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Peter Braestrup Collection (1093) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10930000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The Peter Braestrup Collection contains a wide variety of material related to the media and the military in Vietnam and other wars. Braestrup's collection contains correspondence, transcripts, newspaper clippings, photographs and slides, conference and meeting minutes, material related to the publication of Braestrup's books, tape recordings, reel to reel 8mm films, government and military publications, periodicals, book excerpts, and various other printed material. Dates for the material are from 1950-1988.

The Braestrup Collection is organized into two Series: Personal Papers and Research Material.

Series One: The Personal Papers Series consists of six boxes and is organized into five sections. Braestrup's personal papers include correspondence, material related to the organizing of the Neiman Dinner, material relating to various conferences and symposiums about Vietnam, and articles and manuscripts related to Vietnam.

Series Two: Research Material is vast and is organized into thirteen sub-series.
One: Big Story by Peter Braestrup (6 boxes) has material in it related to Big Story. For example: book reviews, correspondence between Braestrup and the publisher, and research material Braestrup used to write the book all are found in this sub-series.
Two: Vietnam as History: Ten Years After the Paris Peace Accords edited by Peter Braestrup (2 boxes). This portion of the collection contains materials used to produce Vietnam as History such as original writings of contributing authors, and material regarding the conference associated with the publication of the book.
Three: End of US Involvement in Vietnam (2 boxes). This portion of the collection contains materials such as Defense Department statements and Paris Peace Accords newspaper articles.
Four: Research material for Battle Lines edited by Peter Braestrup (3 boxes). This portion of the collection contains a lot of research material about the US invasion of Grenada in 1983. Also included are research materials regarding the Press in other wars (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Falkland Islands^DEL).
Five: General William C. Westmoreland Case (2 boxes). This portion of the collection pertains to the General Westmoreland v. CBS case. CBS aired a show in 1984 in which they claimed Westmoreland deliberately withheld information regarding enemy troop strength from the American public. Westmoreland sued CBS for libel. The contents of this portion of the collection consist of newspaper articles, court documents and records, and correspondence between Westmoreland and Braestrup.
Six: Press Coverage of the 10th Anniversary of US Withdrawal from Vietnam (1985) (1 box). In this portion of the collection are several different newspapers' coverage and commentary on the 10th anniversary of the American withdrawal from Vietnam. Also, material produced by the major television networks regarding the topic is included.
Seven: Vietnam (1 box). This portion contains a wide variety of materials all relating to Vietnam. Articles from newspapers, materials from conferences, publications and periodicals related to several topics about Vietnam (defoliation, the Press corps, bombing Cambodia and others) are all present in this section.
Eight: Vietnam, Media, Watergate, Nixon's China Trip (2 boxes). This section contains Press accounts from various sources of all the above topics.
Nine: News Anthology File (8 boxes). This section contains collections of articles written by several different journalists. Also has press coverage of Watergate, Saturday Night Massacre, elections (Congressional, presidential), Presidential coverage, Hai Phong Harbor mining articles, and articles and materials related to the business operations of various newspapers. Most material is from the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Ten: Press Censorship (2 boxes). This deals with Press relations with the military throughout American history. Material consists of mostly articles and book excerpts.
Eleven: Military (3 boxes). Material in this portion deals with contemporary military issues of the late 1970s: pay and benefits, budgets, morale, and other topics.
Twelve: Vietnam, Washington Press Corps (1 box). This portion contains data regarding current (late 1970s, early 1980s) attitudes and biographical information among members of the Press in Washington DC. Also, this portion contains many photographs that reside in the Vietnam Archive photograph collection.
Thirteen: Wilson Quarterly Files 1980 - 1981 (2 boxes). This portion contains notes from meetings, contributions and manuscripts from various authors, correspondence, and various Wilson Center materials.

Added: 18 Oct 2011[Updated: 19 May 2017]
Karl E. Sundstrom Collection (2449) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24490000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Poster promotes a 'Welcome Home' parade for Vietnam Veterans sponsored by the City of Chicago on 13 June 1986.

Added: 12 Dec 2011[Updated: 12 Dec 2011]
Mary Saffell Collection (2465) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24650000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One book titled Crossing Three Wildernesses: A Memoir by U Sam Oeur with Ken McCullough

Added: 17 Jan 2012[Updated: 05 Mar 2012]
Jim Sprinkle Collection (2935) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 16 Apr 2019[Updated: 06 May 2019]
Ronald L. Sheffield Collection (2596) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One DVD containing video interviews with members of the 68th Assault Helicopter Company talking about their experiences serving with the unit in Vietnam. These interviews were recorded at the 2010 68th AHC reunion held in Orlando, Florida. The interviews are with the original members who took the 68th AHC from Ft. Benning, Georgia to Vietnam, as well as other members who served with the unit throughout its service in Vietnam.

