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Descriptive Summary

Historical and Biographical Notes

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Charles Horman Biographical Files, 1970s, N.d.

Edmund Horman Correspondence, 1973-1979

FOIA Request Documents, 1973-1981

Joyce Horman, et al., v. Henry Kissinger, et al., 1977-1981

Press Clippings, 1973-1982

Additions to the Horman Papers

The Benson Latin American Collection

Joyce Horman and Edmund Horman Papers, 1973-

Preliminary Inventory



Descriptive Summary

Creator Horman, Joyce
Creator Horman, Edmund
Title Joyce Horman and Edmund Horman Papers
Dates: 1973-
Abstract Papers of Joyce Horman and Edmund Horman, wife and father of Charles Horman who was abducted and executed during Pinochet's September 1973 coup d'état in Chile. The Hormans sued Henry Kissinger and Nixon Administration officials over Charles Horman's wrongful death and its concealment.
Accession No. 2008-12
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 3 linear feet (+ accruals)
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical and Biographical Notes

Charles Edmund Horman, a Harvard educated American freelance journalist, was abducted, tortured, and executed in Chile during General Augusto Pinochet's coup d'état that began on September 11, 1973 to overthrew the government of Salvador Allende. After Horman's disappearance his family, including wife Joyce Horman and parents Edmund and Elizabeth Horman began an effort to find him, and then, following the eventual discovery of his body, to determine who was involved in his murder. In 1976 Joyce Horman, on behalf of the Horman family, filed the landmark suit Joyce Horman, et al., v. Henry Kissinger, et. al. that charged Kissinger and other Nixon Administration officials with the wrongful death of Charles Horman and with its concealment. In 1980 the case was dismissed "without prejudice."

In 1978 the book The Execution of Charles Horman by Thomas Hauser, and then in 1982 the film Missing by director Costa-Gavras publicized allegations that the United States government had known about—and perhaps been complicit in—the abduction and murder of Horman. The film elicited a libel lawsuit against Costa-Gavras and Universal Studios by Nathaniel Davis, who had been U.S. Ambassador to Chile in 1973. The suit was later dismissed.

In 1999 a previously classified State Department memorandum from 1976 [published on-line by the National Security Archive at George Washington University] was released. The memo stated that "U.S. Intelligence may have played an unfortunate part in Horman's death. At best, it was limited to providing or confirming information that helped motivate his murder by the GOC [Government of Chile]. At worst, U.S. Intelligence was aware the GOC saw Horman in a rather serious light and U.S. officials did nothing to discourage the logical outcome of GOC paranoia."

More information about Joyce Horman's continued legal efforts against Pinochet and on behalf of victims of human rights violations in Chile can be found at the Charles Horman Truth Project, on-line at http://www.hormantruth.org/index.htm

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Scope and Contents Note

Materials written and collected by Joyce Horman and Edmund Horman, wife and father of Charles Horman, document events resulting from Charles Horman's abduction, torture, and execution during General Augusto Pinochet's September 1973 coup d'état in Chile. The collection is currently arranged in five categories: Charles Horman Biographical Files, Edmund Horman Correspondence, FOIA Request Documents, Joyce Horman v. Henry Kissinger Documents, and Press Clippings.

Additions to the collection from Joyce Horman are ongoing, and this guide is updated periodically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Joyce Horman and Edmund Horman Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Horman, Joyce
Horman, Edmund
Horman, Charles, 1942-1973
Political prisoners--Chile
Human rights--Chile
Human rights--Government policy--United States
State-sponsored terrorism--Chile--History--20th century
Chile--History--Coup d'état, 1973
Chile--Foreign relations--United States
United States--Foreign relations--Chile

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Joyce Horman and Edmund Horman Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Charles Horman Biographical Files, 1970s, N.d.

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1 1 Personal Information Sheets, N.d. (c.1970s)
2 Photograph, N.d. (c.1940s)
Written Works:
3 "José García," N.d.
4 Christian Science Monitor Articles, 1968-1970
5 Various Articles
6 Drawings, 1950-1964, N.d.

