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  • Collection: Victor Atiyeh Collection

Memo from Bob Oliver, Governor Atiyeh's legal counsel, to Gerry Thompson, the governor's chief of staff. He describes a report done by Major Lamkin on the Concerned Citizen's meeting regarding the Rajneesh community. Oliver planned to further discuss…

Memo from Bob Oliver, Governor Atiyeh's legal counsel, to Gerry Thompson, the governor's chief of staff. Bob Oliver writes an account of a phone call he received from John Mathis, who was a part of the Rajneesh department of community relations in…

Letter of response from Governor Atiyeh to Genevieve Smith, a resident of Beaverton, Oregon. Atiyeh responds to comments she made regarding the ongoing court case about the legality of Rajneeshpuram. The letter closes with a statement that these…

Letter from Jeffrey Wade, a pro-Rajneesh resident of Antelope, to Governor Atiyeh. He expresses his frustration that the Governor allowed Rajneeshpuram to be cut off from the F.B.I.'s National Crime Information Center database. This cut-off had…

Memo from Bob Oliver, legal counsel for Governor Atiyeh, to Marvin Groensweg, Director, Public and Diplomatic Liaison in the Visa Office. The memo covers the concerns of several state agencies regarding another festival being held in Rajneeshpuram.…

An article written in the Rajneesh Times on Swami Krishna Deva's evolution in American politics, from the point of view of the Rajneesh community. It describes the battle between the residents of Antelope and the citizens of Rajneeshpuram over…

A statement apparently released on behalf of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in regards to a situation in which an Indian male sannyasin was removed from the premises of the Rajneesh ashram in Poona, India. This incident resulted in some tension surrounding…

The article written by Bill Driver in the Dalles Weekly Reminder, titled 'Non-Rajneesh tired of waiting' overviews many of the frustrations of Antelope residents. He writes about the results of the Antelope residents' attempt to disincorporate their…

A newspaper article by Bill Driver from the Dalles Weekly Reminder covering many of the rumors surrounding the commune. The author attempts to explore the actions of the Rajneesh and the reasons for their behavior. He notes that the Rajneesh claim to…

Memo from Bob Oliver, legal counsel for Governor Atiyeh, to Ma Anand Sheela of the Rajneesh. The memo discusses some copies of letters received by the Governor's office that were sent in response to complaints. Bob informs Sheela that the letters…