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Garland Robertson Papers, 1981-1996 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Colleen McFarland

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ID: HM1/936

Primary Creator: Robertson, Garland

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Flat

Date Acquired: 02/20/2006

Subjects: Military chaplains, Persian Gulf War, 1991 - Chaplains, Robertson, Garland

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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  Materials include Robertson's unpublished autobiography, US Air Force documents and exhibits submitted in an inquiry concerning his actions in 1993, letters from congressional representatives and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.

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Military chaplains
Persian Gulf War, 1991 - Chaplains
Robertson, Garland

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 records carton

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Acquisition Source: Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Acc. 7210

Preferred Citation: Garland Robertson Papers, 1981-1996.  HM1-936.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.


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