Michael Birnbaum Collection
The collection consists of various materials relating to the service of Michael Lewis Birnbaum, 9th Infantry Division, during the Vietnam War. The collection includes letters, maps, photos, booklets, magazines, newspapers, proficiency tests, and military cards.
- ca. 1966-1968
0.5 Cubic Feet
Box 3540C --- Folder 1 Magazines: “Uptight” Summer 1968; “OCTOFOIL” Volume 1, Numbers 2 & 3. Folder 2 Booklets: “9th Infantry Division, 1918-1968”; “The M16A1 Rifle, Preventative Maintenance”; “Vehicle Operator’s Guide for Driving in Vietnam”; “Vietnam Sketchbook,” by Paul Rigby; “Describing the Traffic Movements on Public Roads in Vietnam” February 1967. Folder 3 Letters to Grandma and Grandpa: February 9, 1968 – Mike Birnbaum to Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E Ankrum (Rapid City); April 18, 1968 – Mike Birnbaum to Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E Ankrum (Rapid City); Christmas Card – Mike Birnbaum to Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E Ankrum (Rapid City). Folder 4 Papers: 178th Replacement Company R&R Center Camp Alpha, brochure; Airline Passenger Ticket, Baggage Check – Oct 18, 1968; Customs Declaration Tag – Oct 22, 1968; Individual Proficiency Score Card, Birnbaum, Michael; Physical Combat Proficiency Test Performance Report; Displacement of G3 Section to Dong Tam, July 23 1968. Folder 5 Cards, Photos, Patch: Octofoil Shoulder Patch – Shoulder patch of the 9th Infantry; “M16 Rifle Tips”; “Standing Orders, Roger’s Rangers”; 9th Infantry Division, Religious Services Schedule; “Nine Rules,” for Personnel of US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Camp Alpha, Open Mess, Saigon Vietnam – Match book cover; “Tips on VC/NVA Mines and Booby Traps”; ID Card – Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Division, San Francisco; Military Payment Certificate (5 cents); Photos – (5) Vietnamese Youths. Folder 6 Papers: “Season’s Greetings, 9th Infantry Division,” unsigned; Statement of Acceptability, Selective Service, Nov 18, 1966' Commander’s Message – Creighton W. Abrams (Thanksgiving); Letterhead – Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Division; Letterhead – 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam; Hand drawn road map – III ARVN Corp; “Instructions for Inductees and Preinductees”; Headquarters Fort Polk, Louisiana – Infantry Mortar Round Proficiency Test; Headquarters Fort Polk, Louisiana – Departure from Louisiana to Oakland; Department of the Army Headquarters – Oakland, CA/Departure from Oakland to Vietnam; “Personnel Returning from an Overseas Tour” To: Families in Concern. Folder 7 Tourist Brochures: Singapore R&R Notes; R&R Leave TWA; Singapore This Week (December 23-29, 1968); Welcome to Singapore (December 1968). Map Drawer 95 Folder 2: Bien Hoa, Vietnam; Saigon, Vietnam and surrounding area (3). Newspaper Shelf – N141: The Army Report – May 18, 1968; The Old Reliable, Ninth Army Division – May 16, 1968; The Old Reliable, Ninth Army Division – July 17, 1968; The Old Reliable, Ninth Army Division – July 24, 1968; The Old Reliable, Ninth Army Division – September 4, 1968.
- Booklets Subject Source: Local sources
- Foreign Currency Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Letters (Correspondence) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Magazine Subject Source: Local sources
- Map Collections Subject Source: Local sources
- Military Records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Newspaper Subject Source: Local sources
- Photograph Collection -- Manuscript Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Singapore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings