Collection Number: U21.U55

Collection Title: United States Army Psychological Operations Publications, 1983-1998

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract The Psychological Operations Company was originally called the Psychological Warfare School, later reorganized as the United States Army Psychological Operations Company. It is headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is part of John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. The collection comprises publications of the Psychological Operations Company of the United States Army, including propaganda leaflets distributed as part of various United States invasions, posters, newsletters, booklets, and small graphic materials.
Creator United States. Army. Psychological Operations Company (Fort Bragg, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in United States Army Psychological Operations publications (U21.U55), Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Steven Rankin, March 1, 2002
Sensitive Materials Statement
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The Psychological Operations Company was originally called the Psychological Warfare School, later reorganized as the United States Army Psychological Operations Company. It is headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is part of John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

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The collection comprises publications of the Psychological Operations Company of the United States Army, including propaganda leaflets distributed as part of various United States invasions, posters, newsletters, booklets, and small graphic materials.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Gulf War, 1991-1994.

47 items.
Folder 1

Booklets #U21.U55, Series: "1. Gulf War, 1991-1994." Folder 1

Psychological operations: support for operations provide comfort (24 pages, 1994); 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne): Leaflets of the Persian Gulf War (27 pages, circa 1994)

Folder 2

Posters #U21.U55, Series: "1. Gulf War, 1991-1994." Folder 2

Eleven posters in Arabic and English. Messages include: Keep out; Military area keep out; Food issue; Benzine; Toilet; Water point; Do not wash here; Vehicle repair; Enter here; Medical point; Diesel.

Folder 3

Leaflets #U21.U55, Series: "1. Gulf War, 1991-1994." Folder 3

Leaflets in Arabic and English on humanitarian assistance and other topics, circa 1991-1994.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Operation Bright Star (United States-Egypt), 1990-1995.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada, 1983.

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4 items.
Folder 7

Fliers #U21.U55, Series: "5. Bosnian Operation, 1996." Folder 7

Three fliers regarding checkpoints, 1996, and one flier relating to a Red Cross airlift.

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3 items.
Folder 8

Booklet and fliers #U21.U55, Series: "6. Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti 1994-1995." Folder 8

Psyop support to Operation Uphold Democracy: a psychological victory (24 pages 1995); two informational fliers

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Cobra Gold Operations, Thailand, 1993-1995.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Somalian Operations (Operation Restore Hope, Operation United Shield), 1992-1993, 1995.

56 items.
Folder 10

Booklets and informational fliers #U21.U55, Series: "8. Somalian Operations (Operation Restore Hope, Operation United Shield), 1992-1993, 1995." Folder 10

Booklet: Psychological operations in support of Operation Restore Hope (22 pages, 1993); booklet: Joint Psyop Task Force United Shield: psychological operations campaign (36 pages, 1995); 4 informational fliers in Somali

Folder 11

Fliers and related materials #U21.U55, Series: "8. Somalian Operations (Operation Restore Hope, Operation United Shield), 1992-1993, 1995." Folder 11

49 informational fliers in Somali and English; one Somali Police Force ID card; subject matter includes dangerous situations relating to American landing and useful phrases for American soldiers

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Operation Just Cause, Panama, 1989.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 10. United States Mine Awareness Team, Cambodia, undated.

7 items.
Folder 13

Miscellaneous mine recognition material #U21.U55, Series: "10. United States Mine Awareness Team, Cambodia, undated." Folder 13

One identification sticker; one identification badge; one sheet of mine safety stickers; four mine recognition fliers.

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3 items.
Folder 14

Materials from various exercises and missions #U21.U55, Series: "11. Miscellany, circa 1990-1993." Folder 14

One flier from 1998 Foal Eagle Exercise, Korea; one flier signed Bernard Rodjerz [Rodgers], General, Spojene Staty; one plastic bag with picture of mine part and instruction in Vietnamese.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 12. Large posters and newspapers, circa 1989-1993.

9 items.
Folder 15

Cambodia #U21.U55, Series: "12. Large posters and newspapers, circa 1989-1993." Folder 15

Mine recognition poster.

Folder 16

Panama #U21.U55, Series: "12. Large posters and newspapers, circa 1989-1993." Folder 16

Three posters from Operation Just Cause; newspaper: Nueva república , 9 enero 1990

Folder 17

Somalia #U21.U55, Series: "12. Large posters and newspapers, circa 1989-1993." Folder 17

Poster on food distribution; three issues of Rajo newsletter (Operation Restore Hope, 1993)

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roberta Engleman, July 2007

Encoded by: Roberta Engleman, July 2007

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