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Chip Seiple Collection (1515) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15150000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides and photographs document Chip Seiple's tour of duty in Thailand and Vietnam and his R&R trip to Hawaii in 1972.

Added: 01 Mar 2005[Updated: 12 Feb 2014]
Glen Simonsen Collection (698) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6980000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than one linear foot of newspaper clippings document the collision of the USS Frank E. Evans and the HMAS Melbourne.

Added: 18 Jun 2002[Updated: 31 Jul 2007]
William Szanyi Collection (667) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6670000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

A DD214 form, orders, certificates, a combat data card, and a travel voucher document Lt. Col. William Szanyi's service in the United States Air Force in Vietnam, circa 1965-1967.

Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 02 May 2007]
Lewis M. Stern Collection (652) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6520000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Photographs taken by Lewis M. Stern of Saigon in1975 and of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Danang, and Hanoi during the 1990s. Some of the photographs are of POW/MIA Technical Talks and meetings between the Presidential Envoy and senior Vietnamese officials form 1989-1993. Forty photographs primarily from Lewis M Stern's service as Director for Indochina, Thailand, and Burma in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (OASD/ISA) from 1988-2001

Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 09 Oct 2009]
Carmen Steigman Collection (635) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photographs, articles, and a funeral program document the identification of remains, funeral mass and re-internment of Lt. Michael Blassie, the former Vietnam War Unknown Soldier.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 05 Jan 2007]
Leslie Smith Collection (719) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7190000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Videotape titled Stray Goose has some narration by Leslie Smith and includes 8mm film taken in Vietnam of the activities of the C-130. The film also includes footage of the first live dual C-130 pickup of two RVN soldiers using the Fulton Recovery System. For more information on the C-130, see the book The Praetorian Starship: The Combat Talon Story.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 02 Aug 2007]
Michael Sloniker Collection (885) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8850000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Over six linear feet of Daily Staff Journals, After Action Reports, Operation Reports, and Situation Reports from the 101st Airborne Division, particularly the 2/17 Cav (2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry) at Camp Eagle, January 1969 thru October 1971, and other related material photocopied from the National Archives and donated to the Vietnam Archive by Michael Sloniker. The collection also contains books, artifacts, VHS tapes, CDs, scrapbooks, and maps.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2017]
John M. Shaw Collection (739) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Letters and a report document government analysis of the battles of Dien Bien Phu and Khe Sanh, 1968-1972. The collection also contains MACV Monthly Summaries from 1968-1970.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 07 Sep 2007]
Raymond Spiess Collection (736) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7360000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of reports, memos, personal data sheets, health records, special orders and administrative documents detailing Raymond Spiess' career in the United States Army, circa 1960 to 2001.

The collection also includes slides documenting Raymond Spiess' service in Vietnam as an SFC-E7 with the 5th Special Forces Group. The slides are dated 1963.

Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 25 Jun 2018]
Walter (Ike) Sowles Collection (963) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Two poems written by Walter Sowles, 'Place of Honor' and 'Echoing Bugles' honor his fellow soldiers and was dedicated on November 11, 2000.

Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 28 Sep 2007]
Michael Sheets Collection (987) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9870000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Twenty-seven films created by the Department of Defense Motion Picture Team in 1969, approximately 80 photographs, including 12 proof sheets and caption data sheets created by Michael Sheets document U.S. military activities in Vietnam, October 1968 and undated.

Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 08 Jan 2019]
James Schueckler Collection (835) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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CD-Rom contains a snapshot of The Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial site (www.VirtualWall.org), 30 June 2002

Added: 06 Aug 2002[Updated: 25 Sep 2007]
Henry Shine Collection (509) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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A copy of Harvard Lampoon Parody from 1969 donated to the Vietnam Archive by Dr. Henry Shine, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Texas Tech University.

Added: 06 Feb 2002[Updated: 20 Jul 2006]
Robert H. Simmons Collection (510) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5100000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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An audio cassette tape of Private First Class Robert H. Simmons documents his experiences as a member of Team F.T.T.-1 in Laos.

