SIMS, ROBERT BELL: Files, 1982-1984 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

 

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SIMS, ROBERT BELL: Files, 1982-1984

 

Press Relations, NSC (April 1982-June 1983)

Public Affairs, NSC (June 1983-October 1983)

Office of the Press Secretary, Foreign Affairs (November 1983-1985)  - See separate inventory

 

A Navy public affairs specialist, Captain Sims was a Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University before joining the NSC staff. He was Deputy Chief of Information for the Navy Department 1978-81, and Special Assistant for Public Affairs to the Secretary of the Navy 1974-78.

 

From June 3, 1983, Captain Sims served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Public Affairs on the National Security Council. Though he was appointed Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs by November 1983, he continued to serve the NSC until April 1984 when Karna Small was officially appointed full-time to the NSC position. 

 

Captain Sims has worked as a daily newspaper reporter for the Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tennessee and as a weekly newspaper editor and publisher. His writings include The Pentagon Reporters published in 1983.

 

He has a B.A. degree from Union University and a Masters degree in journalism and in political science from the University of Wisconsin. He was a Rotary Foundation Fellow studying international relations at the University of Sydney Australia and is a graduate of the National War College. He was born November 26, 1934 in Tennessee.

 

The Robert Bell Sims NSC collection consists of memos, correspondence, cables, reports, meeting agendas, notes, press releases, and talking points re Sims’ and other NSC staffers’ work on press relations and public affairs. The majority of the collection is Sims’ work product with some of Karna Small’s, Marc Brazil’s and Baerbel Houck’s materials intermixed. There are three series: Subject File, 1982-1984; Administrative File, 1982-1983; and Chronological file, 1982-1984.

 

SERIES I: Subject File, 1982-1984 (3.9 l.ft., Boxes 1-4)

 

The Subject File consists of memos, correspondence, cables, reports, meeting agendas, notes, working papers, and press releases re NSC press relations and public affairs. Some of Karna Small’s work product can be found in this series. Also, Marc Brazil’s and Baerbel Houck’s work product is intermixed. It appears Brazil and Houck filled in when Sims was working as Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs, before Karna Small was appointed full-time to the NSC. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

 

SERIES II: Administrative File, 1982-1983 (1.1 l.ft., Boxes 4-5)

 

The Administrative File consists of memos and correspondence re interview requests, speaking engagements, and speaking requests. This series is arranged alphabetically by topic and then chronologically.

 

SERIES II: Chronological File, 1982-1984 (2.4 l.f.; Boxes 5-7)

 

This series consists of memos, correspondence, and notes regarding Sims’ and other NSC staffers’ work regarding NSC press relations and public affairs. It includes the work product of Marc Brazil and Baerbel Houck who appeared to have filled-in before Karna Small replaced Sims full-time. This series is arranged chronologically.

 

SERIES I: Subject File, 1982-1984

 

Box 1R (90412)

Arms Control (06/22/1982-06/27/1982)

Arms Control (06/28/1982)

Arms Control (06/29/1982-08/11/1982)

Arms Control (08/12/1982-08/17/1982)

Arms Control (08/18/1982) (1)(2)

Arms Control (08/19/1982-09/01/1982)

Arms Control (09/02/1982-09/07/1982)

Arms Control (09/08/1982-09/23/1982)

Arms Control (09/24/1982-09/27/1982)

Arms Control (09/28/1982-09/30/1982)

Arms Control (10/01/1982-10/11/1982)

Arms Control (10/12/1982-10/25/1982)

Arms Control (10/26/1982-11/07/1982)

Arms Control (11/08/1982-11/22/1982)

Arms Control (11/23/1982-12/27/1982)

Arms Control (12/28/1982-01/03/1983)

Arms Control (01/04/1983-01/10/1983)

Arms Control (01/11/1983-04/25/1983)

Arms Control (04/26/1983-06/27/1983)

