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LBJ Library ND 19/CO 312

June 1991 CO 312

VIETNAM

Materials Available for Research on the Vietnam War

This list includes only those collections which have been opened for research in part or in whole. As additional collections are processed, they will be added to this list.

Most of the Library's Vietnam material dated 1961-66 has been processed and either opened for research or made subject to mandatory declassification review requests by researchers. While a significant amount of Vietnam material dated 1967-68 has been opened for research or made subject to mandatory review, a substantial portion has not yet been processed.

In addition to this list of suggested materials on Vietnam, which is updated periodically, the Library has also prepared brief lists of material available for research on the following related subjects and individuals: Vietnam, the Media, and Public Support for the War; Anti-War Activities; the President's Johns Hopkins Speech (4/7/65); the President's 1966 Asian Trip; Laos; Dean Rusk; McGeorge Bundy; Walt W. Rostow; William Fulbright; and Mike Mansfield. Researchers interested in Agency for International Development programs in Vietnam and the Asian Development Bank should see the list of materials on Foreign Economic Policy during the Johnson Presidency: Foreign Aid, Food for Peace, and Third World Economic Development.

 

NATIONAL SECURITY FILE (NSF)

The National Security File was the working file of President Johnson's special assistants for national security affairs, McGeorge Bundy and Walt W. Rostow. Documents in this file originated in the offices of Bundy and Rostow and their staffs, in various executive departments and agencies, especially those having to do with foreign affairs and national defense, and in diplomatic and military posts around the world.

About one-half of the National Security File has been processed. Consult the finding aid in the Reading Room or borrow a copy by mail by writing to the Supervisory Archivist, LBJ Library, 2313 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78705. Those folders whose titles are preceded by an "X" or a date have been processed and their contents declassified in whole or in part. Lists of classified documents have been placed in those folders, and you may request mandatory declassification review of individual documents which have not yet been declassified in full. The appropriate forms may be requested in the Reading Room or by mail. Those folders not preceded by an "X" or a date are unprocessed and are not subject to mandatory declassification review. Consult with a member of the staff on the processing schedule.

NSF, Country File, Vietnam: About half of the 200,000 pages of material in the Vietnam Country File has been processed and either opened for research or made subject to mandatory declassification review. For a detailed outline of the Vietnam Country File, see the five-page appendix at the end of this list.

NSF, Country File: Material pertinent to the Vietnam War is found in a number of other country files, including those of Vietnam's neighbors and those of countries which sent troops to Vietnam or participated in peace negotiations.

More than 3,000 pages of State and Defense Department cables and CIA reports, mostly dated 1964, have been opened in the Laos Country File, while another 1,500 pages of material, dated 1963-65, have been opened in the Cambodia and Thailand Country Files. Other Country Files with pertinent material include those for Australia, China, France, Korea, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations.

NSF, National Security Council Histories: The NSC Histories are extremely useful compilations of documents. The NSC staff prepared the histories in 1968 by xeroxing key documents in the National Security File and other White House files. There are five NSC Histories on Vietnam, all of which have been processed and substantially declassified. All five histories include material documenting the developments leading up to the events on which they focus. The NSC History of the March 31st Speech, for instance, commences with the first day of the Tet offensive in January 1968, while the NSC History of the Deployment of the Major U.S. Forces, July 1965, begins in late December 1964.

1) GULF OF TONKIN ATTACKS, 1964, boxes 38-39.

For additional material on this subject, see: NSF, Country File, Vietnam, boxes 7, 76-77, 227-29; NSF, NSC Meetings File, box 1; NSF, Memos to the President, boxes 1-2; Meeting Notes File, box 1; Diary Backup, box 8; Papers of William Bundy, box 1; Papers of Edwin Moise, box 1; Papers of Paul Warnke, "McNTN VIII," box 4; Oral History Collection; Reference File (for appropriate folders, see the entry for the Reference File later in this list).

2) DEPLOYMENT OF MAJOR U.S. FORCES TO VIETNAM, JULY 1965, boxes 40-43.

For additional material on this subject, see NSF, Country File, Vietnam, boxes 12-20, 45- 46, 74-75, 190, 193-95, 198, 213; NSF, International Meetings and Travel File, boxes 28-29; NSF, NSC Meetings File, box 1; NSF, Memos to the President, boxes 2-4; Meeting Notes File, box 1; Papers of McGeorge Bundy, box 1; Papers of William Bundy, box 1; Papers of William Gibbons, boxes 1-2; Oral History Collection.

3) HONOLULU CONFERENCE, FEBRUARY 6-8, 1966, box 44.

For additional material on this subject, see NSF, International Meetings and Travel File, box 2; NSF, Country File, Vietnam, boxes 27-28; Papers of William Westmoreland, box 7; White House Central Files, TR 78, box 23; Diary Backup, box 28.

4) MANILA CONFERENCE AND PRESIDENT'S ASIAN TRIP, OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 2, 1966, boxes 45-46.

For additional material on this subject, see Diary Backup, box 48; White House Central Files, TR 100, boxes 28-33, and FO 7, boxes 66-68; Confidential File, TR 100, box 95, and FO 7, box 53; Confidential File, Oversize Attachments, boxes 171-72, 179-81; Statements of Lyndon Johnson, boxes 217-20; Papers of William Westmoreland, box 9.

5) MARCH 31st [1968] SPEECH, boxes 47-49.

For additional material on this subject, see Tom Johnson's Notes of Meetings, box 2; Meeting Notes File, box 2; Diary Backup, boxes 89-94; Papers of Clark Clifford, boxes 1-4; Papers of William Westmoreland, boxes 15-16; NSF, Country File, Vietnam, boxes 69-71, 93- 95, 127; NSF, NSC Meetings File, box 2; Cabinet Papers, boxes 12-13; Oral History Collection. For more material on the speech itself and reaction to it, see Statements of Lyndon Johnson, boxes 270-74; White House Central Files, SP 3-236, boxes 197-201; Confidential File, SP 3-236, box 89.

NSF, Head of State Correspondence: See box 12.

NSF, International Meetings and Travel File: Open files include material on McGeorge Bundy's trip to Vietnam in February 1965 (boxes 28-29), Senator Mansfield's November 1965 trip to Southeast Asia (box 32), the February 1966 Honolulu Conference (box 2), and the 1967 Guam Conference (boxes 12-14).

NSF, Speech File: Material on Vietnam is scattered throughout the 3 linear feet of material in this file. Box 7 includes a folder of "Drafts for Speeches on Vietnam," 1963- 65.

NSF, Agency File: Vietnam material can be found in, among other places, the "Helms Memoranda" folder in the CIA file, box 10; the Defense Department file, boxes 11-20; the JCS War Games file, boxes 30-33, which includes open material on Vietnam war games (Sigma I-64, Sigma II-64, and Sigma I-66); and the United Nations file, box 71, which includes material on Adlai Stevenson and Vietnam.

