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John Rowan Collection (850) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8500000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately eight and a half linear feet of material deals with the issue of homeless veterans, particularly Vietnam veterans in the New York-New Jersey area in the in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, audio cassettes, and official and photocopied documents from various organizations and New York City and State offices including: The Vietnam Veterans of America, Queens Chapter #32 and the New York State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America; the Joint Veterans Council on Homeless Veterans; the New York City Coalition for Fairness to Veterans; the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs and the City of New York's Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs; the City of New York Human Resources Administration; the New York State Temporary Commission on Vietnam Veterans; the Veterans Upgrade Center of New York; the New York State Council of Veterans Organizations; and the New York State Department of Labor.

Collection: John Rowan Collection

Added: 31 Jul 2003[Updated: 04 Dec 2014]
James Reckner Collection (574) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5740000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One linear foot of slides, artifacts, periodicals, microfilm, CD-ROM, articles, and ephemera have been collected by Dr. James Reckner and donated to the Vietnam Archive. Included in the collection is a certificate of recognition from the Society of Counterparts; five Vietnamese military medals purchased by Dr. Reckner in Ho Chi Minh City in 2001; a Pocket Guide to Japan; Ho Chi Minh postcards; microfilm reels from 1874-1944 documenting Dr. Reckner's United States Naval history research; articles compiled by the University of Denver for a United States-Vietnam Conference in 1995 in which Reckner participated.

Added: 06 Aug 2003[Updated: 29 May 2013]
Ben Reyes Collection (1247) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12470000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a videotape conaining an oral history interview with Ben Reyes. The interview was part of a series of three interviews with Native American Veterans of the Vietnam War conducted by the Veterans' History Project on July 6, 2002 at the Veterans' Health Administration Medical Center in Long Island, New York.

Collection: Ben Reyes Collection

Added: 21 Nov 2003[Updated: 21 Nov 2003]
James M. Ray Collection (1269) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12690000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Vietnam Memoirs, 1966-1967 by Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Ray, USMC (Ret.).

Added: 30 Jan 2004[Updated: 16 Apr 2004]
Doug Robertson Collection (1291) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12910000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Two photographs document Doug Robinson at the USS Richard B. Anderson's change of command ceremony, May 16, 1969.

Added: 08 Mar 2004[Updated: 08 Mar 2004]
Terry Roth Collection (1303) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13030000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The Terry Roth Collection is composed of photographs of the Veterans Memorial Park in Port Angeles Washington, 1998; newspaper article- 'The Peninsula's Medal of Honor Heroes,' Peninsula Daily News, November 10, 2000; Agenda for the Port Angeles Maritime Foundation's Monument Dedication Ceremony, undated.

Added: 12 Apr 2004[Updated: 14 Dec 2015]
Mary Reynolds Powell (1328) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13280000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The Mary Reynolds Powell collection is composed of three signed copies of Powell's memoir A World of Hurt: Between Innocence and Arrogance in Vietnam. Published 2000, A World of Hurt documents Powell's experiences as a twenty -three year old Army nurse at the 24th Evacuation Hospital at Long Binh in1970-1971.

Collection: Mary Reynolds Powell

Added: 15 Apr 2004[Updated: 18 May 2004]
Robert Singer Collection (933) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9330000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of books, maps, newsletters, documents, moving images, newsletters and periodicals have been collected by Robert Singer through the years and donated to the Vietnam Archive.

Added: 29 Jun 2004[Updated: 17 Oct 2012]
William G. Ross Collection (1426) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14260000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Two CD-Roms of slides taken by WIlliam G. Ross who served with Alpha Company, 1/20th, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, from October 1968-May 1969 and with Delta Battery, 11th Artillery from June-October 1969.

Added: 09 Sep 2004[Updated: 01 Nov 2018]
David Rice Collection (2875) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28750000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately five linear feet of books donated to the archive by David Rice. The books are primarily about the ARVN, refugees, reeducation camps, soldiers from both the North and South Vietnamese military, anti-communist activists, and political prisoners including Ly Tong and Lt. Colonel Hieu Kim Huynh.

Collection: David Rice Collection

Added: 03 Aug 2017[Updated: 16 May 2018]
William J. Riley Collection
Item Number: 28920000000   (Click For More Item Information)
Added: 28 Aug 2017[Updated: 28 Aug 2017]
Douglas N. Roesemann Collection (2785) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27850000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of three newsletters accumulated by Douglas Roesemann. The materials are dated 2016.

Added: 14 Dec 2017[Updated: 15 Dec 2017]
David Rosenzweig Collection (2938) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29380000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of less than a quarter of a linear foot of documents accumulated by David Rosenzweig while serving as an AP reporter in Vietnam in 1970. The documents include the diary of North Vietnamese soldier Nguyen Huu Ben (including an English translation) and a Christmas 1969 appeal to end the war from the youth of Vietnam and America. The materials are dated 1969-1970.

Added: 13 Feb 2018[Updated: 13 Feb 2018]
Mervyn E. Roberts III Collection (2973) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29730000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of one copy of The Psychological War for Vietnam by Mervyn Roberts.

Added: 09 May 2018[Updated: 09 May 2018]
Roger Rooney Collection (2997) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29970000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of one copy of True North by Roger Rooney.

Added: 11 Sep 2018[Updated: 11 Sep 2018]
Payton J. Rowan Collection (2847) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28470000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of a flight log book, a journal, and a collection of clippings. The materials document Payton Rowan's service in Vietnam as the crew chief on a H21 Piasecki that transported ARVN soldiers as part of his duties with the 93rd Transportation Company from 1962 to 1963.

Added: 16 Nov 2018[Updated: 16 Nov 2018]
Walter C. Rockenstire Collection (2864) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28640000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Contains about one linear foot of textual records, audio tapes, artifacts, and slides documenting Walter Rockenstire III's service with the 192nd Assault Helicopter Company during 1970 at various places in Vietnam including Phan Thiet, Dong Ba Thin, and Phan Rang Air Base. The textual records consist of correspondence Rockenstire sent to his mother while in Vietnam and award citation certificates for the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Air Medal. The materials date from 1970, as well as 1975-1977.

Added: 29 Mar 2019[Updated: 08 Apr 2019]
Lawrence R. Rock Collection (2575) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25750000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One copy of Hidden Army: Support Troop Types in Vietnam: An Oral History edited by Lawrence Rock.

Added: 10 Jul 2013[Updated: 10 Jul 2013]
Peter Rayls Collection (2411) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24110000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately one linear foot of articles and photocopies from the Australian National Archives and Australian War Memorial concerning Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War that was collected by Major Peter Rayls, USA while he was a cadet at the United States Military Academy writing his Senior Thesis in History in 1998-1999. A copy of Rayls' thesis titled 'The Australians in Vietnam, 1964-1967: A Strategic Balancing Act' is included in the donation.

Added: 17 Feb 2014[Updated: 19 Feb 2014]
Freddie Joel Ransbottom Collection (2243) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22430000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately four linear feet of DPMO files, correspondence, newsletters, and clippings document Freddie Joel Ransbottom's Vietnam War service with the Long Range Recon Platoon, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division in 1968 and the battle at Kham Duc on 11 May 1968 where he went missing in action (MIA) until his remains were discovered by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) in the Kham Duc area in March 2006. The clippings and newsletters relate to general POW/MIA issues as well as relating to Ransbottom's case. Also included in the collection are multiple volumes of 'Uncorrelated Information Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia.'

Added: 27 Feb 2014[Updated: 22 Jan 2016]
Harry Robertson Collection (2189) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21890000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately seven linear feet of files concerning the crash of a C-5A Galaxy aircraft during Operation Babylift on 4 April 1975 near Saigon, during the closing days of the Vietnam War, killing 144 of the 301 passengers aboard. Most of those killed were Vietnamese orphans being airlifted out of Vietnam as this was the maiden voyage of Operation Babylift. The collection primarily contains court records and transcripts concerning the subsequent lawsuit filed by Friends For all Children, Inc. vs. Lockheed Aircraft Corporation contending that Lockheed, the manufacturer of the aircraft, was liable for the diagnostic examination costs of the children on board the flight. The organization of the collection follows the chronological order of the case. Box 1 contains the initial military investigations of the crash and the early consultations with the aviation exports for the law suit. Box 2 to Box 5 are the depositions and exhibitions from eyewitness, aviation exports, pediatricians, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation representatives, and etc. Box 6 and 7 are oversize boxes contain oversize deposition and technical reports.

Added: 02 Jul 2014[Updated: 27 Jan 2017]
Clyde Romero Collection (2634) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26340000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately half a linear foot of textual records documenting Clyde Romero's experience in the US Army's Warrant Officer flight training school. It includes the complete syllabus for the program, recruitement pamphlets, operational procedure guides, pilot's checklists, flight manuals, and a US Forces in Vietnam handbook. Also contains one museum object donated to the archive by Clyde Romero. The artifact is Romero's party suit containing the following patches: RF-4C, Voodoo one-to-wonder, 186th TAC Recon Group, Tatical Air Command, city of New York Police Department, Port Authority, Police New York New Jersey, 153rd TRS, and a red and white patch with a green helicopter holding a lightning rod.

Added: 01 Oct 2014[Updated: 08 Sep 2017]
David L. Reitmeyer Collection (2538) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25380000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than a linear foot of photographs and slides taken by David Reitmeyer during his two tours in Vietnam.

