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The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, Inc. collection

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: L548

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials pertaining to the mission of the The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, Inc., ranging from 1981 to 1990. Included are financial records, public relation and fundraising activities, and volunteering information. The collection also contains materials relating to Theodora Brown, the former executive director. There is also information from her daily journals, personal correspondence, and employment, as well as newspaper clippings, brochures, photographs, and four posters related to the project and other groups honoring veterans from other wars.

There is also an undated double-sided poster (2 copies) and a photocopy of a newspaper article, May 25, 1986 (OBD037).


  • 1981-1990


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project, Inc. began in Indiana as a grassroots fundraising project in the early 1980s. The purpose of the venture was to finance the construction of a monument commemorating nurses who served in the Vietnam War. The goal of the organization was to place the memorial near the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C. in order to educate the public about women who served in the war.


1.7 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box, 1 extra-large oversize folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Theodora Brown in 2007/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2007/12 by Alison Smith. EAD finding aid created 2007/12 by Alison Smith. EAD finding aid revised 2020/09/04; 2022/11/16 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.