Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive News and Updates

Friday, March 7, 2014

We are on TV! Check us out on Monday, March 10th

The new America’s Heroes Channel debuted on March 3rd, 2014. The channel will highlight all war efforts of the true American heroes.

On Monday, March 10th, 2014, the channel will be airing a new series entitled, “Against the Odds.”

The series will included a special episode, “The Marines at Hue,” that will feature moving images from the Vietnam Center and Archive.

Narrated by Rob Low, the series Against the Odds unveils the harsh realities of war. The episode will included archival footage and first-hand interviews to illuminate U.S. troops who banded together during battle.

The episode with focus on three U.S. Marines battalions that, along with two Army battalions and South Vietnamese troops, beat the odds to defeat entrenched North Vietnamese troops and the Viet Cong in the South Vietnamese city in 1968.

For more details, click on any of these links.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Birthday U. S. Army

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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vietnam Center and Archive Featured Again on Local PBS Series

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 [], or by clicking the play icon below.

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Birthday U. S. Air Force!

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.

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

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Labels: announcements,audio/visual,website
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Part 2 of Local PBS Show on the Center and Archive

Part two of the local PBS channel’s “Keeping it Local” series on the Vietnam Center and Archive can now be viewed online at 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 –

Friday, May 20, 2011

Local PBS show features the Vietnam Center and Archive

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, 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.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New price list posted for collection reproductions.

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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Fall of Saigon 35th Anniversary

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. 

South Vietnamese refugee comforted by red cross volunteers at a refugee camp set up at Elgin Air Force Base Florida, May 1975. Bryan Grigsby Collection

“April 30th, 1975: The Fall of Saigon” Online Exhibit

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