Agent Orange: Finding Aids

Finding Aids describe whole collections, usually including a box or folder level inventory of the documents. They are a good way to quickly find large caches of documents on a single subject. To find individual documents, search the Virtual Archive http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/ using the keywords suggested on the introduction page.

Below is a list of finding aids and collection descriptions organized by category. Click on Open Finding Aid to view the complete finding aid.

General

  • Collection #088
    • Larry Flanagan Collection (USOM/Office of Rural Affairs, Saigon)
    • Collection Size: 6.5 ft.
    •  Over six linear feet of USOM documents, newspaper clippings, books, periodicals, and newsletters detail the economy and industry in Southeast Asia since the Vietnam war. Also included is material related to USARV training and refugee training abroad. These materials document Larry Flanagan's twenty-one year military career, his career with the Foreign Service, and his his service with the United... (more
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  • Collection #1096
    • Gamewardens of Vietnam Association Collection (Gamewardens of Vietnam Association)
    • Collection Size: 3.25 ft.
    •  The Gamewardens of Vietnam Association Collection contains materials pertaining to the Gamewardens of Vietnam Association which was formed in 1968 to honor the men who served in Task Force 116 in Vietnam denying the Viet Cong the use of the inland waterways. It is divided into eleven series: Founding Documents, Minutes of Meetings, Chapter Information, Membership, Financial Material, Newsletters, ... (more
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  • Collection #1127
    • Garnett Bell Collection
    • Collection Size: 75.1 ft.
    •  POW / MIA research material; National Vietnam Research Center Office Files; correspondence; Defense intelligence Agency documents; Foreign Broadcast Information Service documents; POW / MIA fact-books; Indochina monographs; Viet Cong / North Vietnamese Army glossaries; CICV documents; photocopied and hand written notes; and other miscellaneous documents. Non-manuscript material includes books, pho... (more
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Use/Spraying

  • Collection #076
    • Richard Duckworth Collection (Ranch Hand Association Vietnam)
    • Collection Size: 0.1 ft.
    •  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 “9 Days in Vietnam, Mission # 6, the Squadron's Last - Missin... (more
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  • Collection #225
    • Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - Technology
    • Collection Size: 3.5 ft.
    •  This series is broken into two sections. The first deals with technological developments such as helicopters, air power, riverine war technologies. The second deals with the subject of chemical and biological warfare including Agent Orange. This section cover the use of weapons systems during the Vietnam Conflict. The material is primarily secondary in nature with an emphasis on research and deve... (more
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  • Collection #252
    • Paul Cecil Collection (Ranch Hand Association Vietnam)
    • Collection Size: 5.0 ft.
    •  Approximately six linear feet of books, photographs, slides, museum objects, film, audio, periodicals, microfilm, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, journals, studies, oral history transcripts, and official military materials document a broad range of topics related to Operation Ranch Hand, the Ranch Hand Association and issues related to herbicidal usage during the Vietnam Conflict. Topics ... (more
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Effects on Vegetation

  • Collection #1636
    • Terry J. DuBose Collection
    • Collection Size: 2.0 ft.
    •  Posters, leaflets, books, newspapers, photographs, correspondence, artwork, emails, internet printouts, T-shirts, buttons, military administrative documents and photocopied FBI reports concerning Terry Dubose and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) document Dubose and his service as the coordinator for the Texas Regional Office of the VVAW. (open complete record
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  • Collection #225
    • Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - Technology
    • Collection Size: 3.5 ft.
    •  This series is broken into two sections. The first deals with technological developments such as helicopters, air power, riverine war technologies. The second deals with the subject of chemical and biological warfare including Agent Orange. This section cover the use of weapons systems during the Vietnam Conflict. The material is primarily secondary in nature with an emphasis on research and deve... (more
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  • Collection #252
    • Paul Cecil Collection (Ranch Hand Association Vietnam)
    • Collection Size: 5.0 ft.
    •  Approximately six linear feet of books, photographs, slides, museum objects, film, audio, periodicals, microfilm, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, journals, studies, oral history transcripts, and official military materials document a broad range of topics related to Operation Ranch Hand, the Ranch Hand Association and issues related to herbicidal usage during the Vietnam Conflict. Topics ... (more
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Death from Agent Orange