Arms Control, Nuclear (Bishops’ Letter) (11/16/1982-11/22/1982)

Arms Control, Nuclear (Bishops’ Letter) (11/23/1982-12/27/1982)

Arms Control, Nuclear (Bishops’ Letter) (12/23/1982-06/30/1983)

Barrett Book

Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) (12/03/1982-04/10/1983)

Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) (04/11/1983)

Eastern Europe

Economic (06/18/1982-07/05/1982)

Economic (07/06/1982-07/07/1982)

Economic (07/08/1982-03/05/1984)

El Salvador

Far East Trip (06/23/1983-10/12/1983)

Far East Trip (10/13/1983-10/19/1983)

Hetu, Herbert

KAL 007 (09/01/1983-09/03/1983)

KAL 007 (09/04/1983) (1)(2)

KAL 007 (09/05/1983-09/18/1983)

KAL 007 (09/19/1983-10/03/1983)

Latin America Trip (President)

Lebanon (06/17/1982-07/11/1982)

Lebanon (07/12/1982)

Lebanon (07/13/1982-07/16/1982)

Lebanon (07/17/1982-07/25/1982)

Lebanon (07/26/1982-08/08/1982)

Lebanon (08/09/1982-08/12/1982)

Lebanon (08/13/1982-08/17/1982)

Lebanon (08/18/1982) (1)(2)

Lebanon (08/18/1982-08/19/1982)

Lebanon (08/20/1982) (1)(2)

 

Box 2R (90371)

Lebanon (08/21/1982-08/24/1982)

Lebanon (08/25/1982-08/26/1982)

Lebanon (08/27/1982-09/14/1982)

Lebanon (09/15/1982-09/19/1982)

Lebanon (09/20/1982-09/21/1982)

Lebanon (09/22/1982-09/24/1982)

Lebanon (09/25/1982) (1)(2)

Lebanon (09/26/1982-10/14/1982)

Lebanon (10/15/1982-10/25/1982)

Lebanon (10/26/1982-09/12/1983)

Lebanon (09/13/1983)

Lebanon (09/14/1983-10/25/1983)

Lebanon (10/26/1983-02/06/1984)

Marshall Group

Mexico

Nuclear Safety

Poland/Pipeline (04/01/1982-05/31/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (06/01/1982-06/10/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (06/11/1982-06/22/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (06/23/1982-07/29/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (07/30/1982-08/27/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (08/28/1982-09/08/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (09/09/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (09/10/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (09/11/1982-10/07/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (10/08/1982) (1)(2)

Poland/Pipeline (10/09/1982-10/20/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (10/21/1982-11/02/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (11/03/1982-11/06/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (11/07/1982-11/18/1982)

Poland/Pipeline (11/19/1982-07/23/1984)

POW/MIA (07/15/1982-12/21/1982)

POW/MIA (12/22/1982-01/25/1983)

POW/MIA (01/26/1983-07/05/1983)

Presidential Commission on Strategic Forces (01/06/1983-04/05/1983)

Presidential Commission on Strategic Forces (04/06/1983) (1)(2)

Presidential Commission on Strategic Forces (04/07/1983-04/11/1983)

Presidential Commission on Strategic Forces (04/12/1983) (1)(2)

Presidential Commission on Strategic Forces (04/13/1983-04/18/1983)

Presidential Commission on Strategic Forces (04/19/1983-06/06/1983)

Presidential Commission on Strategic Forces (06/07/1983-07/27/1983)

Presidential Press Conferences (07/28/1982-08/11/1982)

Presidential Press Conferences (08/12/1982-09/23/1982)

Presidential Press Conferences (09/24/1982) (1)-(4)

Presidential Press Conferences (09/25/1982-09/26/1982) 

Presidential Press Conferences (09/27/1982-11/04/1982)

Presidential Press Conferences (11/05/1982-01/03/1983)

 

Box 3R (90456)

Presidential Press Conferences (01/04/1983-02/14/1983)

Presidential Press Conferences (02/15/1983-06/21/1983)

Presidential Press Conferences (06/22/1983-06/24/1983)

Presidential Press Conferences (06/25/1983-07/18/1983)

Presidential Press Conferences (07/19/1983)

Presidential Press Conferences (07/20/1983-07/25/1983)

Presidential Press Conferences (07/26/1983-09/26/1983)

Presidential Press Conferences (09/27/1983-11/25/1983)

Presidential Press Conferences (11/26/1983-12/17/1983)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (01/06/1982-04/14/1982)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (04/15/1982-05/26/1982)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (05/27/1982-06/01/1982)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (06/02/1982-07/28/1982)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (07/29/1982-09/13/1982)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (09/14/1982-09/26/1982)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (09/27/1982-12/07/1982)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (12/08/1982-02/09/1983)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (02/10/1983-03/16/1983)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (03/17/1983-05/18/1983)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (05/19/1983-07/19/1983)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (07/20/1983-10/05/1983)

Public Affairs Committee Meetings (10/06/1983-02/23/1984)

Reed, Tom (01/20/1982-12/15/1982)

Reed, Tom (12/16/1982)

Reed, Tom (12/17/1982-03/13/1983)

Reed, Tom (03/14/1983)

Reed, Tom (03/15/1983)

Reed, Tom (03/16/1983-04/06/1983)

Southwest Asia

Soviet Active Measures

Soviet Union (08/17/1982-10/31/1982)

Soviet Union (11/01/1982-11/04/1982)

Soviet Union (11/05/1982) (1)-(3)

Soviet Union (11/06/1982-11/13/1982)

Soviet Union (11/14/1982-12/14/1982)

Soviet Union (12/15/1982-04/21/1983)

Soviet Union (04/22/1983-06/08/1983)

Soviet Union (06/09/1983-08/02/1983)

Soviet Union (08/03/1983-09/26/1983)

Soviet Union (09/27/1983-11/21/1983)

Soviet Union (11/22/1983-11/30/1983)

Space Policy (President’s) (06/30/1982-07/02/1982)

Space Policy (President’s) (07/03/1982-07/05/1982)

Space Policy (President’s) (07/06/1982-10/03/1982)

 

Box 4R (90413)

Space Policy (President’s) (10/04/1982)

Space Policy (President’s) (10/05/1982-04/03/1983)

Space Policy (President’s) (04/04/1983-04/10/1983)

Space Policy (President’s) (04/11/1983-10/05/1983)

Strategic Defense (03/23/1983-04/24-1983)

Strategic Defense (04/25/1983-09/22/1983)

Strategic Defense (09/23/1983-12/04/1983)

Strategic Defense (12/05/1983)

Vatican Diplomatic Relations

Visits/Meetings (06/29/1982-07/29/1982)

Visits/Meetings (07/30/1982-02/28/1983)

VOA (Voice of America)

 

SERIES II: Administrative File, 1982-1983

Box 4R, cont.

Interview Requests (Completed) (06/10/1982-07/08/1982)

Interview Requests (Completed) (07/09/1982-07/20/1982)

Interview Requests (Completed) (07/21/1982-08/29/1982)

Interview Requests (Completed) (08/30/1982-09/14/1982)

Interview Requests (Completed) (09/15/1982-09/30/1982)

Interview Requests (Completed) (10/01/1982-10/12/1982)

Interview Requests (Completed) (10/13/1982-10/31/1982)

Interview Requests (Completed) (11/01/1982-11/17/1982)

Interview Requests (Completed) (11/18/1982-12/05/1982)

Interview Requests (Completed) (12/06/1982-01/16/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (01/17/1983-01/28/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (01/29/1983-02/14/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (02/15/1983-03/20/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (03/21/1983-04/12/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (04/13/1983-04/20/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (04/21/1983) (1)(2)

