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Transcript of Oral History Interview with James Collins, December 1, 1988

Description: Transcript of an interview with James Collins, a Vietnam War veteran originally from Galveston, Texas. Collins begins by telling of his experiences in Vietnam, and answering questions concerning aspects of his time overseas. Later in the interview he tells of his family history beginning as captured slaves in Kenya and their servitude in Georgia ultimately ending up in Louisiana after their freedom was granted.
Date: 2018
Creator: Collins, James.; Mayo, Martha & Smoke, Amanda
Partner: Lee College

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - 1967-10-22]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera in which his son, Douglas M. Herrera, explains his reasons for leaving the military and his opposition to the war in Vietnam. Douglas states that he will not and can not go back to serve in the military and plans to start a new life in San Francisco.
Date: October 22, 1967
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Selective Service System Notice of Classification Card for Douglas M. Herrera]

Description: Selective Service System Notice of Classification Card issued to Douglas M. Herrera on January 15, 1964. The selective service number assigned to Douglas M. Herrera is 41-61-42-68, Class II-S, and valid through October 15, 1964.
Date: January 15, 1964
Creator: United States. Selective Service Board (Houston, Tex.)
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Douglas M. Herrera to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Herrera - 1967-11-19]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera and wife from their son, Douglas M. Herrera, November 19, 1967. The letter describes Douglas's travels from California to Guam to Saigon, reporting for military duty. Douglas indicates that he was docked a week's pay (Article 15) but was not put before a court martial.
Date: November 19, 1967
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[News Clip: Mother wants to visit Vietnam]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an Arlington mother, Beverly Lasher, whose son Ricky was killed in Vietnam and who now sends gift boxes of supplies to men serving in Vietnam. Lasher is interviewed in her Arlington home about whether these men are receiving supplies from the United States Government and whether she would like to visit Vietnam herself. This story is referenced by the script, "Lasher," which has not yet been digitized.
Date: September 15, 1967
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with James Collins, December 1, 1988

Description: Interview with James Collins, a Vietnam War veteran originally from Galveston, Texas. Collins begins by telling of his experiences in Vietnam, and answering questions concerning aspects of his time overseas. Later in the interview he tells of his family history beginning as captured slaves in Kenya and their servitude in Georgia ultimately ending up in Louisiana after their freedom was granted.
Date: December 1, 1988
Creator: Mayo, Martha & Collins, James
Partner: Lee College

[News Clip: Beverly Lasher]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an Arlington mother, Beverly Lasher, whose son Ricky was killed in Vietnam and who now sends gift boxes of supplies to men serving in Vietnam. Lasher is interviewed in her Arlington home about the funding for these gift boxes. This footage appears to be outtakes from the story titled "Mother wants to visit Vietnam," which is referenced by the script, "Lasher."
Date: September 15, 1967
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[John Tower Speech on Centralized Power and the Vietnam War given to the Texas State Legislature in Austin, Texas, February 22, 1967]

Description: Speech claiming that the biggest internal threat for the United States is the centralization of power in the federal government and that the biggest external threat for the country is Communist aggression, particularly in Vietnam. Argues that more power should be distributed to the state and local levels of government and that the United States should not back down in the Vietnam War.
Date: February 22, 1967
Creator: Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991
Partner: Southwestern University

[News Clip: Agent Orange]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5 P.M.
Date: May 7, 1984
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Final rites for captain, soldier]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the funerals for two Tarrant County servicemen killed in Vietnam in July. The footage includes the funeral services for Air Force Captain Ronald E. Tinsley at Carswell Air Force Base and Army Specialist 4th Class Clifford Bratcher of Fort Worth at Cedar Hill Memorial Park near Mansfield. This footage is referenced by the script, "Funerals," which has not yet been digitized.
Date: August 4, 1966
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections