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Yang-Soo Bae Collection (2231) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22310000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Book of poetry written in Vietnamese and Korean titled Chinh Phu Ngam Khuc and donated to the Vietnam Archive by Dr. Yang-Soo Bae.

Added: 24 Sep 2009[Updated: 24 Sep 2009]
Dale Brooks Collection (2153) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21530000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Copies of a poem titled 'The Wall.'

Added: 07 Nov 2008[Updated: 23 Jan 2009]
John H. Barnett Collection (2239) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Copy of John H. Barnett's 2006 dissertation for the Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Public Policy at the University of Arkansas titled 'Vietnamese Agricultural Policies: The Role of the Province 1982-2004' discusses the effects of reforms at the provincial level in regards to Vietnamese agriculture.

Added: 02 Oct 2009[Updated: 02 Oct 2009]
Roy M. (Mike) Boehm Collection (2185) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21850000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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DVD titled 'Sound of My Violin' recalls the My Lai Massacre and the establishment of the Peace Park at My Lai to memorialize the victims on the 30th anniversary of the massacre. The story also focuses on the return of Hugh Thompson and Larry Colburn, two Americans who helped save villagers from the massacre, to the village.

Added: 05 Oct 2009[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
John J. Baker Collection (2261) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22610000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Copies of performance reports and Air Force Commendation Medal citation document John J. Baker's service with the United States Air Force in Vietnam.

Added: 30 Oct 2009[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
James A. Brosman Collection (2183) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21830000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately two linear feet of slides, photographs, clippings, a Zippo lighter, issue of National Geographic, and a map document James A. Brosman's service in Vietnam.

Added: 06 May 2009[Updated: 23 Sep 2019]
James L. Holloway, III Collection (2042) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20420000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Metal Elephant Ashtray given to Admiral James L. Holloway, III, USN (Ret.) by Rear Admiral Tran Van Chon, CNO of the Vietnamese Navy in 1973. The ashtray was transferred from the Naval Historical Foundation to the Vietnam Archive in October 2007.

Added: 30 Nov 2007[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
Michael Banek Collection (1986) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19860000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Eleven reels of Super 8 mm film from Michael Banek's service in the Vietnam War.

Added: 22 Feb 2008[Updated: 25 Aug 2011]
Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association (FVPPA) Collection (1849) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18490000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection contains 156 linear feet of immigration applications, correspondence, speeches, meeting notes, financial and legal records, printed materials, and other administrative records that document the activities of the Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association (FVPPA), a non-profit organization active from 1977-1999 in campaigning for the release of re-education camp prisoners in Vietnam. The records document not only the activities of the FVPPA, but also the individual stories of over 12,000 applicants for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Orderly Departure Program (ODP). The collection is arranged in six series: ODP Applications, Office Files, Resettlement Files, Master Lists of Applicants, Restricted/Reserved Files, and Oversized Documents.

The application files contained documents proving eligibility for immigration to the U.S. through the ODP. These records include: ODP application forms, sponsor letters, prisoner

release documents, personal letters, photos, copies of identification papers, birth, marriage, and death records, educational certificates, military records, and other relevant documents. Also found in the collection are the FVPPA’s extensive correspondence with government officials, political leaders, non-profit human rights organizations and others, including: President Ronald Reagan, President George H. W. Bush, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau for Refugees Robert L. Funseth, Orderly Departure Program Director Martha Sardinas, the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau for Refugee Programs, the Embassy of the United States of America in Bangkok, Thailand, Amnesty International, Staff Consultant for the Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Affairs Eric Schwartz, Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Senator John McCain, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Senator Bob Dole, the Department of Social and Health Services for the State of Washington, and Thailand refugee camp president Ngo Suu.

In its work on behalf of political prisoners and refugees, the FVPPA undertook a variety of activities. Their public awareness program sought to collect and disseminate pertinent information on the needs of Vietnamese political prisoners and their families. An outreach program sought to establish a case file for every prisoner and his or her immediate family in order to assist the eligible persons with their immigration from Vietnam to the United States or other countries in the world. The FVPPA also acted as an information center for recent immigrants, providing resettlement information and assistance as well as aiding in family reunification. They maintained correspondence and held meetings with several politicians, government agencies and officials, and human rights organizations.

