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James Nelson Tull Collection (2300) Finding Aid

Item Number: 23000000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately one and a half linear feet of books, photographs, clippings, periodicals, certificates, correspondence, and a map document James Nelson Tull's career in the Foreign Service including time spent as a Press Officer in Saigon, 1955-1957; a Public Affairs Officer in Vientiane, Laos, 1960-1962; the Head of the United States Information Agency's (USIA) Working Group in Washington, 1962-1965; a Counselor for Public Affairs with the U.S. embassy in Manila, 1965-1967; and working for MACV, 1967-1969.

Dates

  • 06 September 2013

Biographical / Historical

James Nelson Tull was born in Jackson, Mississippi on 13 November 1920. His distinguished career in the Foreign Service included time spent as a Press Officer in Saigon, 1955-1957; a Public Affairs Officer in Vientiane, Laos, 1960-1962; the Head of the United States Information Agency's (USIA) Working Group in Washington, 1962-1965; a Counselor for Public Affairs with the U.S. Embassy in Manila, 1965-1967; and working for MACV, 1967-1969. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1976 and passed away on 23 December 2005.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
1.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections - T; D59.5; D054.1; Photograph Collection;
3
Books

Biographies Des Personnalities Du Royaume Du Laos Sithat Sithibourn, 1960
L'Origine D'Angkor Louis Finot, 1956
Biography and Teachings of Prophet Huynh - Phu - So Duc Huynh - Giao - Chu, 1966

133
Photographs

133 Black and White Photographs taken from two Photo Albums Documenting James Tull's Service in South East Asia from 1955 - 1969
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1
Maps

Map of Chau - Doc Province

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2
Serials

Foreign Service Journal April 2000
Flying November 1966

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D059.5 ]]
  • Box 1000 : [1000 ] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings from 1955 - 1967
  • Membership to the Minila Polo Club Letter and Membership Card from March 14 1947
  • Youngblood - Barrett Business Card
  • 2 James Nelson Tull Business Cards
  • The Medal for Civilian Service in Vietnam Certificate April 1969
  • James Tull's Master of Arts Degree from the University of Chicago
  • Department of State Certificate for Completing Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Jim Tull's Service to District 15 United States Bomber Squadrons 1989
  • Small Replica of a Poster Announcing a Program from 1948
  • Certificates certifying both Dorothy and James Tull's completion of 200 hours learning the French Language August 18, 1972
  • Certificate for 10 Years of Service in the United States Information Agency
  • Booklet 'The Fate of the Last Viets' by Hoang - Van - Chi 1956
  • Miscellaneous Correspondence mostly from The White House to James Tull from 1955 - 1976
  • Letter of Reccomendation to University of Chicago for James Tull From Arthur E. Mead
  • Certificate of Appointment of James N. Tull to Secretary in the Diplomatic Service for the United States from President Lyndon B. Johnson December 11, 1965
  • Certificate of Nomination from President Lyndon B. Johnson of James N. Tull to the United States Foreign Service October 7, 1968
  • Superior Honor Award from the Agency for International Development Department of State to James N. Tull June 1968
  • Letter to James N. Tull from the President of the Okinawa Mainichi News Company May 2, 1951 in both English and Japanese
  • Certificate of Appreciation for James N. Tull as Guest Speaker at the Rotary Club of Tarlac, District 380, Philippines February 14, 1967
  • Certificate in Vietnamese addressed to James N. Tull from 1969
  • Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles
3
Books

Biographies Des Personnalities Du Royaume Du Laos Sithat Sithibourn, 1960
L'Origine D'Angkor Louis Finot, 1956
Biography and Teachings of Prophet Huynh - Phu - So Duc Huynh - Giao - Chu, 1966

133
Photographs

133 Black and White Photographs taken from two Photo Albums Documenting James Tull's Service in South East Asia from 1955 - 1969
VA067892-VA068025

Click here to view all Photographs
1
Maps

Map of Chau - Doc Province

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2
Serials

Foreign Service Journal April 2000
Flying November 1966

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Pub Credit Line
23000000000, James Nelson Tull Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 06 Sep 2013 [Updated: 26 Aug 2016]