Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

DASPO unit patch
Title
William Foulke Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Collection Number
1040
Date(s)
Undated
Size
2.2 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D102.5C, D102.5D, Deep Cold Storage, Photograph Collection, Negative Collection, Slide Collection, Map Collection, Poster Collection, Museum Objects, Periodical Collection; Library
Processed by
R. Grau, Oct. 2002[Updated: Jun. 2010 by S. Montgomery]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

This collection contains three original press kits: (1) USIS Press Kit for State Visit of President Lyndon B. Johnson to Korea October 31 through November 2, 1966; (2) United Nations Command, United States Air Forces Korea, Eighth United States Army Press Kit; (3) Manila Summit Conference Press Kit, October 1966. Also in this collection are 38 reels of 16mm film; photographs, negatives, and slides; posters; Vietnamese currency; film; biographical and informational essays by William Foulke; Vietnam Feature Service (Pubs-005): Farm Credit and Miracle Rice... Raising An Giang's Living Standards, Accredited Verses Non Accredited Press Corps; U.S. Army Photographic Agency Sound Recording Records, Motion Picture Captions, and Summaries; Documents concerning an Australian Platoon Exchange with the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division; Tour 365: USARV Returnee Magazine, Winter 1968; What You Should Know About Vietnam. Slides and accompanying essays for MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Travels to Thailand. Also included are materials related to the Manila Summit Conference held in 1966.

Biographical Note

William H. Foulke spent 13 years as a U.S. Army photographer, including approximately 3 years in South Vietnam. While stationed in Vietnam, Foulke served with the Army Pictorial Center, NYC, 1965; DASPO Pacific Det., 1966-1967 and 1971; and the 221st Signal Co/MACV, 1967-1969. During the closing days of APC, William Foulke was assigned to film destruction. He salvaged some unclassified film including some shot by Kermit Yoho (killed in action during Tet 1968) and Leroy Massie as well as other DASPO members.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Manila Summit Conference (October 1966) Press Kit Materials: Press ID pass for William Foulke, 3 Philippine postage stamps, newspaper clipping On the Summit by Kabataang Makabayan
1
01
D102.5C
Currency conversion table between Philippine Peso and US dollars
Original Tax - Free purchase privilege slip, October 17, 1966.
Philippines road map (Rand McNally 1963)
Manila Environs (toursit map of Manila)
See the Philippines (tourist brochure and magazine)
The Philippines Today (tourist magazine)
The Philippines Today Vol. 12 No. 3 (July 1965)
Faces of the Philippines magazine
Manila Summit Conference (October 24 - 25, 1966) General Information
Upland Development in Korea (February 1966) and Tae - An Myon (Township) Self - Help Project information.
United Nations Command, United States Forces Korea, Eighth United States Army Press Kit materials:
02
Armed Truce - small publication explaining the state Korea is in today (1966)
Freedom House - tourist brochure
Welcome to Korea - tourist magazine
Pacific Stars and Stripes, Special Orientation Edition (Winter, 1966 - 67)
Printed material: 8th Army fact sheet

map of Seoul

Unit histories, and officer biographies.
USIS Press Kit for the State Visit to Korea by President Lyndon Baines Johnson (October 31 - November 2, 1966) materials:
03
Program for the State Visit of LBJ to Korea
Printed material: Information for the Press Corps

General background info on Korea
Original Press Kit envelopes
04
Motion Picture Caption Sheet for video # 0802 (Guam) describing footage of Guam.
05
Motion Picture Caption Sheet for video # 0800 (101st Airborne at Kontum) describing footage of 101st practicing combat jumps from airplanes.
Motion Picture Caption Sheet for video # 0798 (YOHO) describing footage of film taken by Kermit Yoho.
Motion Picture Caption Sheet for video # 0789 (9th Division Tet 1967) describing action in film.
Motion Picture Caption Sheet for video # 0785 (Honolulu R & R) describing action on film in Hawaii as the first GIs to receive R&R in the war (1966) arrive and depart.
Motion Picture Caption Sheet for video # 0784 and/or # 0790) describing the construction of a base and an M-113 APC operation
Motion Picture Caption Sheet for video # 0783 (Philol Rubber Plantation) describing footage of a rubber plantation.
Motion Picture Caption Sheet for video # 0788 (LBP Ammo Depot Blow Up 1967) describing the footage of destruction after an ammo depot was rocketed in the night by VC.
Motion Picture Caption Sheet for video # 0801 (Breedlove) describing footage used to support the theme of the potential of audio-visual in the Army.
Statement of payments received from Department of the Army Retired Pay Operations by William Foulke
Australian Platoon Exchange with U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division, 1972
06
Motion Picture Caption Sheets and Sound Recordings, 1967-1972
07
Motion Picture Summaries, 1967-1968
08
Motion Picture Summaries and Caption Sheets, 1967-1973
09
Biographical Essay by William H. Foulke
10
Vietnam Feature Service (Pubs-005): Farm Credit and Miracle Rice... Raising An Giang's Living Standards
Vietnamese Dong
11
U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command Signal Group-Hawaii - Special Orders Number 85, May 8, 1967
Department of the Army - Itinerary for Visit of Brigadier General J. M. Kenderdine, Commander, Defense Personnel Support Center, July 13-20, 1967
MACV Sound Data Sheet: Vietnamese Refugee Camp, February 7, 1968
Newsfilm Critique Sheet: Lunar Aftermath at My Tho, February 28, 1968
Department of Defense Newsfilm Release: My Tho, South Vietnam, Rebuilds After Lunar New Year Hostilities, February 28, 1968
Newsfilm Critique Sheet: An Giang Province, April 10, 1968
Department of Defense Newsfilm Release: An Giang Province in South Vietnam Points to the Future in South Vietnam, April 19, 1968
Department of Defense Newsfilm Release: U.S. Air Force Sergeant and California Hometown Aid Thai Orphans, January 17, 1969
Department of Defense Newsfilm Release: Mechanized Stone Quarry Speeds South Vietnam Rebuilding, February 12, 1969
Department of Defense Newsfilm Release: Indiana Guard Company on Patrol in South Vietnam, February 17, 1969
Department of Defense Newsfilm Release: Rural Electrification Improves South Vietnam's Living Standards, March 26, 1969
Summary of Viet Cong Attack on Ammunition Depot at Long Binh Post, February 18, 1968
Department of the Army, Headquarters, 414th Signal Group - Technical Orders Number 384-41: Return to CONUS from South Vietnam
DASPO Covers 25th Division Finding VC Cache
12
DASPO Covers 9th Infantry Division in Plain of Reeds
DASPO Covers LBJ in Korea
DASPO Covers the Manila Conference
DASPO Covers West Point Cadets in Alaska
MACV Army Pho-Tog Flys A-37
MACV Covers 25th Firing Enemy Rockets at VC
Montagnard Med-Cap (MACV)
3rd Ord Depot (3rd Ordinance Battalion) Blown Up by VC (MACV)
Dredge New Jersey Builds Dong Tam (MACV)
CORDS - An Giang Province, Better Farming
Upcoming Stories to be Donated to the Vietnam Archive
13
DASPO Covers Operation Pacific Bond
DASPO Covers Esalen Institute: The Week the Army Controlled a Hippie Nudist College
DASPO Covers Engineers Clearing Jungle LZ
DASPO Substitute Story: Sammy Davis, Jr. in Vietnam
MACV Army "A" Team Films Hovercraft
14
MACV Army "A" Team Films Water Purification
MACV Army "A" Team Visits Chu Lai
DASPO/MACV Photo Team Size and Equipment
15
DASPO Films First Infantry Division
DASPO/MACV Army Photo Team Meets Odd Events and Execration Jobs: Linguist, Morgue Photographer, Urine Collection Inspector, Under Age Drinking, Vehicle Guard, Out-house Attendent
DASPO Covers Scout Dogs
MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films VNMA (Vietnamese Military Academy)
16
DASPO Films What's Left of WWII on Wake Island and Guam
MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films Philippine Barrio Festival
APC Films the De Long Pier
MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films MUST (Medical Unit Self-contained Transportable) Hospital
MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films Montagnard Boarding School
MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films People Sniffer
