PIPES, RICHARD E.: Files, 1981-1982 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

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PIPES, RICHARD E.: Files, 1981-1982

Preliminary Inventory

 

Director of East European and Soviet Affairs, February 1981-December 1982

Office of Political Affairs, National Security Council

 

Richard Edgar Pipes was born in Cieszyn, Poland, in 1923, to an assimilated middle-class Jewish family. He attended a secondary school in Warsaw until he was 16, but after experiencing the siege of Warsaw and living one month under German occupation, his father secured passports for his family and they escaped through Italy to the United States. Richard Pipes went on to study at Cornell University and received a Ph.D. at Harvard University. During World War II, from 1943-1946, Pipes served in the United States Air Force.

 

Dr. Pipes has been a member of the Harvard University faculty since 1950, serving as instructor in History and Literature (1950-1958), Harvard University Russian Research Center director (1968-1973), and as Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of History (1958-1996).

 

Pipes has also served as a consultant to Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson in the early 1970s, was a Senior Research Consultant at the Strategic Studies Center from 1973-1978, chaired the Team B Strategic Objectives Panel (a controversial effort to reinterpret CIA intelligence on the Soviet threat) in the mid-1970s, and was a member of the Committee on the Present Danger from 1977-80.

 

On leave of absence from Harvard, Richard Pipes joined the National Security Council in February 1981, with primary responsibility for the Soviet Union and Eastern European affairs. He served at the NSC for two years, the maximum number of years Harvard allowed.

 

In 1992, Pipes served as an expert witness in the Russian constitutional Court’s trial against the Communist Party. Since 1997, Dr. Pipes has been the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of History Emeritus.  He continues to write, including most recently, Three “Whys” of the Russian Revolution (1996), Prosperity & Freedom (1999), Land-tenure in Pre-Roman Antiquity and its Political Consequences (2001), Communism: A Brief History (2001), and his autobiography Vixi: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger (2003).

 

The Richard Pipes collection consists of memos, letters, reports, briefing papers, talking points, agendas, statements, option papers, cables, scripts, invitations, telephone memoranda, travel vouchers, lists, and transcripts of speeches. The material is arranged into two series: Subject File and Chronological File, 1981-1982.

 

SERIES I: SUBJECT FILE, 1980-1982

(3.25 l.ft., Boxes 1-8)

 

The Subject file consists of memos, letters, reports, briefing papers, talking points, agendas, statements, option papers, cables, scripts, invitations, telephone memoranda, travel vouchers, lists, and transcripts of speeches. The pre-1981 material appears to have been used by Pipes as reference material. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

 

SERIES II: CHRONOLOGICAL FILE, 1981-1982

(3.25 l.ft., Boxes 9-16)

 

The Chronological file consists of memos, letters, reports, briefing papers, talking points, agendas, statements, option papers, cables, scripts, invitations, telephone memoranda, travel vouchers, lists, and transcripts of speeches. This series is arranged chronologically.

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I: SUBJECT FILE

 

Box 1

(Allen, Richard V./James W. "Bud" Nance-Richard Pipes) RVA/JWN-RP [Memos] 1981 (1)(2)

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) January-February 1981

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) 03/01/1981-03/12/1981

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) 03/13/1981-03/31/1981

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) 04/01/1981-04/13/1981   

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) 04/14/1981-04/30/1981

 BIB/RFE/RL/VOA    (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) 05/01/1981-05/07/1981

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) 05/08/1981-05/31/1981

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) June-July 1981

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) August-December 1981

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) January-March 1982

BIB/RFE/RL/VOA     (Board for International Broadcasting/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Voice of America) April-November 1982

          BIB (Board for International Broadcasting)-[James] Critchlow, March-May 1981

BIB (Board for International Broadcasting)-[James] Critchlow, June 1981 (1)-(3)

BIB (Board for International Broadcasting)-[James] Critchlow, July-December 1981

BIB (Board for International Broadcasting)-[James] Critchlow 1982

BIB (Board for International Broadcasting) Scripts, February 1981 (1)(2)

 

Box 2

BIB (Board for International Broadcasting) Scripts, February 1981 (3)(4)

