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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.
Organized in one series, ‡b with maps grouped in folders by district.
Purchased in July 2014.
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This collection was processed by John Delaney in September 2014. Finding aid written by John Delaney in September 2014.
No materials were separated during 2014 processing.
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Vietnam -- Quang Ngai (Province)
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Vietnam -- Quang Tri (Province)
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- History -- Sources
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam -- Quang Ngai (Province) -- Maps
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam -- Quang Tri (Province) -- Maps
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Author
- John Delaney
- Finding Aid Date
- Published on September 26, 2014
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Maps of So Do Ap Thuy-Thach, So Do Ap An-Thuong, Ap Binh Lac, Ap My-Trang, So Do Ap Tho-Lac, and So Do Ap Truong-Sanh.Physical Description
Maps of Ap Hiep-Pho-Nam, Ap Dai-An, Ap Hiep-Pho-Trung, Ap Hoa-My, Ap Kim Thanh Ha, Ap Long Ban, Ap Phu-Binh, Ap Phu Chau, Ap Phu-Dinh, Ap Phu-Vinh, Ap Phuc-Minh, Ap Tinh-Phu, Ap Vinh-Tho, Ap Xuan-Vinh, and Khu Dinh-Cu.Physical Description
Maps of Ap An Phong, Ap Chu Tuong, Ap An-Mo, Ap An-Long, Ap An-Chuan, Ap Kien-Khuong, Ap Dong-Cat, Ap My-Dai, Ap Nang-An, Ap Nghia Lap, Ap Phu-An, Ap Phuoc-Son, Ap Phuoc-Thanh, Ap Phuoc-Thinh, Ap Quang-Hien, Ap Thanh-An, Ap Thi-Pho-Nhut, and Ap Bo-De.Physical Description
Maps of Ap Kim-Long, Ap Tho Loc, Ap An-Loc, Ap Truong-Xuan, Ap Dong-Duong, Ap Ngan-Giang, Ap Lam Loc, Ap Ha Nhai, and Dinh Cu Phu-Hoa.Physical Description
Maps of Ap Go-Phu, Ap Nghia-An-Tay, Ap An-Ha, Ap Doan-Ket, Ap Phu-Hoa, Ap Xuan-Quang-Bac, Ap Ngoc-Dien, Ap Ho-Thanh, Ap Thu-Pho-Tay, Ap Thu Pho Dong, Ap Phu-My, Ap Nghia An Dong, Ap Chan-Thanh, Ap Thu-Xa, Ap Van An (on three sheets), and Khu Dinh-Cu.Physical Description
Maps of Ap Phu-Le, Ap Giao-Thuy, and Ap Phu-Loc.Physical Description
Maps of Ap Nam Lo and Ap Bac-Mon.Physical Description
Maps of Ap Chau-Tu and Ap Nang-An.Physical Description