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Moncrieff J. Spear Collection (1084) Finding Aid

Item Number: 10840000000

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material related to the evacuation of Nha Trang in March 1975. Following the evacuation, Spear asked his staff to write accounts of the evacuations in their provinces.


  • 05 February 2003

Biographical / Historical

Moncrieff Spear served as U.S. Consul General in Nha Trang from 1973 to April 1975. He was responsible for the evacuation of all American and Vietnamese employees and their families in Region Two.
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
Individual Collections-S
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D059.4]]


  • Recollections of evacuations:
  • Walter R. Martindale, Administration and Assistance Office, MR-2 to George D. Jacobson, Special Assistant to the Ambassador, April 14, 1975
  • Moncrieff J. Spear, Consul General, Nha Trang to Ambassador Graham Martin, undated
  • Edmund W. Sprague, Province Representative, Phu Bon to Moncrieff J. Spear, March 24, 1975
  • John V. Swange, Province Representative, Binh Dinh to Moncrieff J. Spear, April 9, 1975
  • David Adamson, Political/Consular Officer to Moncrieff J. Spear, Principal Officer, April 10, 1975
  • "Evacuation of Nha Trang," undated
  • "Quang Duc Province, MR II," undated
  • Memorandum of conversation, "Montagnard Attitude During National Crisis: Request for Political asylum in Event of the Fall of Saigon," April 4, 1975
  • Nomination for Incentive Award for Paul A. Struharik, January 1976
  • Remarks by Henry Kissinger at awards ceremony honoring Foreign Service officers for service in Vietnam, January 18, 1977
  • Letter from Richard S. Pittman, Asia Director of the Summer Institute of Linguistics to Moncrieff J. Spear praising his handling of the movement of SIL staff from NhaTrang to Saigon and efforts to preserve research materials on the Montagnard languages and cultures, undated

Pub Credit Line
10840000000, Moncrieff J. Spear Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 05 Feb 2003 [Updated: 14 May 2010]