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John Luther Adams Collection (1682) Finding Aid

Item Number: 16820000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Photographs, correspondence, military administrative documents, newspaper clippings, maps, guidebooks, periodicals, service medals, a diary, and yearbooks document John Luther Adams' service in the United States Army from November 1969 to May 1972, particularly his service in Vietnam from November 1970 to November 1971 when he was assigned to the Army's Special Service Library Branch in Saigon and then Long Binh.

Dates

  • 23 January 2006
Title
Finding Aid
Pages
1
Location(s)
D183.3C; Map Collection (Section 13, Drawer 14); Periodical Collection; Museum Objects
2
Books

Golden Guide to South and East Asia (Sixth Edition) Edited by P.H.M. Jones (1969)
Golden Guide to South and East Asia (Seventh Edition) Edited by P.H.M. Jones (1971)

1
Photographs

VA043854 - VA043997: Photographs of John L. Adams' service at the LSC in Saigon 1971

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7
Maps

Long Binh Post
Fort Rucker, Alabama (Sept 1969)
Information Map, Fort Knox, Kentucky
Where the Men are in Vietnam: Major Units and Headquarters of the United States and Allied Forces in Vietnam (Burlington, NC, Times-News [10 March 1067])
Southeast Asia (National Geographic, December 1968)
Saigon Facilities Map
Vietnam (National Geographic, January 1965) (2 copies)

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3
Posters

South Vietnam
Command Schematic: US Army Aviation Center and US Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama (1 July 1970)
Command Schematic: Headquarters, United States Army, Vietnam (March 1971)

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4
Serials

National Geographic (November 1962)
National Geographic (September 1964)
National Geographic (June 1965)
National Geographic (February 1966)

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  • Box 01: [01] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, [183.3C ]]
  • Box 02: [02] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D183.3D ]]

Inventory

  • Material from a photographic scrapbook documenting Adams' service in Vietnam
  • 1970 Diary
  • Fort Benning, Georgia, yearbook for Company A, 7th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade
  • A Pocket Guide to Vietnam
  • Seven Days in Saigon
  • Know Your Enemy: The Viet Cong
  • Thong Cam
  • Tour 365 (Summer 1971)
  • Vietnam: Land of Contrasts
  • Correspondence from Ft. Benning
  • Correspondence from Vietnam (1970)
  • Correspondence from Vietnam (1971)
  • Chase Manhattan Bank, Military Banking Facility - Vietnam paid checks from John L. Adams' account (1971)
  • Photocopies of John Adams' Military Orders (1969-1972) (Originals in Restricted Access File)
  • Folder N/A
  • John L. Adams' Military Service Records (1969-1972)
  • International Certificates of Vaccination
  • Arrival at Fort Benning Postcard (12 Novemeber 1969)
  • Letter from Commanding Officer to Families and Friends of 7th Bn Basic Trainees (6 Jan 1970)
  • Standing Operating Procedures, Fort Rucker, Alabama (1 Feb 1970)
  • Army Theaters at Fort Knox bulletin
  • Birthday Card
  • Letter of Warning of Adams' return home
  • Letter from General Westmoreland (19 May 1972) (Photocopy. Original in Restricted Access File)
  • Small map of Ft. Rucker
  • Daily Bulletin # 81 (22 April 1970) from Ft. Rucker
  • Daily Bulletin # 82 (23 April 1970) from Ft. Rucker
  • Army Commendation Medal certificates (3 Oct 1971) (Originals in Restricted Access File)
  • Unofficial Guide to Fort Rucker: United States Army Aviation Center and School
  • Vietnam Scrapbook (Nov 1970 - Nov 1971) John Luther Adams, US Army Vietnam (USARV) Special Services - Library Branch
  • Articles and Clippings
2
Books

Golden Guide to South and East Asia (Sixth Edition) Edited by P.H.M. Jones (1969)
Golden Guide to South and East Asia (Seventh Edition) Edited by P.H.M. Jones (1971)

1
Photographs

VA043854 - VA043997: Photographs of John L. Adams' service at the LSC in Saigon 1971

Click here to view all Photographs
7
Maps

Long Binh Post
Fort Rucker, Alabama (Sept 1969)
Information Map, Fort Knox, Kentucky
Where the Men are in Vietnam: Major Units and Headquarters of the United States and Allied Forces in Vietnam (Burlington, NC, Times-News [10 March 1067])
Southeast Asia (National Geographic, December 1968)
Saigon Facilities Map
Vietnam (National Geographic, January 1965) (2 copies)

Click here to view all Maps
3
Posters

South Vietnam
Command Schematic: US Army Aviation Center and US Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama (1 July 1970)
Command Schematic: Headquarters, United States Army, Vietnam (March 1971)

Click here to view all Posters
4
Serials

National Geographic (November 1962)
National Geographic (September 1964)
National Geographic (June 1965)
National Geographic (February 1966)

Click here to view all Serials

Pub Credit Line
16820000000, John Luther Adams Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 23 Jan 2006 [Updated: 14 Feb 2006]