Guide to the Harold Saunders papers, C0259

Harold Saunders papers


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator Saunders, Harold H.
Title Harold Saunders papers
Date 1976-2014
Physical Characteristics 15.0 linear feet (40 boxes)
Abstract Collection consists largely of speeches, meeting transcripts, peace conference documents, newsclippings about Saunders, photographs, and approximately 150 pocket notebooks that he carried with him that include insights from conversations and other experiences that were important to him.
Collection Number C0259
Language English

Biographical Information

Harold Henry "Hal" Saunders, born in Philadelphia, PA, was founder and Chairman of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue (IISD) and Director of International Affairs at the Kettering Foundation. For twenty years he worked at the National Security Council (NSC) Staff in the White House (1961 - 1974) and the State Department (1974 - 1981), serving as the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research (1975 - 1978) and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1978 - 1981.) Saunders was at the center of U.S. policymaking in the Middle East and South Asia, and played major roles in the Camp David Accords and the Iran Hostage Crisis. After leaving his government career in 1981, he developed and practiced the process of Sustained Dialogue, a "public peace process" to transform racial and ethnic conflicts. Saunders was a graduate of both Princeton and Yale Universities, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Saunders passed away in 2016.

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Scope and Content

The Harold Saunders papers consists largely of speeches, meeting transcripts, newsclippings, photographs, and approximately 150 pocket notebooks that he carried with him that include insights from conversations and other experiences that were important to him. The most unique document is a declassified copy of the key pages of a memo he co-authored with his close colleague Ambassador Alfred LeRoy "Roy" Atherton for Secretary of State Cyrus Vance to send to President Jimmy Carter to begin his preparatory reading for the summit with Egyptian President Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem being held at Camp David in September 1978.

The most revealing sections are those focused on how Carter might have proceeded in bringing Sadat and begin the human dialogue planned for Camp David. There are also professional files includng speeches and congressional testimony from 1976 to 1983, materials on the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979, chapters for an unpublished book on presidential decision-making toward the Middle East, and speeches from 1974-1983. The collection also includes substantial documentation of international meetings, such as 37 analytical memos written after each meeting of the Inter-Tajik Dialogue (1993-2005) which was conducted by three Russian and three American members of the Dartmouth Conference Task Force on Regional Conflicts. Documentation on other meetings include records of twelve meetings over five years of a sustained dialogue involving participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Nagorno-Karabakh. This includes records of what was called the Arab-American-European Dialogue, which included five senior Americans government officials, five senior European government officials, and a dozen political reformers from the Arab Islamic heartland (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, and Egypt). The question of Western democracy and Islam's compatibiltiy was the main focus during this dialogue. Also included are records of a dialogue among Iraqis across the political spectrum on national reconciliation, as well as near verbatim transcripts of meetings of the Dartmouth Conference Regional Conflicts Task Force and - its successor since 2008 - the Task Force on the Russian-U.S. Relationship which began in 1982.

Series 1: Government Career (1930s - 1985) documents Saunder's government career during the 1970s and 1980s, which includes speeches, memoranda, photos, newspaper clippings, and other documents from his tenure on the National Security Council and as a high-ranking offical in the White House during multiple presidential administrations. Topics range from the Camp David Accords, the Iran Hostage Crisis, to Saunders thoughts, opinions, experiences, and actions as an American diplomat.

Series 2: Dartmouth Conference, Peace Dialogues, and Post-Government Career (1970s - 2014) documents Saunders involvement in numerous peace dialogues and experiences after his government career, and is divided into four subseries. Series 2.1: Dartmouth Conference, which includes multiple documents on the annual peace dialogue conference. Series 2.2: Peace Dialogues - Tajikistan, which includes multiple documents on Saunders involvement in the Inter-Tajik Dialogues. Series 2.3: Peace Dialogues - Other, which includes documents on Saunders involvement in other peace dialogues, most notably on the Middle East. Series 2.4: Post-Government Career Work, includes documents and reflections from Saunders on his work after his career in government.

Series 3: Notebooks, Media, and Miscellaneous (1970s - 2000) includes multiple notebooks and recordings on cassette tape on experiences during and after his career in government. Most notable are his plethora of notebooks created during and after both the Camp David Accords and the Iran Hostage Crisis.

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Arrangement

Series 1: Government Career, 1930s - 1986 (Boxes 1 - 8)
Series 2: Dartmouth Conference, Peace Dialogues, and Post-Government Career, 1970s - 2014 (Boxes 8 - 30)
Series 3: Notebooks, Media, and Miscellaneous, 1970s - 2000 (Boxes 30 - 40)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Harold Saunders papers must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds several other notable collections on conflict analysis and resolution including the Louise Diamond papers,the James Laue papers, and the John Burton papers. The Kettering Foundation archives also holds Harold Saunders Material.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Saunders, Harold H.

Geographical Names:

Camp David (Md.)
Iran.
Iraq.
Middle East.
Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan).
Tajikistan.

