Approximately 18.5 linear feet of documents, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, press releases, books, photographs, a tourist brochure, periodicals, microforms and artifacts document various issues related to the Vietnam Conflict and the history of Indochina. Operational and intelligence reports, logistical and medical studies, Congressional hearings, political, economic and cultural materials, papers by individuals, groups and government contractors and educational items from American military schools make up the document collection. These materials are from both the war and post-war eras (1886-2004) and are in the following languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese and French. Many documents are from the various arms of the US Military, the CIA, National Security Agency, State Department, British Foreign Office and Royal Navy, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces and the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. Highlights include documents on pacification, air interdiction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, cryptology studies, intelligence material on French Indochina, the 1965 Battle of the Ia Drang, the 1968 Tet Offensive, the 1972 Easter Offensive, the 1973 de-mining of Hai Phong Harbor and media coverage of the Vietnam Conflict.
The collection also includes newspapers and official military documents like Daily Staff Journals, After Action Reports, Operation Reports - Lessons Learned, Periodical Intelligence Reports (PERINTREP), Province Reports, Command and Unit Histories, Organization Charts, Intelligence Reports, Situation Reports, MACV CORDS and pacification documents for various units and provinces throughout South Vietnam. The majority of these
documents are focused on the Tet Offensive and are dated June 1967 through August of 1968 with the bulk dates being January through February of 1968. Also included are interviews with battle participants and commanders, analysis of the battle and intelligence systems used from both military and academic sources, translations of analysis of the battle from North Vietnamese participants and scholars, and PAVN and PLAF unit histories.
The collection also includes audio recordings and notebooks. The cassette tapes feature recordings of base attacks, radio and TV news coverage of Tet 1968, and music. The notebooks have notes about various battles and important figures from the Tet Offensive of 1968. The materials date from 1968 to 1990 with the bulk dates being 1968 through 1969.