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African American GI's Vietnam and West Germany Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 119
Identifier: SC 01734
Content Description

Ninety-eight photos with no captions of soldiers in Vietnam and West Germany. The majority of the pictures are of leisure activities such as card games, smoking, writing letters, playing pool, and drinking. Some of the subjects posed with cash, others with raised fists, or by pin-ups on the wall. Twenty-two of the photos are of the town near the barracks.

Content warnings for drug use, underage drinking.

Dates: 1960's

African American Soldier's Vietnam Scrapbook

Identifier: SC 01774
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...
Dates: 1970 - 1972

William C. Bliss Letters

Identifier: SC 01020
Scope and Contents

Letters between William C. Bliss, a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, and his wife, Leslie Hill Bliss of Berkley, Michigan during the Vietnam War time period.  Concerns their son, Bill, the Marine service of William C. Bliss and family life at home.  Includes letter from Leslie Bliss’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hill, to William C. Bliss.

Dates: 1966-1968

Robert R. Bramlett Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.306
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of letters from B.R. Bramlett to his wife and from his wife to B.R Bramlett, written while on active duty with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, 1966-1967. He was stationed originally as Military Police in Phu Bai, Vietnam, then as Brig Warden in Da Nang, and finally as a Senior Instructor for the 3rd Battalion Force Logistics Command.   A majority of his correspondence occured while he was Brig Warden. Topics include everyday concerns for his...
Dates: 1966-1967

Bristow Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.566
Scope and Contents Papers, circa the 1930s and the 1960s-1970s, of the Bristow Family of Middlesex County, Virginia. The collection includes letters written to Joseph Christian Bristow, Jr., while at the University of Richmond and letters written to him while serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. The primary correspondent is Kitty Major, of Stormont, Virginia, who seems to be in a relationship with Bristow for most of their correspondence. Topics include Major's daily activities, events...
Dates: circa 1900-1973; Majority of material found in 1962 - 1967

Bruce Hildebrand Letters

Identifier: SC 00237
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 16 letters written by Bruce Hildebrand, a Lieutenant in the 541st Military Intelligence Detachment,11th Armored Cavalry during the Vietnam War. The letters are addressed to his parents in Dayton, Ohio and were written between 1969 and 1970. Topics covered include his day-to-day activities, sports back home, descriptions of combat, and the mood of the officers.

Dates: 1969-1970

Brzezicki Family Letters

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.40
Scope and Contents Letters, 1968-1972, of the Brzezicki family of Quakerstown, Pennsylvania, including 71 of Daniel Brzezicki's letters home during his time in the Marine Corps (1968-1970).  Daniel's letters begin with his training at Parris Island, South Carolina starting in May 1968, and continue through his service.  He spent most of his service years at Camp Pendleton, California, and then, beginning roughly in March of 1969, at an I-Corps ammo dump approximately 10 miles north of Da Nang in Vietnam.  The...
Dates: 1968-1972

Don L. Culver Letters

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 1
Identifier: SC 00006
Scope and Contents

Three letters written by Don L. Culver while serving in Company B of the 1st Cavalry Division (air), Second Battalion (ABN), 8th Cavalry in Vietnam, April 1968.

Dates: 1968 April

Draft Counseling Service Records

Identifier: UA 109
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a notebook and pamphlets used by draft counselors at the College of William and Mary, newspaper articles about the draft and the counseling service, and a short review of the activities and history of the service during the Vietnam War. The counselors included William & Mary faculty members.

Dates: 1968-1971

Anthony Esler Papers

Identifier: Mss. 99 Es4
Scope and Contents

Papers collected by Anthony Esler concerning youth revolts of the 1960s and 1970s. Most of collection pertains to the anti-Vietnam War movement. Includes notes, writings, flyers, radical newspapers (university and national) as well as protest buttons. Some of the material included concerns activities at William and Mary.

Dates: 1962-1980

Aron W. Farmer Letters

Identifier: MS 00022
Scope and Contents This collection consists of approximately fifty letters exchanged by Aron W. Farmer, an American enlisted marine serving with the 3rd Marines, and his fiancée, Vada M. Noch, a student living in Highland, Indiana. The letters cover the years 1959-1961, during which time Farmer was in the Pacific, visiting areas including the Philippines and Japan, and working aboard the U.S.S. Lenawee. The two frequently wrote to each other and the letters describe their day-to-day news and activities. The...
Dates: 1959-1961

Gary P. Carpenter collection

Identifier: MS 00380
Content Description

The Gary P. Carperter collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, slides and papers collected by Gary P. Carpenter. Scrapbooks include postcards from various sources, depicting ships and airplanes with detailed descriptons of the ships. Photographs and slides document Gary P. Carpenter's life during the Vietnam War. Other papers include ephemera such as brochures and programs from cruise ships compiled by Gary P. Carpenter.