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Edmund Horman Correspondence, 1973-1979

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1 Chronological Correspondence, 1973-1979:
7 1973
8 1974
9 1975
10 1976
11 1977
12 1978
13 1979
14 William M. Davis, 1980
15 Notes, 1973, 1980

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FOIA Request Documents, 1973-1981

Documents, including declassified materials, obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
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1 16 September 1973
17 October 1973
18 November 1973
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2 1 December 1973
2 January-April 1974
3 May-December 1974
4 1975
5 1976
6 1977
7 1978
8 CIA documents, 1976, 1981
9 Department of Defense documents, 1976
10 Department of State documents, 1974-1979
11 Department of State public statements, 1974
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3 1 FBI documents, 1976-1977
2 U.S. Postal Service documents, 1977
3 Lists, 1973-1980

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Joyce Horman, et al., v. Henry Kissinger, et al., 1977-1981

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3 4 Notice Of Application For Letters Of Administration, 9 September 1977
5 Complaint and Enclosures, 3 October 1977
6 Defendants' Motion To Dismiss, Or In The Alternative, For Stay Of Proceedings, 11 January 1978
7 Defendants' Reply To Plaintiffs' Brief In Opposition To Defendants' Motion To Dismiss, 6 April 1978
8 Plaintiffs' Brief In Opposition To Defendants' Motion To Dismiss Or, In The Alternative, For A Stay of Proceedings, 2 May 1978
9 Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Permission To Take Deposition, 23 May 1978
Opposition To Plaintiffs' Motion For Permission To Depose Michael Vernon Townley, 7 June 1978
Defendants' Motion For Enlargement Of Time In Which To Further Respond To Plaintiffs' Motion To Take The Deposition Of Michael Vernon Townley, 14 June 1978
10 Documents related to the deposition of Michael Vernon Townley, 25 May 1978 - 24 June 1980
11 Plaintiffs' Response To Defendants' Reply Brief, 26 July 1978
12 Memorandum and Order, 1 September 1978
13 Affidavit of Frederick D. Purdy, 18 September 1978
Affidavit of Elizabeth Horman, 26 October 1978
14 Plaintiffs' Memorandum In Opposition To The Grant Of Summary Judgment To The Defendants, 27 October 1978
15 Defendants' Motion To Strike, 31 October 1978
16 Plaintiffs' Motion For Extension Of Time, 3 November 1978
Affidavit of Judd L. Kessler, 30 November 1978
Affidavit of Francis J. McNeil, 6 December 1978
Affidavit of Dale L. Shaffer, 14 December 1978
Supplemental Memorandum In Support Of Defendants' Motion For Reconsideration Of This Court's Order of September 1, 1978, 14 December 1978
Affidavit of Enrique Sandoval, 24 December 1978
17 Memorandum In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Extension Of Time To Respond To Four Motions By The Defendants, 2 January 1979
Stipulation For Enlargement Of Time, 1 February 1979
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4 1 Plaintiffs' Reply Memorandum In Opposition To Summary Judgment, 16 February 1979
2 Center for Constitutional Rights to Office of the Clerke, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 16 February 1979
Affidavit of Edmund C. Horman, 16 February 1979
Draft Stipulation, 16 February 1979
Opposition To Defendants' Request For Dismissal Of Those Defendants Served, 16 February 1979
Plaintiffs' Opposition To Devendants' "Motion To Strike," 16 February 1979
