The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech

Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.

See a short video about what we do, our storage facilities, digitization lab, and some of our great stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kahHMqfyriY

Operating as usual

03/20/2024

2024 Conference, Vietnam Center & Archive (VNCA) / Institute for Peace and Conflict (IPAC), Texas Tech University

"1974: Shattered Peace, Continued Conflict, and Preparing for the Final Battle for Vietnam"
April 11-13, 2024
TTU-DFW Site, 4201 State Highway 161, Irving, Texas

The Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive and Institute for Peace & Conflict at Texas Tech University are pleased to announce a Vietnam War conference focused on the year 1974. This conference will approach a wide range of historical events and topics by hosting presenters who examine diplomatic, military, international, regional, social, cultural, and domestic aspects of the Vietnam War. We also seek presentations that reflect the recent and emerging scholarship on the policies, strategies, and decisions of the military, political, and diplomatic leaders of all nations involved as they sought to bring a successful conclusion to the war.

2024 Conference Registration
https://eventreg.ads.ttu.edu/event/16/

2024 Conference Agenda
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2024_Conference/2024%20VNCA%20IPAC%20Conference%20Agenda.pdf

SPECIAL LOCATION NOTE
This conference will be hosted in the new TTU-DFW Site at 4201 State Highway 161, Irving TX 75038.

This new Texas Tech facility is located minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. All conference activities will take place at this location to include a welcome reception on Thursday evening April 11 and all conference sessions and meals on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13. At this time, there is no specific conference hotel designated for this event.

While we are not able to arrange a block of guest rooms at a specific hotel, VNCA/IPAC faculty and staff will be staying at the following location:
Embassy Suites Dallas DFW Airport South
4650 W Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062

Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 03/08/2024

From the Virtual Vietnam Archive...

So, just what WAS in all those pockets of a pilot's survival vest?

At one of our annual education events for Veterans Day at a local elementary school, we pull out one of the helicopters (either the Huey UH-1 or the Cobra AH-1) for an education station outside, and at the indoor station we display related items and talk about what helicopter pilots would wear. We have been asked by many young students: What did they carry in the pockets of the survival vest?

To answer that question, I pulled a set of survival kit items from the shelves upstairs, made a list, took photos, and now include that information in the presentation. It's a varied and extensive array of items* in small quantities and compact packaging, covering a wide range of potential needs. While the U.S. Army's "Survival Evasion and Escape" field manual is a comprehensive 431 pages, the survival kit makers were insightful enough to include a thin plastic sheet which is both useful and printed with survival tips, should you find yourself in an I-need-to-know-it-now situation while you waited for Search and Rescue (SAR).

Thank you to all of the veterans who brought these items home and then donated them to VNCA so we can share them with everyone who will listen, in person and online!

*As our veterans will know, there is one additional item that is not included in the photo or list of survival kit items, as these education tools are intended for use with young students, Then (and now) the military survival kit also includes a condom which, in addition to being compact, is also strong and flexible enough to hold a liter of water, as well as many other survival uses such as a glove, foot protection, fishing float, keeping kindling dry, fire starter, wound or burn protection, etc.

Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 12/24/2023

Wishing you Happy Holidays from the Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive

From the Virtual Vietnam Archive...

December 1969 holiday celebrations with Randall Kunkleman, ordnance specialist with B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division at Camp Eagle (Hue-Phu Bai area): images include the Bob Hope USO Show, gifts from the American Red Cross, and enjoying the ho**ch Christmas tree with buddies.

Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 12/22/2023

From the Virtual Vietnam Archive...

Two color films of Operation Little Lift (10 November 1968), the relocation of approximately 65 orphans from across the Mekong Delta to the An Phuong Orphanage in Vung Tau. The Sikorski CH-54 Tarhe helicopter is fitted with a "people pod." Film number DCS-200-25-68-TH.
Film 1 - https://vva.vietnam.ttu.edu/images.php?img=/video/1390/1390VI1614.mp4
Film 2 - https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1390VI1633

