Park Museum Collection Profile
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Collection SummaryThe Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection, international in scope, is comprised of objects that have been abandoned at the Memorial Wall. The collection includes objects directly related to military activities (dog tags, patches, uniforms and military clothing, combat boots, c-rations, discharge papers, photographs, and metals); framed and unframed materials (letters, poems, birth announcements, birthday cards, personal dedications, newspaper obituaries, books, Bibles, family photographs, and Vietnam snap-shots); patriotic-to-protest objects (artificial flowers and wreaths, flags, Missing-in-Action and Prisoner-of-War bracelets, clothing, canes, high school diplomas, records and tapes, teddy bears, liquor bottles and beer cans, cigarette lighters). The collection also includes objects related to the designer Maya Ying Lin's involvement in the design and construction of the monument; objects related to Joel Meisner Foundry's involvement in the design, construction, and installation of the Three Serviceman statue.

Collection Size 157,396
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