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Project Vietnam

Project Vietnam Partner(s): WGBH

Access: Private
Released: March 2009


Project Vietnam provides Columbia University students unique access to heretofore inaccessible material from the landmark 1983 documentary Vietnam: A Television History, co-produced by Boston's public television station, WGBH. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Project Vietnam is a partnership between CCNMTL, WGBH, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston to digitize, preserve, and disseminate primary source materials created for the 13-part series, which examines in depth the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. Project Vietnam enables students to discover and watch full-length interviews and a range of stock footage; annotate, edit, and create sub-collections of these videos; and incorporate clips into multimedia projects. Faculty from Columbia University's Teachers College, Graduate School of Journalism, Department of History, and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures are integrating Project Vietnam into their curricula.

The Project Vietnam is a Digital Bridges Initiative project.

Related project categories:
History | Repositories and Reference Tools

Related links:
pdf link Download the informational page (PDF)

Related news:
Jul-27-2011: Project Vietnam Site Launched
Jun-03-2011: Special Event: Recapping Project Vietnam
Aug-05-2010: The Chronicle of Higher Education Highlights Vietnam Collection
May-03-2010: The Vietnam Collection Featured in New York Times
Apr-15-2010: WGBH Launches the Vietnam Collection
Mar-03-2010: Project Vietnam Presented at WebWise Conference
Aug-26-2009: CCNMTL Faculty Partners Call for Media Literacy in Education
Jun-29-2009: Project Vietnam Launches at Teachers College
May-12-2009: CCNMTL Project Analyzing Vietnam War Documentary Footage Highlighted in Teachers College Article
Jun-25-2008: CCNMTL Collaborates with WGBH and UMASS Boston to Activate Vietnam Digital Archive