New Finding Aids Posted Online

Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Ronald Reagan radio commentary sound recordings, 1975–79
This collection contains sound recordings, transcripts, and correspondence related to the radio series Viewpoint with Ronald Reagan and Ronald Reagan Radio Commentary as well as the record albums Ronald Reagan: The Great Moments (aborted) and Ronald Reagan: On the Air. The recordings cover a variety of domestic and international topics, including the economy, oil, guns, religion, taxes, energy, and welfare. Period-specific subjects, such as conflict in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia) and the Torrijos-Carter Treaties that returned control of the Panama Canal to Panama, receive considerable attention. O'Connor Creative Services produced both the radio series and the record albums.

Ernest Fred Easterbrook papers, 1898–1988
A major general in the U.S. Army, Easterbrook was an aide to General Joseph Stilwell, a member of the Korean Military Assistance Advisory Group, 1953–54, and chief of the Joint Military Assistance Group, Thailand, 1963–65. His papers relate to American military operations in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, military operations during the Korean War, American military assistance to Thailand, and American army aviation. The collection includes correspondence, reports, and photographs, as well as the papers of Easterbrook's father, Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook, an army chaplain.

Hạmīd Shawkat collection, 1952–2001
The printed matter in this collection was issued by the Confederation of Iranian Students National Union (CISNU) and other Iranian student groups abroad. It relates to political conditions and civil liberties in Iran, focusing primarily on the campaign for the rights of political prisoners, political opposition to the Pahlavi monarchy, the spread of Marxist-Leninist and communist thought in Iran and among Iranian students abroad, and the aftermath of the coup d'etat of Mohammed Mossadiq. The collector, Hamid Shawkat, was a student activist who helped create the National Democratic Front of Iran.

William Henry Hastings papers, 1942–45
An American merchant seaman, Hastings was interned in Japanese prison camps in the Philippines during World War II. His collection includes scrapbooks, clippings, a roster of prisoners, and a typescript of letters and diary entries describing his time in the camps. The materials relate to the Japanese invasion and occupation of the Philippines as well as the prison camp at Santo Tomás.