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U.S.O. Saigon Indiana state register book

 Collection — Folder: S3019
Identifier: S3019

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1969-1973

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Historical Note

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more than 500,000 U.S. soldiers were stationed in Vietnam and the conflict lasted until 1973 when U.S. forces were withdrawn from the country.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,

Historical Note

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,


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by chronologically.

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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/01/06 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/06 by Lauren Patton.
U.S.O. Saigon Indiana state register book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.