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Ogden Williams Collection (1525) Finding Aid

Item Number: 15250000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately five linear feet of photographs, negatives, slides, museum objects, Ogden Williams' personal files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, Vietnamese currency, essays, Chieu Hoi material, and an oral history interview by Harry Maurer with Ogden Williams document Ogden Williams career in the Foreign Service, particularly his time with USAID, as Director of the Chieu Hoi Program from 1966 to 1969, and as Director of the Vietnam Training Center in Washington D.C..

Dates

  • 23 March 2005

Biographical / Historical

Ogden Williams was born on 22 January 1920. From 1942-1946 Williams served in the Army Air Force ferrying aircraft from the United States. Following his tour with the Army Air Force, Williams received his degree and practiced law. From 1951 to 1964 Williams served in various U.S. government positions overseas, including 1956 and 1957 when he was stationed in Saigon. During 1964 Williams was the Director of Field Operations of U.S.A.I.D. in Vietnam. Followed by his service in Vietnam, he became the Deputy Director of U.S. A.I.D. in Tunisia. From 1966-1971, Williams was the Director of the Chieu Hoi program in Vietnam. Following his service in Vietnam, Williams became the Director of the Vietnam Training Center in Washington D.C. In 1974, Williams retired from the Federal Government and returned to Vietnam to try to get some of his friends in Vietnam out before the communist overran the South.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
5.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D103.5A; D103.1B; D030.1; Restricted Access; Photograph Collection; Slide Collection; Negative Collection; Cold Storage Vault; Library; Museum Objects; Oversized Drawers
2
Books

New Hebrides: Efate
New Hebrides: The Road to Independence

11
Photographs

VA040994-VA041427
VA041790-VA041804
VA049431 - VA049514: approximately 500 photos of Vietnam and surrounding areas
VA051423 - VA051516: 96 photographs of Europe 1951
VA051517 - VA051563: 47 photographs of Germany, 1953
VA051564 - VA051590: 27 contact/proof sheets
VA051591 - VA051623: 32 photographs of India
VA051624 - VA051944: 321 photographs of Vietnam
13 rolled/damaged photographs [Located in Box 6 in Collection Inventory]
VAN012450-VAN015022: negatives of Vietnam and surrounding areas
VA064133 - VA064168

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11
Slides

VAS033641 - VAS033645: Hmong children
VAS033638 - VAS033640, VAS033646, VAS048455 - VAS049409
132 general Vietnam slides
30 slides of 1971 trip to Vietnam & India
27 slides of escape from Vietnam, 1975
33 slides of Macau, China, 1978
78 slides of Thailand and China, 1978
49 slides of China, 1978
27 slides of New Hebrides, 1979
39 slides of a 1981 fair
435 miscellaneous slides

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3
Maps

Regional Aeronical Chart (Iceland) (stored in map section 12, drawer 15)
U.S. Army Air Forces Special Air Navigation Chart: Newfoundland to Northwest Africa (stored in map section 12, drawer 15)
New Hebrides Condominium Des Nouvelles-Hebrides (stored in map section 12, drawer 15)

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1
Posters

Chieu Hoi (stored in map section 12, drawer 15)

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14
Museum Objects

1525museum3046: PAA Ferries Inc pin
1525museum3047: USAID Medal
1525museum3048: Ogden Williams' dog tag
1525museum3049: Chieu Hoi pin
1525museum3050: Foreign Service Institute (VTC) pin
1525museum3051: Pin with a water buffalo head
1525museum3053: PAA Ferries Inc pin
1525museum3054: 25 years of government service pin
1525museum3055: Small USAID pin
1525museum3056: 5 Dong coin
1525museum3057: Unidentified colorful pin with yin and yang and two lions
1525museum3058: German Rentenmark
1525museum3059: Eastern Construction Company plaque
1525museum3060: Jeppesen navigational plotter

