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Register of the Arnold Ellsworth True papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Dale Reed
Date Completed:
2009, revised 2014
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2009, 2014 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Arnold Ellsworth True papers
Dates: 1885-1990
Collection Number: 90011
Creator: True, Arnold Ellsworth, 1901-1979.
Collection Size: 15 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (6.8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings, relating to American naval operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II, especially the sinking of the destroyer Hammann at the battle of Midway, antiwar protest movements in the United States during the Vietnamese War, and government surveillance of these movements. Includes United States government documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: In English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arnold Ellsworth True papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

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 Note

1901 Born, Owen County, Kentucky
1920 Graduate, United States Naval Academy; commissioned ensign, U.S. Navy
1931 M.S. in meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1939 Graduate, U.S. Naval War College
1939-1942 Commanding officer, U.S.S. Hammann
1942-1943 Commanding officer, Destroyer Division Three
1943-1944 Commanding officer, Destroyer Squadron Two
1945-1946 Staff officer, Atlantic Fleet
1946 Retired from U.S. Navy as rear admiral
1947-1968 Professor of meteorology, San Jose State College
1969 Member, U.S. Study Team on Religious and Political Freedom in Vietnam
1979 Died, Palo Alto, California

Scope and Content of Collection

The Arnold Ellsworth True Papers in the Hoover Institution Archives document the life of a United States naval officer whose career took an unusual turn. The most dramatic moments of True's naval service came during World War II when he was at the Battle of the Coral Sea and subsequently at the Battle of Midway in 1942 as captain of the destroyer Hammann. At the Coral Sea the Hammann came to the relief of the stricken aircraft carrier Lexington and was credited with saving hundreds of American seamen from the sinking ship. A somewhat similar situation arose at Midway when the Hammann came to the aid of the Yorktown. While efforts to contain damage on the crippled carrier were underway it was hit by more torpedoes, and so too was the Hammann as it lay alongside. Both ships were lost. Many of the Hammann's crew died and True himself was wounded. He was awarded the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal for his conduct in these battles.
After early disability retirement from the Navy, Admiral True undertook a second career as a faculty member at San Jose State College. Meanwhile he had become increasingly convinced of the futility of war and became a Quaker, joining the Society of Friends in 1947. The bulk of the collection documents his advocacy of the cause of peace, especially during the Vietnam War era. True was an early opponent of American military involvement in Vietnam and he successfully contested an effort by the U.S. Navy to prevent him, as a retired officer, from speaking out publicly on foreign policy issues. After the Navy withdrew its objections in 1967 True embarked on a national speaking tour sponsored by Veterans for Peace in Vietnam. Together with a few other like-minded retired generals and admirals, among them retired Marine Corps General David M. Shoup, whose papers are also in the Hoover Institution Archives, he achieved national notice. Senator J. William Fulbright consulted him in conjunction with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's investigation of the Tonkin Gulf incident. In 1969 Admiral True joined a study team mission to South Vietnam sponsored by American religious groups. The team produced a report critical of the U.S.-supported government of that country.
One series of the collection consists of redacted official documents sought and received from U.S. government agencies by Corinne True, the admiral's widow, under the Freedom of Information Act. They document government surveillance of him and establish that he was a target of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO).
The Hoover Institution acquired the papers of Admiral True from Corinne True in 1990.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hammann (Ship)
United States. Navy--Officers.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
Midway, Battle of, 1942.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements.
Radicalism--United States.
Internal security--United States.
Peace.


Collection Contents

Box 1-3

Biographical File, 1901-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Personal documents, biographical data and printed matter relating to Arnold Ellsworth True
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Biographical data, 1901-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Birth certificate and biographical sketches
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Obituaries, 1979-1980

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Memorial service notes, 1979

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Biography. Norman W. Shaw, Arnold Ellsworth True: Destroyer Captain, Maverick Admiral, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Drafts, finished typescript and printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Family. Clippings and miscellany relating to family members, 1941-1974

Box 1

General. Clippings, printed articles, certificates, notes, schedules and miscellany, relating to True or referring to him. Includes announcements and programs of events at which he was a speaker or which he attended

Box/Folder 1 : 6

1925-1947

Box/Folder 1 : 7

1952-1958

Box/Folder 1 : 8

1961-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 9

1967 February-September

Box/Folder 1 : 10

1967 October-November

Box/Folder 2 : 1

1967 December

Box/Folder 2 : 2

1968 January-February.

Scope and Content Note

Includes U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Gulf of Tonkin incident
Box/Folder 2 : 3

