TABLE OF CONTENTS


Collection Summary

Biographical History

Scope and Content of the Collection

Administrative Information

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Arrangement of the Collection

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1989-1999

Series 2: Memoranda, 1991-1997

Series 3: Board Meetings 1990-1994

Series 4: Drafts for Publications and related materials, 1990-1999

Series 5: Presentations, 1992-1998

Series 6: Documents about Panama Canal Treaty

Series 7: General Historical and Background Information about Panama, the Canal and the Panama Canal Commission

Series 8: Future of the Canal

Series 9: Governance and Financial Reports

Series 10: Reports of the Office of the Inspector General

Series 11: Guidelines, Laws and Bylaws

Series 12: Memoranda of Understanding

Series 13: Publications about an Increase in Tolls

Series 14: Proposal 090960

Series 15: Lavecchia Trial

Series 16: Employment Policies

Series 17: Education of Panama Canal Employees

Series 18: Economic and Business Outlook

Series 19: Marketing Program

Series 20: Atlantic Council of the United States

Series 21: Universal Congress of The Panama Canal

Series 22: Information regarding Japan

Series 23: Papers on H.R. 1558 and H.R. 2950

Series 24: Report for His Excellency Guillermo Endara Galimany

Series 25: Proceedings

Series 26: Miscellaneous Minutes

Series 27: Letters, phone calls in non paper media

Series 28: Unclassified Papers

Series 29: Random Notes

Series 30: Administration

Series 31: Biographical Information

Series 32: Shipping Information and Statistics on Cargo

Series 33: Gaillard Cut/ Widening Program

Series 34: Research on Grain Statistics and Employment Statistics

Series 35: On-site visits

Series 36: Itineraries and Agendas

Series 37: Telephone Numbers and Addresses, Congressional Yellow Book

Series 38: Exhibits, The End of an Era: The Transfer of the Panama Canal and Selections from the Panama Canal Collection

Series 39: Clippings

Series 40: Magazines

Series 41: Newsletter, The Spillway

Series 42: Daily News Summary

Series 43: Noriega Trial Transcripts

Series 44: Videos and Power Point Presentations on Flash Drive

Series 45: Selected Panama Canal Photographs Index 1904-1939

Series 46: Ephemera

Series 47: Newspapers

Series 48: Photographs, and Postcards

Series 49: Maps and Engineering Diagrams about the Canal Region

Series 50: Memorabilia

Series 51: Flat File

Series 52: Global Passage Exhibit

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A Guide to the Collection



Collection Summary

Repository: Adelphi University
Creator: McMillan, Robert
Title: Panama Canal Collection Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1846-2004
Bulk Dates: 1989-1994
Quantity: 30 linear feet
Abstract: The Panama Canal Commission (PCC) was established as an independent agency in 1979, superseding the Canal Zone Government and the Panama Canal Company. The PCC operated and maintained the Panama Canal in cooperation with the Republic of Panama from 1979-1999. Mr. McMillan began sending Adelphi material soon after he was appointed to the Commission and donated a large number of materials in 1999.
Language: Collection materials are in English, French, and Spanish.

Biographical History

After completing his undergraduate work at Adelphi, Robert R. McMillan received his JD degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1960. In addition to his distinguished legal career, Mr. McMillan has served on or headed numerous government, community, and private sector boards and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Adelphi University. An advocate of community service, Mr. McMillan founded the Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc. for affordable housing in 1987. More recently, in 2002, he became the first non-physician member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. Mr. McMillan was appointed to the Board of the Panama Canal Commission by President George Bush in 1989 and served as its Chairman from 1993-1994, the only non-Department of Defense official to do so.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

The Panama Canal Collection is a diverse collection of materials which give a historical perspective of Panama, the Panama Canal and the Panama Canal Commission. Also included is material relating to the strategic and economic importance of the Canal in today’s global economy. The collection consists of correspondence created by Robert McMillan (board member and Chairman of the Panama Canal Commission), correspondence to Mr. McMillan and correspondence generated by other members of the board and other important figures. Also in the collection are essays, articles and chapters for Mr. McMillan’s book Global Passage. There is also a superb collection of manuscripts about the Panama Canal. The preponderance of materials concerns the Panama Canal Commission and the period between 1989 and 1999. Included are reports concerning educational and employment practices, administration, regulations, presentations, financial reports, government reports, audits, newsletters (the Spillway), press releases, proposals, proceedings, ephemera and tourist guides, photos and memorabilia.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was donated by Robert McMillan starting in the 1990s, and donations continue to the present (2008).

