George McTurnan Kahin Collection On The Origins Of The Vietnam War, [ca. 1954-1970]

Collection Number: 4251

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George McT. Kahin collection on the origins of the Vietnam war, [ca. 1954-1970], 1961-1970 (bulk)
Collection Number:
4251
Creator:
George McTurnan Kahin.
Quantity:
133 v., 5.6 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Copies of government documents.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Copies of United States government documents pertaining to the war in Vietnam, collected by Professor Kahin through the Freedom of Information Act for use in his 1986 book Intervention: How America Became Involved in Vietnam. For the pre-1961 period, the largest single group of documents relates to the Geneva Conference in 1954. Although the majority of documents relate to Vietnam, there is also coverage of Cambodia and Laos, particularly during the period from 1961 to 1963.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Copies of United States government documents pertaining to the war in Vietnam, collected by Professor Kahin through the Freedom of Information Act for use in his 1986 book Intervention: How America Became Involved in Vietnam. For the pre-1961 period, the largest single group of documents relates to the Geneva Conference in 1954. Although the majority of documents relate to Vietnam, there is also coverage of Cambodia and Laos, particularly during the period from 1961 to 1963.
Categories of documents include cable traffic between the U.S. Embassies in Saigon, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane and the Department of State; cables from the U.S. military command in Saigon; CIA cables and Situation Reports, both day-to-day coverage of specific events and crises, and weekly reports of political and military developments; internal documents from the White House, including National Security memos and other memos between Administration officials, as well as transcripts of meetings between Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and their advisors; and documents from meetings and conferences between U.S. leaders and the leaders of South Vietnam.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kahin, George McTurnan.

Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.

Places:
Vietnam--Politics and government--1945-1975.
United States--Foreign relations--Vietnam.
Vietnam--Foreign relations--United States.
Laos--Foreign relations--United States.
Cambodia--Foreign relations--United States.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

See also George McTurnan Kahin. Papers, #14-27-3146
Cite As:
George McT. Kahin collection on the origins of the Vietnam war, #4251. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Volume 1
Strategic/Geopolitical Considerations
Volume 2
Counterinsurgency, 1961
Volume 3
Escalation: Jan.-June 1961
Volume 4
Escalation: July-Oct. 1961
Volume 5
Escalation: Nov, 1961-1962
Volume 6
Escalation Plans, 1961
Volume 7
U.S. Aid - Military
Volume 8
U.S. Efforts to Promote Reform: Policies - J.F.K.
Volume 9
Third Country: General, 1961
Volume 10
Public Opinion: General
Volume 11
U.S. Perception Diem Government
Volume 12
U.S. Perception Diem Government
Volume 13
Evaluation: D.R.V., 1961
Volume 14
Negotiated Settlement: U.S. Positions, 1961
Volume 15
Southeast Asia: Overall
Volume 16
L.B.J. Visit to Asia
Volume 17
Reports of U.S. Officials. 3. Taylor Mission - Oct. & Nov. 1961: Reports
Volume 18
Reports of U.S. Officials. 3. Taylor Mission - A. Jordan Report: White Paper, Oct. 1961
Volume 19
Cambodia - U.S. Relations, pre-1963
Volume 22
Laos - Undermining of Agreement, 1962
Volume 23
Laos - Thailand
Volume 24
Thailand - General, 1961
Volume 25
Thai - U.S. Relations - Military Support
Volume 26
Thailand: Thailand - Laos
Volume 27
Cambodia: Chronology, 1960-1963
Volume 29
Laos: Chronology, 1962-1963
Volume 30
Southeast Asia - Chronology, 1960-1962
Volume 31
Thailand: Chronolgy, 1961
Volume 32
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Jan.-Apr. 1961
Volume 33
Vietnam: Chronolgy, June-July 1961
Volume 34
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Aug.-Sept. 1961
