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Monday, July 14, 2008

More Than Just a War

Did you know that the Vietnam Archive also has a library? The library’s purpose is to support the research mission of the archive by providing books, journals, and other print resources on Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Southeast Asia, and especially the role that the United States played in the Vietnam War. We have fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, coffee table books, theses and dissertations, Bibles, and even comic books. There are books on agriculture, archaeology, music, pirates, prostitution, radicalism, theology, and zoology, and so much more. Of course, the library has all this, in addition to the stuff you were imagining that we have such as history books, magazines, personal narratives, atlases, and reference materials.

Ideally, if a book is within the scope of our collection, we hope to have not just one, but up to three copies of it, preserving these copies for researchers and the future. We receive the majority of our collection through donations to the archive, but we also have a budget for purchasing books, serials, microforms, dissertations, and theses. You can view our holdings through the Texas Tech University Library’s online catalog. Select “Advanced Search,” go down to “Limit search (Optional),” and under “Location,” choose “Southwest Coll./Special Coll.” before entering your search query.

Your comments, input, questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Posted by at 11:28 am
Labels: library

3 Comments »

  1. What an excellent opportunity to use blogging to your advantage! I’m interested to know more about your monthly blog articles. What will you be highlighting?

    Good luck with your effort!

    Marcy Ventle
    TA-Dept. of Plant and Soil Science
    Graduate Student-College of Education
    Texas Tech University
    texanhorticulturalist.com

    Comment by mdventle — Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

  2. Thank you for asking, Marcy!

    My intent is to highlight the library, its gift collections, strengths, activities, and hopefully some special materials as they come across my desk and become available. So stay tuned!

    M. R. Thurmond
    Library Cataloger
    Vietnam Archive
    Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
    Texas Tech University
    Lubbock, TX
    m.r.thurmond@ttu.edu

    Comment by Anonymous — Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

  3. Hi MAry Ruth, thanks for keeping my on your mailing list and up to date with Vietnam Archive stuff.

    My son is long gone from Lubbock, but I have such fond memories of my visit with you.

    Nancy MacKay

    Comment by Nancy — Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:29 pm

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