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Dana Chwan Collection

Identifier: MS 004
The Dana Chwan Collection contains items that pertain to the Vietnam War. Most of the items are periodicals and publications, including National Geographic, National Vietnam Veterans Coalition, Soldier of Fortune and Time Magazine. There are numerous files of newspaper clippings from various newspapers from around the country. There are two folders containing the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study.


  • 1961-1993


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


1.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)


Dana Chwan was the wife of First Lieutenant Michael Chwan, an Air Force pilot shot down over North Vietnam at the beginning of the war. He was listed on the Missing in Action and Prisoner of War lists for years until 2/3 of his teeth and a piece of his jaw bone were identified. Those remains of Lt. Chwan are now buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Because of Lt. Chwan's involvement with the Vietnamese conflict, Dana Chwan was extremely active in POW/MIA Affairs both at the local and national levels.


Chwan’s series are arranged by correspondence, miscellaneous information, newspaper clippings, periodicals, a poem, programs, publications, studies and an interview.



Guide to the Dana Chwan Collection
Patty Nicholas
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Hays State University Special Collections Repository

502 South Campus Drive
Hays KS 67601 United States