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Campus Cloaks a 'Spy' Operation, Raises a Dispute in the Midwest, National Observer article, April 18, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-195C-116-UA2-1-12_000199   (Click For More Item Information)
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A reporter from The National Observer in Washington, D.C., writes about the dispute that occurred over the presence of CIA agents in the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) during their time in Saigon from 1955-1962. This information came to light when an independent magazine, Ramparts, accused

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 18 April 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Report on the MSU-Vietnam Project from Ralph H. Smuckler, April, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-195D-116-UA2-1-12_000200   (Click For More Item Information)
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Ralph Smuckler, former Michigan State University Group (MSUG) Chief Advisor, writes about the Vietnam Project, and the effect it had on university cooperative efforts abroad. Smuckler gives a history of the project, from its inception in the mid-1950's through to present day, reflecting on areas

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Author(s): Smuckler, Ralph H.

Item Creation Date: April 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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A.I.D. Statement on MSU Association with CIA, circa 1966
Item Number: 6-20-195E-116-UA2-1-12_000201   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Agency for International Developement (AID) responds to allegations made by the independent magazine 'Ramparts' regarding Michigan State University's employment of CIA agents in South Vietnam. MSU President Hannah denied knowledge of the employment of these agents. This public statement was

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Author(s): author unknown

Item Creation Date: 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Interview with Murray Baron and Warren Hinckle: Transcript from The Barry Gray Show, May 6, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-195F-116-UA2-1-12_000202   (Click For More Item Information)
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WMCA radio talk show host Barry Guy moderates an interview/debate between Murray Baron, a member of the Executive Committee of American Friends of Vietnam, and Warren Hinckle, executive editor and associate publisher of Ramparts magazine. The main topic of the discussion focuses on the April 1966

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Author(s): Radio TV Reports, Inc.

Item Creation Date: 06 May 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum from Ralph H. Smuckler to John A. Hannah, June 13, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1960-116-UA2-1-12_000203   (Click For More Item Information)
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Ralph Smuckler, Dean of International Programs, informs MSU President Hannah of the impact on overseas project offices the April 1966 'Ramparts' magazine article on the CIA's involvement in the MSU Vietnam Project has had. Smuckler includes memos from offices in Brazil and India, to keep Hannah

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Author(s): Smuckler, Ralph H.

Item Creation Date: 13 June 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Statement by John A. Hannah, President, Michigan State University, April 22, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1961-116-UA2-1-12_000204   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU President Hannah responds publicly to the allegations made by Ramparts magazine that MSU was knowingly employing members of the CIA during its US aid program in Vietnam. Hannah indicates that, upon an initial scan, no fewer than 53 errors of fact were discovered in the article. Hannah

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Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 22 April 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Memorandum from Frank B. Senger to John A. Hannah, May 5, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1962-116-UA2-1-12_000205   (Click For More Item Information)
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Frank Senger, Chairman of the MSU School of Journalism, responds to MSU President Hannah's request for suggestions from MSU faculty in response to the April 1966 Ramparts magazine article which implied that MSU knowingly employed CIA agents during its US aid project in Vietnam. Senger attaches a

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Author(s): Senger, Frank B.

Item Creation Date: 05 May 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Wilson M. Tennant to John A. Hannah, May 21, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1963-116-UA2-1-12_000206   (Click For More Item Information)
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Wilson Tennant, minister at the University Methodist Church in East Lansing, MI, writes to MSU President Hannah to offer support in response to accusations made against the university from the magazine "Ramparts". Tennant praises Hannah's leadership, and wishes him health and strength.

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Author(s): Tennant, Wilson M.

Item Creation Date: 21 May 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Henry Beechem to John A. Hannah, May 17, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1964-116-UA2-1-12_000207   (Click For More Item Information)
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Henry Beechem, a 1932 graduate of the Michigan State College School of Science, writes to MSU President Hannah in protest of MSU's "real interest in Vietnam". Hannah replies in a May 20, 1966 letter, asking Beechem to clarify on his remark.

