Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Committee of Responsibility Records, 1966-1978

Collection: DG 173

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Descriptive Summary
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Committee of Responsibility
Committee of Responsibility Records
Inclusive Dates
Call Number
DG 173

Language of Materials
Materials in English
17.5 linear feet [papers only]
The Committee of Responsibility (COR) was formed in 1966. COR was comprised of medical personnel, scientists, clergymen, and concerned citizens who sought avenues for helping Vietnamese children under the age of 16. COR organizers provided direct medical aid by bringing children to the U.S. for treatment and rehabilitation. Approximately 100 children were treated in the U.S. most of whom lived with American families while undergoing medical treatment. Almost all of these children returned to Vietnam once their treatment had been completed.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Yes, this collection is stored off site. Please contact SCPC staff at least two weeks in advance of visit to order needed boxes.
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Catherine Lugar, 1994
Processing Information
Processed by staff, finding aid prepared by Anne Yoder, August 1995, updated finding aid prepared by Wendy Chmielewski, August 2008.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Committee of Responsibility Records (DG 173), 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

Historical Background
In December 1966, the Committee of Responsibility (COR) was formed and incorporated in New York. COR was comprised of medical personnel, scientists, clergymen, and concerned citizens who had agonized over American involvement in the bloody Vietnamese Conflict, and who were seeking avenues for helping the civilians injured in the crossfire. It soon became evident that before adequate plans could be made for carrying out this purpose, that hard facts were needed. Therefore, in April 1967 three physicians - Dr. Henry Mayer, Dr. Theodore Tapper and Dr. John Constable - toured 35 provincial hospitals in South Vietnam and met with the South Vietnamese Minister of Health. It was found that as high as 60 percent of the war's victims were children under the age of 16, but because of the exigencies of severely over-crowded hospitals and limited medicine, they were often the last to receive the treatment needed. Many were dying from their napalm burns and other wounds. As a result COR decided to devote its energies to providing direct medical aid by bringing as many children as possible to the U.S. for treatment and rehabilitation. Scores of American physicians offered their services free of charge, and offers of nursing, foster care, physical therapy, and financial aid poured in from across the country as the aims of the group became better known.