BIB (Board for International Broadcasting) Scripts, March 1981

BIB (Board for International Broadcasting) Scripts, April 1981

BIB (Board for International Broadcasting) Scripts, May 1981

Conferences, March 1981

Conferences, April 1981

Conferences, May 1981

Conferences, June 1981

Conferences, July1981

Conferences, August - December 1981

Conferences 1982

Meetings/Invitations, General February 1981

Meetings/Invitations, General March 1981

Meetings/Invitations, General April-May 1981

Meetings/Invitations, General June-August 1981

Meetings/Invitations, General September-October 1981

Meetings/Invitations, General November 1981

Meetings/Invitations, General December 1981

Meetings/Invitations, General January-February 1982

Meetings/Invitations, General March 1982

Meetings/Invitations, General April 1982

Meetings/Invitations, General May-June 1982

 

Box 3

Meetings/Invitations, General July-August 1982

Meetings/Invitations, General September 1982

Meetings/Invitations, General October 1982

Meetings/Invitations, General November 1982

Meetings/Invitations, General December 1982

Meetings/Invitations, General 1983

Miscellaneous Papers [Reagan Soviet Policy-Working Draft-October 1981]

Miscellaneous Papers [Reagan Soviet Policy-Shorter Version-November 1981]

Miscellaneous Papers [Soviet Nuclear Strategy, Mr. Garthoff and]

Miscellaneous Papers [Soviet Union, How President Reagan Might Conduct His Policy Toward the]

Miscellaneous Papers [Soviet Union in Crisis, October 1982 Speech Given at IFRI, Paris]

Miscellaneous Papers [World Peace Council Programme of Action 1982]

[National Security Council (NSC) Correspondence Guidelines/Lapinski Work]

National Security Council (NSC) Meetings: Senior Interagency Group (SIG) 12/18/1981 Poland

National Security Council Meetings: NSC 12/21/1981 Poland

National Security Council Meetings: NSC 12/22/1981 Poland

National Security Council Meetings: NSC 12/23/1981 Poland (1)(2)

National Security Council Meetings (NSC): Senior Interagency Group (SIG) 12/28/1981 Soviet Union

National Security Council Meetings: NSC 02/26/1982 Sanctions

National Security Council Meetings: NSC 03/25/1982 Sanctions

National Security Council Meetings: NSC 05/24/1982 Sanctions

National Security Council Meetings: NSC 06/18/1982 Sanctions

Press Contacts/Media, March-May 1981

Press Contacts/Media, June 1981 (1)(2)

Press Contacts/Media, July 1981

Press Contacts/Media, August 1981

         

Box 4

Press Contacts/Media, September 1981

Press Contacts/Media, October-December 1981

Press Contacts/Media, January 1982

Press Contacts/Media, February 1982

Press Contacts/Media, March 1982 (1)-(3)

Press Contacts/Media, April 1982

Press Contacts/Media, May-August 1982

Press Contacts/Media, September 1982 (1)-(3)

Press Contacts/Media, October 1982

Press Contacts/Media, November-December 1982

Reagan Soviet Policy (1)-(4)

[Reagan Soviet Policy-Drafts, Memos Re] (1)(2)

 

Box 5

Requests for Documents (Completed)

Solidarity (Documents in Polish) (1)-(3)

[Soviet Ministry of Defense Reports] (1)-(5)

Soviet NSSD (National Security Study Directive) [NSSD 11-82] I (1)-(3)

Soviet NSSD (National Security Study Directive) [NSSD 11-82] II

Soviet NSSD (National Security Study Directive) [NSSD 11-82], US-Soviet Policy-Various (1)-(5)

Soviet Union-Current File 1980 (1)(2)

 

Box 6

Soviet Union-Studies by Richard Pipes [Mr. Garthoff and Soviet Nuclear Strategy]

Soviet Union-Studies by Richard Pipes [Soviet Union in Crisis]

Soviet Union-Studies by Richard Pipes [Reagan Soviet Policy-October 1981]

Soviet Union-Studies by Richard Pipes [Reagan Soviet Policy (Shorter Version)-November 1981]

Soviet Working Group Meetings (Informal Interagency Group Meeting-National Security Council Brown Bag Lunches) 03/06/1981-09/11/1981

