response to “McNamara's War, and Mine,” by Louis G. Sarris, 1995
“We Were Wrong, Terribly Wrong,” Newsweek, 1995 See also Container II:88, Alter, Jonathan
Audio book, 1995
Background and research material
Chapter 2, “The Early Years,” 1961-1967, 1992
Chapter 3, “The Fatal Fall of 1963,” 1963-1972, 1992-1994
Chapter 4, “A Time of Transition,” 1963-1964
BOX II: 90 Chapter 5, “The Tonkin Gulf Resolution,” 1964, 1970, 1984-1994
Chapter 6, “The 1964 Election and Its Aftermath,” 1964-1965, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX II: 91 Chapter 7, “The Decision to Escalate,” 1965
(2 folders)
BOX II: 92 July
Chapter 8, “The Christmas Bombing Pause,” 1965-1966 See also Classified
(2 folders)
BOX II: 93 Chapter 9, “Troubles Deepen,” 1965-1967
(2 folders)
Chapter 10, “Estrangement and Departure”
Chronological file
1967, May-Sept.
BOX II: 94 1967, Oct.-1968, 1993
Comments on strategy memorandum, 1967
Departure from Defense Department, 1967-1968, 1984
March on the Pentagon, 1967, 1984
“Pennsylvania” channel, 1967, 1979-1983, 1994
Senate Committee on Armed Services, Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee (Stennis hearings), 1967
BOX II: 95 Chapter 11, “The Lessons of Vietnam,” 1968-1994
Miscellaneous, 1961-1971, 1978-1994 See also Oversize
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