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Correspondence 1955
Item Number: 6-20-CE-116-UA17-95_000203   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 15]

This folder contains correspondence between Michigan State Advisory Group members (including Wesley Fishel, Edward Weidner, Walter Mode and Charles Killingsworth), as well as documents about or letters from Vietnamese figures (including Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Nguyen Thai, Tran Long, Tu Bo Chuong).

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 12 October 10 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Report On The Organization Of The Department Of Education, June 30, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-CF-116-UA17-95_000238   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 36]

A report that outlines Vietnam's educational system, problems within the educational system, and the MSUG's proposed solutions to those problems.

Author(s): MSUG

Item Creation Date: 30 June 6 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Wesley R. Fishel to M. Vo van Hai, 13 June, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-D-116-UA17-95_000012   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Wesley Fishel writes a letter to M. Vo van Hai concerning Lewis Zimmerman and his interest in obtaining proper hunting permits for Vietnam.

Author(s): Fishel, Lewis R.

Item Creation Date: 13 June 6 1958

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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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

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Suggestions to Foreign-Returned Students by Ton That Thien, Undated
Item Number: 6-20-D3-116-UA17-95_000241   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This is a brief note of advice that Ton That Thien wrote to foreign-returned students. It contains advice on how to behave while a student abroad, as well as what to expect upon returning to Vietnam.

Author(s): Ton That Thien

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Mémoire sur le Problème des Etudiants a l'étranger by Ton That Thien, Undated
Item Number: 6-20-D4-116-UA17-95_000242   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This is a memorandum that Ton That Thien wrote regarding the role of foreign students in national life and government. It argues that study abroad should be more centralized and more closely related to the needs of the national government.

Author(s): Ton That Thien

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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Interview between Oriana Fallaci and Nguyen Van Thieu, 30 December 1972
Item Number: 6-20-D7-116-UA17-95_000245   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

This is a transcript of an interview by Oriana Fallaci of Nguyen Van Thieu. This interview took place in the morning of Saturday, December 30, 1972 at the presidential palace in Saigon. The interview was printed over a month later in The New Republic on January 10, 1973. The interview focuses on

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Author(s): Fallaci, Oriana Nguyen Van Thieu The New Republic Rizzoli Press Service- L'Europeo

Item Creation Date: 30 December 12 1972

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

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Article about Nguyen Van Thieu from the Far Eastern Economic Review, 10 October 1970
Item Number: 6-20-D9-116-UA17-95_000247   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document is an article from the Far Eastern Economic Review. The article focuses on diplomatic initiatives in Paris focused on ending the Second Indochina War.

Author(s): The Far Eastern Economic Review Ton That Thien

Item Creation Date: 10 October 10 1970

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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[Number of Pages: 3]

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

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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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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[Number of Pages: 2]

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

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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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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[Number of Pages: 2]

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

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Charles Sloane to Wesley R. Fishel, 28 June, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-E-116-UA17-95_000013   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Charles Sloane's letter to Wesley Fishel is a response to a memo that Fishel had previously sent to Sloane. The letter is in regards to Lewis Zimmerman and information to help him hunt smoothly in Vietnam.

Author(s): Sloane, Charles

Item Creation Date: 28 June 6 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to John Mc Cone, 1 June, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-E0-116-UA17-95_000254   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

In this letter to the director of the C.I.A, John Mc Cone, Nguyen Tran criticizes the military approach of the Ngo Dinh Diem regime and recommends full suspension of American aid in order to lead Diem towards what he feels to be a more productive set of policies.

Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 01 June 6 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to President Ngo Dinh Diem, 15 April, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-E1-116-UA17-95_000255   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

In this letter to President Ngo Dinh Diem from March 27, 1958, Nguyen Tran criticizes the regime's current approach to the rural insurgency and recommends a new approach based on espionage, counter-espionage, and indirect measures. He bases his recommendations on his experiences as a provincial

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Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 15 April 4 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Nguyen Tran to Henderson Stockton, 6 May, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-E2-116-UA17-95_000256   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 13]

In this letter to Henderson Stockton, Nguyen Tran argues that many of the failed strategies that characterized the Ngo Dinh Diem regime's approach to rural insurgency have been continued by Diem's successor, Nguyen Khanh. He fears that Khanh's policies will lead to a greater militarization of the

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Author(s): Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: 06 May 5 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Situation in Vietnam, 7 June 1963
Item Number: 6-20-E4-116-UA17-95_000258   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document concerns the political situation in Vietnam in the summer of 1963, specifically the details of Nguyen Tran's plan to either gain more power within the Ngo Dinh Diem regime or to overthrow the regime. The document's author is unknown.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: 07 June 6 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Conversation between Wesley Fishel and Nguyen Tran, June 6 and 7, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-E5-116-UA17-95_000259   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

This document contains a summary of two conversations that Wesley Fishel had with Nguyen Tran in June 1963. The conversations focused on Nguyen Tran's involvement in planning a coup against the Ngo Dinh Diem government, as well as his role in a post-coup government. Nguyen Tran's purpose in

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley Nguyen Tran

Item Creation Date: June 6 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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South Vietnam Budget Recommendations Report, Ngo Dinh Diem, 1955
Item Number: 6-20-E6-116-UA17-95_000260   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 63]

This document contains the unofficial English translation of South Vietnam's 1955 budget recommendations report. The original document, written in French, follows the English translation.

Author(s): Ngo Dinh Diem

Item Creation Date: 21 January 1 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Program on Improving the Vietnamese Budget, Wesley Fishel and Frank M. Landers, 2 July 1956
Item Number: 6-20-E7-116-UA17-95_000261   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document is a report by the MSUG chief advisor, Wesley Fishel, and a consultant, Frank M. Landers, about how to improve the Vietnamese national budget. Its primary recommendations involve better training, organization, and oversight.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley Landers, Frank M

Item Creation Date: 02 July 7 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Budgetary and Financial Administration Lecture XXIII, 21 November 1956
Item Number: 6-20-E8-116-UA17-95_000262   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This document is a summary of a lecture on budgetary and financial administration. The focus of the lecture was to establish a timetable for the preparation of an annual national budget for the Republic of Vietnam.

Item Creation Date: 21 November 11 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum from Edward G. Lansdale to Wesley Fishel, 6 September 1955
Item Number: 6-20-EB-116-UA17-95_000265   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 13]

In this memorandum to Wesley Fishel, Edward Lansdale described the background, objectives, organization, method of work, selection, training, and proposed budget for civic action, a program aimed at dislodging the influence of the Viet Minh from the South Vietnamese countryside in the earliest

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Author(s): Lansdale, Edward G

Item Creation Date: 06 September 9 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Provisional Charter of the Republic of Vietnam, 20 October 1964
Item Number: 6-20-F8-116-UA17-95_000273   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This document is the provisional charter for the Republic of Vietnam from 1964.

Item Creation Date: 20 October 10 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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The Constitution of the Republic of Vietnam (undated)
Item Number: 6-20-F9-116-UA17-95_000274   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 38]

This document is the unofficial American Embassy translation of the constitution of the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Republic of Vietnam

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Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Constituent Assembly Law of Vietnam, circa 1956
Item Number: 6-20-FA-116-UA17-95_000275   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

This document is the unofficial American embassy translation of the Constituent Assembly law of Vietnam.

Author(s): Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Constituent Assembly Election Law of Vietnam, April 1966
Item Number: 6-20-FB-116-UA17-95_000278   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

This document is an unofficial translation of the April 1966 Constituent Assembly Election Law of the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Draft Constitution of Vietnam, 7 July 1956
Item Number: 6-20-FC-116-UA17-95_000279   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

This document is a draft of the 1956 constitution of the Republic of Vietnam as printed in the Times of Vietnam. It includes comments from J.A.C. Grant, an American advisor to the South Vietnamese government.

