Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
William E. Kirkland Collection
Association
Tet '68 Association
Collection Number
278
Date(s)
Undated
Size
5.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D056.6E,D056.6F Museum Objects, Periodical Collection; Photograph Collection; Cold Storage Vault
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Jan. 2013 by G. Lerma]
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 five linear feet of books, photographs, museum objects, VHS tapes, audio cassette tapes, newsletters, periodicals, posters, newspaper clippings and depositions document various topics related to the Vietnam Conflict. The depositions are the Senate hearings of the case of Robert Garwood from 1992. Most other materials also date from the post-war period and include materials on the Vietnam War Memorial, the 9th Infantry Division, and Tet '68 Association.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Transcript, Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, United States Senate Deposition of Robert Garwood. Pt. 1 of 2 pp. 1-314 21-23 Jan 1992
1
01
D056.6E
Transcript, Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, United States Senate Deposition of Robert Garwood. Pt. 2 of 2 pp. 315-486 21-23 Jan 1992
02
Transcript, Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, United States Senate Deposition of Robert Garwood. Copy 2 pp. 186-354. 21-23 Jan 1992
03
Transcript, Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, United States Senate Deposition of Robert Garwood. Copy 3 pp. 186-287. 21-23 Jan 1992
04
Transcript, Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, United States Senate Deposition of Benjamin Rivers Ogburn RE: Robert Garwood 23 Nov 1992, List of Depositions (2 copies)
05
Draft, Preliminary Inventory: Records of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs 102nd Congress (1991-1992)
Correspondence, National Archives researchers instructions and ID. Research notes
06
Photocopy of "A Clear Case of Overt Treason," August 14, 1972
07
Program for the Dedication Service for The Little Sanctuary at St. Albans School, November 11, 1989
Songs for Rally, Festival Park, March 23, 1991
Pamphlet for Arlington National Cemetary
Vietnam Veteran Products, Catalog Number 10, 1996-1998
D & G Enterprises Catalog
Flyer from International Images, Inc. - A Tribute to Those Who Served in Vietnam
Small Notebook kept by Kirkland in Vietnam. Contains notes on his activities including travel information.
Republican State Convention Souvenir Program from JUne 12-13, 1964 at Richmond, Virginia
Correspondence
02
01
D056.6F
Vietnam Veterans Locator: Report of Military and Civilian Personnel Listed as POW, Captured, or Missing in Action in Southeast Asia, 1961-1979
02
Newspaper clippings and articles
03
Brochures, Pamphlets, Programs
04
Vietnan War Medal of Honor Recipients (Internet printouts)
05
Tet '68 Inc. Material
06
Assorted Material 
07
Tet '68 nametag for Kirkland
Vietnam Wall Rubbings
9th Infantry Division Mekong Delta River Raiders (1967-1968) contact list. Original in Restricted Access File
First Vietnam Veterans Advocate National COnvention Poem by Steve Mason (7 Nov 1983)
Excerpt from SBA (Small Business Administration) News (21 March 1988)
POW Network Internet Printout
Cover of JET Magazine featuring General Colin Powell (7 Sept 1992)
Senator L. Douglas Wilder political campaign material
POW/MIA awareness material
Ace of Spades death cards
POW/MIA Silhouette
Internet communiques and articles regarding John Kerry and the 2004 election and the USS Mayaguez Incident
Material regarding 'A Thousand Tears Falling' by Yung Krall
Colonel John Ripley
08
Smithsonian Institute Project on the Vietnam Generation
09
Sergeant Major Joseph Lupyak
10
An Examination of US Policy Toward POW/MIAs by the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Republican Staff (23 May 1993) (2 copies)
11
Funeral Memorial Service Program for Dennis Ivan Davis (12 Jan 2003)
12
Funeral Memorial Service Program for Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr. (2 Jan 2000)
POW/MIA Vigils of Remembrance programs (2002-2006)
The Wall Experience Program (7 June 1991)
Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later Program (29 Aug through 12 Nov 2002) (2 copies)
Military Reunion Groups brochure
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedication Ceremony Program (20 Sept 2002)
Vietnam Booklist
Copy of a photograph of William E. Kirkland and the flag presented to the Virginia War Memorial for their ceiling display of unit flags
City of Hamptom, Virginia, Proclamation (3-5 Feb 2006)
13
Newpaper clippings
14
"Grunts" 1988 Calendar
15
"Boycott Jane Fonda" bumper sticker
Materials from Tet '68 reunion in February 2007
16
Army Medical Service Records for Co. d 4th Medical Batt. 4th Inf. Div.
17
U.S. Labor Department brochure titled: The Right Job
U.S. Civil Service Comission pamphlet titled: Opportunities in the Federal Service for Vietnam Era Veterans
U.S. Department of Labor note for the returning Vietnam Veteran
Command Information Fact Sheet
Department of the Army Mobilization Designation Nomination
Ace of Spades Death cards
Essays and thank you letters from the Tet '68 2006 scholarship winners
18

Separated Materials

Books
POW / MIAs: Report of the Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, United States Senate (13 Jan 1993).

