Collection Finding Aid
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 12 - Chronology of Vietnam and the Conflict
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.
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
Collection is open for research
General, January-March 1965
General, January-March 1966
General, January-February 1974
University of Plano Chronology