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Welcome to Saigon, circa 1955

Item Number: 6-20-1A89-116-UA17-95_001696
Number of Pages
Digital Object Type
MSU Archives and Historical Collections
American Women's Association of Saigon
Original Repository
Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections Wesley R. Fishel Papers (UA 17.95) Box 1236, Folder 38
Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this item. Commercial use or distribution of this digital object is not permitted without written permission of the Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections.
MSU grant exchange. The original item# we assigned was replaced to match the PDF filename on 25APR2016. Original Item# UA17951236386201A89 is retained for reference in Coll/Bx/Fldr/Doc fields.
Physical Location
Box 1236, Folder 38; Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections


  • Existence: 0 1955
  • Existence: Majority of material found within 0 1955

General Note / OCR

A periodical published by the American Women's Association of Saigon (AWAS), this guide provided women who were intending to move to South Vietnam with useful information. The guide is broken up into four sections: Section I is an introduction to AWAS, lifestyle in Saigon, language, customs, and so on; Section II is a directory of embassies and government agencies, and provides addresses for dressmakers, tailors, embroidery, etc.; Section III has address information for entertainment venues; Section IV provides a brief financial report, and gives useful information on fund raising, household loans of essential domestic goods, glass rentals for cocktail parties, committees on welfare, sewing, refugees, and others.

Pub Credit Line
6-20-1A89-116-UA17-95_001696, Wesley R. Fishel Papers, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

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