- THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
- Texas Tech University
VNCA Special Projects
ARVN Forces Inflict Heavy Casualties on NVA Invaders - Gia Dinh - A large force of North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops infiltrated Go Vap in Gia Dinh Province, some three miles northeast of the Presidential Palace in Saigon on May 31. A combined force of Vietnam marines, Airborne infantry, Regional and Popular Forces, armored units and National Police drove most of the NVA out of the heavily populated area. Those not driven out were killed or captured. - A Vietnamese Marine takes cover during the fighting in Go Vap. The burning houses were set afire by retreating North Vietnamese troops.
Over the past few years, the Vietnam Archive has made a concerted effort to record the histories of veterans organizations and their members. The Veterans' Association section of this website provides more information about our efforts in this area.
Vietnamese American Heritage Project
Created in 2008, the Vietnamese American Heritage Project (VAHP) supports the Vietnam Archive’s mission to document the war from all perspectives by providing documentation of the post-war social and political history of Vietnamese Americans who immigrated to the United States during and after the Vietnam conflict. A component of the archive, the VAHP is comprised of a full time Vietnamese American Heritage Archivist and one part time student assistant who collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public materials that document the experiences and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in American society. The VAHP aims to enhance the study of the Vietnamese immigration and resettlement experience by providing reference services to researchers and increasing Vietnamese American participation in the archive’s Oral History Project, conducting outreach activities, and developing cooperative relationships with other institutions dedicated to preserving Vietnamese American’s rich heritage.
- More Information about the Vietnamese American Heritage Project
- Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection
Teachers' Resources Web
The goal of the Teachers Resource Web is to aid educators and students who teach and take classes on the Vietnam War. The site is intended to assist teachers and students at all levels - from primary school to college. Site materials are designed to accommodate a range of teaching and learning situations from a single 50-minute lecture that is part of a general US history class to a semester or quarter-long dedicated course focusing exclusively on the Vietnam War.
Vietnam Graffiti Project
The Vietnam Graffiti Project is dedicated to preserving and providing access to a remarkable array of historical material from various ships that supported United States military forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The materials you will find here include bunk canvases, ships logs, nautical charts, and other artifacts and documents. The collection provides insight into life onboard these ships, especially troop transports.
CDEC Digitization Project
The Combined Document Exploitation Center (CDEC) Microfilm Collection consists of 954 reels of documents captured from North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces during the Vietnam War. Materials from this collection are being added to the Virtual Vietnam Archive daily, and plans are underway to make the entire collection available online, including original metadata collected when the materials were filmed.
While we continue to raise funds for our new building, which will include a state-of-the-art museum, we provide small displays of our material at our current location in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library and create online exhibits. These exhibits will generally feature a specific subject or be in response to an anniversary or celebration. All of our new exhibits, virtual and physical, will be featured on our homepage and through other online resources.
Oral Histories and Digital Materials
In addition to its mission of collecting materials concerning Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and Southeast Asia, the Vietnam Archive currently administers two projects, the Oral History Project and the Virtual Vietnam Archive.