Guide to the Joseph M. Carrier Collection on the Chieu Hoi Program and Vietnamese Conflict MS.SEA.001

Finding aid prepared by Students enrolled in San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science archival program, Adrian Turner, Carole McEwan, and Audra Eagle Yun.
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Title: Joseph M. Carrier collection on the Chieu Hoi program and Vietnamese conflict
Identifier/Call Number: MS.SEA.001
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 26.8 Linear feet (67 boxes)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1960-1967
Date (inclusive): 1958-1992
Abstract: This collection contains interview transcripts, published and unpublished reports, research notes, working papers, maps, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, and statistical data gathered by Joseph M. Carrier primarily while he was employed as a Rand Corporation counterinsurgency specialist with the Chieu Hoi Program in Vietnam. The bulk of the materials pertains to the Chieu Hoi Program, which was operated by the Republic of Vietnam from 1963 to 1973 to encourage civilian and military defections from the communist-controlled South. The collection contains materials documenting the administration of the Chieu Hoi program in addition to transcripts of interviews conducted with defectors (or "ralliers"), prisoners of war, and refugees. English and Vietnamese interview notes, translated Viet Minh (or "Viet Cong") documents, and preliminary interrogation reports are also included. The collection also contains administrative materials produced by the Rand Corporation, the United States government, Republic of Vietnam government, the National Academy of Sciences, and other agencies documenting such topics as Viet Cong and U.S. military activities; counterinsurgency movements; the use of herbicides and their toxicological and environmental effects; and Vietnamese socio-economic conditions, social history, politics, and demographics. A small group of files contain Carrier's research materials for the San Francisco Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement's 1991 study of AIDS knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors in San Francisco Southeast Asian communities, as well as personal letters by a Rand colleague named Leon Goure. The majority of materials are in English. Some materials are in Vietnamese.
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English and Vietnamese. Some materials from the Chieu Hoi Program are in the original Vietnamese, with English translations.
Creator: Carrier, Joseph M.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Southeast Asian Archive Librarian.

Preferred Citation

Joseph M. Carrier Collection on the Chieu Hoi Program and Vietnamese Conflict. MS-SEA001. Southeast Asian Archive, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Joseph M. Carrier donated the collection to Professor Son Kim Vo at California State University, Fullerton. The collection was transferred with Carrier's permission to the Southeast Asian Archive, The UC Irvine Libraries, in 1996. Additional material was received in 2010.

Processing History

Processed by students enrolled in San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science archival program in May 2000. Guide completed by Adrian Turner in 2001. Accessions processed by Carole McEwan in 2010. Accession processed by Audra Eagle Yun in 2012.

