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Vincent Puritano Collection (2147) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One linear foot of reports dealing primarily with topics on counterinsurgency and pacification document Vincent Puritano's service working with the United States State Department in Vietnam during the 1960s.

The collection also includes approximately two linear feet of documents, periodicals, maps, and books donated to the archive by Mr. Puritano's widow. The materials come from Puritano’s work with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam in the early 1960’s where he was the Program Officer for the Office of Provincial Operations. The documents include reports, correspondence, and memos written by Puritano concerning budget expenditures, province operations, cadre development, and administration of the USAID program in Vietnam. The collection includes program budgets and annual reports, operations and organization manuals, and various instructional handbooks.

Items of note in the collection are a series of transcripts of debriefs of various parties working for AID to include senior administrators, province representatives, nurses, etc. The collection also includes an original hand colored copy of a report titled The Village Campaign or Vietnam Sociology of a War by Lieutenant Colonel Tran Ngoc Chau. The material is dated from 1950 through 1969 with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 through 1965.

Added: 31 Oct 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2019]
Report, source unknown - re: Survey Report of Tan Duc Village
Item Number: 21470105006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 18 November 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 27 Feb 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Report, source unknown - Kien Hoa Summary [handwritten]
Item Number: 21470105007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

Item Creation Date: 1 April 1964 to 31 December 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 27 Feb 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Presentation Transcript- Mr. Killen's Presentation at the Seminar Conducted by Operations
Item Number: 21470106001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 24]

Item Creation Date: 15 January 1965 to 16 January 1965

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 27 Feb 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Report, IRS/AF Vietnam Unit - The DRV Economy: Short-Term Survival
Item Number: 21470107002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: 21 December 1965

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 01 Mar 2018[Updated: 01 Mar 2018]
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Publication, Ministry of National and Rural Development - Techniques Used for Developing Malaysia
Item Number: 21470107003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

Item Creation Date: 1965

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 01 Mar 2018[Updated: 01 Mar 2018]
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Report, source unknown - General Background on the 1965 Pacification Program
Item Number: 21470107004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Item Creation Date: 1965

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 01 Mar 2018[Updated: 01 Mar 2018]
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Report, Area Development Branch - Vietnam Rural Construction Cadre
Item Number: 21470108001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Item Creation Date: 4 March 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 01 Mar 2018[Updated: 02 Mar 2018]
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Report - Assistance to the Rural Population in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470108002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

Author(s): Vincent Puritano

Item Creation Date: 10 February 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 01 Mar 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from Walter G. Stoneman to Mr. Joseph Taylor - re: Briefing Paper-Rural Areas
Item Number: 21470108003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 9 February 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 01 Mar 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from Roger Darling to Mr. Vincent Puritano - re: Partial List of Falacies that Have Plagued U.S. Efforts in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470108004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 29 February 1968

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 01 Mar 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Report, United States Information Agency - Vietnamese Communist Propaganda Offensive: 1965
Item Number: 21470108005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 24]

Item Creation Date: March 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 01 Mar 2018[Updated: 01 Mar 2018]
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Report, II Corps USAID - A New Program Concept for Rural Development in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470108006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

Author(s): Joseph Hall, Roger Darling

Item Creation Date: 12 March 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 01 Mar 2018[Updated: 01 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum No. 21 from JUSPAO - The Viet Cong and the People of South Vietnam
Item Number: 21470108007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Item Creation Date: 18 April 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 02 Mar 2018[Updated: 02 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum No. 4 from J.T. French to Trainees and Attachment - Debriefing of Provincial Representative
Item Number: 21470108009   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

Item Creation Date: April 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 02 Mar 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum No. 19 from JUSPAO and Attachment - re: Profile of Viet Cong
Item Number: 21470108010   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: 1 April 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 02 Mar 2018[Updated: 02 Mar 2018]
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Airgram from Saigon to AID/W - re: End of Tour Report for Robert Knoernschild
Item Number: 21470108011   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Item Creation Date: 6 April 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Mar 2018[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
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Report and Attachments, Institute of International Education - Final Report of Civilian Volunteers Aid Student Project in Vietnam and Laos
Item Number: 21470108013   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 26]

Author(s): William J. Gibbons

Item Creation Date: Summer 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Mar 2018[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
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Booklet, Department of State - Quiet Warriors: Supporting Social Revolution in Viet-Nam
Item Number: 21470108012   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 51]

Item Creation Date: April 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Mar 2018[Updated: 05 Mar 2018]
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Transcript, University of Hawaii Far East Training Center - Interview with Mr. James Herbert
Item Number: 21470109001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 38]

Item Creation Date: 12 June 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 06 Mar 2018[Updated: 09 Mar 2018]
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Debriefing Outline, Office of Vietnam Affairs - USAID Provincial Representative
Item Number: 21470109002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

Item Creation Date: 14 July 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 06 Mar 2018[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from Lt. Col. Kurtz Miller to Col. John Arthur and Attachments - re: Book Translation of 'A Solution for Vietnam's Problem' chapters one to six
Item Number: 21470109003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 30]

Item Creation Date: 25 July 1965

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 06 Mar 2018[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
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Paper - General Comments on the First Training Cycle Completed under the AID/University of Hawaii Training Project
Item Number: 21470109004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 16]

Item Creation Date: 4 August 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 06 Mar 2018[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
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Letter from R.W. Komer to President Johnson and Attachments – re: Report on the ‘other war’ in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470109005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 50]

