Approximately five linear feet of photographs, negatives, slides, museum objects, Ogden Williams' personal files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, Vietnamese currency, essays, Chieu Hoi material, and an oral history interview by Harry Maurer with Ogden Williams document Ogden Williams career in the Foreign Service, particularly his time with USAID, as Director of the Chieu Hoi Program from 1966 to 1969, and as Director of the Vietnam Training Center in Washington D.C..
Ogden Williams was born on 22 January 1920. From 1942-1946 Williams served in the Army Air Force ferrying aircraft from the United States. Following his tour with the Army Air Force, Williams received his degree and practiced law. From 1951 to 1964 Williams served in various U.S. government positions overseas, including 1956 and 1957 when he was stationed in Saigon. During 1964 Williams was the Director of Field Operations of U.S.A.I.D. in Vietnam. Followed by his service in Vietnam, he became the Deputy Director of U.S. A.I.D. in Tunisia. From 1966-1971, Williams was the Director of the Chieu Hoi program in Vietnam. Following his service in Vietnam, Williams became the Director of the Vietnam Training Center in Washington D.C. In 1974, Williams retired from the Federal Government and returned to Vietnam to try to get some of his friends in Vietnam out before the communist overran the South.
"Last Trip to Vietnam (April 4-22, 1975)" by Ogden Williams
"The Chieu Hoi Program in South Vietnam, 1963-1971" by J.A. Koch
"Chieu Hoi: A U.S. Pacification Program in VIetnam Revisited, 1963-1972" by Jeannine Swift
"The Dark Night of the Hmong"
"Journey's End: The Future of the Hmong" by Thaokay Nhiavuthao
60 Minutes transcript "Our Secret Army"
"Hanoi in My Time" by John Colvin
Memo: "Chieu Hoi Operation Memorandum No. 1/69: Administration and Operation of the Armed Propaganda Teams"
Chieu Hoi Program: 1967 Year End Report
"Effects of Tet Offensive on the Cheu Hoi Program"
"Chieu Hoi Returnees During the Tet Offensive"
"The Kit Carson Scout Program 1966-1968"
"Cheu Hoi Division: Sector Plan, 1968:
"The Communist Paradise"
"The Loss of South Vietnam: Some Facts and Perceptions" by Bui Diem
"This is Everday Vietnamese"
pamphlet "Hearing before the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives: Use of Chemical Agents in Southeast Asia since the VIetnam War (12 December 1979)
Statement of Thomas D. Davies, Assistant Director, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency before the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives, concerning Allegations of the use of Chemical Warfare in Southeast Asia
Statement of Mr. Tou Yi Vang before the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives, concerning Chemical Warfare in Indochina
Statement for the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Evelyn Colber
U.S. Delegation-Four Party Joint Military Team
"Re-education in Vietnam (A report from Saigon from a graduate)"
"The French Experience"
Ogden Williams CV and Resume
Oral History interview conducted by Harry Maurer with Ogden Williams
Ogden Williams Personnel File
Republic of Vietnam Medal of Honor awarded to Ogden Williams
Correspondence regarding the Chieu Hoi Program
Correspondence from Williams at the Vietnam Training Center
Correspondence, Personal 1970
Correspondence from Williams at the Vietnam Training Center (January-June 1970)
Correspondence (July-December 1970)
Correspondence from Williams at the Vietnam Training Center (January-June 1971)
Correspondence, Personal 1971
Correspondence (assorted dates)
Correspondence (assorted dates)
North Vietnamese paper flag
materials removed from scrapbook
photo enclosures from Vietnam
negative enclosures from Vietnam
Ogden Williams personnel file from World War II
Ogden Williams passports (1962-1997)
Material from Ogden Williams time in India
New Yorker magazine article, "Letter from South Vietnam"
National Geographic article, " South Vietnam Fights the Red Tide"
National Geographic article, "Passage to Freedom in Vientam" (June 1955)
newspaper and magazine articles
World War II-related correspondence
World War II orders & documents
World War II flight book
Tunisia USAID flight log, 1966
Vietnam-related correspondence, 1963-1978
Vietnam-related correspondence, 1971-1987
Miscellaneous Vietnam correspondence
Ogden Williams' perspectives on various Vietnam war-related issues
Hmong refugee documents
"The Kit Carson Scout Program, 1966-1968" prepared by Chieu Hoi Division, MACCORDS Saigon, 18 January 1968
"Vietnamese Smorgasbord - Only an Appetizer" - languge skills workbook
"Getting to Know Vietnam: Modular Vietnamese" (Pioneer Edition) - Foreign Service Institute, 1970
Modular Vietnamese - "Getting Around in Saigon" & Miscellaneous language workbook pages
Evaluation & Awards of Ogden Williams in VIetnam
Vietnam Documentation [*One document has been photocopied with the original placed in RESTRICTED ACCESS due to personal information]
"Vietnam - Vital Issues in the Great Debate", prepared and published by the Foreign Policy Association, 1966
60 Minutes: "Our Secret Army" - Produced by Barry Lando, 4 March 1979
West Virginia-related correspondence and documents
Recollections of service in India and meeting Che Guevara
International Human Assistance Programs (IHAP) correspondence - Chad
Israel/Middle East issues correspondence
South American-related correspondence
Miscellaneous correspondence and documentation
Personal records and resume of Ogden Williams
Newspaper and magazine clippings, various dates
Magazines and newspapers
newspapers from the New Hebrides
Vanuaaku Viewpoints (20 September 1979)
Niu Hebridis Art Festivol Nius Leta (October 1979)
Tru Toktok: Journal du parti Federal des Nouvelles Hebrides (27 September 1979)
Nabanga (7 July 1979, 8 September 1979, 22 September 1979, 29 September 1979, 6 October 1979)
A souvenir photoalbum presented by the director, members and returnees of the Reception Directorate, Chieu Hoi Program, March 1969
Preservation photocopies of Ogden Williams' scrapbook of Europe, 1951-1952. The original scrapbook was scanned and then dismantled after to preserve the photographs.