Author(s): Republic of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 07 July 7 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from J. A. C. Grant to Wesley Fishel, 11 March, 1957
Item Number: 6-20-FD-116-UA17-95_000280   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

J. A. C. Grant, dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California-Berkeley, writes to Wesley Fishel about the Vietnamese Constitution. Grant seemingly served as an outside advisor to the MSUG on this issue.

Author(s): Grant, J. A. C.

Item Creation Date: 11 March 3 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from J. A. C. Grant to President Ngo Dinh Diem, 19 November, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-FE-116-UA17-95_000281   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

J. A. C. Grant wrote to President Ngo Dinh Diem to congratulate him on the promulgation of the 1956 constitution of the Republic of Vietnam

Author(s): Grant, J. A. C.

Item Creation Date: 19 November 11 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Le Projet de Constitution, comments by J.A.C. Grant, 24 July 1956
Item Number: 6-20-FF-116-UA17-95_000282   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 16]

This document is an extended commentary on the 1956 South Vietnamese constitution by J.A.C. Grant, a dean at the University of California-Berkeley and an advisor to the constitutional drafting committee. A French version follows the original English version.

Author(s): Grant, J.A.C.

Item Creation Date: 24 July 7 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Embassy of Vietnam News Release, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-177-116-UA17-95_000406   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This 1961 Embassy of Vietnam news release announces the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Economic Relations between the Republic of Vietnam and the United Stated of America.

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 0 1961

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam: Information Office, Fact Sheet, 28 January 1974
Item Number: 6-20-175-116-UA17-95_000404   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This fact sheet asserts the sovereignty of the Republic of Vietnam over the Archipelago of Hoang Sa (Paracels).

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 28 January 1 1974

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Embassy of the Republic of Vietnam: Information Office, Fact Sheet, 19 March 1974
Item Number: 6-20-176-116-UA17-95_000405   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

This fact sheet addresses the impasse in negotiations between the Republic of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front since the 1973 Paris Peace Agreement.

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 19 March 3 1974

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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USOM Information Brief, Binh Long province, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-184-116-UA17-95_000418   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 22]

This document is a United States Operations Mission overview of Binh Long province. It includes historical, administrative, and economic information.

Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: 0 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Nice Looking Appearance, Empty Stomach, Tan Dan, 31 March 1958
Item Number: 6-20-182-116-UA17-95_000416   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

An editorial in the newspaper Tan Dan regarding a governmental program to take tables outside of cafes, vender booths, and various other street attractions away in order to make the streets of Saigon less congested.

Author(s): Tan Dan

Item Creation Date: 31 March 3 1974

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Provinces of Vietnam, USOM, 15 December 1958
Item Number: 6-20-18A-116-UA17-95_000424   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 17]

This document provides an alphabetical listing of the provinces in South Vietnam. It contains the names of districts and cantons, the number of villages, and population figures.

Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: 15 December 12 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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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

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Memorandum from George C. Denny Jr. to the Acting Secretary, 1 July 1963
Item Number: 6-20-18C-116-UA17-95_000426   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

This document contains an unclassified memo from the Department of State: Bureau of Intelligence and Research. The memo concerns the Strategic Hamlet program: its purpose, history, and effects on rural South Vietnamese political and social life.

Author(s): C. Denny Jr, George

Item Creation Date: 01 July 7 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Preliminary Report on the Establishment of a Central Record Bureau Service
Item Number: 6-20-18D-116-UA17-95_000502   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 56]

A report written by the Michigan State University Advisory Group about establishment of a Central Record Bureau Service for the South Vietnamese government.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: August 8 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Review of Recommendations on the Reorganization of the Department of Agriculture
Item Number: 6-20-18E-116-UA17-95_000503   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

A Michigan State University Advisory Group study reviewing the group's previous recommendations for the reorganization of the Department of Agriculture in the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: September 9 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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International Boundary Study" Vietnam "Demarcation Line", Department of State, United States of America, 10 September 1962
Item Number: 6-20-18F-116-UA17-95_000427   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

This document contains an International Boundary Study on the "Demarcation Line" of Vietnam that was issued by the geographer under the US Department of State. The demarcation line was established under the Geneva Accords of 1954 and ran just south of the 17th parallel. This line called

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Author(s): Department of State, United States of America

Item Creation Date: 10 September 9 1962

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Wesley R. Fishel to Dr. Howard V. Perlmutter, 16 October, 1958.
Item Number: 6-20-19-116-UA17-95_000024   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Wesley R. Fishel requests a copy of a report Dr. Howard V. Perlmutter of The Menninger Foundation is writing on the topic of attitudes towards foreigners.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley R.