APC/DASPO Films Walter's Tractors
Slide Captions
2
01
D102.5D
DASPO Covers Operation Fire Fly & Escorts Viet Boy Home
MACV Army "A" Photo Team Films Harbor Pilots
MACV Army "A" Photo Team Films the Cayuse Helo
DASPO/MACV Army "A" Photo Team Visits the Saigon Zoo
MACV Army "A" Photo Team Films LARC/BARC, Tugs, Harbor Master, Male Nurses in Qui Nhon
MACV Army "A" Photo Team Films Montagnards
MACV Army "A" Photo Team Films MEDCAPS
MACV Army "A" Photo Teams sit out TET
DASPO Covers War Zone "C"
MACV Army "A" Photo Team Films Donut Dollies
MACV Army "A" Photo Team Films LRRP
Subpoena and Summons for The Trusty Shellbacks versus William Foulke
Correction to MACV Army A Film LARC/BARC, Tugs, Harbor Master and Male Nurses
02
MACV Bombarded with VIPs
Vietnam Markets
Vietnam's Waterway
Getting Vietnam Crops to Market
DASPO Films 101st Airborne Division
MACV Army A Photo Team Films Psyops Unit and Saigon Sets VC Free
DASPO/MACV Army A Films Bubonic Plague Hunters and Lepers
MACV Army A Photo Team Films the GOER
Note adding slides to Saigon Zoo Story
03
Manila Conference
Life in the Vietnam Countryside
Welcome to COSCOM
A Gem of Wisdon "Beware a G.I. is Coming Home"
The Worst Film in Vietnam
04
DASPO Produces 13th COSCOM Orientation Movie
DASPO Buys Taylor Mounts
MACV Army "A" Photo Team Films 9th Infantry Division Adoption Story
05
MACV Army "A" Photo Team's First Release (Candy Distribution)
Essay, "DASPO films Drug Addict Detox Facility"
06
Essays, "King of Thailand briefed on SEATO Exercise Ramasoon Construction of Thai Black Panther Div Site at Bridge of River Kwae (Kwai) and the Mithropob Fair
07
MACV Film and Data Sheets for Opening Ceremony for SEATO Exercise Ramasoon 9 March 1968
MACV Film and Data Sheets for SEATO Exercise: Ramasoon 3 June 1968
Essays, "King of Thailand briefed on SEATO Exercise Ramasoon Thai Army Get New Base at Bridge of River Kwea (Kwai) Mitropob Fair
MACV Film Data Sheets for Thailand Army Training Site Construction 8 March 1968
Small book, The Bridge over the River Kwae and the History of the Death Railway February 1967
Essays, "King of Thailand briefed on SEATO Exercise Ramasoon Thai Army Get New Base at Bridge of River Kwea (Kwai) Mitropob Fair
MACV Film and Data Sheets for Mitropob Educational Foundation 3 October 1968
Essay, "King of Thailand briefed on SEATO Exercise Ramasoon Thai Army Get New Base at Bridge of River Kwea (Kwai) Mitropob Fair
The Khaki Mafia. An essay written by William Foulke
08
Manila Conference Material 
09
Statements and Addresses
Opening Statement at the Seven Nation Summit Conference at Manila by Ferdinand E. Marcos, President of the Republic of the Philippines (24 Oct 1966)
Statement by Major General Nguyen Duc Thang, Minister for Development, Republic of Vietnam (2 copies)
Address by Leiutenant General Nguyen Van Thieu, Chairman of the National Leadership Committee of the Republic of Vietnam (24 Oct 1966)
Statement to the Press: First Day Sessions, Manila Summit Conference by Press Secretary Jose D. Aspiras (24 Oct 1966)
Statement of H.E. Field Marshal Thanom Kittakachorn, Prime Minister of Thailand
Statement by Air Vice-Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (24 Oct 1966)
Joint News Conference with Bill Moyers, Press Secretary to President Johnson and Jose Aspiras, Press Secretary to President Marcos (24 Oct 1966)
Goals of Freedom, Manila Conference (25 Oct 1966) (3 copies)
Vietnam: Four Steps to Peace. Address by Secretary of State Dean Rusk made before the American Foreign Service Association (23 June 1965) (2 copies)
Information for Manilia Conference Participants
The Philippines
A Handbook of Information
News Releases
Bulletin No. 12 Summit Activities for Sunday and Monday (23 Oct 1966)
Bulletin No. 14 Summit Activities for Wednesday (25 Oct 1966)
Geneva Conference (1954) Material
Declaration of Dr. Tran Van Do, Chief of the Vietnamese Delegation in Geneva 1954 Protesting Against the Geneva Agreements (21 July 1954)
Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference (21 July 1954) (2 copies)
Essay by William Foulke titled "MACV Army "A" Photo Team's December 1968 Trip to
10
Essay by William Foulke titled "DASPO Films USARV Data Processing Unit"
Essay by William Foulke titled "The Army Phone System in Vietnam"
James O. MacIntosh. An essay by William Foulke (April 2006)
11
Essay by William Foulke titled "White Mice Ride Harleys"
12
DASPO Films ICS Redeployment by William Foulke (to accompany film 1040VI2362)
13
Documents concerning Project SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense Tests), 2005-2007
14
Essay Titled 'Accredited Verses Non-Accredited Press Corp.' by William Foulke
15
Synopsis of the essays William Foulke has written for his collection. Final page in Restricted Access
Essay Titled 'Tearless Until Gassed' by William Foulke

