Scope and Contents
The collection consists of Prescott's correspondence and photographs.
Correspondence contains outgoing letters arranged chronologically from 1958-1974 regarding Prescott's theories on psychological warfare and how it should be implemented. Correspondents include members of Congress, the FBI, and the CIA as well as local politicians, educators, and newspapers.
Photograph subjects include tourists buying Indian baskets and the Seventh International Dry-Farming Congress and Exposition in Lethbridge, Canada, 1912
- Prescott, Robert, 1913-1976 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Robert W. Prescott, Jr. (1914-) was a Eugene, Oregon conservative who promoted the use of propaganda and psychological warfare to fight communism. One of his plans, which he called "Lapidary," was intended to split the alliance between the Soviet Union and China. He also designed paper airplanes and promoted their use for propaganda purposes
3.25 linear feet (5 containers)
Language of Materials
Robert W. Prescott, Jr. (1914-?) was a Eugene, Oregon conservative who promoted the use of propaganda and psychological warfare to fight communism. The collection consists of Prescott's correspondence and photographs.
Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
4 clamshell boxes; Photoboxes: 1 portfolio
Collection processed by staff.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.
- Anti-communist movements -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cold War -- Psychological aspects Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Conservatives -- Oregon -- Eugene -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Conservatives -- United States -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Prescott, Robert, 1913-1976
- Propaganda, Anti-communist -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Psychological warfare -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Robert Prescott, Jr. Papers
- Complete Description
- Austin Munsell and Kira B. Homo.
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- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).