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About this collection

This collection of oral histories was created as part of a class assignment for a course titled, “The American War in Vietnam,” developed by USC Professor and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Viet Thanh Nguyen.

In this unique approach to course design and student scholarship, the students were charged with contributing to the website, An Other War Memorial, which profiles and commemorates witnesses of the war through oral history interviews. The goals of the course were to create a resource that the students can use in their own studies, can be shared with the public, and be used by future researchers.  

The viewpoints represented in this collection include American, Vietnamese, and also international vantages. Each profile has one to several videos, interview transcripts, and a profile image depending on the student interviewers’ creative presentation of their interview subject, and also in accordance with the wishes of the interview subjects – for example, in some videos the identity of the interviewee has been hidden.

Incorporating these oral histories into the USC Digital Library will fulfill a twofold goal of providing a stable platform for this resource while also acknowledging the students’ contributions to the scholarly community.

 
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