Motion Picture Caption Sheet, DASPO Photo Team "C"
Cameramen: SP4 Charles W. Abbott ; SP4 John E. Sandri
Operation Little Lift was initiated by WO-3 William Powers, 273rd Aviation Company, Civic Action Officer, through weekly visits to the An Phuong Orphanage in Vung Tau. WO-3 Powers discussed the project with Father Que, head Priest of the orphanage.
The orphans from throughout the Mekong Delta, and along the Cambodia border, have been living under constant threat of the Viet Cong (VC) recruiters and kidnappers. The children were transported by water to Vinh Long and brought to Vung Tau aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and a CH-54 Flying Crane (this is the only "People Pod" being utilized by the U.S. Army at present.)
The airlift was made by the 147th Aviation Support Helicopter Company and the 273rd Heavy Crane Company. Both companies are under the support of the 22nd Combat Support Battalion.
The footage depicts elements of the 53rd General Support Group aiding in the transportation of approx 65 Vietnamese children (orphans).
--Excerpted from Item # 13900106005, Chuck Abbott Collection, Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO).

Collection: Chuck Abbott Collection (1390)
Association: Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Creation Date: 10 November 1968

12/18/2023

2024 Vietnam War Conference Call for Papers
Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive and the
Institute for Peace and Conflict, Texas Tech University

1974: Shattered Peace, Continued Conflict, and Preparing for the Final Battle for Vietnam
11-13 April 2024
Irving, Texas - TTU-DFW Site

The Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive and Institute for Peace & Conflict at Texas Tech University are pleased to announce a Vietnam War conference focused on the year 1974. This conference will approach a wide range of historical events and topics by hosting presenters who examine diplomatic, military, international, regional, social, cultural, and domestic aspects of the Vietnam War. We also seek presentations that reflect the recent and emerging scholarship on the policies, strategies, and decisions of the military, political, and diplomatic leaders of all nations involved as they sought to bring a successful conclusion to the war.

We welcome proposals from scholars, students, veterans, wartime participants, and the public. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2024.

To learn more about this event, please visit our conference website:
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2024_Conference/

Thank you and we hope you can join us for what we know will be an exciting and informative conference!

NOTE: This event will take place at the TTU-DFW Site located minutes from the DFW Airport, 4201 State Highway 161, Irving TX 75038.

Major General Du Quoc D**g, commander of the crack Airborne Division, plots maneuvers with his staff at the division's forward headquarters west of Saigon.

Douglas Pike Photograph Collection,
Item Number: VA002428

https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA002428

Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 12/06/2023

From the Virtual Vietnam Archive...

Public health is a top priority at any time. Add the extra burdens of war on top of typical struggles for reliable access to clean water, adequate food, stable housing, and medical care, and it becomes critical. Both deficiency diseases and communicable diseases become an incredible daily challenge for civilians, and is felt by the entire medical support system, including military service members. Diseases which might have been under control in a peace-time environment, can quickly become a public health hazard during war, as demonstrated by these entries from the January 1966 Health Data Publications (No. 5, Revised) from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research:

MALARIA remans among the greatest causes of morbidity in South Viet-Nam. Malaria eradication campaigns had resulted n lowering the incidence around Saigon and the coastal areas to the north of Saigon. However, the present war has completely altered the picture....TUBERCULOSIS rivals malaria and enteric diseases a a cause of incapacitation and death. The WHO and UNICEF organizations are assisting in the development of diagnostic and treatment facilities and vaccination programs...Until 1962, BUBONIC PLAGUE was confined to a few localized and sporadic cases. However, during the last 3 years the incidence of plague has risen alarmingly and established in countless new foci not only in the highlands but in other areas a well...There are approximately 15,000 cases of LEPROSY in South Viet-Nam. Many cases are unknown and unrecognized. Leprosaria are located in the south and in the mountains, and treatment of ambulatory registered lepers is provided. However, the present program is inadequate...

The Republic of Viet-Nam, South Viet-Nam - Health Data Publication, Number 5 (Revised) - Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (Washington, DC) ; Department of Health Data, Division of Preventive Medicine
Document Item Number: 0380320002
[Number of Pages: 78]
Item Creation Date: January 1966
Collection: Dr. Calvin Chapman Collection

11/11/2023
Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 10/25/2023

From the Virtual Vietnam Archive...

