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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Citizenship Education Project - Correspondence
December 17, 1957 to July 25, 1991

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received and sent by Earl J. WIlson concerning the USIA Citizenship Education Project, an educational program for the communicationof democratic concepts to foreign countries, including Mexico, and Korea. Arranged chronologically. Includes:

Akers, Robert W. (deputy director, USIA) - TLS to EJW, 12/8/66.

Bradford, Saxton (deputy director of Policy and Plans, USIA) - TLS carbon (form letter) dated December 1957. Includes attached proposal entilted, "Bases of Freedom," which was a revamped version of CEP and a response to the military version, "Militant Liberty" (an anti-communist program developed by John Broger, a former president of the Far East Broadcasting Company in Manila, and a Pentagon official). [For a detailed description of CEP and related projects, see transcript of Mr. Wilson's interview in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Program collection, pp.101-118.]

Drummond, Roscoe (editor NY Herald Tribune) - TLS from EJW, 4/8/60. This is a memo entitled, "Ideas for Peace." 3 pp.

Lavin, Bernard J. (USIA public affairs officer to Seoul) - TLS to EJW,6/14/83.

McDermott, Jack C. (USIA public affairs officer, Mexico) - TNS,3/22/60.

Ment, David, dir. Special Collections, Archives, Columbia University Teachers College, NY -1 TLS, 1 TLS (copy) to EJW, re CEP at Teachers College (1949-1957), and material concerning CEP on deposit at Columbia University. Includes reference to William Vincent, director of CEP at Teachers College during that period, and to Richard W. Streb's dissertation entitle "A History of the Citizenship Education Project: A Model Curricular Study," 396 pp., Columbia University Teachers College, 1979.

Moore, Daniel E. (USIA colleague of EJW) - ALS, 1/31/1967 + TL carbon reply from EJW, 2/3/1967; and TLS, 10/28/1970 in reply to TL carbon, 7/1/1970 from EJW re. CEP and the Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy.

Murrow, Edward R. (director, USIA) - TLS to USIA staff, 4/22/61.

Sorenson, Thomas C. (deputy director of Policy and Plans, USIA) - TLS to EJW, 4/24/61; memorandum to EJW, 3/13/61.

Quan, Graciela V. (chairman, Inter-American Commission of Women, Organization of American States) - TLS to EJW, 3/24/60. Re. CEP's pamphlet, "Senderos de Libertad." Includes typed copy of "Senderos de Libertad."

Zea, Luz (editor of "Saber," USIA newsletter in Mexico; cowriter with EJW of "Senderos de Libertad.") - 6 TLS to EJW, 10/4/60, 3/10/61, 5/17/61, 10/18/61, 4/3/63, 7/20/66.

Zorthian, Barry (public affairs officer, Vietnam, USIA) - TLS xeroxfrom EJW, 5/19/64, w/ reply from Zorthian to EJW, TLS, 5/27/64.



Box: 1 Fold: 2 Citizenship Education Project - Reports
Dispatches/Reports from 12/2/1957 to 4/21/1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains dispatches and reports concerning the Citizenship Education Project. Includes some reports by EJW.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Citizenship Education Project - Printed Matter
Span dates of printed matter c.1957-1983

DESCRIPTION: Contains booklets concerning the Citizenship Education Project and related issues.

- "Citizenship Education Project: A technique for the teaching of democratic concepts developed by Columbia University Teacher's College and adapted for Mexico by the United States Information Service (Mexico)."c.1957

- (Case Study) "The Current United States Approach to Civic Education in the Less Developed Countries," by Bernard J. Lavin (USIA, 1970).

- World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Annual Report, 1976.

- (Policy Papers) "The Teaching of Values and the Successor Generation," Atlantic Council of the United States, 1983.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Democracy Program
June 1, 1983

DESCRIPTION: Contains information on a proposed Democracy Program which aimed to develop closer ties and working relationships between political parties, unions, businesses, universities, state and local governments, media, service organizations, various social, religious and ethnic groups overseas as a means of strengthening democracy and promoting cooperation between the U.S. and foreign nations. Includes TLS from William Bach to EJW, 6/1/83.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 National Security Indoctrination Program
c.1954

DESCRIPTION: Contains a typescript copy of a series of lectures produced by the US Information Service for an anti-Communist "Pyschological Indoctrination Program" begun in Thailand, 1954. In a letter (9/6/90) accompanying the transferral of these papers to Georgetown University, EJW explains the background to this booklet:

I was Chief Information Officer for USIS/Bangkok at the time when we were busy developing all sorts of publications, films, film strips, exhibits, etc. in support of this program. It began at the top of the Thai Government with the lectures given to a group of Thai Government officials. They in turn...gave the lectures within their own ministries to other officials...

...to reach the populace at large, and selected priority audiences in the provinces, the content of these lectures was communicated by mobile teams using everything from jeeps to elephants and helicopters.

This country-wide program continued with top priority (much of it later copied in Vietnam) until the late 1950s when a coup overthrew the government and our embassy immediately suspended this program. Later, in the early 1960s...it was...resumed.

It will be seen we were not promoting democracy in the Thai Kingdom and much of the material is anti-Communism. When, in 1955 I returned to Washington with USIA's Policy Planning Staff, [I] was thinking of the largely negative anti-Communist materials we were producing worldwide and our weaknesses in failing to promote democracy that led to [this] collection of papers...

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Manuscript Correspondence
October 7, 1975 to February 15, 1983

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence re. various manuscripts submitted by EJW for publication consideration. Titles include his book, "Fumbling with Democracy: Our Failure to Promote it Abroad"; and "Human Rights, the World, and Us." Correspondents include:

Derian, Patricia M. (assistant secretary Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs) - TLS to EJW, 4/6/78, re. EJW's "Human Rights, the World, and Us."

Herz, Martin (ambassador and director of Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University) - 2 TLS to EJW, 3/4/82, 2/15/83. Includes TL carbons from EJW. Re. "Fumbling with Democracy."

Reinhardt, John E. - TLS to EJW, 2/9/78. Re. "Human Rights, the World, and Us."

Swenson, Eric P. (vice chairman, executive director, W.W. Norton & Co.)- TLS, 6/2/77. Re. "Human Rights, the World, and Us."



Box: 1 Fold: 7 "Fumbling wth Democracy" - MSS pp.1-100
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1960]? - [12/31/1970]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs of EJW's book, "Fumbling with Democracy: Our Failure to Promote It Abroad." pp. 1-100.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 "Fumbling with Democracy" MSS pp.101-204
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1960]? - [12/31/1970]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs of book by EJW, "Fumbling with Democracy." pp. 101-204.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 "Fumbling with Democracy" MSS Fragments
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1960]? - [12/31/1970]?

DESCRIPTION: Contains manuscript fragments used by EJW in preparation for his book, "Fumbling with Democracy."

Box: 1 Fold: 10 "The Ideological Element in Our Foreign Policy" - MSS
Date of MSS: 3/10/1961

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs xerox of a research paper by EJW entitled, "The Ideological Element in Our Foreign Policy," written while at the National War College, Washington, D.C. Total, 34 pp. Includes TLS xerox copy from Thomas L. Harrold (lieutenant general, U.S. Army Commandant) to Edward R. Murrow (director, USIA), 6/15/61. Re. commendation of EJW for the paper.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Newsclippings 1966-1976
Newsclippings 1966-1976

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclippings collected by EJW on the development of democracy abroad in U.S. foreign policy.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Newsclippings 1977
Newsclippings 1977

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclippings re. development of democracy in U.S. foreign policy.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Newsclippings 1982-1990
Newsclippings 1982-1990

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclippings re. development of democracy in U.S. foreign policy.

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