Robert S. McNamara: Finding Aids

Finding Aids describe whole collections, usually including a box or folder level inventory of the documents. They are a good way to quickly find large caches of documents on a single subject. To find individual documents, search the Virtual Archive http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/ using the keywords suggested on the introduction page.

Below is a list of finding aids and collection descriptions. Click on Open Finding Aid to view the complete finding aid.

  • Collection #024
    • Larry Berman Collection (Presidential Archives Research)
    • Collection Size: 26.0 ft.
    •  Approximately 52 linear feet of documents collected by Larry Berman from Presidential archives, including the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, and the National Archives document various aspects of Presidential and United States' policies during the Vietnam Conflict. Documents have a date range of 1954-1995, with the bulk of the documents originating from the war era (1954-1975). Documents... (more
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  • Collection #025
    • Larry Berman Collection (Westmoreland v. CBS)
    • Collection Size: 12.0 ft.
    •  Approximately 18 linear feet of manuscript documents detail various aspects of the 1984 libel case filed by William C. Westmoreland against the CBS Inc., et al. The date range of this material is from 1967-1985, though the vast majority of the collection comes from the period 1982-1985. The documents in this collection are in good to excellent condition and are organized by subject and alphabeti... (more
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  • Collection #038
    • Calvin Chapman Collection
    • Collection Size: 4.0 ft.
    •  Over four linear feet of documents, books, photographs, slides, maps, posters, museum objects, moving images, audio, newsletters and periodicals document the service of Calvin Chapman as a medical doctor during his tour-of-duty in Vietnam. The collection is divided into major sections including: personal papers, Chapman Medical Classes, General Subject Files, Humanitarian Aid in Vietnam, Medic... (more
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  • Collection #041
    • Central Intelligence Agency Collection
    • Collection Size: 8.0 ft.
    •  Eight linear feet of declassified documents of the United States Central Intelligence Agency document the Vietnam War, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia. The date range is from 1959 to 1987 (bulk 1962-1973). They contain situation reports of South Vietnam and Laos, (some monthly, others weekly); intelligence reports on North Vietnam or on special topics such as air capability; memoranda and other comm... (more
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  • Collection #056
    • United States Congressional Documents Collection
    • Collection Size: 3.0 ft.
    •  The Congressional Documents Collection contains Congress and House of Representative reprints of committee reports, hearings and special sessions on a variety of topics. The material has been taken from a variety of sources though the base collection came from the Douglas Pike Collection donated to the Vietnam Archive between 1994-1997. The remainder of the collection came from individual donat... (more
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  • Collection #077
    • William Duiker Collection
    • Collection Size: 2.7 ft.
    •  Approximately three linear feet of books, periodicals, articles and manuscript documents detail Dr. William Duiker's research of various aspects of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people during and after the Vietnam Conflict. All materials range from the war era up through the 1990s. The document collection is divided up into four series. The first series includes information on the Vietnam Communis... (more
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  • Collection #107
    • Glenn Helm Collection
    • Collection Size: 12.0 ft.
    •  Over 12 linear feet of documents, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, press releases, books, photographs, a map, periodicals, microforms and artifacts document various issues related to the Vietnam Conflict and the history of Indochina. Operational and intelligence reports, logistical and medical studies, Congressional hearings, political, economic and cultural materials, papers by individuals, group... (more
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  • Collection #1127
    • Garnett Bell Collection
    • Collection Size: 75.1 ft.
    •  POW / MIA research material; National Vietnam Research Center Office Files; correspondence; Defense intelligence Agency documents; Foreign Broadcast Information Service documents; POW / MIA fact-books; Indochina monographs; Viet Cong / North Vietnamese Army glossaries; CICV documents; photocopied and hand written notes; and other miscellaneous documents. Non-manuscript material includes books, pho... (more
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  • Collection #1254
    • Van Michael Davidson Collection
    • Collection Size: 4.0 ft.
    •  Photocopied articles and clippings, correspondence with Secretary of the Navy James Webb, Presidents Nixon and Reagan and other government officials; Information on Vietnam Veterans memorial fund, 1981; Information on Louisiana Vietnam Veterans Memorial fund, 1984-1986; unpublished manuscript: A Journey to Geneva, A Vietnam Memoir by Van Davidson (2000); Legacies of Vietnam: Comparative Adjustmen... (more
