Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 01 - Assessment and Strategy
Collection Number
212
Date(s)
Undated
Size
34.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Math Stacks 3
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Mar. 2013 by J. Saffell]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

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Scope and Content

Unit One, Assessment and Strategy is comprised of printed material documenting what military and civilian leaders on all sides saw as their strategy and assessments of their success. The material is more political in nature than military due to Pike's position in Saigon as a Foreign Service Officer(FSO) attached to USAID, during which time much of the material was collected. These materials include "back-channel" reports from Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker to President Lyndon Johnson, State Department bulletins, speeches and news conference transcripts of key U.S. government officials, sections of the Pentagon papers, USIS, USIA, FBIS, and, JUSPAO bulletins. Other primary sources include translations of enemy documents and interrogation reports of VC/NVA prisoners. Translations of North Vietnamese radio reports; and newspaper articles from Northern newspapers are also included. Secondary sources include foreign and domestic periodicals and newspaper accounts. Complimentary records held by the Archive include the Air Force's Contemporary Historical Examination of Current Operations(CHECO) Reports, Records of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Records of the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam, U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam, 1954-1975, and U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam, Johnson Administration and Pacification in Vietnam, The Kennedy and The Johnson National Security Files, and the Classified Histories of the National Security Council. Unit One consists of thirty-two linear foot of documents. The boxes and folders are arranged chronologically. The material bulks between 1964 and 1975. In each box, the folders are broken down into two categories: General Literature and Clippings. General Literature folders mainly hold the primary documents of that period while the Clippings files mostly contain secondary sources. Almost all of the sources are in English, though there are some French and Vietnamese documents. Overall, the documents are in good or excellent condition with no access restrictions.

Biographical Note

Dr. Pike was born in 1925. He served as a journalist in the Army during World War II(in the Pacific Theater of Operations) and during the Korean Conflict. He earned degrees from the University of California-Berkeley and American University. He served as an FSO in Taiwan, Korea, Lebanon, and Vietnam. In 1982 he began teaching at UC-Berkeley and in 1997 moved Texas Tech University. Dr. Pike housed and supported the Collection until 1982 when he moved it to Berkeley. It remained there until 1992 when Berkeley considered discontinuing its support for the Indo-China Studies Project. After being approached by Dr. Pike, Dr. James Reckner, Director of the Vietnam Center at Tech, and Dr. David Murrah, Assistant Director of Libraries for the Special Collections, worked together to bring the Collection to the Archive in 1994. Processing of Unit One began in November 1996. By May 1997 it had been released and this basic finding aid generated. A descriptive finding aid listing contents by folder is planned at a future date.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research
Physical Access
  • Portions of this collection are stored offsite and require 48 hour notice to be accessed.

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
General Literature- Overview File 1
1
1
General Literature Overview File 2
2
General Literature Overview File 3
3
General Literature Overview File 4
4
General Literature Overview File 5
5
General Literature Overview File 6
6
General Literature Overview File 7
7
General Literature Overview File 8
8
General Literature Overview File 9
9
General Literature Overview File 10
10
Clippings March 1964
9
General Literature April 1964
10
Clippings April 1964
11
General Literature May 1964
12
Clippings May 1964
13
General Literature June 1964
14
