Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Winter 2009 Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletter Now Available Online (Vol.16, Issue 1)

The newest issue of the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter is now available for download on the Vietnam Center newsletters page.

Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletters Page

Friday, January 30, 2009

2009 Vietnam Center Conference Agenda Now Available Online

The agenda for the Vietnam Center conference on Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand and the Vietnam War is now available online at the link below.

2009 Conference Agenda
Conference Website

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

2009 Vietnam Center Conference Registration Form Now Available Online

The 2009 Vietnam Center conference on Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand and the Vietnam War will take place in Lubbock, TX on March 13-14, 2009. The registration form for this conference is now available online and can be accessed by clicking on the link below. The conference agenda and other related information will be posted to the conference page as it becomes available.

Vietnam Center Conference Website

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Summer and Fall 2008 Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletter Now Available Online (Vol. 15, Issue 2)

The newest issue of the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter is now available for download on the Vietnam Center newsletters page.

Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletters Page

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Spring 2008 Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletter Now Available Online (Vol. 15, Issue 1)

The Spring issue of the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter is now available for download on the Vietnam Center newsletters page.

The Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter is a quarterly publication produced by the Vietnam Center and Archive. Articles are written by our staff and include information about our various activities such as conferences, exhibits, and our annual study abroad student trip to Southeast Asia as well as updates on our Oral History project, Archive holdings, and the Virtual Vietnam Archive. If you would like to receive a printed copy of our newsletter, please follow the instructions listed on our membership form available by clicking here. Ten dollars a year is all it takes to begin receiving our high quality full color newsletter in your mailbox. We appreciate your support!

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Spring 2008 Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletter Now Available Online (Vol. 15, Issue 1)

The Spring issue of the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter is now available for download on the Vietnam Center newsletters page.

Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletters Page

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Medal of Honor: James Reckner becomes first American awarded medal by Vietnamese.

Officials from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Wednesday awarded James Reckner an honorary medal for the cause of Vietnam Archives – making him the first American to receive such an honor from the United States’ former enemy.Reckner, executive director of the Institute for Modern Conflict, Diplomacy and Reconciliation, has played an instrumental role in growing the Vietnam Center into one of the world’s foremost Vietnam-related archival and diplomatic instruments. Reckner said the award is a reflection of the continuing process of reconciliation between former enemies, and reflects the importance of the work of the Vietnam Center. “Cooperation in archival matters as well as cooperation in developing joint education programs, such as the ones currently being discussed by the delegation now in Vietnam, are the sort of activities that help heal the wounds of a war that concluded 33 years ago,” Reckner said.

Link to Article

Friday, January 11, 2008

Summer and Fall 2007 Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletter Now Available Online (Vol. 14, Issue 3)

The Summer and Fall combined issue of the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter is now available for download on the Vietnam Center newsletters page.

Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletters Page

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New Leadership at the Vietnam Center & Archive

The Vietnam Center & Archive is pleased to announce that Steve Maxner, PhD, has been appointed as the new Director of the Vietnam Center. Maxner replaces James Reckner, PhD, who founded the Vietnam Center in 1989 and served as its director for 18 years. Reckner now serves as Executive Director of the recently created Institute for Modern Conflict, Diplomacy, and Reconciliation (IMCDR).

The Vietnam Archive is also pleased to announce that Mary McLain Saffell, C.A. has been named Associate Director and Archivist of the Vietnam Archive. Saffell held the position of Associate Archivist at the Vietnam Archive before accepting this new position.

The Vietnam Center & Archive Announce the Creation of the Institute for Modern Conflict, Diplomacy, and Reconciliation (IMCDR)

Texas Tech University and the Vietnam Center & Archive are pleased to announce the creation of the Institute for Modern Conflict, Diplomacy, and Reconciliation (IMCDR). This new institute has been created as an archive-based research facility focusing on America’s involvement in the world from 1950 to the present. It will encompass Texas Tech’s aerospace and military science departments as well as the newly created Center for War and Diplomacy in the Post-Vietnam War Era and the existing Vietnam Center and Archive. The IMCDR will guide the development of these research centers and archives and will continue the practice of preserving the record of all points of view. The Vietnam Center and Archive’s goals and missions will remain the same.

James Reckner, PhD, former Director of the Vietnam Center, has been named Executive Director of the IMCDR and Ron Miliam, PhD, will serve as Interim Director of the Center for War and Diplomacy in the Post-Vietnam War Era. Steve Maxner, PhD, has been appointed Reckner’s replacement as Director of the Vietnam Center.

Institute for Modern Conflict, Diplomacy, and Reconciliation
Post-Vietnam War Era Center and Archive

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