Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - Veterans
Collection Number
228
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

Deals with veterans affairs in the post-war era including veterans organizations, activities, re-adjustment problems, benefits, and the V.A. Also materials on amnesty offers to draft resisters and deserters. This section contains printed materials on post-war veteran organizations and activities, such as adjusting to life after the war, congressional and legal activities involving veterans benefits and Veteran Administration activities.

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
Veterans (General Literature), 1965-1975
36
1
Veterans (Clippings), 1965-1973
2
Veterans (General Literature), 1974
3
Veterans (Clippings), January-August 1974
4
Veterans (Clippings), September-December 1974
5
Veterans (General Literature), 1975-1976
6
Veterans (Clippings), 1975-1976
7
Veterans (General Literature), 1977-1980
8
Veterans (Clippings), 1977-1980
9
Veterans (General Literature), 1981
10
Veterans (Clippings), 1981
11
Veterans (General Literature), January-June 1982
12
Veterans (General Literature), July-August 1982
13
Veterans (General Literature), September-December 1982
14
Veterans (Clippings), 1982
15
Veterans (General Literature), January-May 1983
16
Veterans (General Literature), June-December 1983
17
Veterans (Clippings), 1983
18
Veterans (General Literature), 1984
19
Veterans (Clippings), 1984
20
Veterans (General Literature), 1985
37
1
Veterans (Clippings), January-April 1985
2
Veterans (Clippings), May-December 1985
3
Veterans (General Literature), 1986-1987
4
Veterans (Clippings), 1986-1987
5
Veterans (General Literature), 1988-1990
6
Veterans (Clippings), 1988-1990
7
Veterans (General Literature), 1991-1993
8
Veterans (Clippings), 1991-1993
9
Veterans (General Literature), 1994-1996
10
Veterans (Clippings), 1994-1996
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