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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 VIII.: Agent Orange Screening Awareness Week, Proclamations,  July 8 - July 14, 1990
Box 2
Item 1: DeKalb, Mayor Greg Sparrow
Item 2: Schaumburg, Village President Al Larson
Item 3: Wheaton, Mayor Gwendolyn S. Henry
Item 4: San Angelo, Mayor Tim Edwards
Item 5: Quincy, Mayor Verne Hagstrom
Item 6: Chicago, Mayor Richard M. Daley
Item 7: Portage, Mayor Donald E. Overlander
Item 8: Calumet, Mayor Robert C. Stefaniak
Item 9: Rockford, Mayor Charles E. Box
Item 10: Hoffman Estates, Mayor Michael J. O'Malley
Item 11: Pocatello, Mayor Peter J. Angstadt
Item 12: Lansing, Mayor Bill W. Balthis
Item 13: Des Plaines, Mayor D. Michael Albrecht
Item 14: Berwyn, Mayor Joseph J. Lanzillotti
Item 15: Salisbury, Mayor John E. Wear
Item 16: Jackson, Mayor Betty J. Granger
Item 17: Elgin, Mayor George Van De Voorde
Item 18: Wausau, Mayor John Robinson
Box 3
Item 1: Normal, Mayor Paul M. Harmon, Junior
Item 2: Waukegan, Mayor Haig Paravonian
Item 3: Carson, Mayor Vera R. DeWitt
Item 4: University Heights, Mayor Beryl E. Rothschild
Item 5: East St. Louis, Mayor Carl E. Officer
Item 6: Pembroke Pines, Mayor Charles W. Flanagan
Item 7: Dearborn, Mayor Michael A. Guido
Item 8: Hammond, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott
Item 9: Oak Lawn, Mayor Ernest F. Kolb
Item 10: Urbana, Mayor Jeffery T. Markland

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