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Planning Group Minutes, November 3, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1935-116-UA2-1-12_000160   (Click For More Item Information)
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The group discussed the approval of the new Identification and National Archives building, but the Public Safety Division would not build unless a master building layout was drawn up. John Donoghue discussed the EROPA conference, and Robert Hanes reminded the group that the Michigan State

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Author(s): Maggio, R.B.

Item Creation Date: 03 November 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Saigon Snafu: Beleaguered Vietnam Regime Fails to Gain Needed Popular Support, Wall Street Journal, November 8, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1936-116-UA2-1-12_000161   (Click For More Item Information)
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Wall Street Journal reporter Louis Kraar reports on American aid to Vietnam, in an effort to prevent their government from falling to Communism. MSU economist Frank Child suggests that South Vietnam's struggling economy may be due to a lack of capital for commercial and manufacturing ventures.

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Author(s): Kraar, Louis

Item Creation Date: 08 November 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, November 9, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1937-116-UA2-1-12_000162   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) announces the publication of a Giau-Woodruff study entitled "Study of the Administrative and Financial Aspects of a Village in Viet-Nam". Guy Fox reports that a high-ranking representative of the United States Operations Mission (USOM) had a

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 09 November 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum from Milton C. Taylor to John A. Hannah, November 10, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1938-116-UA2-1-12_000163   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU Professor of Economics Milton Taylor writes to President Hannah about the deteriorating situation in Vietnam, despite sizable American aid. Taylor includes two articles with the memo: one he co-authored with Adrian Jaffe, another member of the MSU faculty, entitled "A Crumbling Bastion:

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Author(s): Taylor, Milton C.

Item Creation Date: 10 November 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, November 17, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1939-116-UA2-1-12_000164   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) discusses transfer of their offices to the new National Institute of Administration (NIA), and some of the current issues regarding staffing of the NIA. Preparations for the possibility of a phase-out of the MSU-Vietnam program with the end of the MSUG

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 17 November 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Ralph H. Smuckler to John A. Hannah, December 5, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-193B-116-UA2-1-12_000166   (Click For More Item Information)
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Former Chief Advisor to the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) Ralph Smuckler writes to MSU President Hannah about a letter and article sent to Hannah on November 10 by MSU Professor of Economics Milton Taylor. Smuckler refers to negative criticisms Taylor made on MSU's project work in Saigon,

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Author(s): Smuckler, Ralph H.

Item Creation Date: 05 December 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from John A. Hannah to Milton C. Taylor, December 7, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-193C-116-UA2-1-12_000167   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU President Hannah responds to Professor of Economics Milton Taylor regarding a November 10 letter and article related to MSU's involvement in Vietnam. Hannah shares concern about the situation that still exists in that country, and refers Taylor to MSU Deans Seelye and Taggart, who are close

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Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 07 December 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, December 8, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-193D-116-UA2-1-12_000168   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) calls attention to a newspaper article mentioned at the United States Operations Mission (USOM), in which the age limit for participants to study abroad for longer than three months was raised from 45 to 48. Guy Fox reported that Dean Seelye suggested

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 08 December 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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New Expenses for NIA During FY1962
Item Number: 6-20-193E-116-UA2-1-12_000169   (Click For More Item Information)
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A financial document detailing estimated costs for maintaining the new National Institute of Administration (NIA) building in Saigon. Expenditures include maintenance personnel, an annual research field trip, automobiles, the library, training, and supplies. An itemized list of costs from FY

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from John A. Hannah to Lloyd D. Musolf, April 20, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1929-116-UA2-1-12_000148   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU president Hannah writes to Lloyd Musolf, Michigan State University Group (MSUG) Chief Advisor, after having read his March 17 letter regarding estimates and maintenance costs for the National Institute of Administration (NIA) in Saigon, and how the costs will be handled. Hannah also addresses

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Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 20 April 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Staff Meeting (formerly Planning Group) Minutes, September 15, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-192F-116-UA2-1-12_000154   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) decides to change the body of their minutes from "Planning Group" to "Staff Meeting". The MSUG also discuss matters related to the new National Institute of Administration (NIA) campus, including the completion of the grounds,

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 15 September 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum from James B. Hendry to John A. Hannah, January 24, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1920-116-UA2-1-12_000139   (Click For More Item Information)
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A memorandum from James Hendry, Acting Coordinator of the Vietnam Project, to MSU president Hannah. Hendry refers to a report that had been attached, detailing recommendations made for organization, activities and procedures at the National Institute of Administration (NIA) in Saigon.

