Register of the Council for Inter-American Security records

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Case
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Council for Inter-American Security records
Date (inclusive): 1975-1988
Collection Number: 86013
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 17 manuscript boxes (6.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, conference papers, memoranda, minutes, press releases, press summaries, and statistics relating to security requirements of various Latin American countries, especially in Central America; guerrilla activity in El Salvador; and a series of World Media Conferences on the media, especially in relation to formulation of American foreign policy. Includes statistics of incidences of violence in El Salvador and papers of L. Francis Bouchey, president of the Council.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Council for Inter-American Security.

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Preferred Citation

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1986.

Accruals

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Historical Note

Founded in 1976 by Ronald Docksai and headed by Lynn Francis Bouchey from 1977 to 1992, the Council for Inter-American Security's (CIS) mission objective was to clarify the common security interests of Western Hemisphere nations, provide strategic advice for the protection of those interests, and disseminate its recommendations. Publications and analyses from CIS focused primarily on Latin American countries and provided data and statistics to Congress, the executive branch, and the American public.
In the early years of the Ronald Reagan administration, the organization was one of the more influential think tanks of the New Right, providing both policy and policymakers to the new administration. CIS also sponsored educational programs, seminars, conferences, and briefing sessions; conducted direct mail and advertising campaigns; and produced publications, radio shows, films, and television documentaries on various issues relating to foreign policy and national defense posture.

Scope and Content of Collection

The materials in the Council for Inter-American Security records, including correspondence, reports, conference papers, memoranda, minutes, press releases, press summaries, and statistics, were collected by Lynn Francis Bouchey during his time as president of the Council for Inter-American Security (CIS) from 1977 until his resignation in 1992. The collection focuses on security for Latin America countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and countries in the Caribbean against Soviet and Communism infiltration and expansion.
The collection has been organized into ten series, and the original folder titles have been retained.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bouchey, L. Francis.
Central America--Military relations--United States.
El Salvador--History--1979-1992.
Latin America--Military relations--United States.
Mass media.
United States--Military relations--Central America.
United States--Military relations--Latin America.

Box 1

Lynn Francis Bouchey File, 1977-1983

Scope and Contents note

Comprised of correspondence, travel records, projects, and notes of Lynn Francis Bouchey, arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Lists: meetings, receptions, dinner, etc., 1977-1981

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Network notes, 1977

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Correspondence, 1979-1980

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Speech file, 1980s

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Omniplan chron, 1980

Box/Folder 1 : 6-15

Correspondence, 1981

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Chron file for Annie, 1981

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Lynn projects, 1983

Boxes 1-5

Conferences File, 1977-1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes records on the sponsorship and production of, and participation in, educational programs, seminars, conferences, symposiums, and briefing sessions during the final years of the Cold War. There are subseries on the Center for Liberation Strategy conference in 1986, the Inter-American Symposiums held annually between 1979 and 1981, the Geneva Conference in 1986, and World Media Conferences held consecutively between 1981 and 1983. The conferences cover topics relating to political and economic security between the United States and Latin American nations between 1977 and 1988. The subseries have been arranged alphabetically, then chronologically thereunder.
 

Center for Liberation Strategy, 1986-1988

Box/Folder 1 : 18, Box/Folder 2 : 1-2

General, 1986-1987

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Central America: Myths and Disinformation, 1980s

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Conference notes, 1986

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Board, 1986

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Brochures, 1986

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Finance proposal, 1987

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Saumer, France, 1988

 

Inter-American Symposiums, 1977-1981

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Brochures, 1977, 1979

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Programs, 1979

Box/Folder 2 : 11-12

Correspondence, 1979

Box/Folder 2 : 13-14

Correspondence, 1981

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Symposium biographies, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Simposio InterAmericano, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Symposium materials in Spanish, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Memo to participants, 1980-1981

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1981 May

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Expenses, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Schedule, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Travel arrangements, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Acceptances, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Programs in English, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Programs in Spanish, 1979, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Lists, 1981

 

Geneva, 1986

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Colloquium - proposal and agendas

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Colloquium - correspondence

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Correspondence - names and addresses

Box/Folder 3 : 15

Judith Bingham correspondence

Box/Folder 3 : 16

Conference documentation

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Receipts - originals from US

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Conference - originals from Paris

 

