Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Lawrence V. Smith Collection
Collection Number
2540
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.25 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Location Not Listed
Processed by
R. Nanes, Nov. 2012[Updated: Oct. 2014 by A. Romero]
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 a quarter of a linear foot of slides, negatives, photographs, and documents from Lawrence V. Smith's time in Vietnam working for ABC's Far East Bureau in 1965. The slides and photographs show various South Vietnam cities as well as military activities, the ARVN, and news crews working on the Emmy Award winning documentary 'Reflections on Viet Nam' with Frank Reynolds. Included with the documents are images of Smith, copies of his press credentials, resume, and clippings of coverage of the various stories he worked on during his career.

Biographical Note

Lawrence V. Smith was an Emmy Award winning director of video and photography for CBS-TV NEWS, ABC-NEWS. He also worked as the director of photography, under contract for the United States Information Agency . Smith was the staff camera for ABC-TV News covering special events in the Far East in 1965. Smith also headed and/or owned several other film production companies from 1955-1999 including: Lawrence Smith Productions(1965), Jacksonville Motion Picture and Television Council, Black Mamba Productions.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Resume of Lawrence V. Smith
1
1
Newspaper and magazine clippings
Official Daily Bulletin Number 146, 25 June 1965
Letter from Frank Reynold April 1 & 7, 1965
Telegram to Larry Smith, Filipinas Hotel Manila
Press Pass
Apartment floor plan, Tokyo, Japan
Business card for Lawrence V. Smith, Cinematograher, ABC News Far East Bureau

Separated Materials

Photographs
134 Photos and slides: 79 Photos and 66 Negatives Photosshowing an ABC news filing soldiers in the field, on boats, and at various locations around Vietnam.

VA066161-VA066239.

VAN019787-VAN019839.
Slides
358 slides of soldier inthe field, south Veitnamese Military, and news corrospondents at various locations thoughout South Vietnam in 1965.

VAS071362-VAS071713.
Electronic Media
2540EM0593--Photograph VA059903, 13 September 1966-20 September 1969, John Sciascia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accesed 6 November. 2012.

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