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Vietnam War Collection

Identifier: MF183

Scope and Contents

This is an arbitrary collection of accessions created in June 2014 to bring together interviews that deal with the Vietnam War. There are 65 series in NAFOH that deal with the Vietnam War, but only five series that belong soley to this collection.


  • Event: 1961-1975

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access, but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions on material.


5 items

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NA2396 Charles “Chick” Rauch, interviewed by Davida Kellog, March 8, 1991, UMaine, Orono, Maine. RADM Rauch USN Ret., who is Vice President for Finace at UMaine, talks about his beginnings with the Navy (graduated in 1947); Admiral Zumwalt; working in the System Analysis Division; Vietnam; being the Senior Naval Advisor; Admiral Chon, head of the Vietnamese Navy; River Patrol Boats (Swift Boats); Paul Yost, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Vietnamese fisherman culture; Vietnamese diet; Tran Hung Dao Society; Vietnamese culture; Elmo Jr.

Text: 28 pp. transcript

NA2471 Donat Conrad, interviewed by James W. Wilson, Jr., April 6, 1997. Also included: Wilson’s paper relating to the 1960s and 1970s and the Vietnam War

Text: 18 pp. paper and transcript Audio: C1551 (not digitized)

NA2472 Francis P. Kulle, interviewed by James W. Wilson, Jr., April 6, 1997. Kulle talks about his involvement during the Vietnam War and protest eras.

Text: 5 pp. transcript Audio: C1552, C1553 (not digitized)

NA2825 Lieutenant Alan Stormann, interviewed by Kimberly A Hinton for HTY 210 taught by Pauleena MacDougall, April 23, 2002. Paper titled “Life in Maine During The Vietnam War.” Stormann talks about Old Town, Maine, before the War; Stromann’s military service; impact of war on the region.

Text: 6 pp. research paper Recording: mfc_na2825_c2004_01 26 minutes

NA3652 Earl J. Robishaw, interviewed by Keith Ludden, Cushing, Maine, April 18th, 2009. Robishaw talks about his service in the U. S. Army in Korea and Vietnam, as part of the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center.

Text: biographical data form, transcription in progress, transcriptions time and subject notations Recording: CD: 1 hour 18 minutes 4 seconds

Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

Related Materials

NAFOH collections MF087: Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project, MF068: Women in Maine Project, MF087: Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project/Davida Kellogg, and MF070: UMaine during the Vietnam War era/Laura Finkel.

Materials Specific Details

Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.

Guide to Vietnam War Collection
In Progress
Thomas Libby
May 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States