Added: 07 Oct 2013[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
Harold Lynn Stephens Collection (2971) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29710000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of one scrapbook featuring articles from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal covering the Vietnam War. The articles are dated 1965.

Added: 07 May 2018[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
Geoffrey Shaw Collection (809) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of a transcript of an interview conducted with General Nguyen Khanh and a Masters thesis entitled Ngo Dinh Diem and the Americans written by Geoffrey Shaw. The materials are dated 1992 and 1994.

Added: 18 Jun 2018[Updated: 18 Jun 2018]
Ronald Swart Collection (3009) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of one copy of Xin Chu-Y, Xin Chu-Y.

Added: 12 Oct 2018[Updated: 12 Oct 2018]
William Sharpe Collection (3016) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30160000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of one copy of Ups and Downs by William Sharpe.

Added: 01 Nov 2018[Updated: 01 Nov 2018]
Ralph H. Staunton Collection (3020) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30200000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of approximately 1.5 linear feet of army aviation training materials accumulated by Ralph Staunton. The materials include army field manuals; army technical manuals; army pamphlets; army special texts; training course workbooks/handouts/programmed texts; a Fort Wolters guide and directory; reference books; and the roster for Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Aviator Class 71-1 from Fort Rucker, AL. The materials include airmanship training materials (128 hour curriculum for all students), warrant officer development training materials (91 hour curriculum for WOC students), and officer development training materials (27 hour curriculum for officer students). The materials are dated 1959 and 1963-1977.

Added: 07 Nov 2018[Updated: 13 Nov 2018]
Henry Shine Collection (509) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

A copy of Harvard Lampoon Parody from 1969 donated to the Vietnam Archive by Dr. Henry Shine, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Texas Tech University.

Added: 06 Feb 2002[Updated: 20 Jul 2006]
Robert H. Simmons Collection (510) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5100000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

An audio cassette tape of Private First Class Robert H. Simmons documents his experiences as a member of Team F.T.T.-1 in Laos.

Added: 06 Feb 2002[Updated: 21 Jul 2006]
John T. Stihl Collection (547) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Biography of Major General John T. Stihl from the United States Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force, Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. (Current as of October 1986)

Added: 20 Feb 2002[Updated: 11 Dec 2006]
Jack E. Starr Collection (521) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5210000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Jack E. Starr's DD-214 documents his retirement from the United States Air Force in 1983.

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 21 Jul 2006]
Gerald L. Swanger Collection (560) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5600000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

DD-214, Special Orders, Air Force Commendation Medal Certificate, and a photograph document Gerald L. Swanger's service in the United States Air Force with the 8th Tactical Air Control Fighter Wing (PACAF) and the 555th Tactical Air Control Fighter Squadron (Wolfpack).

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 12 Dec 2006]
Chip Seiple Collection (1515) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15150000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides and photographs document Chip Seiple's tour of duty in Thailand and Vietnam and his R&R trip to Hawaii in 1972.

Added: 01 Mar 2005[Updated: 12 Feb 2014]
Glen Simonsen Collection (698) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6980000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of newspaper clippings document the collision of the USS Frank E. Evans and the HMAS Melbourne.

Added: 18 Jun 2002[Updated: 16 Jul 2019]
William Szanyi Collection (667) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6670000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

A DD214 form, orders, certificates, a combat data card, and a travel voucher document Lt. Col. William Szanyi's service in the United States Air Force in Vietnam, circa 1965-1967.

Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 02 May 2007]
Lewis M. Stern Collection (652) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6520000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photographs taken by Lewis M. Stern of Saigon in1975 and of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Danang, and Hanoi during the 1990s. Some of the photographs are of POW/MIA Technical Talks and meetings between the Presidential Envoy and senior Vietnamese officials form 1989-1993. Forty photographs primarily from Lewis M Stern's service as Director for Indochina, Thailand, and Burma in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (OASD/ISA) from 1988-2001

Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 09 Oct 2009]
Carmen Steigman Collection (635) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photographs, articles, and a funeral program document the identification of remains, funeral mass and re-internment of Lt. Michael Blassie, the former Vietnam War Unknown Soldier.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 05 Jan 2007]
Leslie Smith Collection (719) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7190000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Videotape titled Stray Goose has some narration by Leslie Smith and includes 8mm film taken in Vietnam of the activities of the C-130. The film also includes footage of the first live dual C-130 pickup of two RVN soldiers using the Fulton Recovery System. For more information on the C-130, see the book The Praetorian Starship: The Combat Talon Story.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 02 Aug 2007]
John M. Shaw Collection (739) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Letters and a report document government analysis of the battles of Dien Bien Phu and Khe Sanh, 1968-1972. The collection also contains MACV Monthly Summaries from 1968-1970.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 07 Sep 2007]
Raymond Spiess Collection (736) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7360000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of reports, memos, personal data sheets, health records, special orders and administrative documents detailing Raymond Spiess' career in the United States Army, circa 1960 to 2001.