Subjects:

Conflict management.
Dartmouth Conference. Dartmouth Conference task forces
Foreign policy
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981.
Islam.
Peacemaking

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Administrative Information

Alternate Format Available

Digital versions are available from box 4, folders 1-23, and Box 5, folders 1-14, 16-19, 21-24, and 27-28.

Preferred Citation

Harold Saunders papers, #C0259, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Harold Saunders in 2015.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amanda Brent in 2017. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in 2017.

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Contents List

Series 1: Government Career (Boxes 1 - 8), 1930s-1986
This series documents Saunders' extensive government career.
Box Folder
1 1 Documents on President Kennedy - Part 1, circa 1930s - 1980s
2 Documents on President Kennedy - Part 2, circa 1930s - 1980s
3 Military Service USAF Documents and Photographs, 1956 - 1959
4 Documents on President Johnson, circa 1960s
5 Documents and Photographs from President Kennedy's National Security Council satff, featuring National Security Advisor George Bundy, circa 1960s
6 "Pres. Kennedy conversation with Golda Meir" Notes, December 27, 1962
7 Documents on Walt Rostow's NSC Staff and Middle East Conflicts, 1966 - 1967
8 Papers of Personal Interest to Saunders - Part 1, 1967 - 1983
9 Papers of Personal Interest to Saunders - Part 2, 1967 - 1983
10 Documents on Nixon's Travels Abroad with NSC Staff, 1969 - 1972
11 Documents and Photos on Henry Kissinger's "Secret Trip to Beijing" , 1971
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2 1 Documents on Lyndon B. Johnson's NSC Staff - Includes a Letter from Lady Bird Johnson, 1972 - 1973
2 Photos of Secret Meeting between Henry Kissinger and Hafez Ismail in Armonte, NY, February 1973
3 Documents and Photographs on Arab - Israeli War, 1973 - 1974
4 Documents and Photographs on Events Leading Up to Nixon's Visit to Middle East, 1974
5 Saunders' Passes to Various Countries as Member of Kissinger's Team during the Ford Administration, 1974 - 1975
6 Documents and Photographs on "Second Sinai Agreement", 1974 - 1975
7 "The Saunders Document", 1975
8 Documents and Photographs on Saunders' appointment to Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, 1975
9 Speeches, 1975
10 Briefing Memoranda on "Congressional Testimony on the Palestinians", November 10, 1975
11 Speeches , 1976
12 Documents on President Carter, circa 1977
13 Documents and Photographs on Beginning of Carter Administration, 1977 - 1978
14 Copy of Memo fo Camp David Preparations, 1978, 2014
15 Speeches - Part 1, 1978
16 Speeches - Part 2, 1978
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3 1 Speeches - Part 1, 1978
2 Speeches - Part 2, 1978
3 Documents and Photographs of Saunders' Swearing-In Ceremony as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, May 1978
4 Vice President's Trip to Israel, June 1978
5 Camp David Documents, June 1978
6 Documents on Camp David Accords, October - November 1978
7 Document and Photographs on Ambassador to Egypt in the 1970s Hermann Eitts, 1978 - 1979
8 Article on Saunders' Peace Negotiating, 1979
9 Egyptian/Israeli Peace Treaty Documents, 1979
10 Speeches - Part 1, 1979
11 Speeches - Part 2, 1979
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4 1 Documents and Photographs of Saunders' Award for Civilian Public Servants, April 1979
2 Newspaper Article on Bob Strauss, Carter-Era Peace Negotiator , August 26, 1979
3 Documents on Saunders' Involvement in the Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979 - 1980
4 Documents on Arrival of the Shah of Iran, 1979 - 1980
5 Speeches, 1980
6 Saunders' Personal Papers on the Iran Hostage Crisis - Part 1, 1979 - 1981
7 Saunders' Personal Papers on the Iran Hostage Crisis - Part 2, 1979 - 1981
8 Saunders' Personal Papers on the Iran Hostage Crisis - Part 3, 1979 - 1981
9 The Challenge to American Diplomacy in the Middle East by Saunders, circa 1981
10 Documents on the End of Saunders' Career, 1981
11 Saunders' Professional Appointment Book, 1981
Box Folder
5 1 Algiers Accords on Iran , 1981
2 Documents on Algiers and Iran Hostage Crisis, 1981
3 Saunders' Talks on Hostage Crisis and Supporting Materials , 1981
4 Saunders' Press Interview - Numerous due to Saunders Leaving Government Career and Able to Speak Freely, 1981
5 Saunders' Press Interview - Numerous due to Saunders Leaving Government Career and Able to Speak Freely - Part 2, 1981
6 Speeches - Part 1 - Audio Cassette Tapes in Box 39, 1981
Box Folder
6 1 Speeches - Part 2, 1981
2 Speeches - Part 3, 1981
3 Speeches - Negotiation - Part 1, 1981 - 1982
