Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive News and Updates

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Look for the VNCA Website

The Vietnam Center and Archive website has a new look.  This redesign, in addition to the new color scheme, includes a new layout for the home page and improved navigation.  The Virtual Vietnam Archive has also been updated to include:

  • New color scheme
  • Ability to limit by media type on the simple search page
  • Filter search results by media type or by item availability
  • Sort by the date the item was created, or by the date the item was added to the Virtual Vietnam Archive
  • Larger preview images for photographs, slides, and artifacts
  • and more…

Both the VNCA website and the Virtual Vietnam Archive are now also optimized for use on mobile devices.

Please check out the site and let us know what you think!


Posted by at 4:59 pm
Labels: announcements,website
Monday, December 17, 2012

Website Unavailability on December 19th

The Vietnam Center and Archive website and the Virtual Vietnam Archive may be unavailable for periods of time between 6pm-11:59pm (UTC/GMT -6) on Wednesday, December 19th. During this time Texas Tech University will be performing network upgrades, and our websites will be inaccessible while upgrades are performed on our building. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Posted by at 11:28 am
Labels: virtual vietnam archive,website
Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Marines!

Today the U. S. Marine Corps turns 237, and the Vietnam Center and Archive wants to wish the Marine Corps and all U. S. Marines a very happy birthday!  To celebrate we have created a small exhibit of Marine related materials.  To view the exhibit, please click on the link below.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Vietnam Center and Archive Website Back Up

The city of Lubbock experienced a massive power outage early this morning (July 21st) lasting for several hours.  During this time, the Vietnam Center and Archive website, including the Virtual Vietnam Archive, was unavailable.  Power has been restored and the website is functioning normally again.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have cause.

If you experience any problems with our online resources, please send a message to with the full details of the problem, including any error messages you may have received and the internet browser you are using.

Thank you.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday U.S. Navy!

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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It wasn’t an earthquake or a hurricane…

just an electrical transformer that failed knocking out power to our building for most of the day.  The Vietnam Center and Archive’s online resources are now available, and onsite services will resume with normal business hours tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

Posted by at 7:03 pm
Labels: announcements,website
Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Pages Added to the Vietnam Center and Archive Website

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.


Browse the Digitized Audio

Browse the Digitized Moving Images

Posted by at 4:40 pm
Labels: announcements,audio/visual,website
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Vietnam Center and Archive is now on Twitter

The Vietnam Center and Archive is now on Twitter at  Keep up with VNCA news, updates from events, and more right in your Twitter feed.  If you already have a Twitter account, go to and click “follow.”

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday U.S. Army

Today is the Army’s 236th birthday!  So happy, happy birthday U.S. Army.  To celebrate the day we have created a small exhibit with Army materials from our collection.  To view the exhibit click on the link below.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Techsans in the Vietnam War

The Vietnam Archive is proud to unveil its new program and online exhibit “Techsans in the Vietnam War.” We created this program to honor Texas Tech grads who served in the Vietnam War. Anyone can nominate a veteran for this program. The requirements are that the honoree graduated from Texas Tech University, before or after their service, and served in Vietnam between 1960–1975. If you nominate someone for this program, please assist us by filling out our Techsans in the Vietnam War Biographical Submission Form (available at the link below) and sending us images. If we have documents or images of an honoree in our collection, we will include them on their page, but the more information that you can provide to us the better. If you participate in this program, please consider donating your original images and documents to the archive, as we would love to be able to preserve materials from our TTU grads.

Once we receive your nomination, biography, and images, we will create a web page honoring or memorializing the Tech grad in our “Techsans in the Vietnam War” online exhibit. Please be aware that we want these pages to be well crafted, which means that we may take some time to put up an honor/memorial page, especially if we receive numerous requests at one time. We also reserve the right to exclude information or images from pages for any reason. If we receive a name with no images or biographical information and we are unable to find any information in our collection, we will add the name to a page in the exhibit that lists Tech grads that served and/or died in Vietnam and they will not have an individual page until we receive more information.

To start this program, we have memorial pages for three Texas Tech grads who were military officers who served and died in Vietnam. Please click on the exhibit link below to see the memorial pages for Lieutenant Lee Roy Herron, 1st Lieutenant Louis K. Breuer IV and Major Samuel B. Cornelius.

To nominate someone for this program please contact Amy Mondt at

To view the exhibit or find the Techsans in the Vietnam War Submission Form click this link.

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