Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
William Prochnau Westmoreland v. CBS Collection
Collection Number
350
Date(s)
Undated
Size
18.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D076.4A; D103.2
Processed by
C. Peoples, Mar. 2002[Updated: Apr. 2007 by J. Saffell]

Scope and Content

Approximately 18 linear feet of microfilm, oral histories, correspondence, legal documents, book articles, military administrative documents, articles, transcripts, and other miscellaneous documents detail the 1984 William Westmoreland v. CBS libel case. The materials range in date from 1967 to 1985 and are organized by subject and alphabetized accordingly. Each folder is then arranged chronologically. The documents are in good to excellent condition.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Correspondences, Depositions, Statements, Summary & Handbook 
1
D076.4A
William Prochnau Correspondence (Undated)
1
William Prochnau Correspondence, 12/78 - 12/84
2
William Prochnau Correspondence, 1/85 - 12/85
3
William Prochnau Correspondence, 1/86 - 3/87
4
Digest of Deposition of General William C. Westmoreland, 15 April 1983
5
Digest of Deposition of General William C. Westmoreland, 7 October 1983
6
Digest of Deposition of General William C. Westmoreland, 16 November 1983
7
Digest of Deposition of General William C. Westmoreland, 28 December 1983
8
Digest of Continued Deposition of George Crile, 22 March 1984
9
Digest of Continued Deposition of George Crile, 3 April 1984
10
Monthly Order of Battle Summary, 1 - 31 October (year not printed)
11
Handbook for US Forces in Vietnam EX # 1636

undated
12
Pretrial Session, 4 October 1984
13
Court transcripts, 11 October 1984
14
Court transcripts, 12 October 1984
15
Court transcripts, 15 October 1984
16
Rostow Cross
17
Komer-direct
18
Court transcripts, 17 October 1984
19
Court transcripts, 18 October 1984
20
Legal Documents 
2
Appendix A - affidavits cited in support of plaintiff's opposition to defendant's motion, 12 March 1984
1
Appendix A to memorandum in support of defendant CBS' motion to dismiss and for summary judgment, 23 April 1984
2
Appendix B to memorandum in support of defendant CBS' motion to dismiss and for summary judgment, 23 April 1984
3
Memorandum in support of defendant to CBS' motion to dismiss and for summary judgment, 23 April 1984
4
Appendix C to CBS motion to dismiss and for summary judgment, 15 August 1984
5
CBS' reply to Plaintiff's memorandum in opposition to CBS' motion to dismiss and for summary judgment, 15 August 1984
6
Plaintiff's counter statement of undisputed material facts pursuant to local rule 3 (g) and Appendix B, undated
7
Plaintiff General W.C. Westmoreland's memorandum of law in opposition to defendant CBS' motion to dismiss and for summary judgment, 20 July 1984
8
Report on the war in Vietnam, Section 1 and II, 10 February 1984
9
Report on the war in Vietnam (continued)
10
Herbert vs. Lando, 10 October 1984
11
Newspaper clippings
12
Newspaper clippings
13
Newspaper clippings
14
Newspaper clippings
15
Newspaper clippings
16
Newspaper clippings
17
Newspaper clippings
18
Newspaper clippings
19
Zigman deposition, 10 February 1984
20
Komer deposition, 16 October 1984
21
Legal Documents and Court Proceedings 
3
Phillip B. Davidson, Jr., Chesley G. Peterson, Charles A. Morris (932-1094), 22 October 1984
1
Phillip B. Davidson, Jr. (1096-1187), 23 October 1984
2
Phillip B. Davidson, Jr. (1189-1360), 24 October 1984
3
Robert Heon, George Godding (1362-1533), 23 October 1984
4
George Godding (1535-1720), 29 October 1984
5
Everette Parkins, Daniel Graham (1722-1855), 30 October 1984
6
Daniel Graham (1858-2055), 31 October 1984
7
Daniel Graham, Robert Leverone (2057-2228), 1 November 1984
8
Robert Leverone, Mr. Hawkins, John Stewart (2231-2423), 5 November 1984
9
John Stewart (2425-2570), 6 November 1984
10
John Stewart (2572-2691), 7 November 1984
11
George Carver (2708-2892), 8 November 1984
12
George Carver (2894-3046), 9 November 1984
13
George Carver (3048-3229), 13 November 1984
14
George Carver (3231-3390), 14 November 1984
15
General William C. Westmoreland Depositions & Legal Documents 
4
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 24 December 1982
1
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 4 April 1983
