Guide to the George Powell Collection

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Guide to the George Powell Collection 1957/1969

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: George Powell Collection
Dates: 1957-1969
Identification: MS-0193
Creator: Powell, George
Physical Description: 0.21 linear ft
Language of Materials: English Vietnamese
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Lieutenant of United States Air Force, Air Force Base, Texas.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

United States. Air Force -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

Thailand. Kǭngthap ʻĀkāt

Personal Name:

Powell, George, Dr. -- Archives


Personality tests Psychology, Military Tuberculosis -- Prevention -- Thailand

Topical Term:

Suicidal behavior -- United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Psychological aspects

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, George Powell Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes technical publications, surveys of Tuberculosis Control Measures in Thailand, private correspondence, memorandums of committed or attempted suicides at Charlestone AFB, etc.

Detailed List of Contents


Survey of Tuberculosis Control Measures in Thailand, (2) February 4, 1957


Technical Publications, Personnel Laboratory (AS BPO-EA), Aeronautical Systems Division, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. 1958-1960


Invitation from Colonel Nguyen-Xuan-Vinh, commander, Vietnamese Air Force January 27, 1962


Invitation from the Commander-in-Chief, Royal Thai Air Force January 31, 1962


Validation of Personality Tests as Measures of Trait-Rating Factors. Technical Documentary Report PRL-TDR-62-4 April 1962


OSCAR: Optimum Selection, Classification, and Assignment of Recruits. Technical Documentary Report PRL-TDR-62-13 July 1962


An Iterative Technique for Clustering Criteria which Retains Optimum Predictive Efficiency March 1961


Expositions in the Measurement and Prediction of Contributions of One Sample of Scientists, Technical Report ASD-TR-61-96 April 1961


Recurrent Personality Factors Based on Traits Ratings. Technical Report ASD-TR-61-97 May 1961


Relationships Between Personality Traits, Physical Proficiency, and Cadet Effectiveness Reports of Air Force Academy Cadets. ASD-TN-61-53 September 1961


Preventive Medicine. A Report and Order Regarding: Using Water Obtained from Facilities Operated by the Royal Thailand Air Force (RTAF), using septic tanks, latrines, etc. December 22, 1962


A personnel / informative letter from Billy Dodge to Dr. G. Powell March 29, 1963


Memorandum for General McBride. Suicide attempts during Calendar Year 1968 in the USAF. Correspondence, and other notes December 4, 1968; May 19, 1967; June 13, 1968; January 6, 1969