Biography

Joseph Michel Carrier was a counterinsurgency specialist for the Rand Corporation. He conducted fieldwork in South Vietnam in 1962 and again from 1965 through 1967. During the last half of 1966 and in the spring of 1967, this fieldwork focused on the Chieu Hoi Program. In the early 1970s, Carrier joined the National Academy of Sciences as a staff officer on the Herbicide Committee. At this time, he conducted more field investigations in Vietnam, gathering data on the effects of U.S. defoliation programs. The spraying, code named Operation Trail Dust and Operation Ranch Hand, was used to defoliate forests to expose Viet Minh (or "Viet Cong") compounds. In addition, the U.S. military sprayed Viet Cong food supplies with defoliants such as Agent Orange, which contained high levels of a poisonous contaminant known as dioxin. Carrier produced a National Academy of Sciences working paper on the effects of herbicides in 1974. He received his Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of California, Irvine in 1972.
The Chieu Hoi Program, also know as the Open Arms Program or the Great National Solidarity Program, was a ten-year campaign started by Republic of Vietnam (RVN) President, Ngo Dinh Diem, in April 1963. Operated by the RVN Government's Chieu Hoi Ministry, the program sought to persuade Viet Cong troops and supporters of the North Vietnamese cause to rally to the RVN cause. To accomplish this, the RVN and its allies used family contacts, radio and loudspeaker broadcasts, and propaganda leaflets. Provincial Chieu Hoi centers harbored these defectors, or "ralliers," who underwent reeducation and rehabilitation. RVN and U.S. military forces also employed ralliers, some in the well-known American Kit Carson Unit. Other ralliers were used for intelligence work against the Viet Cong infrastructure throughout South Vietnam. In addition, over forty Chieu Hoi villages were constructed to provide free housing for ralliers. From 1963 to 1973 the Chieu Hoi Program attracted nearly 160,000 defectors, of whom 30,000 were identified as Viet Cong.
For further information, see G. D. Brewer, "Chieu Hoi: The surrender program in Vietnam," Air University Review, v. 18 (1967): 50-60; E. J. Clarkson, "An unknown warrior," Marine Corps Gazette, v. 54 (1970): 38-43; and S. C. Tucker, ed., "Chieu Hoi (Open Arms) Program," in Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1998), pp. 113-14.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains interview transcripts, published and unpublished reports, research notes, working papers, maps, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, and statistical data gathered by Joseph M. Carrier primarily while he was employed as a Rand Corporation counterinsurgency specialist with the Chieu Hoi Program in Vietnam. The bulk of the materials pertains to the Chieu Hoi Program, which was operated by the Republic of Vietnam from 1963 to 1973 to encourage civilian and military defections from the communist-controlled South. The collection contains materials documenting the administration of the Chieu Hoi program in addition to transcripts of interviews conducted with defectors (or "ralliers"), prisoners of war, and refugees. English and Vietnamese interview notes, translated Viet Minh (or "Viet Cong") documents, and preliminary interrogation reports are also included. The collection also contains administrative materials produced by the Rand Corporation, the United States government, Republic of Vietnam government, the National Academy of Sciences, and other agencies documenting such topics as Viet Cong and U.S. military activities; counterinsurgency movements; the use of herbicides and their toxicological and environmental effects; and Vietnamese socio-economic conditions, social history, politics, and demographics. A small group of files contain Carrier's research materials for the San Francisco Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement's 1991 study of AIDS knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors in San Francisco Southeast Asian communities. The majority of materials are in English. Some materials are in Vietnamese.
The translations of rallier and POW interviews provide extensive documentation of the experiences of people involved in the Viet Cong insurgency. The interviewers used open-ended questions to elicit narrative descriptions of the subjects' reasons for joining the Viet Cong, the activities they were involved in, as well as more personal aspects of their personal lives, such as living conditions, family relationships, sexual practices, and religion. These interviews provide an invaluable record of Vietnamese lives and Vietnamese views of the war. Administrative papers provide insight into how the Chieu Hoi Program was organized and operated, including information on standard operating procedures, government policies, and statistical data pertaining to the number and locations of ralliers. Published and unpublished reports, government documents, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles document the political climate of the time and evolving U.S. policies on pacification and militarization in Vietnam.
In addition, one series consists of personal letters sent by Leon Gouré to an unidentified female colleague at the Rand Corporation branch in Santa Monica, California, from 1964 to 1968. The letters, in Gouré's hand, describe the social scientist's experiences as part of Viet Cong Motivation and Morale Study. Gouré's study is cited in the Chieu Hoi Program memorandum written by Carrier and C.A.H Thomson. Additional information about the project and Gouré is available in Mai Elliott's book RAND in Southeast Asia: A History of the Vietnam War Era (2010).

Collection Arrangement

The collection is organized into five series:
  • Series 1. Chieu Hoi Program materials, 1964-1968
  • Series 2. Chieu Hoi Program interviews, 1962-1968
  • Series 3. Government publications, 1959-1973
  • Series 4. Non-governmental publications and research materials, 1958-1992
  • Series 5. Leon Goure letters, 1964-1968

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rand Corporation.
Chieu Hoi Program - History -- Sources
Counterinsurgency -- Vietnam
Herbicides -- Toxicology
Herbicides -- Vietnam -- War use -- History -- Sources
Indochinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Attitudes -- Archives
Maps -- Vietnam.
Political refugees -- Vietnam -- Archives
Political refugees -- Vietnam -- Interviews.
Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975 -- Sources
Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975 -- Archives.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Archives
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives.
Vietnamese Americans -- California -- Archives

 

