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Richard Burks Verrone Collection (1350) Finding Aid

Item Number: 13500000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Over two linear feet of books, photographs, posters, museum objects, audio cassettes and CDs, newsletters, periodicals, correspondence, certificates, a speech transcript, and news clippings and articles document various aspects of the Vietnam Conflict, including its aftermath and relevance to current events, and news about Texas Tech University and the Vietnam Center and Archive. Almost all materials date from the post-war era and are in good condition.

Dates

  • 14 June 2004

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Richard Burks Verrone is the head of the Oral History Project at the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas and co-author of Voices from Vietnam: Eye-witness accounts of the war, 1945-1975 .
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
2.6
Pages
1
Location(s)
D101.6D; D101.2B (oversize); Library; Museum Objects, Map Collection; Periodical Collection; Newsletter Collection; Photograph Collection; D81.2 oversized
2
Books

Hanoi Yellow Pages and White Pages (2000)
English-Vietnamese Mini Dictionary

3
Photographs

Photograph of Dr. Richard Verrone and Dr. Laura Calkins with Congressman Randy Neugebauer 1 April 2005
VA046269 - VA046886: 616 photographs of the 1998 Vietnam Center-sponsored student trip to Vietnam
VA064132

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1
Posters

Vietnam (poster showing man leaning with a U.S. flag against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.) (Section 13, Drawer 2)

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15
Museum Objects

1350museum1352, 1353, 1354, 1355, 1356, 1357, 1358
Seven Montagnard articles of clothing: six shirts and one pair of pants
1350museum1498 - Vietnam tourism bag
1350museum1614: Cap from the Rural Affairs Reunion in Westminster, California, 10-12 June 2005
1350museum1615:Lanyard from the Americal Division Veterans Association in Kansas City, Missouri, 16-19 June 2005
1350museum1616:Lapel Pin from the Americal Division Veterans Association in Kansas City, Missouri, 16-19 June 2005
1350museum1617:Lanyard from the Ripcord Reunion in Des Moines, Iowa, 6-8 October 2004
1350museum3389 - License Plate Holder from the Americal Division Veterans Association
1350museum3533: Bamboo pouch with pink and green accent
1350museum3534: Bamboo pouch
1350museum3535: Bamboo pouch, small thatch weave with handle
1350museum3536: Decorative plate of Angkor Wat with a wooden holder
1350museum3537: Decorative tile
1350museum3538: Clay Face mask decoration
1350museum3539: Wooden card holder

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2
Audio

1350AU1620: The Century narrated by Peter Jennings (15 audio cassettes)
1350AU2323 - In Their Own Words: VIetnam (8 audio CDs)

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16
Newsletters

Agent Orange Review (November 2004)
Americal - January/ February/March 2006, April/May/June 2006
Bridges - Special Edition 2004, Special Edition 2005
University of California, Irvine Libraries Southeast Asian Archive Newsletter - Volume 15, No. 1 Fall 2005
Vol. 15, No. 3 Spring 2006
Vol. 16, No. 1 Fall 2006
Passport, December 2007
University of California, Irvine Libraries Southeast Asian Archive Newsletter (Volume 15, #2 Winter 2006)
Oral History Association Newsletter Vol. XL, No. 2, Fall 2006
Bridgehead Sentinel - Summer 2006 (2 copies)
Fall 2006
Bridgehead Sentinel - Spring 2007
Bridgehead Sentinel, Summer 2007
Southeast Asian Archive Newsletter, Spring Quarter 2007
The Fighting 41st, June 2007
Veterans History Project Newsletter - Fall 2006

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11
Serials

Bridges, The Lessons of Vietnam Special Edition, 2007
Pathfinder (27 December 1941)
Proceedings (February 2006)
VISTAS (Spring 2005)
Texas TECHSAN - May/June 2005, May/June 2006
Viet Weekly June 9-15, 2005
Vietnam (February 2005)
Vietnam (April 2005)
National Geographic - Vol. 145, No. 1, January 1974
National Geographic Traveler, September 2007
The Nation - July 3, 2006 - October 2, 2006

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D101.6D ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D101.2B ]]

