Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Neil H. Olsen Collection
Collection Number
2363
Date(s)
Undated[Inclusive Dates: 1/1/1960 - 12/31/2005]
Physical Location(s)
D102.5E; Library Collection
Processed by
M. Scheerer, Feb. 2013[Updated: Oct. 2013 by A. Hooker]

Scope and Content

Approximately two linear feet of articles from the 1960s-2000s, periodicals, film, and LPs collected by Neil Olsen that document a variety of topics including Communist propaganda, anti-war activities, and post war Vietnam.

Biographical Note

Neil H. Olsen was born in Glendale, California in 1946 and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967. He served with the 4th Infantry Division in western Pleiku province from August to October 1967 and was TDY to MACV Advisory Team 38 in Lam Dong province from November 1967 to August 1968. He participated in the 'Francis Marion Operation' in II Corps and was awarded the CIB, RVN 2nd Class Honor Medal, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign. Mr. Olsen was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1969 as the rank of Sargent. He returned to school and is currently preparing a reference grammer of the highlander ('montagnard') language "Koho" of the people he worked with during the war.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Viet Nam: print media 1960-1969
1
1
D102.5E
The Thailand Controversy 1970-1971
2
Viet Nam: print media 1970-1975
3
Viet Nam: print media 1975 part 1
4
Viet-Nam: print media 1975 part 2
5
Viet-Nam: print media 1975 part 3: News Magazine Coverage
6
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1976
7
Viet Nam: newspaper clipplings 1977
8
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1978, Far Eastern Review (January and March)
9
Viet Nam: print media 1979
10
Viet Nam: print media 1981-1983
11
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1984
12
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1985
13
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1986
14
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1987-1988
15
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1989-1990
16
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1991-1992
17
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1993-1994
18
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1995-1996
19
Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 2000-2005
20
Viet Nam: media review/print, articles, publications
21
Viet Nam: print media Vietnamese publications in the U.S.A.
22
Viet Nam: Vietnamese in USA, refugees
23
Viet Nam: Misc. U.S. Government documents
24
Booklets: "Air War-The Third Indochina War" and "Vietnam-A Thousand Years of Struggle"
25
Pamphlet: Basic Koho - Grammar and Conversation Guide
26

Separated Materials

Books
Changing Identities in Modern Southeast Asia edited by David J. Banks, 1976.
Posters
Oversized: Calender of Indo China.
Moving Images
2363VI3251: Video: Sparrows of Saigon (UNICEF Film).

2363VI3252: Video: Montagnards: Children of Indochina Series (UNICEF Film).

2363VI3253: Laos (UNICEF Film).
Audio
2363AU2591: LP: Music of Southeast Asia.

2363AU2593: LP: Vietnam Will Win! Liberation Songs of the Vietnamse People Recorded in Vietnam.
Newsletters
Common Sense, First Anniversary Issue, 1985.

Viet Nam Generation Newsletter, December 1991-January 1992.

South Viet Nam In Struggle: 1 September 1975.

Vietnam Contemporain: 1974, 1974 (notes and information).

1975, 1976.
Periodicals
Life: 14 January 1966.

Vietnam: 1975: January, unidentified.

1976: April, May, June, August, October.

1977: January, February, April, May, June, August, September, October, December.

1978: January.

Bulletin of Concerned Asians Scholars: 1972: summer.

1978: January-March, October-December.

Vietnam Courier: December 1973.

1976: June, September, October, December.

1977: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December: 1978: January, February.

Chile Pepper: December 1993.

New Times: 9 August 1974.

Newsweek: 7 April 1975, 14 April 1975, 21 April 1975, 5 May 1975, 12 May 1975, 14 December 1981, 15 April 1985.

People Magazine: 1 May 2000.

Time: 15 april 1985.

U.S. News and World Report: 1 May 2000.

Win: 23 January 1975, 13 February 1975, 24 April 1975, 8 May 1975, 1 May 1976.