Chieu Hoi Program materials Series 1. 1964-1968

Physical Description: 1.2 linear feet.
Language of Collection Materials: The collection is in English and Vietnamese.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes materials collected by Carrier documenting the work, policies, and operations of the Chieu Hoi Program. This series also contains some of Carrier's personal correspondence and memoranda. This series primarily consists of statistical notes, charts, and graphs created or collected by Carrier in support of his research on the Chieu Hoi Program and other topics relating to Viet Cong activities, the U.S. use of ralliers, and Vietnam in general. The bulk of these items are weekly and monthly statistical data and statistical summaries on ralliers from various regions of North Vietnam, some derived from Quy Chanh rallier identification cards. Other files contain organizational charts, maps, a budget for "rural reconstruction," and propaganda leaflets distributed among the Viet Cong. These files also contain detailed lists of ralliers and an extensive collection of rallier identification cards. Documents are in Vietnamese and English.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in 4 subseries:
  • Subseries 1. Administrative materials, 1965-1967
  • Subseries 2. Reports, 1965-1968 and undated
  • Subseries 3. Rallier identification cards, 1965-1966 and undated
  • Subseries 4. Statistics in Vietnamese, 1965-1967
  • Subseries 5. Statistics in English, 1965-1968
Box-folder 1 : 1-8

Administrative materials Subseries 1.1 1965-1967

Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains various kinds of administrative materials related to the Chieu Hoi Program, including correspondence, memoranda, ephemera, leaflets and maps. It also has the notes from the Conference at Bein Hoa in 1965 about the policies for the program.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box-folder 1 : 1

Budget, 1965-1969

Box-folder 1 : 2

Miscellaneous (in Vietnamese), circa 1965

Box-folder 1 : 3

Organizational chart, 1965

Box-folder 1 : 4

Policies and procedures, 1965

Box-folder 27 : 1-2, Box-folder 1 : 5-8

Program information and guidelines, 1964-1967

Box-folder 1 : 9-11

Correspondence and memoranda, 1965-1967

Box-folder 1 : 12

Ephemera, undated

Box-folder 1 : 13

Leaflets, undated

Box-folder 1 : 14

Maps, 1967 and undated

Box-folder 22 : 21

Ralliers Conference at Bien Hoa, notes, 1965

Box-folder 1 : 15-19, 22 : 22

Reports Subseries 1.2 1965-1968 and undated

Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains a variety of written reports summarizing statistical or observed information. The report writer is not usually named. Subjects include kinds of people who become Ralliers, weapons confiscated and reasons for defection.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 1 : 15

1965-1966

Box-folder 1 : 16

1967

Box-folder 22 : 22

1968

Box-folder 1 : 17-19

Undated

Box-folder 26 : 1-11

Rallier identification cards, Subseries 1.3 1965-1966 and undated

Scope and Content Summary

Rallier identification cards record all the official information about the volunteer to the program: name, age, place born, date rallied and previous experience with the opposition.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Box-folder 26 : 1-6

1965

Box-folder 26 : 7-10

1966

Box-folder 26 : 11

Undated

Box-folder 1 : 20-22

Research notes on Chieu Hoi Program and viet Cong activities, 1967 and undated

Box-folder 2 : 1-11

Statistics (in Vietnamese) Subseries 1.4 1965-1967

Language of Collection Materials: The subseries is in Vietnamese.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by monthly and weekly statistics.
Box-folder 2 : 1-4

Monthly returnee totals, 1965-1967

Box-folder 2 : 5-11

Weekly returnee totals, 1965-1966, and undated

Box-folder 2 : 12-15

Statistics (in English) Subseries 1.5 1965-1968

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by monthly and weekly statistics.
Box-folder 2 : 12

Monthly returnee totals, 1965-1967

Box-folder 2 :13-15

Weekly returnee totals, 1965-1966

Box-folder 3 : 1-8

Summaries 1965-1968 and undated

Box-folder 3 : 1-4

1965-1966

Box-folder 3 : 5-6

1967

Box-folder 3 : 7

1968

Box-folder 3 : 8

Undated

 

Chieu Hoi Program interviews Series 2. 1962-1968

Physical Description: 19.2 linear feet.
Language of Collection Materials: The collection is in English and Vietnamese.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes transcripts of interviews with North Vietnamese ralliers, civilians, and military prisoners applying for amnesty under the Chieu Hoi Program. The interviews, primarily conducted by Rand and the Simulmatics Corporation specialists, cover a wide range of topics such as residence, family background, religion, and occupation, as well as information about villages and attitudes toward the French, Republic of Vietnam, and the Viet Cong. Viet Cong civilian and military prisoners were also queried about their specific activities, how and why they became involved with Chieu Hoi, and their feelings toward the program. There are also what Carrier labelled as as "Quy chanh" interviews that contain all of the above information in Vietnamese and English translation with black and white photos and fingerprints of the interviewees. Also included are sample and completed questionnaires and interrogation reports. A detailed collection of rallier identification cards collected between 1965 and 1966 can be found in Series 1. Chieu Hoi Program materials.

