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George E. Gray Collection (1764) Finding Aid

Item Number: 17640000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

One linear foot of books, photographs, negatives, slides, articles, correspondence, tourist guides and brochures document George E. Gray and his family while they lived in Vietnam from October 1958 to October 1960 as he worked in highway engineering. Items of note in this collection include correspondence from the Office of Senator Mike Mansfield, 14 August 1959.

Dates

  • 20 September 2006

Biographical / Historical

George E. Gray was born October 3, 1927 in Fullerton, California. He attended Fullerton Union High School and graduated in June 1946. He then attended Stanford University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in December of 1950. Gray is a veteran of the United States Air Force and lived with his family in Vietnam from October 1958 to October of 1960 while he worked in highway engineering. While in Vietnam he was active in the Vietnamese-American Association.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
1.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D054.2; Individual Collections-Oversized; Library; Negative Collection; Photograph Collection; Slide Collection
3
Books

An Eye for the Dragon: Southeast Asia Observed, 1954-1970 by Dennis Bloodsworth, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Press, 1970
The Smaller Dragon: A Political History of Vietnam by Joseph Buttinger, Frederick A. Praeger Press, 1958
Vietnam: Past and Present by Thai Van Kiem, published by Vietnamese Department of National Education,

2
Photographs

VA049330 - VA049357: 28 photographs documenting George E. Grays work in Vietnam in highway engineering
46 negative strips documenting George E. Grays life and travels in Vietnam and Southeast Asia

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1
Slides

VAS041183 - VAS041323: 142 slides documenting George E. Gray's life and travels in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, 1958-1960

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.4 ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, [Individual-Oversized ]]
  • 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Correspondence, 1958
  • Correspondence, 1959
  • Correspondence, 1960
  • Evelyn Norsby Correspondence
  • Shirley Fockler Correspondence
  • American Women's Association of Saigon Viet-Nam Datebook, 1960
  • Vietnam and Saigon tourist books and pamphlets
  • American Embassy Saigon memos
  • Outline of Caodaism
  • Vietnamese-American Association Information
  • Newspaper article titled South Viet Nam Highway Finished
  • Asiascope Magazine, 15 November 1958
  • Photocopy of Washington Daily News article titled Fiasco in Viet Nam; Our Hidden Scandal, 21 July 1959
  • Photocopy of Washington Daily News article titled The Magnificent Goof of Radio Viet Nam, 22 July 1959
  • Photocopy of Washington Daily News article titled It Is Not a Compliment to Call Viet Namese 'Pro-American,' 23 July 1959 (2 copies)
  • Photocopy of Washington Daily News article titled Watchword: Don't Bother Us, We Only Hand Out the Money, 24 July 1959
  • Photocopy of San Francisco News article titled Viet Nam Democracy Lags, 25 July 1959
  • Photocopy of Washington Daily News article titled Indochina After 5 Years, 24 July 1959
  • San Bernadino Sun-Telegram article titled Former State Highway Employees Report on Asian Jungle Project, 31 July 1960
3
Books

An Eye for the Dragon: Southeast Asia Observed, 1954-1970 by Dennis Bloodsworth, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Press, 1970
The Smaller Dragon: A Political History of Vietnam by Joseph Buttinger, Frederick A. Praeger Press, 1958
Vietnam: Past and Present by Thai Van Kiem, published by Vietnamese Department of National Education,

2
Photographs

VA049330 - VA049357: 28 photographs documenting George E. Grays work in Vietnam in highway engineering
46 negative strips documenting George E. Grays life and travels in Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Click here to view all Photographs
1
Slides

VAS041183 - VAS041323: 142 slides documenting George E. Gray's life and travels in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, 1958-1960

Click here to view all Slides

Pub Credit Line
17640000000, George E. Gray Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 20 Sep 2006 [Updated: 19 Apr 2007]