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Daniel O. Graham papers, 1967-1991 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper

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Title: Daniel O. Graham papers, 1967-1991Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1967-1991

ID: ASM0492

Creator: Graham, Daniel O. (1926-1995)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Appointment books, Audiocassettes, Brochures, Certificates, Clippings, Invitations, Letters, Manuscripts, Notebooks, Notes, Passports, Photocopies, Reports, Slides (Photographs), Typescripts

Languages: English, Persian, Russian, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Daniel O. Graham papers contains a variety of materials from Graham's military career and his work in United States intelligence and defense. Included are Westmoreland vs. CBS trial papers, documents on Arlington politics, a series of drafts about Project High Frontier, materials on Soviet-American relations, materials on the Strategic Defense Initiative and the CIA, personal and official correspondence, press clippings and newspapers, manuscripts, articles, essays, awards, and other materials.

Biographical Note

Born in Portland, Oregon, Daniel O. Graham attended college at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He later attended the Army's Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. During his 30 years in the military, Graham saw active duty in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam.  Some key assignments included Estimator of Soviet and East European Affairs; the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army; the Office of National Estimates of the Central Intelligence Agency, Chief of Current Intelligence and Estimates for the Military Assistance Command in Vietnam; and Director of Collections, and Director of Estimates of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

From 1973-1974, Graham served as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and from 1974-1976 as Director of its military counterpart, the Defense Intelligence Agency. During his military career, Graham received some of the highest decorations our nation bestows: the Distinguished Service Medal; the Distinguished Intelligence Medal; the Legion of Merit with two oak-leaf clusters; and in 1980 the National Armed Services Award presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served as military advisor to Ronald Reagan in both the 1976 and 1980 Presidential campaigns.  In 1978, Graham became Co-Chairman of the Coalition for Peace through Strength.

In 1981, he founded and became Director of High Frontier.  Lieutenant General Graham (Ret.) passed away on 31 December 1995 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Subject/Index Terms

Arlington County (Va.) - Politics and government
Graham, Daniel Orrin, 1925-
High Frontier (Organization)
Military intelligence - United States
Psychiatry - Cuba
Strategic Defense Initiative
United States - Defenses
United States - Foreign relations - Soviet Union
United States. Army
United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Westmoreland, William C. (William Childs), 1914-2005

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Daniel O. Graham Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Preferred Citation: Daniel O. Graham Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

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Folder 1: Westmoreland vs. CBS trial papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Westmoreland vs. CBS trial papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Westmoreland vs. CBS trial papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Westmoreland vs. CBS trial papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Westmoreland vs. CBS trial papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Westmoreland vs. CBS trial papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Westmoreland vs. CBS trial papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Westmoreland trial - Plaintiff General William C. Westmoreland's Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendant CBS's Motion to Dismiss and for Summary JudgmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Westmoreland trial - Plaintiff's Counter-Statment of Undisputed Material Facts Pursuant to Local Rule 3(g)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Westmoreland trial - Appendix A--Affidavits Cited in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Defendant's MotionAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Westmoreland SuitAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Reagan/SDI/Salt IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Career Docs.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Personal History Statement - Gen. GrahamAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Arlington County Board Campaign & Other Potential Political ActivitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Arlington PoliticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: More Arlington CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Sino-Sov ConflictAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: SRI - Sov. ExchangeAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: SeminarsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Other letters - misc.Add to your cart.

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