Original pages of Williams' scrapbook of Europe, 1951-1952: Photographs have been removed and separated for preservation.
Thirteen rolled and/or damaged photographs
New Hebrides: Efate.New Hebrides: The Road to Independence.
VA040994-VA041427. VA041790-VA041804. VA049431 - VA049514: approximately 500 photos of Vietnam and surrounding areas.VA051423 - VA051516: 96 photographs of Europe 1951.VA051517 - VA051563: 47 photographs of Germany, 1953.VA051564 - VA051590: 27 contact/proof sheets.VA051591 - VA051623: 32 photographs of India.VA051624 - VA051944: 321 photographs of Vietnam.13 rolled/damaged photographs [Located in Box 6 in Collection Inventory].VAN012450-VAN015022: negatives of Vietnam and surrounding areas.VA064133 - VA064168.
VAS033641 - VAS033645: Hmong children.VAS033638 - VAS033640, VAS033646, VAS048455 - VAS049409.132 general Vietnam slides.30 slides of 1971 trip to Vietnam & India.27 slides of escape from Vietnam, 1975.33 slides of Macau, China, 1978.78 slides of Thailand and China, 1978.49 slides of China, 1978.27 slides of New Hebrides, 1979.39 slides of a 1981 fair.435 miscellaneous slides.
Regional Aeronical Chart (Iceland) (stored in map section 12, drawer 15).U.S. Army Air Forces Special Air Navigation Chart: Newfoundland to Northwest Africa (stored in map section 12, drawer 15).New Hebrides Condominium Des Nouvelles-Hebrides (stored in map section 12, drawer 15).
Chieu Hoi (stored in map section 12, drawer 15).
1525museum3046: PAA Ferries Inc pin.1525museum3047: USAID Medal.1525museum3048: Ogden Williams' dog tag.1525museum3049: Chieu Hoi pin.1525museum3050: Foreign Service Institute (VTC) pin.1525museum3051: Pin with a water buffalo head.1525museum3053: PAA Ferries Inc pin.1525museum3054: 25 years of government service pin.1525museum3055: Small USAID pin.1525museum3056: 5 Dong coin.1525museum3057: Unidentified colorful pin with yin and yang and two lions.1525museum3058: German Rentenmark.1525museum3059: Eastern Construction Company plaque.1525museum3060: Jeppesen navigational plotter.
1525EM0387: Scans of Ogden Williams' scrapbook of Europe, 1951-1952.
1525VI1959: First trip to Vinh Long 1963.1525VI1960: Pleiku II.1525VI1961: AP Bac drilling April 1962.1525VI1962: Buddist #2.1525VI1963: People in Saigon May 1964.1525VI1964: March-June 1963 Helicopters in Dalat, 1st Busshist Silent Demonstration.1525VI1965: 1963 View from Apartment.1525VI1966: Vinh Long Operation May 1963.1525VI1967: Saigon Buddhist and Catholic demonstrations May 1964.1525VI1968: November 1 Revolution morning after (1963).1525VI1969: 1963 Saigon funeral, birds and street scenes.1525VI1970: Pleiku National Day.1525VI1971: Trip to Phu Bai.1525VI1972: Ogden Williams on tour at Hien Vuong.1525VI1973: 1968 trip to Phi Yen.1525VI1974: Bad.1525VI1975: September-November 1963 coup.1525VI1976: May 1964.1525VI1977: Tay Ninh June 1964.1525VI1978: Trip to Phu Bai.1525VI1979: Vinh Binh trip.1525VI1980: House July 1965.1525VI1981: Landing at Hhan Son Nhut.1525VI1982: Saigon.1525VI1983: Kids in movies in Saigon.1525VI1984: Saigon Parade, November 1967.1525VI1985: Overthrow of Diem, Vietnam 1963.1525VI2398: Tokyo (8mm film) [D143.1].1525VI2394: Mexico - Cholula, Cancun - Tape 1 (8mm film) [D143.1].1525VI2400: Mexico - Cholula, Cancun - Tape 2 (8mm film) [D143.1].