The Douglas Pike Collection: Indochina Archive consists of 234.15 linear feet of documents; one artifact, a Friend Shipment, Friendship People-to-People, Aid to Vietnam button; and 425 books collected by Professor Douglas Eugene Pike (July 27, 1924-May 13, 2002) who served as the director of University of California, Berkeley’s Indochina Studies from 1982-1996. The collection is divided into thirty-one series in the following order: DRV/SRV Foreign Relations, Cambodia, DRV/SRV Economy, Periodicals, DRV/SRV Armed Forces, DRV/SRV Social Movements, DRV/SRV Situationer, Refugees (Particularly Vietnam, Laos, & Cambodia), DRV/SRV Education, DRV/SRV Government/Politics, DRV/SRV Health/Medicine, DRV/SRV Legal, DRV/SRV Communications-Propaganda, Cities (Vietnam), DRV/SRV Ethnic Groups, SRV Law Enforcement, DRV/SRV Ideology, Government Documents, DRV/SRV Anniversaries, DRV/SRV General, China, DRV/SRV Emulation Movements, Vietnam History, International Committee of the Red Cross Interviews with POWs in South Vietnam-Pre 1975, SRV Reeducation, DRV/SRV Human Rights, Personal Papers, DRV/SRV Culture, DRV/SRV Public Welfare, Artifact, and Books.
The 234.15 linear feet of documents primarily consist of newspaper clippings and periodicals, covering political, social, and economical issues of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), a.k.a. North Vietnam, and later the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV), present day Vietnam, from 1929-2001, with the bulk being from the mid 1960s-1980s. The clippings deal with a large variety of topics, ranging from foreign relations, economy, armed forces, legal issues, ethnic groups, refugees, to reeducation.