Item Creation Date: 16 October 10 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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International Boundary Study: Laos- Vietnam Boundary, Department of State: United States of America, 3 June 1966
Item Number: 6-20-190-116-UA17-95_000428   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 13]

This document is an international boundary study of the Laos-Vietnam border, issued by the US Department of State.

Author(s): Department of State, United States of America

Item Creation Date: 03 June 6 1966

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Insurgency Game Guidebook, undated
Item Number: 6-20-191-116-UA17-95_000430   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 29]

This document is a guidebook for a game based on the war in Vietnam that an unknown creator wished to produce into a game board. The game would focus on areas that within Dong Thap province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The areas include Lap Vo, Sadec, Duc Ton, Duc Thanh, and Suc Ton. Page

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Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

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Vietnamese Cabinet members, 1951-1952
Item Number: 6-20-194-116-UA17-95_000433   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document consists of lists of cabinet members in the government of the Associated State of Vietnam (the Bao Dai government, Tran Van Huu cabinets) from February 1951, March 1952, and June 1952.

Item Creation Date: 0 1952

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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The New York Times Article by Le Anh Tu about Nguyen Thai Binh, 4 July, 1972
Item Number: 6-20-8F-116-UA17-95_000143   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a newspaper clipping from The New York Times article titled "Death of a Hero" by Le Anh Tu. Tu writes about the death of Nguyen Thai Binh and his anti-war actions.

Author(s): The New York Times Le Anh Tu

Item Creation Date: 04 July 7 1972

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Letter from Cung-Dinh-Quy to Wesley R. Fishel, 24 January, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-9-116-UA17-95_000008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Letter thanking Wesley Fishel for reception and responses to his questions. Cung-Dinh-Quy recounts his own previous work experience in different ministries to explain that he places the interests of the country before the political party. He includes the first page of a previous report on the

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Author(s): Cung-Dinh-Quy

Item Creation Date: 24 January 1 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Assorted Newspaper Clippings on Ngo Dinh Can's Death, May, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-91-116-UA17-95_000144   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

This is an assortment of newspaper articles in regards to the execution of the younger brother of Ngo Dinh Diem, Ngo Dinh Can. The newspaper sources are The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press, The Washington Post, and Time magazine.

Author(s): New York Times Detroit Free Press The Washington Post Time

Item Creation Date: May 5 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Biographical Information and Itinerary for the Visit of Pham Duy Can to The United States, 26 March to June 21, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-92-116-UA17-95_000145   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This document contains biographical of Pham Duy Can, composer and musicologist in South Vietnam. The document includes the itinerary for Can's visit, organized through the International Exchange Program, an international visitor program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational

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Author(s): National Social Welfare Assembly

Item Creation Date: 0 1966

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Statement of Indictment of Tran Van Can from the Provisional Revolutionary Committee of An Xuyen Village, 19 August, 1969
Item Number: 6-20-93-116-UA17-95_000146   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This is the statement of indictment of hamlet chief Tran Van Can prepared by The Provisional Revolutionary Committee of An Xuyen Village. The statement explains his actions and the committee's decision to hunt down Can and issued a death penalty. A Vietnamese version of the statement follows.

Author(s): Provisional Revolutionary Committee of An Xuyen Village

Item Creation Date: 19 August 8 1969

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Biographical Information of Important Buu Son Ky Huong Leaders, 16 November, 1970
Item Number: 6-20-94-116-UA17-95_000147   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document contains biographical information of important Buu Son Ky Huong (BSKH) leaders, including Quang-Thanh-Long, Tran-Van-Phuc, Nguyen-Tan-Duc, and Nguyen-Long-Chau.

