Program

Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Period of Performance

9/1/2019 - 12/31/2022

Funding Totals

$95,740.00 (approved)
$95,740.00 (awarded)


Voices of the Vietnam War: Enhancing Access to Oral History Interviews with Vietnam Veterans

FAIN: PW-264063-19

Texas Tech University System (Lubbock, TX 79409-0006)
Amy K. Mondt (Project Director: July 2018 to present)

Transcription and editing of 185 digitized oral history interviews of Vietnam veterans from all four branches of the service, civilian volunteers during Vietnam, and family members of veterans, and publication of word-searchable transcriptions to the Virtual Vietnam Archive. 

Funding to produce full, word-searchable transcripts for 185 oral history interviews (comprising approximately 725 hours of audio), which encompasses the Vietnam Center & Archive's (VNCA) entire oral history backlog. The transcripts will greatly enhance the discoverability and access to these interviews, which will give the public a greater understanding of the Vietnam War and the Vietnam generation. These interviews provide invaluable information about the individual experiences of the men and women who served in the war to include combat and non-combat veterans, service in all four of the major military branches, and experiences of life on the home front. Once completed, the transcripts will be made freely available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive, an online portal to the considerable digital holdings of the VNCA.



Media Coverage

Texas Tech's Vietnam Center & Archive oral histories to be more accessible (Media Coverage)
Author(s): For A-J Media
Publication: Austin Statesman
Date: 8/3/2019
Abstract: Article discussing the VNCA getting an NEH grant to transcribe our oral history interviews.
URL: https://www.statesman.com/news/20190803/texas-techs-vietnam-center-amp-archive-oral-histories-to-be-more-accessible

Texas Tech's Vietnam Center & Archive oral histories to be more accessible (Media Coverage)
Author(s): For A-J Media
Publication: Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Date: 8/3/2019
Abstract: Article discussing the VNCA getting an NEH grant to transcribe our oral history interviews.
URL: https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190803/texas-techs-vietnam-center-amp-archive-oral-histories-to-be-more-accessible

Vietnam Center & Archive Oral Histories Will Soon Be More Accessible (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Glenys Young
Publication: Texas Tech Today
Date: 8/2/2019
Abstract: Article discussing the VNCA getting an NEH grant to transcribe our oral history interviews.
URL: https://today.ttu.edu/posts/2019/08/Stories/vietnam-center-archive-oral-histories-more-accessible

Vietnam Oral Histories to Become more Accessible (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mallory Rosetta
Publication: Daily Toreador
Date: 8/5/2019
Abstract: Article discussing the VNCA getting an NEH grant to transcribe our oral history interviews.
URL: http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/vietnam-oral-histories-to-become-more-accessible/article_f8e1939c-b7d4-11e9-8f9d-ff31d0e74186.html

Texas Tech's Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Makes Collection More Accessible (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Glenys Young
Publication: Texas Tech Today
Date: 1/10/2023
Abstract: Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Texas Tech University's Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive (VNCA) has now made more than 700 hours of its audio and video interviews more accessible for researchers around the world.
URL: https://today.ttu.edu/posts/2023/01/Stories/Texas-Techs-Sam-Johnson-Vietnam-Archive-Makes-Collection-More-Accessible

Transcription Improves Access at the Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive (Media Coverage)
Author(s): VNCA
Publication: VNCA Facebook page
Date: 1/23/2023
Abstract: Facebook post of our oral history project results.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/vietnamTTU