Contributor: Weidner, Edward W., personnel
Description: A lengthy report is made by the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group on their involvement, from start to finish, in Vietnam. The report starts with a discussion of President Ngo Dinh Diem's request for foreign aid in administration, then goes on to cover first the historical background in terms of geophysical, political, cultural, and religious factors. The report continues on to discuss the French role in Vietnam from 1900-1954, the Treaty of Geneva and its impacts, and the first months of MSU's stay in Vietnam from May 27-December 31, 1955. Continuing on, every aspect of MSU's involvement in police and public administration is covered, including training, equipment, and more for each section. The function, background, training, organization, regional administration, personnel figures, and a few images are recorded for the Civil Guard. Throughout, the report discusses in-depth problems faced by MSU, USOM, and the Vietnamese Government working together. Another discussion point is President Ngo Dinh Diem's family personalities, their relationships to one another, and their involvement in government affairs.
Digital Format: Text/pdf
Original Date: 1960
Date Range: 1960-1969
Source: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Ralph F. Turner Papers. (UA 17.149) Box 1694, Folder 25
Country: South Vietnam
Digitizer: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this item. Commercial use or distribution of this digital object is not permitted without written permission of the Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections.
Contributing Institution(s): MSU Archives & Historical Collections; MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Full Record URL: http://vietnamproject.archives.msu.edu/fullrecord.php?kid=6-20-15BF