Brackman, Arnold (1923-1983)
Scope:

The Arnold Brackman collection consists of manuscripts, research material, correspondence, photographs, journals and diaries, printed material, and other items.

Manuscripts by Brackman in the collection include The Communist Collapse in Indonesia (Norton, 1968); A Delicate Arrangement: The Strange Case of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace (Times Books, 1980); The Other Nuremberg: The Untold Story of the Tokyo War Crimes Trials (Morrow, 1987); film treatments; a script for television or radio broadcast; news articles; and other writings.

Research material in the collection is extensive. Most of the material pertains to The Other Nuremburg and The Communist Collapse in Indonesia, and dates from the 1950s through the 1980s. The material includes clippings, notes, microfilm, manuscripts, government reports, maps, photographs, magazines, books, pamphlets, charts, press releases, interview transcripts, and other items.

Correspondence in the collection consists of several letters, mostly dating from 1945 to 1992. Notable correspondence includes a letter from Douglas MacArthur naming Brackman a correspondent to Japan; and nineteen telegrams (and press releases) tracing Harry S. Truman’s reactions to false rumors of Nazi Germany’s surrender (1945); letters and notes regarding the Interuniversity Southeast Asia Committee; letters regarding the Los Angeles Times; a letter from Achmed Sukarno (1957).

Photographs in the collection include a box of over l00 negatives; several prints regarding the Vietnam War; a print of Brachman with Sukarno; Brachman visiting Bali in 1947; images of stamps; and photos of friends and family.

Journals and diaries in the collection include Brackman's journals regarding Asia and Indochina, and a weekly planner from 1980.

Printed material in the collection includes items regarding philately in Southeast Asia and the Dutch Indies (1945-1982), including catalogs, clippings, price lists, blank stamp book collection pages, magazines, booklets, fliers, and other items; articles and reviews regarding Brackman; published material by Brackman; and other items.

Other material in the collection includes financial material; legal material; several reproductions of various famous newspaper headlines and articles, for Brackman’s college course in the history of American journalism; Brachman’s collection of Southeast Asian and Dutch Indies stamps, including mint sheet albums, stamp albums, uncut press sheets, envelopes with franked stamps, and loose stamps; an ink drawing by Edward J. Dillon; paintings of Chinese scenes; and notebooks regarding courses on Asian and Indonesian history at Western Connecticut State College (1971-1972).

Notable Figures
1. Brackman, Arnold C.
Associated Subjects
1. Journalism Subject Guide
2. The Vietnam War Subject Guide
3. Asia, Southeastern
4. Authors, American
5. Journalists -- United States
6. East Asia
7. Journalism – United States
8. Photographs