Volume 35
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Oct. 1961
Volume 36
Taylor Mission Report, Oct.-Nov. 1961
Volume 37
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Nov. 1-15, 1961
Volume 38
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Nov. 16-30, 1961
Volume 39
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Dec. 1961
Volume 40
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Jan.-Dec. 1962
Volume 41
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Jan. 1964
Volume 42
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Feb. 1964
Volume 43
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Mar. 1-16, 1964
Volume 44
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Mar. 17-31, 1964
Volume 45
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Apr. 1964
Volume 46
Vietnam: Chronolgy, May 1-17, 1964
Volume 47
Vietnam: Chronolgy, May 18-31, 1964
Volume 48
Vietnam: Chronolgy, June 1964
Volume 49
Vietnam: Chronolgy, July 1-22, 1964
Volume 50
Vietnam: Chronolgy, July 23-31, 1964
Volume 51
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Aug. 1-10, 1964
Volume 52
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Aug. 11-31, 1964
Volume 53
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Sept. 1-14, 1964
Volume 54
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Sept. 15-30, 1964
Volume 55
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Oct. 1964
Volume 56
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Nov. 1964
Volume 57
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Dec. 1-22, 1964
Volume 58
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Dec. 23-31, 1964
Volume 59
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Jan. 1-21, 1965
Volume 60
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Jan. 22-31, 1965
Volume 61
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Feb. 1-3, 1965
Volume 62
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Feb. 4-10, 1965
Volume 63
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Feb. 11-18, 1965
Volume 64
Vietnam: Chronolgy. Feb. 19-28, 1965
Volume 65
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Mar. 1-19, 1965
Volume 66
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Mar. 20-31, 1965
Volume 67
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Apr. 1-14, 1965
Volume 68
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Apr. 15-30, 1965
Volume 69
Vietnam: Chronolgy, May 1965
Volume 70
Vietnam: Chronolgy, June 1-11, 1965
Volume 71
Vietnam: Chronolgy, June 12-30, 1965
Volume 72
Vietnam: Chronolgy, July 1965
Volume 73
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Aug.-Dec. 1965
Volume 74
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Jan.-Feb. 1966
Volume 75
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Mar. 1966
Volume 76
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Apr. 1966
Volume 77
Vietnam: Chronolgy, May-June 1966
Volume 78
Vietnam: Chronolgy, July-Dec. 1966
Volume 79
Vietnam: Chronolgy, Feb. 1967-Oct. 1968
Volume 80
CIA - Situation Reports South Vietnam, Dec. 1963-May 1964
Volume 81
CIA - Situation Reports South Vietnam, June-Aug. 1964
Volume 82
CIA - Situation Reports South Vietnam, Sept.-Nov. 1964
Volume 83
CIA - Situation Reports South Vietnam, Dec. 1964-Feb. 1965
Volume 84
CIA - Situation Reports South Vietnam, Mar. 1965-June 1966
Volume 85
Escalation: I. Commitment of U.S. Ground Forces II. Change to Offensive Operations
Volume 86
Johnson Administration: Management of Public Opinion
Volume 87
U.S. Perception of Nguyen Khanh
Volume 88
Laos: I. General II. Undermining of the 1962 Geneva Agreements III. Laos and the Vietnam War
Volume 89
Covert Operations Against North Vietnam
Volume 90
Thailand
Volume 91
U.S. Evaluation of the DRV
Volume 92
Political Role of the Armed Forces
Volume 93
Montagnard Revolt of 19-25 Sept. 1964
Volume 94
Promotion of Civilian Governments by the U.S.
Volume 95
Negotiations: DRV/NLF Attitudes and Positions
Volume 96
Negotiations: US/GVN Attitudes and Positions
Volume 97
U.S. Embassy, Saigon: Weekly Reports, Mar. 1964-Jan. 1965
Volume 98
The Soviet Factor
Volume 99
The China Factor
Volume 100
Third Country Support of U.S.