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1
Electronic Media

1525EM0387: Scans of Ogden Williams' scrapbook of Europe, 1951-1952

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30
Moving Images

1525VI1959: First trip to Vinh Long 1963
1525VI1960: Pleiku II
1525VI1961: AP Bac drilling April 1962
1525VI1962: Buddist #2
1525VI1963: People in Saigon May 1964
1525VI1964: March-June 1963 Helicopters in Dalat, 1st Busshist Silent Demonstration
1525VI1965: 1963 View from Apartment
1525VI1966: Vinh Long Operation May 1963
1525VI1967: Saigon Buddhist and Catholic demonstrations May 1964
1525VI1968: November 1 Revolution morning after (1963)
1525VI1969: 1963 Saigon funeral, birds and street scenes
1525VI1970: Pleiku National Day
1525VI1971: Trip to Phu Bai
1525VI1972: Ogden Williams on tour at Hien Vuong
1525VI1973: 1968 trip to Phi Yen
1525VI1974: Bad
1525VI1975: September-November 1963 coup
1525VI1976: May 1964
1525VI1977: Tay Ninh June 1964
1525VI1978: Trip to Phu Bai
1525VI1979: Vinh Binh trip
1525VI1980: House July 1965
1525VI1981: Landing at Hhan Son Nhut
1525VI1982: Saigon
1525VI1983: Kids in movies in Saigon
1525VI1984: Saigon Parade, November 1967
1525VI1985: Overthrow of Diem, Vietnam 1963
1525VI2398: Tokyo (8mm film) [D143.1]
1525VI2394: Mexico - Cholula, Cancun - Tape 1 (8mm film) [D143.1]
1525VI2400: Mexico - Cholula, Cancun - Tape 2 (8mm film) [D143.1]

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D103.5A ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D103.5B ]]
  • Box 3: [3] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D103.5C ]]
  • Box 4: [4] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D103.1B (Oversize) ]]
  • Box 5: [5] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D103.1D(Oversized) ]]
  • Box 6: [6] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D030.1 (Oversized) ]]