Plaintiffs' Opposition To "Defendants' Motion For An Order Authorizing Department Of State To Submit Documents In Camera," 16 February 1979
Plaintiffs' Opposition To Defendants' "Further Motion For Reconsideration Of Court's Order of September 1, 1978" Seeking Dismissal Of The Fourteenth Cause Of Action, 16 February 1979
3 Plaintiffs' Statement Of Material And Genuine Issues Of Fact Precluding Summary Judgment, 21 February 1979
Reply Memorandum In Support Of Defendants' Motion For Summary Judgment On Statute Of Limitations, 9 March 1979
Supplemental Memorandum In Support Of Defendants' Motion For Summary Judgment On Statute Of Limitations, N.d.
Order, 4 May 1979
4 Memorandum and Order, 27 July 1979
Center for Constituctional Rights to Hon. Thomas A. Flannery, 22 August 1979
Memorandum, 28 August 1979
Motion For Partial Reconsideration Of Order Of August 22, 1979, Dismissing Certain Defendants, 31 August 1979
Defendants' Opposition To Motion For Partial Reconsideration Of Order Of August 22, 1979, Dismissing Certain Defendants, 7 September 1979
Plaintiffs' Response To Defendants Opposition Concerning Ray Davis, 18 September 1979
Center for Constitutional Rights to Scott Kragie, 5 October 1979
5 Plaintiffs' Notice To Produce Documents And First Interrogatory Directed To Defendant Henry Kissinger, 8 October 1979
6 Objections To Subpoenas Duces Tecum, 5 November 1979
7 Memorandum In Support Of Motion To Compel Discovery, 19 November 1979
8 Plaintiffs' Response To Defendants' Memorandum In Opposition To Motion To Compel Production Of Subpoenaed Documents, 19 December 1979
9 Affidavit of Clayton E. McManaway, February 1980
10 Plaintiffs' Opposition To Defendants' Motion For Reconsideration Of Court's Order of August 22, 1979, 12 March 1980
Defendants' First Requests For Documents To Plaintiffs, 18 March 1980
Defendants' First Interrogatories To Plaintiffs, 18 March 1980
11 Plaintiffs' Reply Concerning Defendants' Motion For Reconsideration Of Court's Order Of August 22, 1979, 4 April 1980
Motion To Compel Production Of Documents, 9 May 1980
Memorandum In Support Of Motion To Compel Production Of Documents, 9 May 1980
12 Plaintiffs' First Answers And Objections To Defendants' First Interrogatories, 12 June 1980
13 Defendants' Motion To Compel Discovery, 2 July 1980
14 Motion To Extend Time, 16 July 1980
Plaintiffs' Oppostion To Defendants' Motion To Compel, 31 July 1980
Plaintiffs' Reply To Respondents' Memorandum In Opposition To Motion To Compel Production Of Documents, 31 July 1980
Plaintiffs' Supplemental Memorandum Concerning Pending Discovery Motions, 20 August 1980
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5 1 Deposition of Thomas Hauser, 25 August 1980
2 Demand To Depose, 26 September 1980
3 Deposition of Elizabeth Horman, 28 October 1980
4 Order, 20 October 1980
Plaintiffs' Reply Concerning Their Request To Depose Certain Government Officials Stationed Outside Of The United States, 21 October 1980
Order, 29 October 1980
Plaintiffs' Motion To Compel Answers To Deposition Questions, 6 November 1980
Motion To Dismiss Without Prejudice, 10 December 1980
Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice, 10 December 1980
5 Defendants' Response To Plaintiffs' Motion To Dismiss Without Prejudice, 14 January 1981
6 Plaintiffs' Reply Supporting Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice, 18 February 1981
7 Affirmation of Terry Simon, 27 February 1981
Affidavit of Thomas C. Hauser, 28 February 1981
Affirmation of Edmund C. Horman, February 1981
Affirmation of Diane Lavoy, February 1981
Memorandum and Order, 20 March 1981
8 Documents regarding Rafael Gonzalez, 1976-1979

