Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Friday, July 1, 2011

New Vietnam Center and Archive Exhibits on the Texas Tech Campus

Y Bham Enuol was a Rhade’ leader and founder of FULRO. He fought for Montagnard rights in Vietnam and Cambodia and was executed by the Cambodian Khmer Rouge in 1975. He is shown here smoking a hand-carved pipe.

The Vietnam Center and Archive is pleased to announce two new exhibits on the Texas Tech Campus:

The Montagnards of Vietnam exhibit is located in the Cornelli Globe Rotunda of the Special Collections Library and will be on display through the remainder of 2011.  The Montagnards are an indigenous people native to the Central Highlands of Vietnam and are ethnically distinct from the Vietnamese.  During the Vietnam War many of the Montagnards fought alongside the Americans, particularly with US Special Forces.  This exhibit displays many unique artifacts of Montagnard culture and focuses on the collection of anthropologist Dr. Gerald Hickey.

The Vietnam Center and Archive exhibit is located in the Student Union Building behind the Allen Theatre, and will be on display through July 14th.  This exhibit features  a variety of items from the Archive’s collections, representing a small sampling of the selection of resources available through the Center and Archive.

We hope that if you are on campus you will be able to take a moment to see these great exhibits.

 

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