World Media Conference, 1981-1983

Box/Folder 4 : 3

1981

Box/Folder 4 : 4-5

1982

Box/Folder 4 : 6

1983

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Peru/Institute for Liberty and Democracy, 1982

Box/Folder 4 : 8-10

Education Institute: Jamaica Symposium Development, 1982

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Convention on National Defense (Leadership Foundation Convention), 1982

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Central America and the US Conference, 1983

Box/Folder 5 : 2

Conference/Santiago, Chile, 1983

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Central America Freedom Alliance Conference - human rights, 1983

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Institute on Religion and Democracy, 1984-1985

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Paris/Central American Conference, 1985

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Debt Crisis Conference, 1987

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Privatization Conference, 1987-1988

Box/Folder 5 : 8

US-Colombian Legislative Conference on Narcotics Laws, Puerto Rico, 1987-1988

Boxes 5-6

Correspondence, 1978-1987

Scope and Contents note

Notable correspondents include Jean-Louis Clariond, Ambassador Robert H. McBride, Jack Skelly, Ambassador William Middendorf, Frank Calzon, Robert Reilly, and Congressional contacts. Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 5 : 9

Coalition for Peace Through Strength, 1978

Box/Folder 5 : 10

CIS mailings, 1979

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Editorial submissions - rejected, 1979

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Mailgrams, 1979

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Cuevas, Gustavo, 1979, 1981

Box/Folder 5 : 14

Jean-Louis Clariond, 1979-1984

Box/Folder 5 : 15

Robert H. McBride (Ambassador), 1980

Box/Folder 5 : 16

Mr. Jack Skelly, Cuba, 1980

Box/Folder 5 : 17

Miscellaneous, 1980

Box/Folder 5 : 18

Coalition - correspondence media, 1980-1983

Box/Folder 5 : 19

Cavallini, Raul, 1981

Box/Folder 5 : 20

Ambassador William Middendorf, 1981-1984

Box/Folder 5 : 21

Calzon, Frank, 1982

Box/Folder 5 : 22

Letter from Richardson to Weyrich, 1982

Box/Folder 5 : 23

EI: USICA: CORRES: Robert Reilly, 1982

Box/Folder 5 : 24

Scott Hamilton, 1984

Box/Folder 5 : 25

Peter Young, 1984

Box/Folder 5 : 26

Grassroots correspondence, 1987

Box/Folder 5 : 27

Congressional contacts, 1987

Box/Folder 5 : 28

Items for Jose Robelo, 1987

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Mail from Haiti, 1987

Box 6

Financial Documents, 1981-1987

Box/Folder 6 : 2-4

Council for Inter-American Security invoices, 1981

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Central America trip (travel records), 1985

Box/Folder 6 : 6

US Information Agency grant, 1987

Boxes 6-7

Memoranda, 1977-1987

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Board of Directors memos, 1977-1979

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Coalition for a Democratic Majority, 1978

Box/Folder 6 : 9

Executive Committee memos, 1979

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Memos, 1979

Box/Folder 6 : 11

CIS Business Bureau, 1980

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America, 1980

Box/Folder 6 : 13

The Fraser Institute, 1980

Box/Folder 6 : 14

Metro Graphics Inc., 1981

Box/Folder 6 : 15

Advisors - Admiral and Generals, 1981

Box/Folder 6 : 16

Paraguayan-American Development Co., 1981

Box/Folder 6 : 17

Coalition for Free Elections in El Salvador, 1982

Box/Folder 6 : 18

Coalition for Democracy in Central America, 1984

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Costa Rica Action Plan for Tom Miller, 1986

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Frank Madsen, 1987

Box 7

Organizations File, 1980-1986

Scope and Contents note

Includes files on organizations that worked in conjunction with the CIS, such as the Central American Working Group (CAWG), Organization of American States (OAS), Asamblea Nicaraguense Unidad Democrática, Central American Program of Undergraduate Scholarship (CAMPUS), and Unión del Centro Democrático.
 

