Register of the Arnold Ellsworth True papers

Finding aid prepared by Dale Reed
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Arnold Ellsworth True papers
Date (inclusive): 1885-1990
Collection Number: 90011
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 15 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (7.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings relating to American naval operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II, especially the sinking of the destroyer Hammann at the battle of Midway, anti-war protest movements in the United States during the Vietnam War, and government surveillance of these movements. Includes United States government documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: True, Arnold Ellsworth, 1901-1979.

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arnold Ellsworth True papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1901 Born, Owen County, Kentucky
1920 Graduate, United States Naval Academy; commissioned ensign, U.S. Navy
1931 M.S. in meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1939 Graduate, U.S. Naval War College
1939-1942 Commanding officer, U.S.S. Hammann
1942-1943 Commanding officer, Destroyer Division Three
1943-1944 Commanding officer, Destroyer Squadron Two
1945-1946 Staff officer, Atlantic Fleet
1946 Retired from U.S. Navy as rear admiral
1947-1968 Professor of meteorology, San Jose State College
1969 Member, U.S. Study Team on Religious and Political Freedom in Vietnam
1979 Died, Palo Alto, California

Scope and Content of Collection

The Arnold Ellsworth True papers document the life of a United States naval officer whose career took an unusual turn. The most dramatic moments of True's naval service came during World War II in 1942 when he was at the Battle of the Coral Sea and subsequently at the Battle of Midway as captain of the destroyer Hammann. At the Coral Sea, the Hammann came to the relief of the stricken aircraft carrier Lexington and was credited with saving hundreds of American seamen from the sinking ship. A somewhat similar situation arose at Midway when the Hammann came to the aid of the Yorktown. While efforts to contain damage on the crippled carrier were underway it was hit by more torpedoes, and so too was the Hammann as it lay alongside. Both ships were lost. Many of the Hammann's crew died, and True himself was wounded. He was awarded the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal for his conduct in these battles.
After early disability retirement from the Navy, Admiral True undertook a second career as a faculty member at San Jose State College. Meanwhile, he had become increasingly convinced of the futility of war and became a Quaker, joining the Society of Friends in 1947. The bulk of the collection documents his advocacy of the cause of peace, especially during the Vietnam War era. True was an early opponent of American military involvement in Vietnam, and he successfully contested an effort by the U.S. Navy to prevent him, as a retired officer, from speaking out publicly on foreign policy issues. After the Navy withdrew its objections, in 1967 True embarked on a national speaking tour sponsored by Veterans for Peace in Vietnam. Together with a few other like-minded retired generals and admirals, among them retired Marine Corps General David M. Shoup, whose papers are also in the Hoover Institution Archives, he achieved national notice. Senator J. William Fulbright consulted him in conjunction with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's investigation of the Tonkin Gulf incident. In 1969, Admiral True joined a study team mission to South Vietnam sponsored by American religious groups. The team produced a report critical of the U.S.-supported government of that country.
Also included in the collection are redacted official documents sought and received from U.S. government agencies by Corinne True, the admiral's widow, under the Freedom of Information Act. They document government surveillance of him and establish that he was a target of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hammann (Ship)
United States. Navy--Officers.
Internal security--United States.
Midway, Battle of, 1942.
Peace.
Radicalism--United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.

Boxes 1-3

Biographical File, 1901-1984

Scope and Contents note

Personal documents, biographical data, and printed matter relating to Arnold Ellsworth True.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Biographical data, 1901-1973

Scope and Contents note

Birth certificate and biographical sketches.
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Obituaries, 1979-1980

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Memorial service notes, 1979

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Biography, Arnold Ellsworth True: Destroyer Captain, Maverick Admiral, by Norman W. Shaw, 1980

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, finished typescript, and printed copy.
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Family, 1941-1974

Scope and Contents note

Clippings and miscellany relating to family members.
 

