Manuscript Collections - Vaughn Davis Bornet Papers


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18 linear feet, 5 linear inches (42 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library



Box Contents


American Heart Association, 1958-1961
American Medical Association

Commendations and Awards
General, 1958-1959
Organized Medicine, 1958
A Book on Medical Care – Book Review, 1958

Commonwealth Club

California Social Welfare, 1953-1978
Correspondence, 1953-1958
List of Speakers, 1944-1975
Notices – Reviews on California Social Welfare, 1956 (in Oversize box)
Oral History Can Be Worthwhile, 1954

Encyclopedia Britannica (Bornet editor)

General Files

1956-1958 (3 folders)

Rationing in the United States, 1958

United States Commission of Civil Rights, Oregon Advisory Committee, 1987-1996
United States Navy, Attitude Survey, 1959



Ad Campaign, Quotations of Great People in History, 1957-1962 (2 folders)
Archives and Procedures, 1969-1970
Articles, 1959-1961
Articles by Bornet

The Art of Writing, 1959
Academic Curriculum for Air Force Intelligence Officers, 1961
Building Up the Rand Corporation Endowment Fund, 1959
Interdisciplinary Research at the Rand Corporation, 1948-1988
List of Bornet’s Publications, 1969
The Manuscripts of Social Welfare, 1960
Organizing Science for National Security, 1940-1948, 1960
The Rand Corporation and American Health, 1959
Research in the Economics and Sociology of Medical Care, 1961    
Statement by Bornet, 1996
Will We Deserve Our Inheritance?, 1959
The United States in 1960, 1960

Briefings, 1962
Comments on Articles, 1959-1962
Correspondence, 1959-1994 (2 folders)


Disarmament, 1959-1960
Duties and Activities, 1948-1961
Editing Instructions, undated
Gray, Colin S. What Rand Hath Wrought, undated
Gruenberger, F.J. The History of the Johnniac, 1968
Helmer, Olaf and Nicholas Rucher, On the Epistemology of the Inexact Sciences, 1960

General Papers, 1960-1973
Bornet, Vaughn Davis

Rand: A Legal Person, 1962
Rand’s First Home, 1961 
The Rand Archives, 1969
Rand Brainpower in the National Interest 1946-1986
The Rand Image in Liberal Arts Circles, 1961
Rand, the First Fifteen Years, 1961

John Adams, 1962
John Carne, 1962 (research)
Joe Kershaw, 1962 (economics)


L. R. ‘Dick’ Mockbee, 1962
Gene Root, 1967
Francis R. Shanley, 1961
Pat Sullivan, 1962
Sevy Van Sohn, 1962
John Williams, 1969
Williams, J. D. An Overview of Rand, 1962
Reaction to the Interview of John Williams, 1970

Hoffding, Olag, Bombing North Vietnam: An Appraisal of Economic and Political Effects, 1966
Information about Rand, 1961-1986
Kahn, Herman

Correspondence, 1959-1962 (2 folders)

The Nature and Feasibility of War and Deterrence, 1959
The Nature and Feasibility of Thermonuclear War, 1960

On Thermonuclear War, 1960 (3 folders)


On Thermonuclear War, 1960 (8 folders)
On Thermonuclear War – Notes of Book, 1962
On Thermonuclear War – Reaction, 1960
On Thermonuclear War – Reviews, 1960-1961

Lowe, Edward T. – Profile, 1963
Memoranda, 1959-1969, 1990 (2 folders)
Merrill Center for Economics, 1961


National Security Seminar, 1960-1961 (2 folders)
Newspaper Clippings, 1961-1987
Organizing Science for National Security, 1940-48, undated
Pamphlets about Rand, 1951-1965
Photographs, undated
Proceedings of Anniversary Session of Board of Trustees, 1958                
Publications, 1962-1985
The Random News, 1968
Report on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace, 1967
Rescher, Nicholas. Value Considerations in Public Policy Issues, 1967
Research Memoranda on United States Air Force, 1948-1958


Sallagar, F. M. The Road to Total War: Escalation in World War II
Statistics 1954, undated
Stewart, Dorothy G.