Interview Requests (Completed) (04/22/1983-04/26/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (04/27/1983-05/09/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (05/10/1983-05/23/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (05/24/1983-06/20/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (06/21/1983-06/23/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (06/24/1983-07/05/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (07/06/1983-07/20/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (07/21/1983-07/28/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (07/29/1983-07/31/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (08/01/1983-09/06/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (09/07/1983-10/06/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (10/07/1983-10/30/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (10/31/1983-12/15/1983)

Interview Requests (Completed) (12/16/1983-12/30/1983)

O’Leary Requests for Interviews

 

Box 5R (90414)

Requests for Interviews (02/11/1982-03/16/1982)

Requests for Interviews (03/17/1982-04/06/1982)

Requests for Interviews (04/07/1982-05/04/1982)

Requests for Interviews (05/05/1982-06/03/1982)

Requests for Interviews (06/04/1982-06/23/1982)

Speaking Engagements: Completed (06/21/1982-08/17/1982)

Speaking Engagements: Completed (08/18/1982-11/01/1982)

Speaking Engagements: Completed (11/02/1982)

Speaking Engagements: Completed (11/03/1982-12/06/1982)

Speaking Engagements: Completed (12/07/1982-12/28/1982)

Speaking Requests: Accepted (01/06/1983-02/06/1983)

Speaking Requests: Accepted (02/07/1983-03/22/1983)

Speaking Requests: Accepted (03/23/1983-05/02/1983)

Speaking Requests: Accepted (05/03/1983-05/22/1983)

Speaking Requests: Accepted (05/23/1983-07/26/1983)

Speaking Requests: Accepted (07/27/1983-12/13/1983)

Speaking Requests: Regretted (02/08/1983-04/25/1983)

Speaking Requests: Regretted (04/26/1983-06/15/1983)

Speaking Requests: Regretted (06/16/1983-07/31/1983)

Speaking Requests: Regretted (08/01/1983-08/13/1983)

Speaking Requests: Regretted (08/14/1983-09/11/1983)

Speaking Requests: Regretted (09/12/1983-10/10/1983)

Speaking Requests: Regretted (10/11/1983-11/21/1983)

 

SERIES III: Chronological File, 1982-1984

Box 5R, cont.

Chron File 05/27/1982-06/22/1982

Chron File 06/23/1982-06/27/1982

Chron File 06/28/1982-06/29-1982

Chron File 06/30/1982-07/05/1982

Chron File 07/06/1982-07/07/1982

Chron File 07/08/1982-07/11/1982

Chron File 07/12/1982

Chron File 07/13/1982-07/26/1982

Chron File 07/27/1982-07/29/1982

Chron File 07/30/1982-08/11/1982

Chron File 08/12/1982-08/18/1982

Chron File 08/19/1982-08/26/1982

Chron File 08/27/1982-08/29/1982

Chron File 08/30/1982-09/07/1982

Chron File 09/08/1982) (1)(2)

Chron File 09/09/1982-09/16/1982

Chron File 09/17/1982-09/20/1982

Chron File 09/21/1982-09/23/1982

Chron File 09/24/1982-09/27/1982

Chron File 09/28/1982

Chron File 09/29/1982-10/04/1982

Chron File 10/05/1982

Chron File 10/06/1982-10/17/1982

Chron File 10/18/1982-10/24/1982

Chron File 10/25/1982-10/27/1982

Chron File 10/28/1982-10/31/1982

 

Box 6R (90277)

