Gaylord Nelson Papers, 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980)

 
Contents List
Container Title
Subseries: Stern, Paula (and Jim Latting)
Scope and Content Note

Paula Stern (1973-1974, 1976-1977) was a legislative assistant and dealt with matters regarding foreign policy legislation and international trade issues. Stern was on staff until 1976, but left to attend the Brookings Institute for a year in 1975. By 1976, Stern had been nominated for a position on the International Trade Commission; thereafter she remained a consultant to the staff. Jim Latting worked on the staff from circa 1972 to 1976, but is not identified as a member of Nelson's staff in the Congressional Staff Directory. However, some of the files were created by Jim Latting and Stern's files may have been passed on to Latting when she left in 1975. There is strong evidence that they worked on many of the same issues simultaneously and probably in conjunction.

The files are arranged based on the chronology of Stern and Latting's employment. The first set of files belonged to Stern, the second set of files belonged to both Stern and Latting, and the last set of files likely belonged to Latting. Latting's files were left with Stern's because there was not a clear distinction between their responsibilities. When Stern left the office in 1976, Larry Groner took over foreign affairs issues and as a result some of Latting's files can be found interfiled with Groner's.

The majority of the materials pertain to the Vietnam War including Nelson's position on the war and bringing about its end; foreign military sales; chemical and biological warfare including the effects of Agent Orange; and trade reform. The remaining files deal with issues regarding military budgets, the Carter-Mondale transition, and the world food shortage. Intermingled in the files are project and correspondence files. Related material can be found under Gar Alperovitz, Ezra Siff, and Larry Groner.

Stern files
Box   179
Folder   1
Antiballistic Missile (ABM) systems (S.2546), 1968-1969
Chemical and biological warfare
Box   179
Folder   2
Background, notes, drafts, 1968-1969
Box   179
Folder   3
Chemical transportation accidents, 1969
Box   179
Folder   4
Dugway Proving Ground, 1968-1969
Box   179
Folder   5
Health subcommittee hearings (S.365), 1969
Box   179
Folder   6
Military procurement (S.2546), 1969
Box   179
Folder   7
Miscellaneous, 1959, 1968-1969
Box   179
Folder   8
NBC script, “First Tuesday,” 1969
Box   179
Folder   9
Nixon administration, 1969
Box   179
Folder   10
Research at universities, 1967-1969
Box   179
Folder   11
Smithsonian incident, 1969
Box   179
Folder   12
Speeches and statements, 1969
Box   179
Folder   13
Speeches not used, circa 1969
Box   179
Folder   14
Vietnam, herbicides and defoliation, 1965, 1968-1969
Box   179
Folder   15
Form letters (responses), 1969
Box   179
Folder   16
Israel desalting plant (S.2347/ S.2847), 1969
Box   179
Folder   17
Israel foreign assistance (H.R.17867), 1970
Box   179
Folder   18
Middle East security resolution, 1969-1970
Box   179
Folder   19
Military budget & national priorities, 1969
Box   179
Folder   20
Military procurement bill (S.2546), 1969
Box   179
Folder   21-22
Military spending, 1965, 1968, 1969
Box   179
Folder   23
Miscellaneous, 1966, 1968-1969, 1975
Box   179
Folder   24
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, 1968
Box   179
Folder   25
Public Transportation Assistance Act (S.2821/ H.R.13463), 1969
Vietnam
Box   179
Folder   26
Cambodia Invasion, 1970
Box   179
Folder   27
Editorials by Nelson, 1966
Box   179
Folder   28
End the draft amendment, 1970
Box   179
Folder   29
End the war amendments, 1970
General
Box   179
Folder   30-34
, 1964-1967
Box   180
Folder   1-3
, 1968-1969
Box   180
Folder   4
Health situation, 1968
Box   180
Folder   5
News clippings, 1966-1968
Box   180
Folder   6