A Guide to the Preparation of Rand Memoranda, 1962
Guide to the Preparation of Rand Research Memos, 1955

Style in Editing, 1959
System Development Division, 1956-1960
Williams, J. D. Adventures of the Mind, 1960


Anniversary Volumes

The First Fifteen Years, 1963
25th, 1973
35th, 1982-1983
49th, 1987-1988

Annual Reports, 1966-1969 (4 folders)
General Information about Rand
A Guide for the Preparation of Papers Published by RAND, 1960
International Implications of Activities in Outer Space, 1959
National Security Seminar, 1960-61 (2 folders)
Report on a Study of Non-Military Defense, 1958
Roster, 1963
Selected Abstracts, 1963-72
Selected Clippings, 1983-1984 (2 folders)
Selected Publications (Index to), 1946-62
Twentieth Year Conferences, 1969



Conference on the Quest for Security, 1981
Correspondence at Southern Oregon College, 1963-1978
English History, undated
History 201 American History, 1947
History 178 United States in the 20th Century, undated
Elderhostel Program on Lyndon B. Johnson, 1985
Environment, Social Studies Course, Southern Oregon College, 1960’s (2 folders)
Foundation for Economic Education, 1970-1971
Independent Scholarship Project, 1984
Lecture Notes

American Democracy, 1950-1951
American Historiography in the 1950’s, 1957


American History Survey, 1946-1948 (6 folders)
The American System, 1979
A Biology Course, 1969
Communist China in the World Order, 1966
England to 1760, undated
History and the American Character in the 1980’s
History of Russia to 1906, 1948-1949
History of Russia 1801-1861, 1949-1950


History – Miscellaneous Notes, 1939-1979 and undated (3 folders)
Western Civilization, 1946-1948 (3 folders)

Listening to Shortwave as a Key to the World, 1979
Note Taking, Term Paper Hints, 1969
Political Science Courses at Miami University, 1948
Racism, 1953-1954
Social History Courses, 1969-1979
Social Science, the International Scene, 1977
Southern Oregon College, 1974
Tips for a Successful Lecture, undated
Town/Gown Lecture Series, undated
United States Naval Air Station Los Alamitos, 1958-1960


Vietnam, 1965
World Campus afloat Courses

American Foreign Policy, 1968
General Business Papers, 1968-1975
Historical Issues of the 20th Century, undated
Reading List For United States in the 20th Century, 1969
Trends in the United States and the World, 1971
The United States in the 20th Century, 1972
World Problems, 1968-1969 (2 folders)



Herbert Hoover, President of the United States, 1975
Accomplishments of Departments, 1922-1933
Articles about Herbert Hoover, 1969-1983 (2 folders)
Bibliography of Books about Herbert Hoover, 1934
British Experience with Unemployment Insurance, 1932
Centennial – Newspaper Clippings, 1972-1974 (2 folders)
Correspondence, 1960-1976
Crowther, Samuel. The Way to Wealth, 1930
Fiftieth Anniversary of Inauguration, 1979-1980
Health Care, 1935
The Hoover Institution – Correspondence, 1973-1975
Life Insurance, 1921-1922
Material for Chapter on the Bonus March, 1932
Metropolitan Life Insurance, 1923, 1935, 1981 (social insurance)
Meyer, Eugene – Speech, 1954
Miscellaneous, 1932-1936
Myers, William S. The True Republican Record, 1939
National Association of Life Underwriters, 1929
National Conference on Banking and Industrial Committees, 1932
Notes, undated
Oral Histories, 1969-1971
Pages Deleted, 1955


Pensions, 1921-1945 (2 folders)
Permission to Quote, 1961-63
Plan for a book, President Hoover’s America, 1975
Photographs, 1928-1933 and undated
Presidential Campaign, 1928                         
Presidential Library, West Branch, Iowa, Correspondence, 1972-1988
Publication Business, 1873-1976
Red Cross, 1939
Reference Items, 1963
Research about Photographs, 1973-1974
Research Questions, 1973
Reviews of Finished Book, 1976


Robinson, Edgar E. Article for Encyclopedia Britannica, Drafts, 1957-1961
Social Security, 1933-1943
Social Work, Hoover Speech, 1935
Speeches by Herbert Hoover, 1919-1947
Stimson, Henry L., 1933
Stock Market Concerns, 1925
Unemployment and Insurance, 1920-1932
White House Calendar, 1929-1932
The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1983First

Final Draft, undated (5 folders)


First Final Draft, undated (2 folders)
Notes and Bibliography Essay, Undated


Articles about Lyndon Johnson, 1964-1982
Assault on USS Liberty, June, 1967
Before LBJ was President, Microfilm, undated
Bibliography, 1979
Bishop, James. A Day in the Life of President Johnson, undated


Books about Lyndon Johnson, undated
Bornet, Vaughn D., Business Correspondence, 1976-1993
Civil Rights, 1964-1972
Clifford, Clark. American Relations with the Soviet Union, 1946
Congress and the White House Information, 1968-1969
Correspondence of Lyndon Johnson, 1968-1969, 1976-1984 (2 folders)
Dominican Republic, 1965
Drafts, undated
Editing, 1966
Eisenhower, 1956-79
Eisenhower Correspondence with Johnson, 1963-1968 (2 folders)
Eisenhower Presidential Library, 1955-1962


Election, 1968
Foreign Affairs Notes, undated
Foreign Policy Brochures, 1949, 1961-1964
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, 1975
Health of Presidents, 1977
John F. Kennedy Library, 1975
Kennedy, John F., 1963-1966
Kennedy, Robert F., 1983
Lyndon, the Play – Clippings, 1984
LBJ Library

Bibliography of Holdings
Brochures, 1975
Cater, Douglas Files
Correspondence, 1963-1989 (2 folders)

Medal of Freedom, 1969
Memoirs – Reviews, 1970-1971
Miscellaneous, 1964-1968
New York Times Index, 1960-1971


Nixon, Richard, Addresses to Nation, 1969-1971
Notes, 1984 and undated
Notes and Pages Not Used, 1963-1968
Permission to Quote, 1974-1983
Post-Presidential Correspondence: Johnson-Nixon, 1969-1973
Presidential Meetings with Heads of State, 1963-1968
Publication and Publicity, 1982-1984
Readers Guide to Periodical Literature, 1955-1971


Reviews of Books Written About Lyndon Johnson (3 folders)
Senate Campaign File, 1948
Social Welfare Program, 1966 and undated
Staff, 1964-1969
Truman Correspondence with Johnson, 1955-1972
Truman Library, 1976   
Truman and Nixon – Miscellaneous, 1951-1971
Truman and Clifford Papers – Fall of China, 1945-1949


Vietnam, 1954-1982 (8 folders)
Writings and Speeches of President Johnson, 1953-1968

Articles by Bornet

All Aboard For Civil War History!, undated
The American Character and the Constitution, 1987
An Oral History Project for the Harry S. Truman Library, 1960
Arms Control Theory Outline, 1960
Articles for Newspapers, 1965-1992
Book Reviews, 1953-1986
Candidates Who Ignore Their Political History, 1988
China and the USSR, 1960-1969
The Civilians of Georgia in the Face of Sherman’s Total War, 1941
Columns for the Macon Telegraph, 1946


The Communist Party in the Presidential Election of 1928, 1958
The Communist Party of the USA, 1923-1953
A Connecticut Yankee Fights at Olustec, undated
Contemplating the Future, undated
Correspondence about California Social Welfare, 1956-57, 1954-2001
Doctoral Dissertations, 1952-1953
A Doctor’s Case: A Study in Ethics, 1961
Elements in the Failure to Create a New Political Party in 1924, 1948
Essays on Politics and Political Parties, 1950
Editing of Oregon 2000 Report, 1980
The Elections of 1964 and 1968, undated
The Elementary School Teacher and the Social Sciences, undated
The Fight for American History, 1956
Fortis, Abe. Notes for an Unwritten Article, 1964
Going to War for Causes, 1998
Grant Request, 1956
Hate Crimes Essay, 1996
Healthy Aging, undated
Historical Scholarship, Communism, and the Negro, 1951
Hosting Visitors Overseas in Rotary Exchanges, 1995
Idea File, 1959
An Introductory Essay on Civil War Literature, 1941
An Introduction to Medical Care, undated
It’s A Dog’s Life, 1991
Labor Politics in a Democratic Republic (cartoons)


Labor Politics in a Democratic Republic – Reviews
Letters to Editors, 1950-1990 (2 folders)
Living a Life under the Constitution, 1987
Joseph McCarthy, 1954
Medical Care for the Aging, 1958, 1982
Miscellaneous about History, 1955 and undated
My Life in the 1920’s, 1978
Naval Reserves Study – National Power, 1956
The New Labor History: A Challenge for American Historians, 1955
Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1982
The Non-Profit Corporation: Indigenous in American History, 1965
Notes on Historical Assessment of the Johnson Presidency, undated
Notices and Reviews of “It’s A Dog’s Life” and “Autobiography,” 1995
An Oral History Project for the Harry S. Truman Library, 1960
Outline of a Book on Labor Politics, 1920-32, undated
Outline for a Book on Vietnam, 1971
Planning for Unemployment, Veterans, and Old Age Insurance Coverage, 1921-1933 and undated
A Pleasant Destination: Turkey, 1993
Presidential Politics in Lassen County, 1864-1952, undated
Project Medic, undated
Publishing a Simple Dog Book, undated


Race, Color, and Asia, 1951
Reappraising the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1990
Reviews of V. D. Bornet Books, 1957-1960
Franklin Roosevelt Bibliography and Essay, undated
The Roosevelt Leadership, 1933-45 – Reviews
Service Clubs and American Society, 1956
Social Welfare, 1954-1960
Social Welfare in the 20th Century, 1959
Some Aspects of American Trotskyism, 1949
Some thoughts about Rotary Exchanges, 1995
Speaking Up For America, 1975
A Study of Franklin Roosevelt, 1952
Thinking About Peace – Outline, 1989
Thinking About the Iraq Situation, 2003
Those Robber Barons, 1953
Thoughts after Two Score and Ten, 1991
Uncertainties When Evaluating the Reagan Presidency, undated
The United States in 1960, 1960
Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, 1985 (two articles)
Welfare in America, 1960-1963
Why Did the Socialist Party Fail?, 1980
William E. Dodd, Historian, 1949
William Gerard De Brahm, 1941


Books by Bornet

An Independent Scholar In Twentieth Century America, 1995
It’s A Dogs Life and I Like It, 1991
Labor Politics in a Democratic Republic, 1964 (3 Copies)
The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1983
Welfare in America, 1960



America: The Land of the Dedicated, 1970
America: Yesterday and Tomorrow, 1965
Assessing the Johnson Presidency, 1994
The Constitution and the American Spirit, 1976
The Desecration of the American Flag, 1990
Future Role of the Heart Association as a Voluntary Health Agency, 1982
Getting Something Out of College, 1970
Hoover and Johnson, 1976
In Appreciation of the American Military, undated
Japanese Exchange Students, 1986
A Life of Usefulness with or Without Preparation, 1960
Memorial Day, 1990
Memoirs, undated
Miscellaneous Speeches in the 1960-1997
My Kingdom for the Keys, 1963
Oregon Heart Association, 1965
President Johnson Still Speaks to the Present, 1984
Retirement, 1980
The Road the U.S. took to Vietnam, undated
Social Welfare, 1960
The Veteran and the Constitution, 1988
Veterans’ Day, 1966
When Our Cause It Is Just, 1973


Subject Research Files

Anti-Communist Materials, 1953-1954
Civil War

Correspondence, 1947-1949
Diary of Milton M. Woodford, 1861-1965 (2 copies)
Letters to Wife from M. M.  Woodford, 1864-1965
Letters Written by Parents of M. M. Woodford
Letters to S. G. Thompson from M. M. Woodford, 1861-1964
Recollections of Reverand Lyman S. Johnson, circa 1926

Notes on Daniel J. Tobin, undated
Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship,Douglas Aircraft Company, 1946 (3 folders)
President Eisenhower, 1953-1954
Presidential Library Project (Not Completed), 1976
Proposal on Voluntary Welfare, 1956
Research for E. E. Robinson’s Book, The Roosevelt Leadership, 1932-45, 1952
Research Ideas from the 1950’s
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Notes, undated



