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Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- African Americans

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

Vietnam Photograph Album

Identifier: MS 00205
Content Description Collection of photographs from the Vietnam conflict. Most of the pictures are of African American soldiers in their encampment in Vietnam and shots of their interaction with the local Vietnamese women and children. One picture shows the back of an Army soldier with the writing, "When I die I'll go to Heaven Because I've Spent My Time in Hell. Long Binh Bien Hoa, Vietnam, 1967- 1968." Along with the wording is also an outline of North and South Vietnam. There are also photographs of a base...
Dates: 1965- 1968