Author(s): Hendry, James B.

Item Creation Date: 24 January 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Fifth Quarterly Report on Vietnam Project: Report from Lloyd D. Musolf to Alfred L. Seelye and Glen L. Taggart, January 27, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1921-116-UA2-1-12_000140   (Click For More Item Information)
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Lloyd Musolf, Chief Advisor to the Vietnam Project, reports on the expectations of reform in South Vietnam after the attempted coup attempt in November 1960. Musolf also discusses upcoming election plans in Vietnam, in which president Diem is seeking re-election, but his vice-president is not.

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Author(s): Musolf, Lloyd D.

Item Creation Date: 27 January 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Observations and Recommendations Regarding Vietnam Project: Memorandum from Joseph LaPalombara to Ruben V. Austin, February 18, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1922-116-UA2-1-12_000141   (Click For More Item Information)
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Joseph LaPalombara, Head of the Department of Political Science at MSU, shares with Ruben Austin, Assistant Dean of the College of Business and Public Service, some ideas about the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) and its affiliation with the National Institute of Administration (NIA), the

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Author(s): LaPalombara, Joseph

Item Creation Date: 18 February 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum from Lloyd D. Musolf to John A. Hannah, March 17, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1923-116-UA2-1-12_000142   (Click For More Item Information)
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Lloyd Musolf, Chief Advisor to the Michigan State University Group (MSUG), writes to MSU president Hannah about events that occurred in Saigon since Hannah's early 1961 visit there. Topics include talks with president Diem's Secretary of State, Nguyen Dinh Thuan, about continued police group

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Author(s): Musolf, Lloyd D.

Item Creation Date: 17 March 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum from Lloyd D. Musolf to John A. Hannah and Ruben V. Austin, May 21, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-192A-116-UA2-1-12_000149   (Click For More Item Information)
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Lloyd Musolf, Chief Advisor to the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) reports on a recent meeting he had with South Vietnam president Ngo Dinh Diem. The president asked Musolf for his opinion on public administration in Vietnam, to which Musolf gave an opinion based partly on reports from

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Author(s): Musolf, Lloyd D.

Item Creation Date: 21 May 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Wesley R. Fishel to John A. Hannah, June 20, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-192B-116-UA2-1-12_000150   (Click For More Item Information)
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Wesley Fishel, former Chief Advisor to the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) writes to MSU president Hannah after having returned from a trip to Vietnam, and Washington, D.C. Fishel reports on additional access he had been granted to files in Washington, and indicates another trip there will

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley R.

Item Creation Date: 20 June 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Planning Group Minutes, September 8, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-192E-116-UA2-1-12_000153   (Click For More Item Information)
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The group discusses James Hendry's arrival in Vietnam for an inspection tour, and Guy Fox asks Hendry for his preferences in the conduct of their meeting. Other topics include South Vietnam president Diem's visit to the new National Institute of Administration (NIA) campus, and his offer of

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 08 September 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Staff Meeting Minutes, September 22, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1930-116-UA2-1-12_000155   (Click For More Item Information)
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An announcement is made that the dedication of the new National Institute of Administration (NIA) location is postponed until November 15 of that year. Possible support for two Vietnamese Ph.D. participants was discussed, as was Hendry's and Fox's upcoming meeting with South Vietnam Secretary of

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 22 September 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Staff Meeting Minutes, October 6, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1931-116-UA2-1-12_000156   (Click For More Item Information)
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Topics of the meeting include the granting of exemptions from military service to technicians and participants of the Vietnam Project, interviews that had occurred with South Vietnam Secretary of State Nguyen Dinh Thuan, Vu Quoc Thong (Rector of the National Institute of Administration), and Arthur

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 06 October 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Staff Meeting Minutes, October 13, 1961 - Michigan State University Group (MSUG)
Item Number: 6-20-1932-116-UA2-1-12_000157   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) welcomed Charles Joiner, who arrived from East Lansing on October 10 to replace Jason Finkle as Academic Instruction Specialist. Library and maintenance personnel at the National Institute of Administration (NIA) had been brought up with NIA Rector Vu

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 13 October 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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My Inspection Trip to Vietnam - September, 1961: Report from James B. Hendry to Alfred L. Seelye, October 25, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1933-116-UA2-1-12_000158   (Click For More Item Information)
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The report details James Hendry's trip to Vietnam from September 5-29, 1961. The purpose of the trip was to determine the Michigan State University Group (MSUG)'s relationships with the National Institute of Administration (NIA) and the United State Operations Mission (USOM), and to help provide

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Author(s): Hendry, James B.

