Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Janice J. Carney Collection
Collection Number
1352
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.3 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Cold Storage Vault; Library; Individual Collections-C
Processed by
R. Grau, Jun. 2004[Updated: Mar. 2006 by T. Shetti]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

A VHS video - Straight Talk: Gays in the Military, a Compilation (April 4, 2004). A book, printed photographs, military documents and correspondence and newspaper articles documenting Janice J. Carney's military service in Vietnam as John Joseph Carney from July 1970 to July 1971.

Biographical Note

Janice Josephine Carney was born (as John Joseph Carney) in Cambridge, Massachusetts and enlisted in the US Army in 1969. After training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Fort Polk, Louisiana, Janice arrived in Vietnam in July 1970. She was originally assigned to the 666th Transportation Corps near Phu Bai, but moved to the 39th Transportation Battalion, becoming the battalion mail clerk and courier. She participated in Lam Son 719 and spent time at FSB Vandergrift. Janice returned from Vietnam in 1971 and remained in the Reserves and National Guard for several years. She is active in the Transgender American Veterans Association.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Agent Orange related Correspondence (February 1985-January 1992)
1
1
Individual Collections-C
Photocopied Pictures from the book Purple Hearts and Silver Stars by Janice Carney
Photocopied Newspaper Articles regarding Vietnam Heroin (10 June 1971)
Photocopied Map of South Vietnamese Defoliation Missions in 1970

Separated Materials

Books
Purple Hearts and Silver Stars: Poems, Rants, Essays and Short Stories Direct from a Trans-Women's Soul by Janice Josephine Carney.
Moving Images
On VHS - Straight Talk: Gays in the Military, a Compilation (April 4, 2004).

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Oral History

An Oral History Interview has been conducted with this individual. Use the link below to view a record for this interview.

Although the interview has been conducted, the audio and/or the transcript may not yet be available.