The first months of this endeavor, however, were fraught with frustration for COR. It required endless patience to deal with the bureaucracy of both the South Vietnamese and U.S. governments. It was difficult to get permission to evacuate the children and some died before all the paperwork could be completed. Although a Memo of Cooperation with the Ministry of Health was signed, whereby children under the age of 18 who had war-related injuries could be brought to the U.S., delays still occurred. Each child had to be cleared by the South Vietnamese Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Finance and Bureau of Police, as well as the U.S. Mission and USAF (which shipped the children out on MEDVEC planes). Boys over 12 had to receive permission from the Ministry of Defense to leave the country. One young man was chosen by COR personnel for evacuation, but the Vietnamese military believed he was a Viet Cong and he died in prison. Rapid turn-over of COR staff, both in the U.S. national office and among the field representatives in Saigon, meant that procedures were in flux and confusion was the frequent result. The perspective on what should be done for the children was often different depending on whether it was viewed by a staff-person in the United States versus one in Saigon.
In spite of the problems, progress was made. In October 1967, the first three children arrived in the States. Over the ensuing months, nearly 100 children were evacuated and received the finest medical care possible. Their medical triumphs were well-publicized around the country, and COR's reputation for doing something practical, and indeed noble, brought them financial aid from individuals and foundations. Various fundraisers were held by concerned citizens, including concerts by Pete Seeger and other musicians, art shows of drawings by Vietnamese children, and Vietnamese dinners. COR also sold thousands of cards that featured the children's drawings, as well as those with art-work donated by artists such as Alexander Calder. COR developed three films which documented the effects of the Vietnam War on the people of that country and related what could be done to help them, and these were shown by dozens of groups. COR chapters, particularly those in Boston and Berkeley, were active in highlighting the efforts of the national office and did much to raise funds for its continuation.
No Vietnamese child was allowed to be evacuated to the United States without written permission from a relative. The South Vietnamese government required that the children be returned to Vietnam as soon as their medical treatment was finished. However, many times the war wiped out whole villages and/or displaced families. COR's field representatives spent much of their time trying to locate relatives and keep them in contact with the children while they were away in the States. A real effort was made by COR to keep the children from being too Americanized, though this was often an uphill battle. Field representatives, accompanying the children when they returned to their relatives, frequently expressed disgust with the foster families who were indiscriminate in the amount of clothing and other items that they sent along with the children. Often they arrived at their village far wealthier than anyone there would ever be. It was understandable that foster families, who had taken care of the children for months or even years, found it very difficult to return them to Vietnam and wanted to give what they viewed as help in starting their new lives. Many sent money to the children for several years. Others vehemently protested the need to send the children back at all, feeling that it would be murder to make them return to such an unstable country. At least one couple refused to give the foster children up, maintaining that their adoption was a better answer.
One solution to the problem of keeping the children mentally and emotionally tied to Vietnam rather than the U.S., was to set up shelters for them as an alternative to foster care. One was opened in Berkeley, as well as one in Boston, both called Vietnam House. A shelter was also opened in Saigon, but for a different purpose. The Saigon Children's Shelter, sometimes called Em Dem, was a place where paraplegic children helped by COR could continue to be cared for and rehabilitated, but in their own country. Though the shelter there was administered by the COR field representatives, Vietnamese personnel were hired to cook, clean, and teach.
The shelter in Saigon continued until 1978, four years after COR itself was dissolved. COR's last field representative, Bill Cooper, remained in Vietnam after his term of service was over, but he was arrested and imprisoned in 1975, and the records of this collection do not verify his fate. We are left to wonder, as well, what happened to all the children touched by COR throughout its history.
COR's national office was first in New York City, but was later moved to Washington, D.C. and then to Newton Centre, Massachusetts.
Dr. Herbert Needleman, Associate Professor at Temple University's School of Medicine, was the Chairman of the Board throughout COR's existence. Anne Peretz served as Treasurer of the Board and Francois d'Heurle as Secretary. Honorary Chairmen included Dr. Helen Taussig, noted heart specialist from Johns Hopkins; Dr. Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Rev. John Bennett, President of Union Theological Seminary; John Wesley Lord, Bishop of the Methodist Church; and Dr. Benjamin Spock. Sponsors included Julie Andrews, Burt Bacharach, Judge David Bazelon, Rabbi Ralph Brickner, Robert McAfee Brown Ph.D., Art Buchwald, Prentiss Childs, U.S. Congressmen John Dow and Robert Drinan, Dr. Alan Geyer, Coretta Scott King, Mrs. Eugene McCarthy, and Gerard Piel.
The National Office staff were:

Esther Smith, Executive Director

1967-May 1969

Frank Hutchison Executive Director

May 1969-January 1970

Ed Allen, Acting Executive Director


George DeWoody, Executive Director

January-March 1971

Donna Shor, Executive Director

April 1971-February 1973

Eloise Houghton, Executive Director

March-December 1973

Carole Love

Sabina Parks

Jean Peterson

Edith deBurlo, Office Manager

The Saigon office staff were:

Peter Franklin, Field Representative


John Balaban, Field Representative


John Spragens

??-April 1969

Dick Berliner, Field Representative

??-June 1969 (on as-needed basis)

Dennis Rothgaar, Field Representative

??-April 1969

Gerald Liles, Field Representative

May 1969-Feb. 1970

Herb Ruhs, Field Representative

December 1969-May 1970

John Amaroso, Field Representative

July-December 1970

Jerry Berge, Field Representive

May 1970-1971

Ed Allen, Field Representative

November 1970-1972

Bill Cooper, Field Representative

June 1972-March 1974

To Kim Hoa (Mrs. Tom Fox)


Dr. Hermann Wissing, COR Doctor

July-December 1970

Collection Overview
The COR collection consists of administrative, financial and legal files; correspondence of the national staff to its chapters, to its field representatives in Saigon, and with individuals and personnel of other organizations; files that document the evacuation and rehabilitation of nearly 100 Vietnamese children; and material that shows how COR staff made itself known to the public through various media, fundraisers, and original films. There is much valuable information about Vietnam itself, particularly about its medical situation during the war, in the reports of COR staff and doctors who visited Vietnam, as well as in the reference section. A small amount of material on the Saigon Children's Shelter Fund shows how certain children continued to be helped for five years
even after COR dissolved.

