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Amended Request for Vietnam: Proposed Mutual Defense and Development Programs, Fiscal Year 1965: President's Message to Congress, May 18, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-1A37-116-UA17-95_001618   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

In a May 18, 1964 message to Congress, President Lyndon Johnson requests an additional $125 million in aid to Vietnam: $70 million for economic aid and $55 million for military uses, for fiscal year 1965.

Author(s): Johnson, Lyndon B.

Item Creation Date: 18 May 5 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 30 Apr 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Public Aid Program, August 23, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-1A39-116-UA17-95_001620   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

An August 23, 1963 financial document containing figures in American dollars and Vietnamese piasters for public aid for actual fiscal year 1963 and operational fiscal year 1964. Action plan areas include counterinsurgency, strategic hamlet plans, military civil action, war infrastructure,

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 23 August 8 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 01 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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USOM/Vietnam Organization Chart, u.d.
Item Number: 6-20-1A3F-116-UA17-95_001626   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

An undated chart of the hierarchy of the USOM/Vietnam administrative staff. A disclaimer below the chart indicates that, while the chart outlines the current organizational pattern, changes in the definitions of the relationships between the Assistant Director for Provincial Operations' office and

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Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 04 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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20 FSOs May Participate in College Exchange Under the Hays Plan: Department of State News Letter article, October 1964
Item Number: 6-20-1A46-116-UA17-95_001633   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

In an October 1964 article in the Department of State News Letter in Washington, D.C., Ohio Democratic Representative Wayne Hays pushed for the establishment of a University Exchange Program, as an amendment to the Foreign Service Act. Senior Foreign Service officers are serving on the faculty of

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: October 10 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 04 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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U.S. Deeply Involved in the Uncertain Struggle for Vietnam: New York Times article, October 21, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1A47-116-UA17-95_001634   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

In an October 21, 1962 article to the New York Times, journalist David Halberstam reports on Saigon's attempts to fight off Viet Cong guerrillas, including relocating villagers to fortified hamlets to cut off Communist sources of supply. Halberstam reports that, as one gets closer to the heart of

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Author(s): Halberstam, David

Item Creation Date: 21 October 10 1962

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 04 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Memorandum Re: Study Group on U.S. Aid Programs & Policies in Vietnam, from Michael J. Deutch to Dr. Carter Goodrich, January 15, 1960
Item Number: 6-20-1A38-116-UA17-95_001619   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Michael Deutch, a consulting engineer in Washington, D.C., writes to Dr. Carter Goodrich to discuss concerns he has regarding defects in foreign aid operations in Vietnam. Examples given by Mr. Deutch include lack of coordination and efficiency, over-sized administrative staffs, misdirected

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Author(s): Deutch, Michael J.

Item Creation Date: 15 January 1 1960

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 01 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Summary of Action Plans, August 23, 1963
Item Number: 6-20-1A3A-116-UA17-95_001621   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

An August 23, 1963 summary of plans to support objectives of the Government of Vietnam Strategic Hamlet Program. This summary details action plans referred to in the Public Aid Program from the same date. A financial document containing monetary figures for the action plans can be found here:

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 23 August 8 1963

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 01 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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USOM/Vietnam Operational Program, FY 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A3B-116-UA17-95_001622   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

A 1965 financial document providing figures in U.S. dollars on supporting assistance to Vietnam. Areas of aid include operations, agriculture, public works, safety and health, education, public administration, media, and technical support. Figures on development grants are also included.

Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 29 July 7 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 01 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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Projects Active During Fiscal Year 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A3C-116-UA17-95_001623   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

A financial document for fiscal year 1965, highlighting aid projects and funds obligated in U.S. dollars. Areas of aid include operations, agriculture, public works, safety and health, education, public administration, media, technical support, industry, and labor.

Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 0 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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USOM Memorandum, July 1964 - June 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A3D-116-UA17-95_001624   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

The United States Operations Mission (USOM), in a fiscal year 1965 memorandum, lists accomplishments in foreign aid to Vietnam during the escalation of the war. Areas of focus include rural construction, agriculture, education, public health, works and safety, industrial development, and free

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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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USOM Memorandum, September 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A3E-116-UA17-95_001625   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

The United States Operations Mission (USOM) releases a memorandum in the fall of 1965, outlining new activities implemented since the previous fiscal year 1965 memo. Areas covered include land reform, refugees, the Chieu Hoi program, the development of Cam Ranh Bay, industry, transportation, and

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Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: September 9 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Projects Active During Fiscal Year 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1A40-116-UA17-95_001627   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

A fiscal year 1961 financial document by the United States Operations Mission (USOM), outlining aid projects and funds obligated (in U.S. dollars). Areas of focus include agriculture, industry & mining, transportation, labor, health & sanitation, education, public safety, and public administration.

Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: 0 1961

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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A Summary Statement of the AID Program in Vietnam, October 1, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-1A41-116-UA17-95_001628   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

A report from the United States Operations Mission (USOM) on the effects of the AID Program in Vietnam as of October 1964. The report stresses the importance in assisting South Vietnam in maintaining their independence through the development of a socio-political structure. Three main components

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Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: 01 October 10 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Aid to the Peasantry in Vietnam, circa 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A42-116-UA17-95_001629   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 34]

A report from the United States Operations Mission (USOM) in Vietnam, on aid to the peasant population in Vietnam. The report begins by stating that, due to the escalation of the war, the AID program was revised in 1962, giving more emphasis to counterinsurgency operations. Areas of focus include

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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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The AID Program in Vietnam, December 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A43-116-UA17-95_001630   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 18]

A report on aid provided to Vietnam in fiscal years 1963, 1964, and 1965 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Objectives for the aid program include providing rural areas with governmental services and short-term development; assisting in the maintenance of economic

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Author(s): Agency for International Development, Office of Vietnam Affairs

Item Creation Date: December 12 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Study Group on U.S. Aid Policies and Programs in Vietnam: "The Unsuccessful History of 'Economic Disengagement'", April 28, 1960
Item Number: 6-20-1A44-116-UA17-95_001631   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

John D. Montgomery writes on a history of foreign aid, from World War II to Vietnam, in an appendix to a working paper entitled "The Century of Foreign Aid". Montgomery takes a negative stance against the prudence of supplying large-scale foreign aid.

Author(s): Montgomery, John D. Stalson, Helena

Item Creation Date: 28 April 4 1960

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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More Than Pigs and Corn: New York Herald Tribune article, January 15, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1A48-116-UA17-95_001635   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

New York Herald Tribune staff member Tom Lambert reports on the long-range results of a plan implemented three years earlier by the U.S. Government: three pigs and a year's worth of corn were to be given to each of 5,000 Vietnamese families throughout South Vietnam, to provide a source of food and

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Author(s): Lambert, Tom

Item Creation Date: 15 January 1 1966

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Procurement Under Counterinsurgency, circa 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A49-116-UA17-95_001636   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

A financial document and report of aid to villages (or hamlets), focusing on the Commercial Import program. Figures in U.S. dollars are provided for fiscal years 1963 and 1964, with projected estimates for 1965. The Food for Peace program is also mentioned.

Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: 0 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 05 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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U.S. Assistance Programs, September 30, 1964
Item Number: 6-20-1A4A-116-UA17-95_001637   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

A financial document from the United States Operations Mission (USOM) containing figures in U.S. dollars for aid to Vietnam for fiscal years 1962, 1963, and 1964. Areas of aid listed include the Commercial Import program, counterinsurgency, the Food for Peace program, and military assistance.

Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: 30 September 9 1964

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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U.S. Economic Aid to Vietnam, FY 1962 through FY 1965, September 5, 1965
Item Number: 6-20-1A4B-116-UA17-95_001638   (Click For More Item Information)
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A financial document and report on program and project assistance to Vietnam. Fiscal years 1962 through 1965 are represented in millions of U.S. dollars, and a comparison of personnel from June 1961 compared to June 1965 is added.

Author(s): United States Operations Mission

Item Creation Date: 05 September 9 1965

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1A4C-116-UA17-95_001639   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 84]

An annual report in book form, published by the United States Operations Mission (USOM), with a foreword by USOM Director Arthur Z. Gardiner. Statistics on areas affected by American Economic Aid, including public works, agriculture, imports, industrial development, education, overseas training,

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Author(s): United States Operations Mission to Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 0 1961

Collection: Wesley R. Fishel Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Added: 05 May 2015[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
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