The collection also includes slides documenting Raymond Spiess' service in Vietnam as an SFC-E7 with the 5th Special Forces Group. The slides are dated 1963.

Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 25 Jun 2018]
Walter (Ike) Sowles Collection (963) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Two poems written by Walter Sowles, 'Place of Honor' and 'Echoing Bugles' honor his fellow soldiers and was dedicated on November 11, 2000.

Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 28 Sep 2007]
Michael Sheets Collection (987) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9870000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Twenty-seven films created by the Department of Defense Motion Picture Team in 1969, approximately 80 photographs, including 12 proof sheets and caption data sheets created by Michael Sheets document U.S. military activities in Vietnam, October 1968 and undated.

Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 08 Jan 2019]
James Schueckler Collection (835) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

CD-Rom contains a snapshot of The Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial site (www.VirtualWall.org), 30 June 2002

Added: 06 Aug 2002[Updated: 25 Sep 2007]
Edwin Stevens Collection (1004) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10040000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two books: 1) A Pocket Guide to Vietnam. The first book is an updated pocket guide to Vietnam published by the Defense Department. It serves as a general guide for servicemen on the people, history, culture, geography, language and military forces in Vietnam. 2) An Introduction to Vietnam. The second book is an introduction to the history, politics, foreign relations, economy, education, intellectual and artistic expression, and religion of Vietnam. Published in 1969 by the Vietnam Council on Foreign Relations.

Added: 14 Aug 2002[Updated: 08 Mar 2017]
William Strobridge Collection (1014) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10140000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection contains manuscripts of articles that appeared in and printed issues of The Ivy Leaves, the official publication of the 4th Infantry (IVY) Division, 1980-1992. Included in the collection is an information booklet on aerial reconnaissance, photographs of Strobridge, and several periodicals containing articles related to Vietnam.

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Lewis Sorley Collection (1016) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10160000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than one linear foot of Lewis Sorley's presentation at the 2006 Vietnam Center ARVN Conference and 'Remembering Vietnam' by Lewis Sorley, a lecture delivered at the National Archives, Washington, D.C. on April 30, 2002., document Lewis Sorley's recollections on his service and his continued interest in the Vietnam War.

Added: 28 Aug 2002[Updated: 14 Mar 2018]
Steve Sumrall Collection (1008) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10080000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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22 editions of The Jackstaff News, Febraury 1967-January 1968, a publication of U.S. Navy Support Activity, Saigon for Navy personnel in Vietnam.

Added: 28 Aug 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Nikhil Santhi Collection (1024) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10240000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of printed material regarding 9 aircraft from Aircraft of the World published by International Masters, 1998. There is also a printed article by M. S. Venkataramani titled: The Operation Tailwing Tangle.

Added: 25 Sep 2002[Updated: 05 Dec 2002]
Thomas Shambo Collection (1049) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10490000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Slides document Shambo's military service in Vietnam and include images of Phang Rang, and Shambo and his dog, Ronald. The slides were created in 1967 and 1968.

Added: 28 Oct 2002[Updated: 13 Dec 2002]
Peter Shay Collection (1057) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10570000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Transcipt of oral history interview conducted by Peter Shay of Captain Clarence J. 'Jerry' Wages, U.S. Navy (ret.), commander of Riverine Operations, Rung Sat, Republic of Vietnam, 1969-1970, for the Naval Historical Foundation Oral History Program, 2002.

Collection: Peter Shay Collection

Added: 01 Nov 2002[Updated: 11 May 2017]
SS Pioneer Commander (AK-2016) Collection (2372) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23720000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately 45 linear feet of artifacts from the SS Pioneer Commander, which was laid down as the SS American Commander for the United States Lines in 1962 as a cargo ship and was involved with the evacuation of American and South Vietnamese personnel from Da Nang and Cam Ranh Bay in 1975.

Added: 08 Nov 2010[Updated: 09 Nov 2010]
Xiao Shao Collection (2356) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23560000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Doctoral dissertation written Xiao Shao for East China Normal University titled 'U.S.-North Vietnamese Paris Negotiations and the End of the Vietnam War (1969-1975).'

Collection: Xiao Shao Collection

Added: 26 Mar 2012[Updated: 26 Mar 2012]
William W. Shugarts III Collection (2470) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24700000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

DVD of Evan Sparks's 2011 student history project, a documentary "War At Home," donated by William Shugarts. One CD contains scans of a scrapbook detailing the activities of the 23rd supply and Transport Battalion of the 23rd infantry (Americal) Division from 1969-1970. It contains photographs, as well as newspaper clippings from Pacific stars and Stripes, Southern Cross, and the 23D Hour. The second CD is photographs of Bill Shugarts' trip to Vietnam in 2002.

