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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, December 15, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-193F-116-UA2-1-12_000170   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) discussed a meeting some of the members had with with the United States Operations Mission (USOM) regarding the Program Divisions FY 1962-5 dollar budgets. With a focus on making improvements to the organization of the Vietnamese Government, the Deputy

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Item Creation Date: 15 December 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, December 29, 1961
Item Number: 6-20-1940-116-UA2-1-12_000171   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox began the meeting with a progress report on contract negotiations with the Agency for International Development (AID), formerly the International Cooperation Association (ICA). The group learned that the lowest bidder for sidewalks and roads at the new National Institute of Administration

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Item Creation Date: 29 December 1961

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, January 5, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1941-116-UA2-1-12_000172   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) reported that there were no new developments with regards to contract negotiations. The group believes that negotiations will find their greatest impetus by personal contact between Wesley Fishel (former MSUG Chief Advisor) and South Vietnam President Ngo

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Item Creation Date: 05 January 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, January 19, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1942-116-UA2-1-12_000173   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox discusses his recent trip with Wesley Fishel and some newsmen to the 17th parallel, and various army installations and villages. The date for the dedication of the new National Institute of Administration (NIA) is still uncertain due to incomplete groundwork. John Donoghue protested the

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Item Creation Date: 19 January 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Special Staff Meeting Minutes, January 31, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1945-116-UA2-1-12_000176   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox officially welcomed the arrival to the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) of Alfred Seelye (Dean of the College of Business and Public Service) and his wife. Seelye discussed the communications relationship between the National Institute of Administration (NIA) campus and the Agency

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Item Creation Date: 31 January 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, February 2, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1946-116-UA2-1-12_000177   (Click For More Item Information)
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At a recent United States Operations Mission (USOM) meeting, the subject of security came up with regards to travel outside of Saigon. Research activities were discussed, including case studies written by two Vietnamese personnel on bureaucracy in Vietnam and municipal administration in Saigon.

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Item Creation Date: 02 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, February 21, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1947-116-UA2-1-12_000178   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) indicates that East Lansing is now aware that the MSUG contract for aid to Vietnam will not be renewed. South Vietnam President Diem states a preference National Institute of Administration (NIA) advisors directly hired. Local employees of the NIA will

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Item Creation Date: 21 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, March 2, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1948-116-UA2-1-12_000179   (Click For More Item Information)
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Andrew Gardiner, Director of the Agency for International Development (AID), expressed his regret for the termination of the Michigan State University Group's (MSUG) contract to provide aid to Vietnam. Despite a recent aerial attack on the Palace, none of the American agency personnel showed

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Item Creation Date: 02 March 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, March 9, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1949-116-UA2-1-12_000180   (Click For More Item Information)
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An announcement was made at the United States Operations Mission (USOM) that training for police mechanics is now taking place at the Education Division. Wesley Fishel commented on the smoothness of the Michigan State University Group's (MSUG) operations, and the regret felt by many Vietnamese

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Item Creation Date: 09 March 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, January 26, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1944-116-UA2-1-12_000175   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox reported on the last two meetings with the United States Operations Mission (USOM), and contemplates sending a second letter to South Vietnam President Diem regarding relations between Vietnam and Michigan State University. March 1, 1962, was decided as the tentative dedication date for

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Item Creation Date: 26 January 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum from Guy H. Fox to James B. Hendry, January 25, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-194E-116-UA2-1-12_000185   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox tells James Hendry how he regrets that they could not hear each other very well in their recent telephone conversation. Fox goes on to talk about the ending of MSU's contract, South Vietnam President Diem's views on "dishonest" and "disloyal" publications by former

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Author(s): Fox, Guy H.

Item Creation Date: 25 January 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from James B. Hendry to John A. Hannah, February 1, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-194F-116-UA2-1-12_000186   (Click For More Item Information)
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James Hendry, Dean of the College of Business and Public Service, refers to a letter from Saigon he copies to MSU President Hannah which details South Vietnam President Diem's views on ending the Michigan State University Group's (MSUG) contract, and the deterioration taking place in Vietnam.

Author(s): Hendry, James B.

Item Creation Date: 01 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Alfred L. Seelye to Nguyen Dinh Thuan, February 2, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1950-116-UA2-1-12_000187   (Click For More Item Information)
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Alfred Seelye, Dean of the College of Business and Public Service, writes to Vietnam Secretary of State Nguyen Dinh Thuan to ascertain whether or not the Government of Vietnam wishes for MSU to continue its work in the country through the National Institute of Administration (NIA) and the Michigan

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Author(s): Seelye, Alfred L.

Item Creation Date: 02 February 1962

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, February 17, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1955-116-UA2-1-12_000192   (Click For More Item Information)
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Wesley Fishel, former Michigan State University Group (MSUG) Chief Advisor, writes to MSU President John Hannah from Burma, after having spent four weeks in Saigon. For the first time, Fishel is openly pessimistic about the future of the Vietnamese Government. Fishel offers to Hannah his opinion

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Author(s): Fishel, Wesley R.

Item Creation Date: 17 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Future of MSUG in Vietnam: Report from Guy H. Fox, February 19, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1956-116-UA2-1-12_000193   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox refers to a February 15, 1962 memorandum which described a meeting between himself, Alfred Seelye, and Vietnam Secretary of State Nguyen Dinh Thuan. Fox explains to MSU President Hannah that, although the meeting was cordial, Thuan relayed President Diem's hurt feelings towards articles by

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Author(s): Fox, Guy H.

