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Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - The Press and the War (226) Finding Aid

Item Number: 2260000000

Scope and Contents

This sub-series deals with the role of the press during the war from varying perspectives. Articles cover the impact of television, performance of the media, government/press relations, captured journalist accounts. Some post war material dealing with the impact of the media on public opinion. This section contains material on the role of the media in Vietnam from a variety of perspectives . Much of the printed materials examines issues such as the impact of television, the conflict between the Government and the Press, and the Journalist's perspective.


  • 29 June 2004

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
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
Math Stacks 3
  • Box 29: [29]
  • Box 30: [30]


Pub Credit Line
2260000000, Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - The Press and the War, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 29 Jun 2004 [Updated: 11 Mar 2013]