Series 2
Iran-Contra Affair research files, 1973-1990
Boxes 69-87

Scope and Content Note

The series contains materials collected by Draper during research for his book A Very Thin Line: The Iran-Contra Affairs (1991). Records include transcripts of the federal trials of Oliver North and John Poindexter; photocopies of Oliver North's private diary used as evidence in his trial; other memoranda and documents used as evidence during the Iran-Contra trails; and printed material. The bulk of materials document the unfolding of Reagan Administration aid to the Contra militias in Nicaragua at the time of its occurrence and in its aftermath, with a small amount of material on the activity of related figures prior to the Iran-Contra Affair. Of particular note are the Oliver L. North diaries, which added to the scandal for contradicting North's public statements on the integrity of the Contras, and their relationship with the illegal drug trade.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Binders
Box Folder Content
69 1 National Security Council binder, 1986 [1 of 6]
69 2 National Security Council binder, 1986 [2 of 6]
69 3 National Security Council binder, 1986 [3 of 6]
69 4 National Security Council binder, 1986 [4 of 6]
69 5 National Security Council binder, 1986 [5 of 6]
69 6 National Security Council binder, 1986 [6 of 6]
70 1 Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Contras: A Chronology of Events and Individuals, 1987 [1 of 5]
70 2 Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Contras: A Chronology of Events and Individuals, 1987 [2 of 5]
70 3 Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Contras: A Chronology of Events and Individuals, 1987 [3 of 5]
70 4 Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Contras: A Chronology of Events and Individuals, 1987 [4 of 5]
70 5 Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Contras: A Chronology of Events and Individuals, 1987 [5 of 5]
Correspondence
70 6 1987-1990
Oliver L. North diaries
70 7 December 19, 1983 - March 25, 1984
71 1 March 26 - May 2, 1984
71 2 May 3 - July 10, 1984
71 3 July 11 - September 3, 1984
71 4 September 4 - September 22, 1984
71 5 September 23 - November 1, 1984
71 6 November 2 - December 11, 1984
72 1 December 12, 1984 - January 18, 1985
72 2 January 22 - February 28, 1985
72 3 March 1 - April 23, 1985
72 4 April 24 - June 1, 1985
72 5 June 3 - July 12, 1985
72 6 July 11 - August 30, 1985
72 7 September 3 - October 25, 1985
73 1 October 29 - December 30, 1985
73 2 January 2 - February 14, 1986
73 3 February 18 - May 7, 1986
73 4 May 8 - July 20, 1986
73 5 July 24 - September 17, 1986
73 6 September 19 - October 20, 1986
73 7 October 19 - November 28, 1986
Printed material
74 1 "The Constitution in Danger," in The New York Review of Books, March 1, 1990
74 2 "The Found Poetry of Lt. Col. Oliver L. North," 1989
74 3 "The Iran-Contra Affair, 1983-1988"
74 4 Journal articles, 1973-1990
74 5 Khoshoggi, Adnan, Clippings relating to, 1975-1989
74 6 Newspaper clippings, 1980-1986
74 7 Newspaper clippings, January - July, 1987
74 8 Newspaper clippings, August, 1987
74 9 Newspaper clippings, September - December, 1987
74 10 Newspaper clippings, 1988
75 1 Newspaper clippings, January - April, 1989
75 2 Newspaper clippings, May - December, 1989
75 3 Newspaper clippings, 1990
75 4 Newspaper clippings, no date
75 5 "The United Nations and the Iran-Iraq War," 1987
United States v. John M. Poindexter
75 6 August 6, 1987, deposition of John M. Poindexter
75 7 February 16, 1990, deposition of Ronald W. Reagan [1 of 2]
75 8 February 16, 1990, deposition of Ronald W. Reagan [2 of 2]
75 9 February 17, 1990, deposition of Ronald W. Reagan
75 10 March 8, 1990, morning session
75 11 March 8, 1990, morning and afternoon sessions
75 12 March 9, 1990, morning session, [1 of 2]
76 1 March 9, 1990, morning session, [2 of 2]
76 2 March 12, 1990, morning session [1 of 2]
76 3 March 12, 1990, morning session, [2 of 2]
76 4 March 13, 1990, morning session
76 5 March 14, 1990, morning session [1 of 2]
