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You can locate materials on a specific topic by browsing over 100 subject terms and tags ranging from agriculture and economic policy to specific governmental departments and ministries in South Vietnam.

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(June 30th,1900)
Wesley R. Fishel explains the proposal to send a group of ex-officials of the North Vietnamese Army to share their experience and sense of disillusion read more...
(1940)
A publication advertises for rubber stamps and badges as well as name plaques and other odds and ends. The pamphlet is in a mixture of French and Vie read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a three room house with a thatched roof, that has laundry hanging out front and dense foliage. read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a building with a thatched roof tucked among dense foliage. The label on the back of the photo read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of an interior of a Cao Dai temple. A number of people are standing inside, watching an exchange b read more...

(April 20th,1900)
A photograph is taken of a group of Vietnamese visitors studying in the U.S. with the National Institute of Administration's Participant Training Prog read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a three room house with a thatched roof, that has laundry hanging out front and dense foliage. read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a building with a thatched roof tucked among dense foliage. The label on the back of the photo read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of an interior of a Cao Dai temple. A number of people are standing inside, watching an exchange b read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a barbershop, which appears to be outdoors against a wall. A line of barbers tend to a number read more...

(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a three room house with a thatched roof, that has laundry hanging out front and dense foliage. read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a building with a thatched roof tucked among dense foliage. The label on the back of the photo read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of an interior of a Cao Dai temple. A number of people are standing inside, watching an exchange b read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a barbershop, which appears to be outdoors against a wall. A line of barbers tend to a number read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a white building with large barred front windows. A fence surrounds the building and on one si read more...

(October 19th,1950)
Advisor Howard Hoyt for the MSUG Police Administration Division sends regular correspondences and report updates to Advisor Wesley Fishel throughout O read more...
(December 1951)
Project Coordinator Norman Olman and Arthur Brandstatter, Head of Police Administration, co-author a report on the, "Fourth German Police Leader and S read more...
(October 16th,1954)
Personnel with the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory group author a report on the Special FOA Mission From Michigan State College for Public read more...
(October 16th,1954)
Arthur Brandstatter, James Denison Charles Killingsworth, and Edward Weidner write a paper by the title, "Report of the Special FOA Mission from Michi read more...
(December 28th,1954)
Director Edward Weidner of the MSU Governmental Research Bureau writes a draft of the proposed negotiated contract for public administration in Vietna read more...

(April 20th,1900)
A photograph is taken of a group of Vietnamese visitors studying in the U.S. with the National Institute of Administration's Participant Training Prog read more...
(June 30th,1900)
Wesley R. Fishel explains the proposal to send a group of ex-officials of the North Vietnamese Army to share their experience and sense of disillusion read more...
(January 6th,1950)
New York Times journalist James Reston writes the developing stages of aid projects for French Indo-China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea and Japan read more...
(1950)
A photograph is taken of two Vietnamese men and women sitting at a dinner table eating and smoking cigarettes. The individuals are identified as Messr read more...
(August 1954)
These are several edited drafts of a biographical report on the former Ambassador of Vietnam to The United States, Tran van Chuong.

(April 20th,1900)
A photograph is taken of a group of Vietnamese visitors studying in the U.S. with the National Institute of Administration's Participant Training Prog read more...
(October 19th,1950)
Advisor Howard Hoyt for the MSUG Police Administration Division sends regular correspondences and report updates to Advisor Wesley Fishel throughout O read more...
(October 16th,1954)
Arthur Brandstatter, James Denison Charles Killingsworth, and Edward Weidner write a paper by the title, "Report of the Special FOA Mission from Michi read more...
(April 14th,1955)
An agreement is drawn up between the Government of Vietnam and Michigan State University, detailing the obligations of MSU in terms of scope of servic read more...
(April 14th,1955)
An agreement is drawn up between the Foreign Operations Administration and Michigan State University regarding the nature of financial assistance from read more...