  • Collection #1248
    • Ruth Coder Fitzgerald Collection
    • Collection Size: 2.0 ft.
    •  Approximately two linear feet of audio tapes, video tapes, DVDs, newsletters and periodicals, photographs, stickers, internet printouts, newspaper clippings and articles, correspondence, administrative documents, transcripts, statements for H.R. 3293, and other documents and reports detail the Vietnam War In Memory Memorial, a grassroots project dedicated to placing a commemorative plaque at the N... (more
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Exposure/Illness

  • Collection #1078
    • Douglas Pike Collection (Personal Papers)
    • size not listed
    •  Thesis by Dr. Pike, "The Use of Humor in International Propaganda," 1959; Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, Annual Report 1987-1988; Manuscripts by Dr. Pike, Collected readings edited by Dr. Pike, including Indochina Bibliography and History of the Vietnam War. Envelopes commemorating Year of the Rooster (1993) and Year of the Dog (1994). Newspaper clippings, Chinese, Vietnamese, Ameri... (more
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  • Collection #1248
    • Ruth Coder Fitzgerald Collection
    • Collection Size: 2.0 ft.
    •  Approximately two linear feet of audio tapes, video tapes, DVDs, newsletters and periodicals, photographs, stickers, internet printouts, newspaper clippings and articles, correspondence, administrative documents, transcripts, statements for H.R. 3293, and other documents and reports detail the Vietnam War In Memory Memorial, a grassroots project dedicated to placing a commemorative plaque at the N... (more
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  • Collection #1277
    • Veterans Issues and Answers Collection
    • Collection Size: 11.0 ft.
    •  Approximately eleven linear feet of 164 three-quarter inch U-Matic video tapes of the television program, entitled "Veterans Issues and Answers", documents an array of veteran's issues. The videos are placed in the order in which they aired, October 27, 1991 through May 31, 1999, and include titles such as "N.J. Vietnam Veterans Memorial", "N.J. Agent Orange Commission", "National League of Famil... (more
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  • Collection #162
    • Burch Collection (National Vietnam Veterans Coalition (NVVC) Collection)
    • Collection Size: 7.5 ft.
    •  The National Vietnam Veterans Coalition (NVVC), was founded in 1984 to provide a unifying voice for numerous single -issue Vietnam Veterans groups across the nation. The NVVC in the early 1990s has a membership of 78 smaller Vietnam veterans organizations which represent 325,000 individuals. Through the NVVC they are able to mount considerable politic al force at the national level. The founde... (more
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  • Collection #1770
    • Jimmy Dale Miller Collection
    • Collection Size: 6.0 ft.
    •  Five linear feet of books, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, correspondence, maps, posters, poetry, postcards, photographs, brochures, bumper stickers, certificates, articles, Agent Orange reports, PTSD reports, and a T-shirt documenting Phyllis Miller Copus' work with the Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam War In Memory Project which is dedicated to Vietnam Veterans who did not d... (more
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  • Collection #239
    • Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 11 - Monographs
    • Collection Size: 12.0 ft.
    •  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, prov... (more
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  • Collection #329
    • Vietnam Veterans of America - Vietnam Project
    • Collection Size: 11.0 ft.
    •  Description The Vietnam Project, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America, is a compilation of reference material on Southeast Asia. A significant majority of the collection consists of reprints from newspaper or magazine articles on a variety of subjects. The collection is divided by country for the first four section then by special topic for the remaining four topics: Cambodia Vietnam... (more
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  • Collection #360
  • Collection #414
    • George Claxton Collection
    • Collection Size: 0.1 ft.
    •  Less than one linear foot of nine 3.5 inch floppy disks and a CD-ROM copy contain a database of scientific studies related to the health and environmental effects of Agent Orange and dioxin. The information represents almost twenty years of the research and collection work of George Claxon. A letter is included with information on the database. (open complete record
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  • Collection #622
    • Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. Collection: Organizations
    • Collection Size: 3.0 ft.
    •  This series is 3 linear feet. This series is generally comprised of materials from various member organizations. Organizations in this series include: Alfalfa Club, Red Cross, National Indian Youth Leadership Project, The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, YMCA, Greenpeace, National Rural Center, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Young President's Organization. A majority of material in this... (more
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  • Collection #850
    • John Rowan Collection
    • Collection Size: 10.0 ft.
    •  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... (more
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