Chron File 11/01/1982-11/04/1982

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

Chron File 11/08/1982-11/16/1982

Chron File 11/17/1982-11/22/1982

Chron File 11/23/1982-11/30/1982

Chron File 12/01/1982-12/07/1982

Chron File 12/08/1982-12/13/1982

Chron File 12/14/1982-12/20/1982

Chron File 12/21/1982-12/26/1982

Chron File 12/27/1982-01/03/1983

Chron File 01/04/1983-01/09/1983

Chron File 01/10/1983-01/11/1983

Chron File 01/12/1983-01/13/1983

Chron File 01/14/1983-01/19/1983

Chron File 01/20/1983-01/24/1983

Chron File 01/25/1983-01/31/1983

Chron File 02/01/1983-02/02/1983

Chron File 02/03/1983-02/06/1983

Chron File 02/07/1983-02/09/1983

Chron File 02/10/1983-02/21/1983

Chron File 02/22/1983-02/23/1983

Chron File 02/24/1983-03/08/1983

Chron File 03/09/1983-03/14/1983

Chron File 03/15/1983-03/16/1983

Chron File 03/17/1983-03/24/1983

Chron File 03/25/1983-03/28/1983

Chron File 03/29/1983-04/03/1983

Chron File 04/04/1983-04/11/1983

Chron File 04/12/1983-04/18/1983

Chron File 04/19/1983-04/20/1983

Chron File 04/21/1983-04/24/1983

Chron File 04/25/1983 (1)(2)

Chron File 04/26/1983-05/02/1983

Chron File 05/03/1983-05/09/1983

Chron File 05/10/1983-05/18/1983

Chron File 05/19/1983-05/22/1983

Chron File 05/23/1983-05/25/1983

Chron File 05/26/1983-05/31/1983

Chron File 06/01/1983-06/06/1983

Chron File 06/07/1983-06/13/1983

Chron File 06/14/1983-06/16/1983

Chron File 06/17/1983-06/20/1983

Chron File 06/21/1983-06/23/1983

Chron File 06/24/1983-06/26/1983

Chron File 06/27/1983-06/30/1983

 

Box 7R

Chron File 07/01/1983-07/11/1983

Chron File 07/12/1983-07/20/1983

Chron File 07/21/1983-08/02/1983

Chron File 08/03/1983-08/08/1983

Chron File 08/09/1983-08/10/1983

Chron File 08/11/1983-08/18/1983

Chron File 08/19/1983-08/22/1983

Chron File 08/23/1983-08/25/1983

Chron File 08/26/1983-09/07/1983

Chron File 09/08/1983-09/15/1983

Chron File 09/16/1983-09/20/1983

Chron File 09/21/1983-09/22/1983

Chron File 09/23/1983-09/26/1983

Chron File 09/27/1983-09/29/1983

Chron File 09/30/1983-10/02/1983

Chron File 10/03/1983-10/04/1983

Chron File 10/05/1983

Chron File 10/06/1983

Chron File 10/07/1983-10/10/1983

Chron File 10/11/1983-10/13/1983

Chron File 10/14/1983-10/17/1983

Chron File 10/18/1983-10/19/1983

Chron File 10/20/1983-10/23/1983

Chron File 10/24/1983

Chron File 10/25/1983-10/27/1983

Chron File 10/28/1983-10/31/1983

Chron File 11/01/1983-11/03/1983

Chron File 11/04/1983-11/09/1983

Chron File 11/10/1983-11/17/1983

Chron File 11/18/1983-11/22/1983

Chron File 11/23/1983-11/30/1983

Chron File 12/01/1983-12/05/1983

Chron File 12/06/1983-12/08/1983

Chron File 12/09/1983-12/20/1983

Chron File 12/21/1983-12/29/1983

Chron File 12/30/1983-01/11/1984

Chron File 01/12/1984-01/19/1984

Chron File 01/20/1984-01/24/1984

Chron File 01/25/1984-01/30/1984

Chron File 01/31/1984

Chron File 02/01/1984

Chron File 02/02/1984-02/05/1984

Chron File 02/06/1984-02/09/1984

Chron File 02/10/1984-02/16/1984

Chron File 02/17/1984-03/04/1984

Chron File 03/05/1984-03/14/1984

Chron File 03/15/1984-03/31/1984