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The Vietnamese in the Diaspora Digital Archive (ViDDA) is a grassroots collection of interviews conducted and supported through The Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation (VAHF) to provide oral history resources for students, researchers, the general public about the Vietnamese community living abroad. These interviews were conducted and filmed entirely by volunteers.

MISSION

The purpose of ViDDA (Vietnamese in the Diaspora Digital Archive) is to contribute to the historical knowledge about the Vietnam War, the migration of the largest refugee group in American history, and the struggles and contributions of the diasporic Vietnamese community.

OVERVIEW

The digital archive (ViDDA) provides video and audio recordings and transcripts of interviews to be used and cited by students, researchers and the general public. The interviewees include  first, 1.5 and second generation Vietnamese as well as scholar commentaries about the Vietnam War and role of the United States in the conflict.

Most of the oral history interviews were conducted between 2008 and 2014 in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Rice University, The University of California at Irvine, The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University and many local Vietnamese grassroots organizations and student associations.