Inventory

  • Letter from Sandy Hodges of the US Interior Department to the Vietnam Archive (May 6, 2004)
  • Certificate of appreciation from Leslie Starr Hart, Superintendent, LBJ National Historical Park (April 5 - 11, 2004)
  • Printed image of the Moving Wall
  • Newspaper article from the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche Journal (May 21, 2004): 'Superior Orders' defense may help soldiers in Iraq scandal despite unsuccessful past
  • Letter from Amy New, Assistant Director of Texas Tech's Advancement Services regarding a contribution to the Vietnam Archive from the C.F. PEO Sisterhood
  • Letter and envelopefrom Martha Hise to Richard Verrone, thanking him for his work with A.P. History teachers (1 July 2004).
  • Text of Inaugural Speach of Jon Whitmore, President of Texas Tech University (28 February 2004)
  • Lubbock Avalanche Journal newspaper article "Tech Students Visit Vietnam Battlegrounds" (14 July 2004)
  • Lubbock Avalanche Journal newspaper article "Tech adds to Vietnam Center collection" (13 April 2003). Article is about the Vietnam Archive acquiring the Social Movements Collection and the Voices in Vital America Collection from Kent State University
  • 2004 Game Wardens Association Notes and Schedule of Events
  • Menger Hotel (San Antonio) brochure
  • Nametags for Richard Verrone
  • Newspaper article from Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche Journal: Texans to Embark in Vietnam Trade Trip (8 Aug 2004)
  • Article printed from the Internet: Vietnam veterans find validation in Kerry
  • Letter to Dr. Richard Verrone from the International Journal of Maritime History
  • Book Review: Brown Water Warfare: The U.S. Navy in Riverine Warfare and the Emergence of a Tactical Doctrine, 1775-1970 by R. Blake Dunnavent, reviewed by Richard Verrone
  • Photocopy of The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Obstacles to Empathy: Teaching About Vietnam and the War on Terrorism
  • Letter from Admiral Tidd to Dr. Jon Witmore (of TTU) regarding the USS Frank E. Evans Association
  • "Land of Ascending Dragon" from National Geographic Traveler (May/June 1996)
  • "Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam:Journalist Returns" from Travel and Leisure (November 1999)
  • "Pathfinder" newspaper (27 December 1941) and a card congratulating Mr. Verrone on the publication of his book, "Voices From Vietnam"
  • card from Jim Cloninger to Steve Maxner, Richard Verrone, Laura Caulkins and Ty Lovelady
  • Letter from Congressman Randy Neugebaur to Richard Verrone (21 April 2005)
  • Lubbock Avalanche Journal article, Archivists assemble artifacts of war at Southwest Collection (11 July 2005) (2 copies)
  • MSNBC.MSN.COM Internet article (5 August 2005), Once Hidden in Shame, Vietnam Medals Shine
  • Intellectualconservative.com article (7 November 2005), Pentagon's Plan to Eliminate US Army Division-Based Force Structure Unwise
  • Cnn.com Article (February 15, 2005), France Honors CIA Pilots For Vietnam
  • Air Force Magazine (November 2004), Igloo White
  • Article (No Citation) War is Sacrifice, As We Knew by Joseph Galloway
  • MSNBC.COM Article (August 21, 2005) Sen. Hagel Sees Echoes of Vietnam in Iraq
  • Marine Corps Gazette article, "We Listen to What Marines Say: The Marine Corps Oral History Program" by Major Fred Allison, USMCR (Retired)
  • photocopy of Marine Corps Gazette article, We Listen to What Marines Say: The Marine Corps Oral History Program by Major Fred H. Allison, USMCR (retired) (June 2005)
  • A Regular Report on Texas Tech University Accomplishments with a short article highlighting the Ia Drang conference hosted by the Vietnam Center (December 2005)
  • Program for the 40th Anniversary Commemoration of the Pleiku-Ia Drang Veterans Reunion Gala on 12 November 2005
  • program for Veterans Day at The Wall, 11 November 2005
  • 2006 calendar from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
  • Various articles documenting Vietnam Veterans and other issues related to the Vietnam War
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, Funding cuts hit Tech's Vietnam archive (4 March 2006)
  • The New York Times newspaper article, Out From Under an Opium Cloud (5 March 2006)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, Motorcycle riders to honor Vietnam veterans with rally (12 March 2006)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, Three-day geared at preserving Vietnamese heritage (19 March 2006)
  • Letter from David Taylor to Dr. Richard Verrone concerning the advance mailing of the Americal Newsletter (8 March 2006)
  • Articles and clippings, March - November 2006: Publications include the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, & The Nation
  • Letter from Sgt. Larry R. Schmidt to Jerry Olson, 25 June 1969
  • Internet print offs of articles relating to Vietnam
  • Articles from MSNBC.com, USA Today, The News & Observer, and Lubbock Avalanche Journal relating to the post Vietnam War.
  • Article from The News & Observer, "Prospering Vietnam's air quality suffers" by Thomas Fuller
  • Oversize material
  • Newspaper articles and clippings related to the Vietnam War and its aftermath, the Vietnam Center, veteran's issues, the Iraq War, and other topics - 2005-2006. Sources include the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the Wilmington Star-News, and the News and Observer (NC).
  • Articles include:
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article titled, Americans in Vietnam include the Opportunistic, the Returnees
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, Veteran of Infamous Hanoi Hilton Prison Pays Visit to Lubbock Family (17 May 2005)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, Vietnamese-Americans make gains, still have far to go" and From revolution to rock: a postwar generation is changing in Vietnam" (27 May 2005)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, WWII veteran leads stirring tribute to nation's 'fallen warriors" and "Memorial to Vietnam vets planned for Texas Capitol" (31 May 2005)
  • Associated Press Article by Ian Stewart (No Citation), Vietnam War Rivals Revisit Failures
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, Angry aging Rio Grande Valley Vets Begin 225-Mile Protest Trek
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, Put Library In Baghdad? (Letter to the Editor)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, Soul Passages: Vietnamese Family Reunites with Falled Daughter Through Diaries Found by U.S. Soldiers (6 October 2005)
  • Wilmington (NC) Star-News newspaper article, N.C. Man Helps Bring Vietnamese Writing Home (7 October 2005)
  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper article, From Aerial Dogfights...to Preservation of History
  • The News and Observer newspaper article, Iraq War Defies Initial Predictions (19 March 2006)
  • news paper articles in Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Raliegh Durham News and Observer, Arlington Star-Telegram
2
Books

