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Letter from A.A. Lacognata to John A. Hannah, April 20, 1966

Item Number: 6-20-198F-116-UA2-1-12_000247
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Digital Object Type
MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Lacognata, A.A.
Original Repository
Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections John A. Hannah Papers (UA2.1.12) Box 55, Folder 50
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Physical Location
Box 55, Folder 50; Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections


  • Existence: 20 April 1966
  • Existence: Majority of material found within 20 April 1966

General Note / OCR

A.A. Lacognata, a doctoral graduate of MSU living in Gotham, ME, writes to MSU President Hannah in protest of an April 17 New York Times article which reported that the university worked with the CIA from 1959 to 1962. Ã Lacognata refers to the alleged connection as "intellectual prostitution", and asks that his name be removed from the MSU alumni mailing list. Ã Hannah, in an April 25 letter of reply, informs Lacognata that his name has been removed from the list, but includes a copy of his April 22 official statement regarding the MSU project in Vietnam, on the off-chance that Lacognata should be interested in reading it.

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Pub Credit Line
6-20-198F-116-UA2-1-12_000247, John A. Hannah Papers, The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 10 Mar 2015 [Updated: 02 May 2016]