Central American Working Group, 1980-1984

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Q and A on El Salvador, 1980s

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Proposal, 1980s

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Correspondence, 1980-1982

Box/Folder 7 : 6

National Council of World Affairs Organizations, 1980

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Washington College speaker, 1981

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Outreach Working Group on C.A., 1983

Box/Folder 7 : 9

Lists, 1984

Box/Folder 7 : 10

Organization of American States, 1982

Box/Folder 7 : 11

Asamblea Nicaraguense Unidad Democrática, 1983

Box/Folder 7 : 12

Central American Program of Undergraduate Scholarships, 1985-1986

Box/Folder 7 : 13

Unión del Centro Democrático, 1986

Boxes 7-9

Project File, 1980-1988

Box/Folder 7 : 14

Abraham Guillen, 1980s

Box/Folder 7 : 15

Caribbean Central American Action, 1980

Box/Folder 7 : 16

Castro Research Project, 1980

Box/Folder 7 : 17

National Council of Churches, 1981-1985

Box/Folder 7 : 18

Centro de Estudios Publicos, 1983

Box/Folder 7 : 19

National Center for Pan-Am Studies, 1983

Box/Folder 7 : 20

National Coalition for America's Survival, 1984

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Lex Ritter/Costa Rica, 1984

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Resume: Rafael Rosario, ADO, 1985

Box/Folder 8 : 3

The Caribbean and Latin American Scholarship Program, 1985

Box/Folder 8 : 4

Memoria del Encuentro Intercooperativo, 1985

Box/Folder 8 : 5

Briefing book for Dwight Ink, 1985

Box/Folder 8 : 6

Nicaraguan Refugee Fund, 1985

Box/Folder 8 : 7

African Studies Center - notes, 1986

Box/Folder 8 : 8

"The Transition to Democracy in Central America," 1988

Box/Folder 8 : 9

"The Role of the Military in the Transition of Democracy," Spain, 1988

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Video: Oliver North: Declassified, 1988

Boxes 9-14

Reports, 1977-1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes statistical reports of acts of violence between 1979 and 1984 relating to guerilla activity during the civil war in El Salvador. Additional reports relating to agro-industrial development and cold war political-economic relations are also included. Arranged chronologically.
 

Acts of Violence reports, 1979-1984

Box/Folder 9 : 2-3

1979

Box/Folder 9 : 4-5

1980

Box/Folder 9 : 6-8

1981

Box/Folder 10 : 4-5, Box/Folder 11 : 1-2

1982

Box/Folder 11 : 3-6, Box/Folder 12 : 1-2

1983

Box/Folder 12 : 3

1984

Box/Folder 12 : 4

National Economic Development Association, 1977

Box/Folder 12 : 5

Council for Inter-American Security - security survey, 1978

Box/Folder 12 : 6

Members of Congress for Peace Through Law, 1979

Box/Folder 12 : 7

"Annual Report, Foreign and Domestic Corporations," 1979

Box/Folder 12 : 8

"The Political Situation in Colombia in Recent Years," 1980s

Box/Folder 12 : 9

"Understanding of the Problem," 1980s

Box/Folder 12 : 10

A Primer on Communism, 1980s

Box/Folder 12 : 11

"The Impact of Small Economies on Metropolitan Countries of Different Economic Systems," 1980s

Box/Folder 12 : 12

Banco Agricola, 1980

Box/Folder 12 : 13

Citizens Commission on the Crisis in the Americas, 1980-1984

Box/Folder 12 : 14

FBIS El Salvador war toll, 1983

Box/Folder 12 : 15

Justification de Implementacion, 1983

Box/Folder 13 : 1

Executive Summary on Dominican Republic, 1983

Box/Folder 13 : 2

El Salvador/Special Report, 1984

Box/Folder 13 : 3

Manual de Codigos, 1985

Box/Folder 13 : 4

"Is There a Future for Foreign Aid?," 1985

Box/Folder 13 : 5

Costa Rica - recent economic developments, 1985

Box/Folder 13 : 6

"The Activites and Operations of the Institute for Price Stabilization of the Dominican Republic," 1985

Box/Folder 13 : 7

"Agricultural Sector Overview," 1985

Box/Folder 14 : 1

"Diagnostico de los Sistemas de Manejo Postproducción de Granos Basicos en Costa Rica," 1985

Box/Folder 14 : 2

Centro para Investigaciones, 1985

Box/Folder 14 : 3

Interview, 1985

Box/Folder 14 : 4

Mercado Agroindustria: Costa Rica, 1985

Box/Folder 14 : 5

"Obstacles to US-USSR Arms Negotiations and a Viable Approach for the Future," 1985

