National Archives at New York City

New York on the Record: Remembering Vietnam opens November 9, 2017

The National Archives at New York City's Welcome Center displays original documents in its New York on the Record gallery. This exhibit is free and open to all visitors seeking a glimpse of original records that capture our national story. New York on the Record shows the connection between our records, our government, and our history.

Our latest exhibit, New York on the Record: Remembering Vietnam, highlights 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 include:

  • 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, opening November 10, 2017.

Every Thursday at noon, join staff for a free "Gallery Talk" about these feature documents in our Welcome Center.

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. We are open Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

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