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Kiwis in Vietnam

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

Contains the manuscript of LC’s ‘Kiwis in Vietnam’, along with a handwritten note and a letter of correspondence between Lydia Fish and Journal of American Folklore editor, Bruce Jackson. The manuscript details “songs of professional New Zealand soldiers in Vietnam” and general folklore surrounding the soldiers. The correspondence details why Jackson believes the manuscript is insufficient for journal use. The date of correspondence is April 23 1989. The subject matter date range is c. 1957-1977.


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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