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item; Date (if known), Robert R. McMillan Panama Canal Collection, University Archives and Special Collections, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 11530.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The Panama Canal Collection is open to research. Photocopies of fragile materials are provided for researchers in lieu of the originals.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from Adelphi University Archives and Special Collections. Researchers are responsible for copyright compliance.

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Subject and Genre Headings

Persons:

McMillan, Robert R.

Topics:

Atlantic Council of the United States
Panama Canal (Panama)--Economic aspects
Panama Canal (Panama)--History -20th Century
Panama Canal (Panama)--International status
Panama--Foreign relations--United States
Panama--History--1981-
United States –Foreign relations--Panama
United States. Panama Canal Commission

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in 52 series:

Series 1: Correspondence 1989-1999
Series 2: Memoranda
Series 3: Board Meetings and Personnel and Security Meetings, 1990-1994
Series 4: Drafts for publications, and related materials, 1990-1999
Series 5: Presentations 1977-1998
Series 6: Documents about the Panama Canal Treaty, undated
Series 7: General Historical and Background Information about Panama, the Canal and the Panama Canal Commission, undated, 1994-1995
Series 8: Future of Panama undated, 1994-1995
Series 9: Governance and Financial Reports 1980-1997
Series 10: Office of the Inspector General, 1991-1994
Series 11: Guidelines, Laws and Bylaws, 1982-1998
Series 12: Memoranda of Understanding, 1979-1994
Series 13: Publications about Increase in Tolls, 1992
Series 14: Proposal 090960, 1992-1993
Series 15: Lavecchia Trial, 1994
Series 16: Employment Policies, undated, 1990-1994
Series 17: Education of Panama Canal Employees, 1991-1994
Series 18: Economic and Business Outlook, 1991-1999
Series 19: Marketing Program of PCC, Nov. and Dec. 1992
Series 20: Atlantic Council of the United States Papers, 1994-1996
Series 21: Universal Congress of the Panama Canal Papers, 1997
Series 22: Information about Japan, 1991-1995
Series 23: Papers on H.R. 1558 and H.R. 2950, 1991
Series 24: Report for His Excellency Guillermo Endara Galimany, 1991
Series 25: Unclassified Papers, 1992-1994
Series 26: Proceedings, 1993-1994
Series 27: Miscellaneous Minutes, 1990-1994
Series 28: Letters, phone calls etc in non paper media, 1994
Series 29: Random Notes, 1993-1997
Series 30: Administration, 1989-1990
Series 31: Biographical Information, 1983-1999
Series 32: Shipping Information and Statistics on Cargo, undated, 1991-1994
Series 33: Gaillard Cut / Widening Programs, 1987-1994
Series 34: Research on Grain Statistics and Employment Statistics, 1995
Series 35: Itineraries and Agendas, 1990-1994
Series 36: Congressional Yellow Book and Telephone Numbers and Addresses, undated, 1990
Series 37: On-site visits, 1992-1995
Series 38: The Exhibit, The End of an Era: The Transfer of the Panama Canal, December 1999-January, 2000 and Selections from the Panama Canal Collection, 2008
Series 39: Clippings, 1983-1990
Series 40: Magazines, 1906-1999
Series 41: Newsletter, Spillway, 1990-1999
Series 42: Daily News Summaries, 1991-1999
Series 43: Noriega Trial Transcripts 1991-1992
Series 44: Videos and Flash Drive Power Point Presentations undated, 1993-1995
Series 45: Selected Panama Canal Photographs Index, 1967
Series 46: Ephemera, undated, 1906-2004
Series 47: Newspapers, 1880-1999
Series 48: Photographs and Postcards, 1906-1997
Series 49: Maps and Engineering Diagrams about the Canal Region, undated, 1910, 1945
Series 50: Memorabilia, 1850-1999
Series 51: Flat File, 1908-1994
Series 52: Global Passage Exhibit, December 2, 2009-January 10, 2010