Added: 28 Mar 2012[Updated: 18 May 2018]
Swift Boat Sailor Association Collection (409) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One VHS video tape titled: Jim Hoffman's slides of Viet Nam plus photos of PFC-1 in Washington D. C. and the SWIFTBOAT SAILORS REUNION Memorial aboard the USS Wisconsin March 2003

Added: 28 Mar 2012[Updated: 20 Apr 2017]
J. Michael Stinson Collection (2418) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24180000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately two linear feet of artifacts collected by J. Michael Stinson while he worked on oil development projects with the PetroVietnam in the mid-1990s while he was employed with Conoco Inc. Included in the collection is a brick from the Hanoi Hilton, a framed North Vietnamese propaganda poster, a copy of 'Sorrow of War' by Bao Ninh, and five poonah paper prints of scenes from Hanoi.

Added: 21 Sep 2012[Updated: 11 Apr 2016]
Carroll Sickles Collection (2641) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26410000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One DVD titled My Back Pages donated to the archive by Carroll Sickles. The DVD contains photos of Sickles' service with the 14th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam in 1967. It also includes a video oral history interview with Sickles conducted by Cortney Helms.

Added: 10 Jun 2014[Updated: 10 Jun 2014]
Richard Archuleta Collection (2541) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25410000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Article from the New Mexico State University Roundup newspaper detailing Richard Archuleta's three tours of duty in Vietnam from 1968 to 1971. The article was written in the 1980's while Archuleta was a student at NMSU.

Added: 13 Oct 2014[Updated: 13 Oct 2014]
W. Alan Fabry Collection (2520) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25200000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Two letters written by Lt W. Alan Fabry during his service in Vietnam with the 40th Signal Battalion in 1970. The letters were donated by Ellen B. Stern who was Fabry's co-worker before he served in the war and was the original recipient of the letters.

Added: 10 Dec 2014[Updated: 10 Dec 2014]
Michael Nelson Shahan Collection (2419) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24190000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two copies of Michael Nelson Shahan's book 'Suddenly the Silence was Broken' documents his service in Vietnam as a Second Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division from January 1967-February 1968.

Added: 15 Dec 2014[Updated: 15 Dec 2014]
Steve Sullivan Collection (2486) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24860000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately two and a half linear feet of artifacts from Steve Sullivan's tour in Vietnam from 1967-1968 where he flew UH1-C gunships with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company in Kom Tum. The collection contains a flight suit, fatigue pants, four patches, military issue towel, compass case, sunglasses, decorated helicopter flight helmet and carrying bag, an MB-4A Computer Air Navigation tool and plasticized DOD evasion chart of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The collection also contains a US Army pack sack, black hammock, black shirt, and canteen with a bullet hole, which were taken from North Vietnamese soldiers who attacked the base while Sullivan was there.

Added: 01 Apr 2015[Updated: 03 Oct 2018]
Phillip Schaefer Collection (2659) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26590000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Book, Dartmouth Veterans: Vietnam Perspectives, Phillip C. Schaefer, 2014. The book contains the autobiographical accounts of 58 men who attended Dartmouth University and served in Vietnam.

Added: 07 Apr 2015[Updated: 07 Apr 2015]
Robert Sholly Collection (2661) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26610000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two books, Young Soldier, Amazing Warriors: Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam, Robert H. Sholly, 2014. The books describe the 4th Infantry Division in 1966 and 1967.

Added: 08 Apr 2015[Updated: 29 May 2015]
Doug Szymik Collection (2513) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25130000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than a quarter of a linear foot of documents and a museum object donated to the archive by Doug Szymik. The collection contains a small Erma - Werks Model EP .25 caliber pocket pistol, the original export license for the pistol, and other paperwork. James Johnson took the pistol from a VC paymaster who was killed in a claymore ambush by E Troop 1/1st Cavalry. Johnson later sold the gun to Szymik.

Added: 15 Oct 2012[Updated: 02 Jul 2013]
Lawrence V. Smith Collection (2540) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25400000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately a quarter of a linear foot of slides, negatives, photographs, and documents from Lawrence V. Smith's time in Vietnam working for ABC's Far East Bureau in 1965. The slides and photographs show various South Vietnam cities as well as military activities, the ARVN, and news crews working on the Emmy Award winning documentary 'Reflections on Viet Nam' with Frank Reynolds. Included with the documents are images of Smith, copies of his press credentials, resume, and clippings of coverage of the various stories he worked on during his career.

Added: 16 Nov 2012[Updated: 18 Apr 2018]
Bruce J. Solberg Collection (2452) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24520000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately half a linear foot of letters, slides, articles, Viet Cong currency, Chieu Hoi leaflets, and artwork document Bruce J. Solberg's tour of duty in Vietnam with the United States' Army's 221st Reconnaissance Airplane Company, 1970-1971. The letters were written by Solberg to his parents during his tour of duty and the artwork and English interpretations of the Chieu Hoi leaflets were done by the 221st Airplane Company's Vietnamese interpreter Phan Hu Thoai.

Added: 29 Nov 2012[Updated: 14 Oct 2014]
John Striegler Collection (1342) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13420000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two pair of Army boots donated to the Archive by John Striegler

Added: 11 May 2004[Updated: 09 Feb 2006]
James Pollock Collection (1343) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13430000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

CD-Rom of a presentation, and paper copies of the introduction and epilogue of the presentation, given first at the Library of Congress on July 15, 2003. The presentation is entitled United States Army Vietnam Combat Art Program.

Added: 11 May 2004[Updated: 17 Sep 2019]
Mr. Allen Suydam Collection (1347) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Correspondence, two issues of Tropic Lightning News, an old plane ticket, museum objects, military administrative documents and official orders, an Army enlistment book, a printed image of a National Liberation Front leaflet, and slides (with captions) all document Allen Suydam's service in Vietnam with the Army's 25th Infantry Division, 1968 - 1969.

Added: 15 Jun 2004[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Peter Swartz Collection (1353) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13530000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Books, field manuals, government documents and reports document U.S. Civil Affairs and psychological operations activity in Southeast Asia, primarily from 1965-1968, with some materials from 1969-1971.

Added: 16 Jun 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2018]
Charles Shyab Collection (1363) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

C-rations and A Pocket Guide to Vietnam (Department of Defense, 1971)

Added: 22 Jun 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Lynn Steele Collection (1371) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13710000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides, military documents, and The Salina (Kansas) Journal Sunflower (March 23, 1980) document Steele's experiences serving in Vietnam with B and C Battery, 13th Artillery from March 1969 - April 1970.

Added: 29 Jun 2004[Updated: 03 Oct 2019]
Ed Schramko Collection (1370) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13700000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

A Pocket Guide to Vietnam, Happy Happy Massage & Bar business card, three H.P. Turkish Bath & Massage business cards, South Vietnamese government publication warning against selling heroin (in Vietnamese), Guide to the National Museum in Bangkok, invoice from Young Designer's Jewelry, Thai currency conversion reference card, two menus for 1971 Christmas dinner in Vietnam, The Northern Log, The Northern Log (September 15, 1971.

Added: 13 Jul 2004[Updated: 14 Jan 2005]
Veterans Issues and Answers Collection (1277) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12770000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately eleven linear feet of 164 three-quarter inch U-Matic video tapes of the television program, entitled 'Veterans Issues and Answers', documents an array of veteran's issues. The videos are placed in the order in which they aired, October 27, 1991 through May 31, 1999, and include titles such as 'N.J. Vietnam Veterans Memorial', 'N.J. Agent Orange Commission', 'National League of Families for POW/MIA's', 'Dedication of the Vietnam Women's Memorial', 'Agent Orange- The Silent Killer', 'Suing the CIA - The Abandonment of American POWs', and 'Men of the Intrepid'. The tapes are in poor condition and will be digitized to help for preservation.

Added: 26 Jul 2004[Updated: 22 Aug 2017]
Allen W. Sims Collection (1395) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13950000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than one linear foot of artifacts, Sim's manuscript and published book edition of ^D'Ambush: Memories and Photos of a Combat Squad Leader^D>', twelve photographs, correspondence and photocopied North Vietnamese propaganda leaflets document Allen W. Sims service during the Vietnam Conflict, 1969-1970. The photocopied leaflets are from a portion of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev, Ukraine which documents Ukraine's involvement in the Vietnam Conflict. An English translation of the leaflets is also included and was translated by Suong Ives, who escaped from Vietnam after the Communist takeover and has lived in the United States for over 25 years.

Added: 04 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2006]
John Sciascia Collection (1394) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13940000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of approximately two linear feet of materials consisting of documents, photographs, videos, and books accumulated by John Sciascia. The materials relate to Sciascia and his fellow Vietnam War dog handlers and include Vietnam Dog Handler Association newsletters and articles concerning the dedication of a War Dog Memorial; calling cards; memorial service programs; pamphlets; correspondence; and clippings. The materials are dated 1994-2017.

Added: 04 Aug 2004[Updated: 04 Oct 2019]
Tran Si Hai Collection (1397) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13970000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Vietnamese books written by Tran Si Hai

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 09 Aug 2004]
Gary Snead Collection (1393) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13930000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection includes hundreds of personal letters from family and friends, including almost 300 letters and 51 audiotape letters between Snead and his fiance/wife, Laura Kathryn 'Kay' Surber. Military administrative documents including original orders, Squadron Bulletins, and other military forms; helicopter flight plans, schedules, logbook excerpts, and workbooks; newspaper articles and clippings; over 500 photographs and slides; artifacts; military newspapers and additional publications document Gary Snead's tour of duty with the Marine Light Helicopter Squadron - 367, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Vietnam, August 1968 to August 1969.

Collection: Gary Snead Collection

Added: 17 Aug 2004[Updated: 27 Sep 2019]
Cecil L. Shrader Collection (1411) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14110000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Copies of Colonel Cecil L. Shrader's military records document his service in the United States Army from 1959 to 1989. Photographs and two computer printed maps document Cecil Shrader's two tours of duty in Vietnam from July 1966 to May 1967 and January 1969 to March 1969.

Added: 18 Aug 2004[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Weymouth D. Symmes Collection (1412) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14120000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Book titled War on the Rivers: A Swift Boat Sailor's Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta by Weymouth D. Symmes.

Added: 23 Aug 2004[Updated: 07 Apr 2008]
Dan Storz Collection (1063) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Collection consists of photographs taken during the first reunion of Echo Company (August, 2001)

Collection: Dan Storz Collection

Added: 11 Nov 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Gus Sousa Collection (1050) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10500000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 13 Nov 2002[Updated: 29 Jun 2004]
Woodrow Schellenberg Collection (734) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7340000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Military administrative documents, correspondence, and literature document Woodrow Schellenberg's military service in Vietnam.

Added: 06 Jan 2003[Updated: 10 Aug 2007]
Glenn Sheathelm Collection (692) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6920000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Letter from Glenn Sheathelm to Curtis Peoples of the Vietnam Archive discusses Sheathelm's experiences in Vietnam with the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division (Jumping Mustangs).

Added: 08 Jan 2003[Updated: 27 Jun 2007]
Mike Schermerhorn Collection (688) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6880000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of ephemera collected by Dale Schermerhorn during his service in Vietnam with the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division (Jumping Mustangs).

Added: 08 Jan 2003[Updated: 27 Jun 2007]
Benjamin Stanczyk Collection (2218) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22180000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately one and a half linear feet of legal documents pertain to the case of Maliszewska v. USA Civil Action #A74-1526 where Benjamin Stanczyk represented the widow of those sailors killed in the bombing of a Polish ship on 20 December 1972 as a result of the United States' mining of Haiphong Harbor. The incident resulted in the deaths of four Polish sailors and permanent injuries for twenty-four others. Stanczyk still remained involved with trying to gain compensation for the widows at the time of the donation of this collection to the Vietnam Archive in 2009.

Added: 18 Feb 2010[Updated: 09 Mar 2010]
Craig L. Smith Collection (2284) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22840000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one half a linear foot of slides document Craig L. Smith's service during the Vietnam War.

Added: 22 Feb 2010[Updated: 26 Aug 2010]
Owren Sarratt Collection (2251) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22510000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of slides, photographs, ephemeral material, and a Vietnamese beer bottle document Owren Sarratt's service as a civilian contractor in Vietnam, 1965-1966.

Added: 09 Mar 2010[Updated: 18 Dec 2012]
Robert Sage Collection (2296) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

DVD contains records reproduced from the National Archives in JPEG format concerning the 15th Engineering Battalion, 9th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.

Added: 12 Apr 2010[Updated: 05 Jul 2012]
Bill Sparks Collection (2319) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23190000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two doofers (informally written stories) by Bill Sparks titled 'Iron Hand One' which documents the first SAM raid by the Wild Weasels and 'A Memorable 100 Mission Party' which documents how a Wild Weasel would celebrate his 100th mission.

Added: 05 Aug 2010[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
Nancy Miller Saunders Collection (1541) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15410000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Video and audio tape interviews and transcripts conducted and filmed in the 1970s by Nancy Miller Saunders, a filmmaker for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Also included is a DVD of the film 'Winter Soldier.'

Added: 05 Apr 2005[Updated: 18 Apr 2005]
Robert Vaughan Collection (1562) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15620000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Satarical novel: 'Brandywine's War; Back in Country' by Robert Vaughan.

Added: 03 May 2005[Updated: 03 May 2005]
Amir A. Samardar Collection (1561) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15610000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Proposals on the Ceasefire received by the International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) from the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) ,13 July 1973; Ceasefire Violation Complaint received from the Republic of Vietnam (RVN); Order for Investigation of Ceasefire Violations; Standard Operational Procedure regarding ICCS Communications Message Form and Procedures; Correspondence Management of the ICCS Secretariat; Canadian Security Classification adopted for the ICCS; After 'Observation' Report on the CALTEX Fuel Depot by the Dispatched Team from the Imperial Iranian Military Contingent to the ICCS (translated from Farsi to English by Amir A. Samardar); Photographs taken after the explosion at the CALTEX Fuel Depot; and a 1:250,000 scale map of the area around Saigon.

