Archives On The Air 182: Wartime Anthropologist—Moana Tregaskis—Richard Tregaskis Papers

May 28, 2020

Moana McLaughlin Tregaskis is at times eclipsed by her husband - noted journalist and author Richard Tregaskis. Like her husband, she was a reporter and war correspondent.

For many years she was with The New York Times. With Richard, she traveled throughout Vietnam during the war.

Her photographs are markedly different from her husband's. Her training as an anthropologist is reflected in her subject selection. It is more scientific than journalistic.

She went on to become an author specializing in Asia and the Pacific.

Learn more in the Tregaskis papers at UW's American Heritage Center.