Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Rod Keith Collection
Association
USS Joseph Strauss Association
Collection Number
1728
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D082.1; D083.6; Museum Object Collection; Photograph Collection; Library; Cold Storage Vault; Newspaper Collection; Map Collection; Newsletter Collection
Processed by
M. Ford, Feb. 2006[Updated: Oct. 2009 by M. Barnard]
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

One linear foot of artifacts, photographs, maps, articles and newspaper clippings, naval administrative documents, postcards, notebooks, certificates, Serviceman Guides to Hong Kong and Lake Macquire, USS Joseph Strauss cruisebooks, and issues of All Hands from 1968 to 1969 documenting Rod Keith's service in the United States Navy, particularly his service in Southeast Asia on the USS Joseph Strauss.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
8 All Hands Magazines, 1968 January - August
1
1
D083.6A
8 All Hands Magazines, 1968 October - 1969 April, 1969 June
2
The USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) in the Western Pacific: A Human Experience at Flank Speed
3
USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) WESTPAC 1968-1969: The Professionals
4
A-O-A Servicemen's Guidebook to Hong Kong
5
A Serviceman's Guide to Hong Kong
1968-1969 Guidebook to Lake Macquarie
"Memoranda" notebook
6
4 United States Navy Notebooks containing handwritten general notes regarding Naval life and duties
Various United States Naval documents regarding Rod Keith's service on the USS Joseph Strauss
2
1
D083.6B
Various newspaper and magazine clippings regarding the USS Joseph Strauss
2
Various United States Navy personal papers (originals in restricted access folder)
3
The Newcastle (Australia) Sun, 3 February 1969
3(Oversize)
1
D082.1
Newspaper article entitled "Battlewagon's Guns Smash Red Targets," 30 September 1968
San Antonio Evening News article entitled "Battleship Blasts DMZ Reds," 30 September 1968
Santa Monica Evening Outlook article entitled "Santa Monica salutes Navy Day," 3 July 1968
Newspaper article containing a picture of Rod Keith and his younger brother Artie, October 1958
Houston Chronicle newspaper article entitled "PowWow at the Pentagon," 9 April 1993
Certificate inducting Rod Keith into the Ancient Order of the Deep, 27 January 1969
2
Certificate inducting Rod Keith into the Domain of the Golden Dragon, 5 March 1970

Separated Materials

Books
Pearl Harbor Story: December 7, 1941 by Captain William T. Rice, USNR (Ret.).
Photographs
VA044198 - VA044209: 12 photographs documenting Rod Keith's service in the United States Navy aboard the USS Joseph Strauss.
Maps
Southeast Asia Briefing Map (1:2,000,000) Section 12 Drawer 15.

7 Spacecraft Recovery Charts (1:10,000,000) Section 12 Drawer 15.
Museum Objects
1728museum2273: USS Joseph Strauss T-shirt.

1728museum2274: Wool baseball cap with "Texas" embroidered on the rear of the cap.

1728museum2275: Wool baseball cap with "Lone Star" embroidered on the rear of the cap.

1728museum2276: White sailor's cap with "Keith" stenciled in black.

1728museum2277: Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club patch.

1728museum2278: RC Cola bottle cap from Thailand.

1728museum2279: Cardboard "Keith" stencil.

1728museum2280: Buck knife with leather case and original box.

1728museum2281: License plate from American Legion Post 76, Ludington Michigan.

1728museum2282: Coaster from the President Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

1728museum2283: Small Buddha statue.

1728museum2284: Leather ring.

1728museum2285: Zippo lighter from USS Joseph Strauss.

1728museum2286: Smokin Joes Brand Menthol Cigarettes.

1728museum2287: Dog tags.

1728museum2288: Fuse cover for a 5 inch 54 caliber shell.

1728museum2289: United States Navy snap hooks.

1728museum2290: United States Navy Shore Patrol arm band.

1728museum2291: United States Navy nametapes (4).

1728museum2292: USS Joseph Strauss uniform patch (2).

1728museum2293: United States Navy Seaman 3rd Class uniform patch.

1728museum2294: Small South Korean flag.
Moving Images
1728VI2138: VHS tape containing a CNN News program featuring the USS Joseph Strauss in the Persian Gulf, 20 April 1988.
Periodicals
Beach Beacon, 18-24 September 1997.

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