In 1999 the Vietnam Center initiated the Oral History Project. An element of the Vietnam Archive, the mission of the Oral History Project is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of the men and women who participated in these wars, as well as those military and civilian personnel involved in activities surrounding the wars on the homefront. The Archive believes that the history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of the men and women who were involved in the wars.
The Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University includes an Oral History Project to preserve the experiences of people involved with the wars in Southeast Asia on the homefront and abroad. Those who served and wish to be interviewed should fill out and return a questionnaire available on the site. There are also guides and resources for people conducting their own oral history projects on the topic, and answers to frequently asked questions about the Vietnam War and the Vietnam Center.