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series 1: Correspondence, 1989-1999
The Correspondence Series contains letters written to and from Mr. McMillan concerning the Panama Canal Commission as well as letters written to and from other members of the Commission and prominent Panamanians. Also included are correspondence from notable figures who were involved in the construction and operation of the Canal, as well as the presiding presidents and dignitaries from the United States and Panama.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Subseries A: Correspondence From: Mr. McMillan  
Box Folder
1 1 A-C 1990-1999
2 D-H  1990-1997
3 J-M 1990-1997
4 N-Q  1990-1998
5 R  1990-1996
Box Folder
2 1 S-T 1992-1996
2 V  1990-1998
3 W-Z 1993-1997
4 Miscellaneous  undated
Subseries B: Correspondence To: Mr. McMillan  
Box Folder
2 5 A-D  1990-1999
6 E-L  1991-1997
7 M-P 1990-1997
Box Folder
3 1 R  1989-1992
2 R continued  1993-1995
3 S-Z 1990-1997
Subseries C: From Others 
Box Folder
3 4 A-P  1915, 1988-1995
5 R  1902, 1991-1994
6 S-V 1992-1997

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Series 2: Memoranda, 1991-1997
Memoranda include the internal mail correspondence of the Panama Canal Collection.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Subseries A: Memoranda to the Board of Directors 1990-1997
Box Folder
4 1  1998-1990
2  1991
3  1992
4  1992
5  1992
6  1992
7  1993
Box Folder
5 1  1993
2  1993
3  1994
4  1994
5  1994
6  1995-97
Subseries B: Memoranda to the Chairman of the Board 1990-1994
Box Folder
6 1  1990-1991
2-3  1992
4  1993-1994
Subseries C: Memoranda to the Inspector General 
Box Folder
6 5  1993-1994
Subseries D: Memoranda to the Secretary of the Army and the Under Secretary of the Army 
Box Folder
6 6  1993-1994
Subseries E: Memoranda to the Secretary of PCC 
Box Folder
6 7  1992-1994
Subseries F: Memoranda to the Personnel Director and members of the Personnel and Security Committee 
Box Folder
6 8  1993-1994
Subseries G: Memoranda to the Executive Committee 
Box Folder
6 9  1993-1994
Subseries H: Memoranda to the Administrator  
Box Folder
6 10  1991-1994
Subseries I: Executive Committee Papers  
Box Folder
10  1994 January 29

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Series 3: Board Meetings 1990-1994
Memoranda include the internal mail correspondence of the Panama Canal Collection.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
7 No. 90-2  1990 January 31-1990 February 11
No. 91-2  1991 January 16-17
No. 91-4  1991 July 11
No. 92-1  1991 October 23
Box Folder
8 No. 92-2  1992 January 30
No. 92-3  1992 April 9
No. 92-4  1992 July 16
No. 93-1  1992 October 28
No. 93-2  1992 January 11
Box Folder
9 No. 93-3  1993 April 7
No. 93-4  1993 July 14
No. 94-1  1993 October 27
No. 94-2  1994 January 26
No. 94-3  1994 April 13
No. 94-4  1994 July 13

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Series 4: Drafts for Publications and related materials, 1990-1999
The Publications Series includes in Subseries A: speeches, articles, pamphlets and essays. These materials are related to Mr. McMillan’s book, Global Passage and reflect Mr. McMillan’s opinions on a variety of subjects pertaining to the Panama Canal. These papers concern issues such as the transition of authority of the Panama from the United States government to Panamanian government and remarks on the general state of affairs in Panama from 1990-1999. In subseries B are several of the drafts for the chapters in this book. Also included in this subseries are information and notes compiled by Mr. McMillan in his research for Global Passage. In Subseries C are reflections and notes made by Mr. McMillan.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Subseries A: Speeches Articles Pamphlets and Essays 1990-1999
Box Folder
10 1  1990-1999
Subseries B: Chapters for Book Global Passage including notes and information collected in the process of research for the chapters 
Box Folder
10 1-19  
Box Folder
11 1-6  
Subseries C: Reflections, Notes made by Robert McMillan  
Box Folder
11 7  undated

