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Counterinsurgency: Brief Description Activities, February 19, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A45-116-UA17-95_001632   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 13]

A 1965 United States Operations Mission (USOM) document, summarizing counterinsurgency activities of the Office of Provincial Operations. Areas of focus include resettlement/relocation of refugees, hamlet self-help programs, provincial development, the Chien Hoi program, support for para-military

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 19 February 2 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 04 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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USOM Information Brief, Tay Ninh province, November 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A4D-116-UA17-95_001640   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 36]

Provincial Representative Edmundo Navarro provides the introduction for a United States Operations Mission (USOM) paper on the Tay Ninh province of Vietnam. This information brief provides essential information on the province, summarizing its history, culture and background. Lists of self-help

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Author(s): Navarro, Edmundo G.

Item Creation Date: 30 November 11 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 05 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Letters between Ton That Thien and Wesley Fishel, 8 November, 1965, and 23 November, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-56-116-UA17-95_000085   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

These are letters between Ton That Thien and Wesley R. Fishel regarding the United States involvement in Vietnam. Ton That Thien expresses his dissatisfaction of United States involvement in Vietnam and the Diem government.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley Ton That Thien

Item Creation Date: November 11 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Bui Van Thinh to Wesley Fishel, 22 July, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-57-116-UA17-95_000086   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Bui Van Thinh explains his travels and time in Saigon to form a constructive political doctrine. Bui Van Thinh explains his call to govern and the possibility of stability under his authority.

Author(s): Bui Van Thinh

Item Creation Date: 20 July 7 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Bui Van Thinh to Wesley Fishel, 22 July, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-58-116-UA17-95_000087   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Bui Van Thinh explains his travels and time in Saigon to form a constructive political doctrine. Bui Van Thinh explains his call to govern and the possibility of stability under his authority. This letter is French copy of UA17-95_000086.pdf.

Author(s): Bui Van Thinh

Item Creation Date: 20 July 7 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Wesley Fishel to Douglas S. Paauw and letter from Michael Lindsay to Wesley Fishel, June 1965
Item Number: 6-20-59-116-UA17-95_000088   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Fishel explains that he will send a letter to the New York Times responding to the numerous letters and advertisements protesting United States policy in Vietnam published there. Wesley Fishel asks Professor Douglas S. Paauw from Yale University to sign a letter as one of the Southeast Asia

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley Michael Lindsay

Item Creation Date: June 6 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Revised Draft on Teach-Ins and U.S Policy in Vietnam, 21 May 1965
Item Number: 6-20-5A-116-UA17-95_000089   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

The following document is from Wesley R. Fishel's collection. The document explains how the teach-ins have produced more misunderstanding and protest against American policy in Vietnam. The document concludes by addressing the President.

Item Creation Date: 21 May 5 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Quentin R. Verdier to Wesley R. Fishel, 26 March, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-5B-116-UA17-95_000090   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

The acting chief for the public administration division of the American Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, Quentin R. Verdier discusses the U.S training projects with attitudinal objectives for Vietnamese provincial and local officials.

Author(s): Verdier, Quentin R

Item Creation Date: 26 March 3 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Giao Su Nguyen Huu Chi to Wesley R. Fishel and Dr. Fox, 27 February, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-5C-116-UA17-95_000091   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Giao Su Nguyen Huu Chi explains the current situation in Saigon including attacks in North Vietnam, a coup d'etat, Buddhist movement, and the limited press access. Chi also describes his experiences teaching sociology at the NIA.

Author(s): Giao Su Nguyen Huu Chi

Item Creation Date: 27 February 2 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from the secretary of Richard Nixon to Wesley Fishel, 8 April, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-5D-116-UA17-95_000092   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

The secretary of Richard Nixon, Rose Mary Woods includes a copy of the summary of Nixon's statements at a recent meeting of the Republican Congressional 87th, 88th, and 89th Clubs. The statement titled "The Choice in Vietnam" addresses the opposition to American policy in Vietnam such as

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Author(s): Nixon, Richard Woods, Rose Mary

Item Creation Date: 08 April 4 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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A letter from Wesley R. Fishel to Phan Huy Quat, 15 April, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-5E-116-UA17-95_000093   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Wesley R. Fishel reiterates to Prime Minster of the Republic of Vietnam Phan Huy Quat the message of a lost letter on the possibility of Vice President Hubert Humphrey's visit to South Vietnam. Fishel emphasizes that Vietnam appoint more ambassadors to send to American as representatives of the

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 15 April 4 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Information Memorandum for the Administrator, 4 June 1965
Item Number: 6-20-5F-116-UA17-95_000094   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document is from the collection of Wesley R. Fishel. The document explains an internship for twenty graduate students to spend time in Vietnamese hamlets and the countryside to explain the involvement of America in Vietnamese welfare and assist voluntary relief organizations.

