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Charles Holt Gulf War letters

 Collection — Folder: S2930
Identifier: S2930

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three letters created by Bryan Keith Despain(?) and John DeClue to Charles Holt in Kuwait, as well as the members of Union Hill Baptist Church in the United States from 1991 regarding Persian Gulf War.

Dates

  • 1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts

Historical Note

"Persian Gulf War, also called Gulf War, (1990–91), international conflict that was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, ordered the invasion and occupation of Kuwait with the apparent aim of acquiring that nation’s large oil reserves, canceling a large debt Iraq owed Kuwait, and expanding Iraqi power in the region. On August 3 the United Nations Security Council called for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait, and on August 6 the council imposed a worldwide ban on trade with Iraq. (The Iraqi government responded by formally annexing Kuwait on August 8.) Iraq’s invasion and the potential threat it then posed to Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer and exporter, prompted the United States and its western European NATO allies to rush troops to Saudi Arabia to deter a possible attack. Egypt and several other Arab nations joined the anti-Iraq coalition and contributed forces to the military buildup, known as Operation Desert Shield. Iraq meanwhile built up its occupying army in Kuwait to about 300,000 troops."

Excerpt from: "Persian Gulf War." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Last updated March 9, 2018. Accessed March 20, 2018. https://www.britannica.com/event/Persian-Gulf-War.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Charles Holt on 1991/06.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/02/05 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2018/02/05 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid revised 2018/02/22 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2018/03/20 by Brittany Kropf.
Title
Charles Holt Gulf War letters
Status
Completed
Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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