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Lawrence V. Smith Collection (2540) Finding Aid

Item Number: 25400000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately a quarter of a linear foot of slides, negatives, photographs, and documents from Lawrence V. Smith's time in Vietnam working for ABC's Far East Bureau in 1965. The slides and photographs show various South Vietnam cities as well as military activities, the ARVN, and news crews working on the Emmy Award winning documentary 'Reflections on Viet Nam' with Frank Reynolds. Included with the documents are images of Smith, copies of his press credentials, resume, and clippings of coverage of the various stories he worked on during his career.

Dates

  • 16 November 2012

Biographical / Historical

Lawrence V. Smith was an Emmy Award winning director of video and photography for CBS-TV NEWS, ABC-NEWS. He also worked as the director of photography, under contract for the United States Information Agency . Smith was the staff camera for ABC-TV News covering special events in the Far East in 1965. Smith also headed and/or owned several other film production companies from 1955-1999 including: Lawrence Smith Productions(1965), Jacksonville Motion Picture and Television Council, Black Mamba Productions.
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Finding Aid
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Photographs

134 Photos and slides: 79 Photos and 66 Negatives Photosshowing an ABC news filing soldiers in the field, on boats, and at various locations around Vietnam
VA066161-VA066239
VAN019787-VAN019839

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399
Slides

358 slides of soldier in the field, south Vietnamese Military, and news correspondents at various locations throughout South Vietnam in 1965
VAS071362-VAS071713
41 - Slides showing the USS Oriskany (CV-34) at sea with the F-100 Super Saber jet
VAS0087727-VAS087767

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1
Electronic Media

2540EM0593--Photograph VA059903, 13 September 1966-20 September 1969, John Sciascia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accesed 6 November. 2012

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Inventory

  • Resume of Lawrence V. Smith
  • Newspaper and magazine clippings
  • Official Daily Bulletin Number 146, 25 June 1965
  • Letter from Frank Reynold April 1 & 7, 1965
  • Telegram to Larry Smith, Filipinas Hotel Manila
  • Press Pass
  • Apartment floor plan, Tokyo, Japan
  • Business card for Lawrence V. Smith, Cinematograher, ABC News Far East Bureau
3
Photographs

134 Photos and slides: 79 Photos and 66 Negatives Photosshowing an ABC news filing soldiers in the field, on boats, and at various locations around Vietnam
VA066161-VA066239
VAN019787-VAN019839

Click here to view all Photographs
399
Slides

358 slides of soldier in the field, south Vietnamese Military, and news correspondents at various locations throughout South Vietnam in 1965
VAS071362-VAS071713
41 - Slides showing the USS Oriskany (CV-34) at sea with the F-100 Super Saber jet
VAS0087727-VAS087767

Click here to view all Slides
1
Electronic Media

2540EM0593--Photograph VA059903, 13 September 1966-20 September 1969, John Sciascia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accesed 6 November. 2012

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Pub Credit Line
25400000000, Lawrence V. Smith Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 16 Nov 2012 [Updated: 18 Apr 2018]