Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Michael Sheets Collection
Collection Number
987
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-S, Cold Storage Vault, Photograph and Slide Collections
Processed by
M. E. Mclain, Jul. 2002[Updated: Jan. 2010 by K. Conness]
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

Twenty-seven films created by the Department of Defense Motion Picture Team in 1969, approximately 80 photographs, including 12 proof sheets and caption data sheets created by Michael Sheets document U.S. military activities in Vietnam, October 1968 and undated.

Biographical Note

Captain Sheets served with the 221st Signal Company, 69th Signal Battalion from September 1968-1969 in the Republic of Vietnam. He spent the first three months of his Vietnams service as a photo team leader and the rest of his tour as OIC US Army Team 'A', Department of Defense Motion Picture Team, under the operational control of MACV Office of Information. His MOS (8500, 8510 - Pictorial Officer, Motion Picture Director) allowed for extensive travel throughout all of the Republic of Vietnam. He then worked with the Hawaii detachment of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office from September 1969 to June 1972, where he served as OIC, photo team leader and detachment commander. He also had TDY assignments to the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and the Republic of Vietnam.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
NEWSFILM RELEASE , January 17, 1969 to October 29, 1969
1
1
Individual Collections S
Deptartment of the Army, Information Sheet, October 1970
Newspaper article, Agent Orange Victims Sought, January 22, 1980
Letter from Michael Sheets, September 25, 1981
Letter from Michael Sheets, June 24, 2002
Deptartment of Defense, NEWSFILM RELEASE (2 copies), undated
Julian Date Calender Chart (for Leap & Perpetual Years) , undated
Army Alpha (DOD Motion Picture Team) cover sheet, undated
Photo captions for VA030159
2
Photo captions for VA030160
3
Photo captions for VA030161
4
Photo captions for VA030165
5
Photo captions for VA030166
6
Department of Defense, NEWSFILM RELEASES, March 26, 1969 to June 23, 1969
7

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA030159 - VA030237.
Slides
VAS014046 - VAS014529.
Moving Images
(0648) Indiana Guard.

(0649) USAID Housing Development.

(0650) Electrification.

(0651) Jetty.

(0652) Biggest Ship.

(0653) Hard Hat Diver.

(0654) Divers.

(0654) Karate Training.

(0655) Floating Health Center.

(0656) Mobile Information.

(0657) Blood Donors.

(0658) Blood Donors.

(0659) Thai Radar Controller.

(0660) Thai-US Radar.

(0661) Fire Rescue.

(0662) HH43 Pedro Firefight (Rescue).

(0663) Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan.

(0664) Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan.

(0665) Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan.

(0666) HELO (Floating Aircraft Engine) Repair Ship.

(0667) AFKN (TV & Radio Keep Troops in Korea Informed and Entertained).

(0668) Soldier Dog TMS Along Korean DMZ.

(0669) Mountain Climbing Taught at Camp Casey, Korea.

(0670) Red Cross Inspects POW Camp.

(0671) Inchon Bay.

(0672) V.C. Weed Killer.

(0673) Miscellaneous Footage.

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