Added: 04 May 2005[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
John E. Stallman Collection (1572) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15720000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

A VHS tape containing film footage of the evacuation of Asigon, 29 April 1975; Magazine and newspaper articles concerning the Vietnam War; and a book titled Viet Nam in Flames by Nguyen Man Dan and Nguyen Ngoc Hanh deal with the Vietnam War and its ending in 1975.

Added: 12 May 2005[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Theron (Buddy) Sims Collection (1577) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15770000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides that document Theron 'Buddy' SIms tours of duty at Bien Hoa, Vietnam (November 1968-November 1969) and a tour at Utopa, Thailand (April-October 1972).

Added: 18 May 2005[Updated: 24 Mar 2006]
Ernie Sylvester Collection (1085) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10850000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection contains one CD-ROM. The contents of the CD are transcribed copies of diary entries made by Sylvester while serving two tours in Vietnam. The first tour was from March 9, 1964 through February 25, 1965, and describes Sylvester's involvement with the 57th Medical Detachment (helicopter ambulance). Sylvester's second tour was from July 4, 1970 to June 28, 1971, when he served with the 54th Medical Detachment (air ambulance). One of the highlights of the diary is Sylvesters participation in Operation Lam Son 719 in the spring of 1971. Along with day-to-day accounts of Sylvester's activities in Vietnam are Lessons Learned, an After-action Report, and additional statistics from Lam Son 719.

Added: 09 Jan 2003[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Moncrieff J. Spear Collection (1084) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10840000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

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.

Added: 05 Feb 2003[Updated: 14 May 2010]
William Sullivan Collection (1105) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11050000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of a USS Frank E. Evans colored porcelain plaque.

Added: 04 Mar 2003[Updated: 23 Sep 2004]
Charles Scarborough Collection (1556) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15560000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Pool cue and case purchased in Vietnam in 1969, two reel to reel tapes of a Sergeant in Chu Lai (circa 1968-1969), and a Vietnamese conical hat.

Added: 19 Apr 2005[Updated: 28 Apr 2005]
John Spence Collection (1122) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11220000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection contains a variety of material pertaining to John T. Spence's naval service during the Vietnam War, 1964-1966. Materials include U.S.S. CAVALIER (APA-37) adminitrative documents and yearbooks, a photo album and scrapbook, newspapers, 8 mm film, patches, medals, currency, a beret, and a U.S.S. CAVALIER plaque.

Added: 31 Mar 2003[Updated: 18 Oct 2019]
C J Spence Collection (1132) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11320000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

A 123 page manuscript titled 'Blackfoot Platoon Vignettes/1971, 1st Cav 2/8 Bravo Company' written by C. J. Spence in March 2003 documents his personal reflections and memories of his time served in Vietnam in 1971.

Collection: C J Spence Collection

Added: 02 Apr 2003[Updated: 04 Apr 2006]
Loren Salzman Collection (1131) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11310000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two hundred 35mm slides and a videotape created by Loren Salzman document Vietnam and Japan in 1968 during his military service in the Mobile Riverine Force. There are no captions for the slides. The video footage was transferred from 8mm film.

Added: 02 Apr 2003[Updated: 04 Apr 2006]
Larry Shelton Collection (1139) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of U.S. Army Newspapers from 1967, a CD Rom with Daily Staff Journals from the 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, January 1967 to July 1969, and 17 audio reels of letters home and recorded music. The majority of the newspapers are from Ninth Infantry Division, The Old Reliable, but also included are issues from Pacific Stars and Stripes, The Observer, and The Army Reporter.

The collection also includes less than a quarter of a linear foot of textual records documenting the April 22, 1967 shoot down of a B-57 flown by Earl Eastabrooks and Major James E. Oxley that resulted in the death of Major Oxley. The materials include correspondence, articles, a biography of Major Oxley, images, and obituaries for Earl Eastabrooks. These materials are dated 1996, 2006, 2008, and 2011.

Added: 15 Apr 2003[Updated: 13 Dec 2018]
James Hilmar Collection (1162) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11620000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides and captions created by Colonel James Eugene Hilmar during his tour of duty in Vietnam, 1966-1967. During his service in Vietnam, he served in infantry personnel as Lieutenant Colonel, 4th Infantry Division. Slides include notes by Col. Hilmar. Notes on the images and Col. Hilmar's experiences are included.

Added: 03 Jun 2003[Updated: 11 Jul 2003]
C. W. Standiford Collection (1169) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11690000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of a book, 'Bury Me with Soldiers: One Grunts Honest Story About Vietnam.'