76 6 March 14, 1990, morning session [2 of 2]
76 7 March 15, 1990, morning session [1 of 2]
77 1 March 15, 1990, morning session [2 of 2]
77 2 March 16, 1990, morning session
77 3 March 19, 1990, morning session [1 of 2]
77 4 March 19, 1990, morning session [2 of 2]
77 5 March 20, 1990, morning session
77 6 March 21, 1990, morning and afternoon sessions
77 7 March 22, 1990, morning session
77 8 March 23, 1990, morning session
78 1 March 26, 1990, morning session
78 2 March 26, 1990, afternoon session
78 3 March 27, 1990, morning session
78 4 March 27, 1990, afternoon session
78 5 March 30, 1990, morning session
78 6 March 30, 1990 afternoon session
78 7 April 2, 1990, jury instructions
78 8 Defense exhibits, no date [1 of 2]
78 9 Defense exhibits, no date [2 of 2]
78 10 Government exhibits, no date [1 of 3]
78 11 Government exhibits, no date [2 of 3]
79 1 Government exhibits, no date [3 of 3]
79 2 NSA intelligence reports, no date
United States v. Oliver North
79 3 January-February 1989, dismissal of first two counts
79 4 February 21, 1989, morning session, transcript pages 1491-1575
79 5 February 21, 1989, afternoon session, transcript pages 1576-1638
79 6 February 22, 1989, morning session, transcript pages 1639-1735 [with testimony by Lee Hamilton]
79 7 February 22, 1989, afternoon session, transcript pages 1737-1856 [with testimony by Lee Hamilton]
79 8 February 23, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 1901-2112
79 9 February 24, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 2115-2321 [with testimony by Robert Owen]
79 10 February 27, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 2374-2498 [with testimony by Robert Owen]
80 1 February 28, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 2250-2677 [with testimony by Robert Owen, Thomas Hylden and Allen Stansbury]
80 2 March 1, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 2678-2862 [with testimony by Allen Stansbury, Robert Owen and John Singlaub]
80 3 March 2, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 2864-3075 [with testimony by Rafael Quintero and Richard Gadd]
80 4 March 3, 1989, morning session, transcript pages 3076-3148
80 5 March 6, 1989, morning session, transcript pages 3149-3256 [with testimony by Richard Gadd]
80 6 March 6, 1989, afternoon session, transcript pages 3257-3338 [with testimony by Robert Dutton and Carl Chanell]
80 7 March 8, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 337-3570 [with testimony by Carl Channell]
81 1 March 9, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 3572-3798 [with testimony by Carl Channell, Daniel Conrad and Richard Miller]
81 2 March 10, 1989, morning session, transcript pages 3850-3914 [with testimony by Richard Miller]
81 3 March 10, 1989, continued morning session, afternoon session, transcript pages 3916-4053 [with testimony by Robert McFarlane and Joseph Coors]
81 4 March 13, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 4054-4257 [with testimony by Robert McFarlane
81 5 March 14, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 4258-4423 [with testimony by Robert McFarlane]
81 6 March 15, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 4451-4668 [with testimony by Robert McFarlane]
82 1 March 16, 1989, morning and evening sessions, transcript pages 4669-4834 [with testimony by Robert McFarlane]
82 2 March 20, 1989, morning session, transcript pages 4835-4931 [with testimony by Michael Barnes]
82 3 March 20, 1989, afternoon session, transcript pages 4931-5039 [with testimony by Dean Latimer]
82 4 March 21, 1989, morning session, transcript pages 5069-5155 [with testimony by Glenn Robinette]
82 5 March 22, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 5156-5369 [with testimony by Glenn Robinette, Willard Zucker, Brian Merchant, Linda Bartlett, Fawn Hall]
82 6 March 23, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 5370-5575 [with testimony by Fawn Hall, Brenda Reger, Robert Earl, Michael Foster]
