As is the case with the current GI movement, the Vietnam-era GI movement was not a monolithic organization, that emerged fully developed out of thin air. It evolved between 1965 and 1973, in fits and starts, with an ever changing membership that came together to form loose coalitions with oftentimes contradictory ideologies and expectations. Furthermore, as with the current GI movement, these groups and factions were supported by religious and secular organizations whose members had different ideologies and agendas.
For the current GI movement to thrive, situate itself in the context of its own history and avoid the fractures and omissions of the past, GI resistors and their civilian supporters need access to primary source materials, stored in special collections and historical societies across the United States. This web blog lists a small number of these, provides a brief description of the collection and a link to the relevant website.