4 Speeches - Negotiation - Part 2, 1981 - 1982
5 Saunders' Post-Government Career Documents, 1981, 1986
6 Iran Hostage Crisis - Congressional Testimony, February 1981
7 Saunders' Professional Appointment Book and Girl Scout Pocket Planner, 1982
8 Speeches - Middle East - Part 1, 1982
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7 1 Speeches - Middle East - Part 2, 1982
2 Speeches - Middle East - Part 3, 1982
3 New York Times Magazine Issues on Iran Hostage Crisis, 1981, 1982
4 Saunders' Professional Appointment Book and Monthly Minder, 1983
5 Speeches - New Directions, 1983
6 Truman Papers, December 14, 1983
7 Papers on President Eisenhower - Part 1, circa 1984
8 Saunders' Professional Appointment Book and "Slim Jim Pocket Pal", 1984
9 Papers on President Eisenhower - Part 2, April 6, 1984
Box Folder
8 1 Documents on President Ford - Includes 2 Tapes of an Interview with Ford - Housed in Box 39, 1985
2 Saunders' Weekly - Minder Appointment Book, 1985
Series 2: Dartmouth Conference, Peace Dialogues, and Post-Government Career (Boxes 8 - 30), 1970s-2014
This series documents Saunders involvement in numerous peace dialogues and experiences after his government career.
Series 2.1: Dartmouth Conference, 1970s-2014
Box Folder
8 3 Documents on Dartmouth Conferences, circa 1970s, 2014
4 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 1980 - 1981
5 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 1981
6 Documents on Dartmouth Regional Conflicts Task Force, 1982
7 Documents on Dartmouth Regional Conflicts Task Force, 1982
8 Documents on Dartmouth Regional Conflicts Task Force, 1982
9 Documents on Dartmouth Conference Task Force, 1983
10 Documents on Dartmouth Conference Task Force, 1983
11 Dartmouth Conference Task Forces Document, 1983
Box Folder
9 1 Dartmouth Conference Task Forces Documents, 1984
2 Dartmouth Conference Task Forces Documents, 1984
3 Dartmouth Working Notes, 1984
4 Conceptual Agenda for Dartmouth XV (Baku), January 1984
5 Dartmouth Conference Task Forces Documents, 1985
6 Task Force on Southern Africa Documents, 1985
7 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 1985, 2006
Box Folder
10 1 Dartmouth Conference XV Documents, 1986
2 Dartmouth Conference XV Documents, 1986
3 The Dartmouth Conference - 1986 Task Force Meetings - Executive Summaries, 1986
4 Dartmouth Conference Regional Conflicts Task Force Documents, 1986
5 Task Force on Southern Africa Documents, 1987
6 Dartmouth Conference Task Forces Documents, 1987
7 Dartmouth Conference Task Forces Document, 1987
8 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 1988
9 Substantive Agenda for Dartmouth XVI, 1988
10 Papers in Preparation For Dartmouth TF, December 1988
Box Folder
11 1 Dartmouth Conference XVI Booklet, 1988
2 Dartmouth Conference XVI , 1988
3 Dartmouth Conference Task Force on Regional Conflicts Settlement and Prevention Stenographic Record, 1988
4 Peace Task Force Documents , 1988 - 1989
5 Dartmouth Conference Task Force on Regional Conflict Settlement and Prevention Stenographic Record, 1989
6 Dartmouth Conference XVII Documents , 1990
7 Dartmouth Conference Task Force on Regional Conflict Settlement and Prevention, 1990
8 Dartmouth Conference Task Force on Regional Conflict Settlement and Prevention, 1990
Box Folder
12 1 Dartmouth Conference Task Force on Regional Conflict Prevention and Resolution, 1991
2 Dartmouth Conference Task Force on Regional Conflict Prevention and Resolution, 1991
3 Dartmouth Conference Task Force on Regional Conflict Prevention and Resolution, 1991
4 Dartmouth Regional Conflicts Task Force Documents, 1991
5 Dartmouth Conference Task Forces Documents, 1991 - 1992
6 Documents on Middle-East and Asian Countries, 1992-1993
7 Dartmouth Conference Task Force Documents, 1992 - 1994
8 Dartmouth Conference Task Force on Regional Conflict Prevention and Resolution, 1993
9 Dartmouth Conference Regional Task Force Documents, May - June 1993
10 Briefing Papers for Peace Task Force, 1993 - 1994
11 Dartmouth Regional Conflicts Task Force Documents, 1994
12 Dartmouth Conference Task Forces - Georgian Conflict in the Context of Russian-American Relations, 1994
13 Russian-American Relations and the Challenges to a New Partnership, 1995
14 Dartmouth Conference Regional Conflicts Task Force Documents, 1996
Box Folder
13 1 Documents on Politics of Eastern Europe, 1996 - 1997
2 Dartmouth Conference Regional Conflicts Task Force , 1997
3 Documents and Ephemera from the Dartmouth Conference Reunion - Part 1, 2000, 2010
4 Documents from the Dartmouth Conference Reunion - Part 2, 2000, 2010
5 First Round - Seminar on Nagorno - Karabakh, 2001
6 Round Two - Discussions on Nagorno - Karabakh, 2002
7 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 2002