Vietnamization or de-Americanization are terms used to describe joint American and Vietnamese efforts to shift more responsibility for the war effort in South Vietnam from the United States to the Republic of Vietnam. Those efforts allowed the U.S. to gradually withdraw combat troops while building up the South Vietnamese military to be more capable and self-sufficient.

The removal of U.S. troops and units began in 1969 and continued until the last U.S. combat unit left in March 1973. During those years, the U.S. also progressively expanded its military advisory efforts, greatly enhancing their training of South Vietnamese military forces, while transferring military aircraft, vehicles, weapons, equipment, and facilities to Republic of Vietnam control. That transfer of materiel and the enhanced advisory effort ended in 1973, as well.

When a Vietnamese Ally Was Wounded, Two American Soldiers Had to Choose Obedience or Compassion 10/20/2023

From the Virtual Vietnam Archive...

Colonel John Haseman is featured in this article on Historynet.com:
https://www.historynet.com/helicopter-rescue-vietnamese-soldier/

The VNCA holdings include the John Haseman Collection (1404) which is comprised of an oral history interview, military handbooks and field manuals, congressional publications, and books related to the 9th Infantry Division and the U.S. advisory and pacification efforts. Use this link to view the John Haseman Collection in the Virtual Vietnam Archive:
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=14040000000

John Haseman served two tours (2-1/2 years) in Vietnam. For his first tour (Nov 1967-Nov 1968), then-Captain Haseman was Commander (Forward) of the 9th Military Intelligence Detachment, 9th Infantry Division, and was stationed at Bearcat, D**g Tam, and My Tho. During his second tour (June 1971-Feb 1973) he was with Advisory Team 88 (Kien Hoa Province in the Mekong Delta) as the Deputy District Senior Adviser (DDSA) in Ham Long District. After 10 months he was reassigned as DDSA to Mo Cay District. Following his service in Vietnam he was with Detachment K, 500th Military Intelligence Group, in Bangkok and Udorn, Thailand. He retired from military service in January 1995.

When a Vietnamese Ally Was Wounded, Two American Soldiers Had to Choose Obedience or Compassion There was a time when U.S. helicopters were forbidden from rescuing wounded South Vietnamese soldiers.

08/16/2023

UPDATE! - Texas Tech Day of Giving - VNCA Oral History Transcription Project

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**AUG 17 UPDATE: The goal was met for this project!**
**$11,205 from 113 Donors -- THANK YOU!!**

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Thanks to VNCA supporters, we're within 35% of reaching our goal!

The Texas Tech Day of Giving continues until 4:03 PM Central Time today, so there is still time to gift. Please help us reach our goal by clicking on the link below.

For more than 30 years, we've been collecting and conducting oral histories with those who participated in and were affected by the Vietnam War. While the recordings of these interviews are priceless, providing a written transcript is critical for research and access.

Advances in technology make transcribing interviews faster and more cost effective. Your support today will help us to purchase the software necessary to more quickly and efficiently transcribe hundreds of oral history interviews -- now and into our future.

Donate to the VNCA Oral History Transcription Project: http://www.givecampus.com/pq9p0m

Thank you very much for your support of the Vietnam Center and Archive!

08/15/2023

Texas Tech Day of Giving - VNCA Oral History Project

Texas Tech Day of Giving is a special time for everyone to rally together in support of what they care most about at Texas Tech.

On August 15 & 16, the Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive invites you to rally together with us for 1,923 minutes - signifying the founding year of Texas Tech - to help get our oral history interviews transcribed.

From Tuesday, August 15 @ 8:00 AM until Wednesday, August 16 @ 4:03 PM (Central time), Texas Tech is inviting you to support projects across campus. Please help the VNCA by giving any amount towards our goal by clicking on the secure link below: http://www.givecampus.com/pq9p0m

Typed transcription adds immense value for both discoverability and use, as the typed text of the audio makes the interview word searchable .

Thank you for your support of VNCA!

07/24/2023

Can you help VNCA answer - or direct to a resource that might answer - this research request from a Vietnam veteran in Australia?

Information Request:
My purpose in approaching you is to try and establish how I was recognized or recorded in US Army records while serving as the Australian Liaison Officer with HQ Saigon Support Command.