Dates: 1907-1990

David J. Harrer Letters

Identifier: MS 00003
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 70 letters sent by David J. Harrer of the 1st Signal Battalion to his mother, Mrs. Josephine S.Kerr, in Sacremento, California. There is one letter from 1964, possibly sent while Harrer was a Sacramento State College. The majority of the letters were sent beginning in 1969 when Harrer was training at Ft. Lewis in Washington, and continue through his time in the Army, during which he served in Vietnam and traveled extensively around Asia, including Japan, Thailand,...
Dates: 1964, 1969-1972; Majority of material found in 1964, 1969-1971

Roger Lee Hicks Letters

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.18
Scope and Contents Letters written to Shirley Ann Crook of Baltimore, MD. A majority of the letters were written by Sergeant Roger Lee Hicks, two were written by Petty Officer Third Class Don Forgan and one letter was written by Pvt. Max E. Hilb. The dates of the letters range from February 1967 and October 1969 for Don Forgan’s letters, April 1969 for Max Hilb’s letter, and from  December 1969 to May 1970 for Roger Lee Hick’s letters. Roger Lee Hicks wrote to Shirley Ann Crook during his time...
Dates: 1967-1970

Ketron Family Letter

Identifier: SC 00393
Content Description Copy of a recollection of life in Williamsburg as an African American from the Ketron family, particularly concerning local draft board practices during the ramp up of involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The letter, directed to the attention of the Lemon Project on the campus of William and Mary, highlights the observations of this family and clear recollections that African American men, especially poorer men, were drafted in this town at a much higher rate than their white...
Dates: 2017 February 17

Lee Johansen Letters

Identifier: SC 01365
Dates: 1970-1971

Cotesworth P. Lewis Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 1997.26
Scope and Contents Papers of the Reverend Cotesworth P. Lewis of Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Va. More than one-half of the collection consists of letters written to Lewis relating to a sermon he gave 12 November 1967 with President Lyndon B. Johnson in the congregation. Lewis questioned United States policy in Vietnam. Most of the letters in the collection are favorable to Lewis' sermon. The rest of the collection consists of other sermons, 1938, 1947-1995 (1200 sermons), eulogies given by Lewis;...
Dates: 1938-1995

Melvin Griffith Letters

Identifier: SC 00077
Scope and Contents Four letters from Melvin Griffith to his wife, Dorothy, from Saigon, Vietnam dated 1969-1971.  In his letters Griffith details a rocket explosion near the United States Embassy that killed women and children, a child who was shot while planting explosives on a vehicle, and the beating of a United States female driver who was pregnant so she would abort the child.  Griffith goes on to talk about the manner in which the United States Press does not report accurately about the events in...
Dates: 1969- 1971

Michael Dennis Hoffman Letters

Identifier: SC 01058
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1968-1969, of Michael Dennis Hoffman, a Private First Class in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. The first letters describe Hoffman's training, including shifts on guard duty, combat training, and equipment. During training he is stationed at Fort Lewis and Yakima Firing Center, both in Washington. Hoffman is then sent to Vietnam and the letters from 15 June 1969 until the last letter, 25 August 1969, are sent from there.

Dates: 1968-1969

Michael Paro Letters

Identifier: SC 01410
Content Description

Ten letters written to Michael Paro, a private in the United States Army serving in Vietnam, mostly from his love interest, Barbara Jensen. In most of the letters, she discusses life after his time in Vietnam and plans for their future. A picture of Barbara is included with one of the letters.

Dates: 1970-1971

Ronald P. Miner Papers

Identifier: SC 00802
Scope and Contents

3 letters written by Ronald P. Miner, while on duty in Vietnam with the 560th MP Co. to Michele Egnot at James Madison College, Harrisonburg, Virginia, February to May, 1969.

The letters are mostly of a personal nature, but Miner also describes the arrest of an AWOL soldier and being shot at while on patrol by a GI who was carrying illegal drugs.

Dates: 1969

N. L. Michael Letters,

Identifier: SC 00054
Scope and Contents

Three letters written by US Navy Corpsman, N. L. Michael, while serving in the Da Nang Run Area of Vietnam.

Dates: 1967-1968

Fred Pernert Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.162
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of letters written by Fred Pernert of the U.S. Army to his girlfriend and family while stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.  Letters discuss his job, the activity within his Division, a USO performance, Viet Cong attacks, deaths of friends and his friendship with a local Vietnamese family. Letters also show his growing feelings for his girlfriend, Connie Sleamon. A photograph album includes pictures of his buddies and shows the activities around his camp,...
Dates: 1967-1968

Thomas E. Pugh Papers

Identifier: MS 00005
Scope and Contents The papers of Rev. Thomas E. Pugh, who was the minister of the Williamsburg Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1952-1981. Collection includes both personal and ministerial related material.  Early photograph albums show Pugh's childhood but his correspondence and papers begin with his student days at the University of Richmond in 1940.  He attended Crozer Theological Seminary and Harvard University Chaplain School before becoming an Army Chaplain in 1944.  His first...
Dates: 1914-2001; Majority of material found in 1941-1998

Robert Cadwallader Letters to Debra Ely

Identifier: SC 01372
Content Description

Ten letters from Robert Cadwallader to his cousin, Debra Ely from March to June, 1967 while he served in the Vietnam conflict.

Dates: 1967 March- June

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