June 16, 2011
Texas Tech Vietnam Center and Archive director Stephen Maxner received the Medal for Records Management and Archives Career of Vietnam on Thursday (June 17), for his contribution to the archives and relations between the archives institutions of both countries.
“To receive such an award from the Government of Vietnam is an honor that reflects the hard work and dedication of everyone at the Vietnam Center and Archive and Texas Tech,” Maxner said.
This award is a culmination of nearly a decade of cooperative archival projects and exchanges between Maxner, Vietnam Center founder Jim Reckner, and Vu Thi Minh Huong, the director general of the State Records and Archives Department of Vietnam.
Earlier this week, Maxner accompanied Huong and Minister of Home Affairs of Vietnam Tran Van Tuan to Washington, D.C., where they met with the Archivist of the United States David Ferriero.
The delegation will conclude their visit in Lubbock, to discuss collaboration and joint projects between the Vietnam Center and Archive, the Vietnam State Records and Archives Department, and the National Archives and Records Administration.
The Vietnam Center was the first U.S. institution to establish a formal relationship with Vietnam, even before the U.S. National Archives.
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