Provenance of the collection
In 2004, members of the FVPPA reorganized and formed the Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation (VAHF). In June of 2005, VAHF donated to Texas Tech University’s Vietnam Archive 135-linear-feet of documents created and collected by the FVPPA. The records had been stored for many years in Austin, Texas. After their shipment by freight truck to Lubbock, approximately 19 linear feet of documents received treatment for mold growth.

Arrangement of collection
There appeared to be no original order or recognizable filing system to the records of the FVPPA Collection (VAHF) when it arrived at the Vietnam Archive. To give the collection order and make it accessible to researchers, the collection was divided into six series: ODP Applications, Office Files, Resettlement Files, Master Lists of Applicants, Oversized Documents, and Restricted/Reserved Files.

Series 1 - ODP Application Files Introduction
At a total of 117 linear feet of documents, the ODP Applications are the largest group of files in the collection. They are arranged alphabetically and contain individual documents that date from 1905 to 1999. ODP Applications has one subgroup: ODP Correspondence.

The individual documents found in the Applications Files Series range from 1905 to 2001. The documents include: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Orderly Departure Program applications, Letters of Introduction (LOI) from ODP applicants and/or their sponsors, Vietnamese political prisoners’ Certificate of Release from re-education camp,

personal letters, letters from family members, letters from sponsors, photos of applicants and family members, copies of passports, copies of exit visas, copies of Vietnamese identification cards, Residency and Household Members List from an ODP applicant’s local Vietnamese Police Department, marriage, birth, and death certificates, educational certificates, military training certificates, military awards, professional training certificates, letters of recommendation for jobs, humanitarian operation (HO) papers, copies of Alien Resident Cards, copies of Social Security cards, and medical records. When necessary, personal information such as Social Security numbers and/or medical information has been removed to the restricted series (Series 6), and sanitized copies of documents included in the original files.

Notes about Vietnamese names
The names of the applicants are written in the Vietnamese order, which is opposite the American order. For example, the American President John Quincy Adams would be written Adams Quincy John in the Vietnamese order.

If the applicant has a known alias it is noted on the file. For example, Nguyen Van Be has an alias of Pham Van Be. His file would be marked Nguyen Van Be a.k.a. Pham Van Be.

Nguyen is the most common surname/family/last name. Dang, Do, Ngo, Pham, Phan, Le, Luong, Tran, Truong, Trinh, Vo, and Vu are also common surname/family/last names in the collection. Van is the most common middle name, followed by Thi and Minh. Thi is almost always a female’s middle name. I & Y are the same, interchangeable when after a consonant. Qui is the same as Quy. Quy is the older generations preference, whereas Qui is the younger’s. Si is the same as Sy. When reading the documents, it is helpful to know these two common abbreviations for names: Ng=Nguyen, and T=Thi or Thuy. If it looks like Cr, it is TR. R almost never follows C. What looks like an S or G can be an H. D with a line under it is a P.

Series 1-Arrangement
The name of the principal applicant is the name given on the file. For example, Nguyen Van Be, a former Vietnamese political prisoner, is applying for his family to immigrate to the U.S. through the ODP. His list of family members includes his wife Pham Thi Phuong, his son Nguyen Ngoc Be, and his father Nguyen Ngo Be. Nguyen Van Be’s name will be the one listed on the file. If, however, Nguyen Van Be’s wife was also a Vietnamese political prisoner or a U.S. employee, her name will also appear on the file, for she too has status and qualifies as a principal applicant under ODP. The order of the two names on the file is determined alphabetically. If the widow of a principal applicant applies, the file is listed with her name first, followed by that of her deceased husband. If the children of a principal applicant are orphans when they apply, the file is listed under the names of the children.

Application files for individuals having the same name are arranged by date of birth. The oldest applicant is followed by the next oldest and so on until the youngest applicant with that name is reached. The birth date is written in the American order. Vietnamese write the date by day-month-year. January 11, 1959 is 11-1-1959 in Vietnamese order. Please keep in mind when looking for a particular applicant’s file that the order of the birth date may accidentally be written in the wrong order. Moreover, applicants sometimes changed their birth date multiple times, and even changed their names.


