Message #84:

From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG

To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Subject: Rare Military Reports on Ethnohistory Available

Date: Sun, 16 Feb 1997 01:30:01 EST





From: Michael Ravnitzky

    

DO YOU WANT A LIST OF REPORTS ON THE SUBJECT OF ETHNOHISTORY:

    

You can get a list of [largely unpublished] military technical reports on

ethnohistory, anthropology, history and related topics.  Many of these

reports have been locked away for various bureaucratic reasons and have

not been put into the public domain.

    

Here are some subject keywords with which you can obtain a LIST of

several hundred military technical reports on ethnohistory and related

subjects from the Defense Technical Information Center, a government

agency. [see below]

    

    KEYWORDS:  (I didn't come up with these;  these are the descripters

    they've used for some time, so they're probably not *PC*)

    

    Ethnography

    Ethnology

    Anthropology

    Race (Anthropology)

    Sociology

    Africans

    American Indians

    Arabs

    Caucasians

    Filipinos

    Hispanics

    Israelis

    Jews

    Negroes

    Palestinians

    Social Sciences

    Egyptians

    Social Psychology

    Cross Culture (Sociology)

    Ethnic Groups

    Indigenous Population

    Sociometrics

    

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Do not bother using the DTIC web site--in a nutshell, it

is worthless because the web site omits most of the two million technical

reports in the DTIC collection. [Most of these reports are NOT, repeat

NOT, repeat NOT in the NTIS collection, and have been unavailable to the

public.]  Send a letter instead--you will get much better results.

    

The fee is likely to be free or only a few bucks.  You probably want to

include a statement in the letter such as *I agree to pay reasonable fees

associated with this request.  Please notify me if the cost will exceed

$28.*,  so that they won't delay the processing of the request. 

Remember, they WILL try to dissuade you from asking for such a list.  If

they send you a letter, and you do not respond, they will withdraw your

request and you will not get your information.

    

Here is a form letter to use for your request:

    

To:    Defense Technical Information Center

Attn:  DTIC-RSM [Kelly D. Akers, FOIA Manager]

8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 0944

Fort Belvoir, VA  22060-6128  USA

Phone:  703-767-9194

    

Dear Ms. Akers:

    

I request the following records under the provisions of the Freedom of

Information Act:

   

A computer generated technical report bibliography of reports on the

subject[s]/keyword[s] of:

    

    ________________  OR   _________________  OR  ________________  OR

    

    ________________  OR   _________________  OR  ________________

   

Please send me this bibliography for all years in your computerized

index.



This is a request for DTIC records, please don't forward my request to

NTIS.  Please include both classified and unclassified records in your

search.  If any of the records are classified, please review them for

release, or the release of nonsensitive portions.



I am an individual, noncommercial requester and this request is not being

made for commercial purposes.  [OR YOU MIGHT INSTEAD INDICATE DIFFERENTLY

IF YOU ARE A COMMERCIAL REQUESTER, OR AN EDUCATIONAL OR SCIENTIFIC

INSTITUTION, OR A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MEDIA]  I also agree to pay up to

$28 for reasonable fees associated with this request.

    

Sincerely,

    

    ______________

    

Hope you find this a useful resource.

Michael Ravnitzky

MikeRav@ix.netcom.com