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Articles About Military Folklore

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of printed articles that detail the features of Western Military folklore. Features of these discussions include Naval Aviation, superstition, “adjusting to acculturation”, sexual symbolism, homophobia, G.I. Slang and general language, cartoons and iconography and “Shakespeare and the U.S. Army”. The publication date range is 1946-1985. The subject matter is c. 1911-1975.


  • 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 J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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