The ODP Applications Files range from 1985-1999. The majority of ODP Application forms were filled out in 1989-1994, after the July 30, 1989 signing of the American-Vietnamese agreement allowing former re-education camp prisoners and their families to resettle in the
U.S. Another large group of ODP applications were filled out in 1996-1999 after the McCain Amendment (Section 595 H.R. 3540), which allowed children over the age of 21 of former re- education camp prisoners to immigrate to the U.S., was enacted in July, 1996. An ODP Application form contains: the name and birthday of the applicant; the IV and VEWL number of the applicant, which served as an ID for the Embassy of the U.S. in Bangkok, Thailand; the Vietnamese address of the ODP applicant; the birthday and contact information of the applicant’s sponsor; the contact information of the closest relative(s) or acquaintance(s) of the ODP applicant in the U.S. and Vietnam; the relationship between the sponsor and the ODP applicant; the military rank or U.S. employee position of the applicant; the names, addresses, and birthdays of the family members the applicant wished to have emigrate with them; and the dates and names of the re-education camp(s) in which the applicant was incarcerated.

Subseries 2 - ODP Correspondence
The ODP Correspondence subseries consists of one linear foot of files ranging from 1989-1999 of ODP applicants who are unnamed. The applicant’s sponsor or family member wrote a letter but did not name the applicant. Like the ODP applications, the ODP Correspondence files are arranged alphabetically. The files are arranged by the name of the sponsor or family member of the unnamed applicant. Those files having the same name are arranged by date of birth.

Series 2 - General Office Files
Consisting of 35 linear feet of documents that range form 1981 to 2002, the General Office Files is the second largest series in the collection. Office files are divided into five subseries: Correspondence; Events and Speeches; Organizational Meetings; Financial, Legal and Employee Records; and Printed Materials. These documents provide information on the purpose, mission, and activities of the FVPPA. Through these files a researcher can learn how the FVPPA achieved its four major accomplishments:

• The July 30, 1989 signing of the American-Vietnamese agreement allowing former re- education camp prisoners and their families to resettle in the U.S.
• The release of the 100 longest held political prisoners.
• The McCain Amendment which allowed children over of the age of 21 of former re- education camp prisoners to immigrate to the U.S. (Section 595 H.R. 3540, enacted in July 1996, considered by conference committee in September of 1996.)
• The abolition of the mandatory requirement that former Vietnamese political prisoners have six months trade and English training in Philippines before entering the U.S.
Subseries 1 - Correspondence
Office Correspondence is the largest subseries of the Office Files Series and contains sixteen linear feet of documents. This subseries is divided into two subgroups, Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence. At nine linear feet, Office Correspondence-Incoming is the larger

of these two groups and is arranged alphabetically by the name of the sender. These files cover the 1980s and 1990s, with the bulk being in the 1990s. Office Correspondence-Outgoing contains seven linear feet of documents and is arranged chronologically by year and then by month. Office Correspondence-Outgoing covers 1982-2001. Notable correspondents include: President Ronald Reagan, President George H. W Bush, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau for Refugees Robert L. Funseth, Orderly Departure Program Director Martha Sardinas, Staff Consultant of the Subcommittee on Asian & Pacific Affairs Eric Schwartz, Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Senator John McCain, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Senator John Kerry, Senator Bob Dole, and Thailand Refugee Camp President Ngo Suu.
Subseries 2 - Office Events and Speeches
The Office Events and Speeches subseries contains three linear feet of records documenting the events held by, and attended by, the FVPPA, as well as various speeches given by its president and co-founder Khuc Minh Tho, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau for Refugees Robert L. Funseth, and various other VIPs. These files are arranged chronologically and cover 1982-1999, but have no records for the years 1983 and 1997. The bulk of the records are from the FVPPA’s two annual events: The Annual Freedom Reunion Picnic, and the Annual Awards Dinner and Culture Show, also called the Unity and Reunion Dinner. The FVPPA’s events helped to raise money and public awareness, and honored those individuals and VIPs who had contributed to the FVPPA’s mission and cause.

Subseries 3 - Organizational Meetings
The Office Organizational Meetings subseries contains three linear feet of records documenting the FVPPA’s meetings and contacts. The files are arranged chronologically and cover 1984-1998. The records contain board meeting notes, memos, agendas, lists of attendees, minutes from meetings with U.S. government officials, printed and hand written lists of contacts, and hand written notes about meetings and trips. Notable files include: an Agenda
& Summary of the Issues of the Meeting with the Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in New York City, April 14, 1989; notes from the Coordinating Committee for the Reception of Vietnamese Political Prisoners “Welcome & Task Force,” 1989-1990; notes on the abolition of the requirement of former Vietnamese political prisoners having to go to Bataan, Philippines before coming to the U.S., 1992-1993; and notes detailing a meeting with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, August 30, 1995.

