Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Series: 1) ADMINISTRATIVE FILES. 1925-1986, n.d. [1958-1969]
Box 42 Folder 50 International Programs, Vietnam Project, 1955
(Completely scanned folder | 28 records)
July 12th,1955
A letter from Michigan State University President John A. Hannah to John B. Hollister, Director of the International Cooperation Administration. President Hannah asks Hollister for assistance in approving certain items relating to police administration and training in Vietnam.
June 15th,1955
A letter from Charles C. Killingsworth, Coordinator and Economics Advisor of the Michigan State University Group, to MSU President John A. Hannah. Killingsworth urges President Hannah to increase the number of police recruits for the Vietnam Project, in order to avoid scrutiny from the Embassy, the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), and the United States Operations Mission (USOM).
April 25th,1955
A letter from Milton E. Muelder, Dean of the College of Science and Arts, to Professor Wesley R. Fishel. Muelder informs and congratulates Fishel on being appointed Special Consultant on the Vietnam Project.
July 12th,1955
A letter from MSU President John A. Hannah to John B. Hollister, Director of the International Cooperation Administration in Washington D.C., and Milton E. Muelder, Dean of the College of Science and Arts at Michigan State University. President Hannah asks Hollister for assistance in approving salaries for police administration and training in Vietnam, as it pertains to the International Cooperation Administration. Hannah suggests salaries for (and gives the names of) four MSU staff members.
June 12th,1955
A letter from Milton E. Muelder, Dean of the College of Science and Arts, to MSU President John A. Hannah. Muelder asks Hannah to assist in providing salary clearance to the John B. Hollister at the International Cooperation Administration in Washington D.C. for MSU police officers who must resign their current positions in order to offer police administration and training in Vietnam.
November 8th,1955
A report from Edward W. Weidner, Chief Advisor to the Vietnam Project, to MSU President John A. Hannah and the United States Operations Mission at Michigan State University. Weidner reports on major developments that have occurred in Saigon with the Vietnam Project since October 1st of 1955.
September 14th,1955
A letter from Charles C. Killingsworth, Coordinator of the Vietnam Project, to MSU President John A. Hannah and Milton E. Muelder, Dean of MSU's College of Science & Arts. Killingsworth refers to an amended contract with the International Cooperation Administration.
September 20th,1955
A report written by Walter W. Mode, Chief of the Michigan State University Group Field Administration Division; Frederic R. Wickert, Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University; and Ralph H. Smuckler, creator of the National Institute of Administration in Saigon. The three members of the Michigan State University Group report on the operations of the Commissariat for Refugees in Vietnam.
1950-1959
A list of Michigan State University (MSU) personnel assigned to Vietnam, their position title in the MSU Group, former position(s) at MSU, and date of arrival into Vietnam. Arrival dates range from May-December, 1955.
September 16th,1955
A list of reports and schedules through September 1955, submitted by the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Team.
November 2nd,1955
A letter from Milton E. Muelder, Dean of the School of Science and Arts, to MSU President John A. Hannah and Charles C. Killingsworth, MSU Group Economic Advisor. Dean Muelder refers to a monthly report of the Michigan State University Group from October 8, 1955, and a supplemental note from Walter W. Mode to Professor Edward W Weidner regarding reorganization of the Refugee Commission in Saigon.
October 22nd,1955
A letter from Edward W. Weidner, Chief Advisor of the Vietnam Advisory Team to Charles C. Killingsworth, Coordinator of the Vietnam Advisory Team. Weidner references a memorandum regarding field administration recommendations for the government of Vietnam, and suggests that MSU President John A. Hannah view the memorandum.
October 21st,1955
A letter from Walter W. Mode, Chief of the Michigan State University Group (MSUG) Field Administration Division, to Edward W. Weidner, Chief Advisor of the Vietnam Project. Mode acknowledges the efforts of the MSUG in implementing recommendations to reorganize the Refugee Commission.
October 8th,1955
A report from Edward W. Weidner to various members of the United States Operations Mission (USOM), and deans from Michigan State University (MSU) on the progress of the MSU Group in Vietnam, and major developments that had taken place with the Police and Field Administration Projects, Institute and Participant Programs, and the Presidency Project.
