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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

A Guide to the Vietnam Veterans Archives



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vietnam Veterans
Title: Vietnam Veterans Archives
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.
Accession No.: 90-322, 90-347, 90-349, 92-079, 92-103, 92-110, 92-115, 92-151, 92-192, 92-268, 92-299, 92-398, 94-149, 96-212, 2001-171, 2003-026
Extent: 2 ft., 8-3/4 in.
Language: Materials are written in 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

Access Restrictions

Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist.

Use Restrictions

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

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Alyn, Glen
Dougherty, Willie G.
Elders, Betty
Gostas, Theodore
Henbeck, Kerry
Horen, Larry
Houston, Opie R.
Jaeger, Ronald W.
Palmer, Laura
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Chapter 96 (tallahassee, Fl.)
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. State Council 04 (Fl.)
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Subjects
American Poetry -- 20th Century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- History.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Missing in action.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Poetry.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Press coverage.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1861-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Archives.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Conllection contains unprocessed additions.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/B64 Audiotapes
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2.325/C1a "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"
[AR 90-322, 90-647, 90-349]
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2.325/C1b 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, Marach 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
[AR 90-079, 92-103, 92-115, 92-192, 92-299]
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2.325/C1c 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.
[AR 92-268, 92-299, 93-215]
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2.325/C29a Newsitems relating to POW/MIAs, 1991-1994.
[AR 94-149]
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2.325/C29b "Huckleberry Minh: A Walk Through Dreamland," by Glen Alyn. Manuscript.
[AR 96-212]
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2.325/D18d "Chiron Review," vol. X, issue 1, Spring 1991. Contains poems by Vietnam Veterans.
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2.325/D20b "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 Newsletter, "The Florida Vietnam Veteran: Recon Report," vol. 2, issue 2. Publication by Vietnam Veterans of America - Florida State Council.
[AR 92-398]
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2.325/F257 Research material, interviews, oral history, publications, etc., relating to Gerald Niscosia's career documenting the experiences of Vietnam veterans.
[AR 2008-224]
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2.325/K25b 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.
[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 9-30-2008.
[AR 2009-017]

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