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Inventory of the Thomas A. Lane papers
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Correspondence, 1953-1975

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters pertaining to Lane’s contributions as a columnist about public policy issues, as an author, and as a speaker.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Letters and Writings to Editors, 1953-1972

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Admiral Ben Moreell, 1966-1967

Scope and Content Note

Composed of letters and related documents between Lane and Moreell and regards Lane and Moreell.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

General Correspondence: Mainly Unanswered, undated

Scope and Content Note

Composed of letters and related documents to Lane regarding issues in Vietnam, his writings, other people’s writings, conferences, the communist revolution, and Nationalist China, among other issues.
Box/Folder 1 : 4-8

Speaking Engagements, 1969-1973

Scope and Content Note

Composed of letters to and from Lane regarding talks, addresses, lectures, and speeches he gives. File also has handwritten notes.
Box/Folder 1 : 9-11

Editors: To and From, 1970-1972

Scope and Content Note

Composed of letters to and from editors regarding Lane’s contributions to news columns.
Box/Folder 1 : 12-13

Fan Mail: No Answer Required, 1971-1972

Scope and Content Note

Composed of letters to Lane regarding his news articles and books.
Box/Folder 2 : 1

Fan Mail: Answered by Thomas A. Lane, 1971-1973

Scope and Content Note

Composed of letters to and from Lane regarding his news articles and books that touch on political issues.
Box/Folder 2 : 2-4

General Correspondence: No Answer Required, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Composed of letters and post cards and related documents to Lane that touch upon Lane’s articles and books, Vietnam War, the Armed Forces, pacifism, Patriotic Education, Inc., the Panama Canal, and Equal Rights Amendment, among other issues.
Box/Folder 2 : 5-7

General Correspondence: Answered by Thomas A. Lane, 1972-1973, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Composed of letters from Lane regarding the Manion Forum, Socialism, Republic of Vietnam, the Defense Department, and Lane’s articles and books, among other issues.
 

Speeches and Writings, 1947-1976

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles Lane wrote for newspapers; handwritten notes and drafts; drafts and proofs of his books; and speeches, addresses, and talks he gave; along with documents pertaining to speaking engagements by others.
Box/Folder 2 : 8

Handwritten Writings, 1947-1953

Scope and Content Note

Composed of an unbound notebook including a soliloquy on war, and notes on foreign policy, democracy, Latin America, European Federation, British Policy on European Federation, a handwritten chronology, and The War for the World draft.
Box/Folder 2 : 9

Policy, 1951, and undated

Scope and Content Note

Composed of handwritten notes and manuscripts (“War and Peace” and “On War”) related to policy.
Box/Folder 3 : 1

"Working Materials", 1951-1956, and undated

Scope and Content Note

Composed of handwritten and manuscript drafts and edits for his articles or books. File also has extra copies of talks.
Box/Folder 3 : 2-3

General talks, addresses, statements, and lectures made by Lane and others, 1952, 1956-1972, and undated

Box/Folder 3 : 4

An Address by Dr. Charles Malik to the John Carroll Society, 1961-1962

Scope and Content Note

Composed of Malik’s talk along with a letter to Lane that enclosed the talk.
Box/Folder 3 : 6-8

"Talks Addresses and Speeches by Major General Thomas A Lane 1960-1972"

Box/Folder 3 : 9-11, Box-folder 4 : 1

The Leadership of President Kennedy proofs and manuscript, 1964

Box/Folder 4 : 2-4

General articles and manuscripts, 1964-1975, and undated

Language of the Materials : In English and German

Scope and Content Note

Composed of manuscripts; handwritten notes; edits; photocopies of articles and actual articles for "Public Affairs" column (newspaper partially in German), Human Events, manuscript editorials for The Cincinnati Enquirer; article for the Manion Forum, correspondence, "Essential Elements of a Conservative Program" analysis, and news clippings written by Lane or about Lane from various newspapers (many from his "Public Affairs" column) about Electoral College, war in Vietnam, Ronald Reagan, GOP, Secretary McNamara, Hungarian revolution, military affairs, among other issues.
Box/Folder 4 : 5

Speaking Engagement Identification Cards, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Composed of cards identifying potential speakers (many are professors) for television, radio, congressional hearings, position papers, and debates.
Box/Folder 4 : 6-7

The War for the World book final proof, 1968

Box/Folder 4 : 8-9, Box-folder 5 : 1-2

Notebooks and Notes, 1969-1973, and undated

Scope and Content Note

Composed of handwritten notes about speaking engagements and potential drafts for his articles or books.
Box/Folder 5 : 3

