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John R. Cox Collection (2477) Finding Aid

Item Number: 24770000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately three and a half linear feet of military and Vietnam related periodicals, books, comic books and pamphlets donated by John. R. Cox. The collection also includes manuscript materials like military training manuals and handbooks, a 1970 US Naval Air Facility Cam Ranh Bay yearbook and a news clipping, along with several slides and photographs depicting Cam Ranh Bay, China Beach and Honolulu, Hawaii taken by John Cox during his tour in Vietnam. The materials date from 1961 through 1995.

Dates

  • 04 June 2012
  • Other: Majority of material found within 01 January 1961 to 01 January 1989

Biographical / Historical

John R. Cox was born in Guymon, Oklahoma in 1947. He was drafted to the United States Army in 1969 where he subsequently served for six years, one year and nine months of which he spent serving in Southeast Asia. While in Vietnam he served as a Specialist at the U.S. Army Base in Cam Ranh with the 518th Adjutant General Personnel Service Company where he held the Computer System Operator position. During his service, he was involved in the Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign. Cox was ranked as a Specialist 5 when he was honorably discharged in 1975. He received the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross. After his military service, Cox attended college at Stephen F. Austin State University where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science and Accounting. He is currently a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and The American Legion, Travis Post 76.
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Finding Aid
Pages
1
Location(s)
D43.1B; D226.4; Photograph Collection; Slide Collection; Map Drawer Section 14 Drawer 13; Periodical Collection
16
Books

Air War Over Vietnam- Volume IV by Dana Bell
Air War Over Southeast Asia- A Pictorial Record Volume 1 1962-1966 by Lou Drendel
Air War Over Southeast Asia- A Pictorial Record Volume 2 1967-1970 by Lou Drendel
Air War Over Southeast Asia- A Pictorial Record Volume 3 1971-1975 by Lou Drendel
C-130 Hercules in Action by Lou Drendel
USAF Phantoms in Combat by Lou Drendel
USMC Phantoms in Combat by Lou Drendel
F-4C, F-4D, & RF-4C Phantom II in detail and scale by Bert Kinzey
F-105 Thunderchief in detail and scale by Bert Kinzey
A-37/T-37 Dragonfly in Action by Terry Love
U.S. Air Force in the 1970's by Lindsay T. Peacock
F-8 Crusader in Action by Jim Sullivan
Organization for National Security by Harry B. Yosphe and Stanley L. Falk
Vietnam Combat Art by Raymond Henri, 1968
Vietnam: A Pictorial Review from the Pages of Life Magazine, by Life Magazine, 1965
Nam: The Vietnam Experience 1965 - 75 by Orbis Publishing Limited, 1987

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Photographs

79 photographs of flight layover in Honolulu, the US Army Base at Cam Ranh Bay, and a beach in China.

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1
Slides

67 slides from John Cox's tour in Cam Ranh Bay

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3
Maps

Tenino, Washington 1:50,000
Columbus, Georgia 1:50,000
Ron, Vietnam 1:50,000

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1
Museum Objects

2477museum4727- US Field Medical Card DD Form 1380 booklet June 1962

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59
Serials

Air Enthusiast: August-November 1981
Airplane- The Complete Aviation Encyclopedia: Part 89, 131, 142, 161
Army Digest: 1966: June, July, August, October, November, December
1967: January
February, March, May, June, July, October, November, December
1968: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
1969: May
Army Fun: 1964: June, August, October
1965: April
Army Information Digest: 1963: August, October, Novmeber, December
1964: January, February, April, May, June, August, September, Novmeber, December
1965: September
1966: February, April
Artillery Trends: July 1966, August 1967
Aviation Digest: June 1969, June 1970, November 1971
Army Laughs: 1964: January, May, September
1965: January, March, May
Combat Mission/ Vietnam Mission: March 1990
Comics Journal: July 1990
Destination: Vietnam: March/ April 1995
Fly Past: Number 70
Flying: November 1966
Leatherneck: 1966 February
1967: April, December
1970: June, October
Life: November 4, 1966
November 14, 1969;
National Geographic: June 1955
October 1961
Newsweek: December 14, 1981
Ordnance: September-October 1966
Sea Combat: February 1978
Special War: December 1966
Take Off: (ND)
True Magazine June 1967
Photoplay October 1966
Vietnam Mission Premier edition
Preventive Maintenance Monthly
1961: Issue 105,106
1962: Issue 118
1963: Issue 122, 131, 133
1964: Issue 140,141, 143,144
1965: Issue 149, 152, 155
1966: Issue 159,161
1967: Issue 174
1968: Issue 182, 183, 185, 186,187,192,193
1969: Issue 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205
1970: Issue 209
1971: Issue 223, 225;1972: Issue 230, 231, 233, 234, 235, 236, 238, 239, 240, 241;1973: Issue 242, 243, 245,246, 247, 248, 249, 251;
United Aircraft: Winter 1965
Untold Stories Vietnam- Finally the Truth (ND)
U.S. News and World Report: October 29, 1990
VFW: May 1994
Warplane
Wings: April 1980