Separated Materials

Books
Tropic Lightning in Vietnam, October 1966 to October 1967.
Photographs
VA029262 - VA029378 Photos of military operations by DASPO.

VA029379 - VA029385 photos from various Press Kits.

VA035809 - VA036132 photos from various Press Kits, VAN005253 - VAN005298 negatives, VA041497-VA041498.

2 large photographs from Wake Island and Guam.
Slides
VAS019631 - 670 (16 mm) slides of a village on the south tip of Cam Ranh Bay VAS020517 - VAS020592, VAS20593 - VAS20808, VAS021815 - VAS021920.

VAS032194 - VAS032212: Slides of Scout Dogs.

VAS032213 - VAS032220: Slides of day laborers filling sandbags (laborers were paid 2 piaster per sandbag, 118 piaster to the dollar).

VAS032125 - VAS032193: Slides of churches, temples, funerals, and other religious ceremonies - Buddhist, Catholic and Hindu, 1965-1968 and undated.

VAS028511 - VAS028812.

VAS028813: "DASPO Covers Operation Fire Fly and Escorts Viet Boy Home".

VAS028814-VAS028817: "MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films Harbor Pilots".

VAS028818-VAS028822: from "MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films the Cayuse Helo".

VAS028823-VAS028833: "DASPO/MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Visits the Saigon Zoo".

VAS028834-VAS028867: "MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films LARC/BARC, Tugs, Harbor Master, Male Nurses in Qui Nhon".

VAS028868-VAS028933: "MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films Montagnards".

VAS028934-VAS028961: "MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films MEDCAPS".

VAS028962-VAS028984: "MACV Photo Teams Sit Out Tet".

VAS029008-VAS029110: "DASPO Covers War Zone C".

VAS029111-VAS029190: Vietnam Markets.

VAS029191-VAS029267: Vietnam's Waterway.

VAS029268-VAS029305: Getting Vietnam Crops to Market.

VAS029306-VAS029313: DASPO Films 101st Airborne Division.

VAS029314-VAS029319: MACV Army A Photo Team Films Psyops Unit and Saigon Sets VC Free.

VAS029320: DASPO/MACV Army A Films Bubonic Plague Hunters and Lepers.

VAS029321: MACV Army A Photo Team Films the GOER.

VAS029322-VAS029331.

4 additional slides for Vietnam Zoo Story.

13 slides Manila Conference.

VAS031516 - VAS031949: 420 slides Life in the Vietnam Countryside.

VAS035673 - VAS035708: Satahip Army Base.

VAS035668 - VAS035672: 5 slides of MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Films 9th Infantry Division.

VAS037488-VAS037489: 2 Slides of MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Travels to Thailand (SEATO HQS Exhibit B).

VAS037490-VAS037492: 3 Slides of MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Travels to Thailand (King Exhibit D).

VAS037493-VAS037505: 13 Slides of MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Travels to Thailand (Bridge River Kwai Exhibit H).

VAS037506-VAS037507: 2 Slides of MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Travels to Thailand (Chicken Exhibit I).

VAS037508-VAS037512: 5 Slides of MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Travels to Thailand (Black Panther Exhibit J).

VAS037513-VAS037527: 15 Slides of MACV Army 'A' Photo Team Travels to Thailand (Exhibit L).

VAS040286 - VAS040295: 10 slides documenting the construction of Long Binh Post where 221st Signal Co. was based.
Maps
Philippines road map (Rand McNally 1963).

Manila Environs (toursit map of Manila).

map of Seoul.
Posters
This Vacation Visit Beautiful Vietnam (Section 13 Drawer 14).
Museum Objects
Vietnamese Coins.

1040museum1571: silver decanter.

1040museum1572: set of 4 silver shot glasses.

1040museum1573: set of 3 silver rocks glasses.
Moving Images
38 reels of 16mm film, 1040VI0773-0810 (1040VI0780 - Dong Tam Base Camp - located at D102.5).

1040VI1905: two inch videotape "Welcome to COSCOM" at Fort Hood Texas (1 April 1974).

1040VI2362: 16mm film titled "ICS Redeployment".
Periodicals
Tour 365: USARV Returnee Magazine, Winter 1968.

What You Should Know About Vietnam.

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive