Scott Kaiser Posted February 12, 2016 Share Posted February 12, 2016 (edited) First, let me elaborate on my comments about the CIA and Princeton and the whole Lucien V affair. When I first got to know John Newman, he came to California because he was going to do some research at the Hoover Institute. So, me him and a friend flew up there from LA. He was there because he was thinking of doing a book on Lansdale. And he wanted to see what was there, since their holdings listing said there were some interesting docs on hand. Well, once we got there, as we started going through the folders, we saw that many were surprisingly empty. So I asked John, "What is going on here?" He replied that he had the same experience when he was working on his first book JFK and Vietnam. After he had been working on it for awhile, he said that he would visit certain repositories and mysteriously, things would be gone. Almost like they knew he was coming. He finally concluded that the CIA was calling gin their dibs with various universities, or with the Hoover Institute, since that was a hard right establishment, they had to do very little. At the end of the day, John asked the archivist about this arrangement. And he confirmed that they did those things, cooperated with Washington about their holdings. So, you can imagine what its like in the Ivy League. I bet you went to college too, see Jim, I just called the Library of Congress became friends with the people over there, [over the phone], don't want to mention any names, within five minutes, and presto they were sending me emails of what I was looking for, what's the moral of this story? No airplane ticket, no reservations, no out of pocket expenses, and I still got what I wanted. Gee, with all that money I'm now thinking I saved myself, think I'll go out and buy me a new TV. Edited February 12, 2016 by Scott Kaiser Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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