Books (not by Bornet)

Bureau of Medical Economic Research, Bulletins, 1947-1958 (3 volumes)


Essays on Liberty, 1952-1963 (6 volumes)
Jenkin, Thomas Pau. Reactions of Major Groups to Positive Government in the United States 1930-1940, 1945
Kirkpatrick, George R. War – What For?, 1910
Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work, 1939
Quade, E. S. Analysis for Public Decisions, 1975


Robinson, Edgar Eugene

American Democracy in Time of Crisis, 1934 (2 copies)
The Evolution of American Political Parties, 1924
The New United States, 1946
The Roosevelt Leadership 1933-1945, 1955

Wemple, Claude. Memories of Rancher from the Land of Never Sweats, 1992


Note Cards

Labor and Politics in the 20th Century
Hoover and Welfare and Other Subjects
Subject Card Files Alphabetized (2 boxes)



Ashland, Oregon, undated
Bailey, Thomas A., 1951
Biographical Materials
Bornet Publishing Company, 1991-1992
Clippings, 1962-89 and undated
Correspondence, 1940-2000 (6 folders)


Correspondence with E. E. Robinson, 1947-1974 (4 folders)
Dissertation, circa 1950
Donated Books to Libraries, 1979
Emory University

General, 1933-1973
Admission of Negroes, 1950-1961
Alumni, 1981

Graduate Studies Notes

American Historiography, 1949
American Thought in the 19th and 20th Centuries, 1945
Diplomatic History of the United States, 1948-1949
England since 1603, circa 1949


English Historiography, circa 1949
European Historiography, 1948
Historical Interpretation, 1949
The Napoleonic Era, 1941
Reconstruction, 1941
Russia since 1917, 1949                                   
The Westward Movement, 1948-1949

Graduate Studies, Seminar Papers, 1940-1941, 1949
Grant Application, 1974-1976
High School Honor Students, 1991
Job Searches, 1946-1980
Miscellaneous, 1940-1991
Newspaper Clippings of Childhood, undated


Politics, 1981
Press Releases, 1956-1977
Ranking the Presidents Survey, 1996
Ravenswood School District, 1954-1957
Republican Party, 1962
Retirement, 1980
Robinson, Edgar E.

Speeches and Writings, 1914-1967
Student Papers, 1914-1967

Rotary Policy, 1996
Tribute to Dwight Miller, 1999
Undergraduate Studies Course Notes

The Confederacy, 1938
Constitutional Law, 1937
History of Georgia, 1937
Introduction to Philosophy, 1936
Jeffersonian Democracy, 1938
Logic, 1936
The Old South, 1938
Recent and Contemporary United States, 1938
Roman history notes, 1938
Papers Written for History Course, undated


Additions to Vaughn Davis Bornet Papers (to be integrated into collection)


Personal Correspondence

Parents – Vaughn T. and Florence Davis Bornet, 1939-1944 (10 folders)


Parents – Vaughn T. and Florence Davis Bornet, 1944-1961 (4 folders)
Son – Stephen Bornet, 1966-1999 (5 folders)


General, 1997-2003 (also box 35)

Personal – US Navy service of Vaughn Davis Bornet

Barracks Administration memos, 1944-1945

Research Files

Herbert Hoover Relief Policies (3 folders)
Recent Social Trends (6 folders)

42        Teaching – Southern Oregon State College

Academic Freedom – Termination of Bornet, 1970
Administrative Correspondence, 1969-1974
Courses Taught by Bornet, 1966-1980
General Correspondence, 1966-1974 (2 folders)

Writing Files

Navy Barracks Administration, 1944-1945
Hoover’s Leadership with E. E. Robinson, 1952-1988
Relief Policies of Herbert Hoover, circa 1954

E-mail Manuscript, 1997
Scull Estate in Texas, 2003
Thinking about the Iraq Situation, 2003
My Parents Vaughn Taylor and Florence Davis Scull Bornet, 2004
Republican, Democrat or Independent: Which Choice for Me?, 2004
Herbert Hoover Reassessed, 2006
How I Clung to Health in My Old Age, 2006

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