8 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 2002
9 Dartmouth Conference on Nagorny - Karabakh Documents, 2003
10 Dartmouth Conference on Nagorny - Karabakh Documents, 2003
11 Dartmouth Conference on Nagorny - Karabakh , 2004
Box Folder
14 1 Dartmouth Conference on Nagorny - Karabakh , 2004
2 Dartmouth Conference on Nagorno - Karabakh , 2004
3 Dartmouth Conference on Nagorny - Karabakh Documents, 2005
4 Dartmouth conference on Nagorny - Karabakh, 2005
5 Dartmouth Conference on Nagorno - Karabakh Documents, 2006
6 Dartmouth Conference on Nagorno - Karabakh Documents, 2006
7 Documents on Nagorno - Karabakh , 2007
8 Documents on Nagorno - Karabakh and Helsinki , 2007
9 Nagorno - Karabakh Dialogue Email Correspondence , 2007
10 Dialogue on Nagorno - Karabakh, 2007
11 Dartmouth Conference Meeting Documents, 2008
12 Documents on U.S. - Russian Relations, 2008
13 Dartmouth Conference/Russia Documents, 2008 - 2009
14 Russia and Helsinki Documents, 2008 - 2010
15 Dartmouth RCTF Documents, 2009
16 Repairing U.S. - Russian Relations: A Long Road Ahead by Eugene B. Rumer and Angela E. Stent, April 2009
Box Folder
15 1 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 2009
2 Documents on Paris and Helsinki , 2009
3 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 2009
4 Documents on Russia, 2009
5 Documents on NATO and Russia, 2009
6 Dartmouth Conference Ephemera - 50th Anniversary, October 2010
7 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 2010
8 U.S. - Russian Relations Document, 2010
9 Dartmouth Conference Documents, 2011
10 Dartmouth Conference Docouments, 2011
11 Dartmouth Conference and Russia Documents, 2011
12 Russian Civil Society: Talking About Partnership and Cooperation with the United States, 2011 - 2012
13 Russian Civil Society is Holding out by Boris Pustyntsev, circa 2012
14 Report - Expansion of Public Deliberation in Russia: Opportunities and Threat, 2012
15 Dartmouth Conference and U.S. - Russian Relations Documents , 2012
16 Dartmouth Conference and U.S. - Russian Relations Documents , 2012
17 Saunders' Email Correspondene on Dartmouth Conference, 2012
18 Dartmouth Conference and U.S. - Russian Relations Documents - Part 1, 2013
19 Dartmouth Conference and U.S. - Russian Relations Documents - Part 2, 2013
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16 1 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Regional Task Force - Political Relations Task Force", May, November, December 1986
2 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Task Forces", 1987 - 1988
3 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Brown University and Wingspread Conferences, Regional Conference Task Force" , July, December 1988 - 1989
4 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "RCTF", 1989 - 1990
5 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Task Forces", 1991 - 1992
6 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Task Forces", 1992 - 1993
7 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Tajik #2 - 4", 1993
8 Dartmouth Conference Notebook , 1994
9 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Tajik 8 - 10, RCTF", June - December 1994
19 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Tajik 11 - 14", March - November 1995
11 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "RCTF", September 1995 - October 1997
12 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Civil Soc. Dialogue", 1996
13 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Tajik 15 - 19", 1996 - 1997
14 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Tajik 20 - 23", October 1997 - 1998
15 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Tajik #24 - 27", 1999 - 2000
16 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "RCTF", 1998 - 2001
17 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Dartmouth Reunion" - Papers from Notebook in Folder , 2000
18 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "#28 - 32", 2000 - 2001
Box Folder
17 1 Dartmouth Conference Notebook , 2002 - 2003
2 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Tajik #33 - 36", 2002 - 2003
3 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Tajik regional dial. Mods", 2004
4 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "A-E-A #1 -3", 2004 - 2005
5 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "AANK", 2004 - 2007
6 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "#4 - 5, A-A-E including Iraq", 2005
7 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "AAE, 2005 - 2007
8 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Tajik", 2006 - 2007
9 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Iraq #2", 2007
10 Dartmouth Conference Notebook - "Iraq 1 - 4", 2007 - 2008
