Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates
Texas Tech University is in the process of transitioning to a new communications system. Over the next few days the Vietnam Center and Archive will be converting to the new system. Today (Friday), our departmental email addresses are being transitioned. During this transition, the following addresses are unavailable:
Messages sent to these addresses may result in an Undeliverable response. Messages that have been sent during the transitiion will not be delivered, so you will need to resend them to our new address email@example.com, or call us at 806-742-9010.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Today the U. S. Marine Corps turns 237, and the Vietnam Center and Archive wants to wish the Marine Corps and all U. S. Marines a very happy birthday! To celebrate we have created a small exhibit of Marine related materials. To view the exhibit, please click on the link below.
Today is the Navy’s 237th birthday, and the Vietnam Center and Archive wants to wish the Navy and all Navy personnel a very happy birthday. We have prepared a small exhibit of Navy materials from our collection to commemorate the occasion. Please click on the link below.
Today the Air Force turns 65! The Vietnam Center and Archive wants to wish the Air Force and all of its service men and women a very happy birthday. To commemorate this event, we have created a small of exhibit of our Air Force related materials. You can view the exhibit by clicking on the link below.
On August 4, 1790 the U. S. Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to provide a new military branch for the country, the Revenue Cutter Service. This service enforced tariff and trade laws, prevented smuggling and ensured the collection of federal revenue from ships and marine trade. Over its life time the Revenue Cutter Service took on new duties: protecting the nation’s shore line, search and rescue and maintaining all of the country’s light houses. In 1915 they changed their name to the U. S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard not only protects our nation’s shores it also serves under the Department of the Navy in all of our armed conflicts. Today the Coast Guard turns 222 and we have gathered a few Coast Guard related items from our collection to commemorate the occasion. To all the men and women of the Coast Guard, thank you for your service and Happy Birthday!
Today is the Army’s 237th birthday. So happy birthday to the US Army and all the men and women who have served and are currently serving in the Army.
We have created a small exhibit featuring Army materials from our collection to celebrate. To view the exhibit click on the link below.
Description: The Vietnam Archive seeks an archival specialist to provide assistance with the development of the Virtual Vietnam Archive. Working with the professional staff of the Vietnam Center and Archive, the Archival Specialist will assist in hiring, training and supervision of student employees; digitize archival collections; conduct quality control checks of digital files and records. The successful candidate will work closely with Archive staff and faculty in fulfilling their mission to collect and preserve primary documentation related to all aspects of the Vietnam War Era, to include military, diplomatic, cultural, and social history.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, experience using PCs, scanners, and database software, work experience in a library, archive, or museum setting, interest in and/or knowledge of American history, military history, the Vietnam War era, Southeast Asia; strong organizational skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to build successful working relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
Salary and Benefits: Salary range is $10.29-$14.76/hour, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include health insurance, optional dental, life, and disability insurance; retirement plan; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; longevity pay.
Note: This is a one-year temporary position.
To Apply: Apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/45817, requisition number 86120. TTU is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer. Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of three references with contact information when applying for this position. Review of applications will begin June 7 and continue until the position is filled.
Departmental Contact: Mary Saffell
The Winter 2012 issue of the Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletter is now available online. This issue includes articles on our project to digitize the Orderly Departure Project Application files of the FVPPA/VAHF collection; information about the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument; a listing of the 2011 donors to the Archive; an overview of our Audio/Visual digitization efforts; information about our Techsans in the Vietnam War project, and an article about staff changes at the Archive that have occurred over the past few months.
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Newsletter Current Issue: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=999nl00051
Newsletters Back Issues: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/friends/newsletters.php
Membership Information: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/friends/
The Vietnam Center and Archive is proud to present Dr. Raymond Scurfield on Thursday, April 19th at 7:00pm in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech University School of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public.
A former professor of social work at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, Scurfield is an expert in PTSD. He served as an Army officer on a psychiatric team in Vietnam from 1968-69, and has spent three decades working with hundreds of combat veterans of the Vietnam War and other conflicts. Scurfield is the author of numerous books and articles on the effects of PTSD.
The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.
This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. For more information on the 2012 VNCA Guest Lecture Series see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS, or contact Mary Saffell at 806-742-9010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to snow and icy conditions, the Vietnam Center and Archive will not open until noon today, February 13th.