Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Victoria Schuck papers
Date (inclusive): 1956-1977
Collection Number: 98064
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In English, Vietnamese, with some material in French and Chinese
15 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder
(7.6 Linear Feet)
Abstract: The bulk of the collection spans from 1961 to 1977, mainly while Schuck was a professor of the Political Science Department
at Mount Holyoke College. The collection primarily reflects Schuck's research interests in South Vietnam: elections, government
administration, the Vietnam War, the case of Tran Ngoc Chau, and the South Vietnam Youth Movement. The collection is composed
of writings, statistical data, biographical data, publications, photographs, and other materials.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1998.
[Identification of item], Victoria Schuck papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
|16 March 1909
||Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
||Received Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.
||Received Master of Arts degree at Stanford University.
||Received Doctor of Philosophy degree at Stanford University.
||Assistant Professor at Florida State College for Women.
||Member of the Mount Holyoke College Political Science Department.
||Worked as the Principal Program Analyst for the Office of Price Administration.
||Served as a consultant at the Office of Temporary Controls.
||Visiting lecturer at Smith College.
||Initiated a Washington Internship Program.
||Visiting professor at Stanford University.
||Established a Political Studies Center.
||Served on the Lecture Committee at Mount Holyoke College.
||Served on the Honors Committee at Mount Holyoke College.
||President John F. Kennedy appointed her as a member of the President's Commission on Registration and Voting Participation.
||A member of the Massachusetts Commission on Interstate Cooperation.
||A member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts.
||A member of the Town of South Hadley, Massachusetts Planning Board.
||A member of the Massachusetts Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
||A member of the Berkshire Community College New Campus Committee.
||Received grants to observe elections in South Vietnam and to study the Vietnamese constitution.
||A visiting scholar at the Brookings Institute.
||Vice President of the American Political Science Association.
||President of the Northeastern Political Science Association.
||Retired from full-time teaching at Mount Holyoke College.
||Returned to teach Winter Term courses at Mount Holyoke College.
||Served as President of Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C.
||Received an honorary degree from Mount Vernon College upon retirement.
||"The American Political Science Association established an annual award in her name to be given to the author of a book on
women and politics."
|15 February 1999
||Died in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
||In South Vietnam under a grant from the Four-College Asian and African Studies Committee to conduct research on innovations
in the civil service and budgeting.
||A member of the University's Building Authority.
"Constitution-Making in Vietnam--A Part of 'The Other War'" by Victoria Schuck for the
Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 1967
Biographical Note, Victoria Schuck Papers Finding Aid, 1930-1999, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections,
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Scope and Content of Collection
Collection spans from 1956 to 1977, collected primarily while Schuck was a Political Science professor at Mount Holyoke College.
The collection reflects Schuck's research interests in South Vietnam: elections, government administration, the Vietnam War,
the case of Tran Ngoc Chau, and the South Vietnam Youth Movement, among other topics. The collection is composed of writings,
statistical data, biographical data, publications, photographs, and other materials.
The Research file is organized into the three categories: Vietnam Youth Movement materials, photographs from trips of Schuck
and Jim Mott, and Tran Ngoc Chau documents, along with materials related generally to Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The Research
file also includes materials on the Vietnam War, government administration, and South Vietnam elections, among other topics.
The South Vietnam Elections file contains documents related to Schuck's research, organized into the following categories:
General file, National Assembly and Constituent Assembly file, Upper House file, Lower House file, President and Vice President
file, and Senate file. These categories include news releases, posters, decrees, statistical data, and other materials pertaining
to general elections, village and hamlet elections, assembly elections, Upper House and Lower House elections, presidential
elections, and senatorial elections.
The Vietnam Government Administration file includes a Constitution file, along with materials that include documents, charts,
maps, and other items related to the government and administration of Vietnam. More specific topics include village government,
hamlet government, military government, local government, and regional government.
The Vietnam War f ile includes documents, charts, maps, news releases, and other materials related to the Vietnam War. More
specifically, topics include Vietcong, U.S. military assistance, Land-to-the-Tiller, and peace.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States
Elections -- Vietnam
Legislative bodies -- Vietnam
Victoria Schuck papers, 1930-1999, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections.
Victoria Schuck papers, circa 1974-1980, Special Collections Research Center, Gelman Library, The George Washington University.