Contact Information and Locations

The Vietnam Center

For news and media inquiries, monetary donations, scholarship information, US/Vietnam relations, and information about conferences.
(more about the Center)

Texas Tech University Math Building

At this Location:

Stephen Maxner (Director)

John Jared Wims (Digitization Specialist)

Vietnam War Exhibits

There are two exhibits available for viewing whenever the Southwest Collection building is open: Vietnam War (exhibit hallway, mid-way near the reference room entrance) and Montagnards (globe rotunda, west end of building).

Tours of The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive

While you are always welcome to drop in to view the exhibits, most of our work occurs in the staff areas of the Southwest Collection building. We are happy to schedule tours with visitors who would like to see more of what we do: collection processing, document digitization lab, audio-visual digitization, archival storage and artifacts (it’s all really much more interesting than it sounds!). Tours are limited to about 10 people and typically last 45-60 minutes, depending on group’s interest and questions. Please call or email to make an appointment.

Class Presentations and Tours

With advance coordination our staff are able to provide presentations on various topics, which incorporate many of our research materials, which may be done onsite or via online connection. We may include an archives tour for classes visiting campus. Topics include: Introduction to the Vietnam War, Archives 101, Onsite Research at the Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Researching with the Virtual Vietnam Archive. Specialty topics may also be available upon request.

The Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive

Material donations, reference inquiries, use of archival materials, and the Virtual Vietnam Archive, Oral History Project participation, special projects, exhibits and tours. It is recommended that you contact us in advance and make an appointment so that our staff is available when you visit onsite ( / 806-742-9010).
(more about the Archive)

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

At this Location:

Amy K. Mondt (Associate Director)

Sheon Montgomery (Reference inquiries for all materials, onsite research, Virtual Vietnam Archive, class presentations, K-12 education, Tours)

Kelly Crager (Oral History Project)

Andrew Hinton (Material donations, donor relations, class presentations, K-12 education)

Brianna Richardson (Audio-Video digitization)

Michael Dutill (Information Technology)

Directions to the Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive

Texas Tech University is a “closed” campus, which means vehicles without parking permits must park in visitor designated parking only. If you drive onto campus you will stop at a Visitor Station – tell them you are visiting the Southwest Collections (SWC) building. You will be directed to paid visitor parking, probably by the Student Union Building.

Because 15th Street in front of the SWC building is closed to vehicle traffic between Detroit and Boston (M-F, 7:00AM-4:00PM), it is recommended you enter campus from Boston Ave. (from the south) or 15th St. or Broadway St. (from the east).