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Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)


Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Bill Garvey Collection (1212) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12120000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains photograpghs, slides, DASPO administrative documents, member roster and contact list of DASPO veterans, photocopied article from the Philadelphia Enquier, and a biography of Kermit Yoho.

Added: 17 Sep 2003[Updated: 08 Mar 2005]
Bill McBride Collection (1679) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16790000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photograph of DASPO members in Vietnam, circa 1968. Chuck Abbott is the only person identified in the photograph.

Added: 10 Nov 2005[Updated: 16 Dec 2005]
Bryan Grigsby Collection (1048) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10480000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photographs, audiotape, printed material, and drawings document Bryan Grigsby's service with DASPO in Vietnam. The collection includes the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine of January 31, 1998, which featured a photo essay, '20 Years of Vietnam' by Grigsby, 'DASPO: The Inside View, 1968-1969,' cartoons drawn by Grigsby, and an audiotape of a firefight recorded by Grigsby, at the French National Cemetery outside Saigon, May 6, 1968. Also present in the collection is material arranged by Grigsby to cover three subjects: 1. Grigsby's first combat operation with the 25th Infantry Division: Operation Tran Hung Doa II in February, 1968. 2. Material gathered by Grigsby during the post - Tet offensive in May, 1968. 3. Text of DASPO power point presentation written by Grigsby and his wife, Susan Van Dongen. Also included are personal recollections of Grigsby's regarding Tran Hung Doa and the May (1968) offensive. The collection also includes a wide assortment of equipment used by Grigsby while in the field in Vietnam. Also added to the collection is a VHS copy of 'Vietnam Veterans Issues and Answers' episode # 96: 'Combat Photographer'.

Added: 28 Oct 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Chuck Abbott Collection (1390) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13900000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Film; photographs; rolls of unexposed still negative and 16mm motion pictures film; motion picture film scripts; captions, and critiques; a news article; travel and pay vouchers; travel orders; and additional military administrative papers document Chuck Abbott's service in the United States Army, 1966-1969, particularly with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO), 1967-1969.

Added: 02 Aug 2004[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Claude Bache Collection (729) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7290000000   (Click For More Item Information)

A letter and two photographs document Lieutenant Colonel Claude Bache's service as CO of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) Pacific Detachment.

Added: 12 Jun 2002[Updated: 10 Aug 2007]
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) Collection (723) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7230000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) Collection contains documents, videos, CD Roms and newsletters documenting the unit's work in Vietnam and their recent reunion, preservation, and fundraising activities.

Added: 06 May 2002[Updated: 14 Jan 2019]
Duke Smith Collection (1210) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12100000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a CD Rom 'DASPO Shooters' that contains 27 photographs including DASPO photographers and offices in Korea and Vietnam in 1970 and a Power Point presentation.

Added: 16 Sep 2003[Updated: 16 Sep 2003]
Ed Lewin Collection (728) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7280000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Ed Lewin's photographs and uniform document his service in Southeast Asia with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO).

Added: 18 Jun 2002[Updated: 10 Aug 2007]
Franklin (Nick) Nickerson Collection (2190) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21900000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately half a linear foot of slides, negatives, and photographs primarily taken by Franklin (Nick) Nickerson in Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand while he service with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO).

Added: 03 Nov 2009[Updated: 19 Jun 2012]
George Gentry Collection (1535) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15350000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Slides and a photograph documenting George Gentry's photographic work with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office and the 221st Photo Company at Long Binh, Vietnam. from 1961-1969.

Added: 06 Apr 2005[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
George Jolliff Collection (1054) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10540000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Slides, audiotapes, five 8mm film reels (about 2000 ft) and an artifact document Jolliff's service in DASPO, from 1970-1971. Audio recordings include Jolliff describing his work on a films for DASPO, street sounds of Saigon, a conversation with a 16 year old neighbor in Saigon, all recorded in 1970, and 'letters' to and from home, recorded 1970-1971. Slides document a soldier's trip to Bangkok in 1970, Korea, including the DASPO compound in Seoul, 1971, daily life for the Vietnamese in Saigon, 1970, Australian and American military, an art museum in Da Nang, daily life in Hue, and a marketplace in Vietnam City. The artifact is a water canteen used by Jolliff in 1970. Also present in the collection are eight books in the The VIetnam Experience series. The five reels of 8mm film includes footage of Vietnam and possible footage of Korea, Thailand, India, Nepal, a Mt. Everest avalanche, and Afghanistan, 1971.

