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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Vietnam Veterans Archives



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Undetermined creator
Title: Vietnam veterans archives
Dates: 1974-2001
Abstract: The Vietnam Veterans Archives, 1974-2001, is comprised of news items, poetry, songs, literary fiction, posters, and photographs documenting the memories and recollections of veterans of the Vietnam War, their families, and their friends.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01662
Extent: 2.73 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Vietnam War, 1961-1975, engulfed the countries of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in a very controversial military conflict between Communist North Vietnam (supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union), South Vietnam, and the United States. The use of materials such as Agent Orange contributed to the strong anti-war movement in the United States, which was fueled by the youth revolt movement of the 1960s. The conflict ended with the withdrawal of American forces and the seizure of South Vietnam's capital, Saigon, by the North Vietnamese.

Following the war, Vietnam veterans received less support than veterans of previous wars and were stereotyped as homeless drunks traumatized by the conflict. Vet Centers eventually opened nationwide to begin treating veterans of the Vietnam, Korean, and Second World War for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health issues.

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Scope and Contents

The Vietnam Veterans Archives, 1974-2001, is comprised of news items, poetry, songs, literary fiction, posters, and photographs documenting the memories and recollections of veterans of the Vietnam War, their families, and their friends. Items in the collection relate to veterans' issues, prisoners-of-war, and the soldiers missing in action. The collection also includes publications from Vietnam veteran organizations, such as the Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans and chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., as well as noted writings from author and Vietnam War veteran Glen Alyn.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Access to audio materials by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Alyn, Glen
Dougherty, Willie G.
Elders, Betty
Gostas, Theodore
Henbeck, Kerry
Horen, Larry
Houston, Opie R.
Jaeger, Ronald W.
Palmer, Laura
Corporate Names
Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Chapter 96 (Tallahassee, Fl.)
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. State Council 04 (Fl.)
Subjects
American poetry
Missing in action
Press coverage
Protest movements
Twentieth century
Veterans
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Places
United States
Document Types
Literature (writings)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vietnam Veterans Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1990-322; 1990-347; 1990-349; 1992-079; 1992-103; 1992-110; 1992-115; 1992-151; 1992-192; 1992-268; 1992-299; 1992-398; 1994-149; 1996-212; 2001-171; 2003-026

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed additions. Contact repository for more information.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/B64 [SRH1230000377] Audiotapes
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2.325/C1a [SRH1230000446] "Priosner" by Theodore Gostas
"Man's Favorite Sport" by Opie Houston
"Where Feasts Come Rarely" by Kerry Henbeck
Vietnam Veterans; Laura Palmer
Printed material of the Big Bend Chapter 96, Free Fire Wire, Tallahassee, FL, 1988-1990
Betty Elder's "Daddy's Coal"
General
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2.325/C1b [SRH1230000447] Transcripts of articles on POW/MIA, 1992
Newsletters of the Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans, 1992
"The FLorida Vietnam Veteran: Recon Report," vol. 2, issue 2, 1992
An Examination of U.S. Policy Towards POW/MIAs by the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Republican Staff, 1991
"Bring 'Em Home Rally," Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans rally for POW/MIAs, March 28, 1992
Newsletter for the Vietnam Veterans of Amrica, Big Bedn Chapter 96, Free Fire Wire, Tallahassee, Florida
"Things Jesse Told Me," by Larry Horen. Austin: Liberated Press, 1991
Flyer for MIA/POW rally, March 28, 1992
Solicitation packet asking for material to be donated to archives.
"Welcome Home," "My Friend," poems by Willie G. Dougherty, 1992
Poetry
Correspondence
General
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2.325/C1c [SRH1230000448] Transcripts of articles on POW/MIA, 1992
Newsletters of the Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans, 1992
News stories concerning Vietnam and veterans, 1992-1993
Poem "Newfound Hope" by Willie Dougherty
News article segment, POW/MIA -, 1992
General
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2.325/C29a [SRH1230000574] Newsitems relating to POW/MIAs, 1991-1994
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[AR 94-149]
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2.325/C29b [SRH1230000575] "Huckleberry Minh: A Walk Through Dreamland," by Glen Alyn. Manuscript.
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[AR 96-212]
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2.325/D18d [SRH1230000701] "Chiron Review," vol. X, issue 1, Spring 1991. Contains poems by Vietnam Veterans.
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2.325/D20b [SRH1230000662] "Chiron Review, issue 67, Winter 2001. Contains Ronald W. Jaeger's review of "Huckleberry Minh" by Glen Alyn.
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2.325/D36a [SRH1230000778] Newsletter, "The Florida Vietnam Veteran: Recon Report," vol. 2, issue 2. Publication by Vietnam Veterans of America - Florida State Council.
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[AR 92-398]
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2.325/F257 [SRH1230001016] Research material, interviews, oral history, publications, etc., relating to Gerald Niscosia's career documenting the experiences of Vietnam veterans.
General
[AR 2008-224]
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2.325/K25b [SRH1230001314] Photographic prints (color and b/w) relating to Gerald Nicosia's career documenting the experiences of Vietnam veterans. Includes meetings of vairous Vietnam veteran's groups.
General
[AR 2008-227]
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2.325/OD12 Post: "Menos Petroleo, Mas Valor" [Less oil, more courage], by artist Rirkirt Tiraranija, signed and dated, September 30, 2008
General
[AR 2009-017]

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