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Factual Misstatements in the Ramparts Article of April 1966: Memorandum for the Record by Ralph Smuckler

Item Number: 6-20-1971-116-UA2-1-12_000218
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Digital Object Type
MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Smuckler, Ralph H.
Original Repository
Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections John A. Hannah Papers (UA2.1.12) Box 55, Folder 49
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MSU grant exchange. The original item# we assigned was replaced to match the PDF filename on 25APR2016. Original Item# UA211255496201971 is retained for reference in Coll/Bx/Fldr/Doc fields.
Physical Location
Box 55, Folder 49; Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections


  • Existence: 1966
  • Existence: Majority of material found within 1966

General Note / OCR

Ralph Smuckler, Dean of International Programs, writes a memorandum on 53 factual inaccuracies in the April 1966 Ramparts magazine article that claimed the Michigan State University Group (MSUG), which provided technical assistance in Vietnam from 1955-1962, was a front for a covert CIA operation. Ã Smuckler provides a disclaimer that the memorandum is not meant to cover distortions, but rather to indicate innacuracy of fact.

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Pub Credit Line
6-20-1971-116-UA2-1-12_000218, John A. Hannah Papers, The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 09 Mar 2015 [Updated: 02 May 2016]