2
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 5 April 1983
3
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 28 June 1983
4
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 29 June 1983
5
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 30 June 1983
6
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 16 - 18 November 1983
7
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 17 November 1983
8
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 18 November 1983
9
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 14 - 15 December 1983
10
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 15 December 1983
11
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 31 January 1984
12
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 2 February 1984
13
Westmoreland vs. CBS, 3 February 1984
14
Westmoreland (3392-3517), 15 November 1984
15
Westmoreland (3518-3603), 16 November 1984
16
Westmoreland (3649-3653), 19 November 1984
17
Legal Documents & Court Proceedings 
5
Westmoreland (3795-3959), 20 November 1984
1
Westmoreland (4098-4234), 26 November 1984
2
Westmoreland (4239-4399), 29 November 1984
3
Westmoreland (4400-4603), 3 December 1984
4
Westmoreland, Paul Nitze (4605-4768), 4 December 1984
5
Westmoreland, George Crile (4769-4886), 5 December 1984
6
Robert McNamara (4888-5083), 6 December 1984
7
George Crile (5085-5257), 10 Decmeber 1984
8
George Crile (5259-5364), 11 December 1984
9
George Crile (5366-5531), 12 December 1984
10
George Crile (5536-5683), 13 December 1984
11
George Crile (5685-5830), 17 December 1984
12
George Crile (5832-6013), 18 December 1984
13
George Crile (6023-6151), 3 January 1985
14
George Crile (6152-6289), 4 January 1985
15
Ira Klein (6291-6470), 7 January 1985
16
Joseph Zigman, Dwain Gatterdam (6472-6565), 8 January 1985
17
Legal Documents & Court Proceedings 
6
James Johnson, David Morgan, George Hamscher (6566-6716), 9 January 1985
1
Samuel Adams (6718-6895), 10 January 1985
2
Samuel Adams (6897-7071), 14 Janury 1985
3
Samuel Adams (7073-7257), 16 January 1985
4
Samuel Adams (7258-7443), 17 January 1985
5
Samuel Adams (7444-7552), 21 January 1985
6
Samuel Adams (7554-7580), 22 January 1985
7
George Allen (1-155), 30 August 1983
8
George Allen (156-340), 31 August 1983
9
George Allen (341-474), 1 September 1983
10
George Allen (7737-7871), 23 January 1985
11
George Allen, Douglas Parry (7914-8071), 24 January 1985
12
Douglas Pary, John Dickerson, Paul McCloskey (8072-8237), 28 January 1985
13
Ronald Smith, John Moore, William Cover (8239-8401), 29 January 1985
14
Ronald Smith, Richard Kovar, Bernard Gattozzi (8403-8575), 30 January 1985
15
Legal Documents, Court Proceedings & Depositions 
7
Joseph Stumpf, III, Greg Rushford (8577-8703), 31 January 1985
1
Daniel Friedman, H. Daniel Embree, Joseph Fackovec, Howard Stringer (8704-8833), 4 February 1985
2
Donald Blascak, Russell Cooley (8835-8980), 5 February 1985
3
Joseph A. McChristian (8982-9141), 6 February 1985
4
George Crile (9143-9257), 7 February 1985
5
George Crile (9259-9338), 8 February 1985
6
Michael Dilley (9339-9441), 11 February 1985
7
Russell Cooley, Gaines Hawkins (9443-9566), 12 February 1985
8
Gaines Hawkins, Norman House (9568-9734), 13 February 1985
9
Court transcripts, 19 January 1984
10
Court transcripts, 19 January 1984
11
Samuel Adams (104-176), 21 May 1984
12
Samuel Adams (177-331), 22 May 1984
13
Thomas Becker (incomplete), 6 July 1984
14
George Carver (2-149), no date
15
George Carver (150-339), 29 November 1983
16
George Carver (340-489), 30 November 1983
17
George Carver (490-678), 1 December 1983
18
legal Documents & Depositions 
8
George Carver (679-869), 23 January 1984
1
George Carver (870-1047), 24 January 1984
2
George Carver (1047-1164), 25 January 1984
3
William Colby (1-146), 29 March 1984
4
William Colby (147-305), 30 March 1984
5
George Crile (1-165), 11 May 1983
6
George Crile (166-308), 12 May 1983
7
George Crile (309-390), 20 June 1983
8
George Crile (391-492), 21 June 1983
9
George Crile (493-648), 22 June 1983
10
George Crile (649-742), 21 March 1984
11
George Crile (743-906), 22 March 1984
12
George Crile (907-1028), 23 March 1984
13
George Crile (1029-1178), 27 March 1984
14
George Crile (1179-1332), 28 March 1984
15