Series Arrangement

This Series is arranged in 4 Subseries:
  • Subseries 1. Rand Corporation interviews, 1964-1967
  • Subseries 2. Simulmatics interviews, 1965-1967
  • Subseries 3. Quy Chanh interviews, 1965-1968
  • Subseries 4. Miscellaneous interview materials, 1962-1967
 

Rand Corporation interviews, Subseries 2.1.   1964-1967

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of typed transcripts in English of interviews conducted with civilians, military personnel, and refugees by Rand Corporation specialists. They include brief biographical information concerning residence, occupation, military rank, and duties. Information regarding the bureaucratic structure of hamlets, feelings toward Americans, French, Southern Vietnamese, and Viet Cong, and reasons for becoming a rallier was also solicited. Viet Cong prisoners were questioned about military rank and duties as well as their experiences. Interviewer commentary is also provided.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by type of rallier and then by interview date.
Box-folder 3 : 9 - 4 : 1, Box-folder 30 : 1 - 31 : 3

Civilian prisoners, 1964-1967

Box-folder 4 : 2-7, Box-folder 31 : 4 - 33 : 3

Civilian ralliers, 1965-1967

Box-folder 4 : 8 - 5 : 5, Box-folder 33 : 4 - 39 : 2

Military prisoners, 1964-1967

 

Military ralliers 1964-1967

Box-folder 5 : 6 - 6 : 3, Box-folder 39 : 3 - 42 : 4

1964-1965

Box-folder 6 : 4 - 7 : 6, Box-folder 43 : 1 - 45 : 4

1966

Box-folder 7 : 7 - 8 : 6, Box-folder 45 : 5 - 46 : 3

1967

Box-folder 8 : 7-9, Box-folder 46 : 4 - 48 : 2

Refugees, 1965-1967

General Physical Description note:
 

Simulmatics interviews, Subseries 2.2.  1965-1967

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains transcripts, in English, of interviews conducted with Chieu Hoi ralliers by Simulmatics Corporation specialists. Not all interviews are included.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by Simulmatics Corporation interview number.
Box-folder 9 : 1-6

CH 1 - CH 10.

Box-folder 9 : 7-11

CH 11 - CH 17.

Box-folder 9 : 12-16

CH 18 - CH 27.

Box-folder 10 : 1-5

CH 28 - CH 34.

Box-folder 10 : 6-10

CH 35 - CH 42.

Box-folder 10 : 11-15

CH 44 - CH 51.

Box-folder 11 : 1-5

CH 52 - CH 61.

Box-folder 11 : 6-10

CH 62 - CH 71.

Box-folder 11 : 11 - 12 : 3

CH 72 - CH 81.

Box-folder 12 : 4-8

CH 82 - CH 91.

 

Quy Chanh interviews, Subseries 2.3. 1965-1968

Language of Collection Materials: The collection is in English and Vietnamese.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of interviews in Vietnamese stapled to an English translation. The Vietnamese copy includes a 2" x 2" black and white photo of the interviewee taken on the day of the interview, their thumb prints (and sometimes other finger prints) and official stamps and signatures. These interviews are arranged by year, but there was some evidence of previous arrangement by place of interview or interviewee's last name. The relationship between the Rand or Simulmatics interviews is not clear.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by year of interview.
Box-folder 48 : 3 - 49 : 6

Quy Chanh interview data, 1965-1968

Box-folder 50 : 1

Defector's forms, 1966-1968

Box-folder 50 : 2 - 62 : 1

1965

Box-folder 62 : 2 - 67 : 3

1966

 

Miscellaneous interview materials, Subseries 2.4.  1962-1967

Language of Collection Materials: The collection is in English and Vietnamese.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of transcripts of interviews with Chieu Hoi ralliers, questionnaires, reports, and notes produced by the Chieu Hoi Ministry of the Republic of Vietnam, the U.S. Military Intelligence Center, and other unidentified agencies. Questionnaires cover various topics including Viet Cong air and ground operations, pre-Front activities, and the impact of defoliation. Also included is an example of how to complete a "returnee dozzier form."

