Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Admiral Emmett Tidd Collection
Association
USS Frank E. Evans Association
Collection Number
584
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D055.5E; Periodical Collection; Slide Collection
Processed by
C. Peoples, Feb. 2002[Updated: Mar. 2006 by T. Shetti]
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

Slides; Congressional Hearings from December 11, 2001; VVA Veteran, January/February 2004; slides; and various photocopied articles document Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd's naval career, his time as commanding officer of the USS Frank E. Evans, and the history of the USS Frank E. Evans in general. The copy of Congressional hearings from December 11, 2001 documents support for the Fairness to all Vietnam Veterans Act (page H9226).

Biographical Note

Emmett Tidd was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 6, 1923. He is the son of a retired Army Colonel. He attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman, graduating in 1945 with a B.S. degree. While there, he enlisted in the US Naval Reserve in December 1942 and was a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit. On February 24, 1945, he was commissioned as an Ensign. In November 1953, Tidd transferred from the Naval Reserve to the US Navy with the rank of Lieutenant. Tidd became Chief of Staff and Aide to Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., commander of the U.S. Naval Force in Vietnam and Chief of the Naval Advisory Group, MACV, in May 1969. Tidd served in that position until the middle of 1970 when he received a promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral. On March 5, 1974, he was promoted to Vice Admiral.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
1 copy of the Congressional Record (December 11, 2001). Proceedings and debates of the 107th Congress, first session.
1
1
D055.5E
Photocopied articles about the USS Frank E. Evans
2
"U.S. Policy Toward South Vietnam 1973-1975 and the Evacuation from Saigon" by Dr. Richard D. Sears
3
"Examination of the Potential of the Exposure of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Personnel to polychlorinated Dibenzofurans Via Drinking Water" - A report to the Department of Veterans, Australia by the National Centre for Environmental Toxicology, Queensland Health Scientific Services
4

Separated Materials

Slides
VAS024786 - VAS024960: 175 slides documenting the naval carreer of Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd.
Periodicals
The VVA Veteran Vol. 24 No. 1 (January / February 2004) (2 copies).

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