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  • Title: Robert F. Turner Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1958-1975
    Collection Number: 74040
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 52 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 card file box, 17 envelopes, 1 album box, 1 phonotape cassette, 1 phonorecord (25.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, reports, speeches, press releases, clippings, printed matter, sound recordings, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to political, social and cultural conditions in Vietnam and to the Vietnamese War
    Creator: Turner, Robert F.


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert F. Turner Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.


    1. ARVN Army of the Republic of Vietnam
    2. COSVN Central Office for South Vietnam. Communist Command of the Forces in South Vietnam
    3. JUSPAO Joint U.S. Public Affairs Office, Saigon
    4. MACV Military Advisory Command Vietnam
    5. MIA Missing in Action
    6. ML Mission in Charge of Liaison
    7. MRC Military Revolutionary Council
    8. NFL SVN founded in 1960 (to struggle in order to oppose the RVN administration and the U.S., and to progress toward neutrality and reunification with the North)
    9. NLF National Front for Liberation
    10. NVA North Vietnamese Army
    11. PAVN Peoples Army of the Republic of Vietnam
    12. PNF Patriotic Neutralist Forces (Laos)
    13. PRP People's Revolutionary Party
    14. PRYL People's Revolutionary Party Youth League
    15. PSYOPS Psychological Operations
    Quoc Dan Dang Nationalist Party
    Armed Forces of Vietnam
    1. RF Regional Forces in South Vietnam
    2. PF Popular Forces in South Vietnam
    3. SEATO Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
    4. Tet Contraction of Nguyen Dan Tiet, meaning Festival of the first day of the year. Chinese in origin, the holiday symbolizes the beginning of the Oriental New Year (Lunar New Year)
    5. USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
    6. USIA U.S. Information Agency
    7. USOM Unites States Operations Mission
    8. VC Administration Machinery in South Vietnam:
    9. (COSVN) 1. The Central Office of South Vietnam
    10. (PRP) 2. The Vietnam People's Revolutionary Party
    11. (NFLSV) 3. The National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam
    12. VCI Viet Cong Infrastructure
    13. VIVA Victory in Vietnam Association; a nationwide student organization, since 1967 in Los Angeles, and supporting our government and our military
    14. VNQDD Vietnam Quoc Dan Dang (Vietnam Nationalist Party)
    15. VWP Vietnam Workers' Party
    16. YICA Yearbook on International Communist Affairs

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army
    United States. Embassy (Vietnam)
    Asia, Southeastern.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations--Vietnam.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
    Vietnam--Foreign relations--United States.
    Vietnam--Politics and government.