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Politics, Government, and Law

 Subject
Subject Source: CCLA Browse List Broad Terms

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Larry Chesley papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 9060
Scope and Contents Contains letters, personal accounts of life experiences, government awards and documents, newspapers clippings, and photographs, all documenting the life of Larry Chesley. The letters mainly regard Larry's time overseas as a POW in North Vietnam (1966-1973), talking about family life and world events as he is away. The letters also offer congratulations after his return home, and condolences after his second wife and little boy died in July 1981. Awards and documents contain information about...

Larry Chesley awards, approximately 1955-2003

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9060 Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials contain various awards from universities and government departments given to Larry Chesley, such as Arizona State University and miscellaneous pilot trainings (ROTC, etc). Materials also contain books about Vietnam prisoners of war and Chesley's personal published work, "Seven Years in Hanoi." Dated approximately 1955-2003.

Larry Chesley books, approximately 1971-1976

 Series — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [31197239252122], Folder: 5-8
Identifier: MSS 9060 Series 3
Scope and Contents Book topics include the experiences of being a Vietnam POW, and also the events surrounding the Vietnam War itself. There is also a book containing signatures of the people of Hartford, Connecticut, expressing their gratitude to all POWs who returned, and those who did not. Dated approximately 1971-1976.

Larry Chesley letters, approximately 1944-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9060 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials contain letters to Larry as he is retained as a POW in North Vietnam from 1966 to 1973. Letters are from his parents, and family members, and also from the Department of Air Force. The series also includes letters of congratulations upon his return home in 1973, as well as letters of sympathy as his second wife and little boy die from a car accident in 1981. The series also contains histories on both Larry and his late wife Annette Huntsman. Dated approximately 1944-2005.

Larry Chesley magazines, 1968-2002

 Series — Box 6: Series 5 [31197239251934]
Identifier: MSS 9060 Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include various magazines which discuss events and opinions surrounding the Vietnam War and the government affiliation with foreign countries. LIFE, TIME, and Newsweek are some of the magazines included. Dated 1968-2002.

Larry Chesley newspapers, 1959-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9060 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials contain newspaper clippings related to Larry Chesley's life and issues of Idaho newspapers covering world events. Materials dated 1959 to 2011.

Larry Chesley photographs and audio-visual media, approximately 1958-2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9060 Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include photographs upon Larry Chesley's return home in February 1973. Homecoming parades, and his recognition at certain events are topics of photographs. Chesley also records his experiences as a prisoner of war in audiocassettes and one compact disc. Dated approximately 1958-2001.