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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Iran-Contra Hearings Videotapes, 1987



Descriptive Summary

Creator Iran-Contra
Title: Iran-Contra Hearings Videotapes
Dates: 1987
Abstract: Eighteen videotapes comprise the Iran-Contra Hearings Videotapes, 1987, documenting the congressional televised hearings taped in July 1987.
Accession No.: 2000-66
OCLC No.:
Extent: 18 videotapes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

A political scandal of the late 1980s, the Iran-Contra affair involved the sale of weapons via intermediaries to Iran, with some of the profits being channeled to Nicaraguan counterrevolutionaries known as the Contras. Over 41 days in the summer of 1987, televised hearings of a joint Congressional committee investigated Iran-Contra and heard testimonies from 28 witnesses, including Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, Reagan Chief of Staff Donald Regan, Secretary of State George Schultz, Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger, and Admiral John Poindexter.

Source: Brown University. “Understanding the Iran-Contra Affairs.” Accessed June 28, 2011. http://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/thehearings.php

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Scope and Contents

Eighteen videotapes comprise the Iran-Contra Hearings Videotapes, 1987, documenting the congressional televised hearings taped in July 1987.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Regan, Donald T.
Weinberger, Caspar
Meese, Edwin.
McFarlane, Robert C.
North, Oliver
Poindexter, John M.
Schultz, George Pratt, 1920-
Subjects
Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990
Trials (Conspiracy) -- Washington (D.C.)
Military Assistance, American -- Iran.
Military Assistance, American -- Nicaragua.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Iran-Contra Hearings Videotapes, 1987, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3W100a Tape #1:
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North July 7, 1987
Tape #2: July 8, 1987
Tape #3: July 9, 1987
Tape #4: July 10-13, 1987
Tape #5: July 13-14, 1987
Tape #6: July 14, 1987
Robert McFarlane July 14, 1987
Tape #7: July 14, 1987
Admiral John Poindexter: July 15, 1987
Tape #8: July 15, 1987
Tape #9: July 17 (A.M.), July 20 (P.M.), 1987
Tape #10: July 20-21, 1987
Iran-U.N. Ambassador News Conference
Tape #11:
Admiral John Poindexter (continued): July 21, 1987
Secretary of State George Schultz: July 23, 1987
Tape #12: July 23-24, 1987
Tape #13: July 24, 1987
Attorney General Edwin Meese: July 28, 1987
Tape #14: July 28-29, 1987
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3W99c Tape #15: July 29, 1987
Tape #16: July 30-31, 1987
Tape #17: July 31, 1987
Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger: July 31, August 3, 1987
Tape #18: Unidentified

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