HIST 489: Vietnam War Oral History Project
Scope and Contents
Contains files associated with the oral history project conducted by students in Dr. Amy Rutenberg's class, HIST 489: The World at War: The Vietnam War, Fall 2019. Files include audio files of the interviews, interview transcripts, srt files, vtt files, the course syllabus, a document describing the project and course, and a metadata file created by SCUA staff.
The audio files follow the naming convention Hist-489_[interviewer last name]. The transcript and plain text files are named with just the interviewer's last name.
File types include .srt, .vtt, .mp3, .m4a, .wav, .pdf, and .txt.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research. Interviews and transcripts are available on Aviary, the access platform for Iowa State University Library's Special Collections and University Archives' audiovisual materials. Please click on the link in the digital material section below to access.
Conditions Governing Use
Each interview was submitted with a Creative Commons License; rights vary for each interview. Please consult Special Collections & University Archives for more information.
Biographical / Historical
In Fall 2019, Dr. Amy Rutenberg taught the course HIST 489: The World at War: The Vietnam War. According to the syllabus, the course "...[focused] on the history of belligerents’ justification for war, diplomacy, manpower policy, the technology of war, strategies and tactics, morality in war, protest, civilian and military experiences, gender roles, the aftermath of conflict, and collective memory and memorialization. More specifically, it [focused] on why the United States became involved in Vietnam, the conflict that ensued, how Americans and Vietnamese understood the war, how the conflict was an element of the larger Cold War, and the war’s results from American and Vietnamese perspectives."
One of the class assignments required the students to conduct an oral history interview about the Vietnam War.
1430 Megabytes (141 files)
Language of Materials
Materials are arranged into the following folders: 1) Recordings 2) srt 3) Transcripts 4) txt 5) vtt
- Oral histories (literary works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Transcripts Subject Source: Local sources
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Iowa--Public opinion Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States--Iowa Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- HIST 489: Vietnam War Oral History Project
- In Progress
- Kahlee Leingang
- September 2020
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