Eva Jessye Collection: 1927-1992 (bulk 1935-1980)
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Sound Recordings [series] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] December 1968 1968 December (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-1-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Two individuals talking.Caption: 7 Months, First few days of Dec. '68) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-1-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Caption: 7 Months, First few days of Dec. '68) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] Between Christmas and New Year's 1968 1968 December (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-2-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Caption: Between hristmas and New Year's '68) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-2-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969.Caption: Between hristmas and New Year's '68) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   1  
[Letter from Robert Shepard:] December 25, 1968 1968 December 25 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-3-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Caption: 25 Dec. '68, Front Black Side 2 Full) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] January 19, 1969 1969 January 19 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-4-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Shepard discusses extending his tour in Vietnam.Caption: Not Yet Extended) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] Extended for six more months 1969 January 21 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-5-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Caption: 48 Days to Leave; Extended for Six More months, in Viet-Nam, Bud buy me a car.) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] Ext After Ext [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-6-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Caption: Ext after ext) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-6-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. This recording is a short letter and includes recordings of military radio stations. Caption: Ext after ext) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] Extension did not go through 31st FC3 1969 February 21 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-7-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Shepard discusses his rejected extension.Caption: 31 Feb?) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-7-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Caption: 31 Feb?) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] February 27, 1969 1969 February 27 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-8-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Discussing attacks and battles.Caption: 101 Days to go.) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-8-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Recording of radio broadcast, no other content.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   1  
[Letter from Robert Shepard:] March 1, 1969 1969 March 01 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-9-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Discussing the possibility of coming home in March.Caption: Maybe coming home in March 15th, 56? 51 Days to go) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] Early March 1969 1969 March (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-10-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969.) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-10-2])
(No vocal content, recording of popular music from Army radio.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] March 11, 1969 1969 March 11 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-11-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Tape box notes that bombs can be heard in the background.Caption: Hear bombs in background 85 Days to Go) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-11-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Tape box notes that bombs can be heard in the background. References a B-52 bombing strike occurring at the time.Caption: Hear bombs in background 85 Days to Go) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   1  
[Letter from Robert Shepard:] March 13, 1969 1969 March 13 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-12-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969.) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-12-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. References gunfire in the background and poker games.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] March 30, 1969 1969 March 30 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-13-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Shepard references gunfire and attacks nearby during recording.Caption: 71 days to go.) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-13-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Shepard talks about his feelings about the war.Caption: 71 Days to go) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] April 3, 1969 1969 April 03 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-14-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969.) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] April 6, 1969 1969 April 06 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-15-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Caption: 10 months to go Today) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-15-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969.) (mp3 file) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] Late April 1969 1969 April 06 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-16-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. This recording appears to have been recorded at different times.) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] May 1st or 3rd 1969 1969 May (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-17-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Caption: 37 Days to go) [access item]
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[Letter from Robert Shepard:] Bob and friends [Undated] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
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[Part 1] ([0445-SR-18-1])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Recordings of several other associates of Shepard.) [access item]
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[Part 2] ([0445-SR-18-2])
(Recorded letters sent home by Shepard while stationed in Vietnam, 1968-1969.) (mp3 file) [access item]