Vietnam Project Archives

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Article from Rmparts magazine in April 1966.

In April 1966, Ramparts magazine published a scathing article critiquing MSU’s involvement in South Vietnam. Among the charges in the article was that MSU was acting as a front for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Professor Wesley Fishel with South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem.

MSU Assistant Professor Wesley Fishel was a good friend of South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm. Their friendship allowed Fishel to exert great power in South Vietnam in the mid-1950s.

South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem greets 4,000 faculty and students at spring  commencement in 1957.

South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm greets 4,000 faculty members and students at spring commencement on May 15, 1957. The day was declared Ngô Đình Diệm Day by Michigan Governor G. Mennen Williams.

Professor Wesley Fishel and his family at the Saigon Airport on March 12, 1956.

MSU Assistant Professor Wesley Fishel and his family took up permanent residence in Vietnam after Fishel became head of the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group. The family is seen here at the Saigon Airport on March 12, 1956.

 


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