11 Dartmouth Conference Notebook , 2008 - 2010
Series 2.2: Peace Dialogues - Tajikistan, 1987-2009
Box Folder
18 1 Background Papers on Tajikistan, 1987 - 1997
2 Saunders/Tajikistan Correspondence, circa 1990
3 Discussion Draft - Framework for an NGO Strategy Toward Tajikistan, circa 1990
4 Working Glossary of People and Places in Tajikistan, circa 1992
5 Tajik Dialogue Documents, 1993
6 Russian Centre for Strategic Research and International Studies - The Fourth Dialogue on Tajikistan, 1993
7 Tajikistan Dialogue #2 Document, 1993
8 Tajikistan Dialogue #3 Document, 1993
9 Tajikistan Dialogue #4 Documents, 1993
10 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 1993
11 American Embassy in Duhanbe, Tajikistan "Phone List of Important Contacts", February 25, 1993
12 Tajik Dialogue - Moscow, March 23-24, 1993
13 Tajikistan Dialogue Document, May 21, 1993
14 CSIS - Meeting on "Tadjikistan", June 9, 1993
15 The Third Tajik Dialogue, August 1 - 3, 1993
16 Tajikistan Dialogue Document, November 13, 1993
17 Memoranda and Appeals of the Inter-Tajik Dialogue within the Framework of the Dartmouth Conference, 1993 - 1997
18 The Fifth Tajik Dialogue, 1994
19 Tajikistan Dialogue #5, 1994
20 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 1994
21 Tajikistan Dialogue - Report for January, March 1994
Box Folder
19 1 The Sixth Tajik Dialogue, March 1 - 4, 1994
2 Tajikistan Dialogue #6, April 25, 1994
3 The Seventh Tajik Dialogue, May 10 - 12, 1994
4 Tajikistan Dialogue #7, May 15, 1994
5 Tajikistan Dialogue #8, June 11-14, 1994
6 Tajikistan Dialogue #8, August 2, 1994
7 Reflections on Tajik Dialogue #9, September 1, 1994
8 The Eighth Tajik Dialogue, September 21 - 24, 1994
9 Tajikistan Dialogue #9, October 21, 1994
10 Reflections on Tajikistan Dialogue #9, October 26, 1994
11 Reflections on Tajikistan Dialogue #9, October 26, 1994
12 The Tenth Tajik Dialogue, November 29 - December 1, 1994
13 Tajikistan Dialogue #12 Documents , 1994 - 1995
14 Tajikistan Dialogue #1 Document, circa 1995
15 Public Administration Training Program for Tajikistan, circa 1995
16 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, circa 1995
17 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 1995
18 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 1995
19 Tajikistan Dialogue #10, March 13, 1995
20 Eleventh Tajik Dialogue, March 28, 1995
21 Tajikistan Dialogue #11, April 10, 1995
22 First Thoughts on Follow-up from Tajikistan Dialogue #11, April 21, 1995
23 The 12th Tajik Dialogue, June 19-22, 1995
24 Tajikistan Dialogue #14, December 5, 1995
25 Thirteenth Tajik Dialogue, 1995
26 Fourteenth Tajik Dialogue, 1995
27 Tajikistan Dialogue #13 Documents, 1995
Box Folder
20 1 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents - Part 1, 1996 - 1998
2 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents - Part 2, 1996 - 1998
3 Kettering Foundation Memorandum - Self-Evaluation of the Inter-Tajikistani Dialogue, 1996 - 1997
4 Sixteenth Tajik Dialogue, May 21 - 23, 1996
5 Tajikistan Dialogue #16, June 5, 1996
6 Seventeenth Tajik Dialogue, October 8 - 10, 1996
7 Tajikistan Dialogue #17, October 16, 1996
8 Resolving Conflict and Building Civil Society , 1997
9 Documents on Protocol in Tajikistan Documents, 1997
10 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 1997
11 Eighteenth Tajik Dialogue, February 25 - 27, 1997
12 Memorandum of the 18th Round of the Inter-Tajik Dialogue, February 25 - 27, 1997
13 Tajik dialogue - Second Day, February 26, March 26, 1997
14 Tajik dialogue - Third Day , February 27, March 27 1997
15 Tajikistan Dialogue #15, April 9, 1996
16 Tajikistan Dialogue #18, April 21, 1997
17 The Tajik Dialogue - Round 19, May 9 - 11, 1997
18 Tajikistan Dialogue #19, May 14, 1997
19 Memorandum on Inter-Tajik Dialogue #20, October 17, 1997
20 Tajik Twentieth Dialogue, October27 - 29, 1997
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21 1 Memorandum of the 20th round of the Inter-Tajik Dialogue, Moscow, October 27-29, 1997
2 Inter-Tajik Dialogue #20, November 11, 1997
3 Tajik Twenty-first Dialogue, February 9 -11, 1998
4 Tajikistan Dialogue #21 - 30, February 12, 1998 - March 11, 2001
5 Inter-Tajik Dialogue, June 5-7, 1998
6 Inter-Tajik Dialogue - Twenty-third Round - Moscow, November 13 - 15, 1998
7 Inter-Tajik Dialogue - Twenty-fourth Round - Moscow, March 12 - 14, 1999
8 Inter-Tajik Dialogue - Twenty-fifth Round - Moscow, July 1 - 3, 1999
9 Intertajik Dialogue , October 7 - 8, 1999
10 The Tajik Conflict 1992- 1999, Memoranda 1 - 25, with Floppy Disk in Box, December 17, 1999
11 Working Glossary of People and Places in Tajikistan, circa 2000
12 Tajikistan Dialogue Document, circa 2000
13 Tajikistan Conflict Resolution Table of Contents, circa 2000
