Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project

Titles Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project
Description This project chronicles the lives of Minnesota nurses who participated in the Vietnam Conflict. One focus of the interviews discusses suffering from and helping those who suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Another aspect of these interviews chronicles postwar involvement including work with veteran's organizations and the development of two monuments dedicated to the military service of women. Some of the subjects discussed include education prior to entering military service; hospital conditions in Vietnam; gender roles in the military; reactions of family members after enlisting; civilian life after Vietnam; involvement in PTSD groups; involvement in the Veterans Administration (VA); creating the Women in Military Service to America Memorial (WIMSA); basic training through the Army Nurse Corps; the Anti-War Movement; thoughts on the Iraq War; creating the Vietnam Women's Memorial; Communism and the Cold War; modern perceptions of the Vietnam Conflict; the importance of women in the military.
Quantity 1 project
48.5 hours sound cassette
729 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Heikkila, Kim
Interviewee: Bauer, Catherine M.
Interviewee: Boulay, Donna-Marie
Interviewee: Bower, Lynn L.
Interviewee: Breed, Mary Elizabeth Kendall
Interviewee: Brunner, MaryLu
Interviewee: Buchan, Valerie
Interviewee: Crowley, Mary Beth
Interviewee: Evans, Diane Carlson
Interviewee: Johnson, Edythe D.
Interviewee: Rudolph, Ann Benson
Interviewee: Tyrrell, Mary O'Brien
Dates Creation: 2000 - 2007
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 113 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.38 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Catherine "Kay" M. Bauer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Donna-Marie "D.M." Boulay'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Lynn L. Bower'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Breed'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with MaryLu Brunner'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Valerie Buchan'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Ann Benson Rudolph'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Mary O'Brien Tyrrell'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Beth Crowley'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Diane Carlson Evans'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project: Interview with Edythe "Edy" D. Thompson Johnson'

User Comments

  • Mary O'Brien Tyrrell on June 12, 2019 06:46:03 AM
    I would like to make physical copies of my interview by Kim Heikkila of the Minnesota's Women Vietnam Veterans, Oral History Project. How do I request permission?
  • Photo and Art Database Admin on June 12, 2019 08:51:50 AM
    Thank you for your comment. If you would like to order the physical copies you can click on the Buy button from the individual interview record (http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display?irn=10868908) and the permissions team will follow up with you on your order. If you don't require ordering the media and just would like the permissions or have questions, please contact the permissions team directly via email at library.permissions@mnhs.org

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