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  • Collection #1351
    • John B. O'Donnell Collection (USOM/Office of Rural Affairs, Saigon)
    • Collection Size: 1.5 ft.
    •  Far East Training Center papers, United States Agency for International Development papers, Revolutionary Development and Rural Construction papers, Southeast Asia Development Advisory Group papers, Vietnam Information Notes from the United States Department of State, University of California Library Holdings on Vietnam, Classroom syllabi, News clippings and photocopied articles, photographs, and ... (more
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  • Collection #162
    • Burch Collection (National Vietnam Veterans Coalition (NVVC) Collection)
    • Collection Size: 7.5 ft.
    •  The National Vietnam Veterans Coalition (NVVC), was founded in 1984 to provide a unifying voice for numerous single -issue Vietnam Veterans groups across the nation. The NVVC in the early 1990s has a membership of 78 smaller Vietnam veterans organizations which represent 325,000 individuals. Through the NVVC they are able to mount considerable politic al force at the national level. The founde... (more
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  • Collection #1759
    • Barry & Margaret Zorthian Collection
    • Collection Size: 17.1 ft.
    •  Over 20 Linear feet of photographs, audio cassettes, audio reels, video reels, VHS and videocassette tapes, periodicals, books, maps, posters, museum artifacts, oral history transcripts, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, official military records and reports, bibliographies, PSYOP guides, pamphlets, booklets, congressional hearings and committee reports, correspondence and handwritten NYU no... (more
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  • Collection #180
    • Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Cartoons
    • Collection Size: 1.0 ft.
    •  The Cartoon Section of the Douglas Pike Collection consists mostly of political cartoons related to the Vietnam War. Many of the cartoons are from the period of the war itself, but some are post-1975 including the 1990s. The cartoons are organized topically, with by far the largest division being the general category of those which deal with the war itself. This section includes a small book ti... (more
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  • Collection #213
    • Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations
    • Collection Size: 31.0 ft.
    •  The contents of this unit are reportorial in nature covering the day to day events of the war from the perspective of combat operations. The tone of these materials is to relate what happened on the battlefields of Vietnam with little analysis as to why certain policies were followed or how successfully they were pursued.. Since combat operations are conducted in an arena influenced by political... (more
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  • Collection #239
    • Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 11 - Monographs
    • Collection Size: 12.0 ft.
    •  Unit 11, monographs, of the Douglas Pike Collection contains monographs covering a wide range of topics in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia. The finding aid for this collection is divided into two sections each organizing the collection in a different way. The first section, documents, lists all of the monographs in order with a corresponding document number, prov... (more
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  • Collection #328
    • Vietnam Veterans Institute Collection
    • Collection Size: 5.0 ft.
    •  Approximately five linear feet of materials detail the various issues associated with the Vietnam Veterans Institute. The collection is divided into five categories: Administrative Files, Individual Files, Life Time Service Award, Conferences and General Files. The Administrative Files section contains general file titles arranged alphabetically on subjects directly related to the Vietnam Veter... (more
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  • Collection #350
    • William Prochnau Westmoreland v. CBS Collection
    • Collection Size: 18.0 ft.
    •  Approximately 18 linear feet of microfilm, oral histories, correspondence, legal documents, book articles, military administrative documents, articles, transcripts, and other miscellaneous documents detail the 1984 William Westmoreland v. CBS libel case. The materials range in date from 1967 to 1985 and are organized by subject and alphabetized accordingly. Each folder is then arranged chronolog... (more
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  • Collection #573
    • Curtis Peoples Collection
    • Collection Size: 4.0 ft.
    •  Less than one linear foot of documents and research material regarding Malaysia, strategic hamlets, and Vietnamese villages from Peoples' Master of Arts thesis, camcorder video tapes, maps, books, negatives from a trip to Vietnam made by Peoples in 2000, 2 CD-ROMs (173rd Infantry Brigade Reunion and a recorded radio transmission from a helicopter in Vietnam in 1967), artifacts (shoulder insignia),... (more
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