General, 1925-1984

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, printed articles, certificates, notes, schedules, and miscellany relating to True or referring to him. Includes announcements and programs of events at which he was a speaker or which he attended.
Box/Folder 1 : 6

1925-1947

Box/Folder 1 : 7

1952-1958

Box/Folder 1 : 8

1961-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 9

1967 February-September

Box/Folder 1 : 10

1967 October-November

Box/Folder 2 : 1

1967 December

Box/Folder 2 : 2

1968 January-February

Scope and Contents note

Includes U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Gulf of Tonkin incident.
Box/Folder 2 : 3

1968 March-May

Box/Folder 2 : 4

1968 June-October

Box/Folder 2 : 5

1969 January-June

Box/Folder 2 : 6

1969 July-December

Box/Folder 3 : 1

1970

Box/Folder 3 : 2

1971

Box/Folder 3 : 3

1972

Box/Folder 3 : 4

1973

Box/Folder 3 : 5

1974

Box/Folder 3 : 6

1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes World Citizens Assembly proceedings.
Box/Folder 3 : 7

1976-1977

Box/Folder 3 : 8

1978-1979

Box/Folder 3 : 9

1980-1984

Scope and Contents note

Posthumous references.
Box/Folder 3 : 10

Undated

Boxes 3-4

Chronological File, 1932-1987

Scope and Contents note

Compilation of photocopies of significant letters, writings, other documents, clippings, and photographs from the papers of Arnold Ellsworth True, arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 3 : 11-12

Bound copies, 1932-1967

Box/Folder 4 : 1-2

Expanded unbound copy, 1932-1987

Box 4

United States Navy File, 1938-1976

Scope and Contents note

Citations, awards, correspondence, and miscellany documenting the active duty U.S. Navy service of Arnold Ellsworth True and his official dealings with the Navy after retirement. See also: Declassified U.S. Government Records.
Box/Folder 4 : 3

Citations and awards, 1938-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes U.S. Naval Academy Bachelor of Science certificate; Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Commendation Ribbon, and Bronze Star awards; and certificate of retirement.
Box/Folder 4 : 4

Active duty correspondence, 1942-1946

Scope and Contents note

Official correspondence and personnel records.
Box/Folder 4 : 5

Correspondence with families of shipmates killed in action, 1942-1943

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Miscellany, 1939-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes ship's newspapers, humorous writings, and histories of U.S.S. Morris and U.S.S. Mustin, ships under True's command.
Box/Folder 4 : 7

Retirement correspondence, 1952-1976

Scope and Contents note

Official correspondence with the Department of the Navy. Unofficial correspondence with naval acquaintances can be found in the Correspondence series.
Box/Folder 4 : 8

Speech ban controversy, 1966-1967

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memorandum, Department of Defense directives, and clippings relating to Department of the Navy effort to prevent True from speaking on foreign policy issues.
Box 5

San Jose State College File, 1953-1968

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, and miscellany documenting the San Jose State College service of Arnold Ellsworth True.
Box/Folder 5 : 1

Correspondence, 1953-1976

Scope and Contents note

Official college correspondence. Unofficial correspondence with colleagues can be found in the Correspondence series.
Box/Folder 5 : 2

Meteorology program curricula for Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, 1959-1962

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Professors on the Right controversy, 1961-1962

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda and clippings relating to an academic freedom issue dispute with self-described Professors on the Right on the college campus.
Box/Folder 5 : 4

Retirement notice and service award, 1968

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Miscellany, 1967

Scope and Contents note

College publications and speech.
Boxes 5-8

Speeches and Writings, 1932-1979

Scope and Contents note

Speeches and writings by Arnold Ellsworth True.
Box/Folder 5 : 6

"The Structure of Tropical Cyclones," U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1937 March

Scope and Contents note

Printed Spanish translation in Boletín del Observatorio Nacional (Cuba).
Box/Folder 5 : 7

"The Other War," Common Sense, 1943 May

Scope and Contents note

Printed and typed copies. Published under pseudonym Commander.
Box/Folder 5 : 8

"The Weather Man Sets D-Day," speech, Engineers' Club, San Francisco, California, 1944 May 11

