Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Friendshipment/Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund Records, 1975-1978

Collection: DG 228


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 U.S.A.
Telephone: 610-328-8557 (curator); Fax: 610-690-5728
Email: wchmiel@swarthmore.edu (curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Friendshipment Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund
Title
Friendshipment Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund Records
Inclusive Dates
1975-1978
Call Number
DG 228

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
9 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Following the end of the Vietnam Conflict in 1975, this group of Americans organized to help rebuild Vietnam through "people-to-people aid to Vietnam." The coalition involved approximately 36 religious, political, and community organizations

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Cora Weiss, 2007 [Acc. 07A-049, Acc. 07A-057]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Wendy Chmielewski, 2007-2009
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Friendshipment/Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund Records (DG 228), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
Cora Weiss Papers (DG 222)
Committee of Liaison With Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam Records (DG 227)


Historical Background
Following the end of the Vietnam Conflict in 1975, this group of Americans organized to help rebuild Vietnam through "people-to-people aid to Vietnam." The coalition involved approximately 36 religious, political, and community organizations

Collection Overview

Items removed:
Photographs (Currently stored with DG 229 Cora Weiss)
Memorabilia: Friendshipment T-shirt
Motion Picture from Bach Mai Hospital


Arrangement of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. The Records of Friendshipment and the Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund are to remain in the order in which they were donated. Folders of administrative files, correspondence, and reference files are intermingled throughout the collection.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Brochure
News about Friendshipment
Aid: U.S. government and Congressional action
Correspondence, 1975-1977 [6 folders]
File copies of Friendshipment documents, 1975 (October)

Box 2
File copies of Friendshipment documents, 1975 (September)
File copies of Friendshipment documents, 1975 (November)
Activity report [2 folders]
Publicity [2 folders]
Miscellaneous files
Swedish support
Relationship with other peace groups
Relationship with Vietnam
U.S. Catholic conference, 1975
Work study staff
Karen Clark
CBS News
Conditions in Vietnam
Center for Open Education
Miscellaneous file
Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund
Bach Mai Board meetings
Files, 1975
Financial files and correspondence
Bach Mai Hospital Fund tax status files

Box 3
Financial files, legal status
Financial records, 1976 [3 folders]
Fund raising, 1975
Stockholm, 1975

Box 4
Agenda, 1975 (September 5)
April 30
Vietnamese-American Friendship Day 1978
April 30, 1976
April 30, 1976 Correspondence
April 30, 1976 New York City Celebration
Miscellaneous [2 folders]
Appeal for Reconciliation Tallies
Pro Bono Tallies FR 3
Pro Bono Tallies FR 4
Pro Bono, FR 5
Friendshipment-Administration
Friendshipment Organizers Kit
Weiss Press, 1976 (August 10)

Box 5
Cora Weiss Trip articles
Materials for April 30, 1978 (3 folders)
April 30, 1976 events- National
March 16, 1977
Administration Committee Mailing, 1977 (March 21)
Administration Committee Mailing, 1977 (March 24)
Administration Committee Mailing, 1977 (April 8)
Administration Committee, 1977 (May 9): April 25 mailing
Minutes board meeting Administration, mail, 1977 (May 9)
Mailing to Keylist with B.R.E., 1977 (May 13)
Administration Committee, 1975 (October 16)
Administration Committee, 1975 (October 31)
Administration Mt, 1975 (November 14)
Administration Committee (December 4)
Administration Committee (December 22)
Financial Records
Missouri
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington State
Wisconsin
Foreign
Fellowship of Reconciliation
IMEP
People-to-People Programs, Christian Church, Disciples of Christ
United Methodists
War Resisters League
Women Strike for Peace
KEPPEL

Box 6
New York Money
Correspondence to and from Tom Davidson
Travel Vouchers
Additions or changes for mailing list
In Progress
FRI Pro Bono Tallies
Women’s Campaign (Donna Fritterman et al)
Women
World Hunger Year
War Is Over
Village Voices Ad.
Key Contacts
Conferences – Amnesty, Recognition
Copy Originals
Fr. Advertising
Administrative Mailing, 1977 (November 10)
Interim Committee November 3
Administration Committee Meeting (October 14)
Administration Meeting (October 3)
Administration Committee. Meeting, 1977 (September 24)
Administration Mailing (August 1)
Administration Mailing, 1977 (July 22)
Administration list, 1977 (June 30)
Administration Mailing, 1977 (June 17)
Administration Mailing, 1977 (May 26)
Administration Committee minutes, 1976 (May 5)
Administration Committee meeting (March 10)
Meeting (July 13)
Administration Committee, 1976 (June 15)
[Washington] D.C., 1976 (May 5-6)
Administration Committee (May 5)
Administration Committee mailing, February 4: Nixon bill and pledge
Administration Committee, 1976 (August 17)
Administration Mailing, 1976 (September 14)
Administration Committee, 1976 (January 20)
Administration Meeting, 1976 (October 15)
Acknowledgement
Administration mail veto, 1976 (November 16)
Administration Committee, 1976 (November 3)
Administration meeting, 1976 (November 3)
Administrative Committee, 1976 (December 2)
 
