Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates
In June 1971 the New York Times published the “Pentagon Papers,” officially titled the Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Taskforce. The release of these documents had a profound effect on American public opinion regarding the war, and has provided historians with an invaluable look at US policy making with regards to the Vietnam War. Today, 40 years after the NYT publication, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released the entire official Report, including 2,300 pages of previously undisclosed material not included in the Senator Gravel Edition of the Pentagon Papers. Hardcopies of the records will be available at the following locations: the National Archives facility at College Park, MD; the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, MA; the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, TX, and the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA. The records are also available online in their entirety at http://www.archives.gov/research/pentagon-papers/.For more information about the Pentagon Papers and the release of the records, see:
- The NARA Press Release regarding the release of the records
- The Pentagon Papers page on the NARA website
Also this week, Vietnam Center and Archive Director Stephen Maxner will accompany Mr. Tran Van Tuan, Minister of Home Affairs of Vietnam, and Dr. Vu Thi Minh Huong, the Director General of the State Records and Archives Department of Vietnam (the National Archivist of Vietnam), to Washington DC to meet with the Archivist of the United States, Mr. David Ferriero. Following the meeting, the delegation and Dr. Maxner will return to Lubbock to discuss collaboration and joint projects between the Vietnam Center and Archive, the Vietnam State Records and Archives Department, and NARA.
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