Overview of the Richard A. Stratton papers

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December 2014: Finding aid updated to reflect incremental materials.


Title: Richard A. Stratton papers,
Date (inclusive): 1953-2003
Collection Number: 75044
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 38 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (15.3 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, interview transcripts, memoranda, conference proceedings, printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to American prisoners of war and persons missing in action during the Vietnam War, and to the treatment of released prisoners in North Vietnam. Includes some papers of Alice M. Stratton, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for forces support and family, and wife of R. A. Stratton.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Stratton, Richard A., 1931-

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard A. Stratton papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.

Biographical/Historical Note

Captain, United States Navy; prisoner of war in North Vietnam, 1967-1973.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, speeches and writings, interview transcripts, memoranda, conference proceedings, printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to American prisoners of war and persons missing in action during the Vietnam War, and to the treatment of released prisoners in North Vietnam. Includes some papers of Alice M. Stratton, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for forces support and family, and wife of R. A. Stratton.

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 catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stratton, Alice M.
United States. Navy--Dept.
United States. Navy--Officers.
Prisoners of war.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Prisoners and prisons, North Vietnamese.

Boxes 1-35, shelf 92.02 / 03

Material not yet described,

Boxes 36-38, shelf 16.448

2014 Incremental Materials, 1955-2008

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings, writings, official records, photos, DVDs, and digital files from the Richard A. Stratton and Alice M. Stratton papers.
Box/Folder 36:1

In the Shadow of the Ayatollah manuscript, 2001

Box/Folder 36:2

Tales of Southeast Asia book, circa 2000s

Box/Folder 36:3

Correspondence regarding prisoners of war awareness, 1969

Box/Folder 36:4

Certifications, degrees, and honors, 1979-1994

Box/Folder 36:5

Academic transcripts, 1949-1988

Box/Folder 36:6

Notable correspondence, 1979-2010

Box/Folder 36:7

Homecoming photos, 1973

Box/Folder 36:8

Flight training jacket, 1955

Box/Folder 36:9

Naval Aviator Flight Log Books, 1955-1959

Box/Folder 37:1-2

Naval Aviator Flight Log Books, 1959-1973

Box/Folder 37:3

Pilot log book, 1955-1963

Box/Folder 37:4

Aviation certificates, 1957-2009

Box/Folder 37:5

Release from prisoner of war camp materials, 1967-1973

Box/Folder 37:6

Prisoner of war awareness materials, undated

 

Alice M. Stratton papers, 1955-2008

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters from Richard A. Stratton during his time in the prisoner of war camp in Vietnam, materials from Alice M. Stratton's Prisoner of War-Missing in Action awareness campaign, as well as DVDs and digital files regarding Richard A. Stratton and other prisoners of war
Box/Folder 37:7-8

POW-MIA League clippings and correspondence (Prisoner of War - Missing in Action), 1967-1973

Box/Folder 37:8

Prisoner of war camp letters, 1967-1972

Box/Folder 38:1

National League of Family Letter Writing Campaign, 1967-1978

Box/Folder 38:2

Navy-Marine Corps Family Support Conference, 1988

Box/Folder 38:3

Prisoner of War DVD lecture by Richar A. Stratton, 2008

Box/Folder 38:4

DVD-RW titled "Alice Stratton Remarks 1978-2013", undated

Box/Folder 38:5

DVD-RW titled "Alice Stratton (Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy) Resource Material and Background", undated

Box/Folder 38:6

DVD-RW titled "Disk I, Resources Returned Prisoner of War Background, Dick - Pictures", undated

Box/Folder 38:7

CD-R titled "Remarks and Friends, Background", undated

Box/Folder 38:8

DVD titled "The White House Salutes Our Prisoners of War", undated

Box/Folder 38:9

DVD titled "3-5-73, Prisoner of War release DVD", undated

Box/Folder 38:10

Envelope containing USB drive labeled, "Richard Stratton Resource Material for Tales of Southeast Asia and Prisoner at War, undated