Subseries 4 - Financial, Legal, and Employee Records
At two linear feet, the Office Financial, Legal, and Employee Records subseries is the smallest of the Office Files Series. These files are arranged chronologically and cover 1981-1999, but are missing the records for the years 1982 and 1983. The bulk of these files are the annual membership and sponsorship donations and fees. There are only five files pertaining to employee records.

Subseries 5 - Printed Materials
Printed Materials is the last of the Office subseries and contains ten linear feet of documents. These files are arranged chronologically and cover 1976-2002. Printed Materials is divided into two subgroups: Printed Materials Not Created by the FVPPA, and Printed Materials Created by the FVPPA. The Printed Materials Not Created by the FVPPA files contains seven

linear feet of records that range from 1976-2002, but is missing the years: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 2000, and 2001. These files contain various periodicals, journals, including: Vietnamese- American beauty magazines, Vietnamese newspaper articles, American newspapers in English and Vietnamese, Congressional Records, Vietnam Human Rights Watch, and even The National Enquirer. Printed Materials Created by the FVPPA contains three linear feet of records that range from 1989-1999, but is missing the years: 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1993.
These files contain the FVPPA’s informational and promotional materials, including: annual yearbooks, FVPPA’s newsletters, and the FVPPA’s brochures.

Series 3 - Resettlement Files
The Resettlement Files Series consists of one linear foot of records of former Vietnamese political prisoners and their families that the FVPPA helped resettle in the U.S. The files are arranged alphabetically and cover the 1990s. These records document the FVPPA’s assistance to former Vietnamese political prisoners and their families in obtaining housing, employment, transportation, medical care, and state assistance. These records contain copies of resettled immigrants’ ODP applications, and all receipts and paperwork involved in assisting former Vietnamese political prisoners in the U.S.

Series 4 - Master Lists of Applicants
The Master Lists of Applicants Series contains one linear foot of documents arranged chronologically, covering the years 1985, 1988, 1989, and undated files. Master List files contain copies of applications, checks, and sponsorship forms. These records helped the FVPPA to keep track of membership and sponsorship donations, contact information of sponsors, and to make lists of former re-education camp prisoners.

Series 5 - Oversized Documents
Consisting of only two files in one large flat box, Oversized Documents is the smallest of all series and is arranged alphabetically. The first file contains military awards removed from the ODP Application file of Nguyen Van Cong (3/15/1940). The second file contains a proclamation from President George H. W. Bush.

Series 6 - Restricted/Reserved
The Restricted/Reserved series contains two linear feet of records arranged alphabetically. This series consists of individual documents removed from Series 1-5 containing medical information and Social Security numbers. These files are not open for researchers. When possible, sanitized copies of documents were returned to the original files, and in all cases a note was place in the file indicating information had been removed.

Added: 27 May 2008[Updated: 08 May 2017]
William Badger Collection (2073) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20730000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Photocopied transcript of a series of interviews from the United States Corps of Engineers with Colonel William Badger, District Engineer, 1983.

Added: 29 May 2008[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
Milton D. Beach Collection (2208) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22080000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than a linear foot of articles, photographs, maps, newsletters, flight cards, and a cruisebook document Captain Milton D. Beach's career in the United States Navy. The collection pays particular emphasis to a fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL that took the lives of 134 sailors on 27 July 1967.

Added: 20 Nov 2009[Updated: 15 Feb 2010]
Howard Burbank Collection (1941) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19410000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Training manuals for helicopters, air assault techniques, avionics; guides and directories to Ft. Bragg, Ft. Wolters, Ft. Rucker,

Added: 24 Nov 2009[Updated: 10 May 2019]
William R. Browning Collection (2207) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22070000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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A silk Vietnamese jacket given to William R. Browning by a friend of his family who served in Vietnam.

Added: 25 Nov 2009[Updated: 25 Nov 2009]
Thomas M. Barnes Collection (2227) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22270000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Photo Journal documents Thomas M. Barnes' service with the Aerial Surveillance and Target Acquisition (ASTA) Platoon, B Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, 1966-1968. The journal is made from original slides taken by Barnes during his Vietnam service. Also included is a DVD copy of the journal and a patch made by Barnes from the 1st Aviation Battalion, 1st Infantry Division.

Added: 25 Nov 2009[Updated: 17 Aug 2010]
David Bliss Collection (2293) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22930000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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CD-ROM contains images from David Bliss' service in the United States Army with the 544th Transportation Company in Vietnam in 1969.

