Joseph M. Carrier photographs of Vietnamese Central Highlanders, 1962-1973

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2014-02
Creators:
Carrier, Joseph M.
Dates:
1962-1973
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
339 color slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs of Vietnamese peoples and refugee camps made during Joseph M. Carrier's work in Vietnam for the Rand Corporation and the National Academy of Sciences. The collection includes images of airfields, a hospital, Viet Cong defectors, and weaving and basket-making. There are also photographs depicting people, architecture, and art, made in Guatemala circa 1964 and 1972.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Joseph Michel Carrier (b. 1927) was a counterinsurgency specialist for the Rand Corporation in Vietnam, a researcher on herbicide use in Vietnam, and an anthropologist specializing in the analysis of homosexuality among Mexican and Vietnamese men. Educated at the University of Miami (BA, 1950) and Purdue University (MA, 1952), he gained employment with the Rand Corporation in 1956 as a research analyst. In 1962 and 1965-1967, Carrier was detailed to South Vietnam, where he assisted anthropologist Gerald Cannon Hickey's research on the Highland peoples and conducted fieldwork on Viet Cong morale and defection. Carrier returned to the United States in 1968 and entered the graduate program in anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. However, despite his doctoral research on homosexual men in Mexico, Carrier could find no positions in sex research after earning his PhD in 1972. With Hickey's support, Carrier found employment as a staff officer for the National Academy of Science's Herbicide Study Group, for whom he gathered data on the effects of US operations in Vietnam which used herbicides to defoliate forests to expose enemy compounds and poisoned Viet Cong food supplies. In 1974, Carrier helped author a working paper on the effects of these programs on the Vietnamese Highland populations. After his time in Vietnam, Carrier worked as an evaluator of California law enforcement programs (1973-1987) and was Chief Social Scientist for the Orange County Health Agency AIDS Community Education Project (retired 1992).

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2014-02

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2014-02, Joseph M. Carrier photographs of Vietnamese Central Highlanders, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Southeast Asian Archive, The UC Irvine Libraries and the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives hold Joseph Carrier's papers.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Joseph Carrier, 2014.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Refugee camps Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vietnam Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guatemala Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cua (Vietnamese people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hrê (Vietnamese people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jarai (Southeast Asian people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bru (Southeast Asian people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vietnamese Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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