(June 30th,1900)
Wesley R. Fishel explains the proposal to send a group of ex-officials of the North Vietnamese Army to share their experience and sense of disillusion read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a three room house with a thatched roof, that has laundry hanging out front and dense foliage. read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a building with a thatched roof tucked among dense foliage. The label on the back of the photo read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of an interior of a Cao Dai temple. A number of people are standing inside, watching an exchange b read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a barbershop, which appears to be outdoors against a wall. A line of barbers tend to a number read more...

(1940)
A publication advertises for rubber stamps and badges as well as name plaques and other odds and ends. The pamphlet is in a mixture of French and Vie read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a three room house with a thatched roof, that has laundry hanging out front and dense foliage. read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a building with a thatched roof tucked among dense foliage. The label on the back of the photo read more...
(September 28th,1949)
Instruction no. 320-CAB from Bao Dai in regards to the organization and jurisdiction of national and regional administrations.
(January 6th,1950)
New York Times journalist James Reston writes the developing stages of aid projects for French Indo-China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea and Japan read more...

(April 24th,1952)
An arrete issued on the organization of agencies under the direction of the Minister of Public Works and Telecommunications.
(October 4th,1952)
A series of arretes are issued throughout the month of October, 1952 by the Vietnamese government.
(May 7th,1953)
An arrete is issued to discuss the services of the Ministry of Agriculture.
(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 read more...
(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. Ki read more...

(July 28th,1952)
An arrete is issued for the purpose of encouraging small-scale businesses in rural areas.
(1953)
Michigan State College faculty put together a proposal for an interdisciplinary seminar on underdeveloped areas and development programs, presented in read more...
(October 1954)
A document created by the United States of America Special Technical and Economic Mission to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, containing the English transl read more...
(October 1954)
An educational Vietnamese document published by The Ministry of Education, Vietnam in 1954, this reader tells the story of a man named Anh Ba, and his read more...
(1954)
A booklet in Vietnamese on health and wellness, published by the Ministry of Information and Communications. This illustrated guide includes tips on read more...

(April 28th,1954)
The President of the Republic of Vietnam releases a report on the objectives of the NIA.
(September 20th,1954)
This document contains excerpts in French from a speech that President Ngo Dinh Diem made on September 20, 1954. The speech concerns the efforts of g read more...
(September 24th,1954)
This statement to the press from president Ngo Dinh Diem, dated September 24, 1954, announces the formation of a new government and outlines its major read more...
(October 19th,1954)
A letter from Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem to MSU President John A. Hannah, thanking him for sending a team of MSU professors to provide technic read more...
(November 3rd,1954)
A letter from Michigan State College John A. Hannah to Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, thanking him for a letter from October 19, 1954, and expres read more...

(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a barbershop, which appears to be outdoors against a wall. A line of barbers tend to a number read more...
(January 6th,1950)
New York Times journalist James Reston writes the developing stages of aid projects for French Indo-China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea and Japan read more...
(1950)
A booklet is made, with an accompanying English translation, which explains the purpose and benefits of "good schools" for the community. It also inc read more...
(October 16th,1954)
Personnel with the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory group author a report on the Special FOA Mission From Michigan State College for Public read more...
(December 4th,1954)
An analysis of imports into Central and South Vietnam for the year of 1952.

(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a three room house with a thatched roof, that has laundry hanging out front and dense foliage. read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of an interior of a Cao Dai temple. A number of people are standing inside, watching an exchange b read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a barbershop, which appears to be outdoors against a wall. A line of barbers tend to a number read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of an intricately carved Buddhist temple. A few figures are standing in the open doors.
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a white building with large barred front windows. A fence surrounds the building and on one si read more...

(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a barbershop, which appears to be outdoors against a wall. A line of barbers tend to a number read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of an intricately carved Buddhist temple. A few figures are standing in the open doors.
(1954)
A budget report created for the Port of Saigon-Cholon for the year 1954.
(January 21st,1955)
This document contains the unofficial English translation of South Vietnam's 1955 budget recommendations report. The original document, written in Fre read more...
(April 15th,1955)
This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 6. It includes information on current national affairs, read more...

