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Norman Mailer and the Anti-War Movement during the Vietnam War

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The document featured here is the Judgment
and Commitment form for defendant Norman Mailer who was arrested on October 22,
1967 for disorderly conduct for failing to leave the Pentagon after the
designated time when the protest against America’s involvement in the Vietnam
War was scheduled to end.

Today, October 21, 2017, marks the 50th
anniversary of the famous anti-war protest march on the Pentagon during the
height of the Vietnam War. The march on the Pentagon represented a major
escalation in the anti-war movement against America’s involvement in the
Vietnam War. The march was the first of many such protests that grew larger and
(sometimes) bloodier in the months and years that followed.

Renowned author Norman Mailer took part in
the march on the Pentagon and was arrested along 650 other protesters. Mailer
was tried before the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia; and, as the featured
document clearly states, Norman Mailer pled no contest to the charges and was
fined $500 and given a 30 day prison sentence (of which 25 days were to be
suspended) and requiring Mailer to serve five days imprisonment. Mailer
appealed the conviction to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and, finally, to
the U.S. Supreme Court. Both courts upheld the conviction and, as page two of
the document shows, Norman Mailer eventually served two days in jail and was
released on May 7, 1970. Mailer would later write the book The Armies of the Night recounting the events of the march and his
arrest.

Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Northern
New Jersey and was raised in Brooklyn, NY. Mailer served in the U.S. Army and
was stationed overseas in the Philippines during World War Two. After the war Norman
Mailer published the novel The Naked and
the Dead
which remains a critically acclaimed novel. For the remainder of
his life Mailer was a renowned prolific author of fiction and non-fiction, an essayist,
social commentator, and a political and social activist. He died on November
10, 2007.

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Citation: Judgment and Commitment Form
from Criminal Case File 4591, Criminal Case Files, 1872-1996, Box 166, Record
Group 21: Records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Virginia-Alexandria Division, National Archives at Philadelphia, (Record Entry
ID: PH-964) (NAID Identifier 571616).

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todaysdocument: Draft Resistance Rally at the Department of…

todaysdocument:

Draft Resistance Rally at the Department of Justice, 10/20/1967

File Unit: Photographs Taken by SA [Special Agent] Hilmer H. Krebs, 1928 – 1976Series: Precedent Case Files, 1928 – 1976Record Group 118: Records of U.S. Attorneys, 1821 – 1994


Opening November 10 at the National Archives Museum:

Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War

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This exhibition presents both iconic and recently discovered National Archives records related to 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War. They trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long, and why it was so divisive for American society.

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1965 “I’m backing 173rd in Viet Nam!“ Pinback…

1965 “I’m backing 173rd in Viet Nam!“ Pinback button.

Submitted photo. Additional information here: Collector’s Weekly.

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uss-edsall:Four poems from the book From Both Sides Now: The…

uss-edsall:

Four poems from the book From Both Sides Now: The Poetry of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath, by Philip Mahoney.

Check out the book!

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Thanks for hanging in!

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slidesworthseeing: US Army medics swimming, Vietnam, developed July 1969

slidesworthseeing:

US Army medics swimming, Vietnam, developed July 1969

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Thanks for hanging in!

I’m in my senior year of university (finally) and ridiculously bogged down in schoolwork, as well as dealing with depression. The queue has run out, and I don’t have time to really fill it up again. I’m reblogging relevant content when able.

I hope everyone is doing well, and I’ll try to get to some of the backlogged questions in the inbox. Thanks for sticking around!

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todaysdocument: “MUD SPLATTERED–Corporal Donald M. Ward (Indiana…

todaysdocument:

“MUD SPLATTERED–Corporal Donald M. Ward (Indiana Hills, Colo.), a tank driver with “C” company, 1st Tank Battalion, scans the muddy road while providing security for a convoy near Da Nang.  Monsoon rains have turned roads near Da Nang into virtual quagmire.” 13 Oct 1967

229 – Individuals and Groups – 1967 – October 13, 1967, 10/13/1967.
File Unit: Divider/Subject – 229 – Individuals and Groups – 1967, 1962 – 1975Series: Black and White Photographs of Marine Corps Activities in Vietnam, 1962 – 1975Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

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Dating from fifty years ago, over 14,000 photos in this series of Marine Corps photographs from the Vietnam War are available to be tagged and transcribed in the @usnatarchives Catalog by Citizen Archivists like you!

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