The first recording is probably a recording of a radio program in which part of a speech by United States Army psychiatrist, Major W. E. Mayer, is played. The title of the speech is Communist Management of Korean War Prisoners. Mayer discusses the process of brainwashing. In this war, the Chinese took 7000 American prisoners. 3000 did not return to the U.S. and 4000 returned to the U.S. at the close of the war.
The second recording is very similar to MC2011/37 and probably are recording of students done for a class in oral interpretation.
1. Reel-to-reel audio tape with two very different recordings.
2. Two corresponding CDs, #1 and #2.
3. Newspaper article from the Chicago Sun Times, Sunday, 15 April 1962 describing Col. Mayer's premise.
Date of Accession
03 February 2011
Bio History Note
Regarding CD #1: The Chicago Sun Times, 15 April 1962 stated Col. William E. Mayer's controversial premise, "on the basis of his Korean findings, we must conclude that the U.S. military character is fatally weak, the moral being that either we must reform or we are lost."
Reel-to-reel audio tape transferred to CD by Instructional Technologies Department in December 2010 or January 2011.
Description prepared 3 February 2011 by Jeanine M. Wine.