(October 19th,1950)
Advisor Howard Hoyt for the MSUG Police Administration Division sends regular correspondences and report updates to Advisor Wesley Fishel throughout O read more...
(April 3rd,1954)
An organizational plan is drawn up for the Vietnamese National Council.
(1954)
A budget report created for the Port of Saigon-Cholon for the year 1954.
(July 1955)
Notes from a tape recording outlining the work that the Field Administration Division had done, and was intended to be heard by new employees as to gi read more...
(October 6th,1955)
Ed Weidner and Howard Hoyt co-author monthly reports for the Police Administration Division from October to December, 1955. They discuss traffic refo read more...

(January 6th,1950)
New York Times journalist James Reston writes the developing stages of aid projects for French Indo-China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea and Japan read more...
(October 20th,1954)
Background material from the USIS-USOM Liaison Office in Saigon, South Vietnam for the press on the thirty one railroad workers who were killed during read more...
(January 11th,1955)
A letter from J. Lawton Collins, Special Representative of the United States in Vietnam, to MSU President John A. Hannah. Collins refers to a propose read more...
(March 1955)
Written by Tran Van Chuong, the ambassador of South Vietnam to the United States, explains to Americans the Indochina War and the importance of defend read more...
(May 1955)
Tran Van Chuong briefs the experts at Michigan State University on South Vietnam's history and current political and social conditions. Chuong forewar read more...

(December 7th,1954)
Field reports are submitted for the areas of My Tho, Da Lat, and Hue. They detail camp conditions, such as health, resources, and transportation.
(January 21st,1955)
Handwritten drafts attempt to establish the committees and organization of the resettlement project.
(March 25th,1955)
This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 3. It addresses agrarian reform and other domestic progr read more...
(April 8th,1955)
This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 5. It contains a speech by Ngo Dinh Diem, a monthly econ read more...
(May 7th,1955)
This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 9. It contains information about military campaigns agai read more...

(September 21st,1954)
A memo from Merrill Pierson to Philip May, reporting on the status of arrangements to send four MSU professors to Vietnam as part of the "Indo-China M read more...
(September 22nd,1954)
A memorandum from Philip J. May, in which he discusses the expenses that would be required to send four Michigan State College professors to Vietnam t read more...
(September 24th,1954)
A letter from Edward W. Weidner, Chief of the Michigan State College Mission to Vietnam, to President John A. Hannah. Weidner thanks President Hannah read more...
(October 13th,1954)
A letter from James H. Denison, a member of the University Service Team in Vietnam in 1954, to Michigan State College President John A. Hannah. Denis read more...
(October 18th,1954)
A letter from Edward W. Weidner to President John A. Hannah, stating that he hopes to meet with the President soon to discuss the results of the Indo- read more...

(August 5th,1956)
A small report outlining where government officials involved in overseas projects live - the style, size, and location of their houses. In addition, t read more...
(1959)
Harry Edward addresses the American Friends of Vietnam on the subject of social welfare activities. Topics include the proposed establishment of a Ce read more...
(1960)
A lengthy report is made by the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group on their involvement, from start to finish, in Vietnam. The report s read more...
(October 6th,1961)
Topics of the meeting include the granting of exemptions from military service to technicians and participants of the Vietnam Project, interviews that read more...
(November 9th,1961)
The Michigan State University Group (MSUG) announces the publication of a Giau-Woodruff study entitled "Study of the Administrative and Financial Aspe read more...

(July 1st,1954)
Circular No. 29-NV of 1 July, 1954 on the execution of Arrete No. 739-NV of 25 June, 1954, fixing salary and allowance system for non-career status go read more...
(December 4th,1954)
A circular from the Ministry of Finance in regards to the establishment of the budget preparation for the year 1955.
(1954)
A budget report created for the Port of Saigon-Cholon for the year 1954.
(June 7th,1955)
This document is a translation of an overview of the organization of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of the Republic of Vietnam.
(July 1st,1955)
A number of officials communicate between the National Institute of Administration and the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group. The corre read more...

