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Register of the Wilbur Eveland papers, 1941-1983
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Box: 1-14

Ropes of Sand file 1941-1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes galleys, typescripts, printed matter, correspondence, diaries, badges, and one sound recording related to the publication of Ropes of Sand: America's Failure in the Middle East. Arranged alphabetically by format, with drafts arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Badges, Corps of Intelligence Police, 1941, undated

Box: 1

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 1 : 2-3

Berger, Elmer, 1978-1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

CIA and Department of Justice, concerning security commitments, 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Philby, H. A. R. (Kim) letter, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 6-7

Diaries, 1977-1979

Box: 1-12

Drafts

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Typescript, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 1-3

Typescript, undated (contd.)

Box/Folder: 2 : 4-6

Typescript, Innocents Abroad by Eveland and Thomas Faber, circa 1978

Scope and Content Note

Early draft of Ropes of Sand
Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Typescript, Innocents Abroad by Eveland and Thomas Faber, circa 1978 (contd.)

Scope and Content Note

Early draft of Ropes of Sand
Box/Folder: 3 : 2-5

Typescript, outline and annotated first draft, 1978

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Typescript, outline and annotated first draft, 1978 (contd.)

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Typescript, partial first draft, June 1978

Box/Folder: 4 : 3-5

Typescript, Innocents Abroad by Wilbur Eveland and Thomas Faber, August 1978

Scope and Content Note

Early draft of Ropes of Sand
Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Partial typescript, outline, revision notes, chapter drafts, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 5 : 2-15

Typescript, "Norton Book," Prologue-Chapter 13, circa 1979

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence
Box/Folder: 6 : 1-14

Typescript, "Norton Book," Chapter 14-Chapter 27, circa 1979

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence
Box/Folder: 7 : 1-2

Partial typescript, circa 1979

Box/Folder: 7 : 3-5

Typescript, Star's draft, April 1979

Box/Folder: 8 : 1

Typescript, Star's draft, April 1979 (contd.)

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

Partial draft, outline, book proposal, notes, April 1979

Scope and Content Note

Possibly part of Star's draft.
Box/Folder: 8 : 3-5

Typescript, October 1979

Box/Folder: 9 : 1-2

Typescript, October 1979 (contd.)

Box/Folder: 9 : 3-6

Typescript, November 1979

Box/Folder: 10 : 1-2

Galley, January 1980

Box/Folder: 10 : 3-4

Galley with Eveland's corrections, January 1980

Box/Folder: 11 : 1-2

Galley with Eveland's corrections, February 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes note about galley's use during a meeting between Eveland, Mark Lynch, and CIA attorneys
Box/Folder: 11 : 3-5

Galley, "final page proofs before decision to print in light of CIA's refusal to review the book," February 1980

Box/Folder: 12 : 1-3

Galley, master set, second pass, February 1980

Box/Folder: 12 : 4

Index and front matter, March-April 1980

Box/Folder: 12 : 5

Dust jacket materials, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes reviews, photograph of Eveland, clippings on CIA and book release
Box: 12

Freedom of Information Act requests and documents

Box/Folder: 12 : 6

Central Intelligence Agency, 1955-1978

Box/Folder: 13 : 1-3

Department of State, 1953-1978

Box/Folder: 13 : 4

Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice, 1954-1980

Box/Folder: 13 : 5

Photographs, Middle East, 1954, undated

Box/Folder: 13 : 6-7

Printed folios, 1980

Box/Folder: 14 : 1

Proposal for Ropes of Sand, undated

Scope and Content Note

From "Norton Book" typescript
Box/Folder: 14 : 2

Published book, 1980

Box/Folder: 14 : 3

Sound recording, 1977

Scope and Content Note

Telephone conversations with Thomas Farber, John Marks, Ellen Levine, and Starling Lawrence leading to book contracts on compact sound cassette
Box: 14

Increments 1982-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings of articles written by Eveland, correspondence from Eveland to politicians, and reviews of Ropes of Sand. Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder: 14 : 4

1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence
Box/Folder: 14 : 5

1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes Ropes of Sand reviews, clippings by Eveland, correspondence
Box: 14, reading room workstation

Declassified U.S. government records 1955-1958

Scope and Content Note

Consists of formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part, related to the Middle East, the Baghdad Pact, and the Syro-Egyptian Union. Includes some interfiled material determined to be unclassified. Formats include PDF files and paper documents such as correspondence. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover.
Reading room workstation

2010 release of records, 1955-1958

Scope and Content Note

Records relating to the Middle East, particularly U.S. and United Kingdom interests, the Baghdad Pact, and the Syro-Egyptian Union. Available as PDF files. The PDF files are page images, so full-text search is not possible.
Box/Folder: 14 : 6

2011 July release of records, 1955-1956, 1982

Scope and Content Note

Memorandum, letter, and Christmas message, all unclassified, relating to the situation in the Middle East, 1955-1956; unclassified letter, 1982