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HIST 4903 - Vietnam War: Vietnam War & Arkansas

This page is intended to guide you to primary resources about the Vietnam War and Arkansas.  For help navigating these collections or to find other Arkansas-related primary resources, please contact the Archivist, Shelley Blanton.

Local Resources

Pebley Center Collections

The Olive, Kathleen and Rosa Belle A. Pebley Historical And Cultural Center Collection was established in 2003 and focuses primarily on the early history of Fort Smith and the immediate surrounding counties. The collection, located in Room 137 of the Boreham Library, is non-circulating and may be used by the public as well as the University community.

Available collections:

  • SE Asia Relocation Collection Box 1 & 2
  • Dissertation of Perla M. Guerrero is Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies and the first core faculty member in the U.S. Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Maryland.
  • Dept. of the Army action report on the Indochinese Refugee Program
  • SE Asia Relocation Collection Artwork and Photographs
  • SE Asia Relocation Collection Mounted Displays
  • Vietnamese Interviews and Notes
  • Escape to America file
  • Fall of Siagon (VHS)
  • Task Force Resettlement Operation (Cuban refugees)

Fort Chaffee and Refugees

Relevant to Vietnamese, Laotian, and Hmong refugees housed at Fort Chaffee.

Refugee Resettlement at Fort Chaffee Archival Collections

These are archival collections with materials relating to refugee resettlement at Fort Chaffee.


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Shelley Blanton
Boreham Library
Rm. 137
Subjects: Pebley Center