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Jack Swickard Collection (2299) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22990000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately one linear foot of The VHPA Newsletter and The VHPA Aviator, 1984-2008, and January/February 2010 as well as a DVD titled Helicopter Wars donated to the Vietnam Archive by Jack Swickard. The title of The VHPA Newsletter was changed to The VHPA Aviator in July/August 2005.

Added: 22 Mar 2017[Updated: 05 Apr 2017]
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: 29 Apr 2004]
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]
Amir A. Samardar Collection (1561) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15610000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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]
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]
Fred Stuckey Collection (1858) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18580000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of non-fiction books document various aspects of the Vietnam War.

Added: 15 Sep 2006[Updated: 15 Sep 2006]
Dick Scott-Welch Collection (1773) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17730000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately half a linear foot of documents, photographs, and a yearbook donated by J.R. Scott-Welch. Included in the documents are his letters home to his parents sent during his tour of duty and copies of his service record. The photographs include images of Hill 55 in Vietnam (near Da Nang) and graduation photos from basic training and various schools that Scott-Welch attended. This collection also includes three audio reel-to-reels, a DD-214 form and two poems document John R. (Dick) Scott-Welch's service in the United States Marine Corps, May 1967 - May 1973.

Added: 27 Apr 2006[Updated: 11 Dec 2014]
Kimberly J. Schmillen Collection (1434) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14340000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Photocopy of letter and envelope addressed to Kimberly Schmillen from Governor Reagan thanking her for her concerns for U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action.

Added: 30 Sep 2004[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Gary Snead Collection (1393) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13930000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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: 20 Oct 2017]
Woodrow Schellenberg Collection (734) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7340000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Military administrative documents, correspondence, and literature document Woodrow Schellenberg's military service in Vietnam.

Added: 06 Jan 2003[Updated: 10 Aug 2007]
Glen Simonsen Collection (698) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6980000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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]
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]
Jack E. Starr Collection (521) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5210000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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]
David C. Schneider Collection (1614) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16140000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One DVD converted from 8 mm film shot by David C. Schneider while aboard the USS Mahopac from December 1964 to June 1967.

Added: 20 Jul 2005[Updated: 03 Oct 2005]
Tom Sebens Collection (1588) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15880000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Newspaper articles concerning the deployment of the USS Richard B. Anderson to Vietnam in 1966; 1964-1965 West Pacific Cruise of the USS Richard B. Anderson, May 1965 issue of All Hands, and a navy shell fragment from Roi-Namur in the northern end of Kwajalein Lagoon documenting Tom Sebens tour of duty on the USS Richard B. Anderson from 1964 to 1965.

Added: 01 Jul 2005[Updated: 14 Dec 2015]
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: 04 Dec 2002]
Jerold M. Starr Collection (1626) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16260000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Articles concerning the teaching of the Vietnam War and a packet documenting the 17 year history of the program, 'The Lessons of the Vietnam War.'

Added: 27 Sep 2005[Updated: 12 Feb 2007]
Robert Sage Collection (2296) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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]
Charles Shyab Collection (1363) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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C-rations and A Pocket Guide to Vietnam (Department of Defense, 1971)

Added: 22 Jun 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Mary Saffell Collection (2465) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24650000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One book titled Crossing Three Wildernesses: A Memoir by U Sam Oeur with Ken McCullough

Added: 17 Jan 2012[Updated: 05 Mar 2012]
John Sweet Collection (1613) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16130000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of an oral history interview conducted as part of the VNCA Oral History Project and a flight suit orignally owned by Colonel Floyd Peede.

Collection: John Sweet Collection

Added: 29 Aug 2005[Updated: 19 Aug 2019]
Gil Smith Collection (1532) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15320000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately two linear feet of photographs, two hand-held journals, three Air Cavalry Division magazines and a Tour 365 - USARV Returnee Magazine from 1968, two disassembled Montagnard crossbows, military administrative documents, and a pair of rubber sandals document Gil Smith's tour of duty in Vietnam.

Collection: Gil Smith Collection

Added: 16 Mar 2005[Updated: 07 Dec 2006]
Michael Sheets Collection (987) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9870000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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]
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]
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: 06 Oct 2008]
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