Volume 101
Neutralism as a Political Force
Volume 102
Ky/Thieu Coup, June 1965
Volume 103
Pham Ngoc Thao's Abortive Coup, May 1965
Volume 104
U.S. Perception of Nguyen Cao Ky and Nguyen Van Thieu
Volume 105
LBJ: Public Statements of the War
Volume 106
JFK Weekend Papers, Apr. 1961-July 1962
Volume 107
Special Position of Henry Cabot Lodge in the Johnson Administration
Volume 108
Information Policy
Volume 109
Strategic Considerations
Volume 110
U.S. Aid to South Vietnam
Volume 111
Dean Rusk's Appointment Calendar
Volume 112
Catholics as a Political Force
Volume 113
Cambodia: The Question of Border Violations
Volume 114
Southeast Asia: Overall Assessments
Volume 115
Interpretations and Violations of the 1954 Geneva Accords
Volume 116
Biographies of Prominent Vietnamese
Volume 117
World Opinion
Volume 118
Biographies: Civilian
Volume 119
Cambodia: I. General; II. Termination of U.S. Aid; III. Termination of Diplomatic Relations with U.S.; IV. Relations with NLF/DRV
Volume 120
Bombing: I. Plans; II. Implementation; III. Evaluation
Volume 121
Air Strikes, Unconventional Weapons
Volume 122
Reports of Special Missions of U.S. Officials
Volume 123
U.S. Evaluation of the NLF
Volume 124
Escaltion (Plans/Scenarios)
Volume 125
Coup Attempt of Feb. 1965 and the Removal of Nguyen Khanh
Volume 126
Gen. Nguyen Khanh's Coup, 31 Jan. 1964
Volume 127
U.S. Perception of Duong Van Minh
Volume 128
Counterinsurgency - Strategic Hamlets - Pacification
Volume 129
Generals' Abortive Coup Attempt, 13-14 Sept. 1965
Volume 130
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Volume 131
Political Role of the Buddhists
Volume 132
Buddhist "Struggle Movement", Mar.-Apr. 1966
Box 1 Folder 1
Biographies
Box 1 Folder 2
Vol. 1 pre-1954
Box 1 Folder 3
Vol. 2 U.S. speech, Feb. 1954
Box 1 Folder 4
Vol. 3 Feb.-May 23, 1954
Box 1 Folder 5
Vol. 4 May 25-Nov. 1954
Box 1 Folder 6
Vol. 5 1955
Box 1 Folder 7
Vol. 6 1956-1959
Box 1 Folder 8
Vol. 7A 1960-Apr. 1961
Box 1 Folder 9
Vol. 8 May 1961-1962
Box 1 Folder 10
Vol. 9 Jan.-Sept. 15, 1963
Box 1 Folder 11
Vol. 10 Sept. 16-Dec. 1963
Box 1 Folder 12
Vol. 11Jan.-Aug. 1964
Box 1 Folder 13
Vol. 12Aug.-Nov. 1964
Box 1 Folder 14
Vol. 13 Nov. 1964 - Bundy drafts
Box 1 Folder 15
Vol. 14 Dec. 1964
Box 2 Folder 1
Vol. 15 Jan.-Feb. 1965
Box 2 Folder 2
Vol. 16 Mar. 1965
Box 2 Folder 3
Vol. 17 Apr.-May 15, 1965
Box 2 Folder 4
Vol. 18 May 16-31, 1965
Box 2 Folder 5
Vol. 19 June-July 15, 1965
Box 2 Folder 6
Vol. 20 July 16-Dec. 1965
Box 2 Folder 7
Vol. 21 Jan.-Feb. 1966
Box 2 Folder 8
Vol. 22 Mar.-Apr. 1966
Box 2 Folder 9
Vol. 23 May-Sept. 1966
Box 2 Folder 10
Vol. 24 Oct.-Dec. 1966
Box 2 Folder 11
Vol. 25 Jan.-May 1967
Box 2 Folder 12
Vol. 26 June-Aug. 1967
Box 2 Folder 13
Vol. 27 Sept.-Dec. 1967
Box 2 Folder 14
Vol. 28 Jan.-Mar. 3, 1968
Box 2 Folder 15
Vol. 29 Mar. 4-Dec. 1968; 1970
Box 3 Volume 1
I.A. Strategy/Geopolitical considerations B. China factor
1961
Box 3 Volume 2
I.C. Strategy: Soviet factor
1961
Box 3 Volume 3
II.A. Counterinsurgency
1961
Box 3 Volume 4
II.A. Counterinsurgency II.B. Covert operations against the North
1962
Box 3 Volume 5
II.D. Escalation
1961-01-1961-06
Box 3 Volume 6
II.D. Escalation
1961-07-1961-10
Box 3 Volume 7
II.D. Escalation
1961-1962
Box 3 Volume 8
II.D.1.A. Escalation: Plans
1961
Box 3 Volume 9
II.D.1.B. Escalation: Actions 1.C. Escalation: US combat troops II.F. Escalation: unconventional weapons: defoliants, Napalm
1961
Box 3 Volume 10
III.A. US aid: military
1961
Box 3 Volume 11
III.A. US aid: economic
1961
Box 3 Volume 12
IV.A. Policies under JFK: political, military, economic
1961
Box 3 Volume 13
V.A. Third country: general D. Third country: SEATO
1961
Box 3 Volume 14
VI.A. Public opinion: general B.1. Public opinion: JFK C. World opinion
1961
Box 3 Volume 15
VII.A. US perception of the Diem government
1961
Box 3 Volume 15
VII.A. US perception of the Diem government
1961
Box 4 Volume 15A
VII.A. US perception of the Diem government VII.B. US perception of the Minh government
1961
Box 4 Volume 16
VII.B. US perception of the Diem government VII.G. Anti-Diem sentiment: general VII.E. Coup against Diem
1961
Box 4 Volume 16A
VII.G. Anti-Diem sentiment VII.E. Coup against Diem
1961
Box 4 Volume 16B
VII.B. US perception of the Diem government VII.G. Anti-Diem sentiment VII.E. Coup against Diem
1961
Box 4 Volume 17
VII.E. Coup against Diem (1.)
