History Department

MSU Vietnam Group Archives

The MSU Vietnam Group Archive project is committed to the task of digitizing and archiving documents from 1955-1962, when MSU worked with the American government in South Vietnam for the purpose of producing a stable, non-Communist country in the Cold War era. Although their efforts eventually failed, the MSU Vietnam Group Archive project contains rare and valuable data about life in South Vietnam immediately prior to the Vietnam War. Materials in this archive allow students and scholars to get an insider’s view of America’s university-assisted nation-building practices.

Principal investigators:

  • Principal Investigator: Cynthia Ghering, Director of MSU Archives and Historical Collections
  • Co-PI: Dr. Charles Keith, Assistant Professor, MSU Department of History
  • Co-PI: Professor Dean Rehberger, Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

➠  Read about NEH funding for the MSU Vietnam Group Archives

➠  Link to University Archives & Historical Collections – Vietnam Project Archives

➠  Visit the Website