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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Douglas Pike Collection: Indochina Archive

Douglas Eugene Pike, undated (va009049)

The finding aid, or collection inventory, for the Douglas Pike Collection: Indochina Archive is now available online.  This collection is over 234 linear feet, and primarily consists of newspaper clippings and periodicals, covering political, social, and economical issues of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), a.k.a. North Vietnam, and later the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV), present day Vietnam, from 1929-2001, with the bulk being from the mid 1960s-1980s. The clippings deal with a large variety of topics, ranging from foreign relations, economy, armed forces, legal issues, ethnic groups, refugees, to reeducation.

When Professor Pike moved from Berkeley to Texas Tech in the mid-1990’s, this portion of his collection remained behind to be maintained and administered by the University of California.  In 2009 the University contacted the Vietnam Center and Archive about transferring the remainder of the collection to Texas Tech to reunite the complete Pike collection.  In late 2009 the collection was brought to Texas Tech and processed, resulting in the Indochina Archive collection.

The collection is available to researchers in the Reading Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections library during our normal business hours.  Questions about the collection can be addressed to our Reference Archivist at

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