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 9

"A Mathematical Interpretation of a Theory of the Universe," 1944 November

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 10

Speech to graduating class, U.S. Navy Technical School, Treasure Island, California, 1944

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 11

"Ends and Means: A Meditation," circa 1946

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 12

"A Working Hypothesis," 1946

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 13

"Statement on Universal Military Training," 1951

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 14

"The Junto Club," speech to graduating class, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1953 January 23

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 15

"New Frontiers," speech to graduating class, Monterey Peninsula College, 1953 June 13

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and mimeograph.
Box/Folder 5 : 16

"World Peace," speech to graduating class, Pescadero Union High School, 1957 June 6

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 17

"The Wisdom of Insecurity," speech to graduating class, Pescadero Union High School, 1961 June 15

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph.
Box/Folder 5 : 18

"Secret Dispatches of a Russian Diplomat" (satirical essay), 1962 February 21

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and mimeograph.
Box/Folder 5 : 19

Perspective television program on meteorology (San Jose State College television series), 1963 April 20-27

Scope and Contents note

Mimeographed transcripts.
Box/Folder 5 : 20

"Economic Effects of Disarmament," 1965 March

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 21

"Who's Gullible?," 1965 May

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph.
Box/Folder 5 : 22

"Vietnam," speech, San Jose, California, 1965 October 16

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 23

"Manipulation," 1965

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 5 : 24

"The Tonkin Gulf Incident, August 2, 1964," 1966 March

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and mimeograph.
Box/Folder 5 : 25

"Statement on Asian Policy and the Vietnam War," 1966 April 18

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph and printed copy (U.S. Farm News, 1967 June).
Box/Folder 5 : 26

"Washington Visitation, April 18-30, 1966," circa 1966 April

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph. Account of American Friends Service Committee meeting with Congressmen in Washington, D.C.
Box/Folder 5 : 27

"Vietnam: Voices and Actions of Our Community," 1966 December

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph.
Box/Folder 5 : 28

"If the Vietnam War Escalates into China: The Military Problems, Risks and Prospects" (contribution to symposium), Minority of One, 1967 January

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copy.
Box/Folder 5 : 29

Speech, Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace national meeting, Washington, D.C., 1967 September 27

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy.
Box/Folder 5 : 30

"Can We Win in Vietnam? Veterans Stars and Stripes for Peace," 1967 October

Scope and Contents note

Typescript, printed copy, and U.S. Farm News reprint (1967 November).
Box/Folder 6 : 1

"Vietnam: Dead End in Asia," 1967 October

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph and printed copy inserted by Senator Vance Hartke in Congressional Record (1967 October 20).
Box/Folder 6 : 2

"If We Had Permitted the Geneva Accords to Become Effective," Grass Roots Forum, 1967 December 30

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy.
Box/Folder 6 : 3

"An Admiral Speaks on Vietnam: Civilization Depends on Co-existence and Cooperation," Churchman, 1968 March

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy.
Box/Folder 6 : 4

Message to Eugene McCarthy campaign headquarters, 1968 March

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 6 : 5

"The Gulf of Tonkin Incidents," 1968 March

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy of correspondence with J. William Fulbright inserted by Fulbright in the Congressional Record (1968 March 27).
Box/Folder 6 : 6

"An Honorable Peace," Grass Roots Forum, 1968 August 17

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copy.
Box/Folder 6 : 7

Statement to Democratic Party National Convention Platform Committee, Washington, D.C., 1968 August 20

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and mimeograph.
Box/Folder 6 : 8

Testimony on behalf of Friends Committee on National Legislation to U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee opposing Department of Defense budget requests, Washington, D.C., 1969 May

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copy.
Box/Folder 6 : 9

"Report of U.S. Study Team on Religious and Political Freedom in Vietnam," 1969 June

Scope and Contents note

Collective report by True and other team members. Printed copy inserted in Congressional Record by Senator Abraham Ribicoff (1969 June 17).
Box/Folder 6 : 10

"The Hoa Binh Study: An Inquiry into Political and Religious Freedom in Vietnam," 1969 June

