Frederick W. Meyer Papers

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Frederick W. Meyer papers
Creator: Meyer, Frederick W. (Navy Medical Corps Surgeon)
Call Number: D.286
Dates: 1968-1971
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Frederick W. Meyer papers
Creator: Meyer, Frederick W. (Navy Medical Corps Surgeon)
Call Number: D.286
Dates: 1968-1971
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Frederick W. Meyer, Jr., a 1945 graduate of the University of Rochester Medical School, served in Vietnam in 1970 as Deputy Command Surgeon and Captain in the Navy Medical Corps as part of the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV). This position involved interaction with other U.S. civil and military agencies and with the Vietnamese Surgeon General's office. It also gave Capt. Meyer the opportunity for extensive travel in Vietnam to have official and personal connections with Vietnam's business and social worlds.

Scope and Content
The papers contain over 230 letters written by Capt. Meyer to his wife Lucy during his one-year tour of duty in Vietnam, and several letters from various Naval officers. The collection also contains more than 270 color slides (35mm), taken by Capt. Meyer throughout the country, of Vietnamese geographical landscapes, local businesses, and people. They are arranged and identified by Capt. Meyer. The contents of the letters and slides include graphic illustrations of statistics (casualty rates, disease, etc), disposition of U.S., allied and Vietnamese military forces, disposition of U.S. and Vietnamese medical facilities, and life in general for American officers and Vietnamese residents. Also included are photographs of the Cambodia campaign and several maps and charts showing information on medical facilities and the organization of political, military, and demographic regions of Vietnam.

Subject(s):
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Correspondence
Color slides
Meyer, Frederick W. (Navy Medical Corps Surgeon)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Capt. Frederick W. Meyer, Jr., February 17, 1982.Access
The Frederick W. Meyer papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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[Item title, item date], Frederick W. Meyer papers, D.286, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, January-February 1970
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, March 1970
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, April 1970
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, May 1970
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, June 1970
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, July 1970
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, August-September 1970
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, October-November 1970
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, December 1970-January 1971
Box 1, Folder 10Map of South Vietnam, administrative divisions and military regions, July 1968
Box 1, Folder 11Maps: HES (Hamlet Evaluation System) Hamlet map, MACV cords, reports and analysis directorate; HES population density map, MACV cords, reports and analysis directorate, November 30, 1969
Box 1, Folder 12Maps: Allied military forces, 1970; Principal U.S. medical facilities, 1970; Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces (RVNAF), Military units and medical facilities, 1970
Box 1, Folder 13Charts: U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV, APO San Francisco 96222), Saigon, Directory, April 1970; Organization of the Joint Utilisation Program (of Vietnamese province hospitals by their Ministries of Defense and Health), undated; Phase-Down of the Military Provincial Health Assistance Program (MILPHAP), Changes in the Joint Table of Distribution (JTD), 1969-1970
Box 1, Folder 14Photographs, Cambodia campaign, 1970
Box 2, Folder 1Slides: First Military Region ("I Corps" area)
39 slides, numbered 1:1 - 1:39

Box 2, Folder 2Slides: Second Military Region ("II Corps" area)
45 slides, numbered 2:1 - 2:45

Box 2, Folder 3Slides: Third Military Region ("III Corps area)
Also: Cambodia, near border, in the "Parrot's Beak" and "Fish Hook" areas, where huge caches of munitions and food were uncovered. Also includes some shots of Capt. Meyer in his office and in various aircraft used while in Cambodia. 18 slides, numbered 3:b:1 - 3:b:18.
17 slides, numbered 3:a:1 - 3:a:17.

Box 2, Folder 4Slides: Fourth Military Region ("IV Corps" area), or the Delta
Includes shots taken on the island of Phu Quoc in the Gulf of Thailand, of the site of the largest of four Vietnamese prisoner-of-war compounds in the country, reportedly holding 20,000 or more prisoners. Also included are shots of Con Son Island. 74 slides, numbered 4:1 - 4:74.

Box 2, Folder 5Slides: Saigon area and MACV headquarters
80 slides, numbered 5:1 - 5:80



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