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Alton Slagle Collection (1420) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14200000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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POW/MIA bracelets of Spec. 6 Kenneth Cunningham, 10-3-1969 and Captain John West, 1-2-1970.

Added: 07 Sep 2004[Updated: 07 Sep 2004]
Dale Ross Stith Collection (1405) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14050000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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CD-Roms, photocoied newspaper and periodical articles, internet printouts and an issue of Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine that document the development Quiet Aircraft during Vietnam. These aircraft inclued the Quiet Thruster (QT) and the YO-3A that were deployed during the Tet Offensive. DVD titled 'Taking the Night Away from Charlie' discusses the use of quiet aircraft during the Vietnam War.

Added: 14 Sep 2004[Updated: 31 Jan 2019]
William E. Sarring Collection (1432) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14320000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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CD-Rom of photos that chronicle William E. Sarring's tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969, as a participant of Operation Ranch Hand. Items shown include Bien Hoa, Da Nang, Phang Rang, C-123, and a C-123 following rocket attack.

Added: 14 Sep 2004[Updated: 14 Sep 2004]
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]
August W. Smith Collection (1453) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14530000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Vietnamese dress, ao dai and a model boat from Cam Ranh Bay Harbor that were collected by Colonel August W. Smith during his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Added: 13 Oct 2004[Updated: 09 Oct 2019]
William (Bud) Skinner Collection (1457) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14570000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Slides and 8mm film that depict William Skinner's tour of duty in Vietnam with the US Air Force between 1968 and 1970, and a transcript of General Duane H. Cassidy's (Commander U.S. Transportation Command and Military Airlift Command) oral history.

Added: 01 Nov 2004[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Marjorie Marsh Quigg Collection (1466) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14660000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Forty-four containers of magazine and newspaper clippings (1918-1991 and undated) collected by Marjorie Marsh Quigg document American diplomatic history, the Cold War, the Vietnam War/Conflict, and Watergate. The collection includes publications such as the New York Times, the New York Herald, the Portland Press Herald, the Washington Herald, and other similar publications.

Added: 08 Nov 2004[Updated: 29 Jan 2015]
Henry Shine Collection (509) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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]
Gerald L. Swanger Collection (560) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5600000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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]
Jim Sprinkle Collection (2935) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Added: 16 Apr 2019[Updated: 06 May 2019]
Charles H. Schmidt Collection (2447) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately one and a half linear feet of slides, photographs, artifacts, audio cassette tapes, periodicals, newspapers, appointment books, military documents, correspondence, and POW lists document Charles H. Schmidt's service as a chaplain during the Vietnam War and particularly his involvement helping the POWs during their return flights from North Vietnam in Operation Homecoming in 1973. The collection materials span from February 1967-July 4, 1983, with the bulk being from 1973. Items of special note are two editions of the Pacific Stars and Stripes. One is a special supplement for 1965 to 1972 that was distributed to the POW's on their Operation Homecoming flight. The other edition for March 18, 1973 is autographed by several POWs to include the longest held POW Major Floyd Thompson, Sergent Ronald R. Ridgeway, who had been declared dead and burried in a national cemetary in St. Louis, as well as Master Sergeant Harvey Gordon Brande, and Sergeant Robert R. Hille [?].

Added: 03 Jan 2012[Updated: 10 Jul 2018]
Peter Braestrup Collection (1093) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10930000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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)
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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)
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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]
Ronald L. Sheffield Collection (2596) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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]
Lee Ellsworth Parke Collection (2774) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27740000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Added: 19 Sep 2016[Updated: 19 Sep 2016]