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Charter of The Republic of Vietnam, 17 August 1964
Item Number: 6-20-100-116-UA17-95_000283   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

This document is the Charter of the Republic of Vietnam of August 1964.

Item Creation Date: 17 August 8 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 15 Mar 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Constitution of the Republic of Vietnam, 1 April 1967
Item Number: 6-20-101-116-UA17-95_000284   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 16]

This document contains the English translation of the Constitution of the Republic of Vietnam from April of 1967, as published in the Vietnam Newsletter, the official organ of the office of the Permanent Observer of the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): The Office of the Permanent Observer of the Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 01 April 4 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 15 Mar 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Participant Follow-up Data
Item Number: 6-20-11E-116-UA17-95_000308   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

List of Vietnamese participants in MSUG-supported study or work opportunities in the United States. The list gives the occupation of the person before beginning the project, their position obtained 6 months after their return to Vietnam, and the position they held at the most recent contact. Note

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 0 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 10 Apr 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Detailed map of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, North Vietnam, including provinces
Item Number: 6-20-130-111-UA17-95_000348_Final   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document is a map of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) with provincial designations. The map includes autonomous regions including Viet Bac and Tay Bac.

Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 25 Apr 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Free World Aid to Vietnam, 20 October 1964
Item Number: 6-20-13F-116-UA17-95_000366   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

A summary of foreign aid from all donor nations to the Republic of Vietnam, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country, 1964.

Author(s): Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Item Creation Date: 20 October 10 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 07 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Economic and Social Development
Item Number: 6-20-13B-116-UA17-95_000362   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 48]

Part V of an unspecified report from the early 1960s on Economic and Social Development in the Republic of Vietnam. It focuses heavily on the determinative role of foreign aid in this process.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 07 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Nguyen Tran to the Commissioner of Administration of Saigon, 22 August, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-14B-116-UA17-95_000374   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

In this letter, Nguyen Tran details abuses carried out by a member of the army towards an opposition candidate in the 1967 elections.

Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 22 August 8 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 08 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Tran Van Lam to President Nguyen Van Thieu and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, 8 September, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-14D-116-UA17-95_000375   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Tran Van Lam writes to President Nguyen Van Thieu and the Vice president Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam arguing that the performance of his party, the Union for Progress, in the 1967 elections was artificially reduced.

Author(s): Tran Van Lam

Item Creation Date: 08 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Transcript of a Press Conference with Nguyen Xuan Oanh, circa 1967
Item Number: 6-20-151-116-UA17-95_000377   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This document contains a free and abbreviated translation of a press conference given by Nguyen Xuan Oanh, chair of the "Suu for President National Committee" in the 1967 presidential election.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 09 May 2013[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Manifesto of the "White Elephant" Slate, "Progress Through Unity" Emblem, 9 September 1967
Item Number: 6-20-152-116-UA17-95_000378   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document is a translation of the "White Elephant" Slate manifesto. Their manifesto advances claims of electoral fraud and coercion directed towards the party in the 1967 elections.

Item Creation Date: 09 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Tran Van Lam to Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky, 7 September, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-153-116-UA17-95_000379   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

In this letter, Tran Van Lam, head of the "White Elephant" ticket in the 1967 election, outlines his claims of coercion and fraud against his party to Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky.

Author(s): Tran Van Lam

Item Creation Date: 07 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Tran Van Lam to Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky, 7 September, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-154-116-UA17-95_000380   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

In this letter, Tran Van Lam, member of the "White Elephant" slate in the 1967 presidential election, writes to Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky to outline his claim of vote slicing against his ticket.

Item Creation Date: 07 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Report by Hoang Nhat Tien concerning claims of fraud against "White Elephant" ticket in 1967 presidential elections
Item Number: 6-20-155-116-UA17-95_000381   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

The process server at the court of appeal in Saigon, South Vietnam, Hoanh Nhat Tien writes a report in regards to claims of electoral fraud by Tran Van Lam, head of the "White Elephant" ticket in the 1967 presidential elections.

