Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates
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.
The Lubbock PBS station, KTXT, has produced a third show in their Keeping it Local series focused on the Vietnam Center and Archive, this time featuring information about the potential new building that would house the Center and Archive, as well as a new museum. The show can be viewed online on KTXT’s YouTube channel [http://www.youtube.com/ktxtdt], or by clicking the play icon below.
Today is the Navy’s 236th birthday! The Vietnam Center and Archive staff want to wish the Navy and all of its personnel past and present a very happy birthday. To comemorate this day, we have created a small exhibit of Navy items. You can view the exhibit by clicking on the link below.
Today is the Air Force’s 64th birthday, and the staff of the Vietnam Center & Archive want to wish the Air Force a very Happy Birthday! We have created a small exhibit of Air Force related materials from our collection to celebrate. You can click here to view the exhibit, or use the link at the bottom of this post.
We have added two new pages to our website that we hope will be helpful to researchers: Browse the Digitized Audio and Browse the Digitized Moving Images. These pages join our existing Browse the Collections and Browse the Oral History Interviews as an alternative way to research in these media types without having to go through the Virtual Vietnam Archive search page.
The Browse pages are beneficial to both researchers unfamiliar with the holdings of the Archive and to those interested in specific types of items. The digitized audio and moving image items remain accessible through the Virtual Vietnam Archive, and as new items are digitized they will be made available through both resources.
The Archive does have numerous items of both media types that have not yet been digitized. Those interested in viewing the records for non-digitized items will need to go through the Advanced Search page of the Virtual Archive.
For more information on alternatives to the Virtual Vietnam Archive search page, see our Researching Online page.
Part two of the local PBS channel’s “Keeping it Local” series on the Vietnam Center and Archive can now be viewed online at http://www.ktxt.org/productions.asp or by clicking the play icon below. This segment focuses on Kim Phuc, “the girl in the photo” and the second speaker in the Vietnam Center and Archive’s 2011 Guest Lecture Series.
KTXT’s complete interview with Kim Phuc can be viewed on their YouTube page – http://www.youtube.com/ktxtdt
This week the Texas Tech University PBS station, KTXT, broadcast the first of two shows on the Vietnam Center and Archive, part of their “Keeping it Local” series. This segment can be viewed online at http://www.ktxt.org/productions.asp, or by clicking the play icon below.
Part two will air on KTXT next Thursday evening and will feature the recent lecture by Kim Phuc, part of the Vietnam Center and Archive’s 2011 Guest Lecture Series.
September 1 is the beginning of the Vietnam Archive’s fiscal year and we have raised our photocopying fees and rights and reproduction prices. To see a copy of our new prices click here.
The cost of providing these services has gone up over the years and, while we try to keep our prices to a minimum, we have raised our fees to cover these increased costs. Any order received on September 1, 2010 forward will be subject to the new prices.
Today is the 35th anniversary of Saigon’s fall to the North Vietnamese army. On April 30th, 1975, the last Americans involved in the Vietnam War left Saigon in a dramatic helicopter airlift; images from this evacuation are still recognizable around the world today. To commemorate this anniversary, the Vietnam Archive has created an online exhibit detailing the events leading up to the final tumultuous days of South Vietnam.
The Vietnam Center and Archive now has its own channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/vietnamttu
The videos currently on our channel are unique, historical films from our collections and include:
-Film of U.S. soldiers spraying Agent Orange without protective equipment
-Scenes from the inauguration of South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu
-Military Sentry Dog training
-Scenes from markets and villages in Southeast Asia during the war
-Film of an air show and military equipment
We hope that displaying our videos on YouTube will expose a larger audience to our vast collection of moving images concerning the Vietnam War. More videos will be added in the future so please check back periodically.