Special Collections

The Vietnam Collection

Vietnam: A Television History was a landmark documentary series produced by WGBH. This collection contains most of the materials gathered and created for the 1983 series, as well as additional Vietnam-related materials from the WGBH archive. Vietnam: A Television History was one of the last WGBH series produced entirely on film. Starting in 2008, materials were reconstructed, transferred, and digitized for preservation and access.

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Army Map Facility (Engineer Story) 66th Engr Co. Arrival of the 101st Airborne Division ARVN advance ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) withdrawal from Laos, 1971 ARVN Crew and Thieu Interview ARVN invasion into Laos ARVN Rangers in Laos ARVN survivors from Laos ARVN, Tho Interview ARVN unit new Baby Lift Big Minh Interview Big Minh Replaces Huong Binh Xuyen Destruction Birknett Interview Bob Hope Christmas show Bordellos - Vietnam, 1970 Brown speech on Nixon policy Cambodia: Congress reacts Cambodia: Congress reacts Cambodian Embassy Cambodian Rocket Atack Cambodia's Rag Tag Army Camouflaged troops, 1969 Capitol dome sunset, 1969 Captured Viet Cong Film During Operation Junction City CBS News Special: 1968 Chuck Fields - Province Representative - Quang Tin Province - South Vietnam City of Fear Civil Guards with Home-Made Weapons Repel Viet Cong Civil Rights March, Selma to Montgomery Colonel Giang Interview Combat Controllers Communists Advance Near Da Nang Contact with VietCong (During Tet) (2d Bn, 47th Inf, 9th Inf Div) CORDS, A New Concept of War (PSYOPS) Cronkite Interviews JFK Da Nang Panic: Last Plane Out Da Nang rocket victims Daniel J. Hayes - Education - Vin Long Province - South Vietnam Diem Coup Street Demos Dr. Joseph O'Malley - Hare Lip Operation - Rach Gia - South Vietnam Dr. Thomas Durant - Public Health - Saigon - South Vietnam Edward Kennedy, lawyers against war Eleanor Brunetto Eyewitness: Our War in Vietnam Eyewitness: Yanks in Vietnam The Faces of Rescue Fifty Million for Vietnam Five Presidents on the Presidency Flag Displays Ford Comment on Congressional Vote Ford: Tulane Address General David Shoup at Arlington Cemetery for Speech General Do Cau Tri interview, 1970 General Ely with refugees, 1955 General Hershey's Last Day on the Job General Maxwell Taylor, President Diem Meet General Than Interview General Weyand Stand Down Ceremony GI's hear Nixon ceasefire proposal GI's hear Nixon ceasefire proposal, Ton Son Nhut GI's on DMZ patrol, 1971 Government Forces Repel Mass Viet Cong Attack Graveyard Scene, ARVN Patrol Haig goes to Cambodia, 1972 Hanoi Occupied by Vietminh Helicopter Crew Change Hoang Duc Nha and Thieu Hubert H. Humphrey at Jackson, Tennessee Hubert Humphrey campaign song Hue - Anatomy of a killing Hue defense choppers, 1972 Humphrey press conference I'm Coming Home, 1969 Interview Miss Kim and Mr. Lee Jackie Kennedy in Cambodia James T. Smith - Province Representative - Phu Huu Hamlet - South Vietnam JFK Attacks Republicans for Slashing Foreign Aid JFK Confers with Lodge JFK on Laos JFK Speech to NPA on Cuba Johnson speech, Stonewall Rodeo Arena, 1964 Khanh Post Coup Khe Sanh Air Drop Kissinger departs Saigon Kissinger in Palm Springs Kissinger returns from Paris Kon Tum battle and evacuation, 1972 Ky Press Conference La Bataille du Tonkin Laos Invasion Vietnamized Laos Peace Settlement Signed Last American POW Released LBJ Addresses Vietnam Civilian Graduates LBJ arrives, Nixon inauguration, 1969 LBJ Birthday Party LBJ Ranch and Family, Ashtrays LBJ Ranch, BBQ with Humphrey LBJ Visits Aircraft Carrier with Dwight Eisenhower LBJ with Richard Nixon, 1969 LBJ's First Press Conference MAAG missions in Far East MAAG missions in Far East, Dalat and Saigon, Vietnam MAAG missions in Far East, Saigon and Dalat, Vietnam Madame Nhu at Fordham University: Bonze, Fordham/Student Comments re: Madame Nhu Madame Nhu, LA During Coup Madame Nhu Picketed Outside of Her Hotel
