A conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War was held on the Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria campus on June 24-26, 2010.

This conference, hosted by the Victoria College/ University of Houston-Victoria Library, featured eleven sessions and nineteen speakers over a three-day period. Sponsors were First Victoria National Bank, Janet Stormont Miller, Wells Fargo Bank, and Victoria Advocate. 

Banquet featured speaker: Jim Lehrer, PBS Newshour, VC alumni

Closing luncheon featured speaker: Bill Sloan, Author of The Darkest Summer: The First Three Months of the Korean War

During the conference, oral history interviews with Korean War veterans were conducted by Barbara Parsons Smith and other volunteers. These will be available for research in the Library's Victoria Regional History Center.

The Library is deeply indebted to conference organizer, Charles Spurlin; program chair, Dr. James Smallwood; Barbara Parsons Smith, oral history coordinator; Library staff members; and many volunteers for making this a successful conference.

Coordinating Committee

Coordinating Committee

Conference Coordinator:

Charles D. Spurlin - Victoria
Program Chairmen:

James M. Smallwood, Professor Emeritus
Oklahoma State University

Brenda Fisseler - Hallettsville
Hosted by:

Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library
Joe F. Dahlstrom - Director 


First Victoria National Bank

Janet Stormont Miller

Wells Fargo Bank

Victoria Advocate

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