Vice admiral, United States Navy; North Vietnamese prisoner of war, 1965-1973. Collection consists of correspondence, memoirs,
other writings, personnel records, notes, printed matter, and audiovisual material relating to conditions in North Vietnamese
prison camps during the Vietnam War, and to philosophy.
James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923-July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator. Stockdale was a North
Vietnamese prisoner of war from 1965-1973, in which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Stockdale was president of the Naval
War College from 1977 to his retirement from the U.S. Navy in 1979. From 1979-1980 Stockdale was the president of the Citadel.
Stockdale returned to Stanford University (M.A. class of 1962) and was a Hoover Institution Fellow from 1981–1996. In 1992
Stockdale was a candidate for the vice president of the United States in the 1992 presidential election, on Ross Perot's Independent
94 manuscript boxes, 8 oversize boxes, 2 motion picture film reels
(49 Linear Feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Boxes 27-102 are closed. The remainder of 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