1961
Box 4 Volume 18
VII.E. Coup against Diem
1961
Box 4 Volume 19
VII.L. Evaluation of the DRY-1961 VII.M. Evaluation of NLF (VC)-Military VII.N. Evaluation: RVM military
1961
Box 4 Volume 20
VIII.A. Negotiated settlement - US positions VIII.C.1. 1954 Geneva accords - I.C.C. VIII.C.2. 1954 Geneva accords interpretations / violations
1961
Box 4 Volume 21
IX.A. Southeast Asia: overall assessments
1961
Box 4 Volume 22
IX.D.1. LBJ visit to Asia D.2. Staley Mission / reports mid-1961 IX.D.3. Craig Report
1961-1963
Box 4 Volume 23
IX.D. Reports of US officials 3. Taylor mission, reports
1961-10-1961-11
Box 4 Volume 24
IX.D. Reports of US officials 3. Taylor mission. A. Jordan report - White paper IX.E. Government appraisals
1961-10-1962
Box 4 Volume 25
X.A. General: public statements on the war. JFK X.F. General miscellaneous, bilateral treaty, infiltration XI.A.1.a Cambodia-U.S. Relations pre-1963
1961
Box 4 Volume 27
XI.B.1. Laos-Perception of importance / Near intervention
1961
Box 4 Volume 28
XI.B.2. Laos-background and negotiation of 1962 Geneva Agreement
1961-1962
Box 5 Volume 29
XI.B.2. Laos-background and negotiation of 1962 Geneva Agreement
1962
Box 5 Volume 30
XI.B.4. Laos-Vietnam
1962
Box 5 Volume 31
XI.B.5. Laos-Thailand B.6. Laos-SEATO
1962
Box 5 Volume 32
XI.C.1. Thailand: general 1.b. Thailand-KMT 1.c.c. Thailand-regional cooperation XI.C.1.d. Thailand-miscellaneous XI.C.2.a. Thai-US relations-SEATO XI.C.2.b. US-Thai Relations Rusk-Thanat agreement
1962
Box 5 Volume 33
XI.C.2.c. Thai-US relations - military support 2.d. counterinsurgency
1962
Box 5 Volume 34
XI.C.2.e. Thai-US relation - economic assistance C.3. Thailand-Laos C.4. Thailand-Cambodia C.5. Thailand-Vietnam C.6. Thailand-biographies
1962
Box 5 Volume 36
Laos chronology
1961-01-1961-06
Box 5 Volume 37
Laos chronology
1962
Box 5 Volume 38
Laos chronology
1962-1963
Box 5 Volume 39
South East Asia chronology
1961-1962
Box 5 Volume 41
Thailand chronology
1961-1962-03-07
Box 5 Volume 42
Thailand chronology
1962-03-08-1962-04
Box 5 Volume 43
Vietnam chronology
1961-01-1961-04
Box 5 Volume 44
Vietnam chronology
1961-05
Box 5 Volume 45
Vietnam chronology
1961-06-1961-07
Box 6 Volume 46
Vietnam chronology
1961-07-1961-09
Box 6 Volume 47
Vietnam chronology
1961-10
Box 6 Volume 48
Vietnam chronology
1961-10-1961-11
Box 6 Volume 49
Vietnam chronology
1961-11-01-1961-11-15
Box 7 Volume 50
Vietnam chronology
1961-11-16-1961-11-30
Box 7 Volume 51
Vietnam chronology
1961-12
Box 7 Volume 54
Vietnam chronology
1963-11
Box 7 Volume 55
Vietnam chronology JFK public statements on the war
1963
Box 7 Folder 1
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