John Campbell, Oral History

Longtime Glassboro resident and author John Campbell shares several poignant stores about his personal experiences during the Vietnam War and writing his book; They Were Ours. John also discusses his upcoming book, Glassboro's Fallen Heroes, which documents the lives of Glassboro's men who died in combat. Building on the central theme of the Glassboro Memory Mapping Project that place matters, the project will shares stories, photos, maps, and other material that further documents and honors the sacrifice made by these individuals.

This oral history was created for the Glassboro Memory Mapping Project, a collaborative digital scholarship project exploring cultural and historical geography, public history, memory, and placemaking in Glassboro, New Jersey. The project is being developed through an innovative partnership between Rowan University’s Cultural Geography Honors Course, Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center (DSC), the Glassboro Historical Society, and the Heritage Glass Museum.

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