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Series 5: Presentations, 1992-1998
These include presentations and statements given by members of the Panama Canal Commission and others who played an important role in the governance and functioning of the Panama Canal.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Subseries A: General Presentations 
Box Folder
12 1 A-D 1977-1998
2 E-H  1993-1994
3 J-S  1992-1993
4 T-Z  1992-1993
Subseries B: Catastrophic Insurance Program 
Box Folder
12 5 undated

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Series 6: Documents about Panama Canal Treaty
These documents describe the guiding principles of the Treaty and include documents about its meaning and impact.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
12 6 undated

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Series 7: General Historical and Background Information about Panama, the Canal and the Panama Canal Commission
These materials include various types of information which contain historical and general information about the history of the Panama and the Canal.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
12 7 1846-1912
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Series 8: Future of the Canal
The future of the Panama Canal concerns initiatives created while the Panama Canal Commission was in operation. It concerns the projected future of the Canal from the viewpoint of the given timeframe. Much of the material concerns the transition of the governance of the Canal from the United States to the Republic of Panama.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
12 9 undated, 1994-1995

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Series 9: Governance and Financial Reports
These reports concern the Governing and Financial Integrity of the Panama Canal Commission and the Panama Canal region.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Subseries A: Publications about Assessment of Governance and Financial Management, Audits, Budget Programs, and Ten Year Report  
Box Folder
13 1-8 1980-1996
Subseries B: The Organic Law of the Panama Canal Authority 
Box Folder
13 9 1993-1996
Subseries C: Legislative Recommendations, Assessments, Amendments and General Recommendations concerning governance of the Panama Canal Commission and region. 
Box Folder
13 10-13 1993-1995

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Series 10: Reports of the Office of the Inspector General
Contains materials generated by and about the Inspector General including publications memoranda and correspondence. These include publications such as semiannual reports from 1991 through 1994, and annual reports for 1993 and 1994, a report on actions needed to strengthen OIG at designated federal entities as well as various reports on specific subjects handled by the OIG.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
14 1-24 1992-1994

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Series 11: Guidelines, Laws and Bylaws
The Guidelines, Laws and Bylaws are issues that concern the governance of the Canal and include the general mission statement of the Panama Canal Commission, its regulations, and charters.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
15 1

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Series 12: Memoranda of Understanding
These materials regard “the consultation of U.S. agencies operating in Panama and the coordination of the policies and activities of the agencies.” Of note are materials concerning the relationship between the Panama Canal Commission and the Pilots Branch.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
15 2

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Series 13: Publications about an Increase in Tolls
These publications by the Panama Canal Commission Board of Directors concern the increase in tolls.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Subseries A: Proposal To Increase Tolls 
Box Folder
15 3 1992 April
Subseries B: Panama Canal Tolls Hearing 
Box Folder
15 4-5 1992 June 4
Subseries C: Report of Panel on Proposed changes in Rates of Tolls  
Box Folder
15 6 1992 July

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Series 14: Proposal 090960
Panama Canal Commission developed Proposal 090960 to procure advisory services for the Board of Directors in December of 1992. Included in this series are a procurement package, proposals in response to the request for advisory services, correspondence pertaining to the proposal as well as papers giving the credentials of those responding, evaluation of the responses, and papers dealing with procurement integrity
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
16 1-5 1993

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Series 15: Lavecchia Trial
Included in these papers are Press Releases and related materials about the Lavecchia trial concerning racketeering charges. Lavecchia served as Chief of the Panama Canal Commission’s Logistical Support Division (1986-1990).
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
16 6 1994

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Series 16: Employment Policies
Policies include Panamanian participation in key operations, their wage adjustments, pensions and medical care costs, employment procedures concerning minority groups, overtime and temporaries as well as retirement.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
17 1-19 1990-1994

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Series 17: Education of Panama Canal Employees
These materials concern training for management as well as executive positions with special attention to educating qualified managers to sustain the Canal up to and after the year 2000. Also included is some information about the training of Latin American Soldiers at the School of the Americas.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
18 1-19 1990-1994

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Series 18: Economic and Business Outlook
These materials provide information about possibilities for economic investment in Panama, especially the future of foreign investment in Panama’s economy and real estate. Also included is information about Interoceanic Region Authority of Panama which includes materials about the Maritime Sector, Industrial Parks and Tourism.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
19 1-2 1991-1999

