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Remembering Vietnam 

The National Archives has a wealth of records and information documenting the U.S. experience in the Vietnam conflict, which includes photographs, textual and electronic records, audiovisual recordings, exhibits, educational resources, articles, blog posts, lectures, and events.

Photograph of Troops Moving across a Rice Field in Search of Viet Cong, 1/23/1966 [Detail]
To coincide with the opening of our newest exhibit, Remembering Vietnam, we’ve launched a Vietnam War research portal. This portal creates a central space for all National Archives resources and content related to the Vietnam War for use by researchers, students and educators, museum goers, veterans, and those curious about the conflict.

Browse our interactive timeline to journey through events with select records from the National Archives Catalog.

Vietnam Timeline

You can also explore the Vietnam conflict by topic areas: Diplomacy, In Country, The War at Home, and Post-Conflict Events. Each topic page includes links to digitized records and photographs in the Catalog, descriptions of records available for research, educator resources, articles and blog posts and more.

Vietnam conflict by topic areas
Remembering Vietnam is an exhibit at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, on display from November 10, 2017, through January 6, 2019, featuring records related to 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War.
Transcription Mission
1 - Aerials - An Hoa - August 13, 1966, 8/13/1966

Help us transcribe the captions and tag features in these black and white photographs of Marine Corps activities in Vietnam.  Start tagging and transcribing on our Citizen Archivist Dashboard.

Transcriber Task Force
Transcriber Task Force
We’re seeking seasoned transcribers to join our Transcriber Task Force, a group of Citizen Archivists willing to tackle tricky transcriptions.  

If you enjoy the challenge and puzzle of transcribing complex records, email us at and join the team.  We have a Transcriber Task Force Challenge going on right now and we'd love your help!
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