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Collection Dennis L. Boyer
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 57
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and still images, 1964-1977.
Year Range from 1964
Year Range to 1977
Event Vietnam War / Veterans Activities
Description Record of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War)
Papers and negatives of Dennis L. Boyer, a weather observer in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. The majority of the collection consists of literature, flyers, and posters relating to anti-war organizations in the early 1970s, particularly the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). These materials give an idea of the aims and scope of such organizations. Also documented are several anti-war trials, including the Gainesville Conspiracy. Correspondence, mostly letters written to Boyers during his Air Force service, describe events on the home front. Boyer's letters to his parents, and especially to his friend Peter, describe his time in Vietnam and his growing discontent with the conflict. The collection also contains negatives of photographs that Boyer took while in Vietnam. Most of the shots are of landscapes and buildings, but some show unidentified U.S. military personnel.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : 1.4 linear ft. (3 archives boxes and 12 oversized folders)
Still Images : 0.2 linear ft. (15 folders)
Videorecordings : 1 videocassette (20 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Videorecording : 2 videodiscs (20 min.) : sd., col.
CD-ROM : 6 computer disks ; 4 3/4 in.
External Link Finding Aid
Biographical Record Boyer, Dennis L.
Subjects Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Dodgeville.
Soldiers -- Pennsylvania -- Correspondence.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States.
Peace movements -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
Trials (Conspiracy) -- Florida -- Gainesville.
Military meteorology.
Military meteorology.
Peace movements.
Protest movements.
Trials (Conspiracy)
Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
United States. Air Force.
United States. Air Force.
Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscript Maps.
Color negatives.
Black-and-white negatives.
Color slides.
Personal narratives.
Records and correspondence.
1961 - 1975
Vietnam -- Description and travel.
Florida -- Gainesville.
United States.
Wisconsin -- Dodgeville.
Search Terms Vietnam War