NSF, Name File: Material on Vietnam has been opened in the files of, among others, Chester Cooper, Dwight D. Eisenhower (see boxes 2 and 3), Michael Forrestal, Robert Ginsburgh, William Jorden, Robert Kintner, Robert W. Komer, John Roche, Donald Ropa, Walt Rostow, James Thomson, Vice President Humphrey, and Senators Fulbright and Mansfield.

NSF, Intelligence File: While largely unprocessed, this file includes open material on student unrest and antiwar activities in box 3, and on Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge in box 9. If you wish a separate list of research materials on antiwar activities (ND 7-2), consult with a member of the staff.

NSF, Subject File: For material concerning Vietnam, see the folders in boxes 41-43 on the 1964 Presidential campaign and on press appointments, contacts, and conferences.

NSF, National Intelligence Estimates: See boxes 5 and 7 for reports on Vietnam.

NSF, National Security Action Memorandums: Consult the folder title in the NSF finding aid for NSAMs concerning Vietnam. This file includes backup material for NSAMs.

NSF, National Security Council Meetings: This file, which contains summary notes for virtually all 75 official NSC meetings during the Johnson presidency, has been processed. Notes for a substantial number of Vietnam discussions have been declassified. See the NSF finding aid for a list of major topics of discussion at each meeting. The list, however, does not include every occasion on which Vietnam was discussed (see, for example, the meetings for February 7 and March 27, 1968). This file also includes backup material for some meetings.

NSF, Memos to the President: This chronologically arranged series consists of memoranda (with attachments) to the President from his national security advisers, McGeorge Bundy (11/63-2/66) and Walt W. Rostow (4/66-1/69). Bundy's file, located in boxes 1-6, has been processed, as have boxes 7-17 of Walt Rostow's file, covering the period from April 1966 to June 1967. Most of the Vietnam material in boxes 1-12 has been declassified. Processing of the rest of the 1967 file is underway. Check the NSF finding aid for an up-to-date list of open folders.

NSF, Files of McGeorge Bundy: While only partially processed, these files contain some excellent material on Vietnam, 1963-66, dealing with the "Teach-In," the President's Tuesday luncheons, White House meetings on Southeast Asia during May-August 1964, Vietnam speeches, and other topics. See boxes 1, 15-19.

NSF, Files of Walt W. Rostow: The first nine boxes of Rostow's files, which are only partially processed, deal mainly with Vietnam, 1966-69. For material on meetings with the President, see boxes 1-3. Box 5 contains folders on individuals such as William Westmoreland and Henry Cabot Lodge. Box 6 contains documents on Vietnam dated from April 1966 to December 1968, arranged in chronological order. For material on the peace negotiations, especially Pennsylvania, see box 9.

NSF, Files of Robert W. Komer (1966-1967): These files primarily reflect Komer's responsibilities from March 1966 to May 1967 as Special Assistant to the President in charge of pacification and other U.S. non-military programs in Vietnam. Included are Komer's memos to the President, back channel cables between Komer and William Porter in Saigon, and name and subject files. All 9 boxes have been processed.

NSF, Komer-Leonhart File (1966-1968): This subject file reflects the operation of the White House office for pacification and other U.S. non-military programs in Vietnam during 1966-68. The office was headed by Robert Komer and his successor, William Leonhart. Among the many topics are Chieu Hoi, economic stabilization, ICEX, land reform, pacification, police national development, port congestion, and postwar planning.

 

TOM JOHNSON'S NOTES OF MEETINGS

This collection includes notes for close to 120 meetings that President Johnson held with his senior civilian and military foreign policy advisers during 1967 and 1968, including 45 Tuesday luncheons. W. Thomas Johnson, who took the notes, has retained his copyright in these notes, but they are open for research.

In addition, the collection includes notes for more than 80 meetings that President Johnson held with House and Senate leaders, correspondents, his Cabinet, the National Security Council, businessmen, and other groups. These notes are not copyrighted.

The Vietnam War figures prominently in this collection. Three-fifths of the notes date from 1968. Of the remaining two-fifths, virtually all were taken at meetings held between July and December 1967, but five sets of notes date from June 1966 through June 1967. President Johnson attended all but one of the meetings for which there are notes in the collection. Tom Johnson served as Deputy Press Secretary under President Johnson from October 1967 through January 1969.

 

MEETING NOTES FILE

This collection includes notes for 100 of President Johnson's foreign policy meetings from 1963 through 1968, mostly with senior foreign policy advisers and Congressional leaders. Three-fourths of the meetings deal mainly with the Vietnam War. In addition, there are notes for 37 meetings at which Johnson discussed foreign affairs with correspondents.

The collection contains notes of the President's first meeting on Vietnam, on November 24, 1963, and extensive notes of meetings on the escalation of the war in July 1965 and on the 37-day bombing pause in December 1965 and January 1966. More than two-thirds of the collection, however, concerns meetings held in 1967 and 1968, including many important meetings on the Vietnam War.

 

WHITE HOUSE CENTRAL FILES (WHCF)

This permanent White House office was the main filing unit during the Johnson presidency, though not the primary file for foreign policy documents. Material was filed under 60 major subject headings, several of which are pertinent to Vietnam. The most important is ND 19/CO 312 (National Defense-Vietnam War). The seven and one-half feet of material in the executive portion of this file have been opened for research and are described in detail in volume II of the finding aid for WHCF. This file is especially useful for researchers interested in the domestic side of the war, including White House-Congressional relations and antiwar and prowar sentiment. Other relevant subject files in WHCF include: CO 312 (Vietnam); FG 600/Task Force on Vietnam Veterans; FG 721 (Southeast Asian Economic and Social Development Commission); FO 7/Vietnam (Meetings Regarding Vietnam); IT 80 (Asian Development Bank); ND 7-2 (Subversive Activities Control); ND 9 (Military Personnel); ND 9-2 (Casualties); ND 9- 4 (Conscription); PR 18 (Publicity); SP (Speeches--see the list of speeches in the WHCF Manual); TR 100 (Manila Conference, 10/67); TR 144 (Hawaii, 4/68); TR 145 (Camp David, 4/68); WH 5-1 (Mail, including Vietnam mail). For descriptions and box numbers, see the finding aid for WHCF.

 

WHITE HOUSE CENTRAL FILES - CONFIDENTIAL FILE (C.F.)

