Vietnam War - American Involvement

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Another Vietnam : Pictures of the War from the Other Side
"An exhibition of photographs of the Vietnam War, as seen through the lens of North Vietnamese photographers ... contains over 120 black-and-white photographs by Vietnamese soldier-photographers. Most of these images are as little known in Vietnam as they are in the United States."
- International Center of Photography

Characterizing Exposure of Veterans to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam: Final Report
Committee on the Assessment of Wartime Exposure to Herbicides in Vietnam, 2003.

George Washington University - National Security Archives

Gerald R. Ford Library

  • The Vietnam War Declassification Project
    "To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh and Saigon, the staff of the Gerald R. Ford Library reviewed for possible declassification nearly 40,000 pages of National Security Adviser files. This exhibit illustrates the wealth of material now available for research."

History of Vietnam and the Vietnam War
"This link has very good research on many aspects of the war, how the media covered the war, how we lost the war and the effect upon the men and women who fought it and how it eventually effected our society."
Includes Personal Profiles and Marine, Army, and Air Force Operations.
By Vets With a Mission

Kent State at Baruch (5/6/70)
Memorial Service Held at Baruch on May 6, 1970
"It is this memorial service together with the other events at Baruch College all related as immediate reactions to the shootings at Kent State that form the focus of this exhibit."
Newman Library, Baruch Archives, Baruch College, CUNY

Library of Congress - POW/MIA Home Page
Vietnam-Era Prisoner-Of-War/Missing-In-Action Database
"This database has been established to assist researchers interested in investigating the U.S. Government documents pertaining to U.S. military personnel listed as unaccounted for as of December 1991. The title of this collection is 'Correlated and Uncorrelated Information Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia.'"
- Federal Research Division

May 4: Inquire, Learn, Reflect - May 4, 1970 - (dead link)
Kent State
"In the memory of the four slain students, Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder, we have created this website for you to inquire into how such a tragedy could take place, to learn the vital lessons wrought from the violence on that spring day; and to reflect on ways to manage conflict among peoples, groups and nations."
Dept. of Special Collections & Archives, Kent State University

Oakland Museum of California

  • Helen Nestor: Personal and Political
    "The exhibition presents 33 vintage black and white photographs of the California social scene of the '60s and '70s, documenting such subjects as the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, nontraditional California families, Vietnam War protests, California feminists, mid-life women, the early days of busing in the Berkeley Unified School District, street life on Telegraph Avenue and the Haight Ashbury, and the People's Park movement."
    Special Feature: Nestor Free Speech Movement Photographs

PBS - American Experience - Daughter from Danang (April 2003)
Web companion to the TV broadcast.
American Award Nominee - Best Documentary.
"A Vietnamese mother and her Amerasian daughter are reunited after years apart...cuts between mother and daughter as the two recall the pain of their separation, and retraces Hiep's journey from Vietnam to Pulaski, Tennessee, where she is adopted by a single woman and renamed Heidi."
Sections include: Transcript ; Primary Sources ; Further Readings

PBS - Vietnam Passage : Journeys from War to Peace
"This one-hour documentary from producer Sandy Northrop brings the last 25 years in Vietnam alive through the perspective of seven individuals whose lives, once defined by war, now personalize the struggle of a country entering the new millenium [sic] at peace."
Sections include: The City ; The Stories ; The Perspectives ; Resources ; The Program ; Teacher's Guide.

Richard M. Nixon Library

  • Research Center - (dead link)
    • Vietnam War Bibliography - (dead link)
      "Resources shedding light on America's longest war and the central event of the Nixon Presidency."

The Sixties Project & Viet Nam Generation, Inc. - (dead link)
" a collective of humanities scholars working together on the Internet to use electronic resources to provide routes of collaboration and make available primary and secondary sources for researchers, students, teachers, writers and librarians interested in the Sixties...We'll be collecting narratives on an ongoing basis, and we'll be publishing new ones on our Website regularly. We're looking for substantial, detailed personal stories, and we hope to hear from a wide variety of people."
Institute of Advanced Technology in the Humanities at University of Virginia

SNCC 1960-1966
Six Years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
"This site covers the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from its birth in 1960 to 1966, when John Lewis was replaced by Stokely Carmichael as chairman. This event marks a decided change in philosophy for SNCC, and one that warrants an equal amount of attention. However, we have focused on the first six years of the movement, in order to adequately explore such events as sit-ins, the Freedom Rides and Freedom Summer."

State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean War (1951-1957) and Vietnam Conflict (1956-)
"The National Archives and Records Administration prepared these state level casualty lists by creating extracts from the military casualty data files in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Record Group 330)."
- The National Archives and Records Administration

Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes (2000)
National Academy Press online version

Vietnam War Bibliography - (dead link)
An extensive bibliography of mostly monographs
By Edwin E. MoÔse, Clemson University

The Vietnam War Declassification Project
"To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh and Saigon, the staff of the Gerald R. Ford Library reviewed for possible declassification nearly 40,000 pages of National Security Adviser files. This exhibit illustrates the wealth of material now available for research."

Vietnam War Internet Project - (dead link)
" educational organization dedicated to providing information and documents about the various Indochina Wars and to the collection and electronic publication on the web of oral histories and memoirs of both those who served in and those who opposed those conflicts."
Maintained by John Tegtmeier

Vietnam: Yesterday and Today
"The purpose of this website, which has been created primarily for students and teachers, is to point those interested in studying and teaching the war to materials that will be useful. In addition, in the hope that we can put the war behind us now that two decades have passed and the United States has normalized relations with Vietnam, this site provides resources for understanding Vietnam--as it was then and as it is now."
By Sandra M. Wittman, Oakton Community College
"Educational, Entertainment, and Research Material Relevant to the Study of the Vietnam War."

War and War-Era Movies
Sections include: US Civil War ; World War I ; Spanish Civil War ; World War II ; Korean War ; Vietnamese War ; World War III.
UC Berkeley - Media Resources Center

The Wars for Viet Nam 1945-1975 - (dead link)
"...developed around the course materials for Robert Brigham's senior seminar on the Viet Nam War at Vassar College, offers students an opportunity to examine some of those sources, including numerous official documents. Brigham was the first American scholar given access to the Vietnamese archives on the war in Hanoi. Included here are his translations of some of the Hanoi documents, offered for examination and study."

Maintained by Mike Madin.
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