Collection ASM0155 - Rand Interviews in Vietnam collection

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ASM0155

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Rand Interviews in Vietnam collection

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  • 1964-1968 (Creation)
  • 1964-1968 (Creation)

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71 Boxes

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Between August 1964 and December 1968, the Rand Corporation, under contract to the U.S. Department of Defense, conducted approximately 2,400 interviews with Vietnamese who were familiar with activities of the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army. Reports of these interviews, totalizing approximately 62,000 pages, constitute a rich source of information about political and military upheaval in a developing country, Vietnamese rural life, the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese armed forces and many related subjects. The documents describe conversations with prisoners captured by South Vietnamese or U.S. forces, defectors who voluntarily left the Viet Cong or the North Vietnamese Army as well as refugees from battle areas.  Many of the reports have a poignant, human quality; nearly all are informative about conditions in Vietnam. In December 1971, action was initiated to make these interview reports available to the public. The decision to provide access to these documents entailed a scrupulous double reading of all the reports and blocking out of information that might enable identification of the respondents.

The University of Miami holds approximate 1,780 (48,000 pages) out of the 2,400 interviews conducted under this study.

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This collection is open for research, but is kept in an off campus storage facility. Please allow up to 72 hours for delivery of requested materials.

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Rand Interviews in Vietnam collection finding aid © 1991 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

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  • English

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Davison, W. Phillips. User's Guide to the Rand Interviews in Vietnam: A Report Prepared for Advanced Research Projects Agency. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1972.

Information about related materials is available at http://ibisweb.miami.edu/record=b2821975~S11

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