Finding Aid for the Daryl Eigen Vietnam War correspondence 2013.059.w.r

Lauren Menges
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Daryl Eigen Vietnam War correspondence
source: Eigen, Daryl, Ph.D.
Identifier/Call Number: 2013.059.w.r
Identifier/Call Number: 664
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Date (inclusive): 1965 August 16 - 1967 October 7
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and newspaper clippings from LCpl. Daryl Eigen, USMC.
Language of Material: English .
Container: Vietnam 13
Container: 1-6

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Daryl Eigen


This collection is arranged by material type and date.
Series 1: Correspondence -- Series 2: Clippings

Preferred Citation

[Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Daryl Eigen Vietnam War correspondence (2013.059.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Content Description

This collection contains 101 letters written by Lance Corporal Daryl Eigen, United States Marine Corps, from 1965 - 1967 to his parents and siblings during his enlistment. LCpl. Eigen served on the frontline in the Vietnam War with the 3rd battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, and the 2nd battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. The letters detail his experiences in basic training, the various military courses that he attended, and his deployment to Vietnam. Also included are newspaper clippings and the March 8, 1999 issue of Newsweek that has a feature on Vietnam vets.
Inventory: 101 correspondence, personal--7 clippings, newspaper--1 issue, Newsweek March 8, 1999

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Vietnam.
Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Correspondence
Eigen, Daryl, Ph.D.

box Vietnam 13, folder 1-5

Series 1, Correspondence from Daryl Eigen 1965 August 16 - 1967 October 7

Physical Description: .5 Linear Feet(5 folders)
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence from LCpl. Daryl Eigen, USMC, to his parents and siblings. He writes from Camp San Onofre, California, and then from the Philippines and Vietnam during his deployment.
Note: there is a letter dated February 8, 1967 arranged with an envelope from August 7, 1967. This is as the letter was received from the donor.
box Vietnam 13, folder 6

Series 2, Newspaper Clippings 1965-1999

Physical Description: .08 Linear Feet(1 folder)
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

This series contains newspaper clippings about the Marines in the Vietnam War (dates unknown). It also contains one issue of Newsweek magazine from 1999, cover story entitled "Americans at War."