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Letters relating to the Rajneesh crisis between Rob Brown, reporter for 100 FM, and Governor Atiyeh. Brown had recently heard Atiyeh speak about the Rajneesh at a Medford Rotary meeting and is writing with additional thoughts. He compares the…

Letter from Bob Oliver, Governor Atiyeh's legal counsel, to Robert Fisher, Oregon resident. The letter responds to a phone call from Robert Fisher in which he questioned the legality of the Rajneesh carrying automatic weapons. In the letter, Oliver…

A memo from Bob Oliver, legal counsel for Governor Atiyeh to Gerry Thompson, the governor's chief of staff. He describes concerns of the Oregon State Police in reference to the 1984 Rajneesh World Festival. One of their main concerns is that the…

Letter from Bob Oliver, legal counsel for Governor Atiyeh to local resident Tom Darnell. The letter thanks Mr. Darnell for calling in information regarding Rajneesh advertising. This item was a part of the papers of Bob Oliver, Governor Atiyeh's…

A letter from Reata A. Horney of Concerned Oregon Citizens to Governor Atiyeh. She writes about the upcoming election and the rising tensions related to the Rajneesh crisis. The organization encourages the Governor to rewrite the law that would allow…

Letter from Susan P. Graber, a partner at Stoel, Rives LLP, to Governor Atiyeh. The letter expresses how impressed she was with the Governor's handling of the complex Rajneesh issue. This item was a part of the papers of Bob Oliver, Governor Atiyeh's…

A typed message supposedly signed by Laura Bentley on behalf of an anti-Rajneesh group named the Concerned Oregonians of Wasco County. Copies of this typed message were distributed in the Dalles in 1984. This copy came into the hands of Bob Oliver,…

Letter from Ma Prem Sangeet, attorney for the city of Rajneeshpuram to Oregon's Secretary of State, Norma Paulus. Sangeet writes regarding the Rajneesh Foundation's belief that unfair voting practices were being implemented during a voter…

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…