Item Creation Date: 04 June 6 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from William B. Dunn to Wesley Fishel, 29 April, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-60-116-UA17-95_000095   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

William B. Dunn explains his doubts over the "teach-ins" regarding American policy in Vietnam and the criticism of the President. Dunn reiterates that America should not negotiate a surrender in Vietnam.

Author(s): Dunn, William B

Item Creation Date: 29 April 4 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from John A. Armstrong to Robert A. Mang, 7 December, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-61-116-UA17-95_000096   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

John A. Armstrong responds to Wesley Fishel's letter sent to specialists of Vietnam. Armstrong suggests for the letter some arguments on American foreign policy on "massive retaliation" and Communist tactics. A copy of this letter was sent to Wesley R. Fishel for his expertise on the

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Author(s): Armstrong, John A

Item Creation Date: 07 December 12 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Aaron Levenstein to Wesley Fishel, 10 August, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-71-116-UA17-95_000112   (Click For More Item Information)
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Aaron Levenstein explains the existing labor programs, labor unions, and Confederation Vietnamienne du Travail (CVT) organization in Vietnam and their problems. Levenstein also mentions the "participant program" to go to the United States to examine labor function.

Author(s): Levenstein, Aaron

Item Creation Date: 10 August 8 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 31 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Aaron Levenstein to Wesley Fishel, 11 August, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-72-116-UA17-95_000113   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Aaron Levenstein comments on the industries in Gia Dinh, the Vietnam Employers Association, the Textile workers union, and the organization of various businesses in regards to credit unions, benefits, welfare funds, and bonus points.

Author(s): Levenstein, Aaron

Item Creation Date: 11 August 8 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 31 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Aaron Levenstein to Wesley Fishel, 12 August, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-73-116-UA17-95_000114   (Click For More Item Information)
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Aaron Levenstein describes the Confederation Vietnamienne Generale du Travail (CVT) and other labor associations such as the Professionnels des Travailleurs de Vietnam (ADIPTV) and Vietnamienne du Travail Christien (CVTC). Levenstein explains how the CVT consisted of commerce and industry,

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Author(s): Levenstein, Aaron

Item Creation Date: 12 August 8 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 31 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Aaron Levenstein to Wesley Fishel, 13 August, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-74-116-UA17-95_000115   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Aaron Levenstein describes his travels with David Wiley of the BBC and Keith Spinner his cameraman to Cai Be village, a refugee center. Levenstein describes the reports on the refugee center, housing problems, and threat of the Viet Cong. The letter includes additional notes on bombing tactics of

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Author(s): Levenstein, Aaron

Item Creation Date: 13 August 8 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 31 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Aaron Levenstein to Wesley Fishel, 22 August, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-75-116-UA17-95_000116   (Click For More Item Information)
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Aaron Levenstein discusses USOM in Vietnam, Col. Samuel Wilson, and the American graduate student conference and USOM program. Levenstein also summarizes Col. Wilson's discussion points on developing the government of South Vietnam and the political threat of the Viet Cong. Levenstein also reports

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Author(s): Levenstein, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 20 August 8 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 31 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Aaron Levenstein to Wesley Fishel, August, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-76-116-UA17-95_000117   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

Aaron Levenstein recounts his plane trip to Hue by way of Air America (formerly Ari Cat or China Air Travel). Levenstein describes the Vietnamese landscape, recent battles, and his conversation with Dr. Ngueyn-Dinh-Hoan on the effect of the war on the University of Hue. Levenstein also recalls the

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Author(s): Levenstein, Aaron

Item Creation Date: August 8 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 31 Jan 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Market building blueprint, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-C4-111-UA17-95_000157_final   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This photograph is of a blueprint for an MSU sponsored market building project in Tay Ninh province.

Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: 0 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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