Security classified and other sensitive material sent to the White House Central Files was usually placed in the Confidential File, a separate file from WHCF but one which uses the same subject headings. This file is entirely processed, but portions are still classified. See the description above of WHCF for a list of pertinent subjects. ND 19/CO 312, in boxes 71-73, and CO 312, in boxes 12-13, are especially valuable. PR 18 (1963-65), box 83, includes some weekly NSC staff reports on Vietnam and East Asia. See also C.F. Oversize Attachments, box 169 (booklets with tabulations of senators and representatives who visited Vietnam), boxes 176- 77 (material on Southeast Asia, mainly 1964), and boxes 179-81 (material on the Manila Conference, 1966).

 

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT FILE

This file consists mainly of folders on individual Cabinet officials, aides, associates, and friends. Access to these files was strictly controlled by the President, and materials he deemed sensitive were filed here. The files on several individuals, including McGeorge Bundy, Clark Clifford, William Fulbright, Arthur Goldberg, Harry McPherson, Bill Moyers, John Roche, Walt Rostow, and Jack Valenti, contain material relating to Vietnam, though in most cases it is small in volume. Jack Valenti's files include his handwritten notes on Vietnam meetings, 1965-1966. Transcripts of his notes on Vietnam meetings can be found in box 1 of the Meeting Notes File.

 

CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGS ON VIETNAM

Periodically during the Johnson presidency, sizable groups of senators and congressmen were invited to the White House for briefings on foreign policy and other issues. The briefings were tape recorded, and in 1971 transcripts were prepared of those portions of the briefings dealing with Vietnam. In addition, audiotapes of a number of Secretary of State Dean Rusk's news conferences on Vietnam were transcribed. "Congressional Briefings on Vietnam," box 1 of 1, includes these transcripts. President Johnson spoke at most of the briefings on Vietnam, while Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara usually participated. The question-and-answer periods that normally followed the briefings are included in the transcripts. For more information, see the Special Files finding aid, volume 1.

 

PRESIDENT'S APPOINTMENT FILE (DIARY BACKUP)

This file of backup material for the President's appointments includes schedules, briefing materials, memoranda of conversations, and other sources. Organized by date, there is a folder for almost every day of the administration. Little Vietnam material was filed here during 1964 and 1965 (with some important exceptions, such as September 13, 1965), but for 1967 and 1968, Diary Backup is well worth perusing. See, for example, the notes of White House meetings on Vietnam filed under January 17, 1967, and October 31, 1968; and the material filed under November 2, 1967, and November 11, 1968, regarding key meetings on those days. The Diary Cards in the Reading Room provide an alphabetically arranged name index to the President's appointments. Once the date of an appointment has been determined, check the Diaries and Logs finding aid for the number of the appropriate box in Diary Backup.

 

HANDWRITING FILE

More than 15,000 pages of memos, notes, doodles, and other documents with Lyndon Johnson's handwriting (excluding material normally filed in the National Security File) were placed in a special Handwriting File during the Johnson presidency. Copies were frequently placed in the regular files, but some documents in this file cannot be found elsewhere (for example, the scratch pad notes collected by secretaries from the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room). The file is arranged chronologically, making it possible to check for material on Vietnam for certain days or during limited periods.

 

WHITE HOUSE FAMOUS NAMES

A small amount of Vietnam material is included in this collection. See the folders for John Steinbeck and "Kennedy, Robert F.--1968 Campaign." The latter includes notes of the President's meeting with RFK on April 3, 1968, during which Vietnam was discussed.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORIES

At the close of the Johnson administration, each department and agency was asked to prepare a history of its activities and accomplishments during the Johnson years. The histories consist of narratives with documentary supplements.

Agency for International Development: See pages 377-499 of volume I for a discussion of A.I.D. programs in Vietnam.

Council of Economic Advisers: See volume I, chapter 5, pages 39-40, for a discussion of the Cabinet Committee for the Coordination of Economic Planning for Post Vietnam.

Department of Defense: Volume IV (Manpower) discusses "Vietnam-Related Personnel Policies" on pages 45-62. Volume VIII (Public Affairs) discusses the "Special Assistant for Southeast Asia" on pages 17-25.

Office of Science and Technology: Volume II includes an 18-page narrative of "Activities Related to Vietnam" and many documents on Vietnam, the latter found mainly in Part B of volume II ("National Security").

Department of State: See chapter 8 of volume I in this administrative history, which was prepared in 1968, for a 280-page discussion of Vietnam.

United States Information Agency: See volume I, chapter 5, pages 42-59.

 

CABINET PAPERS

Discussions at Cabinet meetings often dealt with Vietnam. Minutes of the following meetings include material on Vietnam and are available for research in the Cabinet Papers: 2/11/65; 8/23/67; 9/6/67; 10/4/67; 10/18/67; 11/1/67; 11/15/67; 11/20/67; 1/31/68; 2/14/68; 2/28/68; 3/13/68; 4/3/68; 5/29/68; 6/12/68; 6/21/68; 6/26/68; 7/10/68; 7/31/68; 8/22/68; 9/5/68; 9/18/68; 12/4/68. For additional information on the Cabinet Papers, see the detailed description in the Special Files finding aid.

 

LEGISLATIVE BACKGROUND FILE

The Legislative Background File on the Asian Development Bank includes about 65 documents, dated 1965-1967. The Legislative Background File on the Tax Increase includes material on the impact of the Vietnam War on economic and tax policy.

 

PUBLIC OPINION MAIL - VIETNAM

The 50 cubic feet of material in this series consist principally of printed peace petitions, but also included is some correspondence. See the Public Opinion Mail finding aid for a list of available boxes. For a much more extensive collection of public mail regarding the war, see White House Central Files (WHCF), General ND 19/CO 312 (boxes 234-50, 255, 264, 270, 275, 284, 291, 294, and 307-10 have been opened). Public reaction to Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Vietnam can be found in WHCF, Gen FG 431/FRC. Public reaction to President Johnson's speeches on Vietnam can be found in SP (Speeches) in WHCF. Check the WHCF finding aid.

 

TASK FORCE REPORTS

The report of the 1967 Task Force on Vietnam Veterans, chaired by Robert McNamara, is available for research in box 26.

 

WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE FILES

For transcripts of background briefings on Vietnam, conducted by the White House Press Secretary and others, see box 80 (June 13 and June 29, 1964, February 8, April 7, May 13, May 26, and August 4, 1965); box 81 (January 15, February 7, May 3, June 16, and June 28, 1966); box 82 (March 21, March 30, and August 25, 1967); box 83 (November 13, 1967, February 18, March 16, July 19, July 20, and October 31, 1968); box 84 (June 13, 1965); box 85 (January 8, 1966); box 87 (November 13, 1967); box 88 (April 7, 1968); box 101 (seven folders on Vietnam, 1965-1966); box 104 (March 30, 1967); box 105 (March 17, 1967). For more information, see the finding aid for the White House Press Office Files.

Boxes 67-70 of this collection contain backup material on President Johnson's press conferences, including briefing papers, memoranda, and draft press releases.