1968 March-May

Box/Folder 2 : 4

1968 June-October

Box/Folder 2 : 5

1969 January-June

Box/Folder 2 : 6

1969 July-December

Box/Folder 3 : 1

1970

Box/Folder 3 : 2

1971

Box/Folder 3 : 3

1972

Box/Folder 3 : 4

1973

Box/Folder 3 : 5

1974

Box/Folder 3 : 6

1975. Includes World Citizens Assembly proceedings

Box/Folder 3 : 7

1976-1977

Box/Folder 3 : 8

1978-1979

Box/Folder 3 : 9

1980-1984. Posthumous references

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Undated

Box 3-4

Chronological File, 1932-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Compilation of photocopies of significant letters, writings, other documents, clippings and photographs from the papers of Arnold Ellsworth True, arranged chronologically
Box/Folder 3 : 11-12

Bound copies, 1932-1967

Box/Folder 4 : 1-2

Expanded unbound copy, 1932-1987

Box 4

United States Navy File, 1938-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Citations, awards, correspondence and miscellany, documenting active duty U.S. Navy service of Arnold Ellsworth True and his official dealings with the Navy after retirement
Box/Folder 4 : 3

Citations and awards, 1938-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Includes U.S. Naval Academy Bachelor of Science certificate; Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Commendation Ribbon and Bronze Star awards; and certificate of retirement
Box/Folder 4 : 4

Active duty correspondence, 1942-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Official correspondence and personnel records
Box/Folder 4 : 5

Correspondence with families of shipmates killed in action, 1942-1943

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Miscellany, 1939-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Includes ship's newspapers, humorous writings, and histories of U.S.S. Morris and U.S.S. Mustin, ships under True's command
Box/Folder 4 : 7

Retirement correspondence, 1952-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Official correspondence with the Department of the Navy. Unofficial correspondence with naval acquaintances will be found in the Correspondence series
Box/Folder 4 : 8

Speech ban controversy. Correspondence, memorandum, Department of Defense directives and clippings, 1966-1967, relating to Department of the Navy effort to prevent True from speaking on foreign policy issues

Box 5

San Jose State College File, 1953-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda and miscellany, documenting San Jose State College service of Arnold Ellsworth True
Box/Folder 5 : 1

Correspondence, 1953-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Official college correspondence. Unofficial correspondence with colleagues will be found in the Correspondence series
Box/Folder 5 : 2

Meteorology program curricula for Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, 1959-1962

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Professors on the Right controversy. Memoranda and clippings, 1961-1962, relating to academic freedom issue dispute with self-described Professors on the Right on the college campus

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Retirement notice and service award, 1968

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Miscellany. College publications and speech, 1967

Box 5-8

Speeches and Writings, 1932-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches and writings by Arnold Ellsworth True
Box/Folder 5 : 6

The Structure of Tropical Cyclones, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1937 March.

Scope and Content Note

Printed Spanish translation in Boletín del Observatorio Nacional (Cuba)
Box/Folder 5 : 7

The Other War, Common Sense, 1943 May.

Scope and Content Note

Printed and typed copies. Published under pseudonym Commander
Box/Folder 5 : 8

The Weather Man Sets D-Day, speech, Engineers' Club, San Francisco, California, 1944 May 11.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 9

A Mathematical Interpretation of a Theory of the Universe, 1944 November.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 10

Speech to graduating class, U.S. Navy technical school, Treasure Island, California, 1944

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 11

Ends and Means: A Meditation, circa 1946.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 12

A Working Hypothesis, 1946

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 13

Statement on Universal Military Training, 1951

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 14

The Junto Club, speech to graduating class, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1953 January 23.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 15

New Frontiers, speech to graduating class, Monterey Peninsula College, 1953 June 13.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and mimeograph
Box/Folder 5 : 16

World Peace, speech to graduating class, Pescadero Union High School, 1957 June 6.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 17

The Wisdom of Insecurity, speech to graduating class, Pescadero Union High School, 1961 June 15.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeograph
Box/Folder 5 : 18

Secret Dispatches of a Russian Diplomat (satirical essay), 1962 February 21.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and mimeograph
Box/Folder 5 : 19

Perspective television program on meteorology (San Jose State College television series), 1963 April 20-27.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeographed transcripts
Box/Folder 5 : 20

Economic Effects of Disarmament, 1965 March.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 21

Who's Gullible? 1965 May.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeograph
Box/Folder 5 : 22

Vietnam, speech, San Jose, California, 1965 October 16.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 23

