Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Joel M. Shanus Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Collection Number
1963
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D102.5, Photograph Collection, Deep Cold Storage
Processed by
J. Furr, Jul. 2007[Updated: Jun. 2010 by M. Edwards]
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 photographs, negatives, and critique sheets document Joel Shanus' service with DASPO in Vietnam.

Biographical Note

Joel Shanus was born 30 December 1947 in Brooklyn New York. He was drafted into the U.S. army in 1967. Shanus served 4 1/2 years in the military of which 2 were in Southeast Asia. He was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division from 1968-69, and to DASPO from 1970-71. He served as a still photographer for DASPO and worked in the 1st Cavalry photo lab. Shanus received various awards and citations including: The Air Medal, Both Vietnam service medals, a CIB, and the Good Conduct medal. Shanus retired from the military in 1971 at the rank of E5.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Critique Sheets
1
1
D102.5: DASPO Individual Collections
Discharge Records

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA056727-VA0576801, VA056806-VA056957: 500 photographs of training and service in Thailand and Cambodia.
Moving Images
1963VI2391.

1963VI2392.

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