Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:
Lost Voice - H.W. (Harold) Gretton
Michael Martin - Text of Songs
Contains a song list, correspondence, song lyrics and biographical information. All documents are either written by, or about, Michael Martin and Tim Holiday. The two rose to fame for their Vietnam ballads that gave comfort and solace to returned servicemen and their families affected by the war. Many of the documents are undated but incorporating the subject matter, the overall date range of the collection is c. 1968-1986.
Morale Notes 4
Contains two drafted chapters of an unknown piece of writing titled ‘Sexual Fantasy’ and ‘Problems of Social control in 2NZEF’ with a WWII time frame (c. 1939-1945). Also included are a series of photocopied diary entries, at least one of which is attributed to Bert Shepherd. The diaries range from 1942-1944. The date of the drafts are unknown, however the subject matter of all the folder documents is c. 1916-1980.
Nat. Archives Illus.
A collection of correspondence, printed articles, handwritten notes and typed manuscript. The collection demonstrates LC’s relationship with the New York Folklore Society, it includes many renewed membership letters and correspondence with the editor about LC’s articles and reviews. Also includes mutiple copies of his article ‘Soldiers’ Songs: The Folklore of the Powerless’ and ‘Frontier New York: A Personal Experience’. The publication date range of the collection is 1984-2010.
NZ Army Songs ERS
Contains a full photocopy of ‘Kiwi Songs Collected by – NZERS MEF’, (Cairo, Egypt: NZERS, 1945 [?]).
Contains chapter 12 ‘Singing Servicemen’, from Charles Brand, ‘Ballad Mongers’, (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, Readers Digest, 1962).
A collection of manuscripts under the titles of ‘Bread and Honey’, ‘Starch and Curlpapers’, ‘Lili Marlene’, ‘Gaby’s Foot’ and ‘Forty Years on (Sidelights on a Greatness)’. The pieces of writing document the general scenes of war (WWII) as well as daily interaction with civilians and with one another. The subject matter appears to be confined to the Italian campaign (WWII), however the only definitive date given is 1945. The date of transcription is unknown.
Contains the full facsimile copy of R.M. Dick (ed.), ‘The Growing Tradition: A collection of New Zealand songs’ [unpublished]. Some annotation of the front, “further to my recent letter. Andrew Campbell.” The songs document colonial life, the New Zealand back country and soldier experience in the various wars of the 20th century [See ‘Roger Dick’ folder].
Robert [Robin] Hamley
Contains a typed copy of Private Robin Hamley’s diary from 1917 and handwritten notes. Also included is a series of correspondence between LC, Bob Clark and Nicholas Boyack that concerns the publication of the diary. The correspondence occurred in 1983 and 1987.
Schtung in concert, Sunday, April 3rd., -04-03
Poster advertising a Wellington concert by New Zealand rock band Schtung. Includes an image of a soldier holding a rifle, with the silhouettes of men carrying guitars marching along the barrel. Also includes the texts: '8pm, Downstage's new 'Half Way Up' Theatre'.
Secret History of New Zealand Soldiers in WWII
A collection of LC’s short stories, published in newspapers. The titles included are: ‘Unlucky for Some’, ‘Up the River’, ‘The Outlander’, ‘Alone’, ‘Treating the Cook Right’, ‘Prisoner’ and ‘The Man from Tewokker’. They are set in either wartime or rural New Zealand. The publication date range is 1952-1959.
A collection of both photocopied originals and transcribed versions of the Diary of Charles Smith. The diary primarily documents his experience during the Greek and Italian campaigns during WWII. The diaries cover the time periods of 1941-1942 and 1944-1945.
Smith MSS for Possible Publication
'Soldier Songs' Talk
Stars and Stripes Article
A collection of handwritten notes, newspaper clippings and correspondence. The focus is primarily on the WWI publication of Stars and Stripes, and what its Americanism did for the welfare of American soldiers during the conflict. Also included is LC’s contribution to an Encyclopedia of Popular Culture about Stars and Stripes. Publication date range is 1921-1992. The subject matter date range is 1918-1919 and 1992.
Contains a copy of ‘The Gunners Handbook: An introduction to the Regiment’, The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, undated. Also contains a collection of correspondence between LC and Cpl. Mike Subritzky concerning some soldier songs Subritzky was in possession of that LC was wanting more information on. The date range is c. 1986-1987, no date was given for the handbook.
Top Scientists, General Public 1981 Campus Tour., 1981
Poster advertising a 1981 campus tour titled 'Top Scientists, General Public'. Includes a black & white photograph of singing soldiers. Also includes the text: 'In conjunction with the New Zealand Students Arts Council, P.O. Box 9266 WN''.
U.S. Army Photos
A collection of photos from WWI, the Vietnam war and in the U.S. Subjects include: military mail workers; Red Cross workers; party attendees; Vietnamese scouts; Vietnamese children; U.S. marines in Vietnam; Medal award winners at Arlington, VA; American women and children; soldiers of unidentified nationalities; a female performer. Photo date range is c. 1914-1970, many remain unspecified.
US Songs Austin Fife
Contains a photocopy of the manuscript of Austin E. Fife, ‘Anthology of Folk Literature of Soldiers of the Pacific Theater’, Occidental College, Los Angeles, July 1947. Often includes the songs and poems of the time, and then provides additional information about their background. Also include Fife’s details in handwritten form.
US Songs H.L. Goodwin
Contains two photocopies of the mimeographed lyrics as part of the Memorandum of H. L. Goodwin. Song titles include ‘Gee But I Wanna Go Home!’, ‘Raider Battalion’, ‘Fuck ‘Em All’, ‘Gor Blimey’, ‘Roll Your Leg Over’, ‘Damn, Damn, Damn, Samoa!’ , ‘Let’s Remember Pua Pua’, ‘I Want a Life!’ and ‘The Mortar Man’s Song’. The introduction note to the Memorandum is dated August 12, 1943.
Vietnam [Enclosed], Songs of the Vietnam War
Wagner, Cpl. W. E., 'A Kiwi’s Soliloquy', (Auckland: Wright & Jaques Ltd., 1943).