The Imaginative Representations of the Vietnam War Collection–the largest of its kind in the world–provides a body of evidence demonstrating how creative interpretations of the Vietnam War, and the highly volatile era in which it took place, continue to evolve and influence perceptions of American popular culture. The Collection focuses on works of fictive and documentary expression; sources include novels, poetry, literary and publisher archives, artwork, films, music, and ephemera.
Literary Archives at La Salle
La Salle University's Special Collections holds the literary archives of prominent Vietnam War writers, including:
D. F. Brown (collection currently being processed)
Wayne Karlin (collection finding aid in progress)
Small Press Archives at La Salle
Material relating to three important anthologies edited by Jan Barry: "Winning hearts and minds : war poems by Vietnam Veterans" (1972) / edited by Larry Rottmann, Jan Barry, and Basil T. Paquet; "Demilitarized zones : veterans after Vietnam" (1976) / edited by Jan Barry and W.D. Ehrhart; and "Peace is our profession : poems and passages of war protest" (1981) / edited by Jan Barry.
Archives of the Viet Nam Generation journal (1988-1998) with material from its allied newsletter (1988-1992) and the Burning Cities Press.
Directory of Collections related to the Experience of the Vietnam War
The aim of this directory is to assist researchers in locating archival and manuscript collections related to the experience of the Vietnam War in repositories across the world.
Vietnam War Literature - Browse all works by American authors
Vietnam War Poetry - Browse all poetic works
Vietnam War Films - Browse motion pictures
Vietnam War Television - Browse made-for-TV movies and television series
Vietnam War Documentaries - Browse documentaries and topical works
Vietnam War Woman Authors - Browse works by women authors
Juvenile Works - Browse works on the Vietnam War for written for young adults
Comic Books - Browse all graphic novels and comic magazines
Bildungsromans - Browse coming-of-age novels
Screenplays - Browse Hollywood and television scripts
For research assistance, please contact:
Heather Willever-Farr, PhD, MA
Special Collections Librarian
Read an essay on the content and research uses of the Imaginative Representations of the Vietnam War Collection.