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Recommendations Concerning The Department Of Interior, The Regions and Provinces, 14 January, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-82-116-UA17-95_000125   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 42]

Based on field studies of regional and provincial organizations, this report outlines ten administrative proposals such as the establishment of an area administration, the election process of the area council, the revision of police functions, and the responsibilities of the Vietnamese Bureau of

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Author(s): Mode, Walter W.

Item Creation Date: 14 January 1 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 06 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Highlands Resettlement Report & Recommendations
Item Number: 6-20-114-116-UA17-95_000291   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

A report exploring the potential for population resettlement in the highlands of Vietnam. The report concludes that the region holds significant potential for resettlement but that and such project will require significant investment of time and resources.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 0 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 25 Mar 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Field Administration Record of a Meeting With president Ngo Dinh Diem, 25 August, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-112-116-UA17-95_000289   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

A report about a meeting between President Ngo Dinh Diem and the leaders of the MSUG. The meeting covered the security problem in Saigon and its effects on both the military and civilians, as well as ongoing projects in agrarian reform, public works, and finances.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 25 August 8 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 22 Mar 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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French Map of South Vietnam, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-132-111-UA17-95_000351_Final   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document is a 1956 map in French of the various provinces of the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Service du Cadastre du Sud-Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 0 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 25 Apr 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Agricultural Administration in Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Comparative Study May-June, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-137-116-UA17-95_000326   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 28]

A comparative study undertaken by the MSUG and the Republic of Vietnam's Department of Agriculture. This study compares agricultural administration in Japan and Taiwan to the administration in the Republic of Vietnam in order to study what these nations are doing to improve overall agricultural

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Author(s): Walter Mode M.A. Sanderson Nguyen Quan Chau Tam Nguyen Manh Tu

Item Creation Date: 22 May 5 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 06 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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The Geneva Agreements and Peace Prospects in Vietnam by Ton That Thien, May 1956
Item Number: 6-20-D2-116-UA17-95_000240   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 13]

This document contains an article written by Ton That Thien in May of 1956. The article is titled, "The Geneva Agreements and Peace Prospects in Vietnam".

Author(s): Ton That Thien

Item Creation Date: May 5 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 04 Mar 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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New Boundaries and Names of Provinces in South Vietnam, 23 October 1956
Item Number: 6-20-18B-116-UA17-95_000425   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document is a press release announcing the new boundaries and names of provinces in South Vietnam as stated in Decree 143-NV.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: 23 October 10 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 16 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Statement of Mr. Leland Barrows, Director, USOM to Vietnam Before the Committee on Foreign Aid, June 14, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1A29-116-UA17-95_001606   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 45]

Leland Barrows, Director of the United States Operations Mission (USOM) to Vietnam speaks to the National Committee for Foreign Aid to review U.S. economic and technical assistance to Vietnam. Barrows highlights aid provided during fiscal years 1954 and 1955, and makes suggestions for large-scale

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Author(s): Barrows, Leland

Item Creation Date: 14 June 6 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 27 Apr 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Speech Given by Mr. Leland Barrows, Director, USOM to Vietnam to the Vietnamese-American Association, October 9, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1A2C-116-UA17-95_001607   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 19]

A transcript of a speech given by Leland Barrows, Director of the USOM to Vietnam, to the Vietnamese-American Association. The Director discusses how American aid helped directly provide support for Vietnamese military, refugee resettlement, technical support, and support for economic and social

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Author(s): Barrows, Leland

Item Creation Date: 09 October 10 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Apr 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Medical Education in Vietnam: A Study With Recommendations, July/August 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1A31-116-UA17-95_001612   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 63]

A preliminary draft of a study on health problems and needed medical assistance in Vietnam. The study was completed by two medical educators who served as consultants to the Ministry of Education, and to Vietnam's National University. The consultants made recommendations in the hopes of providing

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Author(s): Horning, Benjamin

Item Creation Date: 0 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Apr 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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What Can a Man Do? (ÃÂaÃâu là con Ãâðá»Âng tranh Ãâấu?), circa 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1A32-116-UA17-95_001613   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 94]

A booklet published in Vietnamese by the United States Operations Mission (USOM) in Saigon. This pictorial essay shows the struggles faced by the people of South Vietnam, and the advances they have made through aid from other countries. Pictures include President Ngo Dinh Diem, people farming,

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Author(s): Goodfriend, Arthur Miller, Anne Reese, Dixie

Item Creation Date: 0 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 29 Apr 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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What Can a Man Do?, English translation, circa 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1A33-116-UA17-95_001614   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 15]

A document created by the United States Operations Mission (USOM) to Vietnam, containing the page-for-page English translation for the Vietnamese booklet "What Can a Man Do?". The original booklet in Vietnamese can be found here:

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Author(s): Goodfriend, Arthur Miller, Anne Reese, Dixie

