Our Collections

Our Collections

There are 1,500 titles in the collection of reference materials in the Resource Room of the Vietnam Era Museum and Educational Center. These include books, audio recordings, video recordings, teachers’ guides and classroom activity kits, and interactive CD-Roms. There is also a selection of periodicals published since the Vietnam era.

We offer several bibliographies of materials from our collection, grouped according to topics or themes of interest. These books and other reference materials are available, by appointment, for on-site research only. The Room Room has a dual purpose:

  • To enable visitors to initiate research into the Vietnam era and to direct them to appropriate subject-related materials and the local, state or national facilities where these items can be borrowed or obtained.
  • To assist veterans and other interested visitors in locating biographies about the 1,561 men and 1 woman killed from New Jersey, and to assist in locating and identifying New Jersey personnel who served in the armed forces from 1959-1975.

The Resource Room is a non-lending library. If you would like to conduct on-site research, please call our main number at 732.335.0033 to make an appointment. Please call one day prior to the date you wish to make your appointment. Appointments can be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans discuss the challenges and comforts of everyday life in Vietnam.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans explain their decisions to join the service or what it was like to be drafted into the military.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans discuss their transitions from civilian life at home to service in Vietnam.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans discuss the scariest moments of their service.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans discuss some of the more positive memories they carry with them.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans discuss their experiences returning home after military service.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans discuss how their wartime experiences challenged or strengthened their opinions about the Vietnam War.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans discuss what the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial means to them and other Veterans.


In 2002, Gregory Perillo began working on a series of paintings focused on the Vietnam War.

The resulting works honor those “unsung heroes” who served.

This collection of 42 paintings and a bronze sculpture is part of the permanent collection of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation and is showcased in a rotating gallery.

Collection Contributions

Contributions to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation are fully tax-deductable. The monies are used to fund the programs and educational activities conducted at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center. Make a donation today!

Donating to the Collection of the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center

A strong collection of archives, memorabilia, and objects provides important educational tools for our visitors. If you have an item you would like us to consider as a loan or donation to the Museum, please contact our Curator, Greg Waters, at gwaters@njvvmf.org or 732.335.0033 x.104 for more information.

Resource Library Collection

Our Resource Library collection consists primarily of books, videos, reference materials, CD-ROMs, and other educational material. Please call Sarah Hagarty, 732.335.0033 x.104, or email her at shagarty@njvvmf.org if you have material you think might be appropriate. Please do not drop off or send library items before contacting us.

Please do not drop off or send items without first contacting us