Nixon, Richard, 1969
Box   180
Folder   7
Paris Peace talks, 1969
Box   180
Folder   8-10
Speeches, statements, press releases, 1964-1968
Box   180
Folder   11
Statements by others, 1964-1969
Box   180
Folder   12
Thailand and Laos, economic and military aid, 1969-1970
Box   180
Folder   13
Tonkin Gulf resolution, 1964-1968, 1970
Stern/ Latting files, 1972-1975
Agent Orange (2, 4, 5-T)
Box   180
Folder   14-23
, 1969-1973
Box   181
Folder   1-4
, 1973-1974
Box   181
Folder   5
Amnesty, 1974-1975
Box   181
Folder   6
Anti-ballistic Missile (ABM), 1966, 1969, 1972
Box   181
Folder   7
B-1 bomber, 1973
Box   181
Folder   8
Badger Army Ammunition Plant, 1975
Box   181
Folder   9
Binary nerve gas, 1974
Box   181
Folder   10
Cambodia, end the war, 1973
Box   181
Folder   11
Cambodian herbicide, 1970, 1973
Box   181
Folder   12
Camp McCoy, 1974
Box   181
Folder   13
CBU-55 bombs, 1975
Box   181
Folder   14
Chapman response, 1972
Box   181
Folder   15
Chile, 1972-1973
Box   181
Folder   16-17
CIA seminar, 1975
Box   181
Folder   18
Cloud seeding, 1973
Box   181
Folder   19
Common agricultural policy, 1973
Box   181
Folder   20
Counterforce, 1972, 1974-1975
Box   181
Folder   21
Czechoslovakia, 1975
Box   181
Folder   22
Dairy industry, statements, 1974
Box   181
Folder   23-26
Defense budget, 1972-1974
Box   181
Folder   27
Department of Defense bill, 1972-1973
Box   181
Folder   28
Desalination, 1973
Box   181
Folder   29
Deterrence, 1973
Box   181
Folder   30
Diego Garcia, 1974
Box   181
Folder   31
Eco-war, 1972-1973
Box   182
Folder   1
Energy, 1973-1975
Box   182
Folder   2
European Community, 1974
Box   182
Folder   3-4
Export controls, 1973-1974
Box   182
Folder   5
Export-Import Bank, 1974-1975
Box   182
Folder   6-7
Five year defense program, 1972-1975
Foreign affairs, 1969-1978
Box   502
Folder   12
Atlantic community, 1969-1972, 1976
Box   502
Folder   13
Food for Peace Program, 1975
Box   182
Folder   8
General, 1974-1975
Box   502
Folder   14-15
General, 1971, 1974-1977
Box   502
Folder   17
KGB infiltration/ Tolliver case, 1975-1976
Box   502
Folder   18
Nuclear technology, 1974-1975
Box   502
Folder   19
Political prisoners, 1973-1975
Box   502
Folder   20
Resource information, 1974-1975
Box   502
Folder   21
Space program, 1973-1975
Box   502
Folder   22
Wisconsin and political matters, 1973-1974
Box   182
Folder   9
Foreign aid appropriations FY 75, 1975
Box   182
Folder   10
Foreign aid bill, 1974
Box   182
Folder   11-12
Foreign military policy, 1970-1975
Foreign military sales
Box   182
Folder   13
Articles for submission, 1975
Box   182
Folder   14
CBS interview materials, 1974-1975
Box   182
Folder   15
Figures, 1975
Box   182
Folder   16-19
General, 1972-1975
Box   502
Folder   16
Nelson Amendment history, 1977-1978
Box   182
Folder   20-21
Geneva protocol, 1965, 1968-1974
Box   182
Folder   22
Grant County, 1972-1973
Box   183
Folder   1
Greece, military base, 1972
Box   183
Folder   2-5
Herbicides, 1970-1974
Box   183
Folder   6
Immigration, 1973
Box   183
Folder   7
International law hearings, 1968, 1971-1972
Box   183
Folder   8
Israel bonds, 1973
Box   183
Folder   9
Israel, Jewish National Fund, 1971-1973
Box   183
Folder   10
Israel trip, 1973, 1975
Box   183
Folder   11
Law of the Sea conference, 1975
Box   183
Folder   12
Mariana Islands, 1975
Box   183
Folder   13
Middle East war, 1973
Box   183
Folder   14
Military aid, 1972-1973
Box   183
Folder   15
Military Assistance Service Fund (MASF), military assistance UN, 1973
Box   183
Folder   16
Military bases, 1972
Box   183
Folder   17
Military draft, 1973
Box   183
Folder   18
Military speech, 1972, 1974
Box   183
Folder   19
Miscellaneous, 1972-1973
Box   183
Folder   20
Multinationals speculation, 1973
Box   183
Folder   21
Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRV), 1972-1974
Box   183
Folder   22
National Guard, 1974-1975
Box   183
Folder   23
