United States. Army -- Military life
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Contains a selection of printed songs and poems from the ‘Army and Navy Journal’, from the years 1816 to 1910. The documents are accompanied by a Memo Routing Slip from the Armed Forces History section of the Smithsonian Institution, with a bit of information about the Army and Navy Journal. The subject matter is of life as solders/sailors, with themes of camaraderie, homesickness, patriotism and perseverance.
A collection of research documents such as handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, printed articles, correspondence and advertisements. Details the social and political features of wartime. The Boer War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, the Gulf war and the Afghanistan war are all topics of the discussions. Also includes are modern perspectives on remembrance, commemoration and the military in general. The publication date range is c. 1943-2004. The subject matter includes dates as far back as 1899.
Contains William R. Ferris Jr., ‘The Enlisted Man: Army Folklore’, ‘New York Folklore’, Vol. 2, Nos. 3 + 4, Winter 1976, pp 229-234..
Contains an entire photocopied version of Sandee Shaffer Johnson (ed.), ‘Cadences: The Jody Call Book, No. 1’, (Canton, Ohio: Daring Books, 1983). The publication has a variety of songs and chants that are for military use.
Contains the manuscript of Leora Lewis, ‘Armed Services Folklore’, Folklore Archive, Department of Anthropology, State University College, Buffalo, New York, April 28, 1974. Includes a series of ‘informant interviews’ about their experiences in the Armed Services.
A collection of handwritten notes, typed script, newspaper clippings, printed articles, brochures and handbooks. Primarily focuses on the positive facets of military life. The central themes are of mental health, unity, teambuilding, camaraderie, potential career options and shifts in the definition of patriotism. The publication and subject matter date ranges are 1942-2002.