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Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 06 - Democratic Republic of Vietnam (232) Finding Aid

Item Number: 2320000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Unit Six, Vietnam at War/Vietnam after Reunification contains material related to North and South Vietnam during the war and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam after reunification. It is divided these three distinct categories. The first section, The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), contains documentary materials on wartime DRV organized by topic. The materials range from the late 1950's to the 1975 cut-off point. The section is divided into various topics include Situation, Internal Conditions, General Files, Customs, Behavior, Anniversaries, Foreign Relations, Culture, Lao Dong (Communist Worker's Party), Political Parties, Armed Forces, Military Science, Education, and Land Reform. There is more description for each topic where it appears in the finding aid. The second section, The Republic of Vietnam (RVN), presents topically arranged materials on the government of South Vietnam and South Vietnamese society during the war years. It also is further divided into topics which include: General Files, General History, Foreign Relations, Constitution, Chronology, Politics, Religion, Ethnic Minorities, Industry, Agriculture, Saigon, Internal Conditions, Culture and Customs, refugees, Economy, Education, and Mass Communications. Similar to the first section, there is more description for each topic where it appears in the finding aid. The final section, The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV), examines Vietnam after reunification in 1975. Topics include: Situation, General Files, Cities, Education, Political Parties, Military Science, and Foreign Relations With China. Again, there is more description for each topic where it appears in the finding aid. There are 25 linear feet of material in Unit Six. Within each topic, boxes and/or folders are arranged chronologically. The material bulks between 1954 and 1975 for the first two sections and 1975-1994 for the section on the SRV. In each box, the folders are broken down into two categories: Documents and General Literature. The Document folders contain material directly attributed to participants in the shaping of the history of events. The General Literature folders hold secondary sources such as newspaper clippings and magazine and journal articles. Almost all of the sources are in English, though there are a few French and Vietnamese documents. Overall, the documents are in good or excellent condition with no access restrictions.

Dates

  • 07 January 2002

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. Processing of Unit Six began in first week of May 1998 and was finished at the end of that month.

Series

Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
14.0
Pages
18
Location(s)
D013.4B
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 4: [4] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 5: [5] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 6: [6] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 7: [7] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 8: [8] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 9: [9] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 10: [10] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 11: [11] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 12: [12] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 13: [13] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 14: [14] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 15: [15] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 16: [16] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 17: [17] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 18: [18] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 19: [19] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 20: [20] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 21: [21] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 22: [22] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 23: [23] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 24: [24] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 25: [25] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 26: [26] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 27: [27] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]
  • Box 28: [28] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D013.4 ]]

Inventory


Pub Credit Line
2320000000, Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 06 - Democratic Republic of Vietnam, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 07 Jan 2002 [Updated: 28 Mar 2017]