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Penni Evans Collection (1962) Finding Aid

Item Number: 19620000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

A few materials, including photographs, date from Evans' service with the American Red Cross in Vietnam from March 1970 to March 1971. The bulk of the materials date from post-war work on veterans issues and include correspondence, articles, reports, photographs, and newsletters on a number of topics including Agent Orange, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and women veteran's issues.

Dates

  • 20 January 2011

Biographical / Historical

Penni Evans volunteered with the American Red Cross and served as a "Donut Dolly" in Vietnam from March 1970 - March 1971 in areas such as Cam Ranh Bay, Quang Tri, and Cu Chi.

Language of Materials

English

Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
2.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D100.3A, D101.2D Oversize; Photograph Collection, Newsletter Collection
16
Photographs

VA061484-VA061494
VA061500-VA061503
VA062255. Evans in Vietnam, The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, and project staffers/contributors.

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55
Newsletters

Bay Area Women Veterans, Summer 1989
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial Campaign Fund News, early 1987
June 1987
The California Zephyr, Fall 1988
Center for the Study of the Vietnam Generation Report, June 1987
Connections, Newsletter of the Women Veterans Project, June 1989
The Festival Family Newsletter, March 1987
Folklife Center News, Summer 1989
Joiner Center Newsletter, June 1989
The Legacy, Fourth Quarter 1987
First Quarter 1988
Nam Vet, August 1987
National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia Newsletter, 8 June 1984
The Register, Fall 1988
So Proudly We Hail!: Nov/Dec 1985
Jan/Feb 1986
Mar/Apr 1986
May/June 1986
July/August 1986
Sept/Oct 1986
Nov/Dec 1986
Jan/Feb 1987
Mar/Apr 1987
May/June 1987
Jul/Aug 1987
Sept/Oct 1987
Nov/Dec 1987
Jan/Feb 1988
Mar/Apr 1988
May/June 1988
July/Aug 1988
Sept/Oct 1988
Nov/Dec 1988
Jan/Feb 1989
Mar/Apr 1989
May/June 1989
July/Aug 1989
Sept/Oct 1989
Nov/Dec 1989
Jan/Feb 1990
Mar/Apr 1990
May/June 1990
July/Aug 1990
Sonoma County Women's Voices, April 1986
U.S. Veteran Dispatch, April 1993
Vietnam Combat Veterans Newsletter, December 1988
The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, Inc.: Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 1986
Monthly Volunteer Newsletter, 1 July 1986
1 August 1986
Winter Quarter Newsletter 1986
First Quarter Newsletter (1987?)
Volunteer Newsletter, Spring 1987
Third Quarter Newsletter, September 1987
Wvin (Women Veterans Information Network) Newsletter, July 1983
March 1984

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D100.3A ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D101.2D ]]

