Americans in Vietnam


Size: 60 interviews on 77 recordings

Time period covered: 1963 - 1975

Dates of interviews: 1974 - 1977

Principle Interviewers: John Davis, Mike Humphreys, Dudley Meier, Paul Moore, Robert Talley, Dale Jenkins and Bailey Vinson

Finding Aids: Abstracts, indexes

Audio Availability: MP3

Processing Status: All interviews are cataloged

Access Restrictions: See individual abstracts

Description: LSU Professor Beatrice Spade and students conducted these interviews with American servicemen and a few Vietnamese civilians living in America. The interviewees discuss their experiences in Vietnam and their attitudes toward American involvement in Southeast Asia. In addition, the soldiers, representing a variety of ranks and all branches of the military, discuss their military training and contact with the Vietnamese people and their culture, and the civilians relate their background and the experience of immigrating to the United States.