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by form of material.
Box-folder 12 : 9-12, Box-folder 27 : 3-5

Interrogation reports, 1962-1966

Box-folder 12 : 13-14

Interview transcripts and excerpts, undated

Box-folder 12 : 15-16

Notes, 1965 and undated

Box-folder 13 : 1-2

Participant data, 1965-1967 and undated

Box-folder 27 : 7, Box-folder 13 : 3-5

Questionnaires, 1965-1966 and undated

 

Government publications Series 3. 1959-1973

Physical Description: 4.0 linear feet.
Language of Collection Materials: The collection is in English and Vietnamese.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of published and unpublished reports produced by the United States and Republic of Vietnam governments. Files include materials on socioeconomic conditions in Vietnam and the American involvement in Vietnam, and also include various policy papers and public statements prepared by the American and Vietnamese governments. Titles of monographs are italicized and titles of articles, reports, and related materials are placed within quotes.

Series Arrangement

This Series is arranged in 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 3.1. Republic of Vietnam publications, 1960-1972
  • Subseries 3.2. United States publications, 1959-1970
 

Republic of Vietnam publications, Subseries 3.1.  1960-1972

Language of Collection Materials: The collection is in English and Vietnamese.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of published reports from various departments and offices of the Republic of Vietnam. Topics covered include food production and dietary conditions, irrigation projects, and statistical reports. Documents are in Vietnamese, French, and English.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by government office.
Box-folder 13 : 6

Committee on Nutrition for National Defense, Nutrition study, 1960

Box-folder 13 : 7

Department of Rural Affairs, Annual work progress report on technical assistance to irrigation development projects, 1961

Box-folder 13 : 8

Institute Pasteur du Vietnam, Anthropologie biochimique du Vietnamien, 1972

Box-folder 13 : 9

Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural calendar, 1961

Box-folder 13 : 10

Ministry of Health, Data on population and vital statistics, 1967

 

United States publications, Subseries 3.2.  1959-1970

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains published and unpublished reports, press releases, and internal documents from various federal departments regarding U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Included are documents from the U.S. House and Senate, the Pentagon, State Department, United States Military Command, Secretary of Defense, and others. This subseries also includes a number of "Saigon Communiques" and "Vietnam Packages," collections of newspaper and journal article clippings, press releases, and reports produced by the U.S. Air Force. These reports kept Rand Corporation personnel apprised of current public opinion and politics concerning the Vietnam Conflict.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by government office.
Box-folder 14 : 1 and 16 : 1 - 19 : 8

Air Force

Box-folder 14 : 1

"Fact sheet S.E. Asia," 1966

Box-folder 16 : 1-5

Saigon communiques

Box-folder 16 : 1-2

Communiques 1-5, . 1965-1966

Box-folder 16 : 3-5

Communiques 7-12, 1965-1967

Box-folder 16 : 6 - 19 : 8

Vietnam packages

Box-folder 16 : 6-10

Package numbers 14-42, 1965

Box-folder 17 : 1-5

Package numbers 53-63, 1965-1966

Box-folder 17 : 6-10

Package numbers 64-73, 1966

Box-folder 18 : 1-5

Package numbers 74-104, 1966

Box-folder 18 : 6-10

Package numbers 105-119, 1966-1967

Box-folder 19 : 1-5

Package numbers 122-138, 1967

Box-folder 19 : 6-8

Package numbers 141-150, 1967

 

Department of Defense

Box-folder 14 : 2

News releases and intelligence information reports, 1965-1966

Box-folder 27 : 8

Economic reports, 1958-1961

Box-folder 27 : 9

Republic of China: country study and station report, 1961

Box-folder 14 : 3-5

Department of State

Box-folder 14 : 3

Aggression from the North: the record of North Viet-Nam's campaign to conquer South Vietnam, 1965

Box-folder 14 : 4

"For the press," 1966

Box-folder 14 : 5

Local administration in Vietnam: village finance, undated

Box-folder 14 : 6-7

House of Representatives. Committee on Armed Services.

