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S.F. Broudy V’nam Folklore

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

Contains the dissertation of Saul F. Brody, ‘GI Folklore in Vietnam’, June 24 1969, the first draft of Broudy’s ‘AFS paper’ (1986) and some handwritten notes. The central topic of the collection is the ritualistic behaviour of Vietnam war soldiers including folk music, customs, speech, jokes and slang. The dissertation also includes song lyrics and appendices. In the AFS paper, Broudy establishes that his analyses of Vietnam soldier culture can from his one-year tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.


  • 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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