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Series 19: Marketing Program
The Marketing Program is a part of the Budget and Finance Committee charter and concerns the promotion of the use of the Panama Canal
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
19 3-4 1992-1996

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Series 20: Atlantic Council of the United States
Atlantic Council is an entity which is involved in international dialog to develop international policy in this case with respect to Panama.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Subseries A: Correspondence with Atlantic Council 
Box Folder
19 5 1994-1996
Subseries B: Background Information (including list of members), Draft of Policy Papers and Bulletin 
Box Folder
19 6 1995-1996
Subseries C: Publications  
Box Folder
19 7-8 1994-1996

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Series 21: Universal Congress of The Panama Canal
The Congress was formed as a response to the transition of the Canal from US control to Panamanian Control. Its goal was to address issues concerning the transfer including status and future of the waterways as well as opportunities for investment in the area.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Subseries A: Correspondence  
Box Folder
20 1 1997
Subseries B: Remarks, Photos and Ephemera  
Box Folder
20 2 1997
Subseries C: Publications 
Box Folder
20 3 1997

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Series 22: Information regarding Japan
Included are comments on Japan by Mr. McMillan who stresses the idea that Japan at the time of the Canal’s transition from U.S. to Panamanian control, was seeking to have an important role in the supervision of the Canal. During that time, Japan had a lot at stake with respect to the Canal. In essence, Mr. McMillan believed Japan would benefit greatly if it controlled the Canal and that it had every intention to do so. Also included are remarks made by Consul General Ito who discussed Japan’s relationship with the Panama Canal as of June1993. Furthermore in these papers are transcripts from the trial of Manuel Noriega, where he was implicated as having received “bribes” from Japanese businesses with interests in controlling the Canal.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
20 4-6

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Series 23: Papers on H.R. 1558 and H.R. 2950
These include some correspondence and background information concerning the respective Bills. H.R. 1558 is a Bill “to amend the Panama Canal Act of 1979 to provide for a Chairman of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission and for other purposes.” H.R. 2950 concerns the defense sites and military installation built by the United States and their exclusive use by Panama.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
20 7 1991

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Series 24: Report for His Excellency Guillermo Endara Galimany
This report includes “recommendations for the short, medium and long term effective management of the reverting assets, as well as recommendations for the future optimum administration of the Panama Canal.”
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
20 8 1991

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Series 25: Proceedings
Proceedings by Miller Reporting basically are the transcripts of board meetings as recorded by Miller Reporting. They concern both the nomination of Robert McMillan to Chairman of the Board in October 1993 and the replacement of Mr. McMillan in 1994 by Joe Reeder. Also included are miscellaneous transcripts from awards ceremonies.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
20 9-10 1985-1994

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Series 26: Miscellaneous Minutes
Included in the Minutes are those from the Personnel Committee, the Personnel and Security Committee, the Operating Committee, the PCC Transition Committee, and the Audit Committee.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
20 11 1990-1994

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Series 27: Letters, phone calls in non paper media
Included are a floppy disk of a Freedom of Information Act sample letter and a phone call with J. Reeder on cassette.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
20 12 1994

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Series 28: Unclassified Papers
Included in these papers are the statements made by various politicians about the governance and welfare of Panama and the Canal. Topics covered include the Noriega trial, democratic elections, drug trafficking as well as the investment of the Chinese in the operation of ports in Panama.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
20 13 1992-1994

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Series 29: Random Notes
These provide a unique opportunity to see the thought process involved in Mr. McMillan’s decision making. For the most part the notes are from the period of 1994-1997 and concern issues involved in maintaining the Canal and the administration of the Panama Canal Commission.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
21 1 1993-1997

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Series 30: Administration
Included are functional charts describing the different levels of management for the Office of the Administrator and Staff, Office of Financial Management, Office of Personnel Administration, Marine Bureau, and General Service Bureau. Also included is information concerning the administration of the Engineering and Construction Bureau of the Industrial Division.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
21 2 undated, 1989

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Series 31: Biographical Information
The biographical information described is that of Robert McMillan as well as other notable officials
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
21 3 undated, 1983-1999

