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Dorothy Villegas Collection (2209) Finding Aid

Item Number: 22090000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately one linear foot of correspondence, photographs, and articles document Dorothy Villegas' charity work during the Vietnam War which included holding yard parties for hospitalized veterans in Carpentersville, Illinois; participating in Operation Mailtech where she wrote letters to soldiers in Vietnam; and donating to orphans in Vietnam.

Dates

  • 29 March 2010
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
1.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D056.3G, Individual Oversize, Photograph Collection, Serial Collection, Newspaper Collection
17
Photographs

VA058063-VA058065: 3 photos of a Vietnamese orphanage, possibly Sancta Maria Orphanage
VA058066: 1 Photo of Keith Andres
VA058067-VA058069: 3 photos sent by Randi Blank 22 May 1970
VA058070-VA058073: 4 photos sent by Randi Blank 28 April 1970 of L.Z. Ryder
VA058074: 1 Photo sent by Randi Blank 9 October 1969 of self and friend
VA058075: 1 Photo of Chaplain Edwin Bohula
VA058076: 1 Photo of Alfred Bounds 2 November 1967
VA058077: 1 photo of Alfred Bounds 8 September 1967
VA058078: 1 Photo of Larry Bridges sent 20 November 1969
VA058079: 1 photo of Eloy Hinojosa
VA058080-VA058082: 3 photos of Mike Klooster sent 12 January 1968
VA058083: 1 photo sent by Mike Klooster of his desktop photos 28 March 1968
VA058084-VA058085: 2 5x7 photos of Mike Klooster sent 27 January 1968
VA058086: 1 photo of Larry Leazier sent 1 August 1968
VA058087-VA058095: 9 photos sent by Kenneth Posmer to Dorothy Villegas Spring 1967
VA058096: 1 photo taken by Ed Torres-Diaz, sent 2 July 1968
VA058097: 1 photo sent by Ed Torres-Diaz 8 April 1968

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7
Serials

Carpentersville Dundee Review, 25 June 1967
23 July 1967
5 November 1967
22 November 1967
Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, This is Vietnam, 26 January 1969
The Times, 26 July 1967
What YOU Should Know About Vietnam, 1967