National Public Radio interview materials, 1975
Box   183
Folder   24
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1970, 1973
Box   183
Folder   25
Norway interview, 1974-1975
Box   183
Folder   26
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), 1974
Box   183
Folder   27
Parliament tickets, 1975
Box   183
Folder   28
Prisoners of war (POWs), 1971, 1973
Box   183
Folder   29-31
Procurement bill and amendments, 1975
Box   183
Folder   32
Refugees
Box   183
Folder   33-35
Resources, 1973-1974
Box   184
Folder   1
Rhodesian chrome, 1973-1975
Box   184
Folder   2
SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty), 1972
Box   184
Folder   3
Schlaudeman, Harry, nomination, 1973, 1975
Box   184
Folder   4-5
Shortages, 1973-1974
Box   184
Folder   6
Soviet Jewry and East-West trade, 1973
Box   184
Folder   7
Southeast Asia statistics, 1975
Box   184
Folder   8
South Vietnam political prisoners, 1972-1973
Box   184
Folder   9
Space shuttle, 1972
Box   184
Folder   10
Supplemental appropriations, 1972
Trade
Box   184
Folder   11
, 1975
Box   184
Folder   12
International, 1973
Trade Reform Bill, 1974
Box   184
Folder   13-14
General
Box   184
Folder   15
Anti-dumping
Box   184
Folder   16
Bills, amendments, documents
Box   184
Folder   17
Dairy & countervailing duties
Box   184
Folder   18
Finance Committee press releases
Box   184
Folder   19
GSP-Generalized Tariff Preferences
Box   184
Folder   20
Handwritten notes
Box   184
Folder   21
Hearing
Box   184
Folder   22
Memoranda
Box   184
Folder   23
Non-dairy
Box   184
Folder   24
Non-tariff barriers
Box   184
Folder   25
Policy statements by general industry
Box   184
Folder   26
Sector amendments
Box   184
Folder   27
Steel shortage
Box   184
Folder   28
Statements by the USDA
Box   184
Folder   29
Tariff Commission/ patents
Box   184
Folder   30
United States industry
Box   184
Folder   31
Wisconsin industry
Box   184
Folder   32
Troops, European, 1971, 1974
Box   185
Folder   1
Truax, Madison flights, 1975
Box   185
Folder   2
United Nations, 1972-1973
Box   185
Folder   3
Unused memos, 1973
Box   185
Folder   4
Undersea Long-Range Missile System (ULMS), 1972
Box   185
Folder   5
VX gas, 1971-1972
Box   185
Folder   6-7
Veterans, 1973, 1975
Vietnam
Box   185
Folder   8
Ecology, 1972-1973
Box   185
Folder   9
“Food and Forage” law, 1972-1973
Box   185
Folder   10
General, 1965, 1970-1973
Box   185
Folder   11
MIAs, 1972, 1975
Box   185
Folder   12
Post-war reconstruction, 1973
Box   185
Folder   13
War, 1972
Box   185
Folder   14
Weather modification, 1972-1975
World Food Conference
Box   185
Folder   15
Background and policy statements, 1974
Box   185
Folder   16-17
General, 1974
Box   185
Folder   18
World food sanctions, 1974
Box   185
Folder   19
World food shortage, 1973-1975
Latting files, 1975
Box   185
Folder   20
File list
Box   185
Folder   21
205th Infantry Brigade, 1975
Box   185
Folder   22
93rd Congress, 1974-1975
Box   185
Folder   23
Action forcing events for legislation, 1977
Box   185
Folder   24
Ammunition plants, 1975-1976
Box   185
Folder   25
Angola, 1975
Box   185
Folder   26
Antiballistic Missile (ABM), 1975
Box   185
Folder   27
Arms to Africa, 1975
Box   185
Folder   28-29
Arms Control and Disarmament Act, 1974-1975
Box   185
Folder   30
Arms control, 1975-1976
Box   185
Folder   31
Arms sales, 1974-1976
Box   186
Folder   1-2
Arms trade papers of the United Nations Association of the USA, 1975
Box   186
Folder   3
Arms transfers, 1976
Box   186
Folder   4
AWAC, 1976
Box   186
Folder   5
Baltic States, 1974-1975
Box   186
Folder   6
Bicycle parts (revenue & tariff bills), 1976
Box   186
Folder   7
Breira (Arie Lova Eliav), 1976
Box   186
Folder   8
British-Iran barter (oil for weapons), 1976
Box   186
Folder   9
Cambodia, 1975
Box   186
Folder   10
Chemical and biological warfare, 1975
Box   186
Folder   11
Coast Guard, Plum Island, 1973
