Diary entries of Butler and of his son, Stuart M. Butler, Jr., a first lieutenant in the United States Army Air Forces, relating to American aerial operations in World War I and in the European Theater during World War II.
Mimeographed reports, 1942-1943, relating to the imposition of international sanctions against aggressor nations, and to the effects of League of Nations sanctions against Italy in 19351̲936; microfiche copies of reports, memoranda, and correspondence, 1967, relating to the Israeli naval and air attack on the U.S.S. Liberty on 8 June 1967, issued by various offices of the Department of State, and publicly released under the Freedom of Information Act; and photocopies of Department of State correspondence, dispatches, reports, and memoranda, 1957-1990, released under the Freedom of Information Act, relating to political and economic conditions in Hong Kong, riots in Hong Kong in 1966 and 1967, Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong, and the prospective transfer of Hong Kong to China in 1997.
Relates to the naval career of R. R. Pratt, including service on destroyers in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and a variety of postwar assignments in the United States and Europe, and to Pratt family life.
Relates to activities of the American destroyer Waldron in the Pacific Theater during World War II, the occupation of Tokyo Bay at the end of the war, and the subsequent history of the Waldron up to its transfer to the Colombian navy as the Santander in 1973, and its final decommissioning in 1984. In part, co-authored with Jack Melnick, an officer on the Waldron from 1952 to 1954. Includes photocopy of the official war diary of the Waldron, 1944-1945. Also includes letters of acknowledgment signed by, and miscellany relating to, Woodrow Wilson, 1912-1916.
Relates to American naval operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II, the development of naval aviation, postwar American defense policy, and American policy in the Indochinese War of 1946-1954. Published as From Pearl Harbor to Vietnam : The Memoirs of Admiral Arthur W. Radford (Stanford, 1980)
Correspondence, clippings, reports, court inquiry proceedings, photographs, sound recordings, plaques, and memorabilia, relating to the capture of the intelligence ship Pueblo by North Korea in 1968 and the imprisonment and subsequent release of its crew. Includes drafts and galleys of memoirs, entitled Bucher: My Story (Garden City, N.Y., 1970).
Writings, correspondence, notes, interview transcripts, photocopies of government documents, printed matter, photographs, and video tapes, relating to the Israeli naval and air attack on the American naval intelligence ship Liberty on 8 June 1967. Used as research material for the book by A. Jay Cristol, The Liberty Incident: The 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S. Navy Spy Ship (Washington, D.C., 2002) and for the revised edition of that book, The Liberty Incident Revealed: The Definitive Account of the 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S. Navy Spy Ship (Annapolis, 2013).
Correspondence, newsletters, clippings, other printed matter, photographs, video tapes, and memorabilia, relating to the Israeli naval and air attack on the American naval intelligence ship Liberty in 1967, and to subsequent efforts of veterans of the crew to obtain recognition and a renewed investigation of the incident.