Primary Source Spotlight: Vietnam War

Vietnam memorial soldiers

Vietnam Veteran collections

Vietnam War images

Vietnam War song recordings

  • DaNang Lullaby” 1965, song about “Operation Rolling Thunder,” sung by James P. “Bull” Durham, who served as a pilot during the Vietnam War
  • Jolly Green” 1968, sung by James P. “Bull” Durham “Jolly Green Giant” was a nickname for the Sikorsky HH-3E helicopter, used extensively to insert and extract troops during the Vietnam War
  • Tchepone” 1971, song about the bombing of Tchepone, Laos, during the Vietnam War sung by Chuck Rosenburg

Vietnam War documents

Hannah Arendt Papers related to Vietnam War, 1965-68

The famous & the war in Vietnam

Vietnam War political cartoons

Herb Block

Jules Feiffer

Bill Mauldin

Pat Oliphant

Vaughn Shoemaker

Paul Szep

Edmund Valtman

Clifford H. (Baldy) Baldowski Editorial Cartoon Collection related to Vietnamese Conflict 1961-1975 Digital Library of Georgia

1962-63 historical newspaper coverage of Vietnam

U.S. legislation related to the Vietnam War

Teaching resources

Secondary sources