Soviet Working Group Meetings (Informal Interagency Group Meeting-National Security Council Brown Bag Lunches) 10/02/1981-12/18/1981

Soviet Working Group Meetings (Informal Interagency Group Meeting-National Security Council Brown Bag Lunches) 1982

[Telephone Memoranda, February 1981]

[Telephone Memoranda, March-April 1981]

[Telephone Memoranda, May-June 1981]

[Telephone Memoranda, July-August 1981]

[Telephone Memoranda, September-October 1981]

[Telephone Memoranda, November-December 1981]

[Telephone Memoranda, January-February 1982]

[Telephone Memoranda, March 1982]

[Telephone Memoranda, April 1982]

[Telephone Memoranda, May 1982]

[Telephone Memoranda, June 1982]

[Telephone Memoranda, July 1982]

[Telephone Memoranda, August 1982]

         

Box 7

Telephone Memoranda, September-October 1982

[Telephone Memoranda, November 1982]

[Telephone Memoranda, December 1982]

Travel, February-April 1981

Travel, May-June 1981

Travel, July 1981

Travel, August-September 1981

Travel, October 1981 (1)(2)

Travel, November 1981 (1)(2)

Travel, December 1981

Travel, January-March 1982

Travel, April 1982 (1)-(3)

Travel, May 1982

Travel, June-August 1982

Travel, September 1982

 

Box 8

Travel, October 1982 (1)(2)

Travel, November-December 1982

Visitors, March-August 1981

Visitors, September 1981 (1)(2)

Visitors, October-December 1981

Visitors, January-April 1982

Visitors, May 1982 (1)(2)

Visitors, June-September 1982

Visitors, October-December 1982

Weekly Reports, February-May 1981

Weekly Reports, June-September 1981

Weekly Reports, October-December 1981

Weekly Reports, January-June 1982

Weekly Reports, July-September 1982

 

SERIES II: CHRONOLOGICAL FILE

 

Box 9

Chron 02/06/1981-02/18/1981

Chron 02/19/1981-02/24/1981

Chron 02/25/1981-02/28/1981

Chron 03/01/1981-03/10/1981

Chron 03/11/1981-03/15/1981

Chron 03/16/1981-03/23/1981

Chron 03/24/1981-03/25/1981

Chron 03/26/1981-03/30/1981

Chron 03/31/1981

Chron 04/01/1981-04/02/1981

Chron 04/03/1981-04/05/1981

Chron 04/06/1981-04/08/1981

Chron 04/09/1981-04/14/1981

Chron 04/15/1981-04/19/1981

Chron 04/20/1981-04/26/1981

Chron 04/27/1981-04/30/1981

Chron 05/01/1981-05/04/1981

Chron 05/05/1981-05/12/1981

Chron 05/13/1981-05/17/1981

Chron 05/18/1981-05/20/1981

         

Box 10

Chron 05/21/1981 (1)(2)

Chron 05/22/1981-05/25/1981 (Empty)

Chron 05/26/1981 (1)(2)

Chron 05/27/1981-05/28/1981

Chron 05/29/1981 (1)(2)

Chron 05/30/1981-05/31/1981 (Empty)

Chron 06/01/1981-06/08/1981

Chron 06/09/1981-06/15/1981

Chron 06/16/1981-06/23/1981

Chron 06/24/1981-06/28/1981

Chron 06/29/1981-06/30/1981

Chron 07/01/1981 (1)(2)

Chron 07/02/1981-07/07/1981

Chron 07/08/1981-07/15/1981

Chron 07/16/1981 (1)(2)

 

Box 11

Chron 07/17/1981-07/22/1981

Chron 07/23/1981-07/26/1981

Chron 07/27/1981

Chron 07/28/1981-07/31/1981

Chron 08/01/1981-08/18/1981

Chron 08/19/1981-08/20/1981

Chron 08/21/1981 (1)(2)

Chron 08/22/1981-08/31/1981 (Empty)

