The director of the Texas Tech Vietnam Center and Archive will be honored this week by the Vietnamese government.

Vietnamese Minister of Home Affairs, Tran Van Tuan will present an award for records management and archives career to Vietnam Center and Archive Director Stephen Maxner for his work.

The Vietnam Center was the first U.S. institution to establish a formal relationship with Vietnam.

Maxner said “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 will receive the honor Thursday morning at Texas Tech’s Southwest Collections building.