American Women's History: A Research Guide
The Vietnam War
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Allred, Lenna. "Women in a Man's World: American Women in the Vietnam War." In The Vietnam War: Handbook of the Literature and Research, edited by James S. Olson. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Butler, Deborah A. American Women Writers on Vietnam: Unheard Voices. A Selected Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1990.

Dunn, Joe P. "Women in the Vietnam War: A Bibliographic Review." Journal of American Culture 12 (Spring 1989): 79-86.

Moise, Edwin E. Moise's Bibliography of the Vietnam War [online]. October, 1996 [cited 15 November 1996]. Available from:
An extensive bibliography covering all aspects of the conflict, including Women and Medical Personnel.

Wittman, Sandra M. Vietnam: The Women's Experience: A Selected Bibliography [online]. n.d. [cited 3 March 1998]. Available from:

Encyclopedias & Historical Overviews

Kutler, Stanley I., ed. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. Scribner, 1996. 711p.

Norman, Elizabeth. Women at War: The Story of Fifty Military Nurses Who Served in Vietnam. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.

Tucker, Spencer C. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1998.

Journals in the Field

Viet Nam Generation: A Journal of Recent History and Contemporary Culture []

Primary Sources: Archives

See also: Archival Collections

Archive of the Vietnam Conflict, Texas Tech University []

Swarthmore College Peace Collection []

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

Veterans History Project [online]. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, 2002- [cited 2 December 2004]. Available from:

The Virtual Vietnam Archive [online]. Lubbock: Texas Tech University, n.d. [cited 12 January 2002]. Available from:

Primary Sources: Oral History

See also: Oral History Collections

Christopher, Renny. "'I Never Really Became a Woman Veteran Until ... I Saw the Wall': A Review of Oral Histories and Personal Narratives By Women Veterans of the Vietnam War." Vietnam Generation 1, nos. 3-4 (1989): 33-45.

American Women's History: A Research Guide

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