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Here is a selection of clients for which I have performed research in the past.


  • Defense Prisoners-of-War/Missing Personnel Office (DOD), Hickam AFB, HI
  • Heritage Research Center, Ltd., Missoula, MT
  • Scott Anderson, journalist and author of Lawrence in Arabia, New York, NY
  • Goentertain TV, London, UK
  • Hugh Ambrose, historian and author of The Pacific, Helena, MT
  • America in World War II Magazine, Harrisburg, PA
  • Tim Brady, historian and author of Seven Desperate Miles and A Death in San Pietro, Minneapolis, MN
  • Direction de la Culture, Province Sud, Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Milsearch, Mawson, Australia
  • Sally Jacobs, journalist and author of The Other Barack: the Bold and Reckless of Life of President Obama's Father, Boston, MA


Here are some of the archival institutions I've used in my research:


  • National Archives and Records Administration (all Washington, DC-area locations, plus presidential libraries and regional archives branches in Boston, Kansas City, Denver, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Fort Worth, New York)
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  • Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC
  • State Archives of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
  • National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
  • Smithsonian Institution Anthropological Archives, Washington, DC
  • Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ
  • Beit Aaronsohn/NILI Museum and Archives, Zichron Ya'aqov, Israel
  • Hoover Institution Archives, Palo Alto, CA
  • Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington, DC
  • Heinz History Center/Westinghouse Corporate Archives, Pittsburgh, PA
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine, Washington, DC
  • New Mexico Records Center and State Archives, Santa Fe, NM
  • State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA
  • Dallas Public Library, Dallas/Texas History and Archives Division, Dallas, TX
  • Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD