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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-060

Herken, Gregg, 1947-

Gregg Herken Papers, circa 1980-1990

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Herken, Gregg, 1947-
Title: Gregg Herken Papers
Dates: circa 1980-1990
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-060
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of personal papers created by military historian Gregg Herken, Chairman of the Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum. These papers contain research notes for his three books, "Cardinal Choices," "The Winning Weapon," and "Counsels of War." Included are notes from telephone interviews, background material for oral history interviews, articles, and other notes.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists personal papers created by military historian Gregg Herken, Chairman of the Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum. These papers contain research notes for his three books, Cardinal Choices: Presidential Science Advising From the Atomic Bomb to SDI, The Winning Weapon: The Atomic Bomb in the Cold War, 1945-1950, and Counsels of War. Included are notes from telephone interviews, background material for oral history interviews, articles, and other notes.

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Access Restriction

Donor permission required, Transferring office; 2/8/1996 Agreement of Transfer; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-060, Gregg Herken Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Research-Cuban Missile Crisis

Box 1 of 2

Nuclear Weapon Detection Reports

Box 1 of 2

U-2 Incident

Box 1 of 2

Truman Documents

Box 1 of 2

The Seaborg Diaries

Box 1 of 2

Seismic verification

Box 1 of 2

Gilpatrick Report

Box 1 of 2

Cuban Missile Crisis

Box 1 of 2

Jasons

Box 1 of 2

Nuclear Winter

Box 1 of 2

Washington-New York City, April 1986

Box 1 of 2

ABM Documents

Box 1 of 2

Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Speeches and Articles

Box 1 of 2

Cardinal Choices Appendix

Box 1 of 2

Lowell Wood

Box 1 of 2

Controlled Fusion Projects

Box 1 of 2

Excalibur Documents

Box 1 of 2

"Excalibur" File

Box 1 of 2

Cardinal Choices - Documents

Box 1 of 2

Cardinal Choices - Research

Box 1 of 2

Expenses 20th Century fund

Box 1 of 2

Precis

Box 1 of 2

Carter-rewired

Box 1 of 2

Ideas

Box 1 of 2

Bibliography The President's Scientists

Box 1 of 2

Appendices

Box 1 of 2

Cardinal Choices - Readers

Box 1 of 2

MIRV

Box 1 of 2

SDI - Interview

Box 1 of 2

Golden Report

Box 1 of 2

20th Century Fund Project

Box 1 of 2

Interview Resumes

Box 1 of 2

Isidor Rabi and the 'Super' Chapter 2

Box 1 of 2

Isidor Isaac Rabi

Box 1 of 2

John F. Kennedy Chapter

Box 1 of 2

Star Wars Articles

Box 1 of 2

Interview Questions

Box 1 of 2

The President's Scientists - Notes

Box 1 of 2

Rabi Videotape transcript

Box 1 of 2

Nitze: Newspaper File

Box 1 of 2

Nitze project (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Dulles Papers

Box 2 of 2

Leo Szilard and Einstein's Chapter 1

Box 2 of 2

ABM

Box 2 of 2

Books - The President's Scientists

Box 2 of 2

Carter/CTB Chapter

Box 2 of 2

Interviews - The President's Scientists

Box 2 of 2

Science Advising

Box 2 of 2

Verification and the Test Ban

Box 2 of 2

Bush Administration

Box 2 of 2

Test-ban Videotape

Box 2 of 2

Cardinal Choices Interview Transcripts - Copies

Box 2 of 2

MED [mostly communications about nuclear weapons, specifically U.S. - Soviet Union relations, most date to 1944-1947]

Box 2 of 2

Lyndon B. Johnson Chapter

Box 2 of 2

Richard Nixon Chapter and Comments and Revision

Box 2 of 2

Articles and Essays - President's Scientists

Box 2 of 2

Reagan/SDI Chapter

Box 2 of 2

Distribution List - Cardinal Choices

Box 2 of 2

Documents - The Winning Weapon Xeroxes

Box 2 of 2

Notes - The Nuclear Gnostics

Box 2 of 2

Article- "Dense Smoke and Rubber Mirrors: Origins of SDI"

Box 2 of 2

Duplicates - Research Notes TWW

Box 2 of 2

The Winning Weapon - Books

Box 2 of 2

Baruch Papers

Box 2 of 2

Byrnes Papers

Box 2 of 2

Henry Rowen

Box 2 of 2

Counsels of War Documents

Box 2 of 2

Harold Brown

Box 2 of 2

Bernard Brodie papers

Box 2 of 2

Curtis LeMay

Box 2 of 2

RAND

Box 2 of 2

Wolfgang Panovsky

Box 2 of 2

Robert S. McNamara

Box 2 of 2

Andy Marshall

Box 2 of 2

Leonard Lewin

Box 2 of 2

Carl Kaysen

Box 2 of 2

William W. Kaufmann

Box 2 of 2

Herman Kahn

Box 2 of 2

T. K. Jones

Box 2 of 2

Richard Garwin

Box 2 of 2

Charles Hitch

Box 2 of 2

Colin Gray

Box 2 of 2

McGeorge Bundy

Box 2 of 2

Richard Bissell

Box 2 of 2

Albert Wohlstetter

Box 2 of 2

Miscellaneous Interviews

Box 2 of 2

Scientists

Box 2 of 2

Herbert York

Box 2 of 2

Nuclear Accountancy

Box 2 of 2

Kennan-Nitze

Box 2 of 2

Paul Nitze

Box 2 of 2

Forrestal Papers

Box 2 of 2