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Military Resources: Vietnam War

NARA Resources

Core Collections on the Vietnam War
From the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, "This guide summarizes core holdings on: the war in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos especially during the Nixon and Ford administrations; the flight of refugees from Indochina after April 1975 and the admittance of many to the United States; the accounting of U.S. armed forces MIAs and POWs; and the issue of amnesty/clemency for U.S. draft resisters and military absence offenders."
Electronic Data Records Relating to Military Objectives and Activities during the Vietnam War
"This reference report provides an overview of the electronic data records in the custody of the National Archives that contain data related to military objectives and activities during the Vietnam War."
Marine Corps Command Chronologies for the Vietnam War
Guide to a series of records that contains documents that describe events that occurred as early as April, 1952.
Memoirs v. Tapes: President Nixon & The December Bombings
An online exhibit presented by the Nixon Presidential Library which deals with President Nixon's decision to initiate a massive bombing campaign against North Vietnam in December, 1972.
Records of U.S. Military Casualties, Missing in Action, and Prisoners of War from the Era of the Vietnam War
"Overview of the electronic data records in the custody of the National Archives that relate to U.S. military casualties, missing in action, and prisoners of war from the Vietnam War era."
Research in Military Records: Vietnam War
Guide to NARA records relating to the Vietnam War.
Selected Documents on the Vietnam War
A selection of documents and photographs from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Digital Library.
State-level Lists of Casualties from the Vietnam War
NARA's Center for Electronic Records has made these lists available online. Casualty lists for Korean Conflict also available.
The Vietnam Conflict
This site is a guide to the material on the Vietnam War that is available at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library.
Vietnam War Declassification Project
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh and Saigon, the staff of the Ford Presidential Library reviewed for possible declassification nearly 40,000 pages of National Security Adviser files.
Vietnam War Meetings
Collection of photographs of Vietnam War meetings held by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.


Other Resources

African-Americans in Military History: Vietnam War
Bibliography maintained by the Air University Library.
Battlefield Vietnam
This PBS site includes a brief history and a timeline, along with sections on guerilla tactics, the air war, and Khe Sanh.
Congress, the President, and the Battle of Ideas: Vietnam Policy, 1965-1969
Michael Jay Friedman's essay from Essays in History published by the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.
Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO): Vietnam War
DPMO is the Department of Defense office that oversees and manages POW/MIA issues. This site dealing with POW/MIAs of the Vietnam War provides information about DPMO's activities, fact sheets, statistics, and lists of POW/MIAs arranged by name, state, and branch of service.
Experiencing War: Vietnam War: Looking Back
Part of the Library of Congress's Veterans History Project, this site contains interviews of men and women who served in Vietnam.
Medal of Honor Recipients: Vietnam War
U.S. Army Center Center of Military History site that provides the names of Medal of Honor recipients and the actions that are commemorated.
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War: Vietnam
This online exhibit is presented by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. It is divided into four chapters: The First Steps, Fighting the War, American POWs in Vietnam, and Honoring the Dead. It is also available as a multimedia presentation.
Stephen H. Warner, 1946-1971: Words and Pictures from the Vietnam War
Gettysburg College's Special Collections Division of Musselman Library presents this exhibit of photographs and text which were bequeathed to the college by Stephen H. Warner upon his death in Vietnam in 1971. Mr. Warner was a student at Gettysburg College from 1964-1968.
Vietnam War Bibliography
Extensive subject-based bibliography on the Vietnam War maintained by Edwin E. Moise.
Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
This database from the University of Washington Libraries contains leaflets and newspapers that were distributed on the University of Washington campus during the decades of the 1960s and 1970s.
Vietnam War Maps
This collection of maps is presented by the United States Military Academy at West Point Department of History.
Vietnam War: Overview of the Vietnam War
A video lecture from the Khan Academy.
Vietnam War Websources
Comprehensive collection of links to information about the Vietnam War.
The Wars for Viet Nam: 1945-1975
This site from Vassar College includes documents held by Vietnamese archives in Hanoi.