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Robert H. Nevins Collection (2878) Finding Aid

Item Number: 28780000000
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Scope and Contents

Approximately three quarters of a linear foot of documents, periodicals, newspapers, photographs, slides, a scrapbook, and a VHS tape comprising the Vietnam materials from Robert H. Nevins. The documents include letters written to Nevins, military documents, orders and correspondence, and numerous newspaper clippings gathered by Nevins to document the activities of the 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry in Vietnam in 1967. The collection also contains photographs and slides documenting Nevins' service.

Dates

  • 1965-2006
Title
Finding Aid
Author
Rebecca Vollene
Date
2017-10-30
Length (Linear Feet)
0.75
Language of description
English
1
Museum Objects

2878museum4923 Paper with Numerous Vietnam Postage Stamps

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1
Scrapbooks

2878scrapbook1592 - Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook

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87
Photographs

57 photos of Vietnam and reunion activities
14 photos of the 9th Cavalry change of command ceremony 1996
13 photos of farewell ceremony for Nevins
3 photos of the 504th Aviation Battalion

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202
Slides

96 slides of maps and charts of Vietnam, 1967, 1970-71
16 slides of Hong Kong, 1967
90 slides of Nevins and his unit in Vietnam, helicopters, and camp

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5
Serials

Life: 1972: December 8, December 29
The Bullwhip Squadron News: 2006: March
The First Team: 1970: Spring
White Horse: 1970: October 1

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7
Newspapers

Cavalair: Supplement Souvenir Edition; 1967: May 6 (2 copies), September 13
Inside the Turret: 1968: March 15 (2 copies)
The Jayhawk: 1965: March 12

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1
Moving Images

2878VI3558 VHS titled Vietnam: Pics and Music

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, D107.6 [1]]

Inventory

  • Correspondence from Billie Mendenhall and her mother to Robert Nevins (April 25, 1967; May 6, 1967; August 7, 1967)
  • 1st Air Cavalry Division Christmas Card from Nevins to family (1967)
  • Vietnamese War Comics (no date)
  • Letter to Nevins accompanied by photocopies of an article in the Washington News (June 16, 1967)
  • A doodle of a soldier on a toilet with the warning "Keep Your Weapon With You At All Times" (no date)
  • Thanksgiving Message from Commander W. C. Westmoreland (no date)
  • A Letter from Jim G. Lucas to Nevins about Lucas' book (June 28, 1967)
  • Correspondence regarding nominating Lieutenant Colonel Nevins for a Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross (April 29, 1967; August 1, 1967)
  • 2nd U.S. Dragoons 129th Anniversary Program
  • Armed Forces Day Folder to Nevins from Berks County Armed Forces Advisory Committee (no date)
  • Department of the Army Certificate of Training to Nevins (July 20, 1970 - July 24, 1970)
  • Short Biography of Robert H. Nevins and his achievements during the war
  • The Rotary Owl Weekly Update by the Ottumwa Rotary Club (January 29, 1968)
  • A Letter from Nevins regarding his absence from his 20th high school reunion (June 1, 1967)
  • Correspondence from Nevins regarding his preference statement for reassignment (December 6, 1970)
  • Correspondence from L. G. Forsythe to Nevins regarding assignment to CDC (August 24, 1970)
  • Vietnam Thanksgiving Dinner Program (1967)
  • Itinerary for Visit of Miss America and her Court Plus (August 23, 1967)
  • A Letter from General Dwight Beach to Nevins about an operational briefing (July 29, 1967)
  • Funeral Program for Col. Robert H. Nevins (no date)
  • Postcards from Ana Mandara Resort (no date)
  • Annotated Eulogy for Robert H. Nevins by Barry McAlpine and an attached Wikipedia article on Fiddler's Green (August 30, 2009)
  • This Day in Vietnam email correspondence by Jim Henthorn (August- September)
  • 9th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division Column about Dr. Hal Kushner (no date)
  • Barry McAlpine's story about Larry and Carol Brown's marriage and vow renewal (no date)
  • Christmas Card from Mike and Martha (no date)
  • various newspaper clippings glued to paper
  • "To Live or to Die," a report by Maj. Floyd Harold Kushner (no date)
  • "Air Cavalry in Battle: A New Concept in Action," by Major Thomas H. Harvey, Jr. (no date)
  • a photocopy of Scrapbook: Special Issue (Sept. 1967)
  • 1st Cav and NVA "Tangle in Ia Drang Valley," an article by Al Hemingway (Nov. 2003)
  • Vietnam Postcards (no date)
  • "On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs," an article by LTC (RET) Dave Grossman (December 29, 2005)
  • "Boat People, the Refugees at Thailand," an excerpt from "Life's Changes" by Former LTC Nguyen Minh Chau (no date)
  • "An Autobiography of a 1958 Cushman Eagle," poem by Arnold van Dussen (no date)
  • a political article by Jimmy L. Cash (no date)
  • "I Know He Goes to War," a poem by Barry McAlpine (no date)
  • "The Purple Heart: Then and Now," an article from the Purple Heart Magazine (January- February 1990)
  • "The Good Lord Helps the Squadron that Helps Itself," an article by Herbert Denton (no date)
  • Saber Newspaper Insert, pg. 9-16 (January- February 2005)
  • various newspaper clippings about the Vietnam War
  • Cavalair Newspaper Insert pg. 5-6 (no date)
  • The Army Reporter Clipping (August 3, 1970)
  • The Army Reporter Clipping (August 10, 1970)
  • Cavalair Newspaper Clipping (May 27, 1967)
  • Saber News Insert pg. 3-6 (1968)
  • The First Team Periodical Insert and Clippings (no date)
  • Six of Aces Periodical Insert pg. 1-4 (October 29, 1954)
1
Museum Objects

2878museum4923 Paper with Numerous Vietnam Postage Stamps

Click here to view all Museum Objects
1
Scrapbooks

2878scrapbook1592 - Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook

Click here to view all Scrapbooks
87
Photographs

57 photos of Vietnam and reunion activities
14 photos of the 9th Cavalry change of command ceremony 1996
13 photos of farewell ceremony for Nevins
3 photos of the 504th Aviation Battalion

Click here to view all Photographs
202
Slides

96 slides of maps and charts of Vietnam, 1967, 1970-71
16 slides of Hong Kong, 1967
90 slides of Nevins and his unit in Vietnam, helicopters, and camp

Click here to view all Slides
5
Serials

Life: 1972: December 8, December 29
The Bullwhip Squadron News: 2006: March
The First Team: 1970: Spring
White Horse: 1970: October 1

Click here to view all Serials
7
Newspapers

Cavalair: Supplement Souvenir Edition; 1967: May 6 (2 copies), September 13
Inside the Turret: 1968: March 15 (2 copies)
The Jayhawk: 1965: March 12

Click here to view all Newspapers
1
Moving Images

2878VI3558 VHS titled Vietnam: Pics and Music

Click here to view all Moving Images

Pub Credit Line
28780000000, Robert H. Nevins Collections, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 30 Oct 2017 [Updated: 01 Dec 2017]