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Nina Talbot, Veterans

These paintings are the unseen, expressive counterpart to the history of the Vietnam  war. The paintings contain the individual and the war they served in, resulting in a portrait that reflects how a soldier’s identity becomes inextricably meshed with their wartime experience. Even more hauntingly, the paintings reflect that war …

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Nina Talbot, Veterans

Rick McCarty PTSD Drawings

In 1999, Rick McCarty of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, turned to art to heal the psychological wounds from his combat experiences in Vietnam in 1971. Like many fellow veterans, McCarty suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that causes victims to endure nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbing, anger and hopelessness as …

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Rick McCarty PTSD Drawings

Digital Wisteriana

Exploring the notable former residents of Belfield estate, still extant as part of the La Salle campus, the lives of the Wister Family are elaborated through a series of articles, papers, photographs and other research.  Digitized letters are available from Owen Wister, the author of "The Virginian," to a variety of people, including …

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Digital Wisteriana

Vietnam Generation Journal

Published between 1989 and 1996, the Vietnam Generation Journal and its accompanying newsletter served as a premier source of essays, artwork, poetry
and other materials for the field of Vietnam War studies. When the journal ceased publication, the Vietnam Generation archives were sent to the Connelly Library Department of Special …

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Vietnam Generation Journal
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Welcome to Digital Collections. This site features unique selections from the Department of Special Collections in the Connelly Library of La Salle University.

Special Collections houses a diverse range of materials, from 15th century illuminated devotionals to subject collections treating contemporary social issues. Our Digital Collections aim to highlight our print collections and make some content available online to the public.

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