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African American Soldier's Vietnam Scrapbook

Identifier: SC 01774

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Content Description

A scrapbook compiled by a young African American soldier serving with the United States Army in Vietnam around 1970. The man is referred to as "Bro" [Brother] Scott by the five friends who signed the inside of the album's front cover. The album cover is green and reads "Memory of South Viet-nam." Below the lettering is a drawing of a farmer plowing a field with a team of oxen, and a simple outline map of Vietnam with several named cities.

Inside, the scrapbook holds seventy-eight photographs, and one Christmas card. There are 21 additional photographs that were loose and wedged in the front cover. The images include pictures of planes, beaches, vehicles, military buildings, musical performances, and men at rest in their barracks. Men are shown posing with one another, trucks, photos of girls, weapons, alcohol, and cigarettes.

Content warning for nudity, weapons of war.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1972

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The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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1 Linear Feet (One 10 x 12" album. One legal sized folder with 21 loose photographs.)



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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository