Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Herman Gilster Collection
Association
Counterpart Association
Collection Number
815
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Cold Storage Vault, Individual Collection G
Processed by
T. Lovelady, Apr. 2003[Updated: Sep. 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

Less than one linear feet of slides, photocopied images, and a book and CD copy of Herman Glister's book titled ^D<"Vietnam Diary: From Inside Air Force Headquarters^D>" document Glister's service in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Biographical Note

Herman Gilster graduated from West Point in 1953 and earned an MBA from the University of Denver in 1957 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in Economics in 1968. Gilster spent 27 years in the Air Force where his duties included being a B-47 commander in the Strategic Air Command; professor at the US Air Force Academy; and duty in operations research at the Seventh Air Force Headquarters in Saigon, Pacific Air Force Headquarters in Hawaii, and Air Force Headquarters in Washington DC. Also in his career, Gilster served as a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institute and Director of International Economic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is also a regular contributor to Air University Review and other journals. Information from the back cover of Vietnam Diary: From Inside Air Force Headquarters.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Descriptions of photographs
1
1
Indiv. G
Photocopies of photographs
printed descriptions of slides
Correspondence between Gilster and the Vietnam Archive

Separated Materials

Books
Vietnam Dairy: From Inside Air Force Headquarters by Dr. Herman Gilster (2005).
Slides
VAS021615 - VAS021720 (Vietnam - November 1969 - November 1970).
Electronic Media
Gilster's Vietnam Diary.

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