Item Creation Date: 0 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 29 Apr 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Note on the Fixing of Priorities in the Establishment of American Aid Program, circa 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1A67-116-UA17-95_001662   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

Vu Van Thai, South Vietnam's ambassador to the U.S., writes about the current economic situation, a lack of balance between production and consumption, a deficit in the trade balance, currency exchange rate, and other issues plaguing pre-war South Vietnam. One solution Thai suggests is a study of

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Author(s): Thai, Vu Van

Item Creation Date: 0 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 11 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Translation of Land Transfer Ordinance (Ordinance No. 57 of October 22, 1956), November 5, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1A95-116-UA17-95_001708   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

An English translation airgram of a Vietnamese document on agrarian reform. This land transfer ordinance suggests provisions for extended repayment period to the Government of Vietnam for land, the consideration of inflation with regards to compensation for land transfer, and providing clearer

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Author(s): United States Operations Mission, Saigon

Item Creation Date: 05 November 11 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 15 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Address by Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu: The Vietnamese Woman in the Course of History, 29 October 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1B6-116-UA17-95_000464   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 14]

This document contains a speech by Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu before the International Women's Association presented at the Independence Palace. The topic of the speech is regarding the role women have played in history. It privileges women's roles within Vietnam.

Author(s): Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu

Item Creation Date: 29 October 10 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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President Ngo Dinh Diem's Political Philosophy, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1B7-116-UA17-95_000465   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 18]

This document contains a pamphlet that outlines the political philosophies of President Ngo Dinh Diem.

Author(s): The Review Horizons

Item Creation Date: 0 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Major Policy Speeches by President Ngo Dinh Diem, November 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1B8-116-UA17-95_000466   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 43]

This document contains a a pamphlet that contains a collection of transcripts of major speeches that President Ngo Dinh Diem had made as of November 1956.

Author(s): Ngo Dinh Diem

Item Creation Date: November 11 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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The Movement of National Revolution in Vietnam, Phuong-Trao Cach-Wang Quoc-Gia, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1B9-116-UA17-95_000467   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This is a report outlining the history of the movement known as the Phuong-Trao Cach-Wang Quoc-Gia, or the "Movement of National Revolution" as the report notes is the English translation. P.D.T. is the author, but it is unclear at this time what those initial stand for. The report

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Author(s): P. D. T.

Item Creation Date: 0 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Interview between Jack E. Ryan and Phan Van Son, 23 April 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1BD-116-UA17-95_000471   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Jack E. Ryan of the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group interviewed the Chief of the Vietnamese Bureau of Investigation Commissary. This interview covers the Tanan Province in South Vietnam, now known as the Long An Province.

Author(s): Phan Van Son Ryan, Jack E

Item Creation Date: 23 April 4 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 24 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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A letter from Walter Mode to Marvin Murphy, 26 November, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1C7-116-UA17-95_000480   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Walter Mode from the Field Administration Division writes to a Budget Specialist, Marvin Murphy. The letter is in regards to a memo that Marvin Murphy had previously wrote, concerning budget issues with funding food for the prison of Mytho Province.

Author(s): Mode, Walter

Item Creation Date: 26 November 11 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Conference with Messrs Vu Tien Huan and Ng Van Hoi of the presidency, 19 July 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1CA-116-UA17-95_000483   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document contains information in regards to a conference held with Messrs and Ng Van Hoi of the Presidency in regards to the support of Michigan State University.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 19 July 7 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Short Biography of President Ngo Dinh Diem, Circa 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1D2-116-UA17-95_000491   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document contains biographical information of President Ngo Dinh Diem as of October 1956. Background information, achievements, and principle events since Diem took office are included.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: 0 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 29 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Vu Quoc Thong to Wesley Fishel, 20 July, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1DE-116-UA17-95_001005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Vu Quoc Thong writes to Wesley Fishel in regards to the Michigan State University Vietnam Program. A hand written English version of the letter is followed by the typed Vietnamese version of the letter.

Author(s): Vu Quoc Thong

Item Creation Date: 20 July 7 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 30 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Interview between Michigan State University Representatives and Ho Bac Thanh, 25 July, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-1E0-116-UA17-95_001008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document contains a transcript of an interview between several Michigan State University representatives and the Province Chief of My Tho, Ho Hac Thanh.

Author(s): Mode Weidner Fosler Xuan

Item Creation Date: 25 July 7 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 30 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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The history of the Vietnamese Woman through the Years Conference held by Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu at the Independence Palace, 30 October 1956
Item Number: 6-20-211-116-UA17-95_001045   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

The Vietnam Press provides direct quotes from madame Ngo Dinh Nhu at the conference, as well as commentary.

Author(s): Vietnam Press

Item Creation Date: 30 October 10 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 04 Jun 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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