Author(s): Beechem, Henry

Item Creation Date: 17 May 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Andres L. Abejo to John A. and Sarah M. Hannah, May 31, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1965-116-UA2-1-12_000208   (Click For More Item Information)
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Andres Abejo, President of the University of the Philippines (UP) Faculty Association, writes to MSU President Hannah with support after negative publicity recently received by MSU's involvement with technical assistance in Vietnam. President Abejo refers to an included newspaper clipping of an

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Author(s): Abejo, Andres L.

Item Creation Date: 31 May 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Romulo/Agoncillo/Abejo newspaper articles, The Philippine Collegian, May, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1966-116-UA2-1-12_000209   (Click For More Item Information)
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The Philippine Collegian, in a May 22, 1966 article, publishes the May 7 resignation letter of Teodoro Agoncillo, Chairman of the Department of History at the University of the Philippines (UP), to UP President Carlos Romulo. Agoncillo indicates his reason for resignation as being the fact that he

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Author(s): Agoncillo, Teodoro Abejo, Andres L.

Item Creation Date: May 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Robert A. Nisbet to John A. Hannah, June 29, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1967-116-UA2-1-12_000210   (Click For More Item Information)
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Robert Nisbet, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside, writes to MSU President Hannah, requesting a copy of Hannah's official statement regarding the alleged relationship between the CIA and MSU during its time aiding Vietnam. Nisbet indicates that he is writing an

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Author(s): Nisbet, Robert A.

Item Creation Date: 29 June 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Michael Parrish to the Office of the President at MSU, June 10, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1968-116-UA2-1-12_000211   (Click For More Item Information)
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Michael Parrish, Reference Analyst in the Bureau of Public Discussion at Indiana University, writes to MSU President Hannah requesting a copy of Hannah's recent report on MSU's Vietnam Project. Parrish indicates that his bureau provides a reference loan service consisting of materials on

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Author(s): Parrish, Michael

Item Creation Date: 10 June 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from John A. Hannah to Jack Faxon, June 1, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-1969-116-UA2-1-12_000212   (Click For More Item Information)
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MSU President Hannah writes to Jack Faxon in the House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Lansing, MI. Hannah suggests that Faxon acquire a current copy of the newspaper The National Observer, and read the article regarding Mr. Scheer of Ramparts magazine and his hopes to attempt to wreck

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Author(s): Hannah, John A.

Item Creation Date: 01 June 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Harold W. Herman to John A. Hannah, June 1, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-196A-116-UA2-1-12_000213   (Click For More Item Information)
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Harold Herman, Editor of the Chicago-based publication College and University Business, writes to MSU President Hannah, thanking him for sending a statement about MSU's Vietnam Project.

Author(s): Herman, Harold W.

Item Creation Date: 01 June 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from William W. Whitehouse to John A. Hannah, May 16, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-196B-116-UA2-1-12_000214   (Click For More Item Information)
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William Whitehouse writes from Albion, MI, to MSU President Hannah. Whitehouse offers Hannah his support after negative criticisms against the university, and indicates to Hannah that his grandson is a junior at MSU. Hannah replies in kind in a May 24 letter.

Author(s): Whitehouse, William W.

Item Creation Date: 16 May 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Bernice Tucker to John A. Hannah, May 25, 1966
Item Number: 6-20-196C-116-UA2-1-12_000215   (Click For More Item Information)
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Bernice Tucker, MSU staff member, writes to MSU President Hannah to offer support in the way he has handled negative press and criticisms regarding the MSU Vietnam Project. Tucker refers to an enclosed envelope from a Mr. Nisbet at the Constitutional Convention, which she included. Hannah replies

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Author(s): Tucker, Bernice

Item Creation Date: 25 May 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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Letter from Harold W. Herman to John A. Hannah, May 23, 1966&#0A;
Item Number: 6-20-196E-116-UA2-1-12_000216   (Click For More Item Information)
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Harold Herman, Editor of the publication College and University Business, writes to MSU President John Hannah, commenting on the article in Ramparts magazine about the allegations made regarding the work Michigan State University had done in Vietnam from 1955 to 1962. Ã Herman indicates that he is

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Author(s): Herman, Harold W.

Item Creation Date: 23 May 1966

Collection: John A. Hannah Papers

Association: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

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