Asian Studies: Vietnam War
FBI File: American POWs/MIAs in
This FBI file, which covers the period 1970 to 1993, began as an investigation into theCommittee
of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam (COLIFAM). Included here
are interviews with hundreds of Vietnamese refugees as well as information on how the
North Vietnamese hoarded personal items of American servicemen to exchange for money.
Information on the Women's Liberation Movement, Women's International League for Peace
and Freedom (WILPF), and the Women's Peace Party is also contained here. Documents
include teletypes, interviews, letters, memos, newsletters, and reports. The file is organized
chronologically within two divisions: Domestic Security and Foreign Counterintelligence.
Scholars interested in Vietnam-related government policy and domestic unrest will find this
a useful collection.
Original Microform Title: FBI File on American POWs/MIAs in Southeast Asia
Indochina, France, and the Viet Minh War,
1945-1954: Records of the U.S. State
Department, Part 1: 1945-1949
National Archives (U.S.)
Comprising records of the State Department’s Central Classified Files, this collection
contains records relating to the internal affairs of Indochina, during the period 1945-49. The
records include instructions sent to and correspondence received by the State Department;
the State Department’s internal documentation, as well as correspondence between the
Department and other federal departments and agencies, Congress, and private individuals
and organizations; telegrams, airgrams, instructions, inquiries, studies, memoranda, situation
reports, translations, special reports, plans, and official and unofficial correspondence.