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  • Title: Jerry Allan Rose papers
    Date (bulk): 1959-1965
    Collection Number: 2015C51
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English, Vietnamese, and French
    Physical Description: 18 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 5 card file boxes (10.5 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The Jerry Allan Rose papers consist of Rose's personal and work related materials, including writings, correspondence, notes, reports, studies, printed matter, and audiovisual materials. A majority of the materials relate to the Vietnam War and to political and social conditions in Vietnam and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
    Creator: Rose, Jerry Allan, 1933-1965
    Creator: Rose, Mary Kay
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2015.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jerry Allan Rose papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Jerry Allan Rose was an American journalist and writer and was a member of the United States Operations Mission to Vietnam, which ran from 1950 to 1954.
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 16, 1933, and raised in Gloversville, New York, Rose started his career with the Asia Foundation in Vietnam, where he taught English literature at the University of Hue. He was later hired as a correspondent for Time Magazine and worked with various news outlets including The Saturday Evening Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. He focused on non-fiction articles, covering topics such as the Vietnam War and its effects on peasants living in the Vietnam countryside. Rose also wrote poetry and fictional short stories, submitting them to various publications. In 1964, Rose took a leave of absence from professional journalism to serve as advisor to Prime Minister Phan Huy Quat.
    In April 1962, Rose married Mary Kay Peterson, a secretary at the U.S. Embassy. Together they had two children, daughter Thorina and son Eric Morrow. Although Rose was often in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries for work, the Roses' permanent residence was in Hong Kong. Rose passed away on September 16, 1965, at the age of 31 in an Air Vietnam plane crash on a flight inspecting refugee camps.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Jerry Allan Rose papers consist of Rose's personal and work related materials, including writings, correspondence, notes, reports, studies, printed matter, and audiovisual materials relating to the Vietnam War and to political and social conditions in Vietnam and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Rose's writings include both non-fiction and fiction works, such as articles, short stories, and poetry. Also included are various materials relating to Rose, which were compiled by his wife, Mary Kay Rose.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Vietnam War, 1961-1975
    Journalists
    Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975
    Southeast Asia -- Politics and government