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Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection (139) Finding Aid

Item Number: 1390000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than one linear foot of photograph negatives, maps, CD-ROMs, audio reels, published articles, correspondence and other documents detail General Theodore Mataxis, Sr.'s service in Vietnam, 1964-1965. Documents include articles written by Mataxis on the war in the highlands and Tet 1965, a transcript of an interview with Mataxis conducted by Captain Cash of the US Army Center for Military History at the Pentagon in 1967 and a letter from a company political cadre to a battalion political officer, which was found on a Viet Cong soldier. Documents date from 1960s through 1990s. Negatives and audio reels date 1964-1965.

Dates

  • 09 May 2007
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Finding Aid
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Location(s)
Individual Collections-M
1
Photographs

VAN002775 - VAN003111: Strips of photographic negatives (undated): Le Than rice wine ceremony/SF camp (2), visit to carrier, Rice Wine ceremony/II corps, gas operation, misc. special forces/camp compund, Ranger evac./awards ceremony

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2
Maps

two hand-drawn maps: 1) Operation Freeway (corresponds to tape #796)
and 2) Operation Mountain Revolt (corresponds to tape # 797).

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1
Museum Objects

One box of original audio tape and photo negative boxes.

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2
Electronic Media

139EM0058: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection negatives
139EM0119:Vietnam: Been There!\'85 Done That!

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15
Audio

139AU0784: October 20, 1964
139AU0785: Helicopter Assault
139AU0786: Mountain revolt, Furo uprising
139AU0787: September 1964 National Geographic Magazine/Vietnam, November 1964
139AU0788: Ted, November 1, 1965
139AU0789: W/22 Division
139AU0790: February '65 Attacks
139AU0791: Plicu Ath, February 1965
139AU0792: Rice wine ceremony
139AU0793: gas operations
139AU0794: Mom, July 1964
139AU0795: SF Camp, Air Assault (18 January 1965)
139AU0796: Operation "Free Way" (HW #19 opening up), July 16, 1965
139AU0797: Sergeant Underwood To Mrs. T.C. Mataxis, November 1965
139AU0798: Col. Goldbery, basic philosophy, guerilla war

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1
Oral History

OH0111 Interview with General Theodore Mataxis, Sr.

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  • 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.5 ]]

Inventory

  • Colonel Theodore C. Mataxis, "War in the Highlands: Attack and Counter-attack on Highway 19," Army (October 1965)
  • Major General Vinh Loc, "Road-Clearing Operation," Military Review (April 1966)
  • Map centered around Pleiku, 1967
  • Undated letter from a company political cadre to a battalion political officer found on a Viet Cong body in the vicinity of coordinate YA 9227, august 11, Year ??
  • Colonel Theodore C. Mataxis, "VC Summer Monsoon Offensive"
  • "Local WWI Veterans Attend Commemoration," The Pilot - Southern Pines, North Carolina, November 6, 1997
  • "A Staff Ride to the Franco-Prussian War Battlefields of Spicheren, Mars-la-Tour, and St. Privat," Army History: The Professional Bulletin of Army History. No. 38 (Summer 1996)
  • "Citoyen d'honneur d'Eting," Region de Forbach, May 9, 1997
  • Wallace Viau, "They Came to Kannack: Where Courage Was A Common Virtue," Soldier of Fortune, November 1982
  • Xerox copy of a picture of General Westmoreland, Colonel Mataxis, and Major Schwarzkopf
  • Handwritten map of Pleiku region; 2 hand-drawn operation maps
  • Report of the Department of the Army Review of the Preliminary Investigations into the My Lai Incident, Volume 1: The Report of the Investigation, 14 March 1970
  • Photocopies of photographs - Captions for photographs and slides - Notes on McGeorge Bandys' trip to see damage, the destruction of the four-story billet in Qui Nhon, and the Vang Ro Bay incident in which an enemy boat was destroyed. -
  • Paper encouraging the collection of oral histories, copies of other papers on the Enemy Summer Monsoon Offensive, and 1 unpublished manuscript of the Enemy Summer Monsoon Offensive.
  • 1984 Shelby L. Stanton article: Insignia of Military Equipment Delivery Team Cambodia
  • Handwritten note by Mataxis Sr. about the interview
  • Transcript of an interview of General Mataxis conducted by Captain Cash for the US Army Center for Military History
  • Edited copy of interview conducted by Richard Verrone (TTU Vietnam Archive) with General Theodore Mataxis, Sr.
1
Photographs

VAN002775 - VAN003111: Strips of photographic negatives (undated): Le Than rice wine ceremony/SF camp (2), visit to carrier, Rice Wine ceremony/II corps, gas operation, misc. special forces/camp compund, Ranger evac./awards ceremony

Click here to view all Photographs
2
Maps

two hand-drawn maps: 1) Operation Freeway (corresponds to tape #796)
and 2) Operation Mountain Revolt (corresponds to tape # 797).

Click here to view all Maps
1
Museum Objects

One box of original audio tape and photo negative boxes.

Click here to view all Museum Objects
2
Electronic Media

139EM0058: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection negatives
139EM0119:Vietnam: Been There!\'85 Done That!

Click here to view all Electronic Media
15
Audio

139AU0784: October 20, 1964
139AU0785: Helicopter Assault
139AU0786: Mountain revolt, Furo uprising
139AU0787: September 1964 National Geographic Magazine/Vietnam, November 1964
139AU0788: Ted, November 1, 1965
139AU0789: W/22 Division
139AU0790: February '65 Attacks
139AU0791: Plicu Ath, February 1965
139AU0792: Rice wine ceremony
139AU0793: gas operations
139AU0794: Mom, July 1964
139AU0795: SF Camp, Air Assault (18 January 1965)
139AU0796: Operation "Free Way" (HW #19 opening up), July 16, 1965
139AU0797: Sergeant Underwood To Mrs. T.C. Mataxis, November 1965
139AU0798: Col. Goldbery, basic philosophy, guerilla war

Click here to view all Audio
1
Oral History

OH0111 Interview with General Theodore Mataxis, Sr.

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Pub Credit Line
1390000000, Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 09 May 2007 [Updated: 30 Sep 2019]