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]
Size
2 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D102.5E; D53.2A; Periodical Collection; Library Collection
Processed by
M. Scheerer, Feb. 2013[Updated: Jul. 2015 by A. Hooker]
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

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 Sergeant. He returned to school and subsequently earned a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Utah in 2014. His dissertation topic was "A descriptive grammar of Koho: a Mon-Khmer language".

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Excerpts from the San Francisco Chronicle (May 15 1967-May 20 1967)
1
1
D102.5E
The Thailand Controversy 1970-1971 by Neil Olsen
2
Articles from various sources about civil issues in Vietnam and military strategies used in the war 1970-1975
3
Articles from various sources about Vietnamese troops in the war (September 4 1975-November 11, 1975)
4
Excerpts of The Guardian and various sources about the United Nations Council (1975)
5
Analysis of the Dangers of Vietnam
6
Newspaper clippings of Hanoi's struggles during the war (1976)
7
Newspaper clippings and articles of post-war Vietnam (1977)
8
Analysis of the Battle of Red Giants Viet Nam: newspaper clippings 1978, Far Eastern Review (January and March)
9
Articles from various sources about how to prevernt another war like Vietnam (February 8 1979- February 23 1979)
10
Photocopy of the Far Eastern Economy Review: Vietnam (February 26 1982)
11
Normalization Eludes Vietnam by Aasmund Wallersrud
12
Excerpts of the Salt Lake Tribune about post-war Vietnam (April 1985)
13
Excerpts of the Salt Lake Tribune about Colonel Giang (March 26 1986)
14
Newspaper clippings and articles about heroes and conspiracies of the Vietnam war (1987-1988)
15
Excerpts of the Salt Lake Tribune about Vietnam's people post-war (April 24 1989-October 14 1990)
16
Excerpts from Atlantic Monthly and various sources about rebuilding Vietnam (December 1991-January 1992)
17
Excerpts from the Salt Lake Tribune about post-war America (December 3 1993-April 12 1994)
18
Newspaper clippings from various sources about communism (May 17, 1995-July 1 1996)
19
Articles from various sources about Vietnamese refugees in America (November 4 2000-Septemeber 4 2005)
20
Political cartoons (undated)
21
Vietnamese pamphlets 1998
22
The Indochinese Refugees: An Introduction to Their Cultures
23
Vietnam Subject Bibilography (October 5, 1978)
24
"Air War-The Third Indochina War" and "Vietnam: A Thousand Years of Struggle"
25
Pamphlet: Basic Koho - Grammar and Conversation Guide
26
Excerpts of the Student Mobilizer (March 1971)
2 Oversized
1
D53.2A
Articles and newspaper clippings of Vietnam military strategy issues (January 5 1971-September 1972)
2
Excerpts of the Honolulu Star Bulletin (September 4 1975)
3
Excerpts of The Guardian and various sources about the United Nations Council
4
Newspaper clippings of Hanoi's struggles during the war (1976)
5
Newspaper clippings and articles of post-war Vietnam (1977)
6
Excerpts of the Salt Lake Tribune (March 28 1986)
7

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.

Hanh Trinh: 1978: August 4, August 18.

Hon Viet: 1978: April 15, June 15.

Outside: 1993: February.

Far Eastern Economic Review: 1978: January 13, March 3.

Ramparts: 1975: August/September.

Southeast Asia Chronicle: 1977: May, June.

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