Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - Civil Operations, Revolutionary Development Support
Collection Number
216
Date(s)
Undated
Size
.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Math Stacks 3
Processed by
T. Reynolds, Jun. 2004[Updated: Mar. 2013 by J. Saffell]
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

Materials document Civil Operations, Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) procedures and operations in Vietnam 1968-1972.

Biographical Note

Professor 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. Professor 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 Professor 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.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research
Physical Access
Math Stacks 3

  • Portions of this collection are stored offsite and require 48 hour notice to be accessed.

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
CORDS (Documents), 1968-1969
54
1
CORDS (Documents), July-September 1969
2
CORDS (Documents), September 1969-1970
3
CORDS (Documents), 1970-January 1972
4

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