Author(s): Hoang Nhat Tien

Item Creation Date: 15 September 9 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to Wesley Fishel, 10 June, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-DF-116-UA17-95_000253   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

In this letter to Wesley Fishel, Nguyen Tran relates the situation in Hue in the summer of 1963, much of the information relayed from a conversation with Cao Van Luan. He tells Fishel that corruption in Hue has reached an untenable level, much of it due to the activities of Ngo Dinh Thuc, and that

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Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 10 June 6 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 05 Mar 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Commodity Shipments to Vietnam
Item Number: 6-20-EC-116-UA17-95_000179   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 39]

This document outlines the conditions under which third-party suppliers may sell goods to A.I.D. (Agency for International Development) destined for the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Agency for International Development (A.I.D.)

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 07 Mar 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Federal Register, Volume 32, Number 101, Part II, 25 May 1967
Item Number: 6-20-ED-116-UA17-95_000180   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

This document contains the rules and procedures applicable to all commodity transactions financed by A.I.D.

Author(s): Agency for International Development (A.I.D.)

Item Creation Date: 25 May 5 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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AID Small Business Memo, The Department of State, 25 May 1967
Item Number: 6-20-EE-116-UA17-95_000182   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document contains an amendment to the rules and procedures applicable to commodity transactions financed by A.I.D.

Author(s): The Department of State

Item Creation Date: 25 May 5 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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An Analysis of the Commodity Import Program in Vietnam and Proposals for Change in Administrative Controls, 29 February 1963
Item Number: 6-20-EF-116-UA17-95_000183   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 60]

This document is a report on the Commodity Import Program in Vietnam, specifically about abuses related to the program that are specific to Vietnam, and how to correct these abuses through reforms in management, operations, and regulation.

Author(s): Matt Eytan

Item Creation Date: 29 February 2 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Proposed A.I.D. Regulation 14 for Commodity Shipments to Vietnam, 18 November 1968
Item Number: 6-20-F0-116-UA17-95_000266   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document is a summary of the principles underlying the proposed A.I.D. regulations of commodity shipments to Vietnam.

Author(s): Heilman, John Eytan, Matt

Item Creation Date: 18 November 11 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter to Wesley Fishel, late 1968
Item Number: 6-20-F1-116-UA17-95_000267   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This letter to Wesley Fishel, signed "Jalynne," expresses immense frustration at the political situation in South Vietnam in late 1968, specifically the infighting and corruption.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 08 Mar 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Wesley Fishel to Nguyen Ton Hoan, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-A1-116-UA17-95_000172   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document is an edited letter that Wesley Fishel wrote to Nguyen Ton Hoan in regards to the coup to overthrow the Diem government. This letter also includes some details on global perspectives on Americans involvement in Vietnam.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 0 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 19 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Record of a Conversation between Wesley Fishel and Prime Minster Tran Van Huong, 4 July 1968 and 8 July 1968
Item Number: 6-20-A3-116-UA17-95_000173   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This is a summary description of two separate conversations between Wesley Fishel and Prime Minster Tran Van Huong about Huong's background, cabinet strategies for Saigon, relationship with Thieu [Nguyen Van Thieu] and Ky [Nguyen Cao Ky], and foreign policy with the National Liberation Front.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: July 7 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 21 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Summary List of Recent Actions of Vietnamese Government, National Assembly, and Political Organizations, 18 December 1968
Item Number: 6-20-A4-116-UA17-95_000174   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

This is a summary lists recent actions such as reducing corruption amongst Vietnamese military and civilian officials, strengthening political institutions and the economy, and increased responsibility to develop military and defense capability.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: 18 December 12 1969

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 21 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Policies and Programs of The Vietnamese Government, 7 March 1964
Item Number: 6-20-A5-116-UA17-95_000175   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This is a record of the public statements of policy and programs announced by General Nguyen Khanh, Prime Minister of the Government of Viet-Nam and some of his cabinet members. Topics addressed are reorganization of the government, the Rural Life Hamlet Program, national development, public radio

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Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: 07 March 3 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 21 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Assortment of Newspaper Clippings about Nguyen Khanh from Newsweek, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-A6-116-UA17-95_000176   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This assortment of article clippings from Newsweek address General Nguyen Khanh and recent events such as the coup to overthrow Major General Duong Van Minh, President Lyndon B. Johnh's foreign policy, and debates over neutralization.

Author(s): Newsweek

Item Creation Date: 0 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 21 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Memo about Dang Duc Khoi, 26 December 1967
Item Number: 6-20-A7-116-UA17-95_000177   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document is a memo in regards to Dang Duc Khoi, special assistant to Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky, and his advice to stop anti-American press editorials such as "Cong Chung."

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 26 December 12 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 21 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Letter from Tran Van Lam to Wesley Fishel, 4 January, 1969
Item Number: 6-20-AE-116-UA17-95_000187   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Senator Tran Van Lam asks Wesley R. Fishel for assistance in arranging public relations conferences for Lam's delegation of non-governmental and political party leaders who will visit the United States January 31 to February 2. Biographical information of the delegation members is included.

Author(s): Tran Van Lam

Item Creation Date: 04 January 1 1969

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 21 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Biography of Vietcong Returnee, Phan Mau, undated
Item Number: 6-20-B0-116-UA17-95_000189   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document contains biographical information on a Vietcong returnee, Phan Mau, including activities as a communist (1945-1968) and reasons for defecting.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 21 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Interview with Nguyen Van Phe, Sapper- Special Projects Branch, North Vietnam Affairs, 30 August 1969
Item Number: 6-20-B8-116-UA17-95_000197   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

This document is an interview with Nguyen Van Phe, a communist sapper who defected to the RVN in 1969. In it, he discusses his experiences of fighting as well as more personal aspects of life during wartime.

Author(s): Special Projects Brance, North Vietnam Affairs

Item Creation Date: 30 August 8 1969

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 22 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Biographies of Phan Huy Quat and others, 1965 February 12
Item Number: 6-20-B9-116-UA17-95_000198   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This document contains biographical information on Phan Huy Quat, Dam Sy Hien, Nguyen Van Thieu, Le Van Nghiem, Nguyen Luu Vien, Chung Tan Cang, Tran Van Do, and Nguyen Huu Hung.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 12 February 2 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 22 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Newspaper Articles About the Suicide of Nguyen Tuong Tam, July 1963
Item Number: 6-20-BC-116-UA17-95_000201   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

This document contains an assortment of newspaper articles about the suicide of Nguyen Tuong Tam, one of South Vietnam's most prominent writers and political figures. He committed suicide to protest the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem.

Author(s): The Washington Post The Washington Evening Star Free Press Wire Services Time Magazine

Item Creation Date: July 7 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 22 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Interview with Wesley Fishel and Ambassador Vu Van Thai, Washington D.C., 7 July 1966
Item Number: 6-20-BE-116-UA17-95_000202   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 41]

This document is a transcript of an interview between Wesley Fishel and Ambassador Vu Van Thai. The interview took place in Washington D.C. on July 7, 1966. It concerns corruption in the South Vietnamese administration, land reform issues, education, conscription, elections, the judiciary, and

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley Ambassador Vu Van Thai

Item Creation Date: 07 July 7 1966

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Biography of Vu Van Thai, undated
Item Number: 6-20-BF-116-UA17-95_000232   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document contains biographical information about Vu Van Thai, including educational and professional data. It also includes educational information about his daughter, Georgette Vu Van Thai.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Speech from Vu Van Thai, undated
Item Number: 6-20-C0-116-UA17-95_000234   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This document is a speech by Vu Van Thai to an American audience sometime after 1965. It is a criticism of communism, and it uses the recent death of Tu Chung, editor of the newspaper Chinh Luan, as a prominent example of communist repression of free thought and debate. It criticizes Ngo Dinh

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Author(s): Vu Van Thai

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Draft of "Welcoming a Vietnamese Friend" by The Editorial Board, 13 October 1965
Item Number: 6-20-C1-116-UA17-95_000235   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

This document contains two different drafts of a report titled "Welcoming a Vietnamese Friend" from The Editorial Board (the newspaper in question is unnamed). The report is in regards to the newly appointed Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States, Vu Van Thai. It provides a general

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Author(s): The Editorial Board

Item Creation Date: 13 October 10 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Newspaper Articles about Vu Van Thai, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-C2-116-UA17-95_000236   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

The document contains three newspaper articles concerning Vu Van Thai. One discusses his recommendation that the US government restrain Ngo Dinh Diem, one discusses his view that Soviet power could productively counterbalance Chinese influence in Southeast Asia, and the last discusses a visit that

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Author(s): The Washington Post

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Wesley Fishel to Vu Van Thai, 14 July, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-C3-116-UA17-95_000237   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

In this letter, Wesley Fishel asks Vu Van Thai if the embassy of the Republic of Vietnam in America would consider publishing a summary of South Vietnam's laws as well as brief biographies of the candidates in the upcoming election, for the benefit of the American public.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 14 July 7 1966

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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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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Blueprint for infirmary building, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-C5-111-UA17-95_000160_final   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This photograph is a blueprint for an infirmary. Four completed views of the exterior can be seen, as well as a cut-away image of the buidling's side and a floor plan.

Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: 0 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 28 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Correspondence and Reports: 1956-1960
Item Number: 6-20-CD-116-UA17-95_000204   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 57]

This folder contains miscellaneous materials concerning Vietnamese politics in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It includes a copy of the 1960 constitution of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), newspaper clippings about South Vietnamese officials arrested for corruption, South

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 07 June 6 1960

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Biographical information on Ton That Thien, undated
Item Number: 6-20-D0-116-UA17-95_000238   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document contains biographical information on Ton That Thien.

Author(s): MSUG

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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CV of Ton That Thien, undated
Item Number: 6-20-D1-116-UA17-95_000239   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document is the CV for Ton That Thien. Notes his extensive experience in the world of the press, including as director of Viet Nam Press, his work with Saigon Daily News, and his time as a correspondent for The Economist, Far Eastern Economic Review, Forum World Service and The Asia Magazine,

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Author(s): MSUG

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Statement by The Vietnam Observer to The United Nations, 10 May 1968
Item Number: 6-20-D5-116-UA17-95_000243   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

The Vietnam Observer made a statement to The United Nations regarding relations with North Vietnam. It notes North Vietnam's increased activity in South Vietnam as a result of a bombing curtailment in 1968. It argues that South Vietnam opposes a reduction in bombing, will not negotiate with the

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Author(s): The Vietnam Observer

Item Creation Date: 10 May 5 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Speech by Nguyen Van Thieu to the members of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, 19 June 1968
Item Number: 6-20-D6-116-UA17-95_000244   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 15]

This is a speech given by Nguyen Van Thieu to the members of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam on armed forces day, June 19, 1968. Its main themes are the defeat of communism, the construction of a democracy, and social reforms.

Author(s): Nguyen Van Thieu

Item Creation Date: 19 June 6 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Biography of Nguyen Van Thieu, Undated
Item Number: 6-20-D8-116-UA17-95_000246   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

This document contains biographical information about Nguyen Van Thieu at the moment of his election as president in 1968.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Press Interview of President Nguyen Van Thieu, Saigon, Vietnam, 25 March 1969
Item Number: 6-20-DA-116-UA17-95_000248   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

The document contains a transcript of a press interview with President Nguyen Van Thieu. It focuses on ongoing diplomatic initiatives between the USA, the RVN, the DRV, and the NLF.

Author(s): Nguyen Van Thieu

Item Creation Date: 25 March 3 1969

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Le Huu Tu and Pham Ngoc Chi to Whom it may Concern, 15 August, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-DB-116-UA17-95_000249   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

In this letter, Le Huu Tu and Pham Ngoc Chi outline Nguyen Tran's career and argue that he should play a major role in the effort to understand and resolve the situation in South Vietnam.

Author(s): Le Huu Tu Pham Ngoc Chi

Item Creation Date: 15 August 8 1962

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to President John F. Kennedy, 5 January, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-DC-116-UA17-95_000250   (Click For More Item Information)
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In this letter to President John F. Kennedy, Nguyen Tran argues that the course of action followed by the Diem government is doomed to failure. He claims to have a comprehensive military and political plan that he hopes to present to the president in person at a later date.

Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 05 January 1 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to unspecified US Senator, 18 May, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-DD-116-UA17-95_000251   (Click For More Item Information)
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In this letter, Nguyen Tran writes to an American Senator to criticize the military approach taken by the Ngo Dinh Diem government. He argues that the United States should threaten to cut off aid unless the Diem regime adopts a new approach that Nguyen Tran feels will turn the tide of the conflict

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Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 18 May 5 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to Wesley Fishel, 19 June, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-DE-116-UA17-95_000252   (Click For More Item Information)
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In this letter to Wesley Fishel, Nguyen Tran writes that the conflict between Buddhists and the Ngo Dinh Diem government has reached a critical stage. He argues that it is an opportune time to replace the Diem government with one that can ease tensions with the Buddhists and fight a better war

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Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 19 June 6 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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