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Vietnam War: Events and Exhibits

The National Archives has a wealth of records and information documenting the U.S. experience in the Vietnam conflict. Explore the experiences of Americans during this worldwide conflict through exhibits and events or visit our World War I portal page for primary source material.


Photograph of US Soldiers Observing the Valley Below Looking for Signs of Enemy Activity

"Remembering Vietnam,” an exhibit at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC,  through January 6, 2019,  presents both iconic and recently discovered records related to 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War. Within the National Archives Catalog, explore historic documents, recordings, and images that document the war.

Traveling Exhibit

Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War

April 6–May 25, 2018 at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, FL

June 16–October 20, 2018 at the Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC

November 10, 2018–January 7, 2019 at the West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, LA

September 1–October 20, 2019 at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, Temple, TX

Blog Posts

Teaching the Vietnam War with DocsTeach: Education Updates

Help Contribute by Scanning U.S. Coast Guard Records from the Vietnam War in the Innovation Hub!: NARAtions

Reminiscing with Vietnam Veterans at Archives II: NARAtions

Family Tree Friday: An Overview of Vietnam War-Era Records: NARAtions

Vietnam: the First Television War: Pieces of History

Vietnam and the Women Who Served: Pieces of History

Vietnam and the Ironies of History: The Text Message Blog

No Enemy Contact, but Alien Contact…: The Text Message Blog

Record of a Homecoming: Preserving Interviews with Doug Clower and John McCain: Unwritten Record Blog

The Case of Sergeant John M. Sweeney: Unwritten Record Blog

This Week in Universal News: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 1964: Unwritten Record Blog

Remembering the Vietnam War this Veterans Day: Unwritten Record Blog

The Case of Sergeant Jon M. Sweeney: The Unwritten Record Blog

Record of a Homecoming: Preserving Interviews with Doug Clower and John McCain: The Unwritten Record Blog



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Records of the Vietnam War.

A journalist’s view of Vietnam over the years.

U.S. fatalities in the Vietnam War, listed by state.

Remembering Vietnam was created by the exhibits staff in the National Archives Museum and presented in part by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, FedEx Corporation, and the National Archives Foundation. Additional support provided by the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, The Eliasberg Family Foundation, Inc., and HISTORY®.