Added: 24 Oct 2014[Updated: 24 Oct 2014]
Robert F. Rae Collection (2545) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25450000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately one linear foot of slides, artifacts, letters, military documents, a map and a photograph documenting Robert F. Rae's service in Vietnam from 1966-1968. Of note in the collection are a set of letters and cards exchanged between Rae and his wife and other family members.

Added: 17 Feb 2015[Updated: 18 Feb 2019]
Peter J. Ritch Collection (2677) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26770000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than a quarter of a linear foot of books titled: Forogtten Tracks: Stories from Marine Tankers in Vietnam, Volume 1 and 2.

Added: 29 Apr 2015[Updated: 20 Mar 2017]
William L. (Bill) Reynolds Collection (2095) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20950000000   (Click For More Item Information)

DVDs created by William L. Reynolds document his activities after his Vietnam War service. 'Our Vietnam Story: The Life and Times of Charlie Company Troopers' is a documentary created by Reynolds to give an explanation of the purpose of the Vietnam War using film footage taken his fellow veteran friends. 'Ap Bac Revisited' documents Reynolds' return visit to the Mekong Delta in June 2007.

Added: 27 Oct 2008[Updated: 23 Jul 2012]
Jim Roper Collection (2172) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21720000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Book titled 'Quoth the Raven' documents Jim Roper's service as a Forward Air Controller with the United States Air Force in Southeast Asia.

Collection: Jim Roper Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2009[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
Paul Reed Collection (2205) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22050000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Book titled Kontum Diary: Captured Writings Bring Peace to a Vietnam Veteran by Paul Reed and Ted Schwarz documents Reed's Vietnam service and his coming to terms with the trauma he endured as a result of his service.

Collection: Paul Reed Collection

Added: 08 Jul 2009[Updated: 08 Jul 2009]
Gary Roush Collection (805) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8050000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Vietnam Helicopter History Interactive CD-ROM and a War Story and Presentation DVD from the VHPA's 2006 Reunion donated to the Vietnam Archive by Gary Roush.

Added: 28 Sep 2009[Updated: 09 May 2017]
Bill Ruth Collection (2250) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22500000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Collection includes a CD-Rom containing a photo essay created by Bill Ruth, as well as three photographs, and various internet print offs relation to the 221st Signal Company (Pictorial).

Collection: Bill Ruth Collection

Added: 28 Sep 2009[Updated: 27 May 2010]
Peter Rollins Collection (909) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9090000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photograph of Professor Nguyen Manh Hung from George Mason University. Pre-Production script for Rollins' first show on Vietnam titled 'Television's Vietnam: The Impact of Visual Images'

Added: 26 Oct 2007[Updated: 12 Jun 2013]
Shirleen Smith Reese Collection (2063) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20630000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of handwritten and audiotape letters written to Shirleen Smith (Shirleen Reese) from her friend Roy E. Hammond while he was with the 48th Aviation Company (Assault Helicopter) in Vietnam in 1970.

Added: 11 Feb 2008[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
Edward Rasen Collection (591) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5910000000   (Click For More Item Information)

DVD set titled Vietnam War Secrets is a ten hour documentary series written and produced by Edward Rasen that illustrates many of the classified secrets behind the Vietnam War.

Added: 28 Feb 2008[Updated: 19 Nov 2015]
Louis Rios Collection (2159) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21590000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately nine linear feet of books, periodicals, newsletters, video, DVDs, photographs, reunion information, correspondence, articles, artifacts, and ephemeral material document Louis Rios' service with the Americal Division (Company A 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division) in the Vietnam War, and his membership in the Americal Division Veterans Association after the war.

Added: 02 Dec 2009[Updated: 12 Jul 2018]
Donald K. Reid Collection (2295) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22950000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Donald K. Reid's memoirs of his service in the United States Army and his tour of duty in Vietnam, 1970-1971.

Added: 05 Mar 2010[Updated: 24 Mar 2010]
John J. Ramsden Collection (2305) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23050000000   (Click For More Item Information)

'A History of the 27th Maintenance Battalion in Vietnam' by Colonel John J. Ramsden.

Added: 12 Apr 2010[Updated: 15 Sep 2010]
Revue De La Presse Vietnamienne Du Sud-Vietnam (Review of the Vietnam Press) (254) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2540000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Over one linear foot of a journal is a French-language review of the Vietnamese Press of the Republic of Vietnam. The journals date 1959-1960.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 31 Mar 2006]
Charles F. Rauch, Jr. Collection (482) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4820000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Documents, booklets, and correspondence discuss Naval issues in Vietnam during Rear Admiral Charles Rauch's service in Vietnam from September 1968 to May 1970.

