Fonds 2016 - John M. Carland fonds

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UTA 2016


John M. Carland fonds


  • 1972-2021; predominant 1972-2000 (Creation)

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Dr. John Michael Carland (b. 1942) is an author, professor, and former historian for the United States Department of State.

Carland grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received an undergraduate degree in political science and history from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an M.A. in political science from the City College of New York. Afterwards, Carland pursued doctoral work under the supervision of Archibald Paton Thornton at the University of Toronto. He received is Ph.D. in 1977 for his thesis, Colonial Office Staff and Nigeria: 1898 to 1914.

From 1985 to 2002, Carland worked as a historian the U.S. Army Center of Military History as where he became a subject specialist on US Army operations in the Vietnam War. He then moved to the Office of the Historian at United States Department of State where he remained until 2013. Carland has also taught at the University of Kentucky and George Mason University on topics such as Imperial, English, Canadian history as well as the history of the Vietnam War.

Carland has published works related to militaries, imperial history, and the Vietnam War, including: The Colonial Office and Nigeria, 1898–1914 (1985); Combat Operations: Stemming the Tide, May 1965–October 1966 (2000); Vietnam, January--October 1972 (2010); Vietnam, October 1972–January 1973 (2010); and Vietnam: The Kissinger-Le Duc Tho Negotiations, August 1969–December 1973 (2017).

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Fonds primarily consists of Carland’s correspondence with A. P. Thorton and C. P. Stacey, two prominent history professors with whom Carland studied as a doctoral student at the University of Toronto. Records also include news clippings and correspondence with historian Norman Hillmer related to C. P. Stacey.

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Entered into AtoM by Ashley Buttineau, 25 April 2023




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  • Box: B2022-0012/001

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