Manipulation, 1965

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 24

The Tonkin Gulf Incident, August 2, 1964, 1966 March.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and mimeograph
Box/Folder 5 : 25

Statement on Asian Policy and the Vietnam War, 1966 April 18.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeograph and printed copy (U.S. Farm News, 1967 June)
Box/Folder 5 : 26

"Washington Visitation, April 18-30, 1966 (account of American Friends Service Committee meeting with Congressmen in Washington, D.C.), " circa 1966 April.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeograph
Box/Folder 5 : 27

Vietnam: Voices and Actions of Our Community, 1966 December.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeograph
Box/Folder 5 : 28

If the Vietnam War Escalates into China: The Military Problems, Risks and Prospects (contribution to symposium), Minority of One, 1967 January.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copy
Box/Folder 5 : 29

Speech, Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace national meeting, Washington, D.C., 1967 September 27.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 5 : 30

Can We Win in Vietnam? Veterans Stars and Stripes for Peace, 1967 October.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript, printed copy and U.S. Farm News reprint (1967 November)
Box/Folder 6 : 1

Vietnam: Dead End in Asia, 1967 October.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeograph and printed copy inserted by Senator Vance Hartke in Congressional Record (1967 October 20)
Box/Folder 6 : 2

If We Had Permitted the Geneva Accords to Become Effective, Grass Roots Forum, 1967 December 30.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 6 : 3

An Admiral Speaks on Vietnam: Civilization Depends on Co-existence and Cooperation, Churchman, 1968 March.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 6 : 4

Message to Eugene McCarthy campaign headquarters, 1968 March.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 6 : 5

The Gulf of Tonkin Incidents, 1968 March.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy of correspondence with J. William Fulbright inserted by Fulbright in the Congressional Record (1968 March 27)
Box/Folder 6 : 6

An Honorable Peace, Grass Roots Forum, 1968 August 17.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copy
Box/Folder 6 : 7

Statement to Democratic Party National Convention Platform Committee, Washington, D.C., 1968 August 20.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and mimeograph
Box/Folder 6 : 8

Testimony on behalf of Friends Committee on National Legislation to U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee opposing Department of Defense budget requests, Washington, D.C., 1969 May.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copy
Box/Folder 6 : 9

Report of U.S. Study Team on Religious and Political Freedom in Vietnam (collective report by True and other team members), 1969 June.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy inserted in Congressional Record by Senator Abraham Ribicoff (1969 June 17)
Box/Folder 6 : 10

The Hoa Binh Study: An Inquiry into Political and Religious Freedom in Vietnam (individual report by True as member of U.S. Study Team on Religious and Political Freedom in Vietnam), 1969 June.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeograph
Box/Folder 6 : 11

Christmas message, 1969 December.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 6 : 12

Statement on Vietnam for Committee of Responsibility, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 6 : 13

Statement to court on behalf of John Braxton, draft resister, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970 December 13.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript. Includes related letters and clippings
Box/Folder 6 : 14

American Prisoners in Vietnam, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 6 : 15

Effect of the Vietnam War on National Security, circa 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 6 : 16

On Surveillance of Civilians by the Military, 1971 January 12.

Scope and Content Note

Statement by True issued as press release by Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace
Box/Folder 6 : 17

National Security (written for George McGovern campaign committee), 1972

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 6 : 18

A Brief for World Community, speech, World Citizens Assembly, San Francisco, California, 1975 July 22.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 6 : 19

Dialogue with National Security, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 6 : 20

The Happy Kingdom, 1976 September 30.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 7 : 1

Autobiographical writings, circa 1978-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Thirty-two autobiographical vignettes intended as parts of uncompleted autobiography.
Box/Folder 7 : 2

Christmas Eve Off Death Island, 1979

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copy in The Way It Was: As Told By Those Who Were There (collection of writings by members of a Palo Alto, California senior citizens writing group)
Box/Folder 7 : 3

A Definition of God, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and mimeograph
Box/Folder 7 : 4

SALT II, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 7 : 5

The United Nations, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box 7

Letters to the editor

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Letter to the editor re Japanese American internment, San Carlos Enquirer, 1943 November 19 (with Corinne True).

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copy
Box/Folder 7 : 7

Letter to the editor re Vietnam War, Progressive, 1965 May.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript, mimeograph and printed copy
Box/Folder 7 : 8

General. Assorted letters to the editor, mainly re Vietnam War and other peace issues, 1961-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts and printed copies
Box/Folder 7 : 9

Poems, 1932-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Holographs and typescripts
Box/Folder 7 : 10-11

Speech notes, mainly re Vietnam War and other peace issues, 1966-1976

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Speech notes, mainly re Vietnam War and other peace issues, 1966-1976 (contd.)