Added: 22 Feb 2010[Updated: 03 Jun 2010]
Farley E. Peebles Collection (2263) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately 12 linear feet of photographs, negatives, slides, artifacts, articles, clippings, correspondence, military administrative documents, certificates, flight records, and postcards document the career of Farley E. Peebles in the United States Air Force, particularly his service in Vietnam as the Commanding Officer at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, July 1967 to July 1968. The photographs in the collection include pictures of notables such as Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Douglas MacArthur, Jimmy Doolittle, Creighton Abrams, John Tower, and Martha Raye.

Added: 03 Mar 2010[Updated: 04 Oct 2019]
Harold D. Bass Collection (2337) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23370000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Harold D. Bass' Dress Blue and Dress Green Uniforms document his service in the United States Army in Vietnam with Company B, 1st Aviation Battalion, 1st Infantry Division.

Added: 05 Aug 2010[Updated: 17 Aug 2010]
Kelly Bateman Collection (2348) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23480000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately two linear feet of uniforms and patches collected by Kelly Bateman document the activities of Vietnam War era security police and K9 units in Southeast Asia, Korea, the Pacific, CONUS (Continental Unites States), and Alaska.

Added: 31 Aug 2010[Updated: 11 Apr 2016]
Harold E. Bashore Collection (2359) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23590000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Fours issues of 'Leatherneck' Magazine from 1967 and 1969 collected by Harold E. Bashore during his service is the United States Marine Corps.

Added: 15 Oct 2010[Updated: 15 Oct 2010]
341st Training Squadron Collection (2339) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately seven linear feet of veterinary mortality records on note cards for military working dogs from the Vietnam War era. Most of the cards contain information such as Brand Number, Name, Sex, Place of Origin, Date of Birth, Date of Death, and Cause of Death. All of the records are also on DVD. Cards will be coded according to year of death. Color edges will be to the left hand side of space. Yellow code will designate the 1960s. Blue code will designate the 1970s. Insure no information is covered with coding tag.

Added: 27 Oct 2010[Updated: 22 Nov 2010]
Edward Benavidez Collection (2375) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23750000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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CD and DVD contains film footage, diaries, and military recrds that document Edward Benavidez's service in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, September 1965-September 1966; Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, September 1966-September 1967; and Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines, February 1968-September 1968. The DVD contains music from AFVN and commentary by Adrian Cronauer.

Added: 16 Dec 2010[Updated: 16 Dec 2010]
Jerry R. Brooks Collection (2422) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24220000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than half a linear foot of military records document Jerry R. Brooks' service in the United States Army, 1960-1977. Also included in the donation is a graduation photograph from Brooks' Aviation Safety Orientation Course in Sandhoffen, Germany, 5 April 1968 and two patches from the 1st Cavalry Division and the 2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division.

Added: 19 Mar 2012[Updated: 29 Aug 2013]
Richard Boyle Collection (2495) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24950000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately a quarter of an inch of photocopies of news stories from The Overseas Weekly - Pacific Edition that were written by the donor Richard Boyle. The materials date from 1969 - 1970 and cover the following subjects: fagging, the revolt of Alpha Company, troop drug usage, Laos, Son My (My Lai), and the special forces camp at Bu Prang.

Added: 06 Jun 2012[Updated: 12 Jun 2012]
Gwen J. Braile Collection (2481) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24810000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately half a linear foot of material related to Minh Quy Hospital donated by Gwen Braile. The collection contains news clippings about the fall of Saigon and the return of some Minh Quy Hospital staff to the United States. There is also a letter and typed journals from Peggy Braile and a letter from George 'Humphrey' Christian. There is a copy of Dr. Pat Smith's Newsletter, August-September 1974, and a copy of an article about nurses at the Minh Quy Hospital. A photograph of the hospital staff and visitors [ca.1971-1972], several photographs of hospital staff and Montagnard patients [taken by Dr. John W. Taylor, ca.1972], and a chess set made by Dr. George Christian while imprisoned in Kontum. The majority of the materials date from 1974 to 1975.