Item Creation Date: 19 February 1962

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, February 19, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1957-116-UA2-1-12_000194   (Click For More Item Information)
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Ralph Smuckler, Associate Dean of International Programs, writes to MSU President Hannah about a manuscript sent by Guy Fox, refuting comments made by Milton Taylor and Adrian Jaffe in a June 1961 New Republic article. Smuckler indicates that Fox's article sent to New Republic was not published,

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Author(s): Smuckler, Ralph H.

Item Creation Date: 19 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from John A. Hannah to Ralph H. Smuckler, February 23, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1958-116-UA2-1-12_000195   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU President John Hannah writes to Ralph Smuckler, Dean of International Programs, thanking him for letting him see a manuscript of an article by Guy Fox. The article, which Fox sent to The New Republic but had not yet been published, refuted portions of another article written by Milton Taylor

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Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 23 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from John A. Hannah to members of the Board of Trustees, February 27, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-195A-116-UA2-1-12_000197   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU President Hannah writes to members of the Board of Trustees, enclosing a copy of a letter he received from Wesley Fishel in Burma, and a copy of a report from Guy Fox and James Hendry in Saigon. Hannah acknowledges that the board members should know by now that the MSU contract in Vietnam will

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Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 27 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Special Staff Meeting Minutes, January 25, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1943-116-UA2-1-12_000174   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox calls a special meeting of the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) to inform them that South Vietnam President Diem had told Wesley Fishel (in a meeting the night before) that the MSUG contract would be terminated, and that Diem prefers that the National Institute of Administration (NIA)

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Item Creation Date: 25 January 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, March 16, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-194A-116-UA2-1-12_000181   (Click For More Item Information)
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Elmer Adkins reported that all but four Vietnam provinces were issuing ID cards, and that the delay for these provinces was not due to security problems. The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) has modified their phase-out plan, including the termination date for local employees. Guy Fox

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Item Creation Date: 16 March 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, March 30, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-194B-116-UA2-1-12_000182   (Click For More Item Information)
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Dean Ralph Smuckler arrived in Saigon the day before, outlining developments at MSU and reporting on his trips to Okinawa, Taipei and the Philippines to the Michigan State University Group (MSUG). The National Institute of Administration (NIA) has requested money for the publication of the

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Item Creation Date: 30 March 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, April 13, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-194C-116-UA2-1-12_000183   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox announced that the Rector of the National Institute of Administration (NIA) has invited the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) to dinner on the 17th of May. The Rector informed the United States Operations Mission (USOM) that provisions had been made to release counterpart funds to the

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Item Creation Date: 13 April 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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MSUG Staff Meeting Minutes, April 27, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-194D-116-UA2-1-12_000184   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox announced that some visitors should be expected in the near future: Dr. Izume Koike, a friend from Japan; Dr. Charles Barr (from MSU's Urban Planning and Landscaping) and his wife. The dedication date for the new National Institute of Administration (NIA) has now been set for August 1.

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Item Creation Date: 27 April 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum for the Record from Guy H. Fox, February 16, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1951-116-UA2-1-12_000188   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox writes about a meeting between Vietnam Secretary of State Nguyen Dinh Thuan, Alfred L. Seelye and himself on February 15. The meeting had been called to confirm the final decision of Vietnam President Diem on the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) contract. Thuan, on behalf of the

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Author(s): Fox, Guy H.

Item Creation Date: 16 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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A Travesty on Academic Objectivity, circa 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1952-116-UA2-1-12_000189   (Click For More Item Information)
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The author of the report writes from Saigon, after having received a copy of the New Republic article "A Crumbling Bastion: Flattery and Lies Won't Save Vietnam". The author retorts the content of the article, calling it "intemperate and unbalanced". The author cites examples

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Item Creation Date: 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Associated Press RTT Newscast Feb. 17 to Tokyo, February 17, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1953-116-UA2-1-12_000190   (Click For More Item Information)
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Associated Press reporter Malcolm Browne reports on the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) ending their contract with Vietnam, and leaving the country. Browne indicates that Alfred Seelye, MSU Dean of the College of Business and Public Service, returned to Saigon to try to persuade the

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Author(s): Browne, Malcolm W.

Item Creation Date: 17 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum for the Record from Guy H. Fox, February 16, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1954-116-UA2-1-12_000191   (Click For More Item Information)
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Guy Fox writes about a meeting between Vietnam Secretary of State Nguyen Dinh Thuan, Alfred L. Seelye and himself on February 15. The meeting had been called to confirm the final decision of Vietnam President Diem on the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) contract. Thuan, on behalf of the

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Author(s): Fox, Guy H.

Item Creation Date: 16 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from John A. Hannah to John F. Kennedy, February 26, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-1959-116-UA2-1-12_000196   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU President John Hannah writes to U.S. President John F. Kennedy regarding the ending of the Michigan State University Group's (MSUG) contract with Vietnam. Hannah refers to a letter he received from Wesley Fishel, forwarded to him from Burma, which detail Fishel's views on the dissolution of

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Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 26 February 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from McGeorge Bundy to John A. Hannah, March 26, 1962
Item Number: 6-20-195B-116-UA2-1-12_000198   (Click For More Item Information)
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McGeorge Bundy, U.S. National Security Advisor to John F. Kennedy, writes to MSU President Hannah, thanking him for sending Wesley Fishel's report on conditions in South Vietnam. Bundy indicates that he has made copies of Fishel's report for Kennedy's staff members who are following the situation

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Author(s): Bundy, McGeorge

Item Creation Date: 26 March 1962

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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