Approximately six and a half linear feet of documents, audio tapes, electronic media, and periodicals donated to the archive by David Wain. This material represents the research gathered by Barry Wain to write a book on the Ho Chi Minh trail. The collection includes numerous documents and histories of the Ho Chi Minh trail written by the Vietnamese government. There are also numerous diaries and books written by men and women who served on the trail relating their experiences in the war. Many of these documents are in Vietnamese and include a separate English translation. There are also several hand drawn maps of the Ho Chi Min trail.
The collection also includes numerous oral history interviews done by Barry Wain and men and women who served on the Ho Chi Min trail. The interviews were done either entirely in English, or were done in Vietnamese with an interpreter translating the answers into English. The interviews were conducted in 1989, 1990, and 1991. Also included in the collection are several computer disks containing typed transcripts of the oral history interviews.
The collection also contains photocopies of numerous articles, reports, and book chapters that provide background information on the Vietnam War or the Ho Chi Minh trail.