Chron 09/01/1981-09/04/1981

Chron 09/05/1981-09/09/1981

Chron 09/10/1981

Chron 09/11/1981-09/14/1981

Chron 09/15/1981-09/21/1981

Chron 09/22/1981-09/30/1981

Chron 10/01/1981-10/06/1981

Chron 10/07/1981-10/13/1981

Chron 10/14/1981-10/25/1981

Chron 10/26/1981-10/29/1981

Chron 10/30/1981-10/31/1981

 

Box 12

Chron 11/01/1981-11/03/1981

Chron 11/04/1981-11/05/1981

Chron 11/06/1981-11/12/1981

Chron 11/13/1981

Chron 11/14/1981-11/18/1981

Chron 11/19/1981

Chron 11/20/1981-11/30/1981

Chron 12/01/1981-12/03/1981

Chron 12/04/1981-12/06/1981

Chron 12/07/1981-12/10/1981

Chron 12/11/1981-12/15/1981

Chron 12/16/1981-12/23/1981

Chron 12/24/1981-12/29/1981

Chron 12/30/1981-12/31/1981

Chron 01/01/1982-01/05/1982

Chron 01/06/1982-01/07/1982

Chron 01/08/1982-01/25/1982

Chron 01/26/1982-01/31/1982

         

Box 13

Chron 02/01/1982-02/04/1982

Chron 02/05/1982-02/11/1982

Chron 02/12/1982-02/19/1982

Chron 02/20/1982-02/28/1982

Chron 03/01/1982-03/02/1982

Chron 03/03/1982-03/04/1982

Chron 03/05/1982-03/07/1982

Chron 03/08/1982

Chron 03/09/1982-03/10/1982

Chron 03/11/1982

Chron 03/12/1982-03/16/1982

Chron 03/17/1982

Chron 03/18/1982-03/23/1982

Chron 03/24/1982

Chron 03/25/1982-03/31/1982

Chron 04/01/1982-04/07/1982

Chron 04/08/1982-04/13/1982

Chron 04/14/1982-04/19/1982

Chron 04/20/1982-04/28/1982

         

Box 14

Chron 04/29/1982-04/30/1982

Chron 05/01/1982-05/04/1982

Chron 05/05/1982-05/06/1982

Chron 05/07/1982-05/11/1982

Chron 05/12/1982-05/24/1982

Chron 05/25/1982-05/26/1982

Chron 05/27/1982-05/31/1982

Chron 06/01/1982-06/06/1982

Chron 06/07/1982 (1)(2)

Chron 06/08/1982-06/12/1982

Chron 06/13/1982-06/16/1982

Chron 06/17/1982-06/23/1982

Chron 06/24/1982-06/27/1982

Chron 06/28/1982-06/30/1982

Chron 07/01/1982-07/08/1982

Chron 07/09/1982-07/15/1982

Chron 07/16/1982-07/19/1982

 

Box 15

Chron 07/20/1982-07/22/1982

Chron 07/23/1982-07/26/1982

Chron 07/27/1982-07/31/1982

Chron 08/01/1982-08/04/1982

Chron 08/05/1982-08/16/1982

Chron 08/17/1982-08/19/1982

Chron 08/20/1982-08/31/1982

Chron 09/01/1982-09/08/1982

Chron 09/09/1982

Chron 09/10/1982-09/14/1982

Chron 09/15/1982-09/19/1982

Chron 09/20/1982-09/22/1982

Chron 09/23/1982-09/27/1982

Chron 09/28/1982 (1)(2)

Chron 09/29/1982-09/30/1982

Chron 10/01/1982-10/31/1982

Chron 11/01/1982-11/02/1982

Chron 11/03/1982 (1)(2)

 

Box 16

Chron 11/04/1982-11/09/1982

Chron 11/10/1982-11/17/1982

Chron 11/18/1982

Chron 11/23/1982-11/25/1982

Chron 11/26/1982-11/30/1982

Chron 12/01/1982-12/12/1982

Chron 12/13/1982

Chron 12/14/1982

Chron 12/15/1982-12/22/1982

Chron [Memos to] Clark, William P. (1)-(3)

Log: Eastern Europe And Soviet Affairs, 1981 for Richard Pipes (1)(2)

Log: Eastern Europe And Soviet Affairs, 1982 for Richard Pipes (1)(2)