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D056.3G ]]
  • Box 4: [4] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, [Indiviudal Oversize ]]
  • 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Various soliders' contact information as Mrs. Villegas wrote letters to many servicemen throughout the Vietnam War
  • SP/4 Keith Andres USAR, - A letter from Andres' mother Lucille Andres and a program to his memorial service/park dedication. Andres was KIA 2 November 1967 in Binh Dinh
  • SP/4 Robert "Wayne" Best USAR, letters to Villegas dated 9 June 1968-23 November 1968
  • Cpl. Randi Blank USMC, letters to Villegas dated 9 October 1969-7 July 1970
  • Lt. (Chaplain) Edwin Bohula U.S.N., correspondence with Villegas who donated supplies/books to soliders while in the hospital, dated mid year 1968-Christmas 1968
  • - Sgt. Alfred Bounds U.S.A., letters to Villegas dated 13 April 1967-25 January 1968
  • postcards sent 2 November 1967; 27 June 1967
  • Cpl. Larry Bridges USMC, letters sent to Villegas dated 8 October 1969-4 January 1970
  • SP/4 Robert "Bob" Clauson USAR, letters sent to Villegas dated 15 January 1966-19 October 1966
  • Package of postcards mailed to Villegas sometime in August-September 1966
  • PFC Stephen Earp, sent a letter of thanks to Villegas dated 30 September 1968, shared bunker with Clauson, who shared his care package from Villegas with the other men
  • L/Cpl. Ralph Fernandez, letters sent to Villegas dated 16 November 1968
  • Cpl. W.A. "Dale" Finney USMC, letter dated 17 January 1967 and a Christmas
  • Cpl. Tim Fales USAR, letters sent to Villegas dated 9 March-29 March 1968
  • L/Cpl. Loren Foster, USMC, letters sent to Villegas dated 26 November 1968-11 May 1967
  • 1Lt, later Cpt. James Garfield-Jefferson, USAR, letters sent to Villegas dated 6 April 1970-9 June 1970, and 11 February 1978-8 April 1978
  • WO1 Anthony Harnel, USAR, letters sent to Villegas dated 20 October 1969-5 March 1970
  • PFC Eloy Hinojosa, USMC, letters sent to Villegas, undated
  • SP/4 Arlie B. Hudson, USAR, letters sent to Villegas dated 28 May 1968-10 September 1968
  • Sgt. William D. Jergens, USAF, Christmas Card sent to Villegas, undated
  • Clyde Jordan, U.S.N., letter sent to Villegas dated 30 January 1967
  • Janet Schaper a High School Spanish teacher whose students were writing to hispanic servicemen in Vietnam to aid Villegas' in being pen pals to them, dated 27 April 1966
  • PFC Robert Schiltz, USMC, letter written to Villegas, 16 November, year unknown
  • L/Cpl. Henry Keeler, USMC, letters sent to Villegas dated 9 October 1969-4 November 1969
  • SSgt. Mike Klooster, USAF, letters sent to Villegas dated 18 November 1967-9 June 1968
  • Phan Fare, The Phan Rang Weekly, Vol. I, Issue 44, 23 March 1968, enclosed in 28 March 1968 letter to Villegas
  • Thomas Kostock, letters sent to Villegas dated between end of 1966-9 February 1967
  • PFC Lawrence LaVoie, USMC, letters sent to Villegas dated 6 October 1969-25 March 1970
  • GMG2 Lawrence Leazier, U.S.N., letters sent to Villegas dated 25 March 1968-14 November 1968
  • SP/4 Steven Monroe, USAR, letters sent to Villegas dated 14 December 1966-5 June 1967
  • A/2C Richard Morales, USAF, letters sent to Villegas dated 10 March 1966-12 October 1966
  • SP/4 Jesse "Frank" Pittard, USAR, letters sent to Villegas dated 26 December 1967-30 April 1968
  • Sgt. David Plunkett, USMC, letters sent to Villegas dated 7 October 1969- Summer 1970
  • PFC Kenneth Posmer, USAR, letters sent to Villegas dated 1 February 1967-25 September 1967
  • PFC Ruben Sanchez, USAR, letters sent to Villeags (some in Spanish), dated 20 March 1966-Christmas 1966
  • SSgt. Ed Torres-Diaz, USAR, letters sent to Villegas dated Christmas 1967-14 September 1968
  • Article entitled Allied Force Pushes Toward Khe Sanh, enclosed in 11 April 1968 letter, highlighting Torres-Diaz's Division the 1st Air Cavalry
  • A1/C Daniel Weber, USAF, letters sent to Villegas dated 1 February 1966-7 November 1967
  • PFC Warren Wood, USMC, ketters sent to Villegas dated 8 February 1966-20 August 1966
  • Various notes and correspondence by Villegas and miscellaneous items
  • Various newspaper article clippings about the war and local events to support the servicemen
  • Correspondence about activities/donations for servicemen
  • Correspondence with Headquarters 509th Radio Research Group, Sancta Maria Orphanage Association, dated 7 June 1967-19 May 1971
  • Information Letter #7-#11 May-September 1967; #13, 14 November-December 1967; #1 January 1968
  • Oversized newspaper clippings
17
Photographs

VA058063-VA058065: 3 photos of a Vietnamese orphanage, possibly Sancta Maria Orphanage
VA058066: 1 Photo of Keith Andres
VA058067-VA058069: 3 photos sent by Randi Blank 22 May 1970
VA058070-VA058073: 4 photos sent by Randi Blank 28 April 1970 of L.Z. Ryder
VA058074: 1 Photo sent by Randi Blank 9 October 1969 of self and friend
VA058075: 1 Photo of Chaplain Edwin Bohula
VA058076: 1 Photo of Alfred Bounds 2 November 1967
VA058077: 1 photo of Alfred Bounds 8 September 1967
VA058078: 1 Photo of Larry Bridges sent 20 November 1969
VA058079: 1 photo of Eloy Hinojosa
VA058080-VA058082: 3 photos of Mike Klooster sent 12 January 1968
VA058083: 1 photo sent by Mike Klooster of his desktop photos 28 March 1968
VA058084-VA058085: 2 5x7 photos of Mike Klooster sent 27 January 1968
VA058086: 1 photo of Larry Leazier sent 1 August 1968
VA058087-VA058095: 9 photos sent by Kenneth Posmer to Dorothy Villegas Spring 1967
VA058096: 1 photo taken by Ed Torres-Diaz, sent 2 July 1968
VA058097: 1 photo sent by Ed Torres-Diaz 8 April 1968

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7
Serials

Carpentersville Dundee Review, 25 June 1967
23 July 1967
5 November 1967
22 November 1967
Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, This is Vietnam, 26 January 1969
The Times, 26 July 1967
What YOU Should Know About Vietnam, 1967

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Pub Credit Line
22090000000, Dorothy Villegas Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 29 Mar 2010 [Updated: 01 Jun 2010]