Items removed:
Phonodiscs, motion pictures, reel to reel tape: See Audiovisual Collection

Arrangement of Collection
The contents of the COR collection arrived in good condition and it was clearly marked which file cabinets and drawers they had come from. Most files - at least through circa 1970 - were arranged alphabetically by name or subject. However, what was in the files was not always consistent with the folder label, and later material had a different (and somewhat confusing) arrangement order. Therefore, files were sorted and arranged according to eight subject series.

Correspondence required the most sorting and now can be found as follows:
1) letters written and received by national office staff-persons are filed under that person's name; with the following exceptions: 2) correspondence between the national office and the Saigon field representatives is filed under the names of the Saigon staff in Series F; 3) correspondence concerning an individual child is in that child's folder in Series F; 4) correspondence between the national office and a staff-person of a chapter or regional office is filed under Series A, either in the chapter's file, or (if there was enough correspondence to warrant it) under the individual's name; 5) correspondence between the national office and individuals or organizations, which had been delineated by COR as deserving their own folders, were kept as such and appear in Series D.
Also, COR staff kept copies of the hundreds and hundreds of form letters they sent out concerning their films, Vietnamese dinners, sale of cards, contributions, requests for information, and recruitment of personnel. For the most part, except for one sample copy, these were discarded unless they had a unique paragraph in them, or if they were attached to an incoming letter that explained something of a concerned citizen's interest in COR.
It should be noted that a delineation was made between the various roles a person played in COR's work. For instance, Ed Allen's correspondence while he was the Acting Director in 1971 is in Series D, but his correspondence while he was a Saigon field representative is in Series F. An exception to this rule is Dr. Samuel Epstein, who was on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, and was the Chair of the Boston Chapter. As his correspondence usually dealt with more than one of his roles at a time, it was kept all together in Series A. However, correspondence related to his trip to Vietnam for COR was kept with his 1968 report in Series E.
Personnel files contain information concerning the hiring of staff-persons both in the U.S. and Vietnam and are in Series C. The exception are the files of the convoyeuses, which are in Series F.
Eight hundred and twenty-six sleeves were processed for the collection's photographs and negatives. These were removed to the photograph collection and separated by size and arranged as much as possible by subject: staff and activities of COR, Vietnam (hospitals, severely wounded or dead persons, general), and group shots of COR children. However, all sizes of photographs of individual COR children were kept together and arranged alphabetically by the child's name.
Posters were removed to the poster collection. The following were removed to the audiovisual collection: 1) a reel-to-reel tape of two children singing, dated April 17, 1968; 2) a motion picture film called War's Children produced by COR; 3) sections of a motion picture film called An Evil Hour produced by COR, not spliced together; and 3) a phonodisc of celebrity public service spots

Re-File Box,Miscellaneous material received in 1997
Acc. 2017-009
Acc. 2018-005
Acc. 2018-009

Detailed Description of the Collection


Box 1 off-site

History of COR:
Statement of purpose
Administrative and office procedures
Executive committee meetings, 1969-1971 (February)
Board meeting, 1966(December 18)
Board meetings, 1967-1971
Board meeting, 1971 (January 23)
Board meeting, 1973 (July 15)
Board meeting, 1973 (July 15)
COR Chapters:
COR chapters - general
Correspondence with chapters
Correspondence with prospective chapters
Berkeley/Campus/San Francisco Chapter, 1967, 1970-1972
Correspondence with Madeline Duckles (director of Berkeley Chapter), 1970-1973
Box 2 off-site
Correspondence with Florence Forrest (Berkeley Chapter), 1971-1973
Correspondence with Betty Stuart (Berkeley Chapter), 1970-1971
Controversy with DeBolts (foster parents in Berkeley)
Vietnam House (Children's Shelter in Berkeley)
Boston Chapter/New England Region, 1967-1971
Correspondence of Eloise Houghton (executive secretary, New England Region), 1969-1970
Box 3 off-site
Correspondence of Eloise Hougton, 1971-1973, undated
Correspondence of Dr. Samuel Epstein (chair of
Boston Chapter; also on Board of Directors and Executive Committee), 1967-1971
Correspondence of Patricia Evans (New England Regional Secretary), 1969
Correspondence of Sunny Seiler (director of Boston Chapter), 1969
Correspondence of Max Tjoa (Boston Chapter), 1970
Vietnam House (Children's Shelter in New England)
Box 4 off-site
Chicago Chapter, 1967-1971
Correspondence of Rev. John Cory (Chicago Chapter), 1968-1970
Honolulu Chapter, 1967-1971
Correspondence of Gaynelle Fuchs (chair of Honolulu Chapter), 1971-1972
Correspondence of Louise McDonald (Honolulu Chapter), 1968-1973
Iowa Branch, 1969
Los Angeles Chapter, 1969-1972
Correspondence of Robert Churchill (Los Angeles Chapter), 1970-1973
Correspondence of Dr. Richard Huemer (Los Angeles Chapter), 1969
Correspondence of Dr. Leonard Linde (Los Angeles Chapter), 1969-1972
Correspondence of Irene Robinson (Los Angeles Chapter), 1969
New York/Long Island Chapter, 1971-1972
COR Social Workers Subcommittee, New York City
North Shore (Massachusetts) Chapter, 1970
Box 5 off-site
Philadelphia Chapter, 1969-1971
Correspondence of Laura Hassler (Philadelphia Chapter), 1971-972
Correspondence of Edith Lore (Philadelphia Chapter), 1969-1970
Seattle Chapter, 1969-1970
Washington, DC Chapter, 1969-1970