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Series 32: Shipping Information and Statistics on Cargo
Shipping information consists of The Marine Directors advisory to shipping and The Marine Bureau mailing list of shipping companies. The Cargo statistics give detailed information about commodity movements through the Canal, Canal traffic and toll revenue as well as details about cargo with destinations other than the U.S.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
21 4 undated, 1991-1994

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Series 33: Gaillard Cut/ Widening Program
The materials included concern the fact that a greater number of Panama vessels began traversing the Canal and there was concern as to whether the Canal could accommodate those vessels. Discussed in these papers is the time frame for the widening of the Gaillard Cut. Also included is information about The Canal Alternatives Study regarding the feasibility of a sea level Canal in Panama.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
21 5 undated, 1987-1991

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Series 34: Research on Grain Statistics and Employment Statistics
This includes statistics published by Agricultural Outlook, an economic research service of the United States Department of Agriculture published in April 1995. Also included are statistics on employment and earnings issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics in March of 1995.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
21 6 1995

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Series 35: On-site visits
These include materials about visits by Panama Canal Commission members to different regions of the Panama Canal during 1992-1993
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
21 7 1992-1993

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Series 36: Itineraries and Agendas
These materials include some invitations and itineraries, as well as guest lists of Panama Canal Commission meetings and miscellaneous agendas for working meetings of the Commission.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
21 8 undated, 1990-1994

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Series 37: Telephone Numbers and Addresses, Congressional Yellow Book
These include telephone numbers and addresses of the members of the board of the Panama Canal Commission and many others found in Mr. McMillan’s papers.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
21 9 undated, 1994-1995

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Series 38: Exhibits, The End of an Era: The Transfer of the Panama Canal and Selections from the Panama Canal Collection
The End of an Era: The Transfer of the Panama Canal exhibit took place from December 7, 1999 to January 21, 2000 at Swirbul Library of Adelphi University. Contained in this exhibit are two bound preliminary chapters for Global Passage. These are “America Swings a Big Stick and The Patrimony of Panama. Also included is the video “A Quick Look at the Panama Canal”, a flyer with a selected bibliography, and a newspaper clipping from Long Island Newsday concerning the exhibit. Also included in the series are the exhibit labels for the Selections from the Panama Canal Collection exhibit of 2008.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
22 1999-2000, 2008

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Series 39: Clippings
Clippings include articles from various periodicals. Articles included are from leading newspapers in the United States and from newspapers in Panama. They range in dates from 1903 to 1998. Also included in this collection are press releases, news obtained through the internet and articles from leading magazines in the United States.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
23 1-6 1903-1999
Box Folder
24 1-12 1973-2009

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Series 40: Magazines
Included are magazines such as Cosmopolitan from 1906, Liberty from 1941 and Life from 1957. There are a variety of magazines dating from 1974 through 1997. They contain historical information about the Canal, the industry supported by the Canal and investments which pertain to it, and describe the Canal as a key element in international trade.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
25 1 to 6 1906-1999

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Series 41: Newsletter, The Spillway
The Spillway was the first Canal newspaper published in 1962. It is published in both English and Spanish and contains articles about the Panama Canal its operation, administration and infrastructure.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
26 1-5 1990-1995
Box Folder
27 1-4 1996-1999

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Series 42: Daily News Summary
The Daily News Summary was published by the Office of Public Affairs of the Panama Canal Commission and is a translation and summary of local Panamanian news. Included are summaries from La Prensa, La Estrella, El Panama America, El Siglo and Critica Libre.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
28 1-10 1991-1992
Box Folder
29 1-11 1993
Box Folder
30 1-10 1994
Box Folder
31 1-12 1995
Box Folder
32 1-12 1996
Box Folder
33 1-12 1997
Box Folder
34 1-14 1988-1989

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Series 43: Noriega Trial Transcripts
The trial papers are the complete transcript of the trial of General Manuel Noriega the Military Dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989. He was convicted under federal charges of cocaine trafficking, racketeering and money laundering. His trial began in 1991 and he was convicted in 1992.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
35-36

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Series 44: Videos and Power Point Presentations on Flash Drive
These include A Quick Look at Panama and The Panama Canal It’s Something to See as well as footage of a Board Meeting, a video created for the 75th Anniversary of the Canal, and a Modern Marvels Video. The Power Point presentations include the following subjects: The French failure at the Panama Canal, Theodore Roosevelt’s Success, The Transformation of Panama and the Panama Canal and Columns: Marilyn Monroe to Vietnam and Iraq.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
37 undated, 1993-1995

