Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates
Video of the Vietnam Center & Archive’s 20th Anniversary Ball are now available on our website. The videos are divided into two parts: Part one includes the keynote address of Mr. H. Ross Perot, Sr.; The second part includes tributes to the founder of the Vietnam Center & Archive, Dr. James Reckner, buy numerous people, including Mayor Tom Martin, Representative Carl Issett, and Congressman Randy Neugebauer. Both parts include a low quality version of dial-up connections, and a higher quality for faster internet connections.
Photographs from the event are also available on our Facebook page.
The Vietnam Center and Archive is now on Facebook. Become a fan and keep up with the latest happenings at the Center and Archive, find out about upcoming events, see pictures from past events, make comments, and connect with other Vietnam Center and Archive supporters.
To become a fan, you first need to have your own Facebook page. The go to the Vietnam Center and Archive Facebook page and click Become a Fan.
We have been informed that the Texas Tech University email servers (through which all email communication with the Vietnam Center & Archive and our staff pass through) have been experiencing problems with improperly blocking some email messages sent from outside the University system. When this occurs, senders are often not notified that their messages were blocked. TTU telecommunications staff are working on fixing the problem.
If you send a message to one of our departmental or staff email addresses and do not receive a response within a few days, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (806-742-9010) to ensure that we received your email message.
We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may cause.
To assist researchers studying the topic of agent orange during and after the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Center and Archive has produced a new subject guide highlighting agent orange related resources in both our digital and physical collections. The subject guide is divided by media type and subcategory, and includes links to the digital objects when available. This is the first in a series of subject guides that we will produce over the next year.
On December 16th thru 18th, the website of the Vietnam Center and Archive will experience periods of unavailability between the hours of 8am-5pm (-06:00 GMT). During this time we will be performing maintenance on existing systems and installing new equipment. While the website will be available during portions of these days, it will become unavailable without warning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 806-742-9010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited Availability of Vietnam Center & Archive Website, and Virtual Vietnam Archive, December 16-18th, 2008
On December 16t thru 18th, the website of the Vietnam Center and Archive will experience periods of unavailability between the hours of 8am-5pm (-06:00 GMT). During this time we will be performing maintenance on existing systems and installing new equipment. While the website will be available during portions of these days, it will become unavailable without warning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 806-742-9010 or email@example.com.
To help make the Virtual Vietnam Archive more user-friendly, we have made a few minor changes to the Browse Search Results pages. These changes are mostly cosmetic, serving to make the page look a little more streamlined.
Did you know that the Vietnam Archive has the records of those assisted by the Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association (FVPPA) in applying to emigrate from Vietnam under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Orderly Departure Program (ODP)? The Vietnam Archive’s FVPPA Collection contains the records of over 12,000 ODP applicants. To find out if you, a family member, a friend, or a military counterpart have a record in the FVPPA Collection’s ODP Application Files, use the FVPPA Collection name search database.
- Go to the Vietnam Archive’s FVPPA Collection webpage.
- In the right column, under “Navigation Links,” click “Search Applicant Names Database.”
- Enter the name you are searching for in the “Search All Files” search field and click the “Search ” button.