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G.I. Resistance Movement and Anti-War Newspaper/Publications Collection (Vietnam Era)
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This collection contains newspaper issues; flyers; newsletters; press releases; booklets; and other material pertaining to the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. A majority of the documents in this collection are underground newspapers or newsletters that come from anti-war, student activist, veteran, and Armed Forces support organizations, and military bases located in the United States. This collection also includes publications created in the Heidelberg area of West Germany- the location of many U.S. military installations, and a few publications that were published on United States military bases located in Japan and the Philippines.
The Vietnam War sparked many demonstrations across the United States in the mid-1960s, and grew into a larger anti-war movement over the following years, continuing into the early 1970s. This social movement included students, civilians, and members of the Armed Forces. During this time, many active duty, discharged G.I.s, deserters, draft resisters, and veterans produced newspapers and newsletters for their peers without official military approval. These publications were largely anti-military and anti-war, and reflected the soldier's, sailors, and airmen's sentiments regarding the United States involvement in the Vietnam War.
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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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