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1
Comic Books

The Nam Magazine: Issue 5 December 1988, Issue 6 Mid-December 1988, Issue 7 January 1989

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D057.6 ]]
  • Box 2477museum4727: [2477museum4727] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D226.4 ]]

Inventory

  • Comic Books
  • Pamphlets
  • Army Aviation and Map Aerial Photograph Reading Handbooks (May 1963)
  • Fundamentals of Defensive Combat and Combat Logistics Handbooks (August 1967)
  • Project Delta Recon Manual
  • Vietnam Primer Lessons Learned by General S. Marshall
  • Excerpts from USA Today (February 14, 1992)
  • 1970 U.S. Naval Air Cam Ranh Bay Facility Yearbook
16
Books

Air War Over Vietnam- Volume IV by Dana Bell
Air War Over Southeast Asia- A Pictorial Record Volume 1 1962-1966 by Lou Drendel
Air War Over Southeast Asia- A Pictorial Record Volume 2 1967-1970 by Lou Drendel
Air War Over Southeast Asia- A Pictorial Record Volume 3 1971-1975 by Lou Drendel
C-130 Hercules in Action by Lou Drendel
USAF Phantoms in Combat by Lou Drendel
USMC Phantoms in Combat by Lou Drendel
F-4C, F-4D, & RF-4C Phantom II in detail and scale by Bert Kinzey
F-105 Thunderchief in detail and scale by Bert Kinzey
A-37/T-37 Dragonfly in Action by Terry Love
U.S. Air Force in the 1970's by Lindsay T. Peacock
F-8 Crusader in Action by Jim Sullivan
Organization for National Security by Harry B. Yosphe and Stanley L. Falk
Vietnam Combat Art by Raymond Henri, 1968
Vietnam: A Pictorial Review from the Pages of Life Magazine, by Life Magazine, 1965
Nam: The Vietnam Experience 1965 - 75 by Orbis Publishing Limited, 1987

1
Photographs

79 photographs of flight layover in Honolulu, the US Army Base at Cam Ranh Bay, and a beach in China.

Click here to view all Photographs
1
Slides

67 slides from John Cox's tour in Cam Ranh Bay

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3
Maps

Tenino, Washington 1:50,000
Columbus, Georgia 1:50,000
Ron, Vietnam 1:50,000

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1
Museum Objects

2477museum4727- US Field Medical Card DD Form 1380 booklet June 1962

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59
Serials

Air Enthusiast: August-November 1981
Airplane- The Complete Aviation Encyclopedia: Part 89, 131, 142, 161
Army Digest: 1966: June, July, August, October, November, December
1967: January
February, March, May, June, July, October, November, December
1968: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
1969: May
Army Fun: 1964: June, August, October
1965: April
Army Information Digest: 1963: August, October, Novmeber, December
1964: January, February, April, May, June, August, September, Novmeber, December
1965: September
1966: February, April
Artillery Trends: July 1966, August 1967
Aviation Digest: June 1969, June 1970, November 1971
Army Laughs: 1964: January, May, September
1965: January, March, May
Combat Mission/ Vietnam Mission: March 1990
Comics Journal: July 1990
Destination: Vietnam: March/ April 1995
Fly Past: Number 70
Flying: November 1966
Leatherneck: 1966 February
1967: April, December
1970: June, October
Life: November 4, 1966
November 14, 1969;
National Geographic: June 1955
October 1961
Newsweek: December 14, 1981
Ordnance: September-October 1966
Sea Combat: February 1978
Special War: December 1966
Take Off: (ND)
True Magazine June 1967
Photoplay October 1966
Vietnam Mission Premier edition
Preventive Maintenance Monthly
1961: Issue 105,106
1962: Issue 118
1963: Issue 122, 131, 133
1964: Issue 140,141, 143,144
1965: Issue 149, 152, 155
1966: Issue 159,161
1967: Issue 174
1968: Issue 182, 183, 185, 186,187,192,193
1969: Issue 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205
1970: Issue 209
1971: Issue 223, 225;1972: Issue 230, 231, 233, 234, 235, 236, 238, 239, 240, 241;1973: Issue 242, 243, 245,246, 247, 248, 249, 251;
United Aircraft: Winter 1965
Untold Stories Vietnam- Finally the Truth (ND)
U.S. News and World Report: October 29, 1990
VFW: May 1994
Warplane
Wings: April 1980

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1
Comic Books

The Nam Magazine: Issue 5 December 1988, Issue 6 Mid-December 1988, Issue 7 January 1989

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Pub Credit Line
24770000000, John R. Cox Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 04 Jun 2012 [Updated: 15 Feb 2016]