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Elwin C. Vanderland Collection (1439) Finding Aid

Item Number: 14390000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Slides, photographs, film, audio recordings, newsclippings, award citations and artifacts from Erwin C. Vanderland's tour of duty in Vietnam as a chaplain from 1965 to 1966 with the 62nd Engineer Battalion and 1969 to 1970 with the 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry 5th Infantry Division.

Dates

  • 11 October 2004

Biographical / Historical

Elwin Vanderland was born in Utica, New York on December 12, 1936. He joined the United States Army in 1964 and served as Chaplain until his retirement in 1984. Vanderland served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966 and 1969 to 1970. His first tour of duty was spent with the 62nd Engineering Battalion in Phan Rang. Vanderland's last tour of duty in Vietnam was with the 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry 5th Infantry Division in Dong Ha. Vanderland won numerous awards and citations during his service in Vietnam including the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal with one silver and two bronze service stars, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, a Bronze Star, and two Army Commendation Medals. Vanderland retired from the Army in 1984 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has since worked in ministry in various churches, hospitals, and retirement communities.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
4.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-Oversized; Slide Collection; Photograph Collection; Museum Objects; Cold Storage Vault
4
Photographs

VA038915 - VA039221: 106 photographs removed from scrapbook titled 62nd Engineers (1965-1966)
100 photographs removed from scrapbook titled 62nd Engineers (1965-1966)
60 photographs removed from scrapbook titled 62nd Engineers (1965-1966)
29 photographs removed from scrapbook titled 3/5 Cavalry (1969-1970)

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5
Slides

VAS029983 - VAS030062: Presentations to civic and social clubs in the Pittsburgh, PA area during 1966-1967
VAS030063 - VAS030142: Slide presentation to nearly 30 church groups in the Pittsburgh, PA area during 1966-1967
VAS030143 - VAS030239, VAS030360-VAS030409, VAS030586-VAS030608: 170 slides from 3 boxes of slides titled Vietnam 1965-1966
VAS030410-VAS030479, VAS030240-VAS030314: 143 slides from 2 boxes of slides titled Vietnam 1969-1970
VAS030315-VAS030359, VAS030480-585 :151 slides from 3 boxes of slides titled Vietnam 1969-1970

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7
Museum Objects

1439museum1410: Montangard ceremonial sword/dagger
1439museum1411: Montangard spear tip
1439museum1412: Montangard beads
1439museum1413: bookmark
1439museum1414: Pungy spike found on a trail near Hamburger Hill
1439museum1415: Cham burial blanket
1439museum1416: Protestant Chaplain's kit

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1
Moving Images

1439vi1699: ABC News Composite Print (A19987) Toys for Vietnam Children

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3
Audio

1439AU1469: untitled
1439AU1470: untitled
1439AU1471: untitled

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  • 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Scrapbook materials relating to Vanderland's service in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966 with the 62nd Engineer's Battalion
  • Scrapbook materials relating to Vanderland's service in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966 with the 62nd Engineer's Battalion
  • Scrapbook materials relating to Vanderland's service in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966 with the 62nd Engineer's Battalion
  • Scrapbook materials relating to Vanderland's service in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 with the 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry 5th Infantry Division from 1969 to 1970
4
Photographs

VA038915 - VA039221: 106 photographs removed from scrapbook titled 62nd Engineers (1965-1966)
100 photographs removed from scrapbook titled 62nd Engineers (1965-1966)
60 photographs removed from scrapbook titled 62nd Engineers (1965-1966)
29 photographs removed from scrapbook titled 3/5 Cavalry (1969-1970)

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5
Slides

VAS029983 - VAS030062: Presentations to civic and social clubs in the Pittsburgh, PA area during 1966-1967
VAS030063 - VAS030142: Slide presentation to nearly 30 church groups in the Pittsburgh, PA area during 1966-1967
VAS030143 - VAS030239, VAS030360-VAS030409, VAS030586-VAS030608: 170 slides from 3 boxes of slides titled Vietnam 1965-1966
VAS030410-VAS030479, VAS030240-VAS030314: 143 slides from 2 boxes of slides titled Vietnam 1969-1970
VAS030315-VAS030359, VAS030480-585 :151 slides from 3 boxes of slides titled Vietnam 1969-1970

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7
Museum Objects

1439museum1410: Montangard ceremonial sword/dagger
1439museum1411: Montangard spear tip
1439museum1412: Montangard beads
1439museum1413: bookmark
1439museum1414: Pungy spike found on a trail near Hamburger Hill
1439museum1415: Cham burial blanket
1439museum1416: Protestant Chaplain's kit

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1
Moving Images

1439vi1699: ABC News Composite Print (A19987) Toys for Vietnam Children

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3
Audio

1439AU1469: untitled
1439AU1470: untitled
1439AU1471: untitled

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Pub Credit Line
14390000000, Elwin C. Vanderland Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 11 Oct 2004 [Updated: 15 Jul 2019]