Inventory

  • "Last Trip to Vietnam (April 4-22, 1975)" by Ogden Williams
  • "The Chieu Hoi Program in South Vietnam, 1963-1971" by J.A. Koch
  • "Chieu Hoi: A U.S. Pacification Program in VIetnam Revisited, 1963-1972" by Jeannine Swift
  • "The Dark Night of the Hmong"
  • "Journey's End: The Future of the Hmong" by Thaokay Nhiavuthao
  • 60 Minutes transcript "Our Secret Army"
  • "Hanoi in My Time" by John Colvin
  • Memo: "Chieu Hoi Operation Memorandum No. 1/69: Administration and Operation of the Armed Propaganda Teams"
  • Chieu Hoi Program: 1967 Year End Report
  • "Effects of Tet Offensive on the Cheu Hoi Program"
  • "Chieu Hoi Returnees During the Tet Offensive"
  • "The Kit Carson Scout Program 1966-1968"
  • "Cheu Hoi Division: Sector Plan, 1968:
  • "The Communist Paradise"
  • "The Loss of South Vietnam: Some Facts and Perceptions" by Bui Diem
  • "This is Everday Vietnamese"
  • pamphlet "Hearing before the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives: Use of Chemical Agents in Southeast Asia since the VIetnam War (12 December 1979)
  • Statement of Thomas D. Davies, Assistant Director, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency before the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives, concerning Allegations of the use of Chemical Warfare in Southeast Asia
  • Statement of Mr. Tou Yi Vang before the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives, concerning Chemical Warfare in Indochina
  • Statement for the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Evelyn Colber
  • 1963 Coup
  • U.S. Delegation-Four Party Joint Military Team
  • "Re-education in Vietnam (A report from Saigon from a graduate)"
  • "The French Experience"
  • Ogden Williams CV and Resume
  • Oral History interview conducted by Harry Maurer with Ogden Williams
  • Ogden Williams Personnel File
  • Republic of Vietnam Medal of Honor awarded to Ogden Williams
  • Correspondence regarding the Chieu Hoi Program
  • Correspondence from Williams at the Vietnam Training Center
  • Correspondence, 1970
  • Correspondence, Personal 1970
  • Correspondence from Williams at the Vietnam Training Center (January-June 1970)
  • Correspondence (July-December 1970)
  • Correspondence from Williams at the Vietnam Training Center (January-June 1971)
  • Correspondence, Personal 1971
  • Correspondence, 1971-1973
  • Correspondence (assorted dates)
  • Correspondence (assorted dates)
  • North Vietnamese paper flag
  • materials removed from scrapbook
  • assorted materials
  • photo enclosures from Vietnam
  • negative enclosures from Vietnam
  • Ogden Williams personnel file from World War II
  • Navigator's log book
  • Ogden Williams passports (1962-1997)
  • Material from Ogden Williams time in India
  • New Hebrides material
  • New Yorker magazine article, "Letter from South Vietnam"
  • National Geographic article, " South Vietnam Fights the Red Tide"
  • National Geographic article, "Passage to Freedom in Vientam" (June 1955)
  • Correspondence
  • newspaper and magazine articles
  • World War II-related correspondence
  • World War II orders & documents
  • World War II flight book
  • Tunisia USAID documents
  • Tunisia USAID flight log, 1966
  • Vietnam-related correspondence, 1963-1978
  • Vietnam-related correspondence, 1971-1987
  • Miscellaneous Vietnam correspondence
  • Ogden Williams' perspectives on various Vietnam war-related issues
  • Hmong refugee documents
  • "The Kit Carson Scout Program, 1966-1968" prepared by Chieu Hoi Division, MACCORDS Saigon, 18 January 1968
  • "Vietnamese Smorgasbord - Only an Appetizer" - languge skills workbook
  • "Getting to Know Vietnam: Modular Vietnamese" (Pioneer Edition) - Foreign Service Institute, 1970
  • Modular Vietnamese - "Getting Around in Saigon" & Miscellaneous language workbook pages
  • Evaluation & Awards of Ogden Williams in VIetnam
  • Vietnam Documentation [*One document has been photocopied with the original placed in RESTRICTED ACCESS due to personal information]
  • "Vietnam - Vital Issues in the Great Debate", prepared and published by the Foreign Policy Association, 1966
  • 60 Minutes: "Our Secret Army" - Produced by Barry Lando, 4 March 1979
  • Vietnam transparencies
  • West Virginia-related correspondence and documents
  • Recollections of service in India and meeting Che Guevara
  • Afghanistan-related documents
  • International Human Assistance Programs (IHAP) correspondence - Chad
  • Israel/Middle East issues correspondence
  • South American-related correspondence
  • Miscellaneous correspondence and documentation
  • Personal records and resume of Ogden Williams
  • Passports
  • Newspaper and magazine clippings, various dates
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Flight Forecast
  • newspapers from the New Hebrides
  • Vanuaaku Viewpoints (20 September 1979)
  • Niu Hebridis Art Festivol Nius Leta (October 1979)
  • Tru Toktok: Journal du parti Federal des Nouvelles Hebrides (27 September 1979)
  • Nabanga (7 July 1979, 8 September 1979, 22 September 1979, 29 September 1979, 6 October 1979)
  • A souvenir photoalbum presented by the director, members and returnees of the Reception Directorate, Chieu Hoi Program, March 1969
  • Preservation photocopies of Ogden Williams' scrapbook of Europe, 1951-1952. The original scrapbook was scanned and then dismantled after to preserve the photographs.
  • Original pages of Williams' scrapbook of Europe, 1951-1952: Photographs have been removed and separated for preservation.
  • Folder N/A
  • Thirteen rolled and/or damaged photographs
2
Books

