Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Peter Rayls Collection
Collection Number
2411
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
D 103.7 E
Processed by
C. Martinez, Feb. 2014[Updated: Feb. 2014 by C. Martinez]

Scope and Content

Approximately one linear foot of articles and photocopies from the Australian National Archives and Australian War Memorial concerning Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War that was collected by Major Peter Rayls, USA while he was a cadet at the United States Military Academy writing his Senior Thesis in History in 1998-1999. A copy of Rayls' thesis titled 'The Australians in Vietnam, 1964-1967: A Strategic Balancing Act' is included in the donation.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Thesis by Peter Rayls 'The Australians in Vietnam, 1964-1967, A Strategic Balancing Act' (1999)
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D 103.7 E
Statments by the Prime Minister of Australia ( August 5, 1954-October 17, 1967)
2
Photocopies of Published Statments by Australian, British, and Vietnamese Government Officals (June 1964-July 1970)
3
Cabinet Reports and Minute Reports (August 28, 1964-May 2, 1966)
4
Defense Committee Reports and Minute Reports (September 20, 1961-May 12, 1965)
5
Defense Committee Reports and Minute Reports (July 26,1965-December 11, 1966)
6
Defense Committee Reports and Minute Reports (December 13, 1966-August 24, 1967)
7
Chief of Staff Committee Reports and Minute Reports (March 28, 1962-April 4, 1965)
8
Chief of Staff Committee Reports and Minute Reports (March 23,1966-May 10, 1967)
9
Joint Intelligence Committee Reports and Minutes Reports (May 1964-August 1965)
10
Cablegrams to and from Australian Embassy Washington D.C. and Saigon (March 1965-February 1967)
11
Correspondence to Lyndon B. Johnson from Prime Minister (October 6, 1967)
12
Press conference questions to the Prime Minister (August, September, December 1965)
13
Press releases from the Australian Government (May 24, 1962-March 24, 1966)
14
Directives, Organization, and Functions for Australian Forces
15
Australian Force Vietnam Monthly Reports (June-November 1966)
16
Requests for Additional Support and Operation Orders (1965)
17
Reports on the Status and Position of the Australian Army (October 1964- May 1966)
18
Australian Commander Diaries (April-October 1966)
19
1st Australian Task Force Operations Log (July 16-18, August 17-20 1966)
20
The New Zealand Army in Vietnam 1964-1972: A Report on the Chief of the General Staff's Excerise 1972
21
Directives to 1st New Zealand Services Medical Team
22
Excerpts from journal of unidentified solider (recount of several days)
23
Brief History of Australian Forces in Vietnam (1962-1970)
24
Photocopies of articles from Australian Army Journal (January 1966-December 1968)
25
Photocopies of articles from Foreign Relations (1964-1968)
26
Photocopiesof articles from War & Society ( May 1990 and May 1997)
27
Excerpts from the book ' The Regulars' 2nd Revision (1988)
28
National Archives of Australia (Check-out Pages)
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