 

VICE-PRESIDENTIAL SECURITY FILE

Boxes 1, 10, and 11 of this file include material on Vice President Johnson's trip to Vietnam and Southeast Asia in 1961. Material on Vietnam can also be found in boxes 4-6, which include notes and other material on NSC meetings for 1961-63 and memos to the Vice President on foreign policy issues from his aide, Colonel Howard Burris. For additional material on Vice President Johnson's 1961 trip to Vietnam, see also: Vice Presidential Papers, 1961 Subject File, "Public Activities, Travel," Box 108; National Security File, Files of McGeorge Bundy, Box 19, and International Meetings and Travel File, box 1; Vice-Presidential Daily Diary; and the Pre-Presidential Still Photograph Collection. There is also material on the trip in the Vice Presidential Travel File, but it was unprocessed as of June 1991.

 

SENATE PAPERS

Boxes 1194 and 1195 contain constituent mail regarding the "Indo-China Situation" in 1954. See also the National Security File, Country File, Vietnam, box 97, "Past Presidential Statements of USG Commitment in SEA 1953-1967."

 

CBS TELEVISION INTERVIEWS

This collection includes a transcript of Walter Cronkite's interview with Lyndon Johnson concerning "The Decision to Halt the Bombing." The interview aired on CBS television on 2/6/70. For more information, consult the Special Files Finding Aid, volume 1. A loan copy of the transcript is available by mail from the library.

 

DECLASSIFIED AND SANITIZED DOCUMENTS FROM UNPROCESSED FILES (DSDUF)

Occasionally, such as in connection with a court case, documents are declassified but the files from which they come remain unprocessed. Until the file is processed, the material is usually placed in this file. Boxes 2-4 of DSDUF consist entirely of material on Vietnam, most of it from the National Security File.

 

AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES

The audiovisual archives holds an extensive collection of still photographs, motion picture footage, audiotapes, and videotapes which document the involvement of the White House in the Vietnam War. Consult the audiovisual archivist for further information.

 

OFFICE FILES OF THE WHITE HOUSE AIDES

Many White House aides maintained office files of their own, separate from the White House Central Files. The files of each aide reflect his or her responsibilities. While few of the aides listed below had major responsibilities relating to Vietnam, the files of some, such as Douglass Cater, George Christian, and Harry McPherson, include valuable material. This list is by no means exhaustive but does include the major portion of the Vietnam material in the Aides Files.

If a folder listed below is not open for research, it will be processed upon request by a researcher. NUMBERS REFER TO BOX NUMBERS. TITLES REFER TO FOLDER TITLES.

NOTE: The Reference File, Vietnam, Box 1, includes copies of a substantial number of memos on Vietnam by Douglass Cater and Harry McPherson, and a small number of memos on Vietnam by Horace Busby, Eric Goldman, Richard Goodwin, Bill Moyers, Larry O'Brien, George Reedy, and Jack Valenti

 

Ceil Bellinger (These files contain mainly newsclippings, press releases, public statements, and printed matter.)

1 Asian Development Bank

15 SEATO

16 Tonkin-2

17 Vietnam-Civilian Program

17 Vietnam-Elections

17 Vietnam-Letters

17 Vietnam-Military

18 Vietnam-1968 Peace

18 Vietnam-Peace

19 Asian Trip-October through

November 2, 1966

19 Asian Trip-In General

19 Guam Trip-March 18, 1967

20 Westmoreland's Trip Home

20 Hawaiian Trip-1968

 

Horace Busby

3 Vietnam

3 Vietnam (8/5/64-Newhouse

Comm. Center Dedication)

3 Vietnam-Viet Cong Study

31 Vietnam (mostly printed matter)

 

Joe Califano

34 Why Vietnam (booklet)

57 Post Vietnam Planning

58 Vietnam

 

Douglass Cater (See also the 2 folders of "Douglass Cater Memos" on Vietnam in the Reference File, Vietnam, Box 1, which includes memos from the boxes noted below.)

13-17 Memos to the President

 

George Christian

1 Christian Notes '68

1 Notes on Meetings-

President 1967

1 News Briefing-Dept. of

State, 9/18/67

2 Statement by Dept. of State, 9/18/67

2 Face to Face-Evans,

Novak, Moyers, Good 2 Vietnam-Unclassified

2 Edwin Reischauer-Vietnam

4 Vietnam

12 Classified-George Christian

12 Vietnam Miscellaneous File

12 Honolulu Conference

 

James Gaither

50 Vietnam Demonstrations

(Draft Hershey, etc.)

199 1967-68 Task Force on

Vietnam Veterans

290 Facts & Figures: Vietnam

290 Vietnam--Not an "American

War"

290 Vietnam--The Search For Peace

290 Vietnam

311 Vietnam Era Veterans Bill #1 and 2

357 Vietnam

 

Ernest Goldstein

4 Veterans Groups [1967]

 

Richard Goodwin (See also the Reference File, Vietnam, Box 1.)

11 Vietnam

12 Vietnam-Major Speeches on

13 Vietnam Clippings March

1965 25 Vietnam Perspective-4 Part CBS News Special Reports

 

Robert Hardesty (Aides)

1 Vietnam-General I

2 Vietnam-General II

2 Vietnam and Guam I

2 Vietnam and Guam II

2 Vietnam Supplemental

24 Vietnam (November)

25 Vietnam

25 Vietnam May

25 Vietnam June

25 Vietnam July

25 Vietnam (August)

25 Vietnam (September)

25 Vietnam (October)

26 Vietnam (December)

 

Robert Hardesty (Personal)

14 Vietnam Booklet

 

Harry McPherson (See also the two folders of "Harry McPherson Memos on Vietnam" in the Reference File, Vietnam, Box 1.)

19 Asian Development Bank

28 Vietnam-1965

28 Vietnam-1966

28 Vietnam-1967 (Part I)

29 Vietnam-1967 (Part II)

29 Foreign Policy

30 Foreign Affairs/Relations

41 Guam Trip (19-20 March 1967)

41 Hawaii Trip (17-20 July 1968)

44 Rusk Testimony

52-53 Memoranda for the President

55 Honolulu Conference on Vietnam, 2/8/68

57 Southeast Asia

58 Vietnam

61 Briefing Book on Vietnam,

3/25/68

67 [Vietnam]

67 October 31, 1968 Speech Backup

67 Vietnam-1968

 

Charles Maguire (This material on Vietnam consists entirely of printed material and public statements.)

