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U.S.O. Saigon Indiana state register book 1969-1973

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S3019 (Text) 00000106231350 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/01/06 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/06 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes one register book from U.S.O. Saigon in Saigon, Vietnam ranging from 1969 to 1973 including signatures of military in Vietnam from Indiana who visited the U.S.O.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
U.S.O. Saigon Indiana state register book, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
United Service Organizations was founded in 1941 with a mission to bring entertainment, support, and boost morale of U.S. service men, women, and their families. U.S.O. centers are based at or near military installations across the United States and the world, including combat zones."The Organization", U.S.O., accessed January 5, 2016,
After defeating the French colonial government in Vietnam in 1954, Northern Vietnam wished to unite the entire country under one communist government whereas Southern Vietnam aligned more with the West. United States military involvement in Vietnam began on a large scale in 1961 as a manifestation of the ongoing Cold War with the Soviet Union to prevent the expanse of communism. By 1969, more than 500,000 U.S. soldiers were stationed in Vietnam and the conflict lasted until 1973 when U.S. forces were withdrawn from the country.Spector, Ronald H., "Vietnam War", Encyclopedia Brittanica, May 8, 2015 accessed January 6, 2016,
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Governor Otis R. Bowen and U.S.O. Director, Michelle M. Chalfant on 1973/03/14.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: United Service Organizations (U.S.)
United States > History, Military.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.

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