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

Lauren Menges
Center for American War Letters Archives
June 9, 2016
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Language of Material: English
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
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Date (inclusive): 1965-1967
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence and newspaper clippings from Corporal Daryl Eigen, USMC.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries
Container: 1

Content Description

This collection consists of 101 letters written by Corporal Daryl Eigen, United States Marine Corps, from 1965 - 1967 to his parents and siblings during his enlistment. CPL 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


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

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Daryl Eigen

Preferred Citation

[Item title], Daryl Eigen Vietnam War correspondence (2013.059.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
Eigen, Daryl, Ph.D.


Series 1: Correspondence from Daryl Eigen 1965-08-16-1967-10-07

Physical Description: .5 Linear Feet(5 folders)

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence from CPL Daryl Eigen, USMC, to his parents and siblings. He writes from Camp San Onofre, Califonia, and then from the Phillipines and Vietnam after his deployment.

Series 2: Newspaper Clippings

Physical Description: .08 Linear Feet(1 folder)

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."