14 Project Summary - Tajikistan Public Voice Project, circa 2000
15 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, circa 2000
16 Tajikistan Trip Report, 2000
17 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 2000 - 2001
18 Inter-Tajik Dialogue - Twenty-Seventh Round, March 31 - April 2, 2000
19 Inter-Tajik Dialogue - Twenty-Ninth Round, December 1-3, 2000
20 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 2001
21 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 2001, 2006 - 2007
22 Issues Forums in Tajikistan, 2001 - 2002
23 Intertajik Dialogue - Thirtieth Dialogue, March 9-11, 2001
24 Intertajik Dialogue - Thirty-first Round, July 20-21, 2001
Box Folder
22 1 Inter-Tajik Dialogue - Thirty-Second Round, October 15-17, 2001
2 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents - Includes Floppy Disk in Box 39, 2002
3 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 2002 - 2006
4 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 2003
5 "Tadzhikistan Dialogue 21 - 23 March 2003, Snegeri, Moscow region, Russia", March 21 - 23, 2003
6 Inter-Tajik Dialogue, March 21-23, 2003
7 36th Round of the Inter-Tajik Dialogue, Dushanbe, December 6 - 8, 2003
8 Inter-Tajik Dialogue - Round 36, December 6-8, 2003
9 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 2003 - 2004
10 Participants List of Inter-Tajik Dialogue Meeting Dushanbe, September 20 - October 1, 2004
11 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 2006
12 Tajikistan Dialogue Documents, 2009
Series 2.3: Peace Dialogues - Other, 1986-2014
Box Folder
22 13 Article "...afterthoughts" on Policy Dialogues by David Mathews, Fall 1986
14 Documents on International Relationships, 1986, 1987, 2004
15 Building a Common Future - The Armenia - Azerbaijan Initiative, October 1994
Box Folder
23 1 Church and Society - Jubilee Time: Peacemaking Conference- Volume 86, Number 3 , January, February 1996
2 International Peace Dialogue Documents, 1997 - 2004
3 Public Committee for Democratic Processes Documents, 1991 - 2001
4 Map of Eastern Europe , circa 2000
5 Copies of Dictionary Pages, Highlighting "Dialogue" and Other Words, circa 2000
6 Dialogue about Difference by Saunders, circa 2000
7 Documents on RCTF Caspian Conference, 2001
8 Public Committee for Democratic Processes Reports, 2001 - 2002
9 Operationalizing Social Capital: A Strategy to Enhance Communities' "Capacity to Concert" by Saunders, 2002
10 Nagorno - Karabakh - Searching for a Solution, 2003
11 Documents on the Geneva Accord, 2003 - 2004
12 Three Models of Democratic Deliberation by Noelle McAfee, circa 2004
13 Map of Republic of Mountainous Karabakh, 2004
14 Photos of Saunders, circa 2005
15 Political Perspective on Syria Documents, 2004
16 Documents on Middle East Negotiations, 2004
17 Arab-American-European Dialogue Documents, 2004
18 Arab-American-European Dialogue Documents and Correspondence, 2004
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24 1 American-Arab-European Dialogue Group Meeting Documents, March 9-11, 2004
2 Expanding the Tent: A Seven-Point Plan for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, March 20, 2004
3 Iraq after World War II, circa 2005
4 Correspondence and Peace-Keeping Information on Iraq, 2005
5 Email Correspondence on Middle East, 2005
6 Email Correspondence and Document on Iraq, 2005
7 IISD Final Financial Report, 2005
8 Understandin Islamism Documents, 2005
9 Documents on Regions and Dialogue, 2005
10 Dialogue Meeting Documents, 2005
11 Arab-American-European Dialogue Documents, February 4-5, 2005
12 Arab-American-European Dialogue Group Paper, April 18-20, 2005
13 Reform Movements in the Arab World by Basil Eastwood and Randa Slim, Apri 18-20, 2005
14 Arab-American-European Dialogue Executive Committee Meeting, April 21, 2005
15 Establishing a Trilateral US-European - Arab Sustained Dialogue for the Purpose of Exploring the Elements of a New Relationship Between the West and the Arab World by Rand Slim, June 2005
16 Nagorno - Karabakh: Viewing the Conflict from the Ground, September 14, 2005
17 Nagorno - Karabakh: A Plan for Peace, October 11, 2005
18 "Out of bloodiness, a certain hope" - Article on Iraq from The Economist, October 22, 2005
19 IISD Dialogue on Iraq, October 30 - November 1, 2005
20 Summary of the Iraq Meeting Deliberations, October 30 - November 1, 2005
21 IISD Iraq Meeting, October 21 - November 1, 2005
22 Meeting with Iraqi Sunni Arabs Memorandum , November 3, 2005
23 Foreign Relations Documents, 2006
24 Iraq Sustained Dialogue Documents, 2006
25 Iraq Reconciliation Efforts Documents, 2006
26 Dialogue Documents, 2006
Box Folder
25 1 Dialogue Documents, 2006
2 Arab-American-European Dialogue Documents, 2006
3 Documents on "Arab World", 2006 - 2007