Added: 30 Oct 2002[Updated: 29 Oct 2019]
Gregory L. Adams Collection (1389) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13890000000   (Click For More Item Information)

32 reels of 16mm film and Super 8mm film taken by Gregory Adams during his service with DASPO. Most of the 10 reels of 16mm film come from the Fort Monmouth Motion Picture School in New Jersey. The remainder of the film is Super 8 that was taken in Hawaii, Japan, Korea, and Micronesia. Caption sheets, which contain information regarding content, accompany individual reels of film.

Added: 27 Jul 2004[Updated: 28 Jul 2004]
Hans Nohr Collection (1361) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13610000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Documents, photographs and negatives, slides, and a 16mm film document Hans Nohr's experiences as an Army photographer with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) in Central and South America from 1964 - 1967.

Added: 22 Jun 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Howard Breedlove Collection (1045) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10450000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Most of the Breedlove collection consists of printed including scripts to accompany films and Breedlove's published photographs. Also present in the collection are films, photographs and museum objects.

Added: 04 Nov 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Joel M. Shanus Collection (1963) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19630000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One linear foot of photographs, negatives, and critique sheets document Joel Shanus' service with DASPO in Vietnam.

Added: 11 Jul 2007[Updated: 01 Jun 2010]
Lee Swain Collection (1680) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16800000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) Pacific Detachment patches and critique sheets for films shot by Lee Swain in Korea for DASPO Pacific Detachment in 1969.

Added: 16 Nov 2005[Updated: 24 Mar 2006]
Mike Griffey Collection (1853) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18530000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of VHS tapes containing DASPO footage.

Added: 25 Aug 2006[Updated: 25 Aug 2006]
Paul L. Moulton Collection (1523) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15230000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Award certificates, TDY Orders, cartoons drawn by Bryan Grigsby, an Air Medal with 'V' Device, and a photograph document Paul L. Moulton's service with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) in Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, and Okinawa, 1966 - 1969.

Added: 01 Mar 2005[Updated: 27 May 2010]
Peter Ruplenas Collection (1678) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16780000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photographs and newspaper articles document Peter Ruplenas' service with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) Pacific Detachment, 1966-1968.

Added: 10 Nov 2005[Updated: 17 Sep 2019]
Robert Lafoon Collection (1071) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10710000000   (Click For More Item Information)

A scrapbook of collected materials documents Robert Lafoon's service with DASPO. Photographs make up the bulk of the scrapbook, but it also contains printed documents, press passes, newspaper photographs, etc. Published photos by Lafoon are represented in the Garrison newsletter and VFW magazine (May 1966). A book, Images of a Lengthy War, contains photos by Lafoon and other DASPO photographers. For preservation of the materials, the scrapbook has been disassembled, and the items kept in original order in acid-free folders.

Added: 20 Nov 2002[Updated: 11 May 2017]
Stewart C. Barbee Collection (724) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7240000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photocopies of DRV photographs, two shirts, and one 1/4th inch audio reel and two audio-cassettes of a Vietnamese girl singing in Saigon, Vietnam on 25 October 1969 document Stewart Barbee's service in Southeast Asia Unit of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO).

Added: 05 Jun 2002[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
Ted Acheson Collection (725) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7250000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photographs, documents, letters, newspaper clippings, an issue of Operating Cameraman featuring an article by Acheson, printed material and other ephemera collected by Ted Acheson document his years of service in Southeast Asia Unit of DASPO. Film and slide projectors, a tripod dolly, and a military issue rucksack with a baggage Vietnam War era tag attached.

Added: 05 Jun 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
William Foulke Collection (1040) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10400000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains three original press kits: (1) USIS Press Kit for State Visit of President Lyndon B. Johnson to Korea October 31 through November 2, 1966; (2) United Nations Command, United States Air Forces Korea, Eighth United States Army Press Kit; (3) Manila Summit Conference Press Kit, October 1966. Also in this collection are 38 reels of 16mm film; photographs, negatives, and slides; posters; Vietnamese currency; film; biographical and informational essays by William Foulke; Vietnam Feature Service (Pubs-005): Farm Credit and Miracle Rice... Raising An Giang's Living Standards, Accredited Verses Non Accredited Press Corps; U.S. Army Photographic Agency Sound Recording Records, Motion Picture Captions, and Summaries; Documents concerning an Australian Platoon Exchange with the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division; Tour 365: USARV Returnee Magazine, Winter 1968; What You Should Know About Vietnam. Slides and accompanying essays for MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Travels to Thailand. Also included are materials related to the Manila Summit Conference held in 1966. Also included are first-hand accounts of Foulke's work with various Deseret Test Center projects between June 1964 and May 1969. These accounts are dated 2016 or are otherwise undated.

Added: 14 Oct 2002[Updated: 12 Dec 2018]