What We Own
The Wisconsin Historical Society's collections on the Vietnam era extend well beyond the state's own role and richly document both the military operations and the political and social ramifications of those operations. The Society Archives holds letters, photos and personal and organizational papers reflecting the roles of Wisconsin citizens in the military aspects of Vietnam, and the resulting political and social protest. The Society Library maintains general histories, unit histories, personal narratives, journal articles, newspaper accounts and government documents related to the conflict.
In the Archives
On the national level, there are strong collections related to journalists covering and reporting on the war and unparalleled collections documenting public opinion and Vietnam War protest movements.
Except for those serving in the Wisconsin National Guard, the Archives has no official military records or official service records for Vietnam era soldiers. For official service records contact the National Personnel Records Center (Military Records), NARA, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132.
In the Library
The Library houses general histories about virtually every aspect of the Vietnam War including battles, major figures, military units, armaments, diplomacy, and home front life. In addition, Library collections include personal narratives, memoirs, biographies, unit histories, and military atlases. The Library also has excellent holdings reflecting the anti-war movement.