4 Trilateral American-Arab-European Sustained Dialogue, January 3, 2006
5 International Institute for Sustained Dialogue Memorandum of Conversation, January 4, 2006
6 Launching a Dialogue for National Reconciliation in Iraq by Basil Eastwood, November 2006 - 2008
7 Sunni and Shia Documents , circa 2007
8 "Establishing a trilateral US-European-Arab sustained dialogue for the purpose of exploring the elements of a new relationship between the West and Arab world" - Concept Paper by Rand M. Slim, PhD, circa 2007
9 Email Correspondence on Iraq, 2007
10 Conflict Forum on Islam Documents, 2007
11 Northern Ireland Documents, 2007
12 Iraq Sustained Dialogue Initiative Documents, 2007
13 Iraq Sustained Dialogue Initiative Documents, 2007
14 Email Correspondence on Iraq, 2007
15 Arab-American-European Dialogue Documents and "Visit to Egypt" CD-ROM, 2007
16 United States Institute of Peace - Special Report - "Iraq's New Political Map", January 2007
17 An Unofficial Sustained Dialogue Supporting Official Reconciliation Efforts in Iraq, January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007
18 Trip Report - Meetings in Beirut - February 23 - March 2, 2007, March 13, 2007
19 Email Correspondence on Beirut , March 15, 2007
20 The Marmara Declaration - Iraq and Its Neighbors Dialogue, March 23, 2007
21 "The Moderate Muslim Brotherhood" by Robert S. Leiken and Steven Brooke, March, April 2007
22 Iraq Sustained Dialogue - An Unofficial Dialogue Supporting Reconciliation in Iraq - Convened by IPALMO and IISD by Basil Eastwood, April 2007
23 Iraq Sustained Dialogue Initiative, April 21 - 23, 2007
24 The Iraq Sustained Dialogue - Beirut, Lebanon Document, April 21 - 23, 2007
25 Iraq Sustained Dialogue Paper, April 21 - 23, 2007
26 Email Correspondence - "Debriefing on Beirut" and List of Participants in IISD/IPALMO Iraq Initiative Beirut Meeting, April 27, 2007
27 Notes from My Meeting with Mr. Al Khaf , September 18, 2007
28 Email Correspondence - "Draft list and conference call", September 21, 2007
29 Email Correspondence - "Iraqi Resistance: Kettering", October 8, 2007
30 Iraq Sustained Dialogue Initiative Documents, November 2007
31 Email Correspondence - "Calls on Syrian Officials", November 2007
32 Email Correspondence - "Follow-up Thought", November 30, 2007
33 Iraq Sustained Dialogue Documents , 2008
34 Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Nagorno - Karabakh, 2012
35 Documents on Award Given to George Clooney for His Efforts to Stop Genocide in Sudan, 2013
36 Saunders' Notes Arab-American-European Dialogue, circa 2014
37 Transforming Relationships...Sustained Dialogue Institute - Designing Change - Research 2014 - A Strategy for Transformational Change, 2014
Series 2.4: Post-Government Career Work, 1982-2014
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26 1 Post-1981 Papers, Presentations, Articles, Chapters of Harold H. Saunders - A personal archive of writing and speaking in the years after his government service - Volume 1 - Part 1, 1982 - 1983
2 Post-1981 Papers, Presentations, Articles, Chapters of Harold H. Saunders - A personal archive of writing and speaking in the years after his government service - Volume 1 - Part 2, 1983 - 1984
3 Post-1981 Papers, Presentations, Articles, Chapters of Harold H. Saunders - A personal archive of writing and speaking in the years after his government service - Volume 1 - Part 3, 1984 - 1987
4 Post-1981 Papers, Presentations, Articles, Chapters of Harold H. Saunders - A personal archive of writing and speaking in the years after his government service - Volume 1 - Part 4, 1987 - 1990
5 Post-1981 Papers, Presentations, Articles, Chapters of Harold H. Saunders - A personal archive of writing and speaking in the years after his government service - Volume 2 - Part 1, 1990 - 1991
6 Post-1981 Papers, Presentations, Articles, Chapters of Harold H. Saunders - A personal archive of writing and speaking in the years after his government service - Volume 2 - Part 1, 1992 - 1995
7 Post-1981 Papers, Presentations, Articles, Chapters of Harold H. Saunders - A personal archive of writing and speaking in the years after his government service - Volume 2 - Part 2, 1995 -1996
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27 1 Post-1981 Papers, Presentations, Articles, Chapters of Harold H. Saunders - A personal archive of writing and speaking in the years after his government service - Volume 2 - Part 3, 1997 - 2000
2 Post-1981 Papers, Presentations, Articles, Chapters of Harold H. Saunders - A personal archive of writing and speaking in the years after his government service - Volume 2 - Part 4, 2000 - 2008
3 Presidents' Perspectives on U.S. Interests in the Middle East by Saunders, October 1983
4 Chapter One and Chapter Two of Discussion Draft, August 1984
