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Vietnam Veterans Against the War records, 1967-2006

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

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Summary

  • "'Vietnam Veterans Against the War Records, 1967-2006' consists of correspondence, press releases, news clippings, meeting minutes, leaflets, flyers, and newsletters of the VVAW, a national organization formed in 1967 by Vietnam veterans who favored military withdrawal from Vietnam. After the war, VVAW worked for improved services and benefits for Vietnam veterans. Included are records of the national office, located in New York City and then Chicago, documenting national programs and activities, specifically participation in anti-war demonstrations and the Winter Soldier war crimes investigation, as well as support for the rights of active-duty soldiers around the world and political prisoners such as the Gainesville Eight, Gary Lawton, Ashby Leach, and the Leavenworth Brothers. In addition to the national office, there are records created by three local chapters: Brooklyn-Northern New Jersey (later Clarence Fitch), Madison, and Milwaukee, all focusing on the post-Vietnam War period and primarily documenting Agent Orange work and involvement in the peace movement during the 1980s and 1990s."--collection description from ProQuest History Vault site.
  • Contents related to John Kerry include newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence related to his book, 'The new soldier'.

Notes

  • Coverage: primarily 1967-1975.
  • Source: Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin (Mss 370; PH 4580; M2012-012; M2013-174)
  • Forms part of: History vault. Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement (1958-1981)
  • Electronic reproduction. [Ann Arbor, Michigan] : ProQuest. [2017] (History vault. Students for a Democratic Society, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement (1958-1981)).
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