Item Creation Date: 25 October 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, October 27, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1934-116-UA2-1-12_000159   (Click For More Item Information)
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The group announces that all contract groups now have Commissary privileges. The MSUG also discusses a Ph.D. candidate for the United States Operations Mission (USOM)/Education program, and Leonard Maynard is appointed acting chief advisor while Guy Fox visits Japan.

Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 27 October 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Saigon Press Comments: Foreign Press Reports on Nov. 11 Rebellion Blasts, January 9, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-191F-116-UA2-1-12_000138   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

The author of the report cites examples of editorial comments and criticisms regarding Western press allegations about the attempted November 11-12, 1960, coup d'etat in Saigon.

Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 09 January 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Staff Meeting Minutes, December 1, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-193A-116-UA2-1-12_000165   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox indicates that no Michigan State representatives were at the last United States Operations Mission (USOM) meeting, and that MSU will now attend USOM meetings, but as an observer and not a participant. Issues regarding the capacity and size of the new National Institute of Administration

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 01 December 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Glen L. Taggart to John A. Hannah, April 17, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1924-116-UA2-1-12_000143   (Click For More Item Information)
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Glen Taggart, Dean of International Programs, writes to MSU president Hannah in response to a letter sent by Lloyd Musolf to Hannah on March 17. Taggart inquires about Musolf's suggestion that Hannah acquaint South Vietnamese president Diem with information on when the National Institute of

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Author(s): Taggart, Glen L.

Item Creation Date: 17 April 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Ruben V. Austin to John A. Hannah, March 30, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1925-116-UA2-1-12_000144   (Click For More Item Information)
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Ruben Austin, Assistant Dean to the College of Business and Public Service, notifies MSU president Hannah that Joseph LaPalombara (from the Department of Political Science) will be reporting on his recent trip to Vietnam, and that he hopes Hannah will attend.

Author(s): Austin, Ruben V.

Item Creation Date: 30 March 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from John A. Hannah to Glen L. Taggart, April 4, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1926-116-UA2-1-12_000145   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU president Hannah shares a March 17, 1961 letter from Lloyd Musolf with Glen Taggart, Dean of International Programs. Hannah also refers to additional enclosures for Taggart to inspect.

Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 04 April 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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The Second Act in Indochina, by Robert Guillain, from Le Monde, April 6, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1927-116-UA2-1-12_000146   (Click For More Item Information)
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An article written by correspondent Robert Guillain in the French newspaper Le Monde. Guillain writes about the upcoming April 9 presidential elections in Vietnam, and the adverse effect that the November 11, 1960 coup attempt had on the South Vietnamese Government.

Author(s): Guillain, Robert

Item Creation Date: 06 April 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from John A. Hannah to Glen L. Taggart, April 7, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1928-116-UA2-1-12_000147   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU president Hannah indicates to Glen Taggart, Dean of International Programs, that he has just finished reading a report from Joseph LaPalombara, Head of the Political Science Department at MSU, and expresses some concern with comments made regarding MSU insisting that changes be made within the

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Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 07 April 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Planning Group Minutes, August 25, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-192C-116-UA2-1-12_000151   (Click For More Item Information)
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Minutes from an August 25, 1961 Planning Group cover topics including the possible role of the National Institute of Administration (NIA) in public information, a meeting of the USIS Coordinating Committee, and inauguration ceremonies for the new NIA location, possibly in October of that year.

Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 25 August 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Planning Group Minutes, September 1, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-192D-116-UA2-1-12_000152   (Click For More Item Information)
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The group discusses Dr. James Hendry's upcoming visit to Vietnam, and his request to limit social functions upon his arrival. Other topics include transportation requested by the National Institute of Administration (NIA), the inauguration of the new NIA building, and training courses currently

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 01 September 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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