Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - Public Opinion
Collection Number
221
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1 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

This file contains information on Gallup, Roper and other opinion polls conducted in the United States and internationally. Also critiques of poll results. The information in this file consists of Gallup, Roper and other public opinion surveys In the U.S., Europe and Japan during the war. Factors that influenced public opinion (mass media, national leadership, social institutions, personal psychology, and events in Vietnam) are covered. The polls and their results are critiqued.

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
Public Opinion (General Literature), Overview
53
1
Public Opinion (General Literature), 1964-1967
2
Public Opinion (Clippings), 1964-1967
3
Public Opinion (General Literature), 1968-1969
4
Public Opinion (Clippings), 1968-1969
5
Public Opinion (General Literature), 1970-1971
6
Public Opinion (Clippings), 1970-1971
7
Public Opinion (General Literature), 1972-1975
8
Public Opinion (Clippings), 1972-1975
9

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