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph. Individual report by True as member of U.S. Study Team on Religious and Political Freedom in Vietnam.
Box/Folder 6 : 11

Christmas message, 1969 December

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 6 : 12

Statement on Vietnam for Committee of Responsibility, 1969

Scope and Contents note

Holograph.
Box/Folder 6 : 13

Statement to court on behalf of John Braxton, draft resister, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970 December 13

Scope and Contents note

Typescript. Includes related letters and clippings.
Box/Folder 6 : 14

"American Prisoners in Vietnam," 1970

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 6 : 15

"Effect of the Vietnam War on National Security," circa 1970

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 6 : 16

"On Surveillance of Civilians by the Military," 1971 January 12

Scope and Contents note

Statement by True issued as press release by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace.
Box/Folder 6 : 17

"National Security," 1972

Scope and Contents note

Typescript. Written for George McGovern campaign committee.
Box/Folder 6 : 18

"A Brief for World Community," speech, World Citizens Assembly, San Francisco, California, 1975 July 22

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 6 : 19

"Dialogue with National Security," 1975

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 6 : 20

"The Happy Kingdom," 1976 September 30

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 7 : 1

Autobiographical writings, circa 1978-1979

Scope and Contents note

Thirty-two autobiographical vignettes intended as parts of an uncompleted autobiography.
Box/Folder 7 : 2

"Christmas Eve Off Death Island," 1979

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copy in The Way It Was: As Told By Those Who Were There (collection of writings by members of a Palo Alto, California senior citizens writing group).
Box/Folder 7 : 3

"A Definition of God," undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and mimeograph.
Box/Folder 7 : 4

"SALT II," undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
Box/Folder 7 : 5

"The United Nations," undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript.
 

Letters to the editor

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Re Japanese American internment (with Corinne True), San Carlos Enquirer, 1943 November 19

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copy.
Box/Folder 7 : 7

Re Vietnam War, Progressive, 1965 May

Scope and Contents note

Typescript, mimeograph, and printed copy.
Box/Folder 7 : 8

General, 1961-1977

Scope and Contents note

Typescripts and printed copies. Assorted letters to the editor, mainly re Vietnam War and other peace issues.
Box/Folder 7 : 9

Poems, 1932-1978

Scope and Contents note

Holographs and typescripts.
Box/Folder 7 : 10-11

Speech notes, mainly re Vietnam War and other peace issues, 1966-1976

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Speech notes, mainly re Vietnam War and other peace issues (cont'd.), 1966-1976

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Miscellany, undated

Scope and Contents note

Notes and fragments.
Boxes 8-10

Correspondence, 1885-1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes family correspondence and correspondence of Corinne True after her husband's death.
 

General, 1942-1986

Box/Folder 8 : 3

1942-1957

Box/Folder 8 : 4

1961-1966

Box/Folder 8 : 5

1967-1969

Box/Folder 8 : 6

1970-1978

Box/Folder 8 : 7

1979

Box/Folder 8 : 8

1980-1986

Box/Folder 8 : 9

Undated

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Family correspondence, 1885-1979

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Unanswered letters to high government officials re public policy issues, 1948-1977

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Abrams, Irwin, 1947-1954

Box/Folder 9 : 4

American Civil Liberties Union, 1965-1967

Box/Folder 9 : 5

American Friends Service Committee, 1967-1971

Box/Folder 9 : 6

Anderson, John Z. (Congressman), re Japanese American internment, 1943-1944

Box/Folder 9 : 7

Arms of Friendship (person-to-person Soviet-American pen pal program), 1960-1962

Box/Folder 9 : 8

Belli, Melvin M., 1968

Box/Folder 9 : 9

Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace, 1967-1969

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Conyers, John, Jr. (Congressman), 1969