1 The Path to Vietnam by William P. Bundy

1 Why Vietnam

1 Vietnam Information Notes

1 Negotiation Attempts on Vietnam

1 The President's Remarks in San Antonio, Sept. 29, 1967

2 Toward Peace with Honor

3 Let No One Unleash the Dogs of War

12 Vietnam-Presidential Statements- Vol. I

18 Vietnam Speech Material

18 Speeches-Vietnam

 

Mike Manatos

10 Vietnam

 

Bill Moyers (See also the Reference File, Vietnam, Box 1.)

10-11 Memos to the President

12 BDM Memos

13 The Promise of the New

Asia

53 Memos to the President

81 Cambodia

82 Thailand

82 Southeast Asia

83 Vietnam-Daily Reports

(3 folders)

83 Vietnam Weekly Reports

83 JUSPAO Weekly Reports

101 JUSPAO Planning Office National Opinion Surveys, Vietnam

105 Republic of Vietnam-

Selected Personalities

106 Communication Factors of

Revolutionary Guerilla War

106 Looseleaf Binder From State on Vietnam

116 Exclusive Summary

132 Tonkin Gulf Attack

134 Vietnam-Economy

135 War Crimes Trials (Mock)

Matthew Nimetz

7 The Liberals and Vietnam, by John Roche

13 [Materials on Vietnam]

14 Post Vietnam Planning Committee- Crime Control & Education

14 Weekend of October 21

Lawrence O'Brien (See also the Reference File, Vietnam, Box 1)

8 Voter's Letter to President re Vietnam 39 Fulbright, Senator J.

William

Fred Panzer (Except for "Vietnam-Information Group," Box 427, this material consists almost entirely of newsclippings, press releases, public statements, news summaries, printed matter, and similar material.)

177 South Vietnam, 1966

180 LBJ Job Rating and Vietnam 1967

180 LBJ Job Rating and

Vietnam 1966

180 LBJ Job Rating and

Vietnam 1965

180 LBJ Job Rating and

Vietnam 1963-1964

182 Vietnam

187 LBJ and Foreign Policy

Process, 1937-1965

195 President Johnson's

Remarks on Vietnam,

1/67-6/67

196 President Johnson's

Remarks on Vietnam,

1/66-6/9/66

(4 folders)

320 Asia

360 Fulbright vs. LBJ

361 Fulbright, William J.

(2 folders)

361 Fulbright (2 folders)

365 Hanoi

379 Henry Cabot Lodge

389 Foreign Affairs-Near East

and Southeast Asia

400 Asian Trip

401 Press Review on LBJ Withdrawal

401 LBJ-Reaction to Withdrawal

401 LBJ-Reaction to 3/31/68 Speech

401 LBJ-Reactions to San

Antonio Speech

414 SEATO

422 USIS-Articles on Vietnam

425 Vietnam Backgrounder

Fred Panzer (cont.)

 

426 Vietnam Kit

426 Vietnam-Military,

427 Vietnam-Military, 2

427 Vietnam-Key Statement-

Chronology

427 Vietnam-Information Group

428 Vietnam-Congress

428 GOP Viet Position/Romney Hatfield/Brook

428 Vietnam (Correspondence)

428 Magazine Articles on Vietnam

429 Television Scripts on

Vietnam

429 Vietnam Peace Plans

(May 1968)

430 Viet-Other Powers-Aid to

Vietnam

430 Vietnam-Pacification Program

430 Foreign Reactions to War and U.S. Policy

430 Viet.-U.S. Economic Aid to S. Vietnam

430 Vietnam-Veterans

430 CO 312 Publications

(Vietnam)

431 Viet. (Elections) and

Politics

431 Vietnam-Peace Plans

433 Vietnam Roundup

434 Westmoreland

499 Vietnam

542 [Miscellaneous Materials

Dealing with Polls and

Reaction about Vietnam]

John E. Robson and Stanford G. Ross

 

16 Post Vietnam Planning (2 folders)

 

William Sparks

 

13 Laos

21 Thailand

22 Vietnam-Civilian Awards

22 Vietnam War Veterans

 

Irving Sprague

 

7 Vietnam

8 H.R. Res 1052 (Vietnam Job Preference)

Marvin Watson

 

29 Roche, John-Memos

32 Vietnam (2 folders)

 

Ben Wattenberg

 

23 Asia Article

 

Henry Wilson

 

10 Vietnam

16 Vietnam

 

PAPERS OF ARTHUR W. BARBER

These papers include Barber's memorandum recording his recollections concerning "The Bay of Tonkin Investigation."

 

PAPERS OF McGEORGE BUNDY

This collection consists of photocopies of national security adviser McGeorge Bundy's very informal, handwritten notes of President Johnson's foreign policy advisory meetings, together with notes of Bundy's conversations with others, his notes to himself, drafts of memos, and other material. While the collection has not yet been systematically processed, notes covering some 100 days during the period from August 1964 through February 1966, all dealing with Vietnam, have been opened for research. Box 1 includes notes for 1964-65, while box 2 includes notes for 1966.

Many of the notes are fragmentary and sketchy. Bundy rarely attempted to record the entire discussion at a meeting, but he frequently sought to reproduce the key comments of President Johnson ("P" or "LBJ"), Secretary of State Dean Rusk ("DR"), Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ("RSM"), and others. In so doing, Bundy often captured the flavor of their comments, questions, and concerns more fully than formal notes. For many important meetings on Vietnam, Bundy's notes are the only notes in the holdings of the LBJ Library, since no one was assigned the job of taking notes for the record.

 

PAPERS OF WILLIAM P. BUNDY

This collection consists of William Bundy's 1,091-page unpublished manuscript on the shaping of U.S. policy in Vietnam, 1961-65, written in 1969-72. Accompanying the manuscript is Bundy's letter of July 3, 1986, in which he comments that the manuscript should not be taken as his final thoughts. Bundy served in the Defense Department from 1961-64 and was Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs from 1964-69.

 

PAPERS OF THE CAPITAL LEGAL FOUNDATION

This collection consists of files generated by the Capital Legal Foundation while providing legal counsel for General William C. Westmoreland in his lawsuit against CBS, Inc. The files total 115 feet plus 212 videotapes. Included are trial transcripts and exhibits, affidavits, depositions, hearing transcripts, declassified documents, newsclippings, and other material.

Boxes 1-22, which contain copies of documents declassified for the trial, have been processed and opened for research. Originated primarily by CIA and several components of the Department of Defense, including MACV (Military Assistance Command, Vietnam), the documents are described in detail in the Personal Papers finding aid. Other boxes in the collection, as listed in the original 83-page accession record available in the Reading Room, can be made available to researchers after an archivist has reviewed them for classification markings. The accession record does not, however, provide very helpful information about the contents of many boxes, since folders are frequently identified by numbers only.

 

PAPERS OF WARREN CHRISTOPHER

Reflecting Warren Christopher's activities as Deputy Attorney General in 1967-68, these papers include materials on antiwar activities. Box 8 has a folder on "Anti-Vietnam Demonstrations, October 21-22, 1967." Consult the folder title list in the Personal Papers finding aid for additional material.

 

PAPERS OF RAMSEY CLARK

Box 136 of these papers includes a folder of material on Vietnam, dated 1965-68. During the Johnson presidency, Ramsey Clark served successively as Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Acting Attorney General, and Attorney General. See the Ramsey Clark Papers finding aid for a folder title list.

 

PAPERS OF CLARK CLIFFORD

Boxes 1-6 of these papers deal exclusively with Vietnam and reflect Clark Clifford's role in the re-evaluation of Vietnam policy in early 1968 and his involvement in the war as Secretary of Defense from March 1968 to January 1969. Included are his handwritten notes and files on his July 1968 trip to Vietnam and on the Paris negotiations during October and November 1968. The Library is currently processing selected folders in boxes 7-26 of Clifford's papers, all of which reflect his responsibilities as Secretary of Defense. Check the Personal Papers finding aid for an up-to-date list of open folders. Note particularly the 5 folders on Vietnam in box 26.

 

PAPERS OF MRS. W.D. CRAIG

This collection consists of 14 letters written by David Craig while he was a medical pilot in Vietnam, plus 255 photographs of Vietnam and Hong Kong.

 

PAPERS OF WILLIAM CONRAD GIBBONS

This collection consists of documents from State Department and Defense Department files which were declassified at the request of William Gibbons and used in the preparation of his multivolume study, The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War: Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships. Box 1 contains State Department documents dated from 1960 through July 1965. Included in box 2 is Deputy Secretary of Defense Cyrus Vance's cable of July 17, 1965, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

 

PAPERS OF EDWIN E. MOISE

This collection, donated by Professor Edwin Moise of Clemson University, contains copies of the Combat Information Center logs, the Quartermaster logs, and the Deck logs for the U.S.S. Maddox and the U.S.S. Turner Joy during early August 1964, including August 4, the day of the second Gulf of Tonkin incident.

 

PAPERS OF DAVID NES

This small collection includes several documents that reflect Nes' role as Deputy Chief of Mission (under Henry Cabot Lodge) in Saigon in 1964.

 

PAPERS OF DREW PEARSON

Five folders of material on Vietnam, dated 1961-68, are open for research in the Papers of Drew Pearson. The material consists of newspaper and periodical clippings, letters to Drew Pearson from American and Vietnamese citizens, wire service reports, and column notes by Pearson and his correspondents. The material in located in boxes G 301 (3 of 3) and G 302 (1 of 3).

 

PAPERS OF WALT W. ROSTOW

One folder, entitled "Southeast Asia," has been opened. Located in box 13, the folder includes memoranda and other material written by Walt Rostow in 1964 and 1965, while he was chairman of the Policy Planning Council in the Department of State.

 

PAPERS OF PAUL C. WARNKE (INCLUDING JOHN McNAUGHTON FILES)

The first 8 of the 9 boxes in this collection consist of the files of John McNaughton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Most of McNaughton's material is dated 1964-67, and all of it deals with Vietnam. The last box includes memoranda and other material on Vietnam reflecting Paul Warnke's activities as McNaughton's successor. See the Personal Papers finding aid for a folder title list.

 

PAPERS OF WILLIAM C. WESTMORELAND

This collection reflects General Westmoreland's service as Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1964-68, and as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, 1968-72. Approximately one-third of the 26 linear feet of material consists of General Westmoreland's "History Backup" and "History File," a chronological file containing his diary of daily activities, schedules, memoranda, cables, press reports, and other material. This portion of the collection is open for research and is found in boxes 1-21. Also open for research are 1) a series of press clippings on individuals and topics related to military and foreign affairs, located in boxes 21-29; Charles MacDonald's interviews with General Westmoreland and other military officers, boxes 30-31; and 3) Westmoreland's notes on "Fonecons," 1968-70, boxes 31-32. Processing of additional portions of the collection is underway, including General Westmoreland's "Eyes Only Message File," 1964-68, located in boxes 33-40. Consult the Personal Papers finding aid for an up-to-date list of open material.

 

LETTERS FROM VIETNAM VETERANS

This collection consists of more than 130 pages of personal letters written home to family members and friends by soldiers serving in Vietnam. The letters were donated to the Library in response to a request from the curator of the LBJ Library that appeared in the Summer 1989 issue of the magazine, Vietnam. The Library hopes to attract additional donations.

 

RECORDS OF THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS

See reel 63 of this microfilm collection for a file on Vietnam.

 

RECORDS OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE

Boxes 130 through 140 of the Research Division files contain material on Vietnam. See the DNC box list for more detailed information.

 

RECORDS OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE

This collection includes the records of the Chicago Study Team Investigation. This study team, headed by Daniel Walker, investigated the disturbances at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, August 1968. See the Federal Records finding aid (for Commission Records) for more information.

 

BDM STUDY - THE STRATEGIC LESSONS LEARNED IN VIETNAM

The BDM Corporation of McLean, Virginia, prepared this study under contract to the Department of the Army. The study was completed in April 1980. It was declassified and released in March 1981.

For information on the members of the BDM senior review panel (among whom were William E. Colby, U. Alexis Johnson, and Peter Braestrup), see page 155 of Larry Berman's Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam.

Box 1: Executive Omnibus Summary

 

Box 2: Volume I - The Enemy

Volume II - South Vietnam

Volume III - US Foreign Policy and Vietnam, 1945- 1975

 

Box 3: Volume IV - US Domestic Factors Influencing Vietnam War Policy Making

Volume V - Planning the War

Volume VI - Conduct of the War, Book 1: Operational Analyses

 

Box 4: Volume VI - Conduct of the War, Book 2: Functional Analyses

Volume VII - The Soldier

Volume VIII - Results of the War

 

REFERENCE FILE

Box 1 of the "Reference File - Vietnam" consists of selected document copies from LBJ Library holdings organized in the following folders:

Miscellaneous Vietnam Documents

"This Week in Asia" Reports

Douglass Cater Memos on Vietnam (2 folders)

Harry McPherson Memos on Vietnam (2 folders)

Aides' Memos on Vietnam (mainly 1964-66): Busby, Goldman, Goodwin, Moyers, O'Brien, Reedy, Valenti

 

Box 2 of the "Reference File - Vietnam" consists of background sources assembled by library staff members for 52 questions on Vietnam considered at the Vietnam Round Table Conference at the LBJ Library, March 9-10, 1991. The questions were prepared by three historians, George Herring, William Gibbons, and Brian VanDeMark, and were considered by some 23 policy makers and key White House staff members of the Vietnam era who attended the conference.

