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Thomas Striegler Collection (453) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4530000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Articles, military administrative documents, and a CD-ROM with scanned images document John Striegler's service in Vietnam as an Artillery Forward Observer, 1967-1968. Striegler also has an Oral History in the Vietnam Archive with the item number OH0009.

Added: 09 May 2007[Updated: 09 May 2007]
Ron Shackleton Collection (1844) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18440000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of original photographs from Ron Shackleton's book Village Defense, a CD-ROM copy of the work, and photographs from various Vietnamese villages documents Shackleton's research for his work on initial special forces operations in Vietnam.

Added: 18 Aug 2006[Updated: 14 Nov 2006]
David A. Shelly Collection (784) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7840000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of a Vietnam Veterans Bible, a United States Flag, and a June 1990 issue of Vietnam Magazine.

Added: 18 Sep 2002[Updated: 07 Sep 2007]
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)
 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]
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]
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)
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U.S. Navy Union Jack 7 Flag and Commissioning pennant.

Added: 14 Nov 2003[Updated: 13 Jul 2004]
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]
Michael O. Smith Collection (2165) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21650000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear feet of slides, negatives, and contact sheets document Michael O. Smith's service aboard the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, 1966-1967.

Added: 12 Jan 2009[Updated: 16 Jul 2019]
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]
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]
David L. Smith Collection (1590) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15900000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Orders, photographs and slides documenting David Smith's service in the U.S. Air Force as an enlisted maintenance man from 1951-1959.

Added: 27 Jun 2005[Updated: 11 Sep 2019]
James Schill Collection (452) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4520000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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A Manuscript titled ^D'Reflections on Indochina^D>' written by James Schill documents Schill's service with USAID in Vietnam and Laos, 1968 -1975 and then his subsequent work with Southeast Asian refugees. The manuscript is divided into three books: Book 1 - Vietnam 1968-1972, Book 2 - Laos 1972-1975, and Book 3 - Indochinese Refugees 1978-1984.

Added: 06 Feb 2002[Updated: 23 Jun 2006]
Charles Scarborough Collection (1556) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15560000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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 H. (Jack) Salm, Jr. Collection (2188) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21880000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Book titled A Bloody Job Well Done: The History of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1967-1971 and a photograph of a sign for the 135th Assault Helicopter Company donated to the Vietnam Archive by John H. (Jack) Salm, Jr.

Added: 23 Feb 2009[Updated: 23 Feb 2009]
John Darrell Sherwood Collection (1226) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12260000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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]
C J Spence Collection (1132) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11320000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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]
David D. Schafer Collection (1503) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15030000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photocopy of Texas Magazine article entitled 'Time and Wars' that discusses Vietnam Veterans visiting the Moving Wall at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.

Added: 19 Jan 2005[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
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: 14 Jul 2005]
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