Collection CLEARWATER - CLEARWATER, Dr John Murray (b 1966)

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CLEARWATER, Dr John Murray (b 1966)


  • 1943-1996 (Creation)

Level of description



8 boxes or 0.08 cubic metres

Scope and content

Typescript text of doctoral thesis entitled 'The birth of Strategic Arms Control during the Johnson Administration, 1964-1969', King's College London, 1996, with copies of US Government documents, 1964-1972, used by Clearwater in his research. Also, typescript transcripts of interviews with US politicians and foreign policy advisers, including Walt Rostow, Butch Fisher, Paul Warnke, (David) Dean Rusk, Clark McAdams Clifford, Alain Enthoven, Bus Wheeler, John McConnell, John Davis, Robert Strange McNamara and Paul H Nitze. Newspaper cuttings and articles, 1982-1983, relating to the Falklands War, 1982, from US, Argentinian and Canadian sources. Canadian and US newspaper cuttings, articles and copies of official documents relating to the USSR, 1943-1990.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1966; studied political science at the University of Winnipeg, Canada; awarded Master's degree on Soviet and Canadian military policy and nuclear weapons doctrine by Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1990; employed as analyst and historian for Air Command Headquarters, Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg, Canada, 1991-1992; former PhD student in the Department of War Studies, King's College London, 1993-1996; employed by the National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, Canada.

Publications: Canadian nuclear weapons (The untold story of Canada's Cold War arsenal) (Dundurn Press, Toronto, Canada, 1998).

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by Clearwater in 1993 and 1996.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

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Compiled Sep 1998

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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