Hanoi Yellow Pages and White Pages (2000)
English-Vietnamese Mini Dictionary

3
Photographs

Photograph of Dr. Richard Verrone and Dr. Laura Calkins with Congressman Randy Neugebauer 1 April 2005
VA046269 - VA046886: 616 photographs of the 1998 Vietnam Center-sponsored student trip to Vietnam
VA064132

Click here to view all Photographs
1
Posters

Vietnam (poster showing man leaning with a U.S. flag against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.) (Section 13, Drawer 2)

Click here to view all Posters
15
Museum Objects

1350museum1352, 1353, 1354, 1355, 1356, 1357, 1358
Seven Montagnard articles of clothing: six shirts and one pair of pants
1350museum1498 - Vietnam tourism bag
1350museum1614: Cap from the Rural Affairs Reunion in Westminster, California, 10-12 June 2005
1350museum1615:Lanyard from the Americal Division Veterans Association in Kansas City, Missouri, 16-19 June 2005
1350museum1616:Lapel Pin from the Americal Division Veterans Association in Kansas City, Missouri, 16-19 June 2005
1350museum1617:Lanyard from the Ripcord Reunion in Des Moines, Iowa, 6-8 October 2004
1350museum3389 - License Plate Holder from the Americal Division Veterans Association
1350museum3533: Bamboo pouch with pink and green accent
1350museum3534: Bamboo pouch
1350museum3535: Bamboo pouch, small thatch weave with handle
1350museum3536: Decorative plate of Angkor Wat with a wooden holder
1350museum3537: Decorative tile
1350museum3538: Clay Face mask decoration
1350museum3539: Wooden card holder

Click here to view all Museum Objects
2
Audio

1350AU1620: The Century narrated by Peter Jennings (15 audio cassettes)
1350AU2323 - In Their Own Words: VIetnam (8 audio CDs)

Click here to view all Audio
16
Newsletters

Agent Orange Review (November 2004)
Americal - January/ February/March 2006, April/May/June 2006
Bridges - Special Edition 2004, Special Edition 2005
University of California, Irvine Libraries Southeast Asian Archive Newsletter - Volume 15, No. 1 Fall 2005
Vol. 15, No. 3 Spring 2006
Vol. 16, No. 1 Fall 2006
Passport, December 2007
University of California, Irvine Libraries Southeast Asian Archive Newsletter (Volume 15, #2 Winter 2006)
Oral History Association Newsletter Vol. XL, No. 2, Fall 2006
Bridgehead Sentinel - Summer 2006 (2 copies)
Fall 2006
Bridgehead Sentinel - Spring 2007
Bridgehead Sentinel, Summer 2007
Southeast Asian Archive Newsletter, Spring Quarter 2007
The Fighting 41st, June 2007
Veterans History Project Newsletter - Fall 2006

Click here to view all Newsletters
11
Serials

Bridges, The Lessons of Vietnam Special Edition, 2007
Pathfinder (27 December 1941)
Proceedings (February 2006)
VISTAS (Spring 2005)
Texas TECHSAN - May/June 2005, May/June 2006
Viet Weekly June 9-15, 2005
Vietnam (February 2005)
Vietnam (April 2005)
National Geographic - Vol. 145, No. 1, January 1974
National Geographic Traveler, September 2007
The Nation - July 3, 2006 - October 2, 2006

Click here to view all Serials

Pub Credit Line
13500000000, Richard Burks Verrone Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 14 Jun 2004 [Updated: 12 Jul 2019]