Vietnam Veterans Parade - Chicago 1986 by Tom Conroy (photographs) and Kris Colt (text).

Nam Vet: Making Peace with Your Past by Chuck Dean.
Photographs
2 Panoramic photographs from a Tet Association Reunion, 1988.

VA056421: Photograph of William E. Kirkland at Camp Enari, Pleiku, November 1967.

VA049265 - VA049279: 14 Photographs of a Veteran's Parade in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1986.

10 Strips of negatives of a Veteran's Parade in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1986.

VA044090 - VA044098, VA045253.

VA049801 - VA049811, VA049813: 11 photographs of the Tomb of the Unknown.

VA049812 - VA049811: 2 photographs of WIlliam Kirkland.

6 strips of negatives.

VA050210: 1 photo of a dog drinking a beer at a military base.

Chrystin Garland.

Victoria E. Hague.

Michael McLane Maurer.

VA064095 - VA064097.

VAN019546-VAN019582.
Posters
Poster containing unit isignias which designate where the units were located in Vietnam (Section 12, Drawer 8, Folder 1).

Poster titled "It's Time To Bring Them Home" (Section 12, Drawer 8, Folder 1).

Poster titled "United States Army Airborne" (Section 12, Drawer 8, Folder 1).
Museum Objects
14 T-shirts.

278museum2920: Coastal Surveillance Force Operation Market Time patch.

278museum2921: Mobile Riverine Force, Vietnam patch.

278museum2922: River Patrol Force TF-116 patch.

278museum2923: U.S. Coast Guard Vietnam Veteran patch.

278museum2924: U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam patch.

278museum2925: Tet '68 Coffee Mug.

278museum2926: Tet '68 Reunion Commemorative Coin.

278museum2927: Tet '68 Pen.

278museum2929: Poster board containing unit patches designating where the units were located in Vietnam.
Moving Images
36 VHS tapes 278VI2168 through 278VI22036.
Audio
9 Audio cassette tapes 278AU2087 through 278AU2095.
Newsletters
The Journey (March 1997).
Periodicals
Military Aug 1991 (5 copies).

Dec 1992.

Feb 1991.

Feb 1995 Richmond Times Dispatch Sept 27, 1992 VFW March 1993 Ebony Feb 1991 Veterans Journal Spring 1998.

Fall 1996.

Summer 1996 Time May 7, 2001 Washington Post Magazine Nov 5, 1989 Vietnam.

Feb 1994.

Feb 1995.

Aug 1994.

Dec 1994.

Oct 1994.

Apr 1994.

Feb 1996.

June 1996.

Dec 1995.

June 1995.

Apr 1996.

Apr 1995.

Oct 1996.

Feb 1997.

Dec 1996.

Aug 1995.

Oct 1995.

Apr 1995.

Aug 1996.

Apr 1997.

June 1997.

Dec 1997.

Aug 1997.

Oct 1997.

June.

1994.

Feb 1994.

Oct 1993.

Ded 1993.

Feb 1998.

Aug 1993.

June 1993.

Apr 1993.

Feb 1993.

Aug 1992.

Dec 1992.

Oct 1992.

June 1992.

Apr 1992.

Feb 1992.

Dec 1991.

Oct 1991.

Aug 1991.

Apr 1991.

June 1991.

Feb 1991.

Oct 1990.

Dec 1990.

Aug 1990.

June 1990.

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Apr 1990.

Feb 1990 (2 copies).

Dec 1989.

Summer 1988 (2 copies)Oct 1989.

Aug 1989.

Fall 1988.

Winter 1988.

Spring 1989 (2 copies).

Vietnam (Spring 1989).

Vietnam (Feb 1993).

Vietnam (Aug 1998).

Military (Vol. 3 Num. 3) (August 1991).

Military (Vol. 4 Num. 9) (Feb 1990).

Veterans Outlook (February 1988).

Veterans Outlook (March 1990) (2 copies).

Veterans Outlook (May 1991).

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