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Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Cartoons (180) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1800000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The Cartoon Section of the Douglas Pike Collection consists mostly of political cartoons related to the Vietnam War. Many of the cartoons are from the period of the war itself, but some are post-1975 including the 1990s. The cartoons are organized topically, with by far the largest division being the general category of those which deal with the war itself. This section includes a small book titled 'Verdicts on Vietnam,' published in 1968. A small proportion of these cartoons have been separated into a different folder because they are of Southeast Asian origin or are from somewhere besides the United States or Southeast Asia. Those which deal specifically with Cambodia, Laos, or Thailand, and those which deal with refugee matters, have been put in a different folder. The next major division consists of cartoons which relate to the domestic American debate over the war. The idea behind this category is that the cartoons address the debate over the legitimacy of the war, not the war itself, including U.S. or Vietnamese strategy, tactics, etc. Some of the material in this division involves the war as a political issue--for example, how presidents Johnson or Nixon attempted to persuade Congress and the public to support the war effort. Other material covers war protesters or draft card burners and the debate over the legitimacy of anti-war demonstrations. Still other cartoons address the publication of former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's book In Retrospect. Another major division is cartoons which are not directly related to the Vietnam War. Many of these are of interest because they are of Vietnamese origin and address political, cultural and economic issues within Vietnam either during war time or after. Others concern American politics during the war years, and still others are simply miscellaneous. A final division consists of cartoons by H. S. Nguyen. These are good quality, recent sketches which are mostly in Vietnamese but include some English in the captions.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 15 Jul 2004]
Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Underground Newspapers (185) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1850000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The Underground Newspapers: U.S. Army section of the Douglas Pike collection is a book in progress. It consists of an outline for a book, Army is a Four-Letter Word, and sections of the book which correspond approximately to the outline. There is also a collection of copies of the front pages of underground Army newspapers.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Jackson-Desbarats Study (183) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1830000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Description The Jackson-Desbarats Study contains information collection by University of California at Berkeley Professor Carl Jackson and Jacqueline Desbarats. The first section, General Files, contains material about genesis and final results of the project. The second section, Interviews and Completed Questionnaires, contains the finished interview data used for their studies and papers. The interview questionnaire asked for reasons the Vietnamese immigrated to the United States as well as the reasons they move within the United States of America and was broken down into the following sections: Part I: Biography. Part II: Summary of important residential moves. Part III: Life in Vietnam Part IV: Departure from Vietnam Part V: Experiences in the refugee camps Part VI: The first resettlement place in America Part VII: The second resettlement place in America Part VIII: The third resettlement place in America Part IX: Part X: The local understanding and the plans of immigration The Political riots in Vietnam How many people do you know have been executed by new government? Can you let me know why they have been executed? Part XI: Interviewer's observations Scope/Content There are 16 linear feet of material in the Jackson-Desbarats Study collection. The General Files contain 3 linear feet of material, most of which is in English. The Interviews and Completed Questionnaires contains 13 linear feet of material, most of which is in Vietnamese with some French, Korean, Chinese, English, and Cambodian. Most of the interviews were done anonymously and are not in any particular organization. A white sheet of paper separates interviews within each folder. The material is in good condition.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2013]
Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - American Friends of Vietnam (178) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1780000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The American Friends of Vietnam collection contains 19 boxes (approximately 18 linear feet) of material relating to the organization. Boxes 1-4 contain the administrative records of the organization, including executive committee meeting minutes, board of director meeting minutes, general financial records, fund appeals, annual reports and tax information. Boxes 4-7 continues with information relating to the conferences sponsored by the American Friends of Vietnam. Boxes 8-15 contain an alphabetical listing of subjects for which the American Friends of Vietnam had dealings. This material includes reprints of correspondence, brochures, reprints of articles, speeches by noted individuals as well as a variety of other information. Boxes 16-19 contain the bank records for the American Friends of Vietnam, including bank statements, cancelled checks, check stubs, and ledger books. Almost all of the material is in english and the collection is in generally good condition.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 29 Jul 2004]
Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Casualties of War (181) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1810000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection contains the names and sometimes short biographies of individuals killed in Vietnam from 1961 to 1968. The one linear foot of material was brought together from a variety of sources, including the National Archive and Records Administration, The American War Library, The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, the Congressional Record, and the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs). The material is in fair to good condition with some oversized material. The Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) provides more detailed information for casualties from 1966-1970.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 15 Jul 2004]
Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Intra-Ministry Committee for Strategic Hamlets (182) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1820000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection contains a complete run of minutes for the meetings of the Intra-Ministry Committee for Strategic Hamlets (Uỷ-Ban Liên-Bộ Đặc-Trách về Ấp Chiến-Lược tai Định Giá-Lòng) for the Republic of Vietnam's Ministry of Home Affairs, from the first meeting on February 12, 1962 to the 64th meeting on September 6, 1963. The documents are in Vietnamese.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 04 Oct 2017]
Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Ellsworth Bunker Papers (179) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1790000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Description (Excerpt from Douglas Pike's Introduction in The Bunker Papers): When President Lyndon Johnson, in the spring of 1967, asked Ellsworth Bunker to become his ambassador in Saigon, then the largest and in some ways most important American embassy in the world, Bunker stipulated as one of his conditions for acceptance that he always have direct access to the President. It was agreed this access would take the form, in part, of a weekly (later, monthly) 'back channel' cable from Bunker to the President. Such messages by-passed the standard distribution system within the U.S. government's communication network that included the State Department, the Pentagon, and the CIA (although these agencies and others did receive copies of the cable after the delivery to the President). The intent of the 'back channel' message was to assure a direct Bunker-to-President link that no one could short-stop. It was a singular arrangement in the intracommunication process within the U.S. government. Scope: (Excerpt from Douglas Pike's The Bunker Papers) In all there were ninety-six such messages from Bunker to the President, the first dated May 3, 1967, and the last May 5, 1973. Collectively, they form a historical documentation of extraordinary value. They are, by far, the most detailed chronological accounting of events, particularly within the South Vietnamese governmental and political scene, that we are likely to get. They cover the key years marked by the Buddhist demonstrations, the 'government by coup d'etat' period, the rise of the political fortunes of generals Nguyen Cao Ky and Nguyen Van Thieu, the 1968 Tet offensive, and the launching of the Paris talks. Box 1 of the collection contains copies of the originals numbered as they appear in the published account and in chronological order. Box 2 contains copy of the material as it became ready for publication. Box 2 also contains Pike's correspondence regarding the publication of the book. Note: (Excerpt from Douglas Pike's The Bunker Papers) In 1988, the University of California's Institute of East Asian Studies, under the Freedom of Information Act, obtained copies of the original telegrams. The Institute's Indochina Studies Project proposed publication as a contribution to the scholarship of America's involvement in the Vietnam War and as a lasting tribute to Ellsworth Bunker, one of the great and truly humane American ambassadors of this century. Subsequently, publication was made possible by a generous grant from The Asia Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 09 Dec 2015]
Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Resistance (201) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2010000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The Resistance section of the Douglas Pike Collection consists of materials on Vietnamese resistance to the Hanoi government after the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1975. Organized chronologically by year, the materials include newspaper and journal articles, press releases, and speeches. There are also political statements and position papers by various resistance organizations such as The Free Viet Nam Front, The National United Front for the Liberation of Vietnam, the National Support Movement for the Resistance in Vietnam, and the Vietnam National Salvation Committee. Most of the material is in English, but a considerable amount is in French. The Resistance section makes up approximately one-half linear foot and is in good condition.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 10 Sep 2018]
Douglas Pike Collection: Printed Material - China Press (202) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2020000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Scope and Content The China Press Collection consists of five groups of materials relating to the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the People's Republic of China. The first part, Survey China Mainland Press examines the various aspects of the newsprint media in the PRC. Current Background provides reference-type material for events and people in the PRC. Selections From Magazines examines the major PRC publications while Extracts From China Publications offers duplications of the materials above and lesser know print. Researchers should examine box 16 first for indices to these publications for the years 1960-1968. The JRPS Reports cover a variety of topics and titles are listed in the finding aid below. Most of the material is of a political or economic nature. Description There are approximately 18 linear foot of material in the China Press collection with coverage from 1958-1969 and the following breakdown: Survey China Mainland Press (10.5 linear foot) 1959-1969 Current Background (2 linear foot) 1958-1969 Selections From Magazines (2.5 linear foot) 1960-1969 Extracts From China Publications (1 linear foot) 1960-1964) JRPS Reports (2 linear foot) 1958-1961 The material has been translated to English and is general good to fair condition.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 15 Jul 2004]
Douglas Pike Collection: Printed Material - Radio-TV Defense Dialog (210) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2100000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

There is less than one linear foot of material in this collection with date ranges from 1972-1979. There are only a few documents from the 1972, 1978, and 1979 period. There are major gaps in the publications throughout the collection, especially toward the beginning and end of the collection. The content of the material is similar to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, except that a major of the items which appear in Radio-TV Defense Dialog are from United States sources. The material is in good condition.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 09 Dec 2015]
Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Current News (203) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2030000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

There are six linear feet of material in this collection with a date range from 1972-1976. There are major gaps in the publications throughout the collection, especially toward the beginning and end of the collection. The content of the material is similar to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, except that a major of the items which appear in Current News are from United States sources. The material is in good condition.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 15 Jul 2004]
Douglas Pike Collection: Printed Material - Saigon Press Review of Vietnamese and Chinese Dailies (211) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2110000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Vietnam Archive has an incomplete run of material (approximately %50) for the years 1972 to 1974. There are a few issues from 1969 and 1971. The material is arranged chronologically and divided by quarter or month depending upon the amount of material for that period. Most of the material is in good to fair condition and all documents are in English.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 15 Jul 2004]
Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports - Asia, Pacific, East Asia (205) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2050000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) booklet is a government publication that contains news and commentary from various foreign broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers and periodicals. The serial began as Asia and Pacific in 1967 and continued as East Asia in 1987. This series covers the following countries: Republic of China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Australasia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, Philippines. Items from foreign-language sources are transcribed, with the original phrasing and other characteristics retained. For further information, researchers should consult the inside cover-page of any issue.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 15 Jul 2004]
Douglas Pike Collection: Printed Material - Joint Publications Research Service Publication on China (209) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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The JPRS publication is a government publication that contains news and commentary from various foreign broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and books. A majority of the publications are translations of selected parts of QIUSHI [Seeking Truth}, a semi-monthly theoretical journal published by the CPC Central Committee. There are individual reports in the collection, including such topics as: People's Liberation Army, People's Navy, Debate on Mao Zedong Though on Literature and Art, International, Political, Economic, Social, Military, Public Security, Regional, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Macao. There are approximately 1.5 linear foot of JPRS Reports on China in the collection. The Vietnam Archive has nearly a complete run from January 1990-December 1991. The Collection is organized chronologically on both the box and folder level. The documents are in good condition.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 15 Jul 2004]
Douglas Pike Collection: Printed Material - Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports - People's Republic of China and China (204) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2040000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) booklet is a government publication that contains news and commentary from various foreign broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers and periodicals. The serial began as the People's Republic of China in 1973 and was renamed China later in its publication run. This series covers the following area: International Affairs The United States and Canada Soviet Union Northeast Asia Southeast Asia and Pacific Near East and South Asia Sub-Saharan Africa West Europe East Europe Latin America and Caribbean National Affairs Political and Social Science and Technology Military Economic and Agricultural Regional Affairs East Region Central-South Region Southwest Region North Region Northwest Region PRC Media On Taiwan Affairs Taiwan Hong Kong and Macao

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 15 Jul 2004]
Carlos Deluna Collection (363) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than one linear foot of poetry and a manuscript titled 'My Private Vietnam^D>' document Carlos Deluna's perspectives and reflections of his service during the Vietnam Conflict. All materials date from the post-war period.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 10 Apr 2017]
Don Durham Collection (394) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3940000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than one linear foot of laminated copies of a poem written by Don Durham and twelve copies of the front page of the November 1997 issue of The Veteran's View about the poem documents Durham's perspectives of his service. The poem was etched into a plaque and displayed at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

Collection: Don Durham Collection

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 01 Jun 2010]
Disabled Vietnam Veterans (DAV) Vietnam Veterans National Memorial (459) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4590000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Biographical information and additional records document the Disabled Vietnam Veterans (DAV) Vietnam Veterans National Memorial in Angel Fire, New Mexico.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 30 Jun 2006]
Robert G. Davis Collection (443) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4430000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Thirty-one photographs and a letter from CINCPAC commemorate Robert G. Davis' service in Southeast Asia.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 10 Apr 2017]
David Mortensen Collection (464) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4640000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Manuscript describes David Mortensen's experiences in the Marine Corps from the moment he enlisted in December 1965 to when he returned from his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 07 Jul 2006]
Dr. Le Cao Dai Collection (460) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4600000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Excerpts from Dr. Le Cao Dai's manuscript titled 'On the Western Highland: A Memoir of the War, 1965 to 1973^D>' contains entries from 15 December 1965 to 20 February 1966 document his service as a doctor in the North Vietnamese Army.

Added: 09 Jan 2002[Updated: 10 Apr 2017]
Quan Xuan Dinh Collection (476) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4760000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two manuscripts written by Quan Xuan Dinh discuss reform in post-war Vietnam.

Added: 09 Jan 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2006]
Dallas Morning News Collection (397) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3970000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Over one linear foot of newspaper clippings and photographs from the Dallas Times Herald (purchased by the Dallas Morning News) Morgue files document various issues associated with the Vietnam Conflict. The collection was donated by Michael Miller, archivist for the Dallas Morning News, and is divided by subject, with each article listed. All materials date from the war period.

The Dallas Morning News retains copyrights over the articles and photographs. Reproduction of any photographs requires the written permission of the Dallas Morning News.

Added: 05 Nov 2001[Updated: 20 Jun 2006]
Robert Norlan Daughtrey Collection (068) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0680000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One folder of documents detail Robert Norlan Daughtrey's service in the United States Air Force, 1954-1975, including his service in Vietnam from April 1965 - February 1973, seven years of which were served in North Vietnamese prison camps. The materials originate from the war era up through the 1990s and include explanations of Air Force awards received by Daughtrey, newspaper clippings about the POW issue, and a description of artist Wilson Hurley's portrait of Daughtrey.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 16 Mar 2017]
Richard (Dick) Detra Collection (069) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0690000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately 23.5 linear feet of documents, moving images, photographs, slides, maps, books, electronic media, audio recordings, periodicals, and artifacts documenting Dick Detra's Vietnam War service, as well as the history of the Black Widows (188th Assault Helicopter Company) and Spiders (269th Combat Aviation Battalion) during the Vietnam War. A small proportion of the collection documents the activities of these units during the post 9/11 period.

Items of note in the collection include aerial photographs and maps of Camp Rainier (base camp for the 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry), also known as Dau Tieng Base Camp, where Dick Detra was stationed during 1967-1968; personal recollections and histories of the 188th Assault Helicopter Company covering the period 1966-1968 written by Dick Detra and 188th AHC commander Lieutenant Colonel Jack O. Johnson; reports; and deceased personnel files for both the 188th AHC and 269th CAB. The collection contains numerous photographs of the units operating at various bases from 1968 to 1970. Artifacts of note include battle streamers and various patches from the units over time, including some from the post 9/11 period. The collection covers the period 1966 to 2011, with the coverage being predominately 1966-1970.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 13 Feb 2019]
Ambassador Bui Diem Collection (070) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0700000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Two books and one document in the Vietnamese language document the emerging free economy in modern Vietnam. All materials are post-war.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 16 Mar 2017]
Dodd Family Letters (071) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0710000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one-quarter linear foot of correspondence to the Dodd family, mostly to his wife, Nancy Elizabeth Dodd, in Lubbock, Texas, document Eddie L. Dodd's service during two tours in Vietnam. Dodd served in 1969 with the 111th Engineer Company (W.S.) and 1970-1971 with HHC, 20th Engineer Battalion. All letters are from the war era (1969-1971) and give insight into the daily life of one soldier; in early October 1969 the letters include Dodd's response to the birth of his son.

Eddie Leroy Dodd was killed in action on March 25, 1971, and the collection also includes telegrams, newspaper clippings and memorial programs related to his death and memorial service in Lubbock, Texas.

Collection: Dodd Family Letters

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 06 Feb 2018]
John Donnell Collection (072) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0720000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately 14 linear feet of books, maps, periodicals and manuscript materials document the research interests of Dr. John C. Donnell, PhD during his tenure at Temple University. Topics include the Southeast Asia Development Advisory Group, the insurgency in South Vietnam by the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong), several RAND reports and Simulmatics Corpation interview of Viet Cong suspects. Also included are materials related to the Pacification program, Revolutionary Development and South Vietnam's internal politics, specifically the various religious sects and Buddhist movement. The manuscript section includes newspaper clippings, government documents, and secondary literature. It is organized hierarchically by subject and alphabetized accordingly. The documents within each folder are arranged chronologically. The date range of the materials in the collection, including separated materials, is from the 1940s to the 1990s, though the bulk of the materials come from the 1960s.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 10 Aug 2018]
James Donovan Collection (073) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0730000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of documents and periodicals cover various aspects of the Vietnam Conflict. Documents include an article titled ^D'Assessing the War's Costs^D>', a biographical summary of five U.S. Presidents titled ^D'The Men Who Made the Decisions^D>' [April 1996], and two short papers and are all from the post-war era. A large run of the periodical Marine Corps Gazette (1959-1997) covers various topics relevant to the US Marine Corps, both during the Vietnam Conflict and after.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 01 Mar 2006]
Joseph Drachnik Collection (075) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0750000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than one linear foot of official military documents detail Captain Joseph B. Drachnik's service as the head of the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), Navy Section, 1961-1964. All documents are from this time period and include MAAG, Navy Section Vietnam Advisory Plans for 1962 and 1963, progress reports 1961-1964, and various After Action Reports.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 16 Mar 2017]
Richard Duckworth Collection (076) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0760000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of a VHS tape, documents and newspaper clippings document the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam during Operation Ranch Hand, 1962-1971. Documents originate from the 1960s up through the 1990s and include defense reports and various secondary articles on this issue. An article published for The Sentinel titled ^D'9 Days in Vietnam, Mission # 6, the Squadron's Last - Missing in Action^D>' was written by Richard Duckworth.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 01 Mar 2006]
William Duiker Collection (077) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0770000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately three linear feet of books, periodicals, articles and manuscript documents detail Dr. William Duiker's research of various aspects of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people during and after the Vietnam Conflict. All materials range from the war era up through the 1990s. The document collection is divided up into four series. The first series includes information on the Vietnam Communist Party Congress between 1976 and 1986. The second series includes documents related to the war. The third series is a collection of Vietnam Documents and Research Notes publications, and the fourth series includes printed material and miscellaneous notes pertaining to Dr. Duiker's research.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 31 Aug 2017]
Roy L. Dunlap Collection (078) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0780000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of documents detail the Mobile Construction Battalion 22's service during the Vietnam Conflict. All materials are from the war era.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 21 Mar 2017]
Joe Dunn Collection (079) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0790000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One memoir, titled 'Desk Warrior: Memoirs of a Combat REMF', details Joe Dunn's service in the 199th Infantry Brigade in Long Khanh Province with the U.S. Army's Ground Sensor Program, 1969-1970.

Collection: Joe Dunn Collection

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 24 Oct 2018]
Peter Dunn Collection (080) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0800000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately one linear foot of British documents detail the end of World War II in Indochina and the British occupation of the Northern part of Indochina before the French reasserted their authority over the region. Telegrams, correspondence and minutes from meetings makeup the bulk of the collection, though there are also newspaper clippings and section of war diaries. Topics covered are the surrender of the Japanese forces in the area, as well as the future policies of Great Britain, China, France and the United States toward Indochina. The bulk of the materials are from 1944-1946.

Collection: Peter Dunn Collection

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 16 Jan 2009]
Dan Siewert Collection (271) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2710000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than one linear foot of correspondence and postcards detail Dan Siewart's service with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division during the Vietnam Conflict, 1967. The bulk of the correspondence is between Dan Siewart and his family and dates from 23 May 1966 through 02 November 1967. It includes Siewart's description of his training, military duties, recreational activities and his involvement in various combat situations near Da Nang and Con Thien. The letters also recount his recovery at a naval hospital in Guam after he was wounded in battle and correspondence between Siewart's parents and Representative George Mahon detailing the Siewart's request that Dan not be sent to Vietnam.

Added: 05 Jan 2002[Updated: 31 May 2006]
David Thomas Collection (437) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4370000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Sixteen Department of Defense Joint Operations Graphic maps of Vietnam donated to the Vietnam Archive by David Thomas. The maps have been separated and integrated in to the Vietnam Archive Map Collection.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 21 Jun 2006]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - Allied War Participants (214) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2140000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Allied War Participants (.5 lf): Primarily newspaper accounts of the participation in the war of forces allied to the US/RVN during the war. These included Australia, New Zealand, Republic of the Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. Allied War Participants This section contains printed material documenting the support provided to South Vietnam by nations other than the US, during the Vietnam Conflict and the effect the war had on these participants. The unit focuses mostly on Australians, New Zealanders, South Koreans, the Filipinos and Thais. The material is divided between General Literature, files which include government documents and official accounts; and Clippings files which contains the articles published by the press. Congressional reports and reports produced by the USIS, JUSPAO, State Department, and US embassy.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 11 Mar 2013]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 01 - Assessment and Strategy (212) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2120000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Unit One, Assessment and Strategy is comprised of printed material documenting what military and civilian leaders on all sides saw as their strategy and assessments of their success. The material is more political in nature than military due to Pike's position in Saigon as a Foreign Service Officer(FSO) attached to USAID, during which time much of the material was collected. These materials include 'back-channel' reports from Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker to President Lyndon Johnson, State Department bulletins, speeches and news conference transcripts of key U.S. government officials, sections of the Pentagon papers, USIS, USIA, FBIS, and, JUSPAO bulletins. Other primary sources include translations of enemy documents and interrogation reports of VC/NVA prisoners. Translations of North Vietnamese radio reports; and newspaper articles from Northern newspapers are also included. Secondary sources include foreign and domestic periodicals and newspaper accounts. Complimentary records held by the Archive include the Air Force's Contemporary Historical Examination of Current Operations(CHECO) Reports, Records of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Records of the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam, U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam, 1954-1975, and U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam, Johnson Administration and Pacification in Vietnam, The Kennedy and The Johnson National Security Files, and the Classified Histories of the National Security Council. Unit One consists of thirty-two linear foot of documents. The boxes and folders are arranged chronologically. The material bulks between 1964 and 1975. In each box, the folders are broken down into two categories: General Literature and Clippings. General Literature folders mainly hold the primary documents of that period while the Clippings files mostly contain secondary sources. Almost all of the sources are in English, though there are some French and Vietnamese documents. Overall, the documents are in good or excellent condition with no access restrictions.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 29 Mar 2017]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations (213) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2130000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The contents of this unit are reportorial in nature covering the day to day events of the war from the perspective of combat operations. The tone of these materials is to relate what happened on the battlefields of Vietnam with little analysis as to why certain policies were followed or how successfully they were pursued.. Since combat operations are conducted in an arena influenced by political and diplomatic factors, a certain amount of attention has been devoted to these subjects as well. Here again, however, the goal is more to report such events and their relationship to field operations rather than to analyze them. Primarily, the items in this unit consist of US, North and South Vietnamese journalistic, government, and academic reports and studies which offer narratives of battlefield operations. This unit consists of 35 boxes and is broken down in into two parts. The first, Boxes 1-28, contains contemporary accounts of battlefield events. These materials span the years 1945-1975, with the bulk during the 1961-75 time period. They are indexed at the folder level in this finding aid. Boxes 29-35 house retrospective materials covering the same events, published between 1975 and 1994. These retrospective materials are not indexed in this finding aid. According to the system which Douglas Pike set up in the original collection, each year's files are broken into two catagories. The first is General Files and the second is a group of chronological files. The General Files are found at the beginning of the arrangement for the files of each individual year and are labelled as such. Pike's original idea was to put overview documentation's or grand studies of the year's major events in these files. However, these events may well be covered in the chronological files that follow for the time period in question. The difference is that in these later files the material tends to be more, reportorial, fragmented, and journalistic in nature. If one is studying some major event or turning point in the war it behooves the researcher to begin with the general files and work to the chronological. If working on a more minor event or topic, it makes more sense to begin with the chronological files and then turn to the general files for material giving perspective to these events to help the researcher set them within the larger picture of the major events of the war. In describing the Pike Collection, every effort was made to list all significant subjects or materials contained in a file. This was primarily done by thumbing through the folders and making notes as we went. Thus, it may appear to the researcher that subjects have been listed in this finding aid in the order which they appear in the folders. This is not strictly the case. The only accurate statement that can be made about the folder descriptions is that it they reflect the time period listed and subjects given to be contained in the folder. However, just because material on a topic is encountered early in searching the folder, does not mean that there is not similar material at the end. This may be so because the internal arrangement in the folder is chronological, not topical. To help the researcher, there is also a glossary that precedes the section of this guide containing the folder inventories/indexes.