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Dan - Collector Update


Items wanted - MSgt. Dan Whitton, USMC (7/11/2007)
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Advisors for Iraqi Armed Forces (Submitted by Col. Gerry Turley)
I thought you might like to know that the Virtual Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University now provides free unlimited access to the more then 12,000 documents (1 million pages) of official USMC in the Vietnam War reports, histories, and other materials from 1954-1975. These materials are available free to anyone with Internet access. There is no registration and no fees involved.

Just visit and click on the link to the Virtual Vietnam Archive and on the next page, click on the link to Search the Virtual Vietnam Archive. The subsequent page is like any other web based search page.

The USMC Records can be found most easily by entering "Marine Corps" in the Collection Title field. Specific unit materials and reports can be located using additional keywords. Searches can also be limited by date.

These USMC Vietnam War Records compliment the million pages of materials we already had online in the Virtual Archive meaning the Virtual Archive now contains 2 million pages of material related to America's involvement in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Virtual Archive materials cover all aspects of the history of the war, all branches of service, many civilian agencies and organizations, and is comprised of official government and military materials, personal veteran collections, scholar and author collections, and family collections as well. Researchers can locate documents, letters, diaries, audio recordings, video recordings, a near complete set of 1:50,000 scale maps of Southeast Asia, oral history interviews, and much more. Again, all of these materials, to include the newly added US Marine Corps Records, are free to the public.

Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think will be interested. We believe that Vietnam Veterans and researchers around the country benefit greatly from free unlimited access to our historical materials and collections.

Thank you and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Respectfully yours, Stephen Maxner
Archivist, Associate Director, The Vietnam Archive, Special Collections Library Room 108, Lubbock, TX 79409-1041, Phone: 806-742-9010 Fax: 806-742-0496, Email:




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