Box 5 (cont.)

Finances - general
Financial reports, 1967-1971, 1973 (June) - 1974
Accounting plan
Saigon Children's Shelter and Saigon office
Returned Children's Support Fund
Hospital bills for Vietnamese children (partial)
Special Film Fund account
Finances of chapters
Annual reports for Attorney General's Division of Public Charities
Box 6 off-site
Taxes, 1966-1970, 1972-1973
Foster parents' tax deductions
Bank of America, Saigon
Clark Estates, The
Frank B. Hall and;Co. and Harris, Sloan and;Finn Inc. (re: insurance)
Franklin, Tom (financial consultant)
Goodness and;Tyler (accountants)
Herzfeld and;Stern (stockbrokers)
Internal Revenue Service
Loeb, Rhoades and;Co. (stockbrokers)
Markovitz, Robert (lawyer)
Mutual Bank for Savings
Box 7 off-site
Richards, Ganly, Fries and;Preush (accountants)
Zelikow and;Rebell (accountants)
Fundraising - general
Survey of Chapter fundraising, 1968
Contributions to COR, 1967-1975
Grant request
Fundraising appeals (form letters)
Proposed fundraising appeal re: Bong
Fundraising appeal to Catholics
Fundraising appeal to foundations
Fundraising appeal to high schools
Fundraising appeal to Peace Corps
Fundraising appeal to Quakers
Fundraising appeal to Rotary and;Kiwanis Clubs
Norman Kimball, COR fundraiser
Fundraising etc. by RELAY
Contributions from colleges/universities
Contributions from military personnel
Contributions from women's clubs
Box 8 off-site
Contributions in memory of Edmund Izzo, 1972
Telephone tax contributions
Contributions of stock
Thank You (form) letters to contributors
Certificate of Incorporation
Memo of Cooperation between COR and Vietnamese Ministry of Health
Lawsuit re: Bufano mosaics, 1972


Box 8 (cont.)

Lists of Board and Steering Committee members, etc.
Resignations of Board members
Honorary Chairs
Personnel - general
Job descriptions
Allen, Ed
Amaroso, John
Balaban, John
Berge, Jerry
Cooper, Bill
Box 9 off-site
DeWoody, George
Erhart, Stephen
Franklin, Peter
Houghton, Eloise
Huggins, Christopher
Hutchison, Frank
Liles, Gerald
Luce, Don
Needleman, Dr. Herbert
Randa, Bud
Rothgaar, Dennis
Ruhs, Herb
Shor, Donna
Smith, Esther
Wissing, Dr. Hermann
Recruitment of personnel, 1966-1970


Box 10 off-site
Of staff-persons:
Allen, Ed, 1970 (June) - 1971 (January); 1973 (May)
de Burlo, Edith, 1971-1973
DeWoody, George, 1969-1971
Franklin, Peter, 1967
Hogan, Barbara, 1972