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 11 Mar 2013]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 04 - Political Settlement (230) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2300000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Unit Four of the Pike Collection contains documents, newspaper clippings, and other literature pertaining to the diplomatic history of the political settlement for the Vietnam War. The scope of the collection is dated between 1946-1975, the bulk of which covers the years 1962-1975. Materials consist of internal government memorandums, transcripts of speeches and press conferences made by American and Vietnamese government officials, translated Vietnamese enemy documents, official government reports on the status and progress of American and Vietnamese efforts to reach a diplomatic settlement, cables and telegrams between Washington, D. C. and American officials in Vietnam, and American and Vietnamese periodical and newspaper articles covering the diplomatic aspects of the war.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 11 Mar 2013]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 06 - Democratic Republic of Vietnam (232) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2320000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Unit Six, Vietnam at War/Vietnam after Reunification contains material related to North and South Vietnam during the war and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam after reunification. It is divided these three distinct categories. The first section, The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), contains documentary materials on wartime DRV organized by topic. The materials range from the late 1950's to the 1975 cut-off point. The section is divided into various topics include Situation, Internal Conditions, General Files, Customs, Behavior, Anniversaries, Foreign Relations, Culture, Lao Dong (Communist Worker's Party), Political Parties, Armed Forces, Military Science, Education, and Land Reform. There is more description for each topic where it appears in the finding aid. The second section, The Republic of Vietnam (RVN), presents topically arranged materials on the government of South Vietnam and South Vietnamese society during the war years. It also is further divided into topics which include: General Files, General History, Foreign Relations, Constitution, Chronology, Politics, Religion, Ethnic Minorities, Industry, Agriculture, Saigon, Internal Conditions, Culture and Customs, refugees, Economy, Education, and Mass Communications. Similar to the first section, there is more description for each topic where it appears in the finding aid. The final section, The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV), examines Vietnam after reunification in 1975. Topics include: Situation, General Files, Cities, Education, Political Parties, Military Science, and Foreign Relations With China. Again, there is more description for each topic where it appears in the finding aid. There are 25 linear feet of material in Unit Six. Within each topic, boxes and/or folders are arranged chronologically. The material bulks between 1954 and 1975 for the first two sections and 1975-1994 for the section on the SRV. In each box, the folders are broken down into two categories: Documents and General Literature. The Document folders contain material directly attributed to participants in the shaping of the history of events. The General Literature folders hold secondary sources such as newspaper clippings and magazine and journal articles. Almost all of the sources are in English, though there are a few French and Vietnamese documents. Overall, the documents are in good or excellent condition with no access restrictions.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 28 Mar 2017]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 07 - Bibliography (235) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Unit 7 of the Douglas Pike Collection contains Vietnam and Southeast Asia-related material of a bibliographic nature. The collection is divided into five sections: Book Review, arranged by the first initial of the author's last name; Publisher's Notes on books, arranged by the first initial of the author's last name; multiple book lists; Periodicals; Collection Lists; Audio-Visual Lists; and, Miscellaneous. This collection examines the dramatic impact the Vietnam War has produced on various media in the United States and World markets. There are approximately nineteen linear feet of material in this collection. The material is in good-excellent condition, the majority of which is in english.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 28 Mar 2017]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 08 - Biography (236) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2360000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Unit 8 of the Douglas Pike Collection contains information on biography of major figures during the Vietnam Conflict. The 27 linear feet are arranged alphabetically according to the first letter of the surname. Individual folders have not been further alphabetized by entire surname though there are plans to complete this process in the future. There are a few exceptions to the rule (when the amount of material on an individual was significant) and those are listed in the box inventory. Box 20-25 contain general lists of individual (sometimes with more complete biography) and is divided by subject. Boxes 26 and 27 contain book-form published directories of individuals from a variety of sources. The material is in good-fair condition.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 02 May 2017]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 09 - Graphics (237) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2370000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Graphics Collection comprises of printed graphic material documenting the various aspects of culture and society in Vietnam before, during and after the conflict. The material covers military, political, diplomatic, social and cultural aspects in Vietnam, and to a lesser extent, Southeast Asia. Images of war range from the period of United States' involvement in the conflict to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam's involvement in Kampuchea (Cambodia, late 1970s). Other topics include: the POW/MIA situation, Science and Technology, the NLF (aka, Viet Cong), PAVN (North Vietnamese Army), ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam - South Vietnam) and psyops/propaganda techniques.

