Vietnam War Collection, 1968

Manuscript Collection #103

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Vietnam War Collection
    Creator: Sterlock, Linda
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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.
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Miss Linda Sterlock

    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.

    Processing Information

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

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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