Box-folder 14 : 6

Close air support, 1966

Box-folder 14 : 7

Report of Special Subcommittee to South Vietnam, 1965

Box-folder 14 : 8

Information Agency, "When the communists come: a study," 1962

Box-folder 14 : 9

J.U.S.P.A.O. Planning Office, reports, 1965-1967

Box-folder 14 : 10-22

Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

Box-folder 14 : 10

"People's intelligence," 1965

Box-folder 14 : 11

Press release, 1966

Box-folder 14 : 12

Standard operating procedures, 1967

Box-folder 14 : 13-19

Translation report of enemy documents, . 1964-1965

General Physical Description note:
Box-folder 14 : 20

V.C. military doctrine, undated

Box-folder 14 : 21

"V.C. political infrastructure strength," 1967

Box-folder 14 : 22

"The Vietnamese village," 1970

Box-folder 15 : 1

Military Assistance Institute, Country study and station report: Laos, 1959

Box-folder 15 : 2

Pentagon, "News conference of Hon. Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense," 1966

Box-folder 15 : 3

Posvar, Wesley, "Some impressions of the United States' position in Vietnam," undated

Box-folder 15 : 4

Psychological Operations Company (244th), Leaflet catalog, circa 1966

Box-folder 15 : 5-7

Senate

Box-folder 15 : 5

Appropriations Committee, "Statement of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara," 1965

Box-folder 15 : 6

Committee on the Judiciary, Refugee problems in South Vietnam, 1966

Box-folder 15 : 7

Committee on Foreign Relations, The Vietnam conflict: the substance and the shadow, 1966

Box-folder 15 : 8-15

U.S.O.M. (United States Operation Mission to Vietnam)

Box-folder 15 : 8

Annual report, 1961

Box-folder 15 : 9-10, Box-folder 27 : 10

Annual statistical bulletin, 1962-1964

Box-folder 15 : 11

Chieu Hoi newsletter, 1966-1967

Box-folder 15 : 12

The Cyclo, 1965

Box-folder 15 : 13

Public administration bulletin, 1964-1965

Box-folder 15 : 14

"Reports of U.S.O.M. Provincial Representatives," 1965

Box-folder 27 : 11

Rural health information 1965

Box-folder 15 : 15

U.S.O.M. Provincial Representatives guide, 1962

Box-folder 15 : 16

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, The Republic of Vietnam, 1960

 

Non-governmental publications and research materials Series 4. 1958-1992

Physical Description: 2.4 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains published and unpublished reports, periodical articles, and newspaper clippings created or collected by Carrier in support of his writing on the Chieu Hoi Program, the defoliation of Vietnam, and other research interests. Materials include both Rand and non-Rand materials and address such topics as counterinsurgency movements throughout Asia, pacification programs, and Soviet policies. Titles of monographs are italicized and titles of articles, reports, and related materials are placed within quotes.

Series Arrangement

The series is organized in 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 4.1. Rand Corporation publications, 1958-1972
  • Subseries 4.2. Miscellaneous publications and research materials, 1965-1992.
 

Rand Corporation publications, Subseries 4.1. 1958-1972

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of reports, memoranda, working notes, and other documents produced by the Rand Corporation.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is first arranged by form of Rand Corporation publication (documents, memoranda, papers, reports, and working notes) and is secondarily arranged by author or title.
 

Documents

Box-folder 20 : 1

Arnsten, M. and V. Laffin. Three North Vietnamese officials on operations research in North Vietnam, 1968

Box-folder 27 : 12

Cau. National Liberation front 1969

Box-folder 28 : 1

Cau. The way to a lasting peace in Vietnam 1973

Box-folder 20 : 2

Cochran, Samuel W. and Le-Thi-Que. Concepts of and attitudes towards the V.C., 1967

Box-folder 28 : 2

Counterinsurgency: a symposium, 1962

Box-folder 20 : 3

Duis, R. A. et al. V.I.P.S.: Vietnam interview processing system, 1968

Box-folder 28 : 3-7

Elliot, David W.P. Documents of an elite Viet Cong Delta Unit: parts 1-5, 1969

Box-folder 29 : 1

Hickey, Gerald C. Notes on the South Vietnamese peasant of Mekong Delta, 1964

Box-folder 29 : 2

Kecskemet, Paul. Insurgency as a strategic problem, 1966

Box-folder 29 : 3

Mendershausen, Horst. Atlantica, Europe, Germania, 1966

Box 29 : 4

Mitchell, Edward J. Land tenure and rebellion in South Vietnam, 1966

Box-folder 29 : 6

Penzo, Mary Jane. Conversion of South Vietnam coordinates from geographic to grads, 1963

