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Lydia M. Fish, "In Country" Collection, 1989-1992


Quantity

1/2 file box

Provenance

Lydia Fish donated this collection in 1992.

Biography

Lydia M. Fish is the director of the Vietnam Veterans Oral History and Folklore Project of the Department of Anthropology at Buffalo State College in New York. The purpose of the project is to "collect, preserve, and make more widely known the folksongs of the Vietnam War." In 1991, the project published a CD entitled "Folk Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War, a recording of 27 "songs made by the men who served in the Vietnam War."

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a reprint of an article and a booklet by Lydia M. Fish about songs sung and written by American soldiers and collected by General Edward G. Lansdale and others during the Vietnam War, the music CD of some of the songs, and two articles about the project of making the CD.