Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Series: 2) CORRESPONDENCE. 1941-1975, undated
Box 1184 Folder 19 Correspondence, 1960-1961
(Completely scanned folder | 15 records)
May 17th,1960
Bui Quy Lan from the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington D.C, discusses the information recently obtained about the activities of the Industrial Development Center such as the amount of loads the center provided to industries of Vietnam and as a stockholder.
August 4th,1960
J.P Gittinger writes to Wesley R. Fishel in regards to recent political changes in Vietnam and his work in Iran.
December 23rd,1960
Wesley R. Fishel sends Louise Polk Huger from the New York Times a revised letter on the topic of the rebellion in Saigon, the prospect of democratic institutions in Southeast Asia, and Ngo Dinh Diem's progress on refugee resettlement, administration, National Bank, land reform, and the economy.
January 26th,1961
Joseph J. Harnett from the Catholic Relief Services describes his conversations with the President on Vietnam's economy and the agricultural development program. Harnett comments on the need for better tactics to approach political instability of Vietnam, Communist infiltration, battles with the civil guard, and mentions the role of the Army and MAAG.
February 1st,1961
Wesley R. Fishel writes to the Ambassador of the Repiblic of Vietnam in Tokyo, Japan. Fishel asks for copies of Japanese and Vietnamese publications for Fishel's research on the background, rationale, and settlements of the Japanese reparations problem.
March 16th,1961
Nguyen Phu Duc from the Vietnam Embassy in Washington D.C. thanks Wesley R. Fishel for his efforts of promoting a better understanding of the Vietnamese problems in the United States.
March 21st,1961
On behalf of Ambassador of Vietnam in Tokyo, H.E. Bui Van Thinh, Vuong Hoa Duc sends Welsey R. Fishel documents and references on the problem of Japanese War Reparations for Vietnam.
March 21st,1961
A.F. Brandstatter explains that Ralph Turner needs assistance to examine a report which will be submitted to the Minister of Interior.
March 29th,1961
Mrs. N.T. Tuyen from Paris explains her differing views on Wesley Fishel's praises of Mr. Ngo dinh Diem in an article published in the Christian Science Monitor. Tuyen discusses the issue of democracy, assassinations, and South Vietnamese politics.
April 4th,1961
The editorial director of The New Ladder, Norman Jacobs requests Wesley R. Fishel to write an article about Laos and South Vietnam with a focus on the Diem government, the Communist guerrilla efforts, and the upcoming elections.
May 1st,1961
From the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington D.C, General Lansdale sends Wesley Fishel a letter from a Vietnamese doctor sent to a civilian friend of Lansdale. The letter expresses the peril of the free world to the Communists. The Vietnamese doctor compares the necessity to fight Communism with the Second World War and the bloodshed that resulted from the hesitations to protect the free world.
May 10th,1961
Wesley R. Fishel informs president Hannah about his past research study in Washington D.C. on the re-emergence of Japan as a power in Southeast Asia. Fishel explains that he will meet with the Department of State, White House, ICA, the Department of Defense, and members of Vice President Johnson's party.
October 12th,1961
Wesley R. Fishel recalls conversations with GVN ambassador Bui Van Thinh to Mr. Paul Kattenburg of the American Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam. Fishel explains Bui Van Thinh's extreme political dissatisfaction with the Diem government and desire to leave his cabinet post.
October 20th,1961
Ralph H. Smuckler describes his reactions to President Kennedy's announcement to send troops to Vietnam and South Vietnamese anti-communist tactics. Smuckler also updates Wesley R. Fishel of events at the Office of International Programs.
November 15th,1961
Wesley R. Fishel updates Ralph H. Smuckler of the current political tensions and delays in the Diem government. Fishel also explains the progress of his own research in Japan.