I served with the Australian Army in Vietnam, as a Captain, between January and October 1969. I served for most of that year as the Australian Liaison Officer with the Headquarters of Saigon Support Command Long Binh. I worked in the Security, Plans and Operations (SP&O) Section. I received rations and quarters and in almost every way was treated the same as the US Army staff in the headquarters.

Australian Army records do not show my status (eg: seconded, attached etc) while at Long Binh, merely listing me as “located at”.

2022 Veterans Day Vet-A-Thon, a 12-Hour VBC Event 07/21/2023

Learn more about the Vietnam Center and Archive on Veterans Breakfast Club
2022 Veterans Day Vet-A-Thon, a 12-Hour VBC Event

Kelly Crager, Director of VNCA's Oral History Project, is interviewed during Hour 6 of the November 2022 Vet-A-Thon. He talks about what is in the archive, VNCA projects, and our plans for the future.
https://veteransbreakfastclub.org/2022-veterans-day-vet-a-thon-a-12-hour-vbc-event/

Veterans Breakfast Club
https://veteransbreakfastclub.org/about/
The mission of the Veterans Breakfast Club is to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten. We believe that through our work, people will be connected, educated, healed, and inspired.

Veterans Breakfast Club - Vietnam Veteran War Stories
https://veteransbreakfastclub.org/stories/?_sft_category=vietnam-war-stories

Veterans Breakfast Club - Stories Archive (search by category)
https://veteransbreakfastclub.org/stories/

VNCA Oral History Project Information
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/oralhistory/participation/

2022 Veterans Day Vet-A-Thon, a 12-Hour VBC Event 12 hours of veterans' stories on VBC's annual Veterans Day Vet-A-Thon! On November 11, 2022, the VBC held its second annual Vet-A-Thon, a marathon online conversation with veterans of different backgrounds, ages, and branches of service from around the country. You can check out all

Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 07/03/2023

From the Virtual Vietnam Archive...

Different 4th of July activities for troops In Country.

Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 06/23/2023

From the Virtual Vietnam Archive.....

The Robert Branson Collection (3338) has been processed and is available for research. On his first tour, Major Robert Branson served as MACV Advisor to the ARVN 21st Combat Assistance Team at Bac Lieu (November 1968 to October 1969). He later served at Ke Sach as District Senior Advisor (July 1971 to January 1973), and as a member of the Four Power Joint Military Commission (January to April 1973).

Collection materials include a map; secondary source material excerpts; Vietnamese language training notes and course materials; district briefing reports; correspondence; research studies and reports; photo albums; books; journals and incident/activity logs; artifacts; and slides.

The two photo albums are digitized, and ten (10) pages from the 1968-1969 tour are shown here. Use this link to view the entire scrapbook, which includes both ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) and US service members:
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=3338scrapbook1680

View the 1971-1973 scrapbook:
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=3338scrapbook1681

View the collection Finding Aid (description and detailed list of contents):
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=33380000000

Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 06/12/2023

VNCA Salutes Women Vietnam Veterans

An estimated 10,000+ American women served in Vietnam. Most of these were nurses (primarily with the Army, as well as Navy and Air Force) -- the Army even had a recruitment campaign for women nurses, which they named Operation Nightingale.

Military women also served in support roles, such as intelligence, supply, signal, etc. All women who served were volunteers. The names of eight U.S. servicewomen are inscribed on the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Women's service (along with other minority groups and support positions) is underrepresented in the materials being donated to VNCA projects. Please consider documenting your experience in the Vietnam War with an oral history or materials to represent your personal service.

RELATED VNCA ONLINE EXHIBITS:
-Not Just Pretty Faces—Women of the Vietnam War
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/exhibits/whm/
-Celebrating the Nurses of the Vietnam War
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/exhibits/nurses/

PATRICIA BRYANT COLLECTION (2304)
Approximately half a linear foot of Army handbooks, base guides, military administrative documents, brochures, clippings, and photographs document Patricia Bryant's service in Vietnam (1967-1968) in the United States Army as a nurse in Qui Nhon, first with the 67th Evacuation Hospital and later with the 85th Evacuation Hospital. The collection also contains material about the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project.
-Patricia Bryant Collection (digitized, 343 items):
https://tinyurl.com/PatriciaBryantColl2304
-Bryant's Narrative on her Vietnam service:
https://vva.vietnam.ttu.edu/images.php?img=/images/2304/23040101025.pdf
-Recommended Packing List:
https://vva.vietnam.ttu.edu/images.php?img=/images/2304/23040101008.pdf

06/08/2023

VNCA will be at the South Plains Airshow on Saturday!

If you attend the South Plains Airshow on Saturday, June 10, be sure to look for us and say hello to the VNCA staff! We will have one Vietnam service helo (either the Huey or the Cobra) and era artifacts on display, as well as information about VNCA projects.

https://thetexasairmuseum.org/airshow/

Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 05/29/2023

On this Memorial Day, all of us at the Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive join you in remembering and honoring America's men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

To our Gold Star families, we thank you for your strength as you have endured the unendurable and we join you in remembering, mourning, and honoring your cherished loved ones. We will never forget and will remain ever faithful and dedicated to preserving your family’s legacies of service and sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

The story behind Fort Moore's new name 05/25/2023

CBSNews: The Story Behind the Renaming of Fort Moore
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-story-behind-fort-moores-new-name/

Clips from VNCA's video Interview with Harold G. Moore are included in this news article highlighting the significance in the renaming of Fort Benning to Fort Moore for LTG Hal and Julia Moore. This is the first time an army base name has included the name of the spouse.

VNCA's video Interview with Harold G. Moore (OH0509)
Conducted by Richard B. Verrone on 10 November 2005 at the VNCA and Ben Franklin Global Forum: The Pleiku-Ia Drang Seminar, 40th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1965 Battles.
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0509

VNCA's audio Interview with General Harold Moore (OH0068)
Conducted by Steve Maxner on 25 October 2000.
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0068

The story behind Fort Moore's new name As part of the Pentagon's efforts to rename military bases with Confederate-linked names, Fort Benning was rechristened Fort Moore in May. David Martin explores the story of the Moore family that lends the base its new name.

Photos from The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech's post 05/17/2023

VNCA Brings Vietnam War History Closer for Local 5th Graders

On May 4, VNCA's Reference and Outreach/Education Archivist (Sheon Montgomery) took era artifacts from our collections to a local school for a show-and-tell event with 4 classes of 5th graders. The focus was on items and equipment used by U.S. servicemen (1 table), Vietnamese cultural and Viet Cong items (1 table) and a third table with "touchable" materials from the VNCA Education Collection, along with 3 informative posters. All materials were briefly presented and described for function and context, and then students had time to visit the tables and ask questions.

The 73 students were well prepared and actively interested in all of the materials. Prior to the visit teachers introduced the basic history of the Vietnam War, and provided context for "what does an archive do?" by showng VNCA's short video on Archives Research 101 on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/vietnamttu

For the first time, to get a better sense of the educational impact of the visit, the teachers followed up with a short survey to see what the students learned and what they valued from the experience. A sample of the responses is below, but the bottom line is that seeing and hearing about the era items helped build a connection between the classroom instruction and the veterans who shared their personal items, and an awareness of the archive for preserving and sharing these materials and information.

Something that I learned about the Vietnam War was:
 every piece of clothing was died [dyed] green.
 they had flash cards that inform you about the plants you can and can't eat.
 one helicopter could carry another helicopter at one time.
 many of the women during the war actually had jobs within the war.
 soldiers had to be sure to pick up every little thing otherwise the Vietnamese soldiers will use that.
 all money [MPC] was paper and 10 bill would be 10 cents.
 people that served in the vietnam war had gotten specific awards for serving in it.
 [pilots] had to multitask using the [flight] computer when they were flying.

What role do archives have on the preservation of history?
 you can actually see and touch things that came from history
 helping teach what has happened to others
 keeping the memory and story of those people who had been involved
 they can show things hard for someone to say and show how things were and the difficulty
 show cool stuff from the past
 we can study with our eyes and learn more
 they show the struggle and hard work
 making sure other people learn about important stuff in history
 we must cherish these items for they belong to one of many soldiers who risk there lives for our community
 if you didn't come [today] we wouldn't know as much as we do now

50 years since United States troop withdrawal: Lubbock has one of the largest Vietnam archive collections in the U.S. 04/07/2023

50 years since United States troop withdrawal: Lubbock has one of the largest Vietnam archive collections in the U.S “That encompasses all experiences from the conflict and it’s housed right here on the campus of Texas Tech."

