Register of the Iris R. Powers papers

Finding aid prepared by Danielle Lopez and revised by Tess McCarthy
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Title: Iris R. Powers papers
Date (inclusive): 1969-1979
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.

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1983.

Accruals

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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.

 

Repatriation, Rehabilitation, and Readjustment (Triple R) Committee reports, 1972-1973

Scope and Contents note

Transcripts prepared from tape recordings of the proceedings in original order by date.
Box/Folder 1:1-9

Triple R Committee Transcript of Proceedings, March-June, 1972

Box/Folder 2:1-7

Triple R Committee Transcript of Proceedings, June, 1972-March, 1973

Box/Folder 3:1-6

Triple R Committee Transcript of Proceedings, March-May, 1973

Box/Folder 3:7

Remarks of General Russell Ogan, May, 1973

Box/Folder 3:8

NLOF Transcript of Proceedings, July, 1973

Scope and Contents note

National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia (NLOF), 4th Annual Meeting.
Box/Folder 3:9

Presentation by Iris Powers, September, 1973

Scope and Contents note

Transcript from the Social Worker Regional Coordinator Symposium, Center for Prisoner of War Studies, San Diego, California held from September, 24th to 28th, 1973 in conjunction with the National League of Families (NLOF) and the Development of Family Services.
 

Personal papers file, 1969-1973

Box/Folder 3:10

Consultant for POW/MIA Next-of-Kin Affairs, 1969-1971

Box/Folder 3:11

Hearings on the American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1970-1971

Box/Folder 4:1

CWO Lowell S. Powers' MIA documents, 1969-1979

Box/Folder 4:2

Photographs and certificates, 1970-1971

Box/Folder 4:3

Correspondence, 1970-1973

Box/Folder 4:4

Petition to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, June, 1971

Box/Folder 4:5

"Full Committee Briefing on Project Egress Recap," October, 1972

Box/Folder 4:6

Hearings on American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1972-1973

Box/Folder 4:7

"NLOF and the Development of Family Services," presentation, 1973-1974

Box/Folder 4:8-9

Hearings on Americans missing in Southeast Asia, 1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes final report.
Box/Folder 4:10

Life Magazine, "In brief for the POW, a catch-up on news from the missing years," 1972

Scope and Contents note

A digest of major news events from 1965 to 1972 published in conjunction with the United States armed forces intended for American POWs to reacquaint themselves during the time they were captured overseas. Copley Newspapers.
Box/Folder 4:11

Life Magazine, "Questions for a Peace," November, 1972

Scope and Contents note

Features reports on the state of POWs in the United States and soldiers missing in action.