(1954)
A budget report created for the Port of Saigon-Cholon for the year 1954.
(May 16th,1955)
A presidential memorandum is made on May 16, 1956 appointing Nguyen Ngoc Tho as Secretary of State for Economy.
(June 7th,1955)
This document is a translation of an overview of the organization of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of the Republic of Vietnam.
(August 20th,1955)
M. Adler and Fred Bruhns of the Tribal Administration Study submit field reports from August to September, 1955. They discuss the creation of a workab read more...
(October 24th,1955)
Announcement from the National Bank alerting citizens of the forthcoming issuance of new 200 and 500 dong banknotes. Includes images of new notes. I read more...

(May 7th,1953)
An arrete is issued to discuss the services of the Ministry of Agriculture.
(1953)
Michigan State College faculty put together a proposal for an interdisciplinary seminar on underdeveloped areas and development programs, presented in read more...
(January 8th,1955)
This document contains Ordinance No. 2 of January 8, 1955. The Ordinance is in regards to establishing the regulations governing tenant farming.
(March 23rd,1955)
Chief of the Field Service division M. Adler submits two field reports in March and June on the administration organization of Binh Thuan province.
(April 2nd,1955)
This field trip report on central Vietnam by W.I. Ladojinsky [Wolf Isaac Ladejinsky] provides travel observations on rural population, land reform and read more...

(May 1955)
Tran Van Chuong briefs the experts at Michigan State University on South Vietnam's history and current political and social conditions. Chuong forewar read more...
(September 6th,1955)
In this memorandum to Wesley Fishel, Edward Lansdale described the background, objectives, organization, method of work, selection, training, and prop read more...
(1955)
A collection of poems, both personal experiences and poems addressed to the government, is compiled under the title, "The Country's Perfume."
(May 6th,1956)
A speech is made by the Secretary of State for Information and Youth, stating the changes and progress in the sector over the previous year and inaugu read more...
(May 14th,1956)
A daily Vietnamese newspaper in English, published by the United States Operations Mission (USOM). A five-member delegation met in Saigon to discuss read more...

(July 11th,1950)
The National Institute of Administration outlines the need for professional and technical organization in education, including transportation and boar read more...
(1950)
Vo Hong Phuc writes about the place of education within Vietnamese families and society and the need to develop "a new philosophy of education" to cop read more...
(1950)
A booklet is made, with an accompanying English translation, which explains the purpose and benefits of "good schools" for the community. It also inc read more...
(February 12th,1953)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of The label on the back of the photograph reads, "12 February 1953. It is polite to point here! read more...
(October 1954)
A document created by the United States of America Special Technical and Economic Mission to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, containing the English transl read more...

(August 11th,1950)
Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu answered questions and expressed the importance of women in the up coming election of the National Assembly with members of women' read more...
(1952)
This document consists of lists of cabinet members in the government of the Associated State of Vietnam (the Bao Dai government, Tran Van Huu cabinets read more...
(December 8th,1954)
This document contains a paper written by Dr. Wesley R. Fishel while he was part of the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. read more...
(December 10th,1954)
Cameron C. Turner wrote a memo to Ambassador Collins in regards to a report of a Franco-American working group on establishment of a National Assembly read more...
(April 29th,1955)
This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 8. It contains a call for election from Ngo Dinh Diem, a read more...

(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a three room house with a thatched roof, that has laundry hanging out front and dense foliage. read more...
(November 4th,1955)
A meeting is held between Mr. Dieu, Director of Budget in Vietnam, Homer Higbee, and Mr. Trieu in order to, "...learn more about the present status of read more...
(November 8th,1955)
Two drafts of a report on the Fonction Publique and changes that can be made to personnel organization.
(1955)
Two documents in Vietnamese and French which are correspondences and seem to be discussing the roadway of Alexandre de Rhodes and construction of the read more...
(March 6th,1956)
Walter Mode sends out a memorandum of a recent report from the Vietnam Press on February 29, 1956 discussing the activities of the South VietNam Regio read more...