Box-folder 29 : 5

Penzo, Mary Jane. Conversion of South Vietnam coordinates from utm to geographic, 1963

Box-folder 29 : 7

Peterson, A. H. Symposium on the role of airpower on counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare: a brief summary of view points, 1964

Box-folder 29 : 8

Peterson, A. H. Symposium on the role of airpower on counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare: the Malayan emergency, 1963

Box 29 : 9

Peterson, A. H. Symposium on the role of airpower on counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare: unconventional warfare in the Mediterranean theater, 1963

Box-folder 29 : 11

Scofiels, K. W. Documents on South Vietnam, 1966

Box-folder 20 : 4

Solomon, Robert L. Borders, boundaries, and barrier systems: a critical appraisal, 1969

Box-folder 20 : 5

Sweetland, Anders. Towards an operational definition of pacification: the A.G. data, 1968

Box-folder 20 : 6

West, F.J. and Charles Benoit. Pacification: view from the provinces, Pt. II, 1968

 

Memoranda

Box-folder 20 : 7-8

Croizat, V.J. A Translation from the French: lessons of the war in Indochina, Vol. 2, 1967

Box-folder 20 : 9-10

Davison, W.P. Some observations on Viet Cong operations in the villages, 1968

Box-folder 21 : 1

Donaldson, T.S. Power of the F-test for nonnormal distributions and unequal error variances, 1966

Box-folder 21 : 2-3

Elliott, David W.P. and W.A. Stewart. Pacification and the Viet Cong system in Dinh Tuong, 1966-1967, 1969

Box-folder 21 : 4

Gurtov, Melvin. Problems and prospects of United States policy in Southeast Asia, 1969

Box-folder 21 : 11

Hickey, Gerald C. Notes on the South Vietnamese peasant of the Mekong Delta, 1964

Box-folder 29 : 12

King, J. S. Conflict of interest, 1964

Box-folder 21 : 5

Lee, Chong-Sik. Counterinsurgency in Manchuria: the Japanese experience, 1931-1940, 1967

Box-folder 21 : 6-7

Mitchell, Edward J.

Box-folder 21 : 6

The Huk rebellion in the Philippines: an econometric study, 1969

Box-folder 21 : 7

Land tenure and rebellion: a statistical analysis of factors affecting government control in South Vietnam, 1967

Box-folder 21 : 8-9

Pearce, R. Michael. The Insurgent environment, 1969

Box-folder 21 : 10 - 22 : 1

Zasloff, J.J.

Box-folder 21 : 10

Origins of the insurgency in South Vietnam, 1954-1960: the role of the Southern Vietminh cadres, 1968

Box-folder 22 : 1

Political motivation of the Viet Cong: the Vietminh regroupees, 1968

Box-folder 22 : 2

Memorandum for record, 1965

Physical Description: 2.0 items.
 

Papers

Box-folder 22 : 3

Donaldson, T.S. and R.J. Kaplan. Field testing: methodological considerations and a specific example, 1970

Box-folder 29 : 14

Election of a constituent assembly: more interviews and observations, 1966

Box-folder 22 : 4

Hallinan, Timothy. Economic prospects of the Republic of Vietnam, 1969

Box-folder 29 : 14

Herbicide operations in Vietnam 1966

Box-folder 22 : 5

Hickey, Gerald C. Accommodation in South Vietnam, 1967

Box-folder 22 : 6

Mitchell, Edward J. Inequality and insurgency: a statistical study of South Vietnam, 1967

Box-folder 22 : 7

Pohle, V. In retrospect: views on the Rand Viet Cong interview project, 1968

Box-folder 29 : 15

Sensitive (additional material from AG-401), undated

Box-folder 22 : 8

Six interviews concerning the question of foreign schools in Vietnam, 1966

Box-folder 22 : 9

Solomon, Robert L. Saya San and the Burmese rebellion, 1969

Box-folder 22 : 10

Some Catholic views on peace in Vietnam, 1966

Box-folder 22 : 11

Some findings of the Viet Cong motivation and morale study, 1965

Box-folder 22 : 12

Speier, Hans. Revolutionary war, 1966

Box-folder 29 : 16

Views of the war and the American presence in Vietnam: two interviews 1966

Box-folder 22 : 13

Wolf, Charles, Jr. Insurgency and counterinsurgency: new myths and old realities, 1965

