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Ted Acheson Collection (725) Finding Aid

Item Number: 7250000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Photographs, documents, letters, newspaper clippings, an issue of Operating Cameraman featuring an article by Acheson, printed material and other ephemera collected by Ted Acheson document his years of service in Southeast Asia Unit of DASPO. Film and slide projectors, a tripod dolly, and a military issue rucksack with a baggage Vietnam War era tag attached.

Dates

  • 05 June 2002

Biographical / Historical

Ted Acheson served in Southeast Asia Unit of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO).
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.3
Pages
2
Location(s)
D102.4A, D102.3C, Photograph Collection, Slide Collection, Cold Storage Vault, Museum Objects, Periodical Collection; D204.7
1
Books

Vietnam Sketchbook: Drawings from Delta to DMZ by Charles Waterhouse

6
Photographs

VA002209, VA002425, VA002514, VA002526, VA002542, VA002544, VA027186 - VA027290, VA030128 - VA030143, VA030671, and Approximately 50 120 mm color negatives. Two negatives - one sleeve: VAN005009 (two men) and VAN005010 (man exiting property)
VA039261: Ted Acheson in Saigon holdinding Yaschica camera (March 1968), VA039262
VA039262: William Foulke 1977
VA043248-VA043251: 4 Photographs of Ted Acheson's service with DASPO in Vietnam, 1969
2 photographs of the DASPO at Khe Sahn, April 1968, and First Members of DASPO Team B on the Thailand/Burma border, 1962
VA059590-VA059600: 11 Photographs taken primarily in Honolulu during TDY.

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3
Slides

VAS016489 - VAS016514, VAS045241-VAS045269, VAS049630-VAS049668
29 Slides from Korea, and a Bob Hope Show.
39 slides from Okinawa, Korea, Saigon, and a Bob Hope show

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24
Museum Objects

725museum0570: US Passport
725museum0571: 1 X 10 Baht note (Thailand)
725museum0572 - 725museum0573: 2 X 50 dong notes (Vietnam)
725museum0574: 1 X 100 dong note (Vietnam)
725museum0575: 1 X 10 Won Note (Korea)
725museum0739: Certificate Holder from the United States War Office (Originally contained Certificate of Appreciation for Ted Acheson)
725museum0740: Army Helmet
725museum1012: US Army backpack with external frame
725museum1013: 16mm Bell and Howell film magazine (400 ft)
725museum1014: Brown camera case with green felt lining
725museum1015: 16mm Bell and Howell film camera
725museum1531: Yashica still camera
725museum1532: Bell and Howell Filmo motor drive for 16mm film camera
725museum1722: Innovative Television Equipment tripod with Miller Fluid Heads attachment
725museum1723: Various camera accessories
725museum1724: Beaulieu R 16 Automatic motion picture film camera
725museum1725: Paillard Bolex motion picture film camera
725museum1726: Arriflex Model 16S 16mm motion picture film camera
725museum2789: Kodak Pageant Sound Film Projector
725museum2790: Kodak Medalist Carousel Slide Projector with remote control
725museum2791: Military issue rucksack with Vietnam War era baggage tag (from Phu Bai to Tan Son Nhut)
725museum2792: Camera tripod dolly
725museum2894: One Sony portable U-Matic SP videocassette recorder (VO-8800)used by Ted Acheson to produce audio/visual materials
4 by 5 Speed Graphic Camera

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1
Electronic Media

725EM0157: Ted Acheson Oral History

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7
Moving Images

725VI0630 CNN Inside Asia (April 29, 2000)
725VI0631 Army Combat Photographer
725VI0632 Combat Photographers, Tom Mintier
725VI3073: DVD-R: Battle footage at Chu Lai, 6 May 1968 involving 2/17th Air Cav, 101st Airborne
725VI3207 Combat near Hue 1968
725VI3208 Power House Lounge, OJT assignment by Abbott, R and R in Hawaii
725VI3219 Operation on Vietnamese civilian woman's clavicle
725VI3224 POW Hospital
725VI3225 Cambodian paratroop training by Special Forces, Cam Ranh Bay, 1969
725VI3346 Combat footage near Hue, May 1, 1968
725VI3350 Five short films by Ted Acheson 1968
725vi3354: Bob Hope Show

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40
Serials

American Philatelist: 2001: October

Contemporary Southeast Asia: 2002: August

Conversations: Occasional Writing from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies: 2000: December

