Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - US Economy and US Mission (Saigon)
Collection Number
227
Date(s)
Undated
Size
2 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

The section of this series that deals with the US economy contains material on the direct and indirect costs of the war, appropriations debates, DRV materials on Marxist interpretations of the war. The section on the US Mission deals with the activities of JUSPAO, USIS, AID, MAC-V and other non-governmental organizations in Vietnam. Includes biographical sketches of major officials. This section examines the costs of the war on the U.S. economy from its effects on the s stockmarket to the debates in Congress on appropriations for the war. The second part of the section provides information (some biographical) on U.S. personnel in Vietnam. Topics include the operation of the U.S. Embassy, JUSPAO, USIS, AID, USOM, MACV, MAAG and some non-governmental organizations (NGO) in Vietnam.

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
United States Economy (General Literature), 1959-1966
41
1
United States Economy (General Literature), 1966
2
United States Economy (Clippings), 1959-1966
3
United States Economy (General Literature), 1967
4
United States Economy (General Literature), 1967
5
United States Economy (Clippings), 1067
6
United States Economy (General Literature), 1968-1969
7
United States Economy (Clippings), 1968-1969
8
United States Economy (General Literature), 1970
9
United States Economy (General Literature), 1970
10
United States Economy (Clippings), 1970
11
United States Economy (General Literature), 1971-1972
12
United States Economy (Clippings), 1971-1972
13
United States Economy (General Literature), 1973-1974
14
United States Economy (General Literature), 1973-1974
15
United States Economy (Clippings), 1973-1974
16
United States Economy (General Literature), Postwar
17
United States Economy (Clippings), Postwar
18
United States Mission (General Literature), Overview
42
1
United States Mission (General Literature), 1960-1966
2
United States Mission (Clippings), 1960-1966
3
United States Mission (General Literature), 1967
4
United States Mission (Clippings), 1967
5
United States Mission (General Literature), 1968
6
United States Mission (Clippings), 1968
7
United States Mission (General Literature), 1969
8
United States Mission (Clippings), 1969
9
United States Mission (General Literature), 1970
10
United States Mission (Clippings), 1970
11
United States Mission (General Literature), 1971
12
United States Mission (Clippings), 1971
13
United States Mission (General Literature), 1972-1973
14
United States Mission (Clippings), 1972-1973
15
United States Mission (General Literature), 1974
16
United States Mission (Clippings), 1974
17
United States Mission (General Literature), Postwar
18
United States Mission (Clippings), Postwar
19

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