Added: 06 Feb 2002[Updated: 21 Jul 2006]
John T. Stihl Collection (547) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Biography of Major General John T. Stihl from the United States Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force, Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. (Current as of October 1986)

Added: 20 Feb 2002[Updated: 11 Dec 2006]
Jack E. Starr Collection (521) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5210000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Jack E. Starr's DD-214 documents his retirement from the United States Air Force in 1983.

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 21 Jul 2006]
Gerald L. Swanger Collection (560) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5600000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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DD-214, Special Orders, Air Force Commendation Medal Certificate, and a photograph document Gerald L. Swanger's service in the United States Air Force with the 8th Tactical Air Control Fighter Wing (PACAF) and the 555th Tactical Air Control Fighter Squadron (Wolfpack).

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 12 Dec 2006]
Xiao Shao Collection (2356) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23560000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Doctoral dissertation written Xiao Shao for East China Normal University titled 'U.S.-North Vietnamese Paris Negotiations and the End of the Vietnam War (1969-1975).'

Collection: Xiao Shao Collection

Added: 26 Mar 2012[Updated: 26 Mar 2012]
William W. Shugarts III Collection (2470) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24700000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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DVD of Evan Sparks's 2011 student history project, a documentary "War At Home," donated by William Shugarts. One CD contains scans of a scrapbook detailing the activities of the 23rd supply and Transport Battalion of the 23rd infantry (Americal) Division from 1969-1970. It contains photographs, as well as newspaper clippings from Pacific stars and Stripes, Southern Cross, and the 23D Hour. The second CD is photographs of Bill Shugarts' trip to Vietnam in 2002.

Added: 28 Mar 2012[Updated: 18 May 2018]
Swift Boat Sailor Association Collection (409) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One VHS video tape titled: Jim Hoffman's slides of Viet Nam plus photos of PFC-1 in Washington D. C. and the SWIFTBOAT SAILORS REUNION Memorial aboard the USS Wisconsin March 2003

Added: 28 Mar 2012[Updated: 20 Apr 2017]
Hilary Smith Collection (2330) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23300000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Book titled Lighting Candles: Hospital Memories of Vietnam's Montagnards by Hilary Smith documents the activities from 1971-1973 at Minh Quy Hospital which was established by Dr. Pat Smith of Seattle to care for Montagnards in Kontum in the Vietnamese Central Highlands. Letters written by Hilary Smith to her father during her service at Minh Quy Hospital, including letter exchanges between Hilary and other nurses from the hospital. Also included in the donation is an early manuscript draft of Smith's book Lighting Candles, and photocopies of newspaper articles about Minh Quy Hospital. Also two large maps of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, a Tacitaal Zone map, and a large collection of photographs, and negatives of Minh Quy Hospital.

Collection: Hilary Smith Collection

Association: Minh Quy Hospital

Added: 29 Mar 2012[Updated: 16 Oct 2018]
Nancy Smoyer Collection (2496) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Under a quarter of a linear foot of Khe Sanh related periodicals and newsletters donated by Nancy Smoyer.

Added: 28 Jun 2012[Updated: 05 Jul 2012]
J. Michael Stinson Collection (2418) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24180000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately two linear feet of artifacts collected by J. Michael Stinson while he worked on oil development projects with the PetroVietnam in the mid-1990s while he was employed with Conoco Inc. Included in the collection is a brick from the Hanoi Hilton, a framed North Vietnamese propaganda poster, a copy of 'Sorrow of War' by Bao Ninh, and five poonah paper prints of scenes from Hanoi.

Added: 21 Sep 2012[Updated: 11 Apr 2016]
Doug Szymik Collection (2513) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25130000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than a quarter of a linear foot of documents and a museum object donated to the archive by Doug Szymik. The collection contains a small Erma - Werks Model EP .25 caliber pocket pistol, the original export license for the pistol, and other paperwork. James Johnson took the pistol from a VC paymaster who was killed in a claymore ambush by E Troop 1/1st Cavalry. Johnson later sold the gun to Szymik.

