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Kovic (Ron) papers
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Description
Writings and slides relating to the Vietnam War. Includes the manuscript of the book by Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July (New York, 1976). Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Background
A Vietnam war veteran and anti-war activist, Kovic wrote the autobiography Born on the Fourth of July published in 1976. A film of the same title, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Cruise, was released in 1989.
Extent
2 oversize boxes, 797 digital files (.001 GB) (1.2 Linear Feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.