Clippings June 1964
15
General Literature July 1964
16
General Literature August 1964
17
Clippings August 1964
18
General Literature September 1964
19
Clippings September 1964
20
General Literature October 1964
21
Clippings October 1964
22
General Literature November 1964
23
Clippings November 1964
24
General Literature December 1964
25
Clippings December 1964
26
Documents 1965
4
*
General Literature January 1965
1
Clippings January 1965
2
General Literature February 1965
3
Clippings February 1965
4
General Literature March 1965
5
Clippings March 1965
6
General Literature April 1965
7
Clippings April 1965
8
General Literature May 1965
9
Clippings May 1965
10
General Literature June 1965
11
Clippings June 1965
12
General Literature July 1965
13
Clippings July 1965
14
General Literature August 1965
15
Clippings August 1965
16
General Literature September 1965
17
Clippings September 1965
18
Assorted documents, 1965
19
General Literature October 1965
5
1
Clippings October 1965
2
General Literature November 1965
3
Clippings November 1965
4
General Literature December 1965
5
Clippings December 1965
6
Documents 1966
*
General Literature Overview 1966
8
General Literature Overview 1966
9
General Literature Overview 1966
10
General Literature Overview 1966
11
General Literature Overview 1966
12
General Literature January 1966
13
Clippings January 1966
14
General Literature February 1966
15
Clippings February 1966
16
General Literature March 1966
6
1
Clippings March 1966
2
General Literature April 1966
3
Clippings April 1966
4
General Literature May 1966
5
Clippings May 1966
6
General Literature June 1966
7
Clippings June 1966
8
General Literature July 1966
9
Clippings July 1966
10
General Literature August 1966
11
Clippings August 1966
12
General Literature September 1966
13
Clippings September 1966
14
General Literature October 1966
15
Clippings October 1966
16
General Literature November 1966
17
Clippings November 1966
18
General Literature December 1966 Overview
19
General Literature December 1966
20
Clippings December 1966
21
General Literature Overview 1967
7
1
General Literature Overview 1967
2
General Literature Overview 1967
3
General Literature Overview 1967
4
General Literature Overview 1967
5
General Literature Overview 1967
6
General Literature Overview 1967
7
General Literature Overview 1967
8
Documents 1967
*
General Literature 1-9 January 1967
9
General Literature 12-31 January 1967
10
Clippings January 1967
11
General Literature February 1967
12
Clippings February 1967
13
General Literature March 1967
14
Clippings March 1967
15
General Literature 1-14 April 1967
8
1
General Literature 14-30 April 1967
2
Clippings April 1967
3
General Literature 1-10 May 1967
4
General Literature 10-31 May 1967
5
Clippings May 1967
6
General Literature June 1967
7
Clippings June 1967
8
General Literature 1-12 July 1967
9
General Literature 10-31 July 1967
10
Clippings July 1967
11
General Literature 1-14 August 1967
12
General Literature 14-31 August 1967
13
Clippings August 1967
14
General Literature 1-6 September 1967
9
1
General Literature 6-30 September 1967
2
Clippings September 1967
3
General Literature 1-12 October 1967
4
General Literature 12-31 October 1967
5
Clippings October 1967
6
General Literature 1-19 November 1967
7
General Literature 19-30 November 1967
8
Clippings November 1967
9
General Literature 1-8 December 1967
10
General Literature 8-31 December 1967
11
Clippings December 1967
12
General Literature 1968 Overview
10
1
General Literature 1968 Overview
2
General Literature 1968 Overview
3
Documents 1968
*
Documents 1968 continued
*
General Literature 1-4 January 1968
4
General Literature 5-31 January 1968
5
Clippings January 1968
6
General Literature 1-12 February 1968
7
General Literature 12-28 February 1968
8
Clippings 1-14 February 1968
9
Clippings 14-28 February 1968
10
General Literature 1-14 March 1968
11
General Literature 14-31 March 1968
12
Clippings 1-13 March 1968
13
Clippings 13-31 March 1968
14
General Literature April 1968
11
1
Clippings 1-14 April 1968
2
Clippings 14-30 April 1968
3
Working Paper On Vietnam May 1968
4
Working Paper On Vietnam May 1968
5
Working Paper On Vietnam May 1968
6
General Literature May 1968
7
Clippings May 1968
8
General Literature June 1968
9
Clippings June 1968
10
General Literature July 1968
11
Clippings July 1968
12
General Literature 1-15 August 1968
13
General Literature 15-30 August 1968
14
Clippings August 1968
15
General Literature September 1968
12
1
Clippings September 1968
2
General Literature October 1968
3
Clippings October 1968
4
General Literature November 1968
5
Clippings November 1968
6
General Literature December 1968
7
Clippings December 1968
8
General Literature Overview 1969
9
General Literature Overview 1969
10
General Literature Overview 1969
11
General Literature Overview 1969
12
General Literature Overview 1969
13
Clippings Overview 1969
14
Documents 1969
13
1
Documents 1969 continued
2
General Literature January 1969
3
Clippings January 1969
4
General Literature February 1969
5
Clippings February 1969
6
General Literature March 1969
7
Clippings 1-13 March 1969
8
Clippings 13-31 March 1969
9
General Literature April 1969
10
Clippings 1-13 April 1969
11
Clippings 13-30 April 1969
12
Clippings 13-30 April 1969
13
Clippings May 1969
14
General Literature June 1969
15
Clippings June 1969
16
General Literature 1-16 July 1969
14
1
General Literature 16-31 July 1969
2
Clippings July 1969
3
General Literature August 1969
4
Clippings August 1969
5
General Literature September 1969
6
Clippings September 1969
7
General Literature October 1969
8
Clippings October 1969
9
General Literature 1-12 November 1969
10
General Literature 12-30 November 1969
11
Clippings November 1969
12
General Literature 1-31 December 1969
13
General Literature Dec. 1969-Feb. 1969
14
Clippings December 1969
15
Clippings 1-14 December 1969
15
1
Clippings 14-31 December 1969
2
General Literature 1970 Overview
3
General Literature 1970 Overview
4
General Literature 1970 Overview
5
General Literature 1970 Overview
6
General Literature 1970 Overview
7
General Literature 1970 Overview
8
General Literature 1-11 January 1970
9
General Literature 11-31 January 1970
10
Clippings January 1970
11
General Literature 1-20 February 1970
12
General Literature 20-28 February 1970
13
Clippings February 1970
14
Documents, 1970
15
Documents, 1970
16
General Literature February 1970
16
1
Clippings February 1970
2
General Literature 1-8 March 1970
3
General Literature 8-31 March 1970
4
Clippings March 1970
5
General Literature 1-12 April 1970
6
General Literature 12-30 April 1970
7
Clippings April 1970
8
General Literature May 1970
9
Clippings 1-11 May 1970
10
Clippings 11-19 May 1970
11
Clippings 19-31 May 1970
12
General Literature 1-11 June 1970
17
1
General Literature 1-30 June 1970
2
Clippings 1-11 June 1970
3
Clippings 11-30 June 1970
4
General Literature 1-10 July 1970
5
General Literature 10-31 July 1970
6
Clippings July 1970
7
General Literature 1-10 August 1970
8
General Literature 10-30 August 1970
9
Clippings August 1970
10
General Literature September 1970
18
1
Clippings September 1970
2
General Literature 1-13 October 1970
3
General Literature 13-31 October 1970
4
Clippings October 1970
5
Literature November 1970
6
Clippings November 1970
7
General Literature 1-15 December 1970
8
General Literature 15-31 December 1970
9
Clippings December 1970
10
General Literature Strategic Objective Plan
19
1
General Literature 1971 Overview
2
General Literature 1971 Overview
3
Clippings 1971 Overview
4
Documents 1971
*
General Literature 1-6 January 1971
5
General Literature 6-31 January 1971
6
Clippings January 1971
7
General Literature 1-16 February 1971
8
General Literature 16-28 February 1971
9
Clippings February 1971
10
General Literature 1-10 March 1971
20
1
General Literature 6-30 March 1971
2
Clippings March 1971
3
General Literature April 1971
4
Clippings April 1971
5
General Literature May 1971
6
Clippings May 1971
7
General Literature June 1971
8
Clippings June 1971
9
General Literature July 1971
10
Clippings July 1971
11
General Literature August 1971
21
1
General Literature September 1971
2
Clippings August-September 1971
3
General Literature October 1971
4
General Literature November 1971
5
Clippings October-November 1971
6
General Literature 1-15 December 1971
7
General Literature 15-31 December 1971
8
Clippings December 1971
9
General Literature 1972 Overview
10
General Literature 1972 Overview
11
General Literature 1972 Overview
12
General Literature 1-11 January 1972
22
1
General Literature 11-31 January 1972
2
Clippings January 1972
3
General Literature 1-10 February 1972
4
General Literature 10-28 February 1972
5
Clippings February 1972
