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An Inventory of the Stephen Green collection
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Stephen Green collection
    Dates: 1946-1988
    Collection Number: 86048
    Creator: Green, Stephen, creator.
    Collector: Green, Stephen, collector.
    Collection Size: 21 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 5 microfilm reels (13.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: This collection includes reports, memoranda, dispatches, microfilm, and printed matter, relating to relations between the United States and Israel since 1948, and information regarding Israeli relations with other nations. Among these documents include materials directly related to the Israeli naval and air attack on the U.S.S. Liberty on 8 June 1967 and other military incidents with direct or indirect ties to the Israeli military and defensive forces. These materials were used as research material for the books by Stephen Green, Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel (1984) and Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East (1988).
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stephen Green collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials related to Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1986. An increment of materials related to Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East was acquired in 1988.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    James M. Ennes Papers, 1961-1991, Hoover Institution Archives.
    Ronald G. Kukal Papers, 1967-2000, Hoover Institution Archives.
    Donald Wayne Pageler Papers, 1967-1987, Hoover Institution Archives.
    U.S.S. Liberty Veterans Association Collection, 1967-1996, Hoover Institution Archives.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Prior to writing his first book on American-Israeli relations, Stephen Green (born May 22, 1940) had been working a field director in Somalia for Oxfam Inc., an international famine relief organization. In his own words, his work there as a relief coordinator led him to decide to write about the United States' and Israel's relationship. His first book on the topic, Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel was published in 1984 and the second book, Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East was published in 1988. Alongside these works, Green has also written other articles regarding the complex relations between the United States and Israel. As a freelance journalist, he continues to write and speak on affairs and policies regarding Israel and the Middle East.
    Information obtained primarily from Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2010. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2010. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC 

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Stephen Green Collection includes reports, memoranda, dispatches, microfilm, and printed matter relating to relations between the United States and Israel since 1948, American military assistance to Israel, and information regarding Israeli relations with other nations. Among these documents include materials directly related to the Israeli naval and air attack on the U.S.S. Liberty on 8 June 1967 and other military incidents with direct or indirect ties to the Israeli military and defensive forces. These materials were used as research material for the books by Stephen Green, Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel (1984) and Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East (1988). The collection also many photocopies of U.S. Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and related correspondence. The collection also includes drafts of chapters from Living by the Sword and some correspondence of Stephen Green relating to accumulation of the research material.
    For all of the documents with multiple dates present, such as date of origination, date of declassification and/or sanitation, the date of the origination of the document is used. The original order of the materials as they were when initially acquired was retained as much as possible. The arrangement for the papers is as follows: Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel Research Documents , Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East Research Documents and Oversize File.
    The series Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel Research Documents (Boxes 1-9 and Oversize Boxes 23 and 24) includes research materials used for the book Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel. These research materials include reports, memoranda, dispatches, and printed matter relating to relations between the United States and Israel since 1948. Many of these materials specifically relate to the Israeli naval and air attacks, such as the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty on 8 June 1967. The series also includes some correspondence related to accumulation of the research material and photocopies of U.S. Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
    A significant percentage of the research materials collected for this series came from the following institutions: The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library ( http://www.lbjlibrary.org/collections/ ), the Dwight D. Eisenhower library ( http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/ ), and the National Archives of Records Administration ( http://www.archives.gov/research/ ). This series also includes 5 reels of microfilm of research materials.
    The series Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East Research Documents (Boxes 10-22 and Oversize Boxes 23-25) includes research materials used for Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East. These materials include reports, memoranda, dispatches, and printed matter relating to the complex relations between the United States and Israel from 1948 to the publication of the book in 1988 and correspondence related to accumulation of the research. The series also includes photocopies of U.S. Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and document.
    The series Oversize File (Boxes 23-25) contains research materials from both Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel and Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East. The bulk of the series includes duplication of newspaper articles, majority coming from The New York Times and The Washington Post. This series is arranged first by specific book and physical placement is arranged by size.
    Citations:
    Green, Stephen. Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel, New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1984
    Green Stephen. Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East, Brattleboro, VT, Amana Books, 1988

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Liberty (Ship)
    United States. Navy.
    Israel-Arab War, 1967--Naval operations.
    Jewish-Arab relations.
    Military assistance, American--Israel.
    United States--Foreign relations--Israel.
    Israel--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Armed Forces--Mediterranean Sea.