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Letter from Wesley Fishel to Ngo Dinh Diem, December 30, 1958

Item Number: 6-20-2-116-UA17.95_000001v2
Number of Pages
Digital Object Type
University Archives & Historical Collections
Fishel, Wesley R.
Original Repository
Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections Wesley R. Fishel Papers (UA 17.95) Box 1184, Folder 33
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MSU grant exchange. The original item# we assigned was replaced to match the PDF filename on 25APR2016. Original Item# UA17951184336202 is retained for reference in Coll/Bx/Fldr/Doc fields.
Physical Location
Box 1184, Folder 33; Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections


  • Existence: 30 December 12 1958
  • Existence: Majority of material found within 30 December 12 1958

General Note / OCR

Wesley Fishel writes to Ngo Dinh Diem on December 30, 1958 to advise Diem the types of assistance he should request from the Ford Foundation. Fishel lists the possible fields of interest for assistance: the University of Saigon, programs of teacher-training, long-range economic plans, experimental agriculture, training for managers, a community development program, and educational reform. Fishel also expresses concern over issues with the intelligentsia and villages, and provides Diem with historical models of effective governance.

Pub Credit Line
6-20-2-116-UA17.95_000001v2, Wesley R. Fishel Papers, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 12 Nov 2012 [Updated: 13 Jan 2016]