Collection: Gwen J. Braile Collection

Association: Minh Quy Hospital

Added: 11 Jun 2012[Updated: 27 Sep 2019]
Lucile Strausser Collection (2502) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25020000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately half a linear foot of material about Operation Homecoming collected by Lucile Strausser who worked at March Air Force Base with the POWs returning home. The collection includes lists of POW's returning, press releases, news clippings and papers about POWs and their return, transcripts of speeches and statements given by POWs, press handouts with background info on various POWs, photos, maps, and POW bumper stickers.

Added: 10 Jul 2012[Updated: 09 Oct 2019]
Jim Brigham Collection (2616) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26160000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One AK-47 assault rifle with wooden grip, stock, and hand guard donated to the archive by the family of Lieutenant Colonel Jim Brigham. The hand guard is damaged and looks like it has been struck by a bullet. The rifle also has a detachable metal magazine. This gun was captured by Lieutenant Colonel Brigham after the battle of Ia Drang.

Added: 12 May 2014[Updated: 12 May 2014]
Betty J. Bolander Collection (2654) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26540000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than a quarter linear foot of manuscripts, periodicals, photos and a newsletter, donated to the archive by Betty J. Bolander. This is a collection of introductory material relating the the history and culture of Vietnam collected by the donor while she was a USO-staff in country from December 1965 to January 1968.

Added: 03 Apr 2015[Updated: 16 Oct 2018]
Frank Boccia Collection (2503) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25030000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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CD-ROM containing Frank Boccia's unpublished manuscript titled 'A Year with the Rakkasans'.

Added: 03 Oct 2012[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
Brian Bex Collection (2735) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately 80 linear feet of bound Congressional records, bound newspapers and periodicals, books, correspondence, pamphlets, museums objects, audio CDs, and moving image DVDs related to communism in the USSR and China, subversive and communist activities within the United States, the civil rights movement, the peace movement, KGB espionage, and student movements at Indiana University and across the nation.

Collection: Brian Bex Collection

Added: 04 Dec 2015[Updated: 04 Nov 2019]
William D. Barnes Collection (2726) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27260000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than a quarter of a linear foot of correspondence from William 'Bill' Douglas Barnes to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Barnes of Brooklyn, Connecticut, during his service in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 in the U.S. Marine Corps. While in Vietnam PFC Barnes served with HQ Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Communications Company (Maintenance).

Added: 18 Apr 2017[Updated: 19 Apr 2017]
Latrell Bellard Collection (2822) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28220000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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The collection consists of one copy of the book Fear and Reality!: A Vietnam War Diary by Latrell Bellard.

Added: 19 May 2017[Updated: 19 May 2017]
Rubin Gold Binder Collection (2754) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27540000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One letter donated to the archive by Kristina Binder. The letter is from James Elliott Williams sent to Rubin Gold Binder on July 22, 1997.

Added: 04 Feb 2016[Updated: 04 Feb 2016]
MJ Buffy Burris Collection (2589) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25890000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Color map of South Vietnam published by Mike Roberts Color Productions 1966.

Added: 06 Sep 2013[Updated: 06 Sep 2013]
David Brown Collection (2591) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25910000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One copy of 'The Use of Herbicides in War: A Political/Military Analysis' by David E. Brown. This document was published as a chapter in a book titled The Control of Chemical and Biological Weapons produced for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Added: 10 Sep 2013[Updated: 21 Nov 2019]
Charles L. Byler Collection (2598) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25980000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One copy of the book 'Tempered Steel: The Three Wars of Triple Air Force Cross Winner Jim Kasler' by Perry D. Luckett and Charles L. Byler, 2005

Added: 09 Oct 2013[Updated: 09 Oct 2013]
J. R. Barth (2599) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25990000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One book

Collection: J. R. Barth

Added: 09 Oct 2013[Updated: 09 Oct 2013]
William L. Burr Collection (2383) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23830000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately half a linear foot of slides document William L. Burr's service with the 1st Cavalry Division in An Khe from August 1965 to September 1966 and the 101st Airborne Division in Phu Bai from November 1968 to October 1969.