Added: 06 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2006]
Basil Rauch Collection (253) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2530000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately 14 linear feet of books, maps, museum objects, microforms, personal papers, documents from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and other foreign archives, government-related publications, miscellaneous publications, photocopied books, and photocopied journal articles document the various research topics of Basil Rauch, who specialized in the studying Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. The materials center primarily on American diplomatic and military history involving Vietnam during the Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower Administrations. Thus the dates of the materials begin around 1939 and end around 1983 with the bulk of the materials discussing the situation in Vietnam from World War II through the early 1960s. The materials are primarily in the English language, though there are documents in both Vietnamese and French.
Various preservation photocopies have been made for the original materials due to their poor condition upon arrival at the Vietnam Archive.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 05 May 2011]
Alden Roberts Collection (257) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2570000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of articles and presentation transcripts document race relations and refugee experiences related to the Vietnam Conflict. All materials document from the late 1970s and 1980s.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 03 Apr 2006]
Joan Seeman Robinson Collection (258) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2580000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Over one linear foot of correspondence, poems, anti-war newspapers and newspaper clippings, periodicals and an anti-war button document aspects of the anti-U.S. involvement perspective of the Vietnam Conflict. Correspondence is between Dr. Joan Robinson and various people in the fine arts world. Materials date from the late 1960s.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 11 Jul 2018]
Lyle Robinson Collection (259) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2590000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately half of a linear foot of documentation details the Swisher County Cooperative's role in bringing electricity to rural Vietnam.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 03 Apr 2006]
James R. Rock Collection (261) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2610000000   (Click For More Item Information)

James R. Rock's dissertation titled 'Kiwis Under Fire: The New Zealand Armed Forces in South Vietnam c. 1965-1972' documents the New Zealand Armed Forces' involvement in South Vietnam.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 17 Apr 2006]
Ronald Rodeck Collection (262) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2620000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One linear foot of books, maps, periodicals, and documents detail course work related to military schools. The documents are from the U.S. Army Special Warfare School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the U.S. Army Command and Genera Staff College. Documents center on various aspects, including texts for the Medical Field Service School, a volume on improvised munitions, and a translation of the Communist Manifesto of 1848. The materials are in good condition and date primarily from the war era.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 17 Apr 2006]
James Ridgeway Collection (256) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2560000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Over two linear feet of books, posters, museum artifacts, newsletters, periodicals, newspaper and magazine articles, and other documents detail various information on Pol Pot, Cambodia, and the Vietnam War. The materials date 1966-1972, plus some documents that are undated.

Added: 05 Jan 2002[Updated: 10 Aug 2006]
Terry Rowe Collection (263) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2630000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of photographs, documents and manuscript materials document Terry Rowe's service in Vietnam. The materials date from the war era and can be divided into four categories: 1) Information on Russell G. Benedict and his work (a collector of the writings of hate groups from extreme left and right) including approximately 200 handwritten pages of his newsletter, 2) CORDS material, 3) Village Self Development materials, 4) Miscellaneous, including some photographs.

Collection: Terry Rowe Collection

Added: 05 Jan 2002[Updated: 30 Aug 2010]
Carl Russell Collection (264) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2640000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One folder of official Army documents and issues of Tour 365 document Carl Russell's service during the Vietnam Conflict. All materials date from the war era and include Russell's retirement orders from 1971.

Added: 05 Jan 2002[Updated: 17 Apr 2006]
Larry Rush Collection (1916) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19160000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of books, documents, slides, and photos detail Larry Rush's service in Vietnam and his post war reminiscences. The collection includes two personal documents containing statements by Rush on his military service titled Semper Fi and A Memorial Day Tribute; Two copies of Rush's book titled HMM 165: White Beach to Vietnam (1979) that pertains to Rush's Western Pacific tour of 1971-1972 as a marine helicopter pilot; a photo of a painting by Rush; 30 slides detailing Rush's Western Pacific tour. Materials are in good condition.

Collection: Larry Rush Collection

Added: 26 Jan 2007[Updated: 30 Aug 2007]
Greg Rivers Collection (1938) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19380000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of photographs and a military payment certificate document Greg Rivers service with the 9th Infantry Division. The materials date from the war era.

Added: 07 Mar 2007[Updated: 08 Mar 2007]
Dr. Robert Rankin Collection (1268) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12680000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Military Resume, essay, correspondence, liturgy and VHS tapes detailing the service of Captain Robert M. Ranking, USN (Ret.) from 1966-2004. The essay is 'A Sailor's Life' concerning the life of homosexual sailor in the U.S. Navy. The correspondence are to Captain Rankin's family and friends, also a letter addressed to the USS O'Brien family and friend is included. The liturgy is for a Memorial Service for all GLBT veterans delivered at Leonard Matlovich's gravesite in the Congressional Cemetery on May23, 2004. One VHS tape is of a WESTPAC cruise, the second is the Library of Congress (or Smithsonian Institute's) Veterans History Project interview with Capatin Rankin.

Added: 09 May 2007[Updated: 22 Aug 2017]
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