Author(s): Dung Thanh Long

Item Creation Date: 16 November 11 1970

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Biographical Sketch of his Excellency Tran Van Chuong: Former Ambassador of Vietnam to the United States, August 1954
Item Number: 6-20-95-116-UA17-95_000149   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

These are several edited drafts of a biographical report on the former Ambassador of Vietnam to The United States, Tran van Chuong.

Item Creation Date: August 8 1954

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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The Vietnamese Problem by Ambassador Tran Van Chuong, March 1955
Item Number: 6-20-96-116-UA17-95_000150   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 13]

This document is a report on the Vietnamese problem by the former Vietnam Ambassador of the United States, Tran Van Chuong.

Author(s): Ambassador Tran Van Chuong

Item Creation Date: March 3 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 14 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Vietnam and The United States by Tran Van Chuong, undated
Item Number: 6-20-97-116-UA17-95_000151   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

This report documents the history of the relations between the United States and Vietnam. Chuong also explains the reasoning behind Vietnamese political and foreign relations with France, Japan, and China. Chuong includes the text of Emperor Bao Dai's message to President Truman on August 20, 1945.

Author(s): Tran Van Chuong

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Letter from Tran Van Chuong to unknown, 13 May, 1955
Item Number: 6-20-98-116-UA17-95_000152   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Tran Van Chuong writes a letter on behalf of the Vietnamese Red Cross to perhaps the American Red Cross in regards refugee aid.

Author(s): Tran Van Chuong

Item Creation Date: 13 May 5 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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The Cause and Consequence of the Geneva Armistice, Tran Van Chuong, undated
Item Number: 6-20-99-116-UA17-95_000153   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Tran Van Chuong explains the details of the Geneva Armistice such as the events at Dien Bien Phu, the countries involved in the conference, the division at the 17th parallel, and consequences such as the fleeing of North Vietnamese refugees, the victory of the Viet Minh, and Vietnam's independence

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Author(s): Tran Van Chuong

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Talk Before a Group of American Experts at Michigan State University by Tran Van Chuong, May 1955
Item Number: 6-20-9A-116-UA17-95_000154   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Tran Van Chuong briefs the experts at Michigan State University on South Vietnam's history and current political and social conditions. Chuong forewarns his audience about Vietnamese poverty, language barriers, and to not feel tempted to replace the French colonial authorities due to their

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Author(s): Tran Van Chuong

Item Creation Date: May 5 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Biography of Lt. Col. Le Xuan Chuyen, 28 November, 1967
Item Number: 6-20-9B-116-UA17-95_000163   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document is a biography of Lt. Col. Le Xuan Chuyen of The People's Army of The Democratic Republic of North Vietnam. This includes detailed information about Chuyen's involvement with the National Liberation Front headquarters and his eventual deflection and escape to Phan Thiet in August 1966.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 22 November 11 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Partial Transcript of an Interview Between The Joint United States Public Affair Office and Lt. Col. Le Xuan Chuyen, 24 January, 1968
Item Number: 6-20-9C-116-UA17-95_000164   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

This document is a partial transcript of an interview between The Joint United States Public Affair Office and Lt. Col. Le Xuan Chuyen. The interview was recorded in the JUSPAO Special Projects Branch. The interview is in regards to the efforts that his superiors made to "hoodwink", or

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Author(s): Lt. Col. Le Xuan Chuyen The Joint United States Public Affair Office

Item Creation Date: 24 January 1 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Letter from Tieng Chuong to Wesley Fishel, 14 July, 1956
Item Number: 6-20-9D-116-UA17-95_000168   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Tieng Chuong describes the hours leading up to the execution of Ba-Cut [Le-quang-Vinh] by guillotine that occurred on July 13, 1956. The letter includes details of attorney Dinh-van-Cac and Pham-ngo-Thu's presence at the Tribunal of Can Tho and Ba-Cut's conversion and final words at the prison.