George Crile (1333-1383), 29 March 1984
16
George Crile (1384-1464), 30 March 1984
17
George Crile (1465-1611), 3 April 1984
18
George Crile (1612-1640), 5 April 1984
19
Legal Documents, Depositions & Statements 
9
General George A. Godding (1-349), 19 April 1983
1
General George A. Godding, 20 April 1983
2
Daniel O. Graham (1-536), 13 September 1983
3
Daniel O. Graham (Continued)
4
Daniel O. Graham (Continued)
5
Colonel George Hamscher (incomplete), 7 November 1983
6
Gains B. Hawkins (1-169), 20 September 1983
7
Gains B. Hawkins (170-343), 21 September 1983
8
Gains B. Hawkins (Continued)
9
Gains B. Hawkins (344-478), 22 September 1983
10
Gains B. Hawkins (479-546), 10 February 1985
11
Jarnes P. Johnson (incomplete), 26 October 1984
12
Ira Klein (1-149), 10 May 1984
13
Ira Klein (150-277), 11 May 1984
14
Robert S. McNamara (2-279), 26 March 1984
15
Robert S. McNamara (280-444), 27 March 1984
16
The Vietnamese Communist Will to Persist
17
the Vietnamese Communist Will to Persist (continued)
18
Legal Documents, Depositions & Statements 
10
The Vietnam Situation: An analysis and estimate by Robert S. McNamara
1
Walt W. Rostow, 12 October 1984
2
Walt W. Rostow, 13 October 1984
3
Walt W. Rostow, 14 October 1984
4
McChristian, 29-30 August 1984
5
McChristian, 29-30 August 1984
6
McChristian, 29-30 August 1984
7
McChristian, 29-30 August 1984
8
Dean Rusk (1-263), 18 April 1984
9
Dean Rusk (265-389), 19 April 1984
10
Mike Wallace (1-144), 11 April 1983
11
Mike Wallace (145-279), 12 April 1983
12
Mike Wallace (280-393), 10 November 1983
13
Mike Wallace (394-487), 11 November 1983
14
Legal Documents, Miscellaneous 
11
General William C. Westmoreland's History Notes, 21 August 1967 - 26 December 1967
1
Schedule of Events for General William C. Westmoreland, 1967
2
Vietnam: The Deadly Decision" CBS News Special/Reports as broadcast over CBS TV Network, 1 April 1964
3
"Vietnam: The Other War" CBS News Special/Reports as broadcast over CBS TV Network, 12 April 1966
4
"General Thien and Uncle Sam" CBS News Special/ Reports as broadcast over CBS TV Newtork, 5 September 1967
5
"Hanoi: A Report by Charles Collingwood" CBS News Special/ Reports as broadcast over CBS TV Network, 16 April 1968
6
"The POWs: Pawns of War" CBS News Special/Reports as broadcast over CBS TV Network, 29 June 1971
7
"The World of Charlie Company" CBS News Special/Reports as broadcast over CBS TV Network, 14 July 1970
8
Joint exhibit beginning with George Allen JX # 48 (04268) and ending with JX # 50
9
Joint exhibit 51 through Joint exhibit 56
10
Joint exhibit 58 through Joint exhibit 61
11
Joint exhibit 63 through Joint exhibit 65
12
Deposition of General William C. Westmoreland (3961-4097), 21 November 1984
13
Deposition of John Barrie Williams (1-173), 27 September 1983
14
Report of the Conference to Standardize Methods for Developing and Presenting Statistics on Order of Battle Infiltration Trends and Estimates, JX # 227 (Declassified), 21 February 1967
15
Deposition of Dvaid Morgan (1-139), 4 June 1984
16
Revised MACV Estimate

Subj: Strength of VC Irregular Forces, 21 May 1967
17
General William C. Westmoreland vs CBS (6015-6022), no date
18
Samuel Adams - Order of Battle Chronologies, January 1961 - August 1968
19
A Study of the Major Communications of General William C. Westmoreland, 1 January 1967 - 2 July 1968
20
Progress Report, 21 November 1967
21
Transcript of airport press conference, 29 April 1967
22
Military briefing by General WIlliam Westmoreland, 22 November 1967
23
"Our Vietnam Nightmare" by Marguerite Higgins (has sticky notes attached for references)
24
Interviews 
12
CBS Reports "Vietnam" Colonel Hawkins with George Crile
1
Hovey interview
2
Lynn interview, 30 Janaury 1981
3
Defense-Crile-Vietnam-Col. Hampshire, 5 February 1981
4
Hamshire interview, 13 February 1981
5
MacArthur interview, 25 February 1981
6
Meacham interview, 6 March 1981
7
McChristian interview, 24 March 1981
8
Sam Adams with MIke Wallace
9
Wallace/Westy outtakes
10
General Graham with MIke Wallace, 3 June 1981
11
CBS Reports "Vietnam" George Allen with Crile
12
Rostow interview, 25 July 1981
13
Oversized Materials 
13
D103.2
Washington Post Scrapbook One
Washington Post Scrapbook Two
New York Times Scrapbook One
New York Times Scrapbook Two
General Press Scrapbook