Box/Folder 9 : 11

Cousins, Norman (Saturday Review), 1975

Box/Folder 9 : 12

Davis, Rennie, 1968

Box/Folder 9 : 13

Deakin, James (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), 1967

Box/Folder 9 : 14

Drinan, Robert F. (Congressman), 1970-1982

Box/Folder 9 : 15

Duncan, Donald W. (Ramparts; Support Our Soldiers), 1968-1969

Box/Folder 9 : 16

Fleming, D. F., 1966-1971

Box/Folder 9 : 17

Ford, William Wallace (General), 1967-1976

Box/Folder 9 : 18

Friends Committee on National Legislation, 1951-1967

Box/Folder 9 : 19

Fulbright, J. William (Senator), 1966-1974

Box/Folder 9 : 20

Goertzel, Victor, 1977

Box/Folder 9 : 21

Gore, Albert (Senator), 1970

Box/Folder 9 : 22

Gorman, Patrick E., 1967

Box/Folder 9 : 23

Greene, Felix, 1969-1970

Box/Folder 9 : 24

Havrilla, Joseph and Lorraine, 1972-1979

Box/Folder 9 : 25

Heisler, Francis, re Tonkin Gulf incident, 1966

Box/Folder 9 : 26

Hester, Hugh B. (General), 1976

Box/Folder 9 : 27

Jarrell, Albert E. (Admiral), 1965

Box/Folder 9 : 28

Kahn, Albert E., 1973

Box/Folder 9 : 29

Keating, Edward M., 1967

Box/Folder 9 : 30

Kita, Hiromasa, 1965-1984

Box/Folder 9 : 31

La Rocque, Gene R. (Admiral; Center for Defense Information), 1972-1987

Box/Folder 9 : 32

Lord, Walter, re Battle of Midway, 1966-1967

Box/Folder 10 : 1

McDermid, Nancy, 1970

Box/Folder 10 : 2

McGovern, George (Senator), 1972-1973

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Mumford, Lewis, 1965

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Nixon, Richard M. (President), 1969-1971

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Overseas Vietnamese Buddhist Association, 1969

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Palo Alto Friends Meeting, 1969-1977

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Pauling, Linus, 1977-1981

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Petersen, Gerald A., 1966-1976

Box/Folder 10 : 9

Ribicoff, Abraham (Senator), 1969

Box/Folder 10 : 10

Sabin, L. S. (Admiral), 1965-1968

Box/Folder 10 : 11

Shaw, Norman, mainly re U.S.S. Hammann, 1976-1982

Box/Folder 10 : 12

Smith, Sheldon D., 1971-1978

Box/Folder 10 : 13

Sombart, George and Mary, 1968-1969

Box/Folder 10 : 14

Spock, Benjamin, 1968-1971

Box/Folder 10 : 15

Triplett, Hall, 1968

Box/Folder 10 : 16

United States Department of Defense, re conscientious objectors, 1966

Box/Folder 10 : 17

United States Department of State, 1965

Box/Folder 10 : 18

United States Selective Service System (letters on behalf of individual conscientious objectors), 1967-1971

Box/Folder 10 : 19

Veterans for Peace, 1967-1972

Box/Folder 10 : 20

Warren, Earl (Governor), 1951

Box/Folder 10 : 21

Windchy, Eugene G., re Gulf of Tonkin incident, 1967-1971

Boxes 10-11

Freedom of Information Act File, 1987-1990

Scope and Contents note

Responses by U.S. government agencies to Freedom of Information Act requests by Corinne True with redacted photocopies of records provided.
Box/Folder 10 : 22

General

Box/Folder 10 : 23

United States Central Intelligence Agency, 1987

Box/Folder 10 : 24

United States Department of Defense, 1989

Box/Folder 10 : 25

United States Department of State, 1987-1988

Scope and Contents note

Responses include photocopies of passport documents.
Box/Folder 10 : 26

United States Department of the Air Force, 1988-1989

Scope and Contents note

Responses include redacted photocopy of Defense Intelligence Agency report.
Box/Folder 10 : 27

United States Department of the Army, 1990

Scope and Contents note

Response includes redacted photocopy of intelligence report.
Box/Folder 11 : 1

United States Department of the Navy, 1987-1989

Scope and Contents note

Responses include photocopies of Naval Academy records and redacted photocopies of intelligence reports.
Box/Folder 11 : 2-4

United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1987-1989

Scope and Contents note

Responses include redacted photocopies of intelligence reports.
Box/Folder 11 : 5

United States National Security Agency, 1987

Box/Folder 11 : 6

United States Postal Service, 1987

Box 12

Subject File, 1943-1986

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter and miscellany not directly relating to Arnold Ellsworth True.
Box/Folder 12 : 1

Meteorology, 1943-1968

Scope and Contents note

Speech, printed article, and clipping.
 

