New York on the Record: Remembering Vietnam
The National Archives at New York City's Welcome Center displays original documents in its New York on the Record gallery. This exhibit was developed to showcase original records that capture our national story, and the connection between our records, our government, and our history.
New York on the Record: Remembering Vietnam highlighted holdings from the National Archives at New York City to explore the Vietnam War and American’s experiences surrounding it, as illustrated through documents that intersect with family history, rights of individuals, finance, and other unexpected stories.
Featured documents included:
- A United States Coast Guard deck log written in prose from the first hours of 1971 in Vietnam
- An affidavit from James L. Greenfield, the foreign editor of the New York Times, from the court case connected to the Pentagon Papers
- Court testimony from an incarcerated anti-war activist priest regarding his right to disseminate peace sermons in prison
This New York City installation is in support of Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, 2017.
The National Archives at New York City is located on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan.