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John Graham Collection (093) Finding Aid

Item Number: 0930000000

Scope and Contents

One folder of province political reports, newspaper clippings, correspondence and stories document John Graham's service in the Vietnam Conflict. Dates of materials are from 1965 to 1972.


  • 05 December 2001

Biographical / Historical

John Graham was born in 1942 in Tacoma, Washington. In 1971, Graham volunteered for the U.S. Foreign Service, beginning his fifteen year career of service. January 1971 - June 1972, Graham served with the Civil Operation and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) office at Hue and Thua Thien as the Chief of Development. During this time he also served as Senior Municipal Advisor, a political officer, and Deputy Province Senior Advisor. He was ranked as an FSO-5, the Foreign Service rank of Major. Graham was involved in the Easter Offensive of April/May 1972 and by the time of his retirement in 1980 as an FSO-3 (Colonel), he had received multiple civilian awards from both VSG and the Republic of Vietnam government. Graham then became the Executive Director of the Giraffe Project (www.giraffe.org /www.giraffe.org>), where he primarily gives public speeches and writes.
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
Individual Collections-G
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.3 ]]


  • Province Political Reports for Thua Thien, March 1971-June 1972
  • Newspaper Clippings, 1965, 1972
  • Letters, March-May 1971
  • Stories, April-September 1971

Pub Credit Line
0930000000, John Graham Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 05 Dec 2001 [Updated: 06 Jan 2010]