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Smuckler, Ralph H. (Ralph H. Smuckler) (UA 17.234) Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence between Glen Taggart and Howard Hoyt, February 1, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-18A5-116-UA17-234_000011   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Letters to and from Glen Taggart and Howard Hoyt. Taggart discusses various problems the Vietnam project faces. Taggart is seriously concerned about the direction of the project, and wants assistance in placing the project back in line.

Author(s): Hoyt, Howard

Item Creation Date: 01 February 2 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 27 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Correspondence between Glen Taggart, Wesley Fishel, and Howard Hoyt, November 27, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-18A3-116-UA17-234_000010   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

Dean of International Programs at MSU Glen Taggart writes to MSUG advisors Wesley Fishel and Howard Hoyt to discuss rumors he has been hearing concerning animosity between Fishel and Hoyt.

Author(s): Taggart, Glen L.

Item Creation Date: 27 November 11 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 27 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Correspondence between Robert Popa and Ralph Smuckler, November 29, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-18BF-116-UA17-234_000021   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Ralph Smuckler corresponds with Detroit News editor Robert Popa over a concerning error in a recent article, where the word "not" was mistakenly omitted in reference to the secrecy of the Vietnam Project. The article is included.

Author(s): Smuckler, Ralph

Item Creation Date: 29 November 11 1965

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 29 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Discussion of the Vietnam Situation by Dr. Reeves, Dr. Brookover, and Dr. Ross, n.d.
Item Number: 6-20-1893-116-UA17-234_000004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 61]

A piece is written by Doctors Bill Ross, anthropologist, and Floyd Reeves, advisor to MSU President John Hannah, upon their visit and tour of MSUG operations in Vietnam. They discuss general topics such as their arrival and greeting, the organization of personnel, sections, and the delegation of

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Author(s): Ross, Bill

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 27 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Documents for the extension of the MSUG Police Program, 1956 - 1962
Item Number: 6-20-18C3-116-UA17-234_000024   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

A series of documents are collected that give a brief history of the extension of the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group's Police Administration Division. The documents begin in 1956 and go to 1962, and they discuss expansion of personnel and the extension of the MSUG contract with

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Author(s): Fox, Guy H.

Item Creation Date: January 1 1956

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 30 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Draft report on refugee relief programs, January 3, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-18C0-116-UA17-234_000022   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

A draft report is made discussing U.S. aid and the refugee relief programs, their history, and the creation of a three-phase relief program.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 03 January 1 1961

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 29 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Faculty Wife's Role Leads Her to Saigon, January 13, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-1887-116-UA17-234_000001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Milwaukee Journal author Jane M. Farley writes an article about Mrs. Ralph Smuckler and her experiences traveling to Vietnam with her husband, MSUG employee Ralph Smuckler. The piece discusses Mrs. Smuckler's preparations before leaving the U.S., how she adjusted to life in Saigon, and the

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Author(s): Farley, Jane M.

Item Creation Date: 13 January 1 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 26 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Letter from Dave Wood to Chief of the Public Administration Division, November 2, 1955
Item Number: 6-20-188C-116-UA17-234_000003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

A letter is sent from Public Personnel Advisor Dave Wood to the Chief of MSUG's Public Administration Division to discuss the problems and possible solutions to issues of nepotism, the spoils system, and graft in Vietnamese government.

Author(s): Wood, D. L.

Item Creation Date: 02 November 11 1955

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 26 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Letter from Glen Taggart to Wesley Fishel, February 20, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-18B5-116-UA17-234_000012   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

A letter is sent from Dean Glen Taggart of Michigan State University's International Programs to MSUG Coordinator Wesley Fishel to discuss Fishel's intentions of staying with the Vietnam Project an additional year. Taggart cautions Fishel to make the decision carefully and to return to MSU's

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Author(s): Taggart, Glen

Item Creation Date: 20 February 2 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Letter from Ralph Smuckler to Wesley Fishel, November 12, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-18B6-116-UA17-234_000013   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Assistant Dean Ralph Smuckler writes to MSUG Coordinator Wesley Fishel to discuss the hiring of new officials for the Police Administration Division in Saigon.

Author(s): Smuckler, Ralph

Item Creation Date: 12 November 11 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Letter from Scholars on Vietnam to New York Times Editor, N.D.
Item Number: 6-20-1888-116-UA17-234_000002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

A collection of independent scholars co-author a document addressed to the editor of the New York Times to disagree with the appearance of advertisements in the Times that protest U.S. policy in Vietnam. The collective assert a number of facts regarding Viet Cong development and Communist rule in

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 26 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Letter from Stanley Sheinbaum to Glen Taggart and Ralph Smuckler, December 11, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-18A0-116-UA17-234_000008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

MSUG Coordinator Stanley Sheinbaum writes to Glen Taggart and Ralph Smuckler with concerns about the lack of direction and morale in the Vietnam Project.

Author(s): Sheinbaum, Stanley K.

