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Vietnam era oral history project

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 835

Overview

This collection contains audio cassettes and transcripts of interviews of seventeen U.S. men who were of military age during the Vietnam War, describing their personal experiences of the war and the Vietnam era both as soldiers and civilians. The interviews were conducted as an oral history project concerning the Vietnam era by University of Kansas undergraduate students enrolled in a fall 1994 history class. Included with the transcripts are their separate research papers which stemmed from the interviews.

Dates

  • October 1994-January 1995

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

.25 linear foot (1 box + 18 audio cassette tapes)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains audio cassettes and transcripts of interviews of seventeen U.S. men who were of military age during the Vietnam War. They describe their personal experiences of the war and the Vietnam era both as soldiers and civilians, including perceptions of the war in hindsight and observations on the protest movement and on conscientious objectors. The interviews were conducted as a project by University of Kansas students enrolled in a History 129 class taught by Lyn Ellen Bennett in the fall semester of 1994.

The collection contains student cassette tapes of the interviews, student transcriptions of the interviews, and research papers which the students produced, stemming both from the interviews and from bibliographic sources. Aside from one interview, conducted in early January 1995, all interviews were conducted from October to December of 1994. As described in the student papers, many of those interviewed were fathers or acquaintances of the students.

The audio cassette tapes of the interviews are at RH Cassette Tape 34, arranged alphabetically by name of surname of the interviewee. Files of the interview transcripts and accompanying student research papers are at RH MS 835.

Physical Location

RH MS 835

Physical Location

RH MS Cassette Tape 34

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lyn Ellen Bennett, 1995

Related Materials

Vietnam Veterans Oral History Collection, Kansas Collection, RH Cass. Tape 24, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Title
Guide to the Vietnam era oral history project
Subtitle
Vietnam era oral history project
Author
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006; revised by, cl 2010; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in <language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/1399317423
Preferred citation
Vietnam era oral history project, Kansas Collection, RH MS 835, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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