Box-folder 22 : 14

Wolfe, Thomas W. Soviet policy in the setting of a changing power balance, 1969

Box-folder 22 : 18-20

Working notes

Box-folder 22 : 18

Elliott, David W.P. Dinh Tuong revisited: first impressions of Viet Cong recent responses to pacification, 1971

Box-folder 22 : 19

Jenkins, Brian M. People's Army, Part I: historical solutions to the problem of sustained mobilization, 1971

Box-folder 22 : 20

Komer, Robert W. The Malayan emergency in retrospect: organization and management of a successful counter-insurgency effort, 1971

Box-folder 22 : 15

Ziehe, T.W. The Catalog: a flexible structure for data storage, 1966

Box-folder 22 : 16

Report. Komer, R.W. The Malayan emergency in retrospect: organization of a successful counterinsurgency effort, 1972

Box-folder 22 : 17

Research memorandum. Kahn, Herman. Some specific suggestions for achieving early non-military defense capabilities and initiating long-range programs, 1958

 

Miscellaneous publications and research materials, Subseries 4.2.  1965-1992

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries includes various published and unpublished materials, including reports, working papers, journal articles, and newspaper clippings collected by Carrier as background for his research on insurgency movements, the general political climate of the late 1960s, the war, and Vietnamese society and culture. Journal articles and newspaper clippings were taken from a variety of sources, including academic publications and popular publications such as The New Yorker. Of particular interest are a number of journal articles, including two undated works by Vietnamese authors, and a National Academy of Science (NAS) working paper series titled The Effects of herbicides in South Vietnam (1974) relating to the U.S. use of herbicides during the war. These NAS working papers include Carrier's publication The location of herbicide missions and Hickey's informants in South Vietnam: an appraisal. This subseries also contains Carrier's research materials for the San Francisco Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement's 1991 study of Southeast Asian communities and AIDS, published by Kenji Murase as AIDS knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors in Southeast Asian communities in San Francisco (San Francisco: Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement, 1991).

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by form of material.
 

Journal articles 1965-1985 and undated

Box-folder 23 : 1-3

1965-1974

Box-folder 23 : 4

1982-1985

Box-folder 23 : 5-6

Undated

Box-folder 23 : 7

Maps, 1972-1973

 

Newspaper clippings

Box-folder 23 : 8-9

1962-1963

Box-folder 23 : 10-12

1965-1967

Box-folder 23 : 13

1972-1974

Box-folder 23 : 14

Undated

 

Reports, memoranda, and working papers

Box-folder 24 : 1-4

1965-1968

Box-folder 24 : 5-8

1974

Scope and Contents note

Contains NAS working papers on herbicides.
Box-folder 24 : 9

Undated

Box-folder 25 : 5-6

1992 and undated 1992

 

Research materials

Box-folder 29 : 20

CCC wheat stocks (handwritten research notes) undated

Box-folder 29 : 21

Soldiers of the Army, 1963

Box-folder 29 : 22

Dainhae Hoi: pop music festival in Mien-Nam 1967

Box-folder 29 : 17

Nolting, Frederick E. The origin and development of United States committment in Vietnam, 1968

Box-folder 29 : 18

Reports on land reform, 1965

Box 68, Folder 1-4

Leon Gouré letters Series 5. August 1964 - June 1968

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet. (1 box)

Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of personal letters sent by Leon Gouré to an unidentified female colleague at the Rand Corporation branch in Santa Monica, California, from 1964 to 1968. The letters, in Gouré's hand, describe the social scientist's experiences as part of the Viet Cong Motivation and Morale Study. Gouré's study is cited in the Chieu Hoi Program memorandum written by Carrier and C.A.H Thomson. Additional information about the project and Gouré is available in Mai Elliott's book RAND in Southeast Asia: A History of the Vietnam War Era (2010).

Note on Redacted Information

The name of the recipient of the letters was redacted by Dr. Carrier.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Carrier, 2012. The letters were given to Carrier by a family member of the recipient after her death.
 

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1967-1968