Item Creation Date: 17 November 11 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 27 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Letter from Stanley Sheinbaum to Glen Taggart and Ralph Smuckler, November 29, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-189C-116-UA17-234_000007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 21]

MSUG Coordinator Stanley Sheinbaum writes to Glen Taggart and Ralph Smuckler from Dacca, Pakistan with well-articulated concerns about the direction of the Vietnam Project. His letter is in parts, written on different days, and half of page 6 is missing. The subject matter concerns lack of

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Author(s): Sheinbaum, Stanley K.

Item Creation Date: 29 November 11 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 27 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Letter from Xuan Q. Nguyen to Ralph Smuckler, December 15, 1975
Item Number: 6-20-18BE-116-UA17-234_000020   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Xuan Q. Nguyen writes to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smuckler to ask for the addresses of some other MSUG employees. According to the letter, Nguyen and his family left Vietnam two days before the fall of Saigon.

Author(s): Xuan Q. Nguyen

Item Creation Date: 15 December 12 1975

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 29 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Memorandum for the Record on Factual Misstatements in the Ramparts article of April, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-18BD-116-UA17-234_000019   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

Following the publication of a condemning article on Michigan State University's involvement in Vietnam in Ramparts magazine by former MSUG Coordinator Stanley Sheinbaum, Warren Hinckle, Robert Scheer, and Sol Stern, MSUG coordinator Ralph Smuckler releases a memorandum correcting 53 errors of

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Author(s): Smuckler, Ralph

Item Creation Date: 0 1966

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 29 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Memorandum from Lloyd Musolf to Ruben Austin on Personnel Replacement, February 23, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-18C1-116-UA17-234_000023   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Chief Advisor for the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group Lloyd Musolf sends a memorandum to Coordinator Ruben Austin to discuss the replacement of the Chief Advisor, short-term staff, and extensions for other employees. An MSUG personnel chart is attached.

Author(s): Musolf, Lloyd D.

Item Creation Date: 23 February 2 1961

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 30 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
News brief by Stanley Sheinbaum for the Hanoi News Agency on the visit of Floyd Reeves, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-18B8-116-UA17-234_000014   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

A one-page news brief is written in Hanoi on the visit of MSU advisor Floyd Reeves. The article states that it is Reeves' intention to, "...order Diem directly to intensify the drafting of manpower for plantations and industrial centers to serve U.S. investment..."

Author(s): Sheinbaum, Stanley K.

Item Creation Date: 17 August 8 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Ramparts article, "The university on the make," April 1966
Item Number: 6-20-18B9-116-UA17-234_000015   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 13]

With the help of former MSUG Coordinator Stanley Sheinbaum, Warren Hinckle, Robert Scheer, and Sol write a condemning article on Michigan State University's involvement in Vietnam. They lambast former MSUG Chief Wesley Fishel for being a pawn of both the CIA and the South Vietnamese government,

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Author(s): Hinckle, Warren

Item Creation Date: April 4 1966

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 02 Apr 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Report on the MSU-Vietnam Project by Ralph Smuckler, April, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-18BA-116-UA17-234_000016   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

MSUG research coordinator Ralph Smuckler writes a response to the recent article in Ramparts magazine in which former MSUG Coordinator Stanley Sheinbaum, Warren Hinkle, Robert Scheer, and Sol Stern write a condemning article on Michigan State University's involvement in Vietnam. Smuckler addresses

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Author(s): Smuckler, Ralph

Item Creation Date: April 4 1966

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Statement by John A. Hannah in response to Ramparts magazine, April 22, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-18BB-116-UA17-234_000017   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

Michigan State University President John Hannah writes a response to the recent article in Ramparts magazine in which former MSUG Coordinator Stanley Sheinbaum, Warren Hinkle, Robert Scheer, and Sol Stern write a condemning article on Michigan State University's involvement in Vietnam. Hannah

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Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 22 April 4 1966

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 29 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
The Michigan State University Group: Its Status and Prospects, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-1896-116-UA17-234_000005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

A report is created by Wesley Fishel concerning the status and administration of the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group. Fishel discusses their technical specifications in terms of funding and personnel, as well as their rapport among other American groups in Vietnam. He gives a

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 0 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 27 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
The Michigan State University Group: Its Status and Prospects, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-1898-116-UA17-234_000006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

A second draft of a report is created by Wesley Fishel concerning the status and administration of the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group. Fishel discusses their technical specifications in terms of funding and personnel, as well as their rapport among other American groups in

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 0 1957

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 27 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Vietnam article, "War on Campus: Michigan State", August 1995
Item Number: 6-20-18BC-116-UA17-234_000018   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

With the help of former MSUG Coordinator Stanley Sheinbaum, Warren Hinckle, Robert Scheer, and Sol write a condemning article on Michigan State University's involvement in Vietnam. The article discusses anti-Vietnam War protests on MSU's campus and the extent of MSU's involvement in Vietnam.

Author(s): Unsworth, Michael E.

Item Creation Date: August 8 1995

Collection: Ralph H. Smuckler Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 29 Jan 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]