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Miscellany. Notes and fragments, undated

Box 8-10

Correspondence, 1885-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of Arnold Ellsworth True. Includes family correspondence and correspondence of Corinne True after her husband's death
Box 8

General

Box/Folder 8 : 3

1942-1957

Box/Folder 8 : 4

1961-1966

Box/Folder 8 : 5

1967-1969

Box/Folder 8 : 6

1970-1978

Box/Folder 8 : 7

1979

Box/Folder 8 : 8

1980-1986

Box/Folder 8 : 9

Undated

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Family correspondence, 1885-1979

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Unanswered letters to high government officials re public policy issues, 1948-1977

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Abrams, Irwin, 1947-1954

Box/Folder 9 : 4

American Civil Liberties Union, 1965-1967

Box/Folder 9 : 5

American Friends Service Committee, 1967-1971

Box/Folder 9 : 6

Anderson, John Z. (Congressman), re Japanese American internment, 1943-1944

Box/Folder 9 : 7

Arms of Friendship (person-to-person Soviet-American pen pal program), 1960-1962

Box/Folder 9 : 8

Belli, Melvin M., 1968

Box/Folder 9 : 9

Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace, 1967-1969

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Conyers, John, Jr. (Congressman), 1969

Box/Folder 9 : 11

Cousins, Norman (Saturday Review), 1975

Box/Folder 9 : 12

Davis, Rennie, 1968

Box/Folder 9 : 13

Deakin, James (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), 1967

Box/Folder 9 : 14

Drinan, Robert F. (Congressman), 1970-1982

Box/Folder 9 : 15

Duncan, Donald W. (Ramparts; Support Our Soldiers), 1968-1969

Box/Folder 9 : 16

Fleming, D. F., 1966-1971

Box/Folder 9 : 17

Ford, William Wallace (General), 1967-1976

Box/Folder 9 : 18

Friends Committee on National Legislation, 1951-1967

Box/Folder 9 : 19

Fulbright, J. William (Senator), 1966-1974

Box/Folder 9 : 20

Goertzel, Victor, 1977

Box/Folder 9 : 21

Gore, Albert (Senator), 1970

Box/Folder 9 : 22

Gorman, Patrick E., 1967

Box/Folder 9 : 23

Greene, Felix, 1969-1970

Box/Folder 9 : 24

Havrilla, Joseph and Lorraine, 1972-1979

Box/Folder 9 : 25

Heisler, Francis, re Tonkin Gulf incident, 1966

Box/Folder 9 : 26

Hester, Hugh B. (General), 1976

Box/Folder 9 : 27

Jarrell, Albert E. (Admiral), 1965

Box/Folder 9 : 28

Kahn, Albert E., 1973

Box/Folder 9 : 29

Keating, Edward M., 1967

Box/Folder 9 : 30

Kita, Hiromasa, 1965-1984

Box/Folder 9 : 31

La Rocque, Gene R. (Admiral; Center for Defense Information), 1972-1987

Box/Folder 9 : 32

Lord, Walter, re Battle of Midway, 1966-1967

Box/Folder 10 : 1

McDermid, Nancy, 1970

Box/Folder 10 : 2

McGovern, George (Senator), 1972-1973

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Mumford, Lewis, 1965

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Nixon, Richard M. (President), 1969-1971

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Overseas Vietnamese Buddhist Association, 1969

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Palo Alto Friends Meeting, 1969-1977

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Pauling, Linus, 1977-1981

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Petersen, Gerald A., 1966-1976

Box/Folder 10 : 9

Ribicoff, Abraham (Senator), 1969

Box/Folder 10 : 10

Sabin, L.S. (Admiral), 1965-1968

Box/Folder 10 : 11

Shaw, Norman, mainly re U.S.S. Hammann, 1976-1982

Box/Folder 10 : 12

Smith, Sheldon D., 1971-1978

Box/Folder 10 : 13

Sombart, George and Mary, 1968-1969

Box/Folder 10 : 14

Spock, Benjamin, 1968-1971

Box/Folder 10 : 15

Triplett, Hall, 1968

Box/Folder 10 : 16

United States. Department of Defense, re conscientious objectors, 1966

Box/Folder 10 : 17

United States. Department of State, 1965

Box/Folder 10 : 18

United States. Selective Service System, (letters on behalf of individual conscientious objectors) 1967-1971

Box/Folder 10 : 19

Veterans for Peace, 1967-1972

Box/Folder 10 : 20

Warren, Earl (Governor), 1951

Box/Folder 10 : 21

Windchy, Eugene G., re Gulf of Tonkin incident, 1967-1971

Box 10-11

Freedom of Information Act File, 1987-1990.