New Hebrides: Efate
New Hebrides: The Road to Independence

11
Photographs

VA040994-VA041427
VA041790-VA041804
VA049431 - VA049514: approximately 500 photos of Vietnam and surrounding areas
VA051423 - VA051516: 96 photographs of Europe 1951
VA051517 - VA051563: 47 photographs of Germany, 1953
VA051564 - VA051590: 27 contact/proof sheets
VA051591 - VA051623: 32 photographs of India
VA051624 - VA051944: 321 photographs of Vietnam
13 rolled/damaged photographs [Located in Box 6 in Collection Inventory]
VAN012450-VAN015022: negatives of Vietnam and surrounding areas
VA064133 - VA064168

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11
Slides

VAS033641 - VAS033645: Hmong children
VAS033638 - VAS033640, VAS033646, VAS048455 - VAS049409
132 general Vietnam slides
30 slides of 1971 trip to Vietnam & India
27 slides of escape from Vietnam, 1975
33 slides of Macau, China, 1978
78 slides of Thailand and China, 1978
49 slides of China, 1978
27 slides of New Hebrides, 1979
39 slides of a 1981 fair
435 miscellaneous slides

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3
Maps

Regional Aeronical Chart (Iceland) (stored in map section 12, drawer 15)
U.S. Army Air Forces Special Air Navigation Chart: Newfoundland to Northwest Africa (stored in map section 12, drawer 15)
New Hebrides Condominium Des Nouvelles-Hebrides (stored in map section 12, drawer 15)

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1
Posters

Chieu Hoi (stored in map section 12, drawer 15)

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14
Museum Objects

1525museum3046: PAA Ferries Inc pin
1525museum3047: USAID Medal
1525museum3048: Ogden Williams' dog tag
1525museum3049: Chieu Hoi pin
1525museum3050: Foreign Service Institute (VTC) pin
1525museum3051: Pin with a water buffalo head
1525museum3053: PAA Ferries Inc pin
1525museum3054: 25 years of government service pin
1525museum3055: Small USAID pin
1525museum3056: 5 Dong coin
1525museum3057: Unidentified colorful pin with yin and yang and two lions
1525museum3058: German Rentenmark
1525museum3059: Eastern Construction Company plaque
1525museum3060: Jeppesen navigational plotter

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1
Electronic Media

1525EM0387: Scans of Ogden Williams' scrapbook of Europe, 1951-1952

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30
Moving Images

1525VI1959: First trip to Vinh Long 1963
1525VI1960: Pleiku II
1525VI1961: AP Bac drilling April 1962
1525VI1962: Buddist #2
1525VI1963: People in Saigon May 1964
1525VI1964: March-June 1963 Helicopters in Dalat, 1st Busshist Silent Demonstration
1525VI1965: 1963 View from Apartment
1525VI1966: Vinh Long Operation May 1963
1525VI1967: Saigon Buddhist and Catholic demonstrations May 1964
1525VI1968: November 1 Revolution morning after (1963)
1525VI1969: 1963 Saigon funeral, birds and street scenes
1525VI1970: Pleiku National Day
1525VI1971: Trip to Phu Bai
1525VI1972: Ogden Williams on tour at Hien Vuong
1525VI1973: 1968 trip to Phi Yen
1525VI1974: Bad
1525VI1975: September-November 1963 coup
1525VI1976: May 1964
1525VI1977: Tay Ninh June 1964
1525VI1978: Trip to Phu Bai
1525VI1979: Vinh Binh trip
1525VI1980: House July 1965
1525VI1981: Landing at Hhan Son Nhut
1525VI1982: Saigon
1525VI1983: Kids in movies in Saigon
1525VI1984: Saigon Parade, November 1967
1525VI1985: Overthrow of Diem, Vietnam 1963
1525VI2398: Tokyo (8mm film) [D143.1]
1525VI2394: Mexico - Cholula, Cancun - Tape 1 (8mm film) [D143.1]
1525VI2400: Mexico - Cholula, Cancun - Tape 2 (8mm film) [D143.1]

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Pub Credit Line
15250000000, Ogden Williams Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 23 Mar 2005 [Updated: 26 Jul 2012]