Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

DASPO unit patch
Title
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Collection Number
723
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D102.3A, Cold Storage Vault
Processed by
M. E. Mclain, May. 2002[Updated: Aug. 2007 by T. Lovelady]
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

The Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) Collection contains documents, videos, CD Roms and newsletters documenting the unit's work in Vietnam and their recent reunion, preservation, and fundraising activities.

Administrative History

The Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) was created in 1962, when Colonel Arthur A. Jones received a directive to form a unit to provide documentary films to the U. S. Army Pentagon, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. By 1968, a permanent unit had been stationed in Saigon, to cover military activities in Vietnam. When on assignment in Vietnam, DASPO teams operated much like civilian journalists covering the war, but with much greater access. They were assigned projects, created their own stories, and covered combat. DASPO photographers captured some of the most recognizable images of the Vietnam Conflict.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Two paper copies of Power Point presentation given at Texas Tech University, May 2, 2002
1
1
D102.3A
DASPO Newsletter, August 2001-July 2002
2

Separated Materials

Electronic Media
Two copies of DASPO Texas Tech University Power Point presentation (723EM0054-055).

Army Combat Photographer DASPO (723EM0134).
Moving Images
DASPO Footage: Vietnam (723VI0629).

DASPO: A Look Back (723VI0628).

Army Combat Photographer Archive (723VI0854) .

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