Added: 10 Jun 2003[Updated: 25 Oct 2004]
Tom Sullivan Collection (1175) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11750000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection contains several artifacts related to Tom Sullivan's experiences with Air America while in Vietnam. Also present in the collection are several original manuals distributed to Air America pilots and crewmembers. The collection consists of flight crew check lists, flight mauals for various Navy and Air Force aircraft, and study materials regarding the same aircrafts.

Added: 16 Jun 2003[Updated: 15 Jan 2010]
Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons Collection (405) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4050000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of official photographs document Bigadier General Edwin H. Simmons' two tour of duty in Vietnam, 1965-1966, 1970-1971. All photographs date from these two date spans and are 8x10 prints with captions.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 21 Jul 2006]
Kathryn Silvey Collection (434) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4340000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

A series of essays written by Kathryn Silvey's four sons' (Bob, Frank, Perry, and Paul) service during the Vietnam War.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 20 Jun 2006]
Anatoli Sokolov Collection (435) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Hand-crafted artifacts built using metal from American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam, photocopied articles printed in Russian, and Vietnamese language newspapers dating from the period 1969-1976 donated to the Vietnam Archive by Anatoli Sokolov. The Vietnamese newspapers include Nhan Dan, 11 September 1969, 19 October 1972, 1 May 1975, 7 May 1975, 9 May 1975, 16 May 1975, 10 September 1976 and Cuu Quoc, 22 October 1972 and 11 April 1975. April 11, 1975

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 27 Mar 2017]
Nick Stanger Collection (436) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4360000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Gloves, two water bag uniform pants, two uniform jackets, a uniform belt, beret, survival cards, a signal marker, pilot clipboard, six maps, two patches, a duffle bag, and 2 x 105mm shell vases from 1945 and 1968 documents Nick Stanger's service in the United States Air Force as a Forward Air Controller in Vietnam, 1969-1970.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 21 Jun 2006]
Michael D. Shoemaker Collection (270) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2700000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of newspapers, newspaper clippings, photographs, artifacts, slides, Dong notes, and military administrative documents detail Michael Shoemaker's military service during the Vietnam Conflict, 1966 - 1970. The bulk of the materials date from the war era, with a small portion dating from the 1980s.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 22 Apr 2015]
Southeast Asia Army Security Agency Association Collection (1229) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12290000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

TANS Collection Volume 1, Collection of stories of members of US Army Security Agency, edited by John Klawittter, 2002.

Added: 22 Oct 2003[Updated: 22 Oct 2003]
John Darrell Sherwood Collection (1226) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12260000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Fast Movers: Jet Pilots and the Vietnam Experience by John Darrell Sherwood, Official Historian of the U.S. Navy. Two copies of a book written by John Darrell Sherwood titled Black Sailor, White Navy: Racial Unrest in the Fleet During the Vietnam War Era by John Darrell Sherwood documents the racial strife in the United states Navy during the Vietnam War era.

Added: 22 Oct 2003[Updated: 02 Jun 2017]
Nelson D. Salmon Collection (1240) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12400000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

U.S. Navy Union Jack 7 Flag and Commissioning pennant.

Added: 14 Nov 2003[Updated: 13 Jul 2004]
Randall Smith Collection (1243) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12430000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photographs and 395 slides document Randall Smith and the 457th Troop Carrier Squadron USAF at Bangkok, Thailand; Soc Trang, Vietnam; and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.

Added: 01 Dec 2003[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Larry Schiff Collection (1250) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12500000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of 8 reels of 8mm film created by Schiff while serving in Vietnam. Footage includes Qui Nhon, 1966; Leper Colony Christmas Party; Bob Hope show in December, 1966; Da Nang air base; Manila, Philippines, 1967; Phu Cat air base; Nancy Sinatra / Jimmy Boyd show; Henry Fonda visit; 'Fishing Korean Style'; Picnic, Da Nang; Hawaiin Airlines employees at Phu Cat; Clark air base; Bus trip to Manila, 1967; Subic Bay Naval Base; Art Linkletter visits Clark air base; nad personal family films, 1966 - 1972 and undated.

Added: 02 Dec 2003[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
A. C. Sanders III Collection (1246) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12460000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection contains some original poetry and prose by A.C. Sanders, III, entitled Remnants of War.

Added: 02 Dec 2003[Updated: 22 Aug 2017]
Donald Stiles Collection (1273) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12730000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The Donald Stiles collection is composed of materials related to the Civic Action Program in Vietnam. Included in the collection is a Civic Action Psychological Operations Handbook from the 9th Infantry Division, May 1969; a Civic Action Program book that illustrates tasks and accomplishments of the 9th Infantry Division; Memoranda written by Stiles; and a series of photographs extracted from the Civic Action Program book.

Added: 04 Feb 2004[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
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