Box/Folder 14 : 6

Nicaraguan Freedom Campaign - human rights, media, 1986

Box/Folder 14 : 7

"Political-Economic Dynamics of Marketing Boards in Latin America," 1986

Box/Folder 14 : 8

"Postharvest Grain System Research and Development," 1986

Box/Folder 14 : 9

Gedes Voluntary Report, 1986

Box/Folder 14 : 10

"Patterns of Conflicts," 1986

Box/Folder 14 : 11

"Dismantling Soviet Global Strategy," 1987

Box/Folder 14 : 12

"Central America and the Hemispheric Security," 1988

Box 15

Research File, 1980-1988

Box/Folder 15 : 1

Bibliography Task Force, 1980s

Box/Folder 15 : 2

Guatemala trip - general, 1980s

Box/Folder 15 : 3

"The U.S. Media and the Nicaraguan Revolution," 1980s

Box/Folder 15 : 4

Jose de Maria Pena, 1983-1987

Box/Folder 15 : 5-6

Guatemala, 1986-1988

Box/Folder 15 : 7

Caribbean Basin Initiative, Program Cruise, 1988

Boxes 15-17

Printed Matter, 1975-1988

 

Articles, 1978, 1980

Box/Folder 15 : 8

Direct mail possiblities, 1978

Box/Folder 15 : 9

Capitalism and Christianity, 1980

 

Brochures, 1980s

Box/Folder 15 : 10

Cypress International, 1980s

Box/Folder 15 : 11

International Education: Cornerstone of Competition, 1986

Box/Folder 15 : 12

Resistance International, 1987-1988

 

Newspaper clippings, 1978-1987

Box/Folder 15 : 13

Terrorism book, 1978

Box/Folder 15 : 14

1979

Box/Folder 15 : 15

1979-1980

Box/Folder 15 : 16

The New York Times, 1984-1985

Box/Folder 15 : 17

La Republica, La Nacion, 1985-1986

Box/Folder 15 : 18

La Republica, 1986

Box/Folder 16 : 1-4

Africa, 1987

Box/Folder 16 : 5

Press releases, 1977-1980

Box/Folder 16 : 6

The MX Project, 1979

Box/Folder 16 : 7

Navarro articles, 1979

Box/Folder 16 : 8

News release, 1980

Box/Folder 16 : 9

Press release, 1980

Box/Folder 16 : 10

Council for Inter-American Security, publications press and advertisements, 1980-1981

 

Pamphlets, 1975-1986

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets collected while traveling between conferences in Latin America and Europe relating to the socio-political atmosphere of the 1980s between the Western and Eastern hemispheres. Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 16 : 11

Anhelos, 1975

Box/Folder 16 : 12

Proceedings of a Multinational Conference on NATO and the Global Threat, 1978

Box/Folder 16 : 13

Ethics and Public Policy Reprint 18: Alienation and US Foreign Policy, 1979

Box/Folder 16 : 14

Ethics and Public Policy Reprint 19: The Cost of America's Retreat, 1979

Box/Folder 16 : 15

Estatutos, 1979

Box/Folder 16 : 16

Money, Investment and Growth in Latin America, 1979

Box/Folder 16 : 17

Nacionalismo y Integracion, 1979

Box/Folder 16 : 18

You Won't Get Spanked in Sweden, 1980s

Box/Folder 16 : 19

Nicaraguan Democratic Union, 1980

Box/Folder 16 : 20

America Latina y La Crisis de Combustible, 1980

Box/Folder 17 : 1

Less Is More: Cutting Marginal Income Tax Rates, 1981

Box/Folder 17 : 2

The US Defence Mobilization Infrastructure Problems and Priorities, 1981

Box/Folder 17 : 3

How Realistic Is the Nuclear Freeze Proposal?, 1982

Box/Folder 17 : 4

Our Moral Duty to Defend Freedom, 1983

Box/Folder 17 : 5

Topicos de Actualidad, 1983

Box/Folder 17 : 6

Instituto de Formación Política del Partido Reformista, 1983

Box/Folder 17 : 7

Instituto de Formación Política del Partido Reformista, 1984

Box/Folder 17 : 8

Central America: The Future of the Democratic Revolution, 1984

Box/Folder 17 : 9

Instituto de Formación Política del Partido Reformista, 1985

Box/Folder 17 : 10

Instituto de Formación Política del Partido Reformista, 1985

Box/Folder 17 : 11

Economic Systems and Economic Ethics, 1985

Box/Folder 17 : 12

Misión Cumplida, 1986