Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 13 - The Early History of Vietnam
Collection Number
241
Date(s)
Undated
Size
5.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D021.6C
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Jul. 2005 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

There are approximately 4.5 linear feet in Unit 13. Major topics or events in Vietnamese history organize the unit. These include, but are not limited to the involvement of foreign powers in Vietnam, the Second World War, Dien Bien Phu, and the Geneva Conference. The history of the Indochinese Communist Party is a particularly lengthy section. Most of the material housed in the collection falls within the period of 1875 to 1954. Materials are generally arranged chronologically by the date the event in discussion occurred. Some anomalies result when a document addresses a lengthy timespan. When a single date is difficult to ascertain, the date of publication is used instead. Unit 13, The Early History of Vietnam, attempts to trace Vietnam's past from prehistoric times to 1954. Materials related to the Geneva Convention of 1954 conclude the chronological scope of Unit 13. Some pamphlets and government documents intersperse the bulk of the unit, which is composed mainly by book fragments, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles. The documentary support for The Pentagon Papers is a significant part of the unit's composition.

Biographical Note

Professor Douglas Pike was born in 1925. He served as a journalist in the US 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 a Foreign Service Officer in Taiwan, Korea, Lebanon, and Vietnam. In 1982 he began teaching at UC-Berkeley and in 1997 moved to 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
Vietnamese Archaeology
1
Pre-history-1939
1
Pre-Modern Vietnam
Pre-history - 40 AD
2
192 AD - 10th century
3
10th - 15th centuries
4
15th - 16th centuries
5
17th - 18th centuries
6
18th - 19th centuries
7
Chinese Involvement
317 AD - 1950
8
2/50 - 7/54
9
French Involvement
ND, 111 BC - 1/47
10
1947
11
1947-1949
12
1950
13
1950
14
10/51 - 10/71
15
Colonialism/Anti-Colonialism
1822 - 1837
16
19th century - 1940
17
10/49 - 5/54
2
1
Independence Movements
ND, 1945
2
1945
3
1945
4
1945
5
1945
6
9/45 - 9/55
7
Indochinese Communist Party
ND, 1817 - 1900
8
8/1914 - 8/1928
9
10/29 - 2/30
10
2/30 - 10/30
11
1930
12
10/30 - 9/39
13
9/40 - 8/45
14
3/46 - 2/51
15
3/51 - 1966
16
World War II
3
ND, 1936 - 1939
1
1940
2
1/41 - 6/41
3
6/41 - 12/41
4
11/42 - 12/44
5
1/45 - 3/45
6
3/45
7
3/45 - 10/45
8
1972 - 1995
9
Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
7/45 - 3/46
10
3/46 - 8/95
11
Post World War II
1940 - 9/45
12
1945
13
1946
14
1946
15
2/47 - 1949
16
1951 - 1956
17
Dien Bien Phu
Spring 1954
18
3/54 - 10/58
19
Department of Defense Documents, July-Dec 1954
4
1
Report of Operation "Passage to Freedom"
2
Geneva Conference
Geneva Conference
3
Geneva Conference (continued)
4
Geneva Conference (continued)
5
Geneva Conference (continued)
6
Geneva Conference (continued)
7
Geneva Conference (continued)
8
Geneva Conference (continued)
9
Geneva Conference (continued)
10
Geneva Conference (continued)
11
Geneva Conference (continued)
12
US Involvement
5
1940 - 1950
1
5/50 - 12/50
2
1/51 - 5/53
3
6/53 - 4/54
4
4/54 - 10/54
5
Culture
968 - 12/53
6
Land Reform
1887 - 1953
7
Refugees
6/54 - 5/70
8
Overviews
ND, Pre-history - 1880
9
1880 - 1923
10
1/31 - 12/53
11
1954
12
1946
13
6/54 - 4/66
14
1966 - 1974
15
1858 - 1975
6
1
Miscellaneous
ND, 3/1869 - 8/45
2
1/46 - 10/52
3
2/53 - 1963
4
5/68 - 1994
5

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