992 Fall 2019 1969: Sharing Memories and Moments from the Vietnam War
Tuesday, 3:30-5pm, November 12
Main Reading Room, Fenwick Library at George Mason University
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Instructors: Dr. Meredith Lair, Department of History George Mason University and select OLLI members
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), George Mason University Libraries, and Mason Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) are hosting a panel discussion of individuals who participated in and were a part of the Vietnam War experience. Dr. Meredith Lair, a Mason History professor, will moderate a panel of OLLI members. Professor Lair’s work examines warfare and its relationship to American society and culture, with particular emphasis on how knowledge and memories of the past are constructed and disseminated over time. She is the author of Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War, which examines the non-combat experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam. The SCRC staff will videotape the event to include in their Oral History collection.
The event will be in the Main Reading Room of Fenwick Library on Mason’s Fairfax campus. Refreshments will be available, and a tour of the Special Collections exhibition on Vietnam, “A War of Contradictions: The Vietnam Conflict, 1945 – 1975,” will follow the panel discussion. Paid parking is available on campus, with the nearest garage being the Rappahannock River Parking Garage.