Scope and Contents
Allied War Participants (.5 lf): Primarily newspaper accounts of the participation in the war of forces allied to the US/RVN during the war. These included Australia, New Zealand, Republic of the Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. Allied War Participants This section contains printed material documenting the support provided to South Vietnam by nations other than the US, during the Vietnam Conflict and the effect the war had on these participants. The unit focuses mostly on Australians, New Zealanders, South Koreans, the Filipinos and Thais. The material is divided between General Literature, files which include government documents and official accounts; and Clippings files which contains the articles published by the press. Congressional reports and reports produced by the USIS, JUSPAO, State Department, and US embassy.
Biographical / Historical
Professor Pike was born in 1925. He served as a journalist in the Army during World War II (in the Pacific Theater of Operations) and during the Korean Conflict. He earned degrees from the University of California-Berkeley and American University. He served as an FSO in Taiwan, Korea, Lebanon, and Vietnam. In 1982 he began teaching at UC-Berkeley and in 1997 moved Texas Tech University. Professor Pike housed and supported the Collection until 1982 when he moved it to Berkeley. It remained there until 1992 when Berkeley considered discontinuing its support for the Indo-China Studies Project. After being approached by Professor Pike, Dr. James Reckner, Director of the Vietnam Center at Tech, and Dr. David Murrah, Assistant Director of Libraries for the Special Collections, worked together to bring the Collection to the Archive in 1994