Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 12 - Chronology of Vietnam and the Conflict
Collection Number
240
Date(s)
Undated
Size
5.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D021.4C
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Oct. 2002 by H. Nelson]

Scope and Content

There are five linear feet in Unit 12. The original collection contained 16 boxes. Through the course of processing, two groups of material were separated and defined as collections: The Current News and the Saigon Press Review. Finding Aids for each are available. The material in this collection range from 258 B.C. to 1989. Most of the material contains information for the period 1965-1975. The material is in good to fair condition. Unit 12, Chronology of Vietnam and the Conflict, attempts to chronicle the major events relating to Vietnam in its history and during the First and Second Indochina Wars. Most of the material comes from published chronologies that appear at the end of books, in journals, or newspaper articles. There is also some United States, South Vietnamese and North Vietnamese government publications of chronologies.

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

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
258 B.C. - 1946
1
1
1947-1954
2
1955-1960
3
1961-1964
4
General, January-March 1965
5
April-June 1965
6
July-September 1965
7
October-December 1965
8
General, January-March 1966
9
April-June 1966
10
July-September 1966
11
October-December 1966
12
General (part 1) 1967
13
General (part 2) 1967
14
1967
15
General 1968
16
January-June 1968
17
July-September 1968
18
October-December 1968
19
General 1969
20
January-March 1969
21
April-June 1969
22
July-September 1969
2
1
October-December 1969
2
General 1970
3
January-March 1970
4
April-June 1970
5
July-September 1970
6
October-December 1970
7
General 1971
8
January-March 1971
9
April-June 1971
10
July-August 1971
11
September 1971
12
October-November 1971
13
December 1971
14
General 1972
15
January 1972
16
February 1972
3
1
March 1972
2
April (part 1) 1972
3
April (part 2) 1972
4
May (part 1) 1972
5
May (part 2) 1972
6
June (part 1) 1972
7
June (part 2) 1972
8
July (part 1) 1972
9
July (part 2) 1972
10
August (part 1) 1972
11
August (part 2) 1972
12
September 1972
13
October 1972
14
November 1972
15
December 1972
16
January-March 1973
4
1
April-June 1973
2
July-September 1973
3
October-December 1973
4
General, January-February 1974
5
March 1974
6
April 1974
7
May 1974
8
June 1974
9
July 1974
10
August 1974
11
September-December 1974
12
General 1975
13
January-June 1975
14
July-December 1975
15
1976+
16
Hanoi
17
Hanoi
18
Cambodia and Laos
5
1
Specialized Topics
2
Specialized Topics
3
Overview of the Period
4
Overview of the Period
5
Overview of the Period
6
Overview of the Period
7
Overview of the Period
8
Overview of the Period
9
Overview of the Period
10
Overview of the Period
11
Pentagon Papers
12
Pentagon Papers
13
University of Plano Chronology
14
Bloc Countries
15