Garland Robertson Papers, 1981-1996
[Back to Formatted Version]
Brief Description:

These papers document the struggle of a Baptist military chaplain against the US Air Force to remain a military chaplain while speaking out against the morailty of the First Gulf War.  Materials include Robertson's unpublished autobiography, US Air Force documents and exhibits submitted in an inquiry concerning his actions in 1993, letters from congressional representatives and supporters, transcriptions of interviews for a 1994  Dateline NBC television special and viewer reactions, and court documents.  This collection also includes Garland's Ph.D. thesis.

Robertson was discharged from the US Air Force in 1993.  He became a Mennonite pastor and served Austin Mennonite Church in Austin, Tex. and Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: JasonK [at]
Record Series Number: HM1/936
Created by: Robertson, Garland
Volume: 1.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 02/20/2006.
Arrangement: Flat
Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.
Subject Index
Military chaplains
Persian Gulf War, 1991 - Chaplains
Robertson, Garland
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.
Acquisition Notes: Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Acc. 7210
PreferredCitation: Garland Robertson Papers, 1981-1996.  HM1-936.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.