Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baath Party Documents at Hoover to Remain in US?

There is potentially a significant development in the debate over the Baath Party documents at the Hoover Institution. Yesterday there was a posting on the listserv of the Middle East Librarians Association (and forwarded on the Iraq Crisis List by Chuck Jones) from John Eilts, the Curator for the Islamic & Middle Eastern Collection at the Stanford University Libraries, who reported:
I have learned from a reliable source that the captured archives of the Iraqi Baath party that were brought to the US (under what circumstances I do not know) will most probably stay in the US under and agreement with the foreign ministry. I really don't know any more at this time. They currently reside at the Hoover Institution on Stanford's campus.