Madame Nhu, Press Club Madame Nhu Press Conference Mansfield Talks with Murrow Marines Reply Martin Luther King memorial service Martin Luther King on Vietnam War McGovern Press Conference Men from the Boys Meo and Air America Meo Guerrilla Outpost Gets Airlift of Arms and Medicine Michael Mansfield speech, 1971 Mike Benge - Montagnards - Ban Me Thuot - South Vietnam Moratorium Headquarters Moratorium, Vietnam protest, 1969 More U.S. Planes Arrive/Vietnamese Air Force Apologize Nam Dinh bomb damage, North Vietnam, 1972. Nixon and hecklers Nixon and Kissinger at Florida White House, 1972 Nixon and Laird News Conference Nixon campaigns, does TV, 1968 Nixon campaigns, Minneapolis, 1968 Nixon departs Saigon speech, 1964 Nixon Illinois press conference, 1966 Nixon in China, 1972 Nixon inauguration - Vietnam protest, 1973 Nixon introduces Kissinger Nixon: Los Angeles, news conference, 1965 Nixon speech to ABC reporter Nixon: Strong presence Nixon visits USMC in Vietnam Nolde Funeral North Vietnam POWs returned, 1973 Okay, Finis, Bye Bye One Day in Laos Operation Cedar Falls, 1st Infantry Division (Iron Triangle) Operation Homecoming Briefing Operation Long Reach, 1st Air Cavalry Division Operation Long Reach, 1st Cavalry Div (Airmobile) Operation Long Reach, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) Operation Long Reach, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) An Ordinary Day over Laos Paris Signing and Military Supplies Passage to Freedom Peace March Scenes, United Nations Phnom Penh Convoy Phu Cuong Refugee - Philip Carolin - Robert Shea - Binh Duong Province - South Vietnam President Johnson Visits Cam Ranh Bay Airforce Base, Vietnam President Kennedy News Conference Quang Tri amphibious assault, 1972 Quang Tri ARVN retreat, 1972 Quang Tri report Ranch Hand Operation and Base Defense Rap Brown interview, 1967 Refugee Camp Richard Ehrlich - Province Representative - Gia Dinh Province Riots after Martin Luther King assassination, 1968 Robert Kennedy whistle stop tour Rockets Rain on Airport Rogers on Bombing Rusk and Fulbright Conference Saigon After Rocket Attack Saigon Newsstand: Nixon Resigns Saigon night rocket attack, 1968 "Saigon, Target Zero" (Psychological Warfare Film) Saigon Under Fire Salinger Reads McNamara Statement Senator Clark Press Conference Sihanouk Film Simulated Tonkin Gulf Incident Simulated Tonkin Gulf Incident Simulated Tonkin Gulf Incident! At Sea Slim Martin & James Considine - Port Advisors - South Vietnam Sondra Williams - Education - Chi Long - South Vietnam South Vietnam Delegation and Ford Steven Shepley - Province Representative - Ba Xuyen Province - South Vietnam Tanks in action Thanh Tri after a Viet Cong Attack Thieu and Bunker Dedicate Monument Thieu Interview Tho Interview and Saigon Scenes Thomas Rose - Advisor - Da Nang - South Vietnam To Save a Soldier Tour De Saigon Tran Van Huong Reviews Troops Troops and gunboats, 1969. Troops arrive Moratorium, Vietnam protest, 1969 Trung Gia Conference, 1954 US Marines Land in South Vietnam US Training Laotian Army US troops, tanks leave Cambodia, 1970 US Violates Cambodia Border USAF Story Vice President Johnson Returns After Asian Trip VietCong Attacks During Tet (Lunar New Year) Vietcong's Tet Activities Vietnam Air Force Planes Vietnam Air Strikes-Strike Photography Vietnam Copter Ride - "Eagle Flight" Vietnam Vets React to Viet Cong Offensive Vietnamese Invade Laos War in Laos- Laotian Soldiers and US Money Westmoreland Tet Press Conference Why Vietnam? Wilbur Mills Interview William Rogers in Vietnam, 1970 Wounded GI's and North Vietnamese, 1968 Xom Suoi Story 1st Independence Anniversary National Day celebration