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  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Iris R. Powers papers
    Date (inclusive): 1969-1979
    Date (bulk): 1972-1973
    Collection Number: 83013
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Transcripts of meetings, correspondence, writings, testimony, and printed matter relating to readjustment of American prisoners of war returning from the Vietnamese War.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Powers, Iris R.


    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], Iris R. Powers papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1983.


    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.

    Biographical note

    1917 Born
    1969 Power's son, CWO Lowell S. Powers, reported missing after his plane crashed in Vietnam
    1971 National Coordinator of National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia
    1972-1973 Chairman of the Repatriation, Rehabilitation and Readjustment (Triple R) Committee
    1971 Consultant to the Center for Prisoner of War Studies regarding family matters
    1970-1971 Consultant to the Department of the Army
    1997 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Repatriation, Rehabilitation, and Readjustment Committee (Triple R)files consist of meeting transcripts, correspondence, writings, testimony, and printed matter accounting the treatment of American POWs (Prisoner of War) and of those missing in action (MIAs). The Personal papers file includes photographs, certificates, hearings, presentations, and printed materials on the Triple R Committee and testimonies of American POW experience in Southeast Asia.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia.
    Prisoners of war.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Prisoners and prisons, North Vietnamese.