The Reference File also includes the following individual folders that contain material on Vietnam:

Arnett, Peter

Book Reviews--Vietnam Books

Cables from Saigon [re typing of Bunker cables]

Anna Chennault

Gulf of Tonkin Documents

Gulf of Tonkin (1 of 2)

Cables and Messages

Chronologies

Meeting Notes

Gulf of Tonkin (2 of 2)

Oral Histories

Presidential Diary

Press Releases

Telephone Conversations

Lee Kuan Yew

Lodge, Henry Cabot

Manila Conference

March 31, 1968 Speech

Rostow, Walt W.

Rusk, Dean

Situation Room

Southeast Asia Resolution

Speeches--Vietnam

V

Vietnam

Vietnam Books--Book Reviews

Vietnam--Casualties

Vietnam Chronology

Vietnam Speeches

Vietnam War Quotations

Westmoreland, William--"Man of the Year"--1968

Westmoreland Clippings

Westmoreland vs CBS, Inc.

(6 folders, including news clippings, Burton report, and McNamara deposition)

 

DISSERTATIONS, PAPERS, THESES, AND PERIODICAL ARTICLES

The Library's collection of dissertations, papers, theses, and periodical articles includes extensive material dealing with Vietnam. Consult the entries under Vietnam in the following two drawers in the Reading Room's card catalogue: 1) "Vertical File (Topic): Lyndon Baines Johnson, His Life, Times, Career, Family, Texas"; 2) "Dissertations, Papers, Theses (Topic)."

 

ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION

Transcripts of oral history interviews may be consulted at the Library or may be borrowed by mail by writing to the Supervisory Archivist, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, 2313 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78705. Interviews with the following people include material on Vietnam and are available for research. Additional interviews will be opened for research on a regular basis. Interviews followed by a number indicate that more than one interview is available.

Abel, Elie

Ackley, Gardner

Adams, Samuel

Aiken, George D.

Alsop, Stewart J.

Ashmore, Harry

Baird, Charles Fitz

Ball, George

Barr, Joseph W.

Bartlett, Vide G. (Mrs. Bob)

Battle, Lucius D.

Bayh, Birch

Beech, Keyes

Bell, David

Black, Eugene

Bohlen, Charles E.

Bowles, Chester

Brown, Harold

Bruce, David K. E.

Brzezinski, Zbigniew

Bundy, William P.

Christian, George E.

Church, Frank

Cleveland, Harlan

Clifford, Clark

Cline, Ray C.

Colby, William E.

Connell, William

Cooper, Chester L.

Crockett, William J.

Cross, James U. (2)

Daniels, Jonathan

Davidson, Phillip

Davis, John J.

Dellinger, David

Dillon, C. Douglas

Donnelley, Dixon

Durbrow, Elbridge

Enthoven, Alain C.

Ewell, Julian

Fitt, Albert B.

Forrestal, Michael V.

Fortas, Abe

Fowler, Henry

Gaud, William S.

Gelb, Leslie H.

Gilpatric, Roswell L.

Goldberg, Arthur

Goodpaster, Andrew J.

Gordon, Kermit

Graham, Daniel O.

Gruening, Ernest

Harkins, Paul

Harriman, W. Averell

Hays, Wayne L.

Hebert, F. Edward

Heller, Walter

Helms, Richard M. (2)

Hershey, Lewis B.

Hilsman, Roger

Huntley, Chet R.

Johnson, Lyndon B.

(interviews by William

Jorden, Walter Cronkite,

Elspeth Rostow)

Johnson, Mrs. Lyndon B.

(interview by Nancy Smith)

Johnson, U. Alexis

Jorden, William J.

Just, Ward

Katzenbach, Nicholas deB.

Krock, Arthur

Lemnitzer, Lyman

Lilienthal, David E.

Lincoln, Gould (UT)

Locke, Eugene M.

McCloy, John J.

McCone, John

McConnell, John P.

McCormack, John W.

McCulloch, Frank

McPherson, Harry

Macomber, William B., Jr.

Macy, John (Interview V)

Marks, Leonard (2)

Moorer, Thomas H. (2)

Morris, Charles

Mundt, Karl

Nes, David

Nolting, Frederick

Oberdorfer, Don

Pike, Douglas

Poats, Rutherford M.

Rather, Dan

Read, Benjamin H.

Risner, Robinson

Roberts, Chalmers M.

Roberts, Charles

Roche, John P.

Rostow, Eugene V.

Rostow, Walt W.

Rostow, Walt W. (special interview)

Round Table Discussion (with Dean Rusk, George Christian, and others, 1984)

Rovere, Richard A.

Rusk, Dean

Salisbury, Harrison

Schultze, Charles L.

Sharp, U.S. Grant (not available on loan)

Sidey, Hugh

Simpson, Charles M.

Smith, Bromley K.

Spock, Benjamin

Sullivan, William H.

Taylor, Maxwell D. (2)

Thomson, James C., Jr.

Trueheart, William

Valenti, Jack

Vance, Cyrus R.

Walt, Lewis

Warner, Volney F.

Warnke, Paul C.

Westmoreland, William C. (2)

Wheeler, Earle G.

White, William S. (LBJ)

Wiggins, James Russell

Williams, Samuel T.

Zorthian, Barry (3)

Zuckert, Eugene M.

 

APPENDIX

Vietnam Country File: Introduction and Overview

From November 1963 to May 1967 documents on Vietnam were filed in chronological order in 72 volumes, with separate folders for NODIS cables, Special Intelligence material, Special Category messages, and Southeast Asia material (see boxes 1-54). By October 1967 a formalized numeric- alphabetic subject file system had been instituted (see boxes 58-108), which was used through January 1969. Substantial amounts of Vietnam material, however, were filed neither in the chronological file (boxes 1-54) nor in the numeric-alphabetic subject file (boxes 58-108) but in boxes 108-262, as seen in the outline of the Vietnam Country File below.