(April 14th,1955)
An agreement is drawn up between the government of Vietnam and Michigan State University, first in April, 1955 then again in August, 1957. The conten read more...
(April 1956)
Deputy Advisor for the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group's Police Administration Division Howard Hoyt and other MSUG personnel submit m read more...
(April 1956)
Personnel with the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group's Police Administration Division write a, "Report on the Proposed Organization of read more...
(July 30th,1956)
Howard W. Hoyt wrote to Nguyen Huu Chau in regards to the assistance of Ralph F. Turner. A French version of the letter is followed by the English ver read more...
(August 31th,1956)
Chief Advisor Wesley Fishel, Chief of the Police Program Division Howard Hoyt, and consultant Ralph Turner author a report on the establishment of a s read more...

(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a white building with large barred front windows. A fence surrounds the building and on one si read more...
(January 3rd,1955)
William Dymsza, Formerly Acting USOM Representative to Central Vietnam, writes to Acting Assistant Director for Operations Charles Mann after a recent read more...
(September 12th,1955)
A civic action report in regards to contact and preparation in the province of My Tho.
(September 1955)
A special report from civic action teams No. 16 and 13 in regards to their mission.
(November 1955)
This document contains several province reports from different civic action groups. Villages include Bing Dong, Binh Thanh Tay, Tan thanh-Trung, Dinh read more...

(September 20th,1954)
This document contains excerpts in French from a speech that President Ngo Dinh Diem made on September 20, 1954. The speech concerns the efforts of g read more...
(May 7th,1955)
This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 9. It contains information about military campaigns agai read more...
(December 15th,1955)
A short article is published by the Vietnam Press summarizing military training up to the present, eligibility, and enrollment numbers.
(July 1956)
The Police Advisory Staff of the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group author a preliminary report on the proposed reorganization of the Vi read more...
(February 8th,1957)
A record of the meeting minutes for the National Institute of Administration's Administrative Council Meeting on February 8, 1957.

(October 12th,1954)
A report is created by the Secretary of State on public functions on the recruitment, training, and function of officials in Vietnamese public adminis read more...
(November 13th,1954)
A communique from the office of the Prime Minister in regards to organizing government departments and appointing personnel to important positions.
(August 9th,1955)
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam publishes a decree for the establishment of a National Institute of Administration in Saigon, addressing read more...
(August 9th,1955)
Ngo Dinh Diem releases a report "Enabling Arrete of the NIA," which details the objectives of the NIA and its organization by division. It also outli read more...
(November 4th,1955)
Ralph Smuckler and Melville Sanderson interview Mr. Tao twice, on November 4th and 8th, 1955, to discuss the development plan of Vietnamese administra read more...

(May 1956)
This document contains part III, chapters X-XV of the United Nations Economic Survey Mission to Vietnam from May of 1956. Chapters XII, XIV and XV are read more...
(July 23rd,1956)
A daily Vietnamese newspaper in English, published by the United States Operations Mission (USOM). Jean Payart replaces Henri Hoppenot as French Amba read more...
(July 24th,1956)
A daily Vietnamese newspaper in English, published by the United States Operations Mission (USOM). Vietnam National Bank's Governor Vu Quoc Thuc comm read more...
(October 15th,1956)
A brief report is drawn up on Vietnamese industry and financial difficulties.
(December 6th,1956)
A report from the United States Information Service (USIS) in Saigon on the formation of an Asia Society, headed by John D. Rockefeller II. The socie read more...

(December 12th,1955)
Budget Specialist for the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group Marvin Murphy responds to a request from My Tho province for a series of bu read more...
(May 19th,1956)
Wayne Snyder conducts a series of interviews with staff of the Directorate of Budget and Foreign Aid concerning their background, currents projects, a read more...
(June 28th,1956)
A record of the meeting minutes for the Directing Council of the National Institute of Administration to discuss the expansion and revision of the pro read more...
(October 18th,1956)
A document is made which discloses the controversy over the lack of schools in South Vietnam as a result of the United States' need to hire soldiers. read more...
(February 8th,1957)
A record of the meeting minutes for the National Institute of Administration's Administrative Council Meeting on February 8, 1957.