Economist: 2000: November 11

Encore: 2000: September 17, 2019

Get Clinical: 2001: July 23

Life: 1968: February 16

Newsweek: 1968: March 19

Operating Cameraman: The Journal of the Society of Camera Operators: 2004: Spring-Summer

Pacific Affairs: 2001: Winter

Parameters: 2002: April 1

Small Wars & Insurgencies: 2001: May 1

South East Asia Research: 2000: November

Survival: 2002: April 1

Time Out: 2001: February 12, February 19, February 26, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 30, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, July 9, July 30, August 27, September 3, October 17; 2002: February 18, February 25, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 4

Vietnam Cultural Window: 2001: June

Watershed: People’s Forum on Ecology, Burma, Cambodia, Lao PDF, Thailand, Vietnam: 2001: March

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D102.4A ]]
  • Box 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks, D056.3 Individual Oversize Box 9 [D56.3]]

Inventory

  • US Government Motor Vehicle Operator ID Card, 1968
  • US Military ID card, 1969
  • Visa issuance Record Form, 1967
  • Letter from Doris Tyne (March 12, 1969)
  • Newsfilm release (May 24, 1968)
  • DASPO Critiques: February 1968, June 1968, undated
  • Typing certificate, August 1967
  • US Army Signal School Diploma, June 30, 1967
  • Transmittal of the Purple Heart August 12, 1968
  • Letter from Daniel Z. Henkin, Asst. Sec. of Defense, April 17, 1970
  • Letter from Brigadier General Winant Sidle, Chief of Information, April 24, 1970
  • Letter from Congressman Donald W. Reigle, Jr., July 31, 1970
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwuakee instructional media
  • Laboratory newsletter clipping - "Acheson named service photographer of the year", undated
  • Letters of commendation, February 5 - 26, 1969
  • Letters of appreciation, August 1 - 7, 1969
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Business card with Asian letters
  • pocket menu from the Paolo Italian Restaurant, Saigon
  • Note from Stewart Barbee, undated
  • Note from Wendell Howland, undated
  • Sheet of US postage stamps: the rebellious 60s and the man on the moon
  • Photocopied newspaper clipping
  • DASPO (1963 - 1975), PAC PAN CONUS Foundation document, undated
  • Letter from Arthur A. Jones, May 25, 2001
  • Letter from Stewart Barbee
  • Letter to Stewart Barbee from Ed Lewin, February 20, 1990
  • "History of the US Army Visual Information Center 1918 - 1933"
  • "The Early DASPO", Claude Bache, USA (Ret.)
  • "The Story of DASPO" by Arthur A. Jones
  • DASPO information bulletin #2 (September 1963)
  • DASPO Members not currently on roster
  • Photocopy newspaper article from Rocky Mountain News (Denver) April 19, 2000. "North Vietnamese Photos ahave been 'in the shadows for 25 years'"
  • Certificates and Discharge Papers, 1967-1972
  • Letters to Home from Ted Acheson, 1967-1969 and undated
  • Letter to Ted Acheson, April 30, 1968
  • Letter of Commendation, 1970
  • Memorial Service Program for Charles F. Rein, December 3, 1968
  • Military Pay Vouchers, 1967-1969
  • News clippings
  • News clipping photocopies
  • Photo Captions and Critiques, 1968-1969
  • TDY Orders, 1967-1969
  • Operation and care maual for the Bell and Howell Filmo 70 motion picture camera
  • List of Acheson films used by major networks
  • TDY Orders, February 19, 1968
  • Film negative sleeve from Thailand
  • Army Digest Article, "Soldiers with Cameras" 1964
  • DASPO Family Tree
  • History of the US Army Visual Information Center,1918-1993
  • Historical List of Commanders of U.S. Army Visual Infomation Center (USAVIC)
  • Letter to Alice from Ted Acheson dated October 16, 1969
  • Oversize material
  • Original Newspapers
1
Books

Vietnam Sketchbook: Drawings from Delta to DMZ by Charles Waterhouse

6
Photographs

VA002209, VA002425, VA002514, VA002526, VA002542, VA002544, VA027186 - VA027290, VA030128 - VA030143, VA030671, and Approximately 50 120 mm color negatives. Two negatives - one sleeve: VAN005009 (two men) and VAN005010 (man exiting property)
VA039261: Ted Acheson in Saigon holdinding Yaschica camera (March 1968), VA039262
VA039262: William Foulke 1977
VA043248-VA043251: 4 Photographs of Ted Acheson's service with DASPO in Vietnam, 1969
2 photographs of the DASPO at Khe Sahn, April 1968, and First Members of DASPO Team B on the Thailand/Burma border, 1962
VA059590-VA059600: 11 Photographs taken primarily in Honolulu during TDY.

