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Letter from Gaylord Yost to John A. Hannah, April 26, 1966

Item Number: 6-20-1975-116-UA2-1-12_000222
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Digital Object Type
MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Yost, Gaylord
Original Repository
Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections John A. Hannah Papers (UA2.1.12) Box 55, Folder 49
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Physical Location
Box 55, Folder 49; Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections


  • Existence: 26 April 1966
  • Existence: Majority of material found within 26 April 1966

General Note / OCR

Gaylord Yost, a Michigan State University (MSU) alumni from Cadillac, MI, writes to MSU President Hannah in protest. Ã Yost refers to MSU as an "espionage tool of the Central Intelligence Agency", and expresses his displeasure in the thought that the university showed poor judgment with its involvement in Vietnam, adding that he will not donate to the institution for some time. Ã Hannah replies in an April 29 letter, enclosing a copy of his official April 22 statement to the press, and expressing his hopes that Yost will reconsider his stance on the university's record.

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Pub Credit Line
6-20-1975-116-UA2-1-12_000222, John A. Hannah Papers, The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University

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