(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a building with a thatched roof tucked among dense foliage. The label on the back of the photo read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a white building with large barred front windows. A fence surrounds the building and on one si read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of a line of men on the ground being taught to shoot. Others stand around or sit in the the nearb read more...
(January 3rd,1955)
William Dymsza, Formerly Acting USOM Representative to Central Vietnam, writes to Acting Assistant Director for Operations Charles Mann after a recent read more...
(March 11th,1955)
This document contains the Embassy of Vietnam's Information Service Publication, Volume 1 No. 2. It contains information on national affairs (includin read more...

(January 8th,1955)
This document contains Ordinance No. 2 of January 8, 1955. The Ordinance is in regards to establishing the regulations governing tenant farming.
(November 24th,1955)
A program for the cultivation of a 77,000 ha. area of land around the An Giang province of South Vietnam. The program analyzes two different province read more...
(March 6th,1956)
Walter Mode sends out a memorandum of a recent report from the Vietnam Press on February 29, 1956 discussing the activities of the South VietNam Regio read more...
(May 22nd,1956)
A comparative study undertaken by the MSUG and the Republic of Vietnam's Department of Agriculture. This study compares agricultural administration in read more...
(June 30th,1956)
Report on the organization of the Department of Land Registration and Agrarian Reform, prepared by Walter W. Mode, Albert A. Rosenfeld, Nguyen-thi-An read more...

(July 28th,1952)
An arrete is issued for the purpose of encouraging small-scale businesses in rural areas.
(April 2nd,1955)
This field trip report on central Vietnam by W.I. Ladojinsky [Wolf Isaac Ladejinsky] provides travel observations on rural population, land reform and read more...
(November 22nd,1955)
Walter Mode sends to Edward Weidner and John Dorsey a copy of an organizational chart on the, "Credit National Agricole Populaire."
(November 24th,1955)
The Vietnamese Ministry for Agrarian Reform releases a report on the, "Program for the Cultivation of a 77,000 ha. Area of Land." Administrative and read more...
(December 12th,1955)
The Vietnam Press releases a number of brief articles and snippets concerning the Ministry for Agriculture and its affairs throughout December, 1955.

(August 11th,1950)
Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu answered questions and expressed the importance of women in the up coming election of the National Assembly with members of women' read more...
(August 25th,1956)
A report about a meeting between President Ngo Dinh Diem and the leaders of the MSUG. The meeting covered the security problem in Saigon and its effec read more...
(October 29th,1956)
This document contains a speech by Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu before the International Women's Association presented at the Independence Palace. The topic of read more...
(October 30th,1956)
The Vietnam Press provides direct quotes from madame Ngo Dinh Nhu at the conference, as well as commentary.
(March 29th,1957)
A report from the United States Information Service (USIS) in Saigon on the South East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) and their plans to conduct mar read more...

(June 28th,1956)
A record of the meeting minutes for the Directing Council of the National Institute of Administration to discuss the expansion and revision of the pro read more...
(June 28th,1956)
A document outlining what Mr. Nhien considers to be his role and activities in relation to the Secretary of State.
(July 18th,1956)
A report of an interview with the Director of the Department of National Economy, Tran Te Duong.
(August 5th,1956)
A small report outlining where government officials involved in overseas projects live - the style, size, and location of their houses. In addition, t read more...
(August 7th,1956)
A brief record of an interview with the Chief of the Bureau of Imports, Nguyen Van Thai.

(June 30th,1900)
Wesley R. Fishel explains the proposal to send a group of ex-officials of the North Vietnamese Army to share their experience and sense of disillusion read more...
(November 15th,1955)
A communique from the Department of Information and Psychological Warfare, discussing how mail should be handled in Vietnam.
(May 6th,1956)
A speech is made by the Secretary of State for Information and Youth, stating the changes and progress in the sector over the previous year and inaugu read more...
(June 28th,1956)
A record of the meeting minutes for the Directing Council of the National Institute of Administration to discuss the expansion and revision of the pro read more...
(June 28th,1956)
A document outlining what Mr. Nhien considers to be his role and activities in relation to the Secretary of State.