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Press Clippings, 1973-1982

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5 Chronological Clippings, 1973-1978:
9 1973
10 1974
11 1976
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6 1 1977
2 1978
Subject Clippings:
3 Horman
4 Joyce Horman
5 Letelier
6 Pinochet
7 Spanish Articles
7 U.S. Government Agencies
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7 Materials on Missing and The Execution of Charles Horman, 1978-1982:
1 Book Reviews of The Execution of Charles Horman, 1978-1979
2 Missing,
3 Attacks on Missing, 1982
4 Responses to Missing attacks, 1982
5 Press Clippings on Missing,

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Additions to the Horman Papers

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8 Correspondence
1 Joyce Horman Correspondence, 1982-2005
2 Inauguration of Patricio Aylwin, 1990
3 Margaret Randall Legal Defense Committee, 1985
4 Edmund Horman Correspondence, 1973-1976
5 Ed Horman's Cartoons of CCR Suing Kissinger on Behalf of the Hormans, 1977
FOIA Documents
FOIA Requests
6 1977
7 1998
8 1999-2000
Department of State. Chile Declassification Project. Documents on the Death of Charles Horman:
9 Index of Release, June 2000
10 #1-46
11 #47-65
12 #66-99
13 #100-121
14 #122-133
15 #134-152
Other Agency Documents:
16 CIA Documents, 1973-1991
17 DIA Documents, 1973-2000
18 DOD Documents, 1973-1975
19 NARA Documents, 1973, 1987
20 FBI Documents, 1972, ?
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9 Department of State. Chile Declassification Project:
1 Vol. 1, Part 1
2 Vol. 1, Part 2
3 Vol. 1, Part 3
4 Vol. 1, Part 4
5 Vol. 2, Part 1
6 Vol. 2, Part 2
7 Vol. 2, Part 3
8 Vol. 2, Part 4
9 Vol. 3, Part 1
10 Vol. 3, Part 2
11 Vol. 3, Part 3
12 Vol. 3, Part 4
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10 1 Vol. 4, Part 1
2 Vol. 4, Part 2
3 Vol. 4, Part 3
4 Vol. 4, Part 4
5 Vol. 5, Part 1
6 Vol. 5, Part 2
7 Vol. 5, Part 3
Joyce Horman vs. Henry A. Kissinger:
8 Complaint (Consolidated Corrections Copy), 19 Sep 1977
9 Supp. Memo in Support of Defendants' Motion, 14 Dec 1978
10 CCR to J. Horman (with Index to files), 4 Jan 1979
11 Affidavit of Rafael Gonzalez, 10 Jan 1979
12 Affidavit of Enrique Sandoval and Ed Horman, 16 Jan, 16 Feb 1979
13 CCR Press Release, 20 Feb 1979
14 Reply Memo in Support of Defendants' Motion, 16 Mar 1979
15 Barnebey to Corwin, 10 Apr 1979
16 Plaintiff's Supp. Memo...Gonzalez transcripts, 23 Apr 1979
17 Memo and Order regarding Vance, et al, 22 Aug 1979
18 Plaintiff's Notice to Produce Documents...directed to Anderson, 8 Oct 1979
19 Plaintiff's Notice to Produce Documents...directed to Davis, 8 Oct 1979
20 Plaintiff's Notice to Produce Documents...directed to Kessler, 8 Oct 1979
21 Plaintiff's Notice to Produce Documents...directed to Kissinger, 8 Oct 1979
22 Plaintiff's Notice to Produce Documents...directed to Kubisch, 8 Oct 1979
23 Plaintiff's Notice to Produce Documents...directed to Purdy, 8 Oct 1979
24 Plaintiff's Notice to Produce Documents...directed to Shaffer, 8 Oct 1979
25 Plaintiff's Notice to Produce Documents...directed to Tipton, 8 Oct 1979
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11 1 Notices of Depositions and Schedule, 15 Oct 1979
2 Orders re: Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Obedience, 30 Jan 1980
3 Motion and Plaintiff's Opposition to Michael Vernon Townley, Jun 1980
4 Rhonda Copelon to Flannery, 26 Sep 1980
5 Deposition of Ambassador Harry Shlandeman, 9 Oct 1980
6 Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice, 10 Dec 1980
7 Plaintiff's Reply Affidavits, undated
8 Miscellaneous, 1973-1991, undated
Nathaniel Davis, Frederick D. Purdy, and Ray E. Davis vs. Constantin Costa-Gavras, Universal City Studios, Inc., and MCA, Inc.:
