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Vietnam War Collection, 1968

(Manuscript Collection #103)

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Title: Vietnam War Collection
Creator: Sterlock, Linda
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1968, undated) consisting newspapers - The American Traveler, monthly magazine - TET Forward, TET, photographs of aftermath of a battle, leaflets.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 26 items , consisting of newspapers, a monthly magazine, a photograph, and leaflets.

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Accessions Information

January 6, 1970, 6 items; Publications of the 1st Infantry Division including Danger Forward and five issues of The American Traveler (1968). Gift of Miss Linda Sterlock, Baltimore, Maryland.

May 17, 1971, 19 items, copies; Viet Cong propaganda leaflets. Anonymous donor.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Vietnam War Collection (#103), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Miss Linda Sterlock

Processing Information

  • Processed by A. Sabrosky; M. Elmore, April 1995

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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The publications in this collection contain information on the 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army, and its subordinate units in South Vietnam during 1968.

Issues of The American Traveler newspaper for August-November 1968 feature articles concerning the personnel, campaigns, and activities of the 1st Infantry Division. Included are photographs and articles pertaining to the members of the division in action in Vietnam. Of particular interest is a section within the September 1968 issue of the magazine Danger Forward which deals with the Communist "TET" Offensive of 1968 and the conduct of operations during its course.

The Viet Cong propaganda leaflets were found at Fire Support Base Washington, ten miles from the Cambodian Border, where the 25th Infantry Division was located. There is also a photograph of the aftermath of a battle in the same area.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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