P. Lough O'Daly Papers
P. Lough O'Daly Papers, 1944-1984
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 444
Veteran. The P. Lough O'Daly Papers are the result of O'Daly's research and volunteer efforts relating to American women in the military. Included are oral histories (recordings and partial transcripts) of 10 women who served in the Vietnam War, conducted by O'Daly between 1982 and 1984, as part of the Smith Scholars Project ("Survivors: Women in Uniform During the Vietnam War"), and research materials related to the project. There are also files related to her organizational and committee work, including the east coast Women Veterans' Information Network (WVIN), and letters, memorabilia and photographs sent by veterans for the WVIN newsletter documenting, among other experiences, Women's Army Corps service in the South Pacific and Red Cross civilian workers in Vietnam.
Terms of Access and Use:
Restrictions on access:Restrictions on use:
The collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following exceptions: 1) Researchers wishing to use this collection must sign an Access Agreement form agreeing to preserve the anonymity of the individuals represented in the materials. 2) One folder of material containing personal information is closed for fifty years after its creation (circa 2033).
P. Lough O'Daly retains copyright to her Smith Scholar thesis, "Survivors: Women in Uniform During the Vietnam War," including the oral history transcripts. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to other materials may be owned by third parties or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
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