83 1 March 28, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 5576-5774 [with testimony by Robert Earl, Kelly Williams and Edwin Meese]
83 2 March 29, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 5802-5999 [with testimony by Edwin Meese, Kevin Fryslie, Ellen Galsser, Charles Cooper]
83 3 March 30, 1989, morning session, transcript pages 6000-6119 [with testimony by Charles Cooper and John Richardson]
83 4 March 31, 1989, argumentation, transcript pages 6201-6256
83 5 April 3, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 6257-6443 [with testimony by Gerald Kelly, Ellen Garwood, Stanley Sparkin and Vincent Cannistraro]
83 6 April 4, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 6444-6657 [with testimony by Vincent Cannistraro, Charles Haskell, Norman Gardner and Gaston Sigur]
84 1 April 6, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 6658-6859 [with testimony by David Jacobsen, Joseph Nogal, Theodore Ladd, Wendall White, Ralph Adams, Central Intelligence Agents #17 and #18, Terrence O'Donnell and Oliver North]
84 2 April 7, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 6860-7062 [with testimony by Oliver North]
84 3 April 10, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 7063-7281 [with testimony by Oliver North]
84 4 April 11, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 7282-7462 [with testimony by Oliver North]
84 5 April 12, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 7463-7651 [with testimony by Oliver North]
85 1 April 13, 1989, morning and afternoon sessions, transcript pages 7653-7839, argumentation [with testimony by Oliver North and Maurice Sovern]
85 2 April 14, 1989, morning session, transcript pages 7852-7963 [with testimony by William Howell, Mary Dix, William Zucker, Steven Berry, John Richardson]
85 3 April 17, 1989, transcript pages 7978-7985
85 4 April 18, 1989, first closing arguments, transcript pages 7986-8146
85 5 April 19, 1989, closing arguments, transcript pages 8148-8308
85 6 April 19, 1989, summary of facts admitted by the prosecutor,
85 7 April 20, 1989, jury instructions [includes instructions for laws specific to the case, as well as general instructions for the jury as triers of fact]
85 8 June 28,1989, transcript of evidentiary hearing
85 9 Exhibits filed by prosecutor, undated [1 of 4]
86 1 Exhibits filed by prosecutor, undated [2 of 4]
86 2 Exhibits filed by prosecutor, undated [3 of 4]
86 3 Exhibits filed by prosecutor, undated [4 of 4]
Other material
86 4 "Article 3a: Notes," no date
86 5 Chardy, Alfonso, reports, 1986
86 6 Committee on Foreign Relations, Nomination of John D. Negroponte of New York to be ambassador to Mexico, 1989
86 7 Flatow, Joel, memorandum for Senator Moynihan, 1989
86 8 Gregg, Donald, Senate hearing on Gregg's nomination for Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, May 12, 1989
86 9 Gregg, Donald, Senate hearing on Gregg's nomination for Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, June 15, 1989
86 10 "Junta: Notes," 1984
86 11 McFarlane, Bud, memorandum for Max L. Friedersdorf, 1985
86 12 McFarlane, Robert, general documents [1 of 4]
86 13 McFarlane, Robert, general documents [2 of 4]
87 1 McFarlane, Robert, general documents [3 of 4]
87 2 McFarlane, Robert, general documents [4 of 4]
87 3 McFarlane, Robert, memorandum, "Response: A Critical Analysis of Allegations in the Majority Report Relating to Robert C. McFarlane," by counsel for Robert C. McFarlane, January 6, 1988
87 4 The National Security Archive, "Iranian Contacts and Officials Involved in the Iran Arms Deal," no date
87 5 New York Times reports, 1986
87 6 Peres, Shimon, letter to Ronald Reagan, 1986
87 7 "Terms of Reference, U.S.-Iran Dialogue," 1986
87 8 Unidentified reports, 1990
87 9 United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, "Were Relevant Documents Withheld from the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran-Contra Affair?", June, 1989
87 10 "What He Knew and When He Knew it: George Bush and Contra Resupply," 1988
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