Scope and Content Note

Responses by U.S. government agencies to Freedom of Information Act requests by Corinne True together with redacted photocopies of records provided
Box/Folder 10 : 22

General

Box/Folder 10 : 23

United States. Central Intelligence Agency, 1987

Box/Folder 10 : 24

United States. Department of Defense, 1989

Box/Folder 10 : 25

United States. Department of State, 1987-1988.

Scope and Content Note

Responses include photocopies of passport documents
Box/Folder 10 : 26

United States. Department of the Air Force, 1988-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Responses include redacted photocopy of Defense Intelligence Agency report
Box/Folder 10 : 27

United States. Department of the Army, 1990

Scope and Content Note

Response includes redacted photocopy of intelligence report
Box/Folder 11 : 1

United States. Department of the Navy, 1987-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Responses include photocopies of Naval Academy records and redacted photocopies of intelligence reports
Box/Folder 11 : 2-4

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1987-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Responses include redacted photocopies of intelligence reports
Box/Folder 11 : 5

United States. National Security Agency, 1987

Box/Folder 11 : 6

United States Postal Service, 1987

Box 12

Subject File, 1943-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Printed matter and miscellany, not directly relating to Arnold Ellsworth True
Box/Folder 12 : 1

Meteorology. Speech, printed article and clipping, 1943-1968

Box 12

Peace. Much of this material relates to the Vietnam War and associated anti-war movement but it also includes material on more general issues of peace

Box/Folder 12 : 2-4

Clippings, 1946-1983

Box/Folder 12 : 4

Printed articles, 1947-1978

Box/Folder 12 : 5

Newsletters and serial issues, 1963-1971

Box/Folder 12 : 6

Pamphlets, 1959-1967

Box/Folder 12 : 7

Leaflets and flyers, 1961-1974

Box/Folder 13 : 1

Resolutions, statements and circulars, 1959-1974

Box/Folder 13 : 2

Congressional Record excerpts, 1965-1969

Box/Folder 13 : 3

D. F. Fleming printed articles, 1965-1971

Box/Folder 13 : 4

Art Hoppe newspaper columns (San Francisco Chronicle), 1965-1971

Box/Folder 13 : 5

Stanford University press releases, 1959-1966

Box/Folder 13 : 6

South Vietnamese publications, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Leaflets, clippings and serial issues, collected by True during visit to South Vietnam with U.S. Study Team on Religious and Political Freedom in Vietnam
Box/Folder 13 : 7

Other foreign publications, 1963-1964.

Scope and Content Note

Soviet and South Korean newspaper issues
Box/Folder 13 : 8

United States. Navy. Printed matter and miscellany, 1975-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Includes material on Battle of Midway and on U.S.S. Rizal, a ship on which True served
Box/Folder 13 : 9

Miscellany. Printed matter, 1953-1981

Box 14

Oversize File, 1918-1951.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks
Box 14

Scrapbook of Nannie True, mother of Arnold Ellsworth True, including poems, letters and clippings, 1918-1951

Box 14

Scrapbook re World War II service of Arnold Ellsworth True on U.S.S. Hammann, including letters, clippings and photographs, 1942-1943

Box 14-16

Audiovisual File, circa 1886-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, drawing, watercolor and sound recordings
Box 14

Album of family and naval service photographs, circa 1886-1954

Box/Folder 15 : 1

Photographs of family and naval service scenes, circa 1930s-1970s

Box/Folder 15 : 2

Photocopies of photographs, mainly of family scenes, circa 1900s-1970s

Box/Folder 15 : 3

Drawing of Arnold Ellsworth True, undated

Box/Folder 15 : 4

Watercolor of Tanforan Internment Camp, California, painted by Hikari Inouye, 1942

Box 16

Two phonorecords, circa 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace recording of speeches by Arnold Ellsworth True, former South Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Van Dinh and Senator Thruston B. Morton; and World Peace Broadcasting Foundation recording of speech by Senator Wayne Morse
Box 16

Four audio tape reels, circa 1967-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Includes speeches by Arnold Ellsworth True; interview with True and Norman Mailer; and Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace radio commercial messages
Box 16

Five audio tape cassettes, circa 1971-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Includes speeches by Arnold Ellsworth True and radio interview with True and Studs Terkel