Pentagon Papers Materials

  1. Commentary
  2. Detailed Chronologies
    1. Vietnam War Chronology
    2. Ellsberg Trial Chronology
  3. Summary Chapters from Vol. 1 – 48
    1. Vietnam and the United States 1940-1950
    2. US Involvement in the Franco-Viet Minh War 1950-1960
    3. The Geneva Accords 1954
    4. Evolution of the War
      1. NATO and SEATO
      2. Aid for France in Indochina
      3. France’s Withdrawal from Vietnam
      4. US Training of Vietnamese National Army
    5. Origins of the Insurgency 1954-1960
    6. The Kennedy Program and Commitments 1961
    7. US Programs in South Vietnam 11/63-4/65
    8. Marine Combat Units Go to Da Nang 3/1965
    9. Index of Internal Documents (Truman/Eisenhower/Kennedy)
    10. Settlement of the Conflict
  4. Pentagon Papers Leak/Creation of the Plumbers
    1. Plumbers Early Investigation
    2. Fielding Break-In
    3. WSPF Internal Analysis of Possible Charges
    4. Outline of Judge Gesell Papers at Library of Congress
    5. Extra Copies of Shepard Subpoena and Clearance Letter
    6. WSPF Defendant Files
      1. Egil Krogh
      2. David Young
      3. John Ehrlichman
      4. Charles Colson
    7. Trial Transcript of David Young’s Testimony
    8. Trial Transcript of Egil Krogh’s Testimony
    9. WSPF Retrospective Memo on One Aspect of Colson Investigation
    10. Ehrlichman’s Appeal
      1. Background on Judge Mehrige
      2. Portion of WSPF Reply Brief (6/11/75)
      3. Court Decision (5/17/76)
      4. Portion of Ehrlichman’s Petition for Cert (9/76)
  5. Cox/Vorenberg Files Uncovered at Harvard Law Library
    1. Miscellaneous (including Cox meeting with Richardson)
    2. Vorenberg Papers Copies by HLS Librarian
    3. Full Copy of Vorenberg’s Notebook
    4. Miscellaneous Cox Files
    5. Schumer/Samuels Interview with Cox (2/19/74)
  6. Church Committee
    1. Miscellaneous
      1. Overview and Early Criticism
      2. Testimony of FBI Liaison Agents to JFK/LBJ
      3. Post 9/11 Criticism
    2. Book II Final Report: The Growth of Domestic Intelligence, 1936-1976