Box 7
Administration Committee, 1976 (October 15)
Administration Committee, 1976 (December 21)
Administration Committee, 1977 (January 13)
Jewish Organizations
Jewish Peace Fellowship
Khmer Residents ( Cambodia)
Gabriel Kolko
Kunzle
L.A.O.S.- Organization
LEMPA
Liberation News Service
Miscellaneous

Box 8
Lutheran World Relief
Mariano, Ann
Mass Party Organizing Committee
McGovern
MAI General Business
MAI "Flight" Plans
MAI Fundraising Letters
MAV
Muller: Seeds for VV
National Council of Churches
Mennonite Central Committee
NCUUA
National Lawyers Guild
National League of Families
Holly Near
Nebraskans For Peace (NFP)
Ottinger Foundation Proposal
Oxfam
Presbyterians
Princiotta, Joe

Box 9
Public Media Center
Puerto Rican Socialist Party
PUSH (Odell)
Recon
Chris. Reynolds Fbn
Rea X
Shoeshine Boys
SIPI
SANE
Save the Children
Sophie Saroff
Sojourners
Southern Conference Educational Foundation
S.O.S. Vietnam
Sponsers of FR.
Stockholm Conference
Syracuse Peace Council
TERZANI
Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Umbricat
United Methodists
Unitarians

Box 10
Venceremos Brigade
VNCS
Vietnam News (newsletter of south-Vietnamese)
VOLAGS
Vietmy
Vietnam Women's Union
V.N. International
Women Strike for Peace
War Resisters League
Peter Watson
Westing, Arthur
WESPAC
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
WIN Magazine-Special Issue
Women Against Violence Against Women
YWCA
Posters – (miscellaneous)
Originals of miscellaneous, literature
Organizers Kit
Original Packet Material
Petitions
Press conference, 1975 (October 2)
Press conference, 1975 (September 30)

Box 11
Press conference, Vietnam delegation, 1976 (March 24)
Press release, 1976 (March/May)
Press conference, 1976 (May 6)
Press conference, 1976 (August 11)
Press release ‘Rice’, 1976 (December 20)
Announcement/Press Conference, 1977 (Jan 24)
Press release, 1977 (May 6, 9)
Press release, 1977 (April 15)
Press releases, 1977 (September 27)
My Lai press release, 1978 (March 16)
Press conference, 1975 (December 22)
Conference follow-up mailing, 1977 (September 25)
Originals of Speeches (September 24-25)
Conference follow-up, 1977 (September 24-25)
Celebration, 1977 (September 25)
Press conference, 1975 (October 2)
Diplomatic invitations, 1977 (September 25)
Contact sheets, 1977 (September 25)
Acknowledgments to be done

Box 12
Washington D.C., 1977 (February)
Washington D.C., 1977 (February 9-10)
Cynthia’s notes
Miscellaneous
Foundations
Lists not yet used
Lists
Lists-Odd
Bach Mai Foundation report
1974 Bach Mai audit (uncollated)

Box 13
Lists
Foundations
Press lists
General mailing labels 1-16
General mailing labels 17-27
General mailing labels 28-39
Administrative committee list
50 and up done on labels, 1976
Friendshipment
Samuel Rubin Foundation meeting of Board of Directors
Publicity materials

Box 14
Contributions for Purchasing. F file copies of lists sent with checks to Cambridge
Check Packs from 1976 (October)
Check Packs #31 thru #44
Business reply account
Cards
Dan Alexander – Card Printer
Leaflet
Josh Sale books to Vietnam
Cables – Hanoi – Vietnam
Cobalt – 60 machine
Cora Weiss delegation to Vietnam – Spring 1978 follow-up
Conferences
Donor Cards (Friendshipment) / Possible Employees, 1977 (December)
Bank Statements and Checks
Correspondence w/ Tom Davidson
B.M./ENT/ Report
My Lai Brochure
My Lai Hospital
Laos- rice shipment, 1978 (Spring)
Hearing Aids shipment
Milk Shipment, 1976