Added: 15 Oct 2012[Updated: 02 Jul 2013]
Lawrence V. Smith Collection (2540) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25400000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately a quarter of a linear foot of slides, negatives, photographs, and documents from Lawrence V. Smith's time in Vietnam working for ABC's Far East Bureau in 1965. The slides and photographs show various South Vietnam cities as well as military activities, the ARVN, and news crews working on the Emmy Award winning documentary 'Reflections on Viet Nam' with Frank Reynolds. Included with the documents are images of Smith, copies of his press credentials, resume, and clippings of coverage of the various stories he worked on during his career.

Added: 16 Nov 2012[Updated: 18 Apr 2018]
Bruce J. Solberg Collection (2452) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24520000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately half a linear foot of letters, slides, articles, Viet Cong currency, Chieu Hoi leaflets, and artwork document Bruce J. Solberg's tour of duty in Vietnam with the United States' Army's 221st Reconnaissance Airplane Company, 1970-1971. The letters were written by Solberg to his parents during his tour of duty and the artwork and English interpretations of the Chieu Hoi leaflets were done by the 221st Airplane Company's Vietnamese interpreter Phan Hu Thoai.

Added: 29 Nov 2012[Updated: 14 Oct 2014]
SS Pioneer Commander (AK-2016) Collection (2372) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23720000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately 45 linear feet of artifacts from the SS Pioneer Commander, which was laid down as the SS American Commander for the United States Lines in 1962 as a cargo ship and was involved with the evacuation of American and South Vietnamese personnel from Da Nang and Cam Ranh Bay in 1975.

Added: 08 Nov 2010[Updated: 09 Nov 2010]
Charles H. Schmidt Collection (2447) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately one and a half linear feet of slides, photographs, artifacts, audio cassette tapes, periodicals, newspapers, appointment books, military documents, correspondence, and POW lists document Charles H. Schmidt's service as a chaplain during the Vietnam War and particularly his involvement helping the POWs during their return flights from North Vietnam in Operation Homecoming in 1973. The collection materials span from February 1967-July 4, 1983, with the bulk being from 1973. Items of special note are two editions of the Pacific Stars and Stripes. One is a special supplement for 1965 to 1972 that was distributed to the POW's on their Operation Homecoming flight. The other edition for March 18, 1973 is autographed by several POWs to include the longest held POW Major Floyd Thompson, Sergent Ronald R. Ridgeway, who had been declared dead and burried in a national cemetary in St. Louis, as well as Master Sergeant Harvey Gordon Brande, and Sergeant Robert R. Hille [?].

Added: 03 Jan 2012[Updated: 10 Jul 2018]
Peter Braestrup Collection (1093) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10930000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Peter Braestrup Collection contains a wide variety of material related to the media and the military in Vietnam and other wars. Braestrup's collection contains correspondence, transcripts, newspaper clippings, photographs and slides, conference and meeting minutes, material related to the publication of Braestrup's books, tape recordings, reel to reel 8mm films, government and military publications, periodicals, book excerpts, and various other printed material. Dates for the material are from 1950-1988.

The Braestrup Collection is organized into two Series: Personal Papers and Research Material.

Series One: The Personal Papers Series consists of six boxes and is organized into five sections. Braestrup's personal papers include correspondence, material related to the organizing of the Neiman Dinner, material relating to various conferences and symposiums about Vietnam, and articles and manuscripts related to Vietnam.

Series Two: Research Material is vast and is organized into thirteen sub-series.
One: Big Story by Peter Braestrup (6 boxes) has material in it related to Big Story. For example: book reviews, correspondence between Braestrup and the publisher, and research material Braestrup used to write the book all are found in this sub-series.
Two: Vietnam as History: Ten Years After the Paris Peace Accords edited by Peter Braestrup (2 boxes). This portion of the collection contains materials used to produce Vietnam as History such as original writings of contributing authors, and material regarding the conference associated with the publication of the book.
Three: End of US Involvement in Vietnam (2 boxes). This portion of the collection contains materials such as Defense Department statements and Paris Peace Accords newspaper articles.
Four: Research material for Battle Lines edited by Peter Braestrup (3 boxes). This portion of the collection contains a lot of research material about the US invasion of Grenada in 1983. Also included are research materials regarding the Press in other wars (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Falkland Islands^DEL).
Five: General William C. Westmoreland Case (2 boxes). This portion of the collection pertains to the General Westmoreland v. CBS case. CBS aired a show in 1984 in which they claimed Westmoreland deliberately withheld information regarding enemy troop strength from the American public. Westmoreland sued CBS for libel. The contents of this portion of the collection consist of newspaper articles, court documents and records, and correspondence between Westmoreland and Braestrup.
Six: Press Coverage of the 10th Anniversary of US Withdrawal from Vietnam (1985) (1 box). In this portion of the collection are several different newspapers' coverage and commentary on the 10th anniversary of the American withdrawal from Vietnam. Also, material produced by the major television networks regarding the topic is included.
Seven: Vietnam (1 box). This portion contains a wide variety of materials all relating to Vietnam. Articles from newspapers, materials from conferences, publications and periodicals related to several topics about Vietnam (defoliation, the Press corps, bombing Cambodia and others) are all present in this section.
Eight: Vietnam, Media, Watergate, Nixon's China Trip (2 boxes). This section contains Press accounts from various sources of all the above topics.
Nine: News Anthology File (8 boxes). This section contains collections of articles written by several different journalists. Also has press coverage of Watergate, Saturday Night Massacre, elections (Congressional, presidential), Presidential coverage, Hai Phong Harbor mining articles, and articles and materials related to the business operations of various newspapers. Most material is from the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Ten: Press Censorship (2 boxes). This deals with Press relations with the military throughout American history. Material consists of mostly articles and book excerpts.
Eleven: Military (3 boxes). Material in this portion deals with contemporary military issues of the late 1970s: pay and benefits, budgets, morale, and other topics.
Twelve: Vietnam, Washington Press Corps (1 box). This portion contains data regarding current (late 1970s, early 1980s) attitudes and biographical information among members of the Press in Washington DC. Also, this portion contains many photographs that reside in the Vietnam Archive photograph collection.
Thirteen: Wilson Quarterly Files 1980 - 1981 (2 boxes). This portion contains notes from meetings, contributions and manuscripts from various authors, correspondence, and various Wilson Center materials.

Added: 18 Oct 2011[Updated: 19 May 2017]
Karl E. Sundstrom Collection (2449) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24490000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Poster promotes a 'Welcome Home' parade for Vietnam Veterans sponsored by the City of Chicago on 13 June 1986.

Added: 12 Dec 2011[Updated: 12 Dec 2011]
Mary Saffell Collection (2465) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24650000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One book titled Crossing Three Wildernesses: A Memoir by U Sam Oeur with Ken McCullough

Added: 17 Jan 2012[Updated: 05 Mar 2012]
Robert Simonsen Collection (2691) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26910000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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The collection consists of less than a quarter of a linear foot of daily staff journals of the 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry 'Black Nights' in Vietnam from March 1969 to January 1970.

The collection also includes less than a quarter of a linear foot of photographs and documents regarding KIA from 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 9th Infantry Division. The materials include yearbook pages and casualty data. The materials are dated 2015 or are otherwise undated.