By Sydney Lowther (KCBD.com)
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 7:13 PM CDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - 50 years ago in January 1973, the Paris Peace Treaty was signed. Two months later on march 29, the last of the United States combat troops were pulled out of Vietnam, though full U.S. military involvement didn’t end until 1975. With the exception of the U.S. National Archives, The Southwest Collections and the Special Collections Library on Texas Tech’s campus holds the largest archive collection on the Vietnam war.

https://www.kcbd.com/2023/03/30/50-years-since-united-states-troop-withdrawal-lubbock-has-one-largest-vietnam-archive-collections-us/

50 years since United States troop withdrawal: Lubbock has one of the largest Vietnam archive collections in the U.S. "The Vietnam war is the most controversial war of the 20th century, so realizing we're gonna have to answer those questions, that was kind of the spark. We're gonna need a place to do that."

03/30/2023

Our sincerest thanks and heartfelt appreciation to America's Vietnam Veterans and their families.

Fifty-eight years ago, America asked a new generation of our young men and women to answer the nation's call to duty. From the first U.S. Marines to arrive in Da Nang in March 1965 until the fall of Saigon in April 1975, more than 2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam and Southeast Asia in one of America's longest wars.

From all of us at the Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, the Institute for Peace & Conflict, and Texas Tech University, we extend our sincerest thanks and heartfelt appreciation to America's Vietnam Veterans and their families. Today, as a nation, we celebrate and honor your service and sacrifice. For us at Texas Tech, it is our privilege to work with you and your families every day to help preserve your legacy so that a grateful nation will never forget.

With best wishes and our deepest gratitude on National Vietnam War Veterans Day!

For more information about the Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive: https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/

For more information about the Institute for Peace & Conflict: https://www.ipac.ttu.edu/our sincerest thanks and heartfelt appreciation to America's Vietnam Veterans and their families.

03/29/2023

VNCA-IPAC (TTU) 2023 Joint Conference
2-4 March 2023, Lubbock, TX

The 2023 conference was held in early March -- session videos and photographs are now available to view online for those who could not attend.
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2023_Conference/

Texas Tech's Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Makes Collection More Accessible | Texas Tech Today | TTU 01/15/2023

Transcription Improves Access at the Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive

With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, more than 700 hours of video and audio interviews have been transcribed to aid researchers around the world.

Over the last three years, the VNCA has transcribed 185 oral history interviews of veterans, military couples and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, as well as civilians and veterans who protested the war at home. The transcription process makes the interviews word-searchable, which assists individuals looking for specific topics, while also improving access for patrons with hearing disabilities. All the interviews are now freely available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

Read the full article
https://today.ttu.edu/posts/2023/01/Stories/Texas-Techs-Sam-Johnson-Vietnam-Archive-Makes-Collection-More-Accessible

Listen to VNCA oral history interviews online
https://bit.ly/3GDqrWM

Participate in the VNCA Oral History Project
https://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/oralhistory/participation/

Texas Tech's Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Makes Collection More Accessible | Texas Tech Today | TTU With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, more than 700 hours of video and audio interviews have been transcribed to aid researchers around the world.

12/24/2022

From the Virtual Vietnam Archive...

11/23/2022

Happy Thanksgiving to 1/4 Cav, 1967

1st Battalion 4th Cavalry at NDP [night defensive position] along Highway 13 between Lai Khe and Chon Thanh. On Thanksgiving Day, the 1st Infantry Division band flew in on a CH-47 Chinook for a morale booster concert. Their helicopter blew down a lot of tents, and people went about putting tents back up as the band marched off and played their concert. Concert completed, the band marched back onto the Chinook and departed, blowing the tents down again in the process.
Ah, well, it's the thought that counts.

Item Creation Date: November 1967
Collection: Philip Varsel Collection
Item Number VAS047979

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Lubbock, 79401

The Lubbock ISD School Safety and Security Department

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Lubbock, 79423

Go Cycle Fit is a page for everyday people aspiring to achieve their fitness goals.