Box 15
Hospital Friendshipment
My Lai Hospital
My Lai Plaque
Deposits
F (old) expenditures
Money
Organizing kits (April 30)
Purchasing
Francois books to Vietnam, 1976
Knitting Project Shipments
Humidifiers/ air conditioners (for bach Mai)
Hynson Westcott Screening V.D.
Plane Ship Rates
Penicillin
V.D. (STD)
Rice Brochure
Toyota Van

Box 16
Supplies for Plane
Shipment, 1976 (December 2)
Shipment 2, 1976 (2-4)
May Shipment, 1976
Pajamas Patterns
Steel Tubes
Train/ for Vietnam
Vietnam Mission to UN
Vietnam News
From Vietnam News
Pro Bono Friend Appeal Returns
Pro Bona Inc.
 
Box 17

Alabama

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California [4 folders]
Canada
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois [2 folders]
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland [2 folders]
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota

Box 18
Missouri
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York State [2 folders]
New York [2 folders]
Woodstock, New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia

Box 19
Wahington D.C.
Washington State
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Regional Contacts
Foreign
Outline: First Draft
Air Freight
Meeting Mintues
Agenda (early meetings)
Campaign meeting minutes
Agenda, 1975 (August 14)
Minutes (August 14) and third letter
Correspondence, 1976 (June – November) [2 folders]
 
Box 20
Africa
Amnesty
Appeal for Reconciliation packet materials
Canadian Aid
City As School
CBS News-correspondence
Congress
Congresssional Gift Campaign
Testimony before Congress: “Resolving Unfinished Business of the War”, 1977 (February)
Cronkite-Dudman testimony
Vietnam Evacuation, Ambassador Graham Martin
Films lists
Food crisis
FRI peace ship
Health in Vietnam and Laos
Human rights hearings in Vietnam
Japan
Mail to artists, 1977 (September 25)
Mang’s proposal on Vietnam
Media
Military policy-Pentagon
National Council of the Churches of Christ resolution
Newsletters sent
Nixon pledge of $3.25 billion in aid for Vietnam
Normalization
Orphans
Ottinger Resolution
Paris conference, 1975 (December)
Paris briefing, 1977 (June)

Box 21
Paris, 1977 (May)
Paris talks, 1977 (May and June)
G. Porter, Kissinger Report
President Carter
Post Vietnam Syndrome
Prostitutes-Vietnam
Refugees-Kennedy Report
Resolutions-Church
Ngo Ba Thanh
Tri-Faith Statement
Will Herman, ‘Great Spring Victory’ controversy
Wyeth
Vietnamese
Congressional Hearings Human Rights Fraser
Miscellaneous, media and correspondence
Fund appeals 1977 (January and April)
Instagram
Interim Committee
D. Keppel
Letters from Pro Bono contributors-mixed
Letters from contributors (good ones)

Box 22
‘Lest We Forget’ petition campaign
Licenses
Lowenstein Estate
Local activities for Friendshipment
Lobbying letter example
Licensing applications
New York Times ad., 1977 (January 30)
Medical Aid
Bach Mai Press
Bach Mai, 1974 [2 folders]
Medical Aid Bach Mai, 1975
 
Box 23
Bach Mai Medical Aid, 1975
Bach Mai 1977-1978
Paris, New York and Washington, D.C. Press, 1977
Bach Mai, 1977
Correspondence- undated; 1968-1978
Vietnam Reception, 1977 (September 25)
UN International Women's Year Seminar: Disarmament and Peace, 1975 (May 7-9)

Box 24
CW Press Vietnam, 1973-1974
Newsclippings, Jan 1974- Jan 1978
People to People Correspondence, 1975-1989
Friendshipment, 1975-1978
Bach Mai Hospital Fund, 1976
United Nations, 1976-1977
Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 1976-1978
NCCC USA and Church World Service, 1977
Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund financial overview, 1973-1977
Vietnamese Mission to the United Nations, 1977 (September)
Viet Trade PVT, January 1977- January 1978
IRS Bach Mai, 1978-1979
AFSC and Coalition for New Foreign or Military Policy, 1978 (June)
The Vietnamese Buddhist Peace Delegation, 1978 (Fall)
Dinh Ba Thi
Letters, Speaking Dates
Friendshipment Brochure

Box 25
Bach Mai Hospital Fund, 1975
Friendshipment Fundraisers, benefits, and other efforts
Stories and responses about Vietnam
Friendshipment and Vietnam: Aid and Reconstruction, 1975-1976 [2 folders]
War is Over Celebration, Central Park, 1975 (May 11)



This file was last updated on June 12, 2014.