Oversize Folder   16
Map
Box   186
Folder   12
Defense budget, 1974-1975
Box   186
Folder   13
Department of Defense, 1974
Box   186
Folder   14
Diego Garcia, 1975
Box   186
Folder   15
Energy, 1975
Box   186
Folder   16
Export-Import Bank, 1976
Box   186
Folder   17
Fig paste duty, 1975
Box   186
Folder   18
Finland, 1975-1976
Foreign aid
Box   186
Folder   19
Amendment, 1976
Box   186
Folder   20
General, 1975
Box   186
Folder   21
International Development and Food Assistance Act, 1975
Box   186
Folder   22
Foreign assistance, conference, 1975-1976
Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
Box   186
Folder   23
Articles and news clippings, 1974-1975
Box   186
Folder   24
C-130s, 1974, 1976
Box   186
Folder   25
Figures, 1975
Box   186
Folder   26-28
General, 1975-1976
Box   186
Folder   29
Hearings, 1975
Box   186
Folder   30
House of Representatives, 1975
Box   186
Folder   31
International arms trade, 1975
Box   186
Folder   32
Jordan Hawk missile sale, 1975
Box   186
Folder   33
Legislation, 1974-1975
Box   186
Folder   34
Op-Ed from Washington Post, 1975
Box   186
Folder   35
Proposed legislation, 1976
Box   186
Folder   36
Reports, 1975
Box   186
Folder   37
Third country transfers, 1974-1975
Box   186
Folder   38
Turkey commercial arms sales, 1975
Box   186
Folder   39
Gelb article, New York Times, 1975
Box   186
Folder   40
Great Lakes Commission, 1975
Box   187
Folder   1
Greece-Turkey, 1976
Box   187
Folder   2
Issue papers, 1976
Box   187
Folder   3
Italy and TCDD (dioxin), 1976
Box   187
Folder   4
Letters, 1975
Box   187
Folder   5
Mayaguez affair, 1975
Box   187
Folder   6
Memos, 1976
Box   187
Folder   7
Memorandum of conversation (Cyrus R. Vance & Paula Stern), 1977
Box   187
Folder   8
MIAs/ POWs, 1975
Box   187
Folder   9-10
Middle East, 1970-1975
Box   187
Folder   11
Military affairs, 1975
Box   187
Folder   12
Military commitments, United States, 1975
Box   187
Folder   13
Military conversion, 1975
Box   187
Folder   14
Military procurement bill, 1976
Box   187
Folder   15
Military procurement speech, 1975
Box   187
Folder   16
Miscellaneous, 1974-1976
Box   187
Folder   17
National Guard, Wisconsin, 1973-1974
Box   187
Folder   18
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), 1976
Box   187
Folder   19
Nuclear energy, 1976
Box   187
Folder   20-21
Nuclear proliferation, 1975
Box   187
Folder   22-23
Nuclear strategy, 1974-1975
Box   187
Folder   24
Nuclear test ban, 1975
Box   187
Folder   25
Nuclear weapons bill, 1974-1975
Box   187
Folder   26
Panama Canal, 1975
Box   187
Folder   27
Pershing missile, 1975
Box   187
Folder   28
Puerto Rico, 1976
Box   187
Folder   29
Renegotiation Act, 1975
Box   187
Folder   30
Romania, 1976
Box   187
Folder   31
Romanian agricultural trade, 1975
Box   187
Folder   32
Sakharov, Andrei, 1975
Box   187
Folder   33-34
SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty), 1972-1975
Box   187
Folder   35
Saudi Arabia, Iran arms sales, 1976
Box   187
Folder   36
Sedmak, Michael
Box   187
Folder   37
Sidewinders, 1976
Box   187
Folder   38
Sinai agreement, 1975
Box   187
Folder   39
Small business in international trade, 1976
Box   187
Folder   40
Southeast Asia, 1975
Box   187
Folder   41
Spain, 1976
Box   187
Folder   42
Taiwan trip, 1975
Trade
Box   188
Folder   1
Amendment (S. Res. 265), 1975
Box   188
Folder   2-3
General, 1974-1975
Box   188
Folder   4
Letters, 1975
Box   188
Folder   5
Oversight hearings, 1976
Box   188
Folder   6
Tufts University teaching fellowships, 1975-1976
Box   188
Folder   7
Turkey-Cyprus, 1975
Box   188
Folder   8
Turkish bases, 1976
Box   188
Folder   9
United Nations, Zionism, 1974-1975
Box   188
Folder   10
United States Armed Forces Institute, 1974
Box   188
Folder   11
Veterans Administration hospitals, 1976
Box   188
Folder   12
Vietnam veterans' benefits, 1974-1975
Box   188
Folder   13
Wisconsin 115th Fighter Group, 1973-1974