"The Wanderer" article, 1970

Box/Folder 5 : 4-7

America on Trial: The War for Vietnam, 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Composed of notebooks of handwritten manuscript, typed manuscript of book, correspondence with publisher about the book, handwritten notes, and a forward from A.C. Wedemeyer for the book.
Box/Folder 5 : 8-10

"Public Affairs" articles for release, 1970-1973

Box/Folder 6 : 1

"Talks to be typed", 1972

Scope and Content Note

Composed of handwritten writings about Palm Beach and Pebble Beach.
Box/Folder 6 : 2

Paul Scott: Washington News - Intelligence Syndicate, 1972-1976

Scope and Content Note

Composed of correspondence between Paul Scott and Lane about Lane’s “Public Affairs” column, correspondence between Lane and others pertaining to “Public Affairs”, and other related materials.
Box/Folder 6 : 3

Lists of Publishers and Bookstores, undated

Box/Folder 6 : 4-7

The Failure of the Two Party System book drafts, undated

Scope and Content Note

Composed of two handwritten drafts (one written in a notebook) and a typed 1st draft.
Box/Folder 6 : 8-9

"Public Affairs" articles, 1973, and undated

Scope and Content Note

Composed of articles without “for release” explicitly stated.
Box/Folder 7 : 1-3

Two Party Failure book master copy, undated

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript version with edits and inserts.
 

References File, 1954-1974

Scope and Content Note

References File contains writings by others that Lane used as reference materials.
Box/Folder 7 : 4

Politics, 1954, 1962-1965

Scope and Content Note

Composed of brochures, news clippings, and booklet about Senator Goldwater, GOP, and other issues.
Box/Folder 7 : 5

Foundation for Economic Education, Inc. articles and brochure, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 7 : 6-7

Religion - Prayer, Constitution, Schools, Catholicism, 1960-1965

Scope and Content Note

Composed of news articles, paper, talk, and booklet.
Box/Folder 8 : 1

Congo, 1961-1963

Scope and Content Note

Composed of news clipping, memoranda, and booklets.
Box/Folder 8 : 2

Americans for Democratic Action, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Composed of a news article, Notes on ADA, Congressional Record Vol. 3, and a memorandum.
Box/Folder 8 : 3-5

Admiral Ben Moreell, 1961-1965

Scope and Content Note

Composed of booklets and addresses written by Moreell, an article by Moreell for the Manion Forum, excerpt from a letter by Moreell, and a book manuscript.
Box/Folder 8 : 6-7

Cuba, 1961-1966

Scope and Content Note

Composed of an unidentified writing, news clippings, reports, and a speech.
Box/Folder 8 : 8-9

Defense Policy, 1961-1966

Scope and Content Note

Composed of news clippings, news releases, summary about Cold War, statements, speech, address, newsletter, and correspondence.
Box/Folder 8 : 10-11, Box-folder 9 : 1

Southeast Asia, 1961-1974

Scope and Content Note

Composed of writings by others, such as newspaper and magazine clippings and issues, press releases, and memoranda.
Box/Folder 9 : 2-4

General Policy, 1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

Composed of newspaper clippings and news releases, documents from Congressional Record and Fact Sheet from Internal Revenue Service; documents about Medicare, GOP health plans, Life Line Program, political platforms, Senator Goldwater, address by Major General Ellsworth I. Davis, American Association of University Professors, among others.
Box/Folder 9 : 5-6

Communism, 1962-1965

Scope and Content Note

Composed of news clippings, reports, brochures, notices, and booklets, quotation, correspondence, and booklet.
Box/Folder 9 : 7, Box-folder 10 : 1

Segregation, 1962-1965

Scope and Content Note

Composed of news clippings, booklets, Congress documents, brochures, and The Catholic Lawyer magazine.
Box/Folder 10 : 2

North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1962-1965

Scope and Content Note

Composed of press conference speech, addresses, remarks, and news clippings.
Box/Folder 10 : 3-4

General mixed formats, 1963-1974

Scope and Content Note

Composed of news articles, 1964 Report to Shareholders, bookmark of handwritten quotes, brochure about social security, Triumph magazine, Crusade for a Christian Civilization news, newsletters about security, senate, Commander Alvarez, United Nations Treaty agreement, tax prophecy, statements, American Indian Religion, Red China, and a few other issues.
Box/Folder 10 : 5

"More Broken Piecrusts" The Red Line Release, 1964

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Bulletins, 1964-1968

Scope and Content Note

Composed of a bulletin "Marxmanship" and photocopies of other bulletins.
Box/Folder 10 : 7