Added: 03 Jun 2015[Updated: 08 Jun 2018]
Louise and Jody Schoch Collection (2711) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27110000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Two black and white photographs taken by offical Marine Corps photographers. One of the Marine forward obsevers for the beseiged 26th Marines trying to spot North Vietnamese Army mortar position from front lines at Khe Sanh in February 1968, and one of the members of the 9th Marine Regiment moving through a clearing past a Marine tank as a CH-46 helicopter lands to evacuate wounded near Cam Lo, Vietnam, in April 1967. The photographs were found at a garage sale in Denver, Colorado, and sent to the archive by Louise and Jody Schoch.

Added: 14 Jul 2015[Updated: 14 Jul 2015]
Lee Ellsworth Parke Collection (2774) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27740000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Added: 19 Sep 2016[Updated: 19 Sep 2016]
William E. Maynard Collection (2775) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27750000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Added: 22 Sep 2016[Updated: 22 Sep 2016]
Archie Stanley Collection (2796) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Added: 17 Feb 2017[Updated: 17 Feb 2017]
Jim Smith Collection (2803) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28030000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Collection: Jim Smith Collection

Added: 28 Feb 2017[Updated: 28 Feb 2017]
Jack Swickard Collection (2299) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22990000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately one linear foot of The VHPA Newsletter and The VHPA Aviator, 1984-2008, and January/February 2010 as well as a DVD titled Helicopter Wars donated to the Vietnam Archive by Jack Swickard. The title of The VHPA Newsletter was changed to The VHPA Aviator in July/August 2005.

Approximately one and a half linear feet of books, photographs, slides, correspondence and a patch document Jack Swickard's service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and his subsequent membership in the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association after the war.

Added: 22 Mar 2017[Updated: 05 Apr 2017]
John Shafer Collection
Item Number: 28410000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 22 Jun 2017[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Paul A. Scipione Collection (2844) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28440000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of two books written by Paul A. Scipione.

Added: 28 Jun 2017[Updated: 28 Jun 2017]
Lap Minh Siu Collection (1961) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19610000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less that one linear foot of material concerning Montagnards including a photocopied article from the San Jose Mecury News titled, 'American Dreams' and a photocopied booklet titled, 'Montagnards: Their History and Culture.'

Added: 29 Oct 2007[Updated: 04 Apr 2011]
Society of Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Collection (2031) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20310000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Meeting Minutes from the Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Business Meeting at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 19 May 2007.

Added: 15 Nov 2007[Updated: 15 Nov 2007]
J. Robert Sawyer Collection (2039) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of books comprise J. Robert Sawyer's collection. All materials date from post-war era.

Added: 18 Jan 2008[Updated: 18 Jan 2008]
Ron Siegfried Collection (2050) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20500000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides document Ron Siegfried's service in Vietnam, 1968-1969 and 1970-1971.

Added: 14 Feb 2008[Updated: 10 Nov 2009]
Scott Swett Collection (2053) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20530000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of books comprises Scott Swett's donation to the Vietnam Archive.

Added: 19 Feb 2008[Updated: 19 Feb 2008]
James Smith Collection (2114) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21140000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One photograph with James Smith and an unidentified woman and soldier.

Added: 17 Jul 2008[Updated: 17 Jul 2008]
Basic Officers Class 4-67 from the Basic School at MCB Quantico, Virginia Collection (2124) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21240000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Remembrances from members of the Basic Officers Class 4-67 from the Basic School at MCB Quantico, Virginia which graduated in 1967. The remembrances were collected at the Class' 40th anniversary reunion in May 2007.

Added: 06 Oct 2008[Updated: 17 Apr 2009]
Julia Saffell Collection (2221) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22210000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Book titled Architects of Conspiracy: An Intriguing History by William P. Hoar discusses movements that he argues were involved in a conspiracy to lead to a 'New World Order.' Included in the book is a chapter on the effects of communism in Southeast Asia.

Added: 15 Oct 2008[Updated: 08 Jul 2009]
Arnold Schecter Collection (2077) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20770000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Book titled Dioxins and Health, edited by Arnold Schecter and Thomas A. Gasiewicz documents scientific findings concerning Dioxins.

Added: 15 Oct 2008[Updated: 15 Oct 2008]