FOLKLORE (EXCLUDING FOLKSONGS) OF AMERICANS IN THE VIETNAM WAR
Baky, John. "White Cong and Black Clap: The Ambient Truth of Vietnam War Legendry," in Duffy, Dan (ed.) and Tal, Kali (ed.), Nobody Gets off the Bus: The Viet Nam Generation Big Book. Woodbridge, CT: Viet Nam Generation, 1994.
Beidler, Philip. "Situation Report: The Experience of Vietnam," in American Literature and the Experience of Vietnam. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia of Press, 1982.
Broudy, Saul P. "Vietnamese Pidgin English," unpublished ms., 1970.
Chittenden, Varick A. "'These Aren't Just My Scenes': Shared Memories in a Vietnam Veteran's Art," Journal of American Folklore, 102, no. 406 (October-December, 1989):412-423.
[Dioramas by Marine combat veteran, Michael D. Cousino, Sr.]
-------- Vietnam Remembered: The Folk Art of Marine Combat Veteran Michael D. Cousino, Sr. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1995.
Clark, Gregory. Words of the Vietnam War: The Slang, Jargon, Abbreviations, Acronyms, Nomenclature, Nicknames, Pseudonyms, Slogans, Specs, Euphemisms, Double-talk, Chants, and Names and Places of the Era of United States Involvement in Vietnam. Jefferson NC: McFarland and Co., 1990.
Cornell, George. "G.I. Slang in Vietnam," Journal of American Culture, 4 (1981):195-200.
[G.I. slang in Vietnam developed as a specialized terminology and an expression of futility. With glossary.]
Dewhurst, C, Kurt. "Pleiku Jackets, Tour Jackets, and Working Jackets: 'The Letter Sweaters of War'" (note), Journal of American Folklore 101, no. 399 (January-March, 1988):48-52.
Feola, Chris. "The American Who Fought on the Other Side," New York Folklore, 15, nos. 1-2 (1989):119-120.
Discussion of a legend which circulated among soldiers during the Philippine-American War and the Vietnam War.
Ferris, William R., Jr. "The Enlisted Man: Army Folklore," New York Folklore, 2, nos. 3 and 4 (Winter, 1976):229-234.
[Collected at Ft. Bliss in 1970, copying machine folklore, including "the chain of command" and a short-timer's calendar.]
Foster, Ted. The Vietnam Funny Book. Novato CA: Presidio Press, 1980.
Gibson, James William. "American Paramilitary Culture and the Reconstitution of the Vietnam War" in Walsh, Jeffrey (ed.) and Aulich, James (ed.), Vietnam Images: War and Representation. New York: St. Martin's, 1989.
Holm, Tom. "Culture, Ceremonialism and Stress: American Indian Veterans and the Vietnam War." Armed Forces and Society 12 (Winter, 1986): 237-251.
Jackson, Bruce. "The Perfect Informant," Journal of American Folklore, 103, no. 410 (October--December, 1990):400-416.
Martin, Charles E. "'A Good One Is a Dead One': The Combat Soldier's View of Vietnam and the Indian Wars." Kentucky Folklore Record, 26, nos. 3 and 4 (July-December, 1980: 114-132.
Melvin, Ken. Sorry 'Bout That! Tokyo: The Wayward Press, 1966.
Myers, James E., ed. A Treasury of Military Humor. Springfield IL: Lincoln-Herndon Press, 1990.
Nusbaum, Philip. "Traditionalizing Experience: The Case of Vietnam Veterans," New York Folklore, 17, nos. 1 and 2 (1991): 45-62.
Pearson, Barry. "The Soldier's Point of View: The Experience of World War II and Vietnam as Portrayed in Folklore and Oral History," unpublished ms., n.d.
[Material drawn from author's collection and the Maryland Folklore Archive, University of Maryland, College Park MD]
Pratt, John Clark. Vietnam Voices. New York: Viking, 1984.
Smyth, Cecil. "Unofficial Military Insignia of the Vietnam War: United States Army Special Forces," Antiques and Collecting Hobbies, 92 (February, 1988):28-30.
Sossaman, Stephen. "More on Pleiku Jackets in Vietnam," Journal of American Folklore, 102, no. 403 (January-March):76.
Spark, Alasdair. "The Soldier at the Heart of the War: The Myth of the Green Beret in the Popular Culture of the Vietnam Era," Journal of American Studies, 18 (April, 1984):29-84.
-------- "Flight Controls: The Social History of the Helicopter as a Symbol of Vietnam," in Walsh, Jeffrey (ed.) and Aulich, James (ed.), Vietnam Images: War and Representation. New York: St. Martin's, 1989.
Tuso, Joseph F. "A Folk Drama: 'What the Captain Means Is...,' or That Interview You Never Saw on TV," Folklore Forum, 5, no. 1 (January, 1972):25-27.
[Text of a humorous sketch which circulated widely among pilots in Southeast Asia.]
Zidek, Tony. Choi-oi: The Lighter Side of Vietnam. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1965.