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Series 45: Selected Panama Canal Photographs Index 1904-1939
This collection contains table of contents and indexes for volume 24, pages 1-101. This volume belongs to a larger collection which has, “twenty four volumes containing 2,233 photographs selected from about 16,000 glass plate negatives to provide a photographic history of the construction and operation of the Panama Canal”, from 1904-1939. This volume was published by the Administrative Services Division of the Panama Canal Company in Balboa Heights of The Canal Zone in 1967.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
38 1967

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Series 46: Ephemera
Included in Ephemera are many items of interest including business pamphlets, art pamphlets, travel guides and tourist information, commemorative magazines and albums, holiday cards and invitations, color prints, stamp collections, as well as decorative books with color plates, and other miscellaneous items.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
38-40 1906-2004

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Series 47: Newspapers
Among the newspapers collected are the New York Tribune from 1906 and the Los Angeles Herald of 1903. Also included are front pages from the Illustrated London News from 1880 and issues of the Youths Companion from 1903 and the Journal de Finances from 1904 as well as The Canal Record of 1907. (These are housed in the oversized flat boxes.)
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
40 and 44 1880-1999

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Series 48: Photographs, and Postcards
The Panama Canal Collection includes an extensive collection of photographs, and post cards. Included are postcards and some photographs from the period of Canal construction. Most photographs in the collection are primarily from the 1990s and include photos of Robert McMillan presiding over board meetings, photos of Panama just after Operation Just Cause, the inauguration of Ernesto Balladeres as president of Panama as well as a trip made in 1997 to the region by Mr. McMillan. Also included are panoramic views of the canal region and autochrome photographs by Harrison from 1913. (These are housed in separate flat boxes)
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
40-43 1906-1997

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Series 49: Maps and Engineering Diagrams about the Canal Region
Included in this series are a Profile and Yardage Estimate on the Canal by the Isthmian Canal Commission from 1910, a undated small map of the Canal Zone and profile Diagram of the Isthmus and Canal, and a Plan for a Sea Level Canal issued by the Panama Canal Department of Operation and Maintenance created in 1945 by H. Ehrman with a cross section on side a and a map on side b. Also in this collection is an oversized map of the Canal Zone and vicinity with both the Atlantic and Pacific regions. Also included are other miscellaneous maps of the region from the period before and after the constructions of the canal. (These are housed in an oversized flat box)
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
44 undated, 1910, 1945

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Series 50: Memorabilia
Memorabilia includes the following: a commemorative plaque signed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, a plaque honoring the swearing in of Robert McMillan to the Panama Canal Commission in 1989, a Panama Canal Commission Mission statement plaque from 1990 and a framed Flag from the Panama Canal Commissions office presented to Robert McMillan in 1999. Other plaques include Two French Stock Certificates issued to support the building of the Panama Canal in the late 1800’s. Other Memorabilia include I.D. badges from employees who worked on the construction of the Canal, watch fobs, souvenir and commemorative medals and coins, a commemorative plate, paper weights, an engraved memento, playing cards, Panama Canal puzzles, coasters from the mail ship between Panama and the U.S. and a book end made from a piece of railroad which traversed Panama in 1850. Also included are several prints from 1908. Many of the oversized framed items are currently housed on separate shelves.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
45-51 1850-1999

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Series 51: Flat File
These are items which cannot be housed in boxes. They include a framed photograph of construction of the canal from 1913 and an undated Birds Eye View map of the Canal. Also included are matted photographs from both 1908 and 1994, and Panoramic views from 1908.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
1908-1994

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Series 52: Global Passage Exhibit
These materials were collected while creating the Global Passage Exhibit which was held from December 2, 2009 to January 10, 2010. They contain an invitation list, invitations the guest book, exhibit planning, lists of framed items, dimensions and locations of items used in the exhibit as well as donation lists, the exhibit labels and miscellaneous papers involved with the exhibit. Also included is a DVD with a media loop of various videos and power point presentations about Panama.
Arranged chronologically when dates available, otherwise alphabetically.
Box Folder
52-54 1850-1999

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