Boxes 1-54

 Memos, cables, reports, and other material, filed chronologically, 11/63-5/67, with separate folders for special material, 12/63-7/67 (Southeast Asia material dated through 8/68)

Boxes 1-44: Cables, memos, reports, and other material, 11/63-5/67

Boxes 45-47: NODIS (no distribution) State Department cables, 1/65- 7/67

Boxes 48-51: Special Intelligence material, 12/63-6/67

Box 52: Special Category messages, 11/63-1/65

Boxes 53-54: Southeast Asia material, 12/63-8/68

Boxes 55-57

 Miscellaneous Memos and Memos to the President, 6/67-10/67

Box 55-56: Miscellaneous Memos, 6/67-10/67

Box 56-57: Memos to the President, 6/67-10/67

 Boxes 58-108

Cables, memos, reports, and other material, mainly dating from 1967 and 1968 but including material from the entire presidency, filed by subject in a numeric-alphabetic filing system

Boxes 58-65: Section 1 - South Vietnam: Non-Military Activity

1A - The Situation in Vietnam

1B - Economic Activity and Planning

1C - Revolutionary Development Program

1D - Land Reform

1E - Post Inaugural Activity

1EE - Post Tet Political Activity

1F - Inaugural Speeches; Other Commencement Activities

1G - Elections

Boxes 66-76: Section 2 - South Vietnam: Military Activity

2A - I Corps and DMZ

2B - II Corps (Central South Viet Nam)

2BB - III Corps

2BC - IV Corps

2C - General Military Activity

2D - Barrier

2E - 1965 Troop Decision

2EE - Primarily McNamara Recommendations re: Strategic Actions, 1965-67

2F - Enclave Concept

2G - Manpower Mobilization in SVN

2H - US Government Strategic Reconsiderations After Tet

Boxes 76-89: Section 3 - North Vietnam: All Activity

3A - Gulf of Tonkin

3B - Special Daily Report on NVN for the President

3C - NVN Army Infiltration into SVN, 1965-68

3CC - NVA Infiltration into SVN, 1968-69

3CD - NSA Daily Infiltration Summary

3D - Prisoners of War

3E - Future Military Operations in VN

3F - Memos on Bombing in Vietnam

3G - Alternative Bombing Program in NVN

3H - Appraisal of the Bombing in NVN

3I - Targets

3J - Bombing Mistakes

3K - Difficulties in the North

3L - NVN Leadership Attitudes

3M - Aid to NVN

3N - JCS Operational Analysis

3O - LOOKOUT Status Report

3P - Project COMPATRIOT

3Q - BLACK SHIELD Photography

3R - NVN Offensive Air Activity

3S - CIA Assessments of Communist Response to Certain US Actions

Boxes 89-90: Section 4 - Viet Cong

4A - NLF Political Programs and Five Point Stand

4B - VC Offensive Activity

4C - VC Recruitment Problems

Boxes 90-93: Section 5 - Southeast Asia Allies and Non-Belligerents

5A - International Control Commission

5B - Second Asian Summit

5C - Asian Statements on US in Southeast Asia

5D - Allies: Troop Commitments; Other Aid

5E - Cambodia

5EE - Laos

5F - Proposed Meetings

Boxes 94-97: Section 6 - Peace Seeking

6A - Bombing Pauses in Viet Nam

6AA - High Level Comments re Bomb Pauses

6B - Peace Initiatives: by Country

6C - Peace Initiatives: General International Initiatives (Retrospective Accounts)

6D - [not used]

6E - Bombing Pause Discussion by U.S.

6F - Holiday Cease Fires

6G - Talks with Hanoi

6H - Plans/Cease Fire "BAMBOO" Material

6I - Bombing Halt (Reactions, Memos, etc., 11/68)

Boxes 97-103: Section 7 - Homefront Attitudes and Reporting

7A - Accusations of Pernicious Allied Intent/Atrocity; Public Demonstrations

7B - Legality Considerations

7C - Past Presidential Statements of US Government re Commitment in Southeast Asia [1953-67]

7D - News Media Coverage of Viet Nam

7E - Public Relations Activities

7F - Congressional Attitudes and Statements

7G - San Antonio Speech and Commentary

7H - Veteran's Day

7I - Documents Pertinent to the War and Its Genesis

Boxes 103-08: Section 8 - Material Filed According to Type

8A - Situation Room Reports to the President

8B - Bunker's Weekly Report to the President

8BB - Bunker's Weekly Report (Wire Copies)

8C - Bunker's Press Conference

8D - Mission Council Action Memos

8E - Lansdale Memos to Rostow

8F - Rostow Briefing Book on Military Situation in SVN and Paris Negotiations

8G - Mission Saigon and MACV: Recommendations on Viet Nam

8H - RAND Study on Possible Deployment of MRBM's to Southeast Asia

8I - Taylor Memos - General

Boxes 108-262

No comprehensive scheme was used in filing the material found in boxes 108-260. There are, however, some readily identifiable series of documents. Much of the material falls under one of the first four categories noted below, "A" through "D."

A. Material on Peace Negotiations and Bombing Halts

B. Material from CIA, Components of the Defense Department, and the State Department, Filed Primarily by Agency of Origin

C. Material on the Air War

D. Material on the Gulf of Tonkin Incidents

E. Miscellaneous Files, 1961-69

 

A. Material on Peace Negotiations and Bombing Halts

Boxes 108-150, 212, 251-52, 255-56, 260

Boxes 108-36: Material on Paris Peace Talks [HARVAN refers to Averell Harriman and Cyrus Vance]

Box 127: Material on 3/31/68 Bombing Halt

Boxes 137-38: Memos to President on the 10/31/68 Bombing Halt

Boxes 138-50: Material on Various Peace Initiatives, 1965-69

Box 212: Material on Negotiations and Bombing Pauses

Boxes 251-52: Chron Files and Other Material on Negotiations

Boxes 255-56: Material on Sunflower Negotiations

Box 260: Material on Paris Peace Talks

 

B. Material from CIA, Components of the Defense Department, and the State Department, Filed Primarily by Agency of Origin

Boxes 150-89, 191-92, 195, 198, 201, 223-26, 230-47, 249, 258-59

1) CIA Intelligence Reports and Intelligence Information Cables: Boxes 158-61, 178, 180- 81, 187, 191, 201, 223-26, 230-32, 240-46, 258-59

2) MACV Intelligence, Order of Battle, and Pacification Material

[MACV = Military Assistance Command Vietnam]: Boxes 150- 57, 161-66, 176-78, 181, 184-85, 187-89, 198

3) DIA Intelligence Reports [DIA = Defense Intelligence Agency]: Boxes 166- 67, 172-76, 178-81, 185, 187, 189

4) OASD Reports and Statistical Tables [OASD = Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense]: Boxes 181-84, 189, 233- 36

5) Air Intelligence Summaries: Boxes 185-86

6) Rand Corporation Reports and Other Studies Commissioned by DOD: Boxes 191- 92, 195, 237-39, 247, 249

7) State Department Reports: Boxes 167-72, 180 [Blueprint for Vietnam]

 

C. Material on the Air War

Boxes 202-210, 215-222, 228-29

Boxes 202-04: Air War on POL Targets [POL = Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants]

Boxes 204-10, 220: B-52 Strikes [Arc Light]

Boxes 215-22: Rolling Thunder

Boxes 228-29: Material on Reprisal Strikes, 1964-65

 

D. Material on the Gulf of Tonkin Incidents

Boxes 227-229

 

E. Miscellaneous Files, 1961-69

Boxes 190-202, 210-215, 248-54, 257-61

While not arranged in a systematic manner, many of the folders in these boxes include very useful material on a wide variety of topics. Consult the folder title list for further information.