(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of an intricate Cao Dai temple. The sides of the building are open-air and a long fence surrounds read more...
(1945)
An image from Wesley Fishel's photograph collection of two houses, one of which is surrounded by a fence and has an open-air porch and pillars. The la read more...
(June 30th,1956)
A report by Wesley Fishel, with the help of Walter Mode, Albert Rosenfeld, Nguyen Thi An, and Than Trong Hue, that provides recommendations for the De read more...
(August 11th,1956)
Advisor Howard Hoyt for the MSUG Police Administration Division sends regular correspondences and report updates to Advisor Wesley Fishel from August read more...
(October 10th,1956)
A circular from the Secretary of State for the Presidency in regards to community development programs in Vietnam.

(November 23rd,1953)
A lengthy publications entitled, "Military Terms, Abbreviations, and Symbols" lists the terms and abbreviations alphabetically used by the U.S. Army.
(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. Ki read more...
(May 3rd,1956)
A daily Vietnamese newspaper in English, published by the United States Operations Mission (USOM). Plans are underway to decongest traffic in Saigon, read more...
(May 24th,1956)
A daily Vietnamese newspaper in English, published by the United States Operations Mission (USOM). A conference of the province chiefs was held at th read more...
(June 28th,1956)
A daily Vietnamese newspaper in English, published by the United States Operations Mission (USOM). Former Hoa Hao military commander Ba Cut is senten read more...

(1953)
Michigan State College faculty put together a proposal for an interdisciplinary seminar on underdeveloped areas and development programs, presented in read more...
(September 25th,1956)
A speech given by the Secretary of Public Health and Social Welfare, Director of National Institute of Administration. The speech called for a more fo read more...
(March 14th,1957)
J.P. Gittinger wrote to Brent E. Hutton-Williams about arranging a tour to observe land survey and title procedures in the Federation of Malaya. This read more...
(May 8th,1957)
A report from the weekly newsletter of MSU's Department of Information Services discusses President Ngo Dinh Diem's upcoming visit to MSU. There are read more...
(May 22nd,1957)
Dean of International Programs Glen Taggart sends out numerous letters to thank various personnel for their parts in the visit of President Ngo Dinh D read more...

(February 13th,1955)
The first page of the document is an English translation of a speech that the President of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem presented on the occasion of t read more...
(April 15th,1958)
In this letter to President Ngo Dinh Diem from March 27, 1958, Nguyen Tran criticizes the regime's current approach to the rural insurgency and recomm read more...
(September 1958)
Monthly reports are submitted from the MSUG Police Administration Division to the Chief Advisor for September, October, and November, 1958. The report read more...
(November 20th,1963)
Released shortly after the assassination of South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem, this document discusses a Communist viewpoint on the end of the Die read more...
(November 26th,1963)
A document from the United States Information Services (USIS) in Saigon. The paper discusses fundamental demands made by the people of South Vietnam: read more...

(July 3rd,1956)
Meeting minutes recorded for the committee for the study of personnel from July 3 to August 21, 1956. Committee members discuss the effective use of read more...
(August 5th,1956)
A small report outlining where government officials involved in overseas projects live - the style, size, and location of their houses. In addition, t read more...
(February 8th,1957)
A record of the meeting minutes for the National Institute of Administration's Administrative Council Meeting on February 8, 1957.
(August 1st,1957)
A list of administrative agencies in Vietnam as of August 1, 1957.
(February 12th,1958)
Secretary of State for the Presidency Nguyen Huu Chau writes to the Director Generals of numerous departments to arrange studies in each department, c read more...

(January 6th,1955)
This document is a political statement made by Ngo Dinh Diem at the press conference on the economic agreements, Pau Conventions, signed at the 1955 P read more...
(September 7th,1967)
In this letter, Tran Van Lam, head of the "White Elephant" ticket in the 1967 election, outlines his claims of coercion and fraud against his party to read more...
(November 15th,1967)
This document is a list, published by the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington D.C., of the Vietnamese government under the presidency of Nguyen Van Thieu read more...
(April 10th,1968)
The text of an address made by President Nguyen Van Thieu to the joint session of the National Assembly on April 10, 1968.
(May 10th,1968)
The Vietnam Observer made a statement to The United Nations regarding relations with North Vietnam. It notes North Vietnam's increased activity in So read more...

