Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Vietnam Archive Will Be Closed on Friday, March 17

The Vietnam Archive will be closed on Friday, March 17, 2006 in observance of the University Spring Break Holiday and our reading room will not be available to researchers on that day. Visitors attending the ARVN conference will have the opportunity to sign up for a scheduled tour of the Archive at the registration table at the conference hotel.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Another Side: Vietnamese General Gives Tech Students Different View Of War

Lt. General Nguyen Dinh Uoc speaks to a TTU class on modern Vietnam

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal online

Monday, May 16, 2005

Graffiti: Aging canvases preserve poignant moment in nation’s history

canvases recovered from the U.S.N.S. General John Pope

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal online

Sunday, May 1, 2005

Vistas (Texas Tech Research) Magazine Article – Saving Vietnam

Article about the Texas Tech University Vietnam Project originally published in the Spring 2005 issue of Vistas (Vol. 13 No. 1)

Vistas Article Online

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Fear and Loathing in America

Report on the Vietnam Veterans Against the War’s presentation at the Vietnam Center’s 2005 Symposium

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Monday, March 22, 2004

Fifth Triennial Symposium – Call for Papers

Preparations for the Vietnam Center’s Fifth Triennial Symposium, to be held March 17-19, 2005, are underway. The Center is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented. More information is available by following the link below, including where to send proposals and how they should be formatted.

Call for Papers

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Friday, March 5, 2004

Moving Wall to be hosted at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Johnson City, Texas, April 5-11, 2004

The following message is from Dave Schafer of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Johnson City, Texas: Greetings from the Texas Hill Country: On park grounds in Johnson City, Texas, we’re hosting The Moving Wall from April 5-11, 2004. We have lined up some interesting guest speakers and other activities and welcome everyone who is interested to attend. Please visit our website or contact me should you have questions about this event. Dave Schafer, Park Ranger, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, PO Box 329, Johnson City, TX Telephone: 830-644-2420 or 830-868-7128 Ext. 244 FAX 830-644-2835

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
LBJ National Historical Park Moving Wall Events Calendar

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Thursday, February 26, 2004

Texas Techsan Magazine Article: The Vietnam Center

The March/April 2004 issue of the Texas Tech University Alumni Association Magazine, the Texas Techsan, contains a comprehensive article describing how The Vietnam Center was established in 1989, and how its Vietnam Archive has evolved into one of the world’s largest repositories of information about the Vietnam War. Two versions are available to download from our website, a full color version with images (as an Adobe PDF – Adobe Reader required), or a text only version.

Full Color Version – 1.56MB
Text Only Version – .1MB

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Friday, October 31, 2003

Oral History Project Update

The Oral History Project continues to grow at a very fast pace. Since the last update, we have conducted 50 interviews and have placed 104 interviews online in the Virtual Archive. We now have completed 340 interviews with most of them available online, either as pdf files and/or in their audio format. The Oral History Project has also hired a second oral historian, Dr. Laura M. Calkins. Laura earned her Ph.D. in Modern History, specializing in the International History of Southeast Asia, from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Her dissertation focused on Chinese-Viet Minh relations between 1948 and 1952.

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Friday, January 17, 2003

Public Lecture: Colonel Wesley L. Fox, USMC (Ret), Medal of Honor Recipient

The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University is honored to offer a public lecture by Colonel Wesley L. Fox, author of Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps. Colonel Fox, a combat veteran of Korea and Vietnam, received the Medal of Honor as a result of actions during Operation Dewey Canyon, in the A Shau Valley of Vietnam in 1969. A reception and the lecture will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Towers, 801 Ave. Q, Lubbock, TX, on January 17, 2003. The reception will begin at 6:00 p.m followed immediately by the lecture at 7:00 p.m. For further information, contact The Vietnam Center, 742-3742, or

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