Peace, 1946-1983

Scope and Contents note

Much of this material relates to the Vietnam War and associated anti-war movement, but it also includes material on more general issues of peace.
Box/Folder 12 : 2-4

Clippings, 1946-1983

Box/Folder 12 : 4

Printed articles, 1947-1978

Box/Folder 12 : 5

Newsletters and serial issues, 1963-1971

Box/Folder 12 : 6

Pamphlets, 1959-1967

Box/Folder 12 : 7

Leaflets and flyers, 1961-1974

Box/Folder 13 : 1

Resolutions, statements and circulars, 1959-1974

Box/Folder 13 : 2

Congressional Record excerpts, 1965-1969

Box/Folder 13 : 3

D. F. Fleming printed articles, 1965-1971

Box/Folder 13 : 4

Art Hoppe newspaper columns (San Francisco Chronicle), 1965-1971

Box/Folder 13 : 5

Stanford University press releases, 1959-1966

Box/Folder 13 : 6

South Vietnamese publications, 1969

Scope and Contents note

Leaflets, clippings and serial issues collected by True during his visit to South Vietnam with the U.S. Study Team on Religious and Political Freedom in Vietnam.
Box/Folder 13 : 7

Other foreign publications, 1963-1964

Scope and Contents note

Soviet and South Korean newspaper issues.
Box/Folder 13 : 8

United States Navy, 1975-1986

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter and miscellany. Includes material on Battle of Midway and on U.S.S. Rizal, a ship on which True served.
Box/Folder 13 : 9

Miscellany, 1953-1981

Scope and Contents note

Printed matter.
Box 14

Oversize File, 1918-1951

Scope and Contents note

Scrapbooks.
Box 14

Scrapbook of Nannie True, mother of Arnold Ellsworth True, including poems, letters and clippings, 1918-1951

Box 14

Scrapbook re World War II service of Arnold Ellsworth True on U.S.S. Hammann, including letters, clippings and photographs, 1942-1943

Boxes 14-16

Audiovisual File, circa 1886-1979

Scope and Contents note

Photographs, drawing, watercolor, and sound recordings.
Box 14

Album of family and naval service photographs, circa 1886-1954

Box/Folder 15 : 1

Photographs of family and naval service scenes, 1930s-1970s

Box/Folder 15 : 2

Photocopies of photographs, mainly of family scenes, 1900s-1970s

Box/Folder 15 : 3

Drawing of Arnold Ellsworth True, undated

Box/Folder 15 : 4

Watercolor of Tanforan Internment Camp, California, painted by Hikari Inouye, 1942

Box 16

Two sound discs, circa 1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes a Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace recording of speeches by Arnold Ellsworth True, former South Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Van Dinh, and Senator Thruston B. Morton; and a World Peace Broadcasting Foundation recording of speech by Senator Wayne Morse.
Box 16

Four sound tape reels, circa 1967-1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes speeches by Arnold Ellsworth True, an interview with True and Norman Mailer, and Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace radio commercial messages.
Box 16

Five sound cassettes, circa 1971-1977

Scope and Contents note

Includes speeches by Arnold Ellsworth True and a radio interview with True and Studs Terkel.
Box 15

Declassified U.S. Government Records, 1942, 1944

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder chronologically by date of creation.
Box/Folder 15 : 5

2016 February release of records, 1942, 1944

Scope and Contents note

United States Navy memoranda, report, and correspondence relating to naval action and citation recommendations, particularly in relation to the sinking of the U.S.S. Hammann.