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Martin, Military Folklore, 1954 - 1971

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

Contains multiple photocopies of excerpts from Vietnam war informant interviews. The collection was originally compiled by Charles E. Martin and was retrieved from the Folklore Archive at Western Kentucky University. Each excerpt demonstrates the folklore that was present in soldier culture of the Vietnam War. The informants discuss good luck charms, superstitions, particular characters they came across and being wounded. Also included is some biographical information of the informants. The collection is labelled [1974-54?], otherwise there is no date range indicated.


  • Creation: 1954 - 1971

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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