Added: 18 Feb 2014[Updated: 29 Aug 2014]
Gordon Bare Collection (2629) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26290000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One copy of a document titled 'Sadec Province: War and Rebuilding on the Mekong' written by Gordon Bare. This document is a history of Sadec province in the central Mekong Delta drawing on published and archival material, interviews with Army and State Department officers who served there, and the author's own experience as a Lieutenant in 1969 to 1970 engaged in both Phoenix and economic development advisory work. He traces the contemporaneous emergence of both the Viet Minh and the staunchly anti-Communist Hoa Hao sect of Buddhism in the 1940's and the decline of security through 1967 when the Viet Cong had a major base area in Duc Ton District and substantial control of most of the province after dark. The high attrition which the VC experienced in Tet 1968, the expansion of the Regional and Popular force militia, and a smarter counterinsurgency strategy by the U. S. and Saigon led to major increases in security in 1969 through 1970, which in turn permitted

Added: 28 Apr 2014[Updated: 28 Apr 2014]
Terry Bruner Collection (1172) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11720000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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This collection consists of an Air America Club yearbook, 1984.

Added: 12 Jun 2003[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Richard Burns Collection (1174) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11740000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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This collection consists of a books, a blood chit from 1967, posters, periodicals, Army Technical and Field Manuals, and a map. Also present in the collection are descriptions of the various combat insignias used by Special Forces units in Southeast Asia.

Added: 16 Jun 2003[Updated: 06 Mar 2007]
Kenneth R. Bowra Collection (1473) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14730000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Over one linear foot of photos, books, documents, slides, CD ROMs, and periodicals detail Kenneth R. Bowra's service in Vietnam. One photocopy of Major General Kenneth Bowra's Master of Military Art and Science thesis titled 'Cambodia: Analysis of U.S. Military Assistance to Cambodia, 1970-1975'; Two CDs of Bowra's photographs from his service in Cambodia and Vietnam from 1971-1975; Photocopies of the last messages from the United States Embassy in Saigon to the Secretary of State on 29 April 1975; Books that document Bowra's career in the United States Army from 1970 to 2003; US Army War College paper by Bowra and Colonel John Sloan entitled An Historical Study: The US Army Vietnam Individual Training Group (UITG) Program, 1971-1973; Photographs, negatives, and slides documenting Bowra's experiences in Cambodia and Vietnam; An article from the August 2003 issue of Grizzly titled America's Secret War discusses missions flown by Charles Cross, helicopter pilot with th 20th Special Operations Squadron from July 1968-1969; A short bio of Charles Cross, the pilot mentioned in previous article.

Added: 29 Nov 2004[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Jonathan Bernstein Collection (1478) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14780000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Book: Combat Aircraft 41: U.S. Army AH-1 Cobra Units in Vietnam by Jonathan Bernstein.

Added: 08 Dec 2004[Updated: 08 Dec 2004]
Mr. Sidney "Junior" B. Baird Jr. Collection (1476) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14760000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Email, speech and short biography documenting Sidney B. Baird, Jr.'s time in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964-1968, serving in Vietnam from 1967-1968.

Added: 08 Dec 2004[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Albert P. Buys Collection (1504) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15040000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photocopy of Albert Buys DD-214 documenting his twenty years of service in the U.S. Army.

Added: 19 Jan 2005[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Vadim Belolugov Collection (1651) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16510000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Nine books on Soviet military history written in Russian.

Added: 13 Sep 2005[Updated: 28 Apr 2011]
Thomas D. Boettcher Collection (1663) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Vietnam: The Valor and the Sorrow by Thomas D. Boettcher documents all aspects of the wars in Vietnam from the French colonial period to the Fall of Saigon in April 1975, including events from the home front in the United States to the front lines in Vietnam.

Added: 23 Sep 2005[Updated: 16 Nov 2005]
RADM Frances Shea Buckley Collection (1662) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16620000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photographs, books, VHS tapes, letters, documents and other items document the careers of Admiral Frances T. Shea Buckley and her husband, Captain Emanuel Navarro Buckley, in the United States Navy, including her tour in Vietnam on the USS Repose.

Added: 03 Oct 2005[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
John C. Burnam Collection (1702) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17020000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two copies of book titled Dog Tags of Courage: Combat Infantrymen and War Dog Heroes in Vietnam by John C. Burnam (signed by author).

Added: 30 Nov 2005[Updated: 04 Jan 2006]
William A. Beck Collection (1704) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17040000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Print-outs of Color Illustrations created by William A. Beck; a personal account sequencing The Battles of the Ia Drang Valley, 14-16 November 1965.

Added: 01 Dec 2005[Updated: 26 Aug 2011]
Robert W. Bellin Collection (1715) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17150000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two photographs and a written statement document Robert Bellin's participation in the Battle for LZ X-Ray during the Battle of Ia Drang in November 1965.

Added: 06 Jan 2006[Updated: 24 Mar 2006]
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