9 Correspondence
10 Memorandum and Order by Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy, 15 Oct 1985
11 Statement of the Discovery Needs of Defendants, 28 Oct 1985
12 Defendants' Proposed Pre-Trial Agenda, 20 Nov 1985
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12 1 Deposition of Ray Elliott Davis, 11 and 22 Nov 1985
2 Affidavit of Costa-Gavras, 4 Apr 1986
3 Motion for Summary Judgement, 9 Apr 1986
4 Statement Pursuant to Local Rule 3(g), 9 Apr 1986
5 Deposition of Constantin Costa-Gavras (part 1), 5 Jun 1986
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13 1 Deposition of Constantin Costa-Gavras (part 2), 6 Jun 1986
2 Deposition of Donald Stewart, 31 Jul 1986
3 Deposition of Colonel Patrick Ryan, 23 Sep 1986
4 Defentants' Status Report, 21 Oct 1986
5 Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgement, 3 Dec 1986
6 Reply Memorandum in Support of the defendants' Motion, 17 Dec 1986
7 Memorandum Ordering Hearing, 31 Dec 1986
8 Summary Judgement, 2 Mar 1987
9 Letter to The Washington Post, 4 May 1987
10 Deposition of Nathaniel Davis, 7 May 1987
11 Letter from Defendants' Lawyer to Plaintiffs' Lawyer, 22 May 1987
12 Defendants' Draft Press Release for Termination of Suit, 31 July 1987
13 Lawsuit Miscellaneous Notes
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14 Other Lawsuits:
1 Pinochet
2 Purdy
3 Riggs Bank
Missing (film)
4 Screenplay, final draft, 5 Feb 1981
5 Schedules
6 Press Information, 1982
7 Original Marketing Material
SEE ALSO: Oversized
8 Clippings: Jack Lemmon
9 Clippings: John Shea
10 Clippings: Sissy Spacek
11-12 Clippings
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15 Clippings:
1 1973
2 1974
3 1975
4 1976
5 1977
6 1978-1979
7 1983
8 1984-1985
9 1989-1990
10 1991
11 1993
12 1994
13 1995
14 1997-1998
15 1998
16 1999
17 2000
18 2001
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16 1 2002
2 2003
3 2004
4 2005
5 2006
6 ca. 1970-2000
7 Inauguration of Patricio Aylwin
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17 Collected Published Materials:
1 Lamplighter, 2001
2 Events
3 Lucha/Struggle
4 NACLA
5 Chile Newsletter
6-8 Human Rights
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18 Audiovisual Materials:
3/4" Umatic Tapes:
1 "Dossiers de l'ecran du 1/11/88"
2 "Heart of the Matter"
3 "Legal Action Against 'Missing', CNN-TV, Freeman Report, January 11"
4 "Missing,"
Beta video tape]
VHS Video Tapes:
5-6 "Charles Horman Truth Project, May 15"
[2 VHS tapes]
7 "Chile/Pinochet, CNN Perspective, 4/18/99"
8 "CNN and Time Show #105, 6/18/00"
9 "Ed Horman Memorial, 5/23/93"
10 "Joyce Horman, 10/8/02"
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19 1 "Joyce Horman with Todd Hale, 'Owatonna Today', September 24, 2002"
2 "Law and Order Chile Episode"
3 "Lehrer News Hour (Set at Start of Chile Segment)"
4 "Lehrer News Hour, Feb 20, 2001"
5 "Missing Interview on BBC"
6 "Patricia Verdugo: Horman Estadio Nacional"
7 "Schneider v. Kissinger, 60 Minutes 9/Sep/01"
8 "Sheridan Circle, 25/9/98"
9 "Still Missing - Jack Lemmon I/V"
10 "Still Missing - Promo/Trailer"
11 "Wisdom Television, BBC Resources, Hard Talk - Joyce Horman, 3/19/01"
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20 Audio Cassette Tapes:
1 "Dia Internacional Mujer, 8 Marzo 2001"
2 "Durenberger, National Press Club, 3-26-85"
3 "Garzon, Baltazar, NYC, Apr 28, 2000"
4 "Horman, Joyce, WNYC"
5-6 "Horman, Teruggi, Davis, Ryan"
[2 cassettes]
7 "Horman Interview with M. Mecloskey, 5/13/2002"
8 "Mecklosky, Morton, interview, 4/29/02"
9 "Missing"
10 "Rafael Gonzales Verdugo Interview, F Manitzas, 6/7-8/76"
11 "Suecia, Hebert Corbo, Alejandro Pench..."
12 [illegible]
13 "Adam Garrett-Schesch Interviewed by Sally Quinn"
[CD-R disk]

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