Author(s): Tieng Chuong

Item Creation Date: 14 July 7 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Xay Dung Newspaper, 26 July, 1970
Item Number: 6-20-9F-116-UA17-95_000170   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This is a translated article from the Xay Dung Newspaper in regards to the potentially Communist candidates who attempted to infiltrate the National Assembly Upper House. The article discusses the Central Election Council's ruling and also lists details of the candidates Nguyen-Ba-Nhan,

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Author(s): Xay Dung Newspaper

Item Creation Date: 26 July 7 1970

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Letter from Dr.S.S.Chari to Wesley Fishel, May 1958
Item Number: 6-20-A-116-UA17-95_000009   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Dr.S.S.Chari asks Wesley Fishel for help with providing Dr.R.N.Mathur a fellowship or a research position at the university.

Author(s): Chari, Dr.S.S

Item Creation Date: May 5 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Memorandum about Nguyen Ton Hoan, 19 February 1963
Item Number: 6-20-A0-116-UA17-95_000171   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This document is a memo in regards to Nguyen Ton Hoan, who is a leader of the Dai Viet party of the South and has been resident in Paris since 1954. This memo includes details of his travel between Paris, New York, Lansing, and Washington and plans for his non-sectarian cabinet "Government of

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 19 February 2 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Letter from Ralph Goldman to Ngo Dinh Diem, Feburary, 1960
Item Number: 6-20-162-116-UA17-95_000341   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

A letter from the president of the Brookings Institution to Ngo Dinh Diem in response to the latter's request for information on American political institutions.

Author(s): Goldman, Ralph

Item Creation Date: 25 February 2 1960

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Embassy of Vietnam: Press and Information Service, Volume 1 No. 9, 7 May 1955
Item Number: 6-20-163-116-UA17-95_000393   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 9. It contains information about military campaigns against the Viet Minh and Binh Xuyen, refugees, initial referendum results, and foreign affairs.

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 07 May 5 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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A Report on the Establishment of a Modern Fingerprint Identification Section for the Republic of Vietnam, 1 April 1957
Item Number: 6-20-165-116-UA17-95_000350   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 46]

A 1957 report detailing the establishment of a fingerprint identification system in South Vietnam for police and governmental use.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 01 April 4 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Fifth Report of the Michigan State University Advisory Group in Public Administration of the Government of Vietnam.
Item Number: 6-20-167-116-UA17-95_000356   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 33]

The fifth report by the Michigan State University Advisory Group on the Public Administration of the Government of Vietnam. It focuses on the police division, the field administration division, the National Institute of Administration division, the In-Service Training division, and the executive

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 30 June 6 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Autonomous State Organizations, Government Enterprises and Public Corporations of Vietnam
Item Number: 6-20-166-116-UA17-95_000355   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 22]

A study of autonomous state organizations, governmental enterprises, and public corporations of South Vietnam, with the aim of better understanding their administrative and financial structures and their role in the national economy.

Author(s): Snyder, Wayne

Item Creation Date: 18 March 3 1957

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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First Report of the Michigan State University Vietnam Team in Public Administration to the Government of Vietnam and USOM
Item Number: 6-20-135-116-UA17-95_000324   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 24]

A report from the MSUG's public administration team. The report outlines reforms involving the police department, administration, presidency, financial and logistical institutions. These include reform of the organization, structure and operation of these institutions in order to reduce

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Item Creation Date: 19 August 8 1955

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Letters from Wesley R. Fishel and Dr. Ho Quan Phuoc to Lewis Zimmerman, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-13-116-UA17-95_000018   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Wesley Fishel writes to Lewis Zimmerman about obtaining a hunting permit to hunt in Vietnam. A letter from the director of the National Tourist Office for Vietnam, Dr. Ho Quan Phuoc to Lewis Zimmerman is included in Wesley Fishel's letter as well.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley R. Phuoc, Dr. Ho Quan

Item Creation Date: 0 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Standard Vacuum Oil's Map of South Vietnam, undated
Item Number: 6-20-131-UA17-95_000349   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This is an English and Vietnamese language map of South Vietnam with detailed maps of Hue, Ban Me Thuot, Qui Nhon, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Dalat, Saigon, Bien Hoa, Tay Ninh, Vung Tau, Can Tho, and My Tho. This map appears to be tourist oriented map with locations of Mobilgas stations and road

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Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: 0 1960

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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United Nations Economic Survey Mission to Vietnam, Part II, May 1956
Item Number: 6-20-134-116-UA17-95_000359   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 165]

This document is the second part of a report of the United Nations economic survey mission to the Republic of Vietnam. The document includes chapters five and six of the report.

Author(s): United Nations

Item Creation Date: May 5 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Memorandum from Robert P. Speer, Press Censorship, 15 February 1956
Item Number: 6-20-F2-116-UA17-95_000268   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

This memorandum, by Robert P. Speer, public affairs officer of the United States, concerns censorship in the press in the Republic of Vietnam, specifically focusing on two newspapers, Thoi Bao and Quoc Gia.

Author(s): Speer, Robert P

Item Creation Date: 15 February 2 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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The USIS Program in Vietnam, 2 July 1956
Item Number: 6-20-F3-116-UA17-95_000269   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 19]

This document outlines the history of the United States Information Service (USIS) in South Vietnam. It reveals the resistance of the French at the presence of the USIS, and the enormous influence of the USIS over Vietnamese public information and propaganda during the early years of the Republic

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Item Creation Date: 02 July 7 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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South Vietnam Acts Against Corruption, 1958-1960
Item Number: 6-20-F4-116-UA17-95_000270   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This document contains excerpts from South Vietnamese newspapers that discuss cases of corruption by South Vietnamese officials.

Item Creation Date: No Date

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Embassy of Vietnam: Press Release, 12 March 1974
Item Number: 6-20-179-116-UA17-95_000408   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This 1974 press release from the Embassy of Vietnam alleges the shelling of a primary school by North Vietnamese forces.

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 12 March 3 1974

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Cochin-China: Cambodian Territory, A Permanent Mission of Cambodia to The United Nations, circa 1956
Item Number: 6-20-17D-116-UA17-95_000412   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

This document by the Permanent Mission of Cambodia to The United Nations advances Cambodia's historical and legal claims to certain territories within the boundaries of the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Permanent Mission of Cambodia to The United Nations

Item Creation Date: No Date

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Geographic Report: Boundary Concepts & Definitions, U.S.Department of State, 28 April 1961
Item Number: 6-20-17E-116-UA17-95_000413   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

This is a report issued by the U.S. Department of State that outlines that agency's understanding of boundary concepts and definitions.

Item Creation Date: 28 April 4 1961

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Map of Gulf of Siam, undated
Item Number: 6-20-17F-111-UA17-95_000414   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This map outlines areas claimed by Cambodia and Vietnam in the Gulf of Siam.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

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USOM Information Brief, Phuoc Tuy Province & Vung Tau Special Zone, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-187-116-UA17-95_000421   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 28]

This document is a United States Operations Mission overview of Phuoc Tuy Province and the Vung Tau Special Zone. It includes historical, administrative, and economic information.

Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: 0 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Sadec Province, "Where the Rice is White, the Water is Pure, and the Girls are Beautiful", Blake W.H. Smith, 1968
Item Number: 6-20-188-116-UA17-95_000422   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 23]

A report about Sa Dec province by Blake W.H. Smith, an area development officer operating under The United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It contains historical, demographic and economic information.

Author(s): W.H. Smith, Blake

Item Creation Date: 0 1968

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Wesley R. Fishel to George Gant, 26 November, 1958
Item Number: 6-20-18-116-UA17-95_000023   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Wesley R. Fishel sends George Gant of The Ford Foundation copies of Appendices, an issue of the Vietnamese Embassy Information Bulletin, and the Vietnam Government Organization Manual, 1957-1958.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley R.