6
General Literature March 1972
7
Clippings March 1972
8
General Literature 1-10 April 1972
23
1
General Literature 1-10 April 1972
2
General Literature 10-18 April 1972
3
General Literature 18-30 April 1972
4
Clippings 1-10 April 1972
5
Clippings 10-18 April 1972
6
Clippings 18-30 April 1972
7
General Literature 1-9 May 1972
8
General Literature 9-17 May 1972
9
Clippings 1-10 May 1972
10
Clippings 10-17 May 1972
11
General Literature 17-31 May 1972
24
1
Clippings 17-31 May 1972 Folder 2 Clippings 17-31 May 1972
2
General Literature 1-12 June 1972
3
General Literature 12-30 June 1972
4
Clippings June 1972
5
General Literature 1-6 July 1972
6
General Literature 6-31 July 1972
7
Clippings July 1972
8
General Literature 1-11 August 1972
9
General Literature 11-31 August 1972
10
Clippings August 1972
11
General Literature 1-16 September 1972
25
1
General Literature 16-30 September 1972
2
Clippings September 1972
3
General Literature 1-15 October 1972
4
General Literature 15-31 October 1972
5
Clippings October 1972
6
General Literature November 1972
7
Clippings November 1972
8
General Literature December 1972
26
1
Clippings December 1972 Clippings December 1972
2
General Literature 1973 Overview
3
General Literature 1973 Overview
4
Documents 1973
5
General Literature 1-20 January 1973
6
General Literature 20-31 January 1973
7
Clippings 1-20 January 1973
8
Clippings 20-31 January 1973
9
General Literature 1-9 February 1973
10
General Literature 8-28 February 1973
11
Clippings February 1973
12
General Literature March 1973
27
1
Clippings March 1973
2
General Literature April 1973
3
Clippings April 1973
4
General Literature May 1973
5
General Literature June 1973
6
Clippings May-June 1973
7
General Literature July 1973
8
Clippings July 1973
9
General Literature August 1973
10
Clippings August 1973
11
General Literature September 1973
28
1
General Literature October 1973
2
Clippings September-October 1973
3
General Literature November 1973
4
General Literature December 1973
5
Clippings November-December 1973
6
General Literature 1974 Overview
7
General Literature 1974 Overview
8
Documents 1974
*
Documents 1974 continued
*
General Literature January 1974
9
Clippings January 1974
10
General Literature February 1974
29
1
General Literature March 1974
2
Clippings February-March 1974
3
General Literature April 1974
4
General Literature May 1974
5
Clippings April-May 1974
6
General Literature 1-12 June 1974
7
Clippings 1-12 June 1974
8
General Literature 12-30 June 1974
30
1
General Literature 1-17 July 1974
2
General Literature 17-31 July 1974
3
Clippings June-July 1974
4
General Literature 1-13 August 1974
5
General Literature 13-30 August 1974
6
Clippings August-September 1974
7
General Literature September-October 1974
8
General Literature November 1974
9
General Literature December 1974
10
Clippings October-December 1974
11
Documents 1975
31
*
Documents 1975
1
Documents 1975
2
Documents 1975
3
General Literature Documents 1-6 January 1975
4
General Literature 6-31 January 1975
5
Clippings 1-12 January 1975
6
Clippings 12-31 January 1975
7
General Literature February 1975
8
Clippings February 1975
9
General Literature March 1975
10
Clippings 1-24 March 1975
11
Clippings 24-31 March 1975
12
Documents April 1975
32
*
General Literature 1-8 April 1975
1
General Literature 8-15 April 1975
2
General Literature 15-30 April 1975
3
Clippings 1-8 April 1975
4
Clippings 8-15 April 1975
5
Clippings 15-30 April 1975
6
Clippings May 1975
7
Documents May-Dec 1975
33
1
Literature 1975
2
Documents 1976
3
Literature 1976
4
Documents Jan-Mar 1977
5
Literature 1977
6
Documents 1978
7
Literature 1978
8
Documents 1979
9
Literature 1979
10
Documents 1980
11
Literature 1980
12
Documents May 1981
13
Documents June 1981
14
Literature 1981
15
Literature 1982
16
Literature 1983
17
Literature 1984
18
Literature 1985
19
Literature 1986
20
Literature 1987
21
Documents 1988
22
Literature 1988
23
Literature 1989
24
Literature 1989 continued
25
Literature 1990
26
Literature 1990 continued
27
Literature 1990 continued
28
Literature 1991
34
1
Documents 1992-1994
2
Literature 1992
3
Literature 1993
4
Literature 1994
5
Literature 1994 continued
6
Literature 1995 Jan-Apr
7
Literature 1995 Apr-May
8
Literature 1995 Jun-Dec
9
Literature 1995 misc.
10
Literature 1996
11

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