Item Creation Date: 13 September 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 06 Mar 2018[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from Vincent Puritano and Jerome T. French to Kenneth Kugel and Attachment - re: Analysis of Field Operations Personnel Debriefings
Item Number: 21470110001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Item Creation Date: 18 November 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 07 Mar 2018[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from Vincent Puritano to Mr. John Arthur and Attachment - re: Recommended Composition of Hawaii Training Course for Field Operations Personnel
Item Number: 21470110002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: 21 November 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 07 Mar 2018[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
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Reports, Bureau of Intelligence and Research - Summary of Principal Events in the History of Vietnam
Item Number: 21470101001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 25]

Item Creation Date: 10 January 1962

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 21 Feb 2018[Updated: 11 Sep 2018]
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Study, United States Information Agency - When the Communists Come
Item Number: 21470101002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 28]

Item Creation Date: July 1962

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 22 Feb 2018[Updated: 27 Feb 2018]
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Report, United States Information Agency - Notes from the Underground: The Mystique of a Viet Cong
Item Number: 21470101003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 41]

Item Creation Date: February 1962

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 22 Feb 2018[Updated: 22 Feb 2018]
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Journal Article, Community Development Review, Vol. 8 No.1 - Administration of Rural Development in the Underdeveloped Countries
Item Number: 21470102001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Author(s): Chester Bowles

Item Creation Date: 17 August 1962

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 22 Feb 2018[Updated: 27 Feb 2018]
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Report, Republic of Vietnam - Economic Development Plan for 1964 and 1965
Item Number: 21470102002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 23]

Author(s): S/S Major Tran Van Dinh

Item Creation Date: 30 October 1963

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 22 Feb 2018[Updated: 27 Feb 2018]
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Memorandum from Bert Fraleigh, Rural Affairs to USON Regional and Provincial Representatives and Attachment - re:Thoughts on Provincial Problems Memorandum
Item Number: 21470102003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 18]

Author(s): Bert Fraleigh

Item Creation Date: 26 November 1963

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 22 Feb 2018[Updated: 27 Feb 2018]
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Paper, Dang Van Sung - Dilemmas in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470102004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 42]

Author(s): Dan Vang Sung

Item Creation Date: July 1963

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 22 Feb 2018[Updated: 27 Feb 2018]
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Report, Embassy Press Attache - Long An Story
Item Number: 21470103001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 164]

Item Creation Date: January - February 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 22 Feb 2018[Updated: 27 Feb 2018]
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Report, Chinese Technical Mission to Vietnam - Basic Informations on Agriculture in Long An Province
Item Number: 21470104001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

Author(s): C.F. Huang

Item Creation Date: February 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 23 Feb 2018[Updated: 27 Feb 2018]
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Report, Office of Rural Affairs - Summary of Financial Situation
Item Number: 21470104002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 4 March 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 23 Feb 2018[Updated: 23 Feb 2018]
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Report, Government of Vietnam - Province Rehabilitation Plan: Long An Province
Item Number: 21470104003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 70]

Item Creation Date: 12 March 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 23 Feb 2018[Updated: 23 Feb 2018]
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Report, source unknown - Vinh Binh Province
Item Number: 21470104004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Item Creation Date: 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 23 Feb 2018[Updated: 23 Feb 2018]
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Chart, Joint Pacification Operations Commission - Proposed Organizational Chart
Item Number: 21470104005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 2 April 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 23 Feb 2018[Updated: 02 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from Ogden Williams, Rural Affairs to USOM Regional and Provincial Representatives and Attachment - re: When the Communists Come
Item Number: 21470104006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 32]

Item Creation Date: 6 April 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 26 Feb 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Work Sheet, USOM/Office for Rural Affairs - 1964 Government of Vietnam Piaster Budget-New Rural Life Program
Item Number: 21470104007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

Item Creation Date: 16 April 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 26 Feb 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Report, Ministry of Interior - Organization and Operation of Local Government
Item Number: 21470105001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: 24 April 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 26 Feb 2018[Updated: 26 Feb 2018]
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Memorandum from George K. Tanham, Operations to Regional Coordinators and Provincial Representatives and Attachment - re: Clear and Hold Operations
Item Number: 21470105002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 14]

Item Creation Date: 23 September 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 26 Feb 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Notes, I Corp - I Corp Meeting Notes
Item Number: 21470105003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Author(s): Vincent Puritano

Item Creation Date: 25 September 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 26 Feb 2018[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from James P. Grant to Vincent Puritano - re: AID Civilians Under the U.S. Military in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470112006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 30 June 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 20 Mar 2018[Updated: 28 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from Vincent Puritano - re: Profile of a CORDS District Representative
Item Number: 21470112007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: 21 July 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 20 Mar 2018[Updated: 20 Mar 2018]
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Report, source unkown - The An Giang Priority Development Program: An Assessment
Item Number: 21470112008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Author(s): Aubrey Elliott

Item Creation Date: 1 August 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 20 Mar 2018[Updated: 28 Mar 2018]
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Report, University of Hawaii - The Politics of Transition: A Political Education Program for Elected Vietnamese Political Leaders on Comparative Processes of Conflict Resolution in Civilian-Military Affairs
Item Number: 21470112009   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 11]

Author(s): Brian Beun and William Wenrich

Item Creation Date: 23 August 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 20 Mar 2018[Updated: 16 Jan 2019]
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Report, University of Hawaii - Suggestions for Back-to-Back Vietnamese-American Training for District Level Personnel
Item Number: 21470112010   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Author(s): Brian Beun, William Wenrich

Item Creation Date: 23 August 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 20 Mar 2018[Updated: 28 Mar 2018]
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