Click here to view all Photographs
3
Slides

VAS016489 - VAS016514, VAS045241-VAS045269, VAS049630-VAS049668
29 Slides from Korea, and a Bob Hope Show.
39 slides from Okinawa, Korea, Saigon, and a Bob Hope show

Click here to view all Slides
24
Museum Objects

725museum0570: US Passport
725museum0571: 1 X 10 Baht note (Thailand)
725museum0572 - 725museum0573: 2 X 50 dong notes (Vietnam)
725museum0574: 1 X 100 dong note (Vietnam)
725museum0575: 1 X 10 Won Note (Korea)
725museum0739: Certificate Holder from the United States War Office (Originally contained Certificate of Appreciation for Ted Acheson)
725museum0740: Army Helmet
725museum1012: US Army backpack with external frame
725museum1013: 16mm Bell and Howell film magazine (400 ft)
725museum1014: Brown camera case with green felt lining
725museum1015: 16mm Bell and Howell film camera
725museum1531: Yashica still camera
725museum1532: Bell and Howell Filmo motor drive for 16mm film camera
725museum1722: Innovative Television Equipment tripod with Miller Fluid Heads attachment
725museum1723: Various camera accessories
725museum1724: Beaulieu R 16 Automatic motion picture film camera
725museum1725: Paillard Bolex motion picture film camera
725museum1726: Arriflex Model 16S 16mm motion picture film camera
725museum2789: Kodak Pageant Sound Film Projector
725museum2790: Kodak Medalist Carousel Slide Projector with remote control
725museum2791: Military issue rucksack with Vietnam War era baggage tag (from Phu Bai to Tan Son Nhut)
725museum2792: Camera tripod dolly
725museum2894: One Sony portable U-Matic SP videocassette recorder (VO-8800)used by Ted Acheson to produce audio/visual materials
4 by 5 Speed Graphic Camera

Click here to view all Museum Objects
1
Electronic Media

725EM0157: Ted Acheson Oral History

Click here to view all Electronic Media
7
Moving Images

725VI0630 CNN Inside Asia (April 29, 2000)
725VI0631 Army Combat Photographer
725VI0632 Combat Photographers, Tom Mintier
725VI3073: DVD-R: Battle footage at Chu Lai, 6 May 1968 involving 2/17th Air Cav, 101st Airborne
725VI3207 Combat near Hue 1968
725VI3208 Power House Lounge, OJT assignment by Abbott, R and R in Hawaii
725VI3219 Operation on Vietnamese civilian woman's clavicle
725VI3224 POW Hospital
725VI3225 Cambodian paratroop training by Special Forces, Cam Ranh Bay, 1969
725VI3346 Combat footage near Hue, May 1, 1968
725VI3350 Five short films by Ted Acheson 1968
725vi3354: Bob Hope Show

Click here to view all Moving Images
40
Serials

American Philatelist: 2001: October

Contemporary Southeast Asia: 2002: August

Conversations: Occasional Writing from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies: 2000: December

Economist: 2000: November 11

Encore: 2000: September 17, 2019

Get Clinical: 2001: July 23

Life: 1968: February 16

Newsweek: 1968: March 19

Operating Cameraman: The Journal of the Society of Camera Operators: 2004: Spring-Summer

Pacific Affairs: 2001: Winter

Parameters: 2002: April 1

Small Wars & Insurgencies: 2001: May 1

South East Asia Research: 2000: November

Survival: 2002: April 1

Time Out: 2001: February 12, February 19, February 26, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 30, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, July 9, July 30, August 27, September 3, October 17; 2002: February 18, February 25, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 4

Vietnam Cultural Window: 2001: June

Watershed: People’s Forum on Ecology, Burma, Cambodia, Lao PDF, Thailand, Vietnam: 2001: March

Click here to view all Serials

Pub Credit Line
7250000000, Ted Acheson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 05 Jun 2002 [Updated: 17 Sep 2019]