Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Vietnam War Manuscript Village Maps
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/xg94hq93x
Dates:
1960-1969
Size:
3 boxes and 4.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-3
Language:
English

Abstract

Collection of detailed manuscript maps of Vietnamese villages dating from the Vietnam War years, showing mostly villages in the Quang Ngai Province (2 villages in the Quang Tri Province), with color-coded tissue overlays that identify the political sympathies of the residents in the village houses.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of detailed manuscript maps of Vietnamese villages dating from the Vietnam War years, showing mmostly villages in the Quang Ngai Province (2 villages in the Quang Tri Province), with color-coded tissue overlays that identify the political sympathies of the residents in the village houses. There are 71 pen-and-ink and watercolor maps on 75 sheets, each with a tissue overlay stapled at one edge, the tissue marked with color dots. Each measures approximately 13 x 19 inches or the reverse. Text in Vietnamese, but most with contemporary pencil translations in English. Several have additional Vietnames notes included with the map. Each map's key ("Chu-Thich") identifies roads, temples, graves, types of houses, schools, waterways, etc. A loose key sheet serves as a guide to the meaning of the colored dots on the tissue overlays: red dots indicate the houses of Communist party members; yellow dots are houses of persons who regrouped to the North; blue dots are houses of persons who defected to the Viet Cong; grey dots are houses of persons who are suspected as VC cadres; and three yellow lines followed by a red dot are houses of person who have sympathy toward the National government as well as the VC.

Arrangement:

Organized in one series, ‡b with maps grouped in folders by district.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased in July 2014 .

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2014 processing.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by John Delaney in September 2014. Finding aid written by John Delaney in September 2014.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Vietnam War Manuscript Village Maps; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/xg94hq93x
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184