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Guide to the Ethics of Intelligence and Weapons Development Oral History Collection
BANC MSS 2004/220 z  
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Ethics of Intelligence and Weapons Development Oral History Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1995-2003
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2004/220 z
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 carton, 72 sound cassettes, 6 compact discs

    Linear feet: 1.25
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Series of fourteen interviews and related papers with persons in military intelligence and civilians. A wide range of topics is covered, primarily on military and political intelligence, and weapons research with human subjects. Other topics include human radiation experiments, nuclear testing (including Nevada test sites), the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986, South America intelligence operations, East German Stasi operations, the Tibetan government and Chinese occupation of Tibet, Vietnam, torture interrogation, shock treatments, and the hermaphroditism of one of the interviewees. Commentaries from relevant persons supplement several of the interviews.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Portions of the collection are restricted. See container listing for details.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    Ethics of intelligence and weapons development oral history collection. BANC MSS 2004/220 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Lawrence Rockwood papers are located at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Germany (East). Ministerium f#ur Staatssicherheit.
    National Association of Radiation Survivors (U.S.)
    Intelligence service--Moral and ethical aspects.
    Military intelligence--Moral and ethical aspects.
    Chemical weapons--Moral and ethical aspects.
    Radiation victims.
    Nuclear weapons--Nevada--Testing.
    Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl#, Ukraine, 1986.
    Intelligence service--Germany (East)
    Intelligence service--South America.
    Shock therapy--Moral and ethical aspects.
    Hermaphroditism.
    Tibet (China)--Politics and government--1951-

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Oral histories.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Arrigo, Jean Maria.
    Allan, Richard, 1946-
    Allingham, Fred, 1941-
    Bovar, Luna, 1939-
    Brody, Hal, 1944-
    Gelman, Boris, 1926-
    Garcia, Ernest, 1928-
    Hormuth, Stefan E.
    Kendall, Kenneth, 1930-
    Namgyal, Tashi.
    Rich, Harvey, 1930-
    Rockwood, Lawrence.
    Rood, Harold W.
    Stapleton, Robert, 1923-
    Tegtmeyer, Raye, 1919-
    Project on Ethics and Art in Testimony.
    Donated oral histories collection.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Ethics of Intelligence and Weapons Development oral history collection was given to The Bancroft Library by Jean Maria Arrigo on May 11, 2004.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Ethics of Intelligence and Weapons Development Oral History Collection is a series of fourteen interviews and related papers with persons in military intelligence and civilians. A wide range of topics is covered, primarily on military and political intelligence, and weapons research with human subjects. Other topics include human radiation experiments, nuclear testing (including Nevada test sites), the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986, South America intelligence operations, East German Stasi operations, the Tibetan government and Chinese occupation of Tibet, Vietnam, torture interrogation, shock treatments, and the hermaphroditism of one of the interviewees. Commentaries from relevant persons supplement several of the interviews. Summaries of each of the oral histories follow.
    The interviews were conducted by Jean Maria Arrigo beginning in 1995 under the auspices of The Project on Ethics and Art in Testimony (PEAT). PEAT engages social science scholarship and the creative arts to develop (1) testimony of suppressed, discredited, and unarticulated social experience, and (2) standards of fidelity and value for such testimony. PEAT advances public moral education and organizational ethics through applied testimony from agents and victims of social violence, exploitation, and exclusion.
    The primary domains of interest of PEAT are military and political intelligence, weapons research with human subjects, man-made disasters and traumas, and social stigma. In such domains, PEAT seeks to articulate, explore, and help resolve moral dilemmas rather than to apply outside political pressure.