Materials, images, and recordings for this exhibit were drawn from the Hugo Keesing Collection on Popular Music and Culture in Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland. The resources below were also consulted in researching this exhibit and most can be found within the print holdings of the Keesing Collection on Popular Music and Culture and the University of Maryland's university libraries. We also have other recommended research sources for popular music and the Vietnam War.

World War II


Bergreen, Laurence. As Thousands Cheer : The Life of Irving Berlin. New York, NY: Viking, 1990.

Cooper, B. Lee. “From ‘Love Letters’ to ‘Miss You’: Popular Recordings, Epistolary Imagery, and Romance during War-Time, 1941-1945.” The Journal of American Culture 19:4, 1996: 15–27.

Fauser, Annagret. Sounds of War: Music In the United States During World War II. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015.

Goldberg, Marv. More Than Words Can Say : The Ink Spots and Their Music. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Haslam, Gerald W, Alexandra R Haslam, and Richard Chon. Workin' Man Blues : Country Music in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Jones, John Bush. The Songs That Fought the War : Popular Music and the Home Front, 1939-1945. Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis University Press, 2006.

McClellan Jr., Lawrence. The Later Swing Era: 1942 to 1945. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004.

Sears, Benjamin. The Irving Berlin Reader. Readers on American Musicians. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Sforza, John. Swing It! : The Andrews Sisters Story. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Smith, Kathleen E.R. God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2003.

Spragg, Dennis M. Glenn Miller Declassified. Lincoln: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2017.

Wolfe, Charles K, and James E Akenson. Country Music Goes to War. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

Young, William H. and Nancy K. Young. Music of the World War II Era. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.

Events of the War

Doherty, Thomas Patrick. Projections of War : Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

Gutman, Israel, Michael Berenbaum, Mazal Holocaust Collection, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and U.S. Holocaust Research Institute. 1994. Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp. Bloomington: Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. by Indiana University Press.

Hayes, Peter, ed. How Was It Possible? : A Holocaust Reader. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Jones, Vincent C. Manhattan, the Army and the Atomic Bomb. United States Army in World War II: Special Studies. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1985.

Morden, Bettie J, and Center of Military History.The Women's Army Corps, 1945-1978. Army Historical Series. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1990.

Robinson, Greg. By Order of the President : FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Scott, Lawrence P, and William M Womack. Double V : The Civil Rights Struggle of the Tuskegee Airmen. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1994.

United States Strategic Bombing Survey. United States Strategic Bombing Survey Summary Report (Pacific War). Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1946.



Anderson, Terry H. “Pop Music and the Vietnam War.” Peace and Change 11, no. 2 (January 1, 1986): 51–65.

Andresen, Lee. Battle Notes: Music of the Vietnam War. Superior: Savage, 2000.

Arnold, Ben. “War Music and the American Composer during the Vietnam Era.” The Musical Quarterly 75:3, 1991: 316–35.

Auslander, H. Ben. “If Ya Wanna End War and Stuff, You Gotta Sing Loud - a Survey of Vietnam-Related Protest Music.” The Journal of American Culture 4:2, 1981: 108–13.

Bradley, Doug and Craig Werner. We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War. Amherst: University of Massachchusetts Press, 2015.

Burt, John W. “Distant Thunder: Drumming with Vietnam Veterans.” Music Therapy Perspectives 13:2, 1995: 110–12.

Chilcoat, George W. “The Images of Vietnam: A Popular Music Approach.” Social Education 49:7, 1985: 601–3.

Cohen, Jonathan. “Lost in the Flood: Bruce Springsteen’s Political Consciousness and the Vietnam War, 1968-2014.” In Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music: Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2018: 17-30.

Deaville, James A. “The Changing Sounds of War: Television News Music and Armed Conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq.” In Music, Politics, and Violence. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2012: 104-126.

-- “Vietnam: Music of Patriotism and Protest.” In Music and War in the United States. New York, NY: Routledge, 2019: 211-227.

Ellison, Mary (1939-). “Black Music and the Vietnam War.” In Vietnam Images: War and Representation. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989: 57-68.

Houston, Craig, and Kenneth J. Bindas. “‘Takin’ Care of Business’: Rock Music, Vietnam and the Protest Myth.” The Historian 52:1, 1989: 1–23.

James, David E. 1990. “Rock and Roll in Representations of the Vietnam Invasion.” Representations 29: 78–98.

Norton, Barley. “Vietnamese Popular Song in 1968: War, Protest and Sentimentalism.” In Music and Protest in 1968. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2013: 97-118.

Reitinger, Douglas W. “Paint It Black: Rock Music & Vietnam War Film.” The Journal of American Culture 15:3, 1992: 53–59.

Events of the War

Casey, Michael, Clark Dougan, Samuel Lipsman, Jack Sweetman, Stephen Weiss, and the editors of the Boston Publishing Company. The Vietnam Experience: Flags Into Battle. Boston: Boston Publishing Company. 1987.

Doleman, Edgar C. and the editors of the Boston Publishing Company. The Vietnam Experience: Tools of War. Boston: Boston Publishing Company. 1987.

Ferguson, Amanda. American Women of the Vietnam War. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, 2004.

Isaacs, Arnold R., Gordon Hardy, MacAlister Brown and the editors of the Boston Publishing Company. The Vietnam Experience: Pawns of War, Cambodia and Laos. Boston: Boston Publishing Company. 1987.

Keesing, Hugo, Doug Bradley, Joe McDonald, Lois T Vietri, Hansen Werner. ...Next Stop Is Vietnam. CD Box Set and Supplementary text. Hambergen, Germany : Bear Family Records. 2010.

Stacewicz, Richard. Winter Soldiers: An Oral History of The Vietnam Veterans Against The War. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 1997.

Terry, Wallace. Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans. New York: Random House, 1984.

Young, Marilyn Blatt and Robert Buzzacano. A Companion to The Vietnam War. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2002.