1955
MSU President John A. Hannah sits in his office and speaks with Than Thi Nam Tran (sitting), wife of South Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Van Chuong (standing).
August 2nd,1955
A letter from MSU President John A. Hannah to Leland E. Traywick, Professor in the Economics Department. Hannah thanks Traywick for a photograph taken with South Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Van Chuong and his wife, Than Thi Nam Tran.
February 9th,1955
Letter from MSU President John A. Hannah to Harold E. Stassen, Director of the Foreign Operations Administration (FOA) in Washington, D.C. President Hannah introduces Stassen to Edward W. Weidner, head of the Political Science department at MSU, and discusses two contracts that Weidner has written: one between MSU and the Government of Vietnam, and one between MSU and the FOA.
March 9th,1955
A letter from Thomas K. Cowden, Dean of the School of Agriculture at MSU, to MSU President John A. Hannah. Cowden refers to a revised report on providing technical assistance for the creation of an agricultural college at De Blao, Vietnam.
1955
Milton E. Muelder, MSU Dean of Science and Arts, and Thomas K. Cowden, MSU Dean of Agriculture, report on their January 1955 visit to Vietnam, and the determination of whether or not MSU would be interested in considering a contract to provide technical assistance for establishing an agricultural college in De Blao, Vietnam.
February 15th,1955
Letter from Edward W. Weidner, Head of MSU's Political Science department, to MSU President John A. Hannah. Weidner asks Hannah to make administrative arrangements for the Vietnam Project, including designating Professor Charles C. Killingsworth as coordinator of the project upon Weidner's departure for Vietnam around April 19, 1955.
April 5th,1955
Letter from MSU President John A. Hannah to General J. Lawton Collins, Special Representative of the United States in Vietnam at the American Embassy in Saigon. President Hannah thanks Collins for a letter recognizing Wesley Fishel's services in the Vietnam Project, and urges Collins to write about anything that MSU can do to help the government expedite preparing a contract to cover the program for certain services in Vietnam.
March 11th,1955
A letter from J. Lawton Collins, Special Representative of the United States in Vietnam, to MSU President John A. Hannah. Collins thanks Hannah for making available the services of Dr. Wesley Fishel. Collins summarizes Dr. Fishel's contributions to Collins' mission in Saigon, including acting as a liaison to the President of the Council of Ministers, and a confidential advisor to Ngo Dinh Diem.
May 3rd,1955
A letter from MSU President John A. Hannah to Milton E. Muelder, dean of the MSU College of Science and Arts. Hannah tasks Muelder with creating forms to appoint Dr. Charles C. Killingsworth as the new coordinator of the Vietnam Project, outlining changes in Killingsworth's salary.
April 25th,1955
A letter from Milton E. Muelder, Dean of the MSU School of Science and Arts, to President John A. Hannah. Muelder informs Hannah that Dr. Charles C. Killingsworth has been nominated coordinator for the Vietnam Project while Dr. Edward W. Weidner is in Saigon.
April 1955
Milton E. Muelder reports that the Coordinating Committee for Overseas Projects met on April 14, 1955. The committee decided to recommend Dr. Charles C. Killingsworth to MSU President John A. Hannah as coordinator for the Vietnam Project while Dr. Edward W. Weidner is in Saigon. The committee also designated Dr. Wesley R. Fishel as consultant to the Coordinating Committee.
April 25th,1955
A letter from Milton E. Muelder, Dean of MSU's College of Science and Arts, to MacDonald Salter, acting public administration advisor, technical advisory staff in Washington, D.C. Muelder thanks Salter for meeting with him and discussing administration of the Vietnam Project at MSU, and informs him of Dr. Killingsworth's availability as coordinator of the project.
June 21st,1955
A letter from Charles C. Killingsworth, Coordinator for the Vietnam Project, to MSU President John A. Hannah. Killigsworth informs Hannah that two police specialists have been added to the group of MSU staff going to Saigon in July of that same year.
June 17th,1955
A letter from MSU President John A. Hannah to Charles C. Killingsworth, Coordinator of the Vietnam Project. Hannah indicates that he has discussed police recruitment plans for the Vietnam Project with Dr. Arthur Brandstatter.