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Preliminary Inventory of the Committee on the Present Danger records
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Committee on the Present Danger records
    Dates: 1967-1992
    Collection Number: 92073
    Creator: Committee on the Present Danger (U.S.)
    Collection Size: 494 manuscript boxes (197.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, minutes, reports, studies, memoranda, press releases, financial records, clippings, and other printed matter, relating to American politics and foreign policy, Soviet-American relations, and American and Soviet defenses and military policy. Includes some records of the earlier Citizens' Committee for Peace with Freedom in Vietnam, relating to American policy during the Vietnamese War.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    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], Committee on the Present Danger records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1992.

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

    Biographical/Historical Note

    American private organization, founded 1976, promoting a strong national security policy.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, minutes, reports, studies, memoranda, press releases, financial records, clippings, and other printed matter, relating to American politics and foreign policy, Soviet-American relations, and American and Soviet defenses and military policy. Includes some records of the earlier Citizens' Committee for Peace with Freedom in Vietnam, relating to American policy during the Vietnamese War.
    Materials are retained in order as compiled from the boxes. The order in the box has been respected, even when not logical. Similar materials may be found in multiple boxes throughout the collection. Every folder title has been written down in its original spelling, but for few exceptions for typos and capitalization.
    Abreviations are used throughout the list, including CPD for Committee on the Present Danger, INF for Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Agreement, START for Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, SALT for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, and ACDA for the American Conservative Defense Alliance, along with other commonly known governmental abreviations such as CIA and DoD.
    Box 89 contains an index, probably compiled in 1990, called "File Cabinets - Master Index." The material it describes has been put, in a somewhat disrupted order, and with many gaps, in the boxes of the present collection.
    As a general rule, the boxes listed contain newspaper and journal articles unless when noted otherwise; either in the title of the folders or in the description.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.
    United States--Politics and government--1989-1993.
    United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989.
    United States--Foreign relations--1989-1993.
    United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Defenses.
    United States--Military policy.
    Soviet Union--Defenses.
    Soviet Union--Military policy.
    Citizens' Committee for Peace with Freedom in Vietnam.