5 Chapter One and Chapter Two of Discussion Draft, August 1984
6 Section One - Presidents and Policy, Discussion Drafts by Saunders, August 1984
7 Working Draft of "When Walls Come Down" - Part 1, circa 1986
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28 8 Working Draft of "When Walls Come Down" - Part 2, circa 1986
1 Working Draft of "When Walls Come Down" - Part 3, circa 1986
2 Preface Material for Manuscript, circa 1986
3 Chapter 1 - The Real Middle East Problem, circa 1986
4 Unfinished Manuscript - "New Directions in Foreign Relations - The United States in the Changing Middle East", 1986
5 Foreign Policy Discussion Document and Notes, 1986
6 Doc 1 Master, September 29, 1986
7 Doc 2 Master, September 29, 1986
8 Doc 4 Master, September 29, 1986
9 Manuscript Pages - Part 1, 1987
10 Manuscript Pages - Part 2, 1987
11 The Concept of Relationship by Saunders, April 14, 1989
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29 1 Manuscript Pages, circa 1990
2 The Politics of International Relationships by Saunders, circa 1990
3 Officials and Citizens in International Relationships - The Dartmouth Conference by Saunders, circa 1990
4 Annotated Manuscript Pages, circa 1990
5 Sinai II: The Politics of International Mediation by Cecilia Albin, May 24, 1990
6 "Thinking in Stages" Manuscript - Part 1, June 1991
7 "Thinking in Stages" Manuscript - Part 2, June 1991
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30 1 Assistant Secretary Dr. Harold Saunders - Oral History Transcript of the Foreign Affairs Oral History Program (Georgetown University) Interviewed 1993 - 94, 1993 - 1994
2 Note from Saunders on Later Career, circa 2014
Series 3: Notebooks, Media, and Miscellaneous (Boxes 30 - 40), 1970s-2000
This series includes multiple notebooks and recordings on cassette tape on experiences during and after Saunders' career in government.
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30 3 Four Perspectives on Ethics and Foreign Policy and Their Implications for Some Central Issues of Current U.S. Policy by Kenneth W. Thompson, July 1977
4 Moral Reasoning and Foreign Policy, with Special Emphasis on Human Rights, August 29, 19773
5 United States/Middle East Diplomatic Relations 1784 - 1978 - An Annotated Bibliography by Thomas A. Bryson, 1979
6 Foreign Policy and Morality - Framework for a Moral Audit, 1979
7 Foreign Policy and Ethics Documents, circa 1980
8 The Politics of International Relationships by Saunders, circa 1980
9 Documents on Foreign Policy, circa 1980
10 Documents on Foreign Policy Ethics and Morals, 1985 - 1987
11 Documents on Nixon's Policies, 1987
12 Richard Nixon's Reactive Approach to Middle East Policy by Steven B. Hedlund (Saunders' intern), March 1, 1987
13 Intervention: Normative Foundations, Political Meaning and Policy Choices by J. Bryan Hehir, October 23, 1987
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31 1 Nuclear Ethics, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., 1988
2 Documents on Jewish-Arab Relationship, 1988
3 "An Ethical Basis for a Theory of International Relationship", 1988
4 Ethics and International Relations, , 1988
5 Memorandum on Ethics of Negotiation, April 14, 1988
6 Documents on Political Settlement in Persian Gulf, 1991
7 Documents on Carter Administration and Camp David Accords Conference , 1991
8 Beyond Government - Extending the Public Policy Debate in Emerging Democracies, 1995
9 Toni Morrison Princeton Convocation Address from Princeton Alumni Weekly, November 27, 1996
10 Contemporary concerns Grosvenor Books - Creative answers, 1997 - 1998
11 Origins - NC Documentary Service, Volume 17, No. 28, March 3, 1998
12 The Carter Presidential Center Booklet, circa 2000
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32 1 Pre-Camp David Notebooks, circa 1980s - 1990s
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33 1 Pre-Camp David Notebooks, circa 1980s - 1990s
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34 1 Pre-Camp David Notebooks, circa 1980s - 1990s
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35 1 Pre-Camp David Notebooks, circa 1980s - 1990s
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36 1 Pre-Camp David Notebooks, circa 1980s - 1990s
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37 1 Presidential Policymaking Tapes, circa 1980s
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38 1 Notebooks - Final Week of Iranian Hostage Crisis, 1981
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39 1 Miscellaneous AV Materials, circa 1980s - 1990s
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40 1 Certificates, Awards, and Photos of Diplomatic Functions, circa 1980s
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