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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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National Income Accounts for Vietnam in 1954, 21 March 1956
Item Number: 6-20-E9-116-UA17-95_000263   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 24]

This document was produced by the sub-committee for Estimating National Income of the Joint Working Party on Economic Resources. The focus of the document is how to calculate a gross national product for the purposes of fiscal administration and taxation.

Author(s): Bui Van Thinh Lindholm, Richard W

Item Creation Date: 21 March 3 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 07 Mar 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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A Program of Economic Restauration in Vietnam by Long Term Loans, Nguyen Dien, 23 February 1956
Item Number: 6-20-EA-116-UA17-95_000264   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 32]

This document is a winter term paper topic by Nguyen Dien, a political-science student who was a Vietnam Project participant of I.C.A. Program at Michigan State University. The paper focuses on restoring South Vietnam's economy through long-term loans.

Author(s): Nguyen Dien

Item Creation Date: 23 February 2 1956

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 07 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

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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

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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

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Interview between Jerry Landay and Premier Nguyen Cao Ky of Vietnam, Undated
Item Number: 6-20-AA-116-UA17-95_000181   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This is an interview of Prime Minster of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky by Jerry Landay of Wins Broadcast. The interview discusses the upcoming elections, the Buddhist revolts, political office, political demonstrations, and General Vo Nguyen Giap.

Author(s): Landay, Jerry Nguyen Cao Ky

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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Biography of Vice President-Elect Nguyen Cao Ky, undated
Item Number: 6-20-AB-116-UA17-95_000184   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

This document contains biographical information on Nguyen Cao Ky including his education, family, decorations, and positions. His present positions include Commander of the Viet Nam Air Force and Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Viet Nam.

Author(s): Unknown

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Biography of Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky, Undated
Item Number: 6-20-AC-116-UA17-95_000185   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document contains biographical information on the Commander of the Vietnamese Air Force and Prime Minster of South Vietnam, Nguyen Cao Ky.

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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Newspaper Article titled Ky's Actions Disturb West, undated
Item Number: 6-20-AD-116-UA17-95_000186   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is a newspaper clipping on South Vietnam Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's recent proposal to invade North Vietnam and confront Communist China. The article also details Ky's military and political tactics and differences with American strategy.

Author(s): Schweid, Barry

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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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

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Letter from Wesley Fishel to H.E. Tran Van Lam, 12 September 1970
Item Number: 6-20-AF-116-UA17-95_000188   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Wesley Fishel writes to Minister of Foreign Affairs Tran Van Lam to strongly urge him to cancel President Thieu and Vice President Ky's upcoming trip to the United States.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 12 September 9 1970

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

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Chicago Daily News, Wednesday, April 14, 1971. "Touch 'dove' Minh wary of Viet vote fix", By Mark Gayn.
Item Number: 6-20-B1-116-UA17-95_000190   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

This document is an article that was in the Chicago Daily News. The article is in regards to the expected election between Duong Van Minh and President Nguyen Van Thieu.

Author(s): Gayn, Mark Chicago Daily News

Item Creation Date: 14 April 4 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Record of Dinner Conversation Between Wesley Fishel and Duong Van Minh, 2 April 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B2-116-UA17-95_000191   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

On April 2, 1971 Wesley Fishel had dinner with generals Duong Van Minh and Tran Van Don at the house of Nguyen Ngoc Tho. This document relates the conversations that took place on that occasion.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 02 April 4 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 22 Feb 2013[Updated: 14 Jan 2016]
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Chinh Luan Editorial, 21 April 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B3-116-UA17-95_000192   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This is an editorial from Chinh Luan regarding the platforms of Nguyen Van Thieu, Nguyen Cao Ky and Duong Van Minh in the 1971 presidential election in the Republic of Vietnam.

Author(s): Chinh Luan

Item Creation Date: 21 April 4 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Statement by Duong Van Minh on November 1, 1970 on the Commemoration of November 1, 1963 Revolution
Item Number: 6-20-B4-116-UA17-95_000193   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

On November 1, 1963 General Duong Van Minh led a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam. This document is a statement by Duong Van Minh on the seventh anniversary of the coup. An English translation is followed by the original Vietnamese version.

Author(s): Duong Van Minh

Item Creation Date: 01 November 11 1970

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Communique No. 10, The Press Bureau of General Duong Van Minh, 20 August 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B5-116-UA17-95_000194   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 15]

This document was produced by The Press Bureau of general Duong Van Minh in order to demonstrate the organization and strategy of the Nguyen Van Thieu regime in the 1971 elections.

Author(s): The Press Bureau of General Duong Van Minh

Item Creation Date: 20 August 8 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Vietnam Peace (Peace for the people and for the Nation), Statement by General Duong Van Minh, 17 June 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B6-116-UA17-95_000195   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

This document is a statement made by General Duong Van Minh on June 17, 1971 concerning his basic ideas on the problem of peace in Vietnam.

Author(s): Duong Van Minh

Item Creation Date: 17 June 6 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Proclamation of General Duong Van Minh to the Compatriots Inside and Outside of the Country, 20 August 1971
Item Number: 6-20-B7-116-UA17-95_000196   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

The document is a statement by General Duong Van Minh expressing his concerns about the 1971 presidential election. In it, he describes the 1963 coup against Ngo Dinh Diem as a revolution, and argues that a corrupt electoral process is threatening that revolution.

Author(s): Duong Van Minh

Item Creation Date: 20 August 8 1971

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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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

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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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Memorandum from Wesley Fishel to Ambassador Collins. 11 December 1954
Item Number: 6-20-BA-116-UA17-95_000199   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

This document is a memo that Wesley Fishel wrote to Ambassador J. Lawton Collins the role of Dr. Phan Huy Quat in the cabinet of the RVN government.

Author(s): Fishel, Wesley

Item Creation Date: 11 December 12 1954

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Speech by Phan Huy Quat at Washington D.C., undated
Item Number: 6-20-BB-116-UA17-95_000200   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

This document contains the transcript of a speech made the the Defense Minister, Phan Huy Quat while in Washington D.C. It focuses on military, political and economic strategies to deal with rural problems.

Author(s): Phan Huy Quat

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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 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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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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