FINDING AID TO VIETNAM
INTERVIEW TAPE COLLECTION


VIETNAM INTERVIEW TAPE (VNIT) Collection

SELECTED VNIT TRANSCRIPTIONS
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U.S. Army military history detachments and historians conducted numerous oral histories to help document the war in Vietnam and often prepared interview reports or summaries. These historians sent many of the interview tapes and supporting documents to CMH for use in preparing the official history of the conflict. Most interviews were taped on open reel recorders and have not been converted to another tape format or transcribed. This VNIT finding aid provides the catalog number, a brief description, and, in the near future, the status (transcribed or summarized) of each interview. Interviewees listed in the finding aid are usually the primary interviewee or the senior officer interviewed on that tape. Some VNITs contain multiple interviews and group interviews with other soldiers not listed in the finding aid.

CMH does not have the resources to duplicate interview tapes, summaries, or transcripts. Access to the VNIT collection is limited to individuals visiting CMH in Washington, DC. Interested researchers should contact the Oral History Activity at 202-685-2324 to schedule an appointment. Advance notice is required to insure that specific VNITs are accessible and that appropriate equipment is available for listening to the interviews.


VNIT-789 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry

Exit interview conducted 10 October 1970 with LTC De France, Commander, 7th Squadron (Air), 17th Cavalry. Views on tactics, utilization, lessons learned. Interview by 8th MHD.


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