Vietnam War anti-war ephemera and photograph
One 8 x 10 photographric print and two small leaflets for other San Diego area anti-war protests.
Photograph is of Howard Fisher being arrested on May 12, 1972 at the Seagrove Park anti-war gathering in Del Mar, California. Photograph was taken at almost the same moment as the one described at length in Logan Jenkins' 2012 piece in the San Diego Union-Tribune, "Del Mar, 1972: Something Happened Here." (article has been included in the file with the photograph) The photograph is not the same photograph as was published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, but is possibly by the same photographer, Tom Keck. "Del Mar 5-72" is transcribed on the back.
One leaflet is titled "ANTI-WAR PROTEST" and advertises a protest to take place on Wednesday, October 15 (year unknown) at the "Victory flagpole on the lunch court."
Other leaflet is titled "PEACE MARCH IN SAN DIEGO" and advertises march to take place on Saturday November 15 (year unknown) at Newton Park in downtown San Diego, organized by the University of California San Diego Vietnam Moratorium Committee. A November 14th candlelight poem reading and folk singing at La Jolla Cove is also mentioned.
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Biographical / Historical
Howard Fisher was a 22-year-old Vietnam Veteran who had been wounded in combat, enduring major jaw and dental surgery. Fisher was one of 39 people arrested that night after railroad ties were dragged onto nearby train tracks and set ablaze.
Source: Logan Jenkins, "Del Mar, May 12, 1972: Something Happened Here," San Diego Union-Tribune, May 13, 2012.
Photographic print of Howard Fisher being arrested at the May 12, 1972 Seagrove Park anti-war gathering in Del Mar, California. Two small leaflets for other San Diego-area Vietnam protests, also from the same source. Printed copy of 2012 San Diego Union Tribune article "Del Mar, May 12, 1972: Something Happened Here" has been added to the file by the library.
Small manuscripts storage.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by library.
One leaflet faded, otherwise fine condition. Other leaflet in good condition. Photo has some creasing and scar in the field at upper right.
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