Inventory

  • Evan's letters and photo collages of her time in Vietnam
  • Student essays on a talk Penni Evans gave in their class
  • Documents, letters, articles, brochures dealing with PTSD in female Vietnam Veterans
  • Brochure: Continuing Readjustment Problems Among Vietnam Veterans (3 copies)
  • Brochure: Post Traumatic Stress in Women Veterans Who Served in Vietnam
  • Brochure: Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD Behavioral Science Division
  • Brochure: The National Center For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Veterans Administration Agent Orange literature:
  • Agent Orange Review
  • Agent Orange Act of 1991, synopsis
  • Booklet: The Veterans Self-Help Guide on Agent Orange, May 1990 Edition
  • Photocopy, Section 12-Veterans' Hereditary, and Patriotic Organizations in the Encyclopedia of Associations, 22nd Edition, 1988
  • Brochure: Agent Orange A Vietnam Legacy 1965-1971
  • Booklet: VVA On Agent Orange
  • New Jersey Agent Orange Commission literature:
  • Booklet: Vietnam Veterans Reference Guide
  • New Jersey Agent Orange Commission Information Packet
  • Miscellaneous correspondence
  • Papers, Reports on Dioxin:
  • Chemical Fact Sheet 2, 3, 7, 8-TCDD (Dioxin) November 1981
  • Health Effects of Glyphosate (Roundup), by Dr. Ruth W. Shearer 26 April 1984
  • Northwest Coalitions for Alternatives to Pesticides, 'Roundup' by Mary H. O'Brien, June 1986
  • Roundup (Glyphosphate) Information Packet, February 1985
  • Excerpt of the book 'The Chemical Scythe Lessons of 2, 4, 5-T and Dioxin' by Alistair Hay, Chapter 2: Toxicology of Dioxins
  • Exerpt, JAMA, Vol. 253, No. 23, 21 June 1985, Council Report: 'Effects of Toxic Chemicals on the Reproductive System' (2 copies)
  • 'Immunotoxins as Tertogens,' by Betty Mekdeci
  • NIS Information Sheet, 17 December 1991
  • 'Environmental Illnesses and Vietnam Veterans' Children,' by Bryan Smith
  • Executive Summary, Human Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Herbicides And/Or Their Associated Contaminants--Chlorinated Dioxins, Agent Orange and the Vietnam Veteran, April 1990
  • A Review of the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides, March 1992
  • Air Force Health Study: An Epidemiologic Investigation of Health Effects in Air Force Personnel Following Exposure to Herbicides, March 1991
  • Excerpt, JAMA Vol. 529, No. 11, 18 March 1988, 'Dioxins and Dibenzofurans in Blood and Adipose Tissue of Agent Orange--Exposed Vietnam Veterans and Matched Controls'
  • Excerpt, 'What's Evidence'
  • Agent Orange, Phuoc Vinh Ground Zero, by Gregg Knowlton
  • Legislative Action regarding Agent Orange:
  • California Assembly, Bill No. 1805, rejection 3 October 1983
  • Public Law 95-202, 23 November 1977 regarding increasing disabled benefits to Veterans
  • 99th Congress H.R. 1161, 20 February 1985, Allows veterans to sue the United States for damages incurred in improper medical care
  • 99th Congress S. 1616, 10 September 1985, VA study to determine gender specific effects of exposure to Agent Orange
  • Congressional Record for S. 1616
  • Legal Proceedings, Agent Orange Liability Litigation:
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, In re "Agent Orange" Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 381, Legal Notice to Class Members of Pendency of Class Action, 9 March 1984
  • Stipulation of Settlement in re "Agent Orange" Product Liability Litigation MDL 381, 7 May 1984 (2 copies)
  • New York Times article, "How Judge Helped Shape Agent Orange Pact" 11 May 1984
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, In re "Agent Orange" Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 381, Michael F. Ryan, et al., Plaintiffs, against Dow Chemical Company, et al., Defendants, 79 C 747, Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action, 7 May 1984
  • Correspondence regarding pending litigation for Plaintiffs
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, In Re "Agent Orange" Product Litigation, MDL No. 381 (JW), Memorandum of Law In Support of Plaintiffs-Intervenors' Application to Intervene, 8 August 1984
  • Further Correspondence regarding state of Litigation
  • Wendy Wendler communications, as an expert on Agent Orange issues
  • Letter from Wendler, 8 June 1985
  • Introduction to Wendy Wendler and Jack Newton Park
  • Agent Orange Resume, Wendy Wendler MBA
  • Wendler's Disability Claim
  • Amicus Brief by Wendler (copyright)
  • Photocopied excerpt of Operation Ranch Hand, The Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia 1961-1971
  • Excerpts, Operation Ranch Hand USAF, 1982, edited by Wendy Wendler (copyright0
  • Mailing from Wendler, 8 Feb 1987
  • Excerpt from The Project of the Vietnam Generation Report, 2 December 1985, listing Wendler as a Resource
  • Wendler's medical findings for Disability benefit ruling
  • Agent Orange Questionnaire, Including that of Penni Evans
  • Various correspondence regarding Dioxin and other concurrent issues advocated by Evans
  • Various Agent Orange foundations' literature:
  • Oklahoma Agent Orange Foundation, 'Chemically Induced Illness', except from 'The Oklahoma Veteran' with the same article
  • Viet-Nam Veteran's Unification Group, Agent Orange Victims International, 'Symptoms and Effects of Dioxin'
  • Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, Agent Orange Fact Sheet, A Historical Perspective
  • Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, Agent Orange Lawsuit, by Frank McCarthy (2 copies)
  • Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, History of Agent Orange Class Action Law Suit
  • Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, Law Suit Reaches Final Stages
  • Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Victims, miscellaneous letters and updates
  • Fact Sheet, National Cancer Institute, Agent Orange
  • Miscellaneous articles dealing with Agent Orange issues
  • Research Projects/Surveys that Evans participated in, other miscellaneous Veterans events:
  • Correspondence regarding research projects
  • Chicago Vietnam Veterans Parade Committee, planning information, attendance/participation information 13 June 1986
  • Conference Program: Healing From the Trauma of Vietnam 14, 15 April 1988
  • Women's Vietnam Veteran's Health Study Protocol Development, Minutes of Study Design Review Meeting, 17 November 1987
  • California State University, Sacramento research
  • Southeast Asia/Vietnam Era Women's Survey, Evans' submission
  • Program: Conference, 'Women Who Serve' Sponsored by The Womens Veterans Project of the William Joiner Center for teh Study of War and Social Consequences, Boston, 1988
  • Cleveland State University correspondence
  • Paper, 'Civilian Women in Vietnam' by Jeanne M. Christie
  • Paper, 'Women in Vietnam' by Jeanne M. Christie, presented to NACV Convention 19 June 1982
  • Article, photocopied 'Women and the Vietnam Experience' by Linda Spoonster Schwartz
  • 'A Report of a Working Group on Women Vietnam Veterans and the Operation Outreach Vietnam Vet Center Program,' 15 December 1982
  • Theses based on research which Evans participated in:
  • 'Does Anyone Care? About the Health of Women who Served in Vietnam,' by Sharon Kay Rice-Grant, Spring 1986
  • 'Forgotten Sacrafices: American Civilian Women in the Vietnam War,' by Maryann L. Weber, May 1996
  • Documents dealing with facts, and statistics of women killed in action in Vietnam
  • Information, Brochures on the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project
  • Information on women's attitudes toward military memorials and articles on the Women's Vietnam Memorial Project
  • Information, correspondence on the Traveling Wall
  • Brochures, programs, articles, information on Vietnam Veterans Events
  • Circle of Sisters
  • The Joiner Center and Center for Study of Vietnam Generation correspondence
  • Miscellaneous articles, pamphlets, publications regarding Vietnam, veterans issues, female veterans' issues, health and POW/MIA topics
  • Miscellaneous articles, pamphlets, publications regarding Vietnam, veterans issues, female veterans' issues, health and POW/MIA topics, continued
  • Miscellaneous articles, pamphlets, publications regarding Vietnam, veterans issues, female veterans' issues, health and POW/MIA topics, continued
  • Miscellaneous articles and reports:
  • Newsweek, 14 December 1981, 'What Vietnam Did to Us
  • Paper, 'Healing from the War, Trauma, and Transformation after Vietnam,' by Arthur Egendorf
  • Report, 'Veterans Employment and Training Survey, Report of Findings,' A Survey of California's Unemployed and Underemployed Vietnam Era, Disabled and Recently Separated Veterans, August 1984
  • Santa Rosa Junior College, Vietnam: A Brief History of Our Longest War, course syllabus
  • photocopied excerpt from 'Home from the War: Vietnam Veterans Neither Victims nor Executioners,' by Robert Jay Lifton
  • photocopied excerpt from 'The Endless War,' Ch. 7, Organization and Practice
  • photocopied excerpt from 'Credibility Gap: A Digest of the Pentagon Papers,' compiled by Len Ackland
  • A Followup to the Film Regarding American Women in Vietnam
  • Reprinted article from Across the Board, The Conference Board Magazine, 6 June 1984, 'The Separate Peace of White-Collar Veterans,' by Kevin Krajick
  • Article from The Atlantic Monthly, March 1968, 'Supernation at Peace and War,' by Dan Wakefield
  • Catalogs of Army/Military products for veterans:
  • D & G Enterprises
  • Hoover's MFG. Co.
  • 1st Military Mail Order 1987 Catalog
  • Vietnam Veteran Products, Catalog # 3, 1988-89
  • Small posters, oversize newspaper and magazine clippings dealing with the Vietnam War, Agent Orange, and Womens' Vet health and support
  • Miscellaneous oversize newspaper and magazine clippings dealing with the Vietnam War, Agent Orange, and Womens' Vet health and support
  • Miscellaneous oversize newspaper and magazine clippings dealing with the Vietnam War, Agent Orange, and Womens' Vet health and support
  • Miscellaneous oversize newspaper and magazine clippings dealing with the Vietnam War, Agent Orange, and Womens' Vet health and support
  • Miscellaneous oversize newspaper and magazine clippings dealing with the Vietnam War, Agent Orange, and Womens' Vet health and support
16
Photographs