(November 22nd,1955)
A record of a meeting between the Prefect of Saigon-Cholon and representatives the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group about various issu read more...
(June 28th,1956)
A record of the meeting minutes for the Directing Council of the National Institute of Administration to discuss the expansion and revision of the pro read more...
(July 14th,1956)
Tieng Chuong describes the hours leading up to the execution of Ba-Cut [Le-quang-Vinh] by guillotine that occurred on July 13, 1956. The letter includ read more...
(August 5th,1956)
A small report outlining where government officials involved in overseas projects live - the style, size, and location of their houses. In addition, t read more...
(February 8th,1957)
A record of the meeting minutes for the National Institute of Administration's Administrative Council Meeting on February 8, 1957.

(April 2nd,1955)
This field trip report on central Vietnam by W.I. Ladojinsky [Wolf Isaac Ladejinsky] provides travel observations on rural population, land reform and read more...
(June 1955)
A hierarchical chart of principal officers and Americans employed with the United States Operations Mission (USOM) Saigon as of June, 1955.
(October 6th,1955)
A memo from Roland Haney to Walter Mode in regards to a recent meeting with Wolf Ladejinsky. The memo discusses the Land Registration and Agrarian Re read more...
(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 Mic read more...
(November 21st,1955)
A report on a meeting with the following individuals, Mr. Lavergne, Mr. Ladejinsky, Col. Landsdale, Dr Speer, Mr taylor, and Mr. Mode.

(June 13th,1956)
A daily Vietnamese newspaper in English, published by the United States Operations Mission (USOM). General Van Thanh Cao receives an award for loyalt read more...
(November 12th,1960)
Wesley R. Fishel provides Senator Mike Mansfield an elaborated report on the attempted coup d'etat in Saigon. Fishel lists the presumed reasons for th read more...
(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 h read more...
(January 20th,1962)
Wesley Fishel writes to his family while in Saigon, Vietnam about military, economic, and social distress in Vietnam. Fishel also comments on the Sout read more...
(February 17th,1962)
Wesley R. Fishel reports to president John Hannah President Diem's decision to terminate the University's contract program in Vietnam. Fishel describe read more...

(May 21st,1956)
A daily Vietnamese newspaper in English, published by the United States Operations Mission (USOM). A tilapia stall opens in Central Market in Saigon, read more...
(October 13th,1956)
Wesley Fishel heads a special report to the Vietnamese president from the Michigan State University Group concerning administrative recommendations fo read more...
(March 29th,1957)
A report from the United States Information Service (USIS) in Saigon on the South East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) and their plans to conduct mar read more...
(June 8th,1959)
Wesley R. Fishel explains to U.S senator from Montana, Mick Mansfield, that he will take a trip to Washington to attend to matters on Vietnam.
(July 25th,1959)
Wesley Fishel responds to Senator Mike Mansfield's request for an investigation of U.S. aid to Vietnam in response to accusations from Albert Colegrov read more...

(December 19th,1954)
Edward Lansdale wrote to Wesley Fishel to outlines his ideas and problems with the Franco-American and Vietnamese studies on the Provisional National read more...
(September 6th,1955)
In this memorandum to Wesley Fishel, Edward Lansdale described the background, objectives, organization, method of work, selection, training, and prop read more...
(November 21st,1955)
A report on a meeting with the following individuals, Mr. Lavergne, Mr. Ladejinsky, Col. Landsdale, Dr Speer, Mr taylor, and Mr. Mode.
(January 16th,1959)
Wesley R. Fishel thanks Colonel Edward G. Lansdals' comments and plans to visit Fort Benning in Spring to see how the Army handles foreign students an read more...
(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 civili read more...