The Graphics Collection consists of 26 linear foot of images. The boxes and folders are arranged by subject heading and then alphabetized. The graphics date from the 1950s to the 1990s with the bulk from the 1960s. The major categories for the subject headings are: Anti-War, Cambodia, Chronology, Country, DRV (includes the SRV), Military/Diplomacy, Miscellaneous, People, POW/MIA, Propaganda, Science and Technology, Society and Culture, SVN, Urban and USA. While there is duplication within the collection, much of it is divided among the major subject headings. This collection most closely compliments the Vietnam Archives' Photograph Collection, and the range of topics covered relates it to nearly every other collection housed in the Vietnam Archive.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 14 Nov 2018]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 10 - 8.5 x 11 inch Map Collection (238) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2380000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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This collection consists of approximately two linear feet of 8.5 x 11 inch maps from the Douglas Pike collection. Most of the maps concern Vietnam or the Vietnam conflict, and some are accompanied by written material. The great majority of the material is in English, though there is some French and Vietnamese. The maps are arranged according to geographic categories and with a theme of general to specific. Some of the maps cover periods both before and after the Vietnam conflict, even including pre-historic times. Major sources for the maps include newspapers, books on the Vietnam conflict, and periodicals. The maps are in fair to good condition

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 09 Oct 2002]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 11 - Monographs (239) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Unit 11, monographs, of the Douglas Pike Collection contains monographs covering a wide range of topics in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia. The finding aid for this collection is divided into two sections each organizing the collection in a different way. The first section, documents, lists all of the monographs in order with a corresponding document number, providing the researcher easy access to the collection. An index, at the end of the documents section provides a list of key words and phrases that appear in the documents. The numbers in the index correspond to the document number. The second section, category, divides the collection into six distinctive categories and 55 subjects. The table of contents delineates the various categories. There has been some cross-referencing in the category section of the finding aid depending upon the content of the material. There are 12 linear feet of material in Unit 11 and approximately 1000 monographs. . The original collection also contained periodicals, newsletters and books all of which have been removed and placed in their proper location in the archive. The material is in fair to good condition.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 29 Mar 2017]
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 12 - Chronology of Vietnam and the Conflict (240) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2400000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

There are five linear feet in Unit 12. The original collection contained 16 boxes. Through the course of processing, two groups of material were separated and defined as collections: The Current News and the Saigon Press Review. Finding Aids for each are available. The material in this collection range from 258 B.C. to 1989. Most of the material contains information for the period 1965-1975. The material is in good to fair condition. Unit 12, Chronology of Vietnam and the Conflict, attempts to chronicle the major events relating to Vietnam in its history and during the First and Second Indochina Wars. Most of the material comes from published chronologies that appear at the end of books, in journals, or newspaper articles. There is also some United States, South Vietnamese and North Vietnamese government publications of chronologies.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 29 Mar 2017]
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