VA061484-VA061494
VA061500-VA061503
VA062255. Evans in Vietnam, The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, and project staffers/contributors.

Click here to view all Photographs
55
Newsletters

Bay Area Women Veterans, Summer 1989
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial Campaign Fund News, early 1987
June 1987
The California Zephyr, Fall 1988
Center for the Study of the Vietnam Generation Report, June 1987
Connections, Newsletter of the Women Veterans Project, June 1989
The Festival Family Newsletter, March 1987
Folklife Center News, Summer 1989
Joiner Center Newsletter, June 1989
The Legacy, Fourth Quarter 1987
First Quarter 1988
Nam Vet, August 1987
National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia Newsletter, 8 June 1984
The Register, Fall 1988
So Proudly We Hail!: Nov/Dec 1985
Jan/Feb 1986
Mar/Apr 1986
May/June 1986
July/August 1986
Sept/Oct 1986
Nov/Dec 1986
Jan/Feb 1987
Mar/Apr 1987
May/June 1987
Jul/Aug 1987
Sept/Oct 1987
Nov/Dec 1987
Jan/Feb 1988
Mar/Apr 1988
May/June 1988
July/Aug 1988
Sept/Oct 1988
Nov/Dec 1988
Jan/Feb 1989
Mar/Apr 1989
May/June 1989
July/Aug 1989
Sept/Oct 1989
Nov/Dec 1989
Jan/Feb 1990
Mar/Apr 1990
May/June 1990
July/Aug 1990
Sonoma County Women's Voices, April 1986
U.S. Veteran Dispatch, April 1993
Vietnam Combat Veterans Newsletter, December 1988
The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, Inc.: Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 1986
Monthly Volunteer Newsletter, 1 July 1986
1 August 1986
Winter Quarter Newsletter 1986
First Quarter Newsletter (1987?)
Volunteer Newsletter, Spring 1987
Third Quarter Newsletter, September 1987
Wvin (Women Veterans Information Network) Newsletter, July 1983
March 1984

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Pub Credit Line
19620000000, Penni Evans Collection, The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 20 Jan 2011 [Updated: 02 Dec 2019]