Item Creation Date: 26 November 11 1958

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Map of Cambodia and Vietnam Boundaries, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-180-111-UA17-95_000415   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This map designates the border between Cambodia and the Republic of Vietnam, noting disputed regions.

Author(s): The Department of State

Item Creation Date: 0 1966

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Cabinet Members of Vietnam, January 1966, USAID
Item Number: 6-20-196-116-UA17-95_000434   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document provides a list of all cabinets of the Republic of Vietnam from the end of the Ngo Dinh Diem regime (here described as the "November 1, 1963 revolution") through January 1966.

Author(s): USAID

Item Creation Date: January 1 1966

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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The Basic Principles and the Program of Action of the Front for Democratisation, Financing for Development (F.F.D), Undated
Item Number: 6-20-192-116-UA17-95_000431   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

This document outlines the basic principles and plans of action of the Front for Democratisation, an anti-communist political movement in the Republic of Vietnam. The group appears to have been active in the late 1950s, though the document is undated.

Author(s): Front for Democratisation

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

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Composition of the New Vietnamese Government, Embassy of Vietnam, 15 November 1967
Item Number: 6-20-197-116-UA17-95_000436   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document is a list, published by the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington D.C., of the Vietnamese government under the presidency of Nguyen Van Thieu as of November 9, 1967.

Author(s): Embassy of Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 15 November 11 1967

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Key Government Officials of Vietnam, 11 March 1971, USAID
Item Number: 6-20-198-116-UA17-95_000437   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

This USAID document provides a list of key Vietnamese officials as of March 11, 1971. It includes the name of the person, title, address, and what salutation to use when addressing them.

Author(s): USAID

Item Creation Date: 11 March 3 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Speech of President Ngo Dinh Diem, 20 September 1954
Item Number: 6-20-19A-116-UA17-95_000439   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document contains excerpts in French from a speech that President Ngo Dinh Diem made on September 20, 1954. The speech concerns the efforts of general Nguyen Van Hinh to challenge president Diem's political authority.

Author(s): Ngo Dinh Diem

Item Creation Date: 20 September 9 1954

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Headquarters, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam: Special Projects & Liaison Branch; Telephone Directory from November 2, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-19A7-116-UA17-95_001476   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

A listing of American and Vietnamese resident and non-resident media personnel, including name of organization, name of corresonpondent, and their telephone number.

Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: 02 November 11 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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U.S. Mission Press Relations: Heirarchy of Press and Organizational Control
Item Number: 6-20-19A8-116-UA17-95_001477   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

A schematic of the heirarchy of control in press relations, from overall control down to coverage from photographers, reporters, and writers.

Author(s): unknown

Item Creation Date: 0 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Report on Housing Needs in South Vietnam, October 19, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-19A9-116-UA17-95_001478   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 26]

A report from the United States Operations Mission in Saigon on the problems with the urban housing program in South Vietnam. Ã The report's author, Guido Nadzo, proposes plans and objectives to address the issue.

Author(s): Nadzo, Guido

Item Creation Date: 19 October 10 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Monthly Statistical Bulletin of the United States Operations Mission to Viet-Nam, January 1964
Item Number: 6-20-19AA-116-UA17-95_001479   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 40]

A monthly report from January 1964 of price trends, imports and exports, finance, and foreign trade. The List of Charts (pages 3-9 of the original document) are missing.

Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: January 1 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Supplement to Monthly Statistical Bulletin, United States Operations Mission to Viet-Nam, January 1964
Item Number: 6-20-19AB-116-UA17-95_001480   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

A supplemental monthly report from January 1964 of balance sheets from the National and Commercial Banks of Vietnam, tables of money supply, and gold prices and exchange rates.

Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: January 1 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Monthly Statistical Bulletin of the United States Operations Mission to Viet-Nam, February 1964
Item Number: 6-20-19AC-116-UA17-95_001481   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 40]

A monthly report from February 1964 of price trends, imports and exports, finance, and foreign trade. Ã The List of Charts (pages 3-7 of the original document) are missing.

Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: February 2 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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