Disarmament, 1965, 1973

Scope and Content Note

Composed of booklets, Arms Control and Disarmament Act text, reports, speech, addresses, and news release.
Box/Folder 10 : 8

House Subcommittee on Far East, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Composed of “The War in Viet Nam and Red China” report, Harper’s Magazine (February 1966), and a press release statement.
Box/Folder 10 : 9

The Department of Justice, amicus curiae, 1968, and undated

Scope and Content Note

Composed of a memorandum about "The Department of Justice as National Policy Maker" and a "not for direct quotation" about "The Department of Justice as Amicus Curiae" along with attached documents.
Box/Folder 10 : 10

National Federation of Independent Business, Inc., 1969

Box/Folder 10 : 11

David Halberstam and Theodore H. White quotes, pink and white copies, 1973

Box/Folder 10 : 12

Pierre Desounettes, undated

Scope and Content Note

Composed of The State book manuscript with edits and an envelope that's addressed to Mr. Pierre Desounettes.
 

Biographical File, 1942-1974

Scope and Content Note

Biographical File contains handwritten notes, notes about trips, his organization interests, paraphernalia related to his work as a newspaper columnist, and a biographical sketch.
Box/Folder 10 : 13

American Good Government Society, 1942, 1949, 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

Composed of a reception and dinner invitation, document of Board of Trustees, correspondence, "Political Realignment: A Big Gain for Republicans" paper, Recorder of Deeds, and notes about presidential voting.
Box/Folder 10 : 14

National War College Course Work, 1952-1953

Box/Folder 10 : 15

South America Trip notebook, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Composed of handwritten notes about Lane’s South America trip.
Box/Folder 10 : 16

East Asia Trip file, 1968, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Composed of memoranda, photographs with captions on their backs, envelope of paid bills, paraphernalia, greeting cards, handwritten notes, letter about Lane, itinerary, and dinner invitation.
Box/Folder 11 : 1

General, 1952-1972

Scope and Content Note

Composed of a variety of documents pertaining to societies, clubs, committees, and boards in which Lane had interest. File also includes a GOP newsletter and information of interest (such as rosters) regarding Department of the Army and the National War College, places he attended, press releases, and dinner invitations.
Box/Folder 11 : 2

Mailing List, 1964

Box/Folder 11 : 3

Biographical Sketch of Thomas A. Lane, 1964

Box/Folder 11 : 4

American Conservative Union, 1964-1965, 1973

Scope and Content Note

Composed of a folder of correspondence, statements, brochures, memoranda, proposed budget, advisory assembly lists, confidential preliminary report, constitution and bylaws, prospectus, and agenda. File also contains a statement from Lawrence D. Pratt, Executive Director.
Box/Folder 11 : 5-7

Americans for Constitutional Action, 1964-1968

Scope and Content Note

Composed of correspondence, brochure, schedule of events, insert, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, memoranda, news release, and mid-year report.
Box/Folder 11 : 8

National Foreign Policy Conference for Editors and Broadcasters, 1966

Scope and Content Note

Composed of a folder of program, conference information, bulletins, facts about the foreign aid program,and booklets.
Box/Folder 11 : 9

National Strategy Seminar at US Army War College, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Composed of "Biographic Sketches", program, guest list, locator map, position descriptions, proposal, index, memoranda, list of hospitals, officers roster, reception invitations, weekly schedule, brochures, and lecture program.
Box/Folder 11 : 10

American Newspaper Publishers Association Convention, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Composed of booklets and bulletins: ANPA Annual Report 1968 – Trends in the Newspaper Business, Convention Reports, details of "Count Down for the '70's" discussion sessions program, 1969 Convention Bulletin Annual Report, a floor plan of the Hotel, and Annual Report 1968.
Box/Folder 12 : 1-2

Manuscript Newspaper Edits, circa 1969

Scope and Content Note

Composed of cuts of manuscripts for newspapers. These pieces of paper were found in opened envelopes that state "Newspaper Only".
Box/Folder 12 : 3

United States Strategic Institute, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Composed of an itinerary, correspondence, a message from the directors, and agenda.
Box/Folder 12 : 4

The Cardinal Society of Virginia, 1973

Scope and Content Note

Composed of documents pertaining to bylaws, a meeting, and a letter.
Box/Folder 12 : 5

Seating List for Lafayette Freedom Award Dinner, 1974

Box/Folder 12 : 6

Young Americans for Freedom brochure, undated