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Malcolm McConnell Collection (144) Finding Aid

Item Number: 1440000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Over three linear feet of photographs, postcards, VHS tapes, audio reels, periodicals, and research materials document a deep understanding of various aspects of the POW/MIA issue. All materials were collected by Malcolm McConnell in his research for his work, 'Inside Hanoi's Secret Archives: Solving the MIA Mystery', manuscripts of which are in the collection. The 1634 photographs are former PAVN photos. These photographs, numerous declassified U.S. documents, PAVN documents, and correspondence date from the war period.

Other collections that relate to the POW/MIA issue include the U.S. Air Force POW Oral Histories Collection, the interrogation reports in the Douglas Pike Collection, the Shirley Johnson Collection, and areas of the National Vietnam Veteran's Coalition papers.

Dates

  • 07 December 2001
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.0
Pages
2
Location(s)
D043.7A
2
Photographs

VA006669, VA007103 - VA008762: 1600+ photographs (placed in photograph collection under McConnell Collection)
VAN019434-VAN019443

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1
Museum Objects

2 postcards 1 stamp

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1
Moving Images

144VI0054 - 144VI0057: C-SPAN Hearings on Vietnam POW/MIAs

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1
Audio

144VI0058: Sijan Ring: Syl Sijan 7/5/84

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2
Serials

Cold War International History Project Bulletin, issue 1 (Spring 1992)(2 copies)
Cold War International History Project Bulletin, issue 2 (Fall 1992)(2 copies)

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D043.7A ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D043.7A ]]
  • Box 3: [3] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D043.7A ]]

Inventory

  • Original Copy-edited Manuscript manuscript for Inside Hanoi's Secret Archives: Solving the MIA Mystery from Simon & Schuster.
  • Original Copy-edited Manuscript manuscript for Inside Hanoi's Secret Archives: Solving the MIA Mystery from Simon & Schuster.
  • Advanced Uncorrected Reader's Proof
  • "Blue Book", "Secret List No. 6": POWs registered at Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi, and related documents A photocopy of the original obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Also included in this folder is Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) notes on "Swamp Ranger."
  • "US Pilots Captured in Democratic Republic of Vietnam"A typescript copy obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Original Department of Defense list of US military and civilian MIA/POW consists of three documents: "Captured US Military Personnel Returned at Operation Homecoming," "Citizens and Dependents Captured, Missing . . .," and "US Personnel, Southeast Asia . . Alpha and Chronological Reports . . ."
  • "Red Book" index of the holdings of the Central Military Museum, Hanoi "Red Book" index of documents and holding of the PAVN that relate to US MIA/POWs
  • Folder 8-17
  • Selected PAVN documents cited in "Red Book" index thru 18 Scanned PAVN documents relating the MIA/POW
  • Assorted documents RE: Operation Druid Smoke and Operation Swamp Ranger
  • Correspondence between McConnell and Theodore Schweitzer (Mr. Schweitzer served as researcher of the book while in Hanoi)
  • Assorted US Intelligence sources regarding POW/MIA Declassified documents obtained from various sources.
  • Transfer of US POWs to the Soviet Union
  • Transfer of US POWs to the Soviet Union (Papers relating to the possible transfer of American POWs form Vietnam and Korea to the Soviet Union.)
  • LTC James 'Bo' Grita and Captian Lance Sijan Files circa 1984. An audio tape was originally in this file. It has been transferred to the Audio Collection)
  • Transcript: Senate Committee on POW/MIA Affairs Includes the deposition of Robert Garwood, January 21, 199
  • Shootdown of USAF F-111 (Ward/McElvain) DIA case reports.
  • Cold War / Korea Shootdowns US government and secondary sources
  • Assorted interview material concerning DOD POW/MIA Office
  • Shootdown of EC-47 Baron 52, February 5, 1973 Assorted material including original correspondence
  • Interviews with MG John Murray, USA Ret. Interviews, papers and correspondence
  • Miscellaneous interview notes
  • Original Interviews RE: PAVN "Blue Files" Original Interviews and field agent reports regarding "Blue Files" (personal dossiers on US POWs)
  • US statistics regarding aircraft shootdowns official US government statistical records on total US aircraft and helicopter losses during Vietnam War.
  • Loss of USAF F-4D with J.C. Morrison and S.Francisco Papers, records, and manuscripts regarding the loss of USAF F-4D
  • "Cold Spot" US POWs in Laos materials and notes regarding POWs in Laos
  • Research for "Loss, Location and Fate Analysis" This article was the original research project for Inside Hanoi's . . .
  • "Specialist" MIAs - MIAs who had been taken to the Soviets for interrogation.
  • U.S. POW/MIAs in Laos Declassified materials and unpublished US government documents regarding POW/MIAs in Laos.
  • "E&E" symbols
  • US Intelligence Debriefing of Le Dinh
  • Scott Barnes
  • Statements by Barry Toll regarding US POW/MIAs (Part 1)
  • Statements by Barry Toll regarding US POW/MIAs (Part 2)
  • Statements by Barry Toll regarding US POW/MIAs (Part 3)
  • Statements by Barry Toll regarding US POW/MIAs (Part4)
  • Index of POW/MIA Senate Committee Holdings of the National Archives
  • Alleged report by PAVN LTG Tran Van Quang found in Moscow archives Includes related Operation Swamp Ranger correspondence and secondary source material.
  • Second Soviet Archive document - Secondary material concerning purported second Soviet Archive document.
  • MIA "Discrepancy Cases"
  • Miscellaneous DIA/US government material
  • Miscellaneous
  • Material on photographs used in McConnell's Book
  • Material on photographs used in McConnell's Book
  • Material on photographs used in McConnell's Book
2
Photographs

VA006669, VA007103 - VA008762: 1600+ photographs (placed in photograph collection under McConnell Collection)
VAN019434-VAN019443

Click here to view all Photographs
1
Museum Objects

2 postcards 1 stamp

Click here to view all Museum Objects
1
Moving Images

144VI0054 - 144VI0057: C-SPAN Hearings on Vietnam POW/MIAs

Click here to view all Moving Images
1
Audio

144VI0058: Sijan Ring: Syl Sijan 7/5/84

Click here to view all Audio
2
Serials

Cold War International History Project Bulletin, issue 1 (Spring 1992)(2 copies)
Cold War International History Project Bulletin, issue 2 (Fall 1992)(2 copies)

Click here to view all Serials

Pub Credit Line
1440000000, Malcolm McConnell Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 07 Dec 2001 [Updated: 24 Aug 2017]