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Sandra Davis

Veterans Administration

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Medical Studies and Reports

General Correspondence

Advocacy and Education

News Articles and Publications

Agent Orange Screening Awareness Week, Proclamations,  July 8 - July 14, 1990

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Collection Overview

Title: Sandra Davis, 1970-2010

Predominant Dates:1970-1992

ID: RHC/RC/309

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

Series one includes a paper and letters written by Sandra Davis, letters addressed to Sandra Davis, and a partial collection of Dioxin Drummer Newsletters written and distributed by John and Sandra Davis along with others involved in Agent Orange awareness.

Series two consists of Veterans Administration publications, research, and general documents related to Agent Orange and Vietnam veterans.  Included in series three are court and congressional documents related to government research, court cases against chemical corporations, subcommittee findings and statements, and house and senate resolutions. 

Series four consists of medical studies and reports pertaining to the effects of herbicides and chemicals on human fertility and general health with emphasis on the experience of soldiers in these regards.  Correspondence among veterans, activists, and activists as well as academic and medical institutions comprise series five while series six includes documents related to advocacy and education such as informative essays, handouts, event notifications, and veteran organizations’ records.   

Series seven consists of news articles related to Agent Orange and veterans’ experiences as well as the publications of VietNow and other veterans’ organizations.  Series eight includes official city proclamations announcing Agent Orange Screening Awareness Week, which took place July 8th through July 14th, 1990.  Series nine consists of video tapes of Agent Orange seminars and a related documentary.

Date Acquired: 04/29/2011

Subjects: Agent Orange, Davis, Sandra, Gonzales, Julio, Herbicides., Post-traumatic stress disorder - PTSD, Veterans, Veterans--Services for--United States, Vietnam War, 1961-1975., VietNow, VietNow National

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Sandra Davis Collection consists of research on the effects of Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans.  It includes print publications, media, and documentation of veteran activism.  The materials also touch upon Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Series one includes a paper and letters written by Sandra Davis, letters addressed to Sandra Davis, and a partial collection of Dioxin Drummer Newsletters written and distributed by John and Sandra Davis along with others involved in Agent Orange awareness.  Series two consists of Veterans Administration publications, research, and general documents related to Agent Orange and Vietnam veterans.  Included in series three are court and congressional documents related to government research, court cases against chemical corporations, subcommittee findings and statements, and house and senate resolutions.

Series four consists of medical studies and reports pertaining to the effects of herbicides and chemicals on human fertility and general health with emphasis on the experience of soldiers in these regards.  Correspondence among veterans, activists, and activists as well as academic and medical institutions comprise series five while series six includes documents related to advocacy and education such as informative essays, handouts, event notifications, and veteran organizations’ records.

Series seven consists of news articles related to Agent Orange and veterans’ experiences as well as the publications of VietNow and other veterans’ organizations.  Series eight includes official city proclamations announcing Agent Orange Screening Awareness Week, which took place July 8th through July 14th, 1990.  Series nine consists of video tapes of Agent Orange seminars and a related documentary.

Collection Historical Note

Sandra Davis began her research into the correlation between severe health problems and Agent Orange exposure as a concerned citizen and wife of a Vietnam veteran.  As the result of her knowledge, she became the Agent Orange Committee Chairperson for VietNow, a national Vietnam veterans organization that started in Rockford, Illinois in the early 1980s.  Her work consisted of research into the effects of Agent Orange exposure on veterans, organizing awareness and self-help events, maintaining relations with veterans and related organizations, and fomenting political pressure for veterans’ compensation.  She and her husband, John Davis, also maintained a newsletter to notify veterans and VietNow members of recent developments in the Agent Orange controversy.  The bulk of Davis’ work occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  As a result of her efforts, as well as those of other activists and veterans’ organizations similar to VietNow, Vietnam veterans continue to receive compensation for health problems due to Agent Orange exposure.

Subject/Index Terms

Agent Orange
Davis, Sandra
Gonzales, Julio
Herbicides.
Post-traumatic stress disorder - PTSD
Veterans
Veterans--Services for--United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
VietNow
VietNow National

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to material in the collection.  All copyrights apply to published works.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Sandra Davis


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Series VI.: Advocacy and Education
Box 1
Folder 66: "Ecocide in Vietnam", J. B. Neilands, 1970
Folder 67: Veterans Leadership Conference Directory, November 1980
Folder 68: "Agent Orange Guide", Vietnam Veterans of America, 1984
Folder 69: "Tracking Agent Orange", Judith Plantz, 1984
Folder 70: Agent Orange Report (VA Lawsuit Compensation), George Claxton, 1986
Folder 71: General Agent Orange Education and Outreach Documents, 1986-1990
Folder 72: Informational Flyers, Handouts, and Event Notifications, 1987-1990
Folder 73: VietNow Records, 1987-1990
Box 2
Folder 1: National Association of Agent Orange Survivors Newsletters, August 1988
Folder 2: "Agent Orange Class Assistance Program", Kenneth Feinberg, August 25 1988
Folder 3: What Every Veteran Should Know (Book Supplement), Patrick L. Murphy, September 1988
Folder 4: "Competing Paradigms in the Assessment of Latent Disorders", Social Problems, Volume 35.2, Wilbur Scott, 1988
Folder 5: Vietnam Veterans Locator, Report of Personnel, 1988
Folder 6: "V. V. A. On Agent Orange", Vietnam Veterans of America, 1988
Folder 7: National Vietnam Veterans Coalition Newsletters, 1988-1989
Folder 8: Pointman Project, New Jersey Agent Orange Commission, 1988-1990
Folder 9: Meeting, V. A. Advisory Committee on Health-Related Effects of Herbicides, October 31-November 1, 1989
Folder 10: The Oklahoma Agent Orange Foundation, Studies and Reports, 1989
Folder 11: The American Legion and Columbia University Studies on Vietnam and Agent Orange, 1989
Folder 12: Reunion of Vietnam Veterans, Iowa, 1989
Folder 13: "Phuoc Vinh: Ground Zero", Gregg Knowlton, 1989
Folder 14: United Veterans of America Newsletter, 1989-1990
Folder 15: Association of Birth Defect Children Newsletter, 1989-1990
Folder 16: Agent Orange Issues Report, Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Junior, May 5, 1990
Folder 17: Self Help Guide on Agent Orange, Vietnam Vets of America, 1990
Folder 18: National Vietnam Veterans Coalition, Leadership List, 1990
Folder 19: Review of the Scientific Literature, Agent Orange Scientific Task Force, 1990
Folder 20: Veterans Advisory Council, Attorney General's Office, Roland Burris, April 3, 1990
Folder 21: Poems and Cartoons, no date
Folder 22: Agent Orange Questionnaire, Rachel Kuyper, no date
Folder 23: Agent Orange Birth Defects/Learning Disabilities Project Proposal, Association of Birth Defect Children, no date
Folder 24: Agent Orange Assistance Program, American Legion, no date
Folder 25: Pointman Project, New Jersey State Commission, no date
Folder 26: Vietnam Veterans' Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities Registry, no date
Folder 27: Vietnam Veterans' Reference Guide, New Jersey Agent Orange Commission, no date
Folder 28: Center for Disease Control: Cover-up, Deceit, and Confusion, Citizen's Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes Incorporated, no date
Folder 29: Agent Orange Class Assistance Program Documents, no date
Folder 30: Chapter 2: The Military Use and Application of Herbicides in Vietnam, no date

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[Series VIII.: Agent Orange Screening Awareness Week, Proclamations,  July 8 - July 14, 1990],
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