Stephen H. Warner, 1946-1971: Words and Pictures from the Vietnam War
As a student at Gettysburg in the mid-1960s, Stephen Warner was known for his intense interest in civil rights and social justice. A history major who a professor described as "radically intellectual," Warner wrote features for the Gettysburgian and helped found several campus organizations, including the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Vietnam War. After graduating in 1968, he went to Yale Law School; one year later he was drafted into the Army and assigned to the Army public relations headquarters in Vietnam. This collection includes stories he wrote and photographs he took during his tour of duty. Warner was killed in an ambush near the Laotian border in 1971.
Processed by Joseph R. Tucker, '03
Scope and Content Note: In addition to hundreds of photographs and negatives, the collection contains letters, manuscript notebooks and notepads, drafts of articles, and copies of feature stories printed in army publications written by Warner during his time in Southeast Asia. Other supporting materials in the collection include army publications on a variety of topics, including travel guides and cultural studies.