Box 11 off-site
Eloise Houghton, 1973 (March-December)
Hutchison, Frank, 1969- 1970 (January)
Love, Carole, 1970-1971
Needleman, Dr. Herbert, 1966-1973
Parks, Sabina, 1971 (November-December)
Peterson, Jean, 1971-1972
Shor, Donna, 1970
Box 12 off-site
Shor, Donna, 1971- 1973 (March)
Smith, Esther, 1967-1970
Varied staffpersons
With individuals:
Balaban, John, 1969-y 1973 (January)
Bourns, Rev. David, 1969-1973
Bui-Xuan-Long, Peter, 1973
Churchill, Robert, 1969-1973
Constable, Dr. John, 1967-1969
Critics of COR
Davidson, Tom, 1969-1970
Box 13 off-site
d'Heurle, Francois
Ervin, Dr. Frank, 1970
Goldwyn, Dr. Robert and Mrs. Roberta Goldwyn, 1967-1969
Kulberg, Raoul, 1970-1972
Linde, Dr. Leonard, 1967-1972
Linde, Shirley
Lown, Dr. Bernard, 1967-1969
Moore Jr., Rt. Rev. Paul, 1969-1970
Peck, Dr. Robert, 1967-1971
Peretz, Anne, 1967-1973
Roth, Dr. George, 1967-1971
Sabin, Dr. Albert, 1967-1969
Sandborn, Agnes, 1969-1974
Slack, Dr. Warner, 1968-1972
Spock, Dr. Benjamin, 1967-1972
Box 14 off-site
Taussig, Dr. Helen Brooke, 1967-1971
Vietnamese students and residents in U.S., 1967-1970
Wolff, Dr. Peter, 1969-1972
With organizations:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Council for Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service
American Friends Service Committee
Cambodia Study Group
Canandian and European groups working on Vietnam
Children's Medical Relief International
Clergy and Laymen Concerned
Medical Aid for IndoChina Inc.
Metropolitan Medical Center
Mothers for Orphans of Vietnam in Emergency
My Friends House Inc.
Technical Assistance Information Clearing House
Box 15 off-site
Terre des HommesU.S. goverment - AID
U.S. government - Department of Defense
U.S. government - National Security Council and
Department of State


Box 15 (cont.)

Statements for press conferences, 1967 (May)
Position paper of the COR New England regional chapter, 1967 (May)
Statement of the Board of Directors, 1968 (February)
Statement of John Balaban, 1969
Signers of COR Statement of Casualties
COR White Paper "Vietnam: The Proving Ground"
Reports on "Civilian Casualties in South Vietnam" by Dr. Robert Liberman, 1967
Progress Report of COR's Vietnam Mission by Peter Franklin, 1967 (April)
COR Annual Report, September 30, 1967
Report on trip to Vietnam by Dr. Herbert Needleman and Dr. Frank Ervin, 1967
Report on trip 1968 (November 13 -December 21) to Vietnam by Dr. Alan Matzer, 1969
Report on trip, 1967 (December 28) - 1968 (February 6) to Vietnam by Dr. Samuel Epstein, 1968 (includes correspondence)
Notes from Toronto Conference, 1969 (Spring)
Report on trip, 1969 (January 18 -February 8) to Vietnam by Dr. Allen Hassan, 1969
Report on COR by John Spragens Jr., 1969 (April 6)
Report on "The Relation of the COR to Current Civilian Medical Needs in South Vietnam," 1969 (June 16)
Report (WCC) on "An Approach to Post-War Service Priorities in South Vietnam" co-authored by Don Luce, 1969 (October)
Report on "Medicine in Vietnam" by Richard Berliner and Gerald Liles, 1969 (December)
Report on COR by National Information Bureau, 1969
Report on "Torture in Vietnam" by Don Luce, 1970
Report on Amer-Asian Children by Dick Berliner, 1970
"Report and Reflections" on trip 1970 (April-May)
Box 16 off-site
Vietnam by Dr. George Roth, 1970
Report ontrip 1971 (July-August) to Vietnam by Donna Shor, 1971 (includes correspondence)
Reports for the Better Business Bureau, 1967-1973 (includes correspondence)
Report on trip to Vietnam by Charlotte Sherman, undated
Resources developed:
COR Bi-Weekly Reports,1971- 1972 (January)
COR publications
Mailing to nurses, 1968
Resources developed for Vietnam Moratorium, 1969 (October 15)
COR films - general
Film An Evil Hour
Film War's Children
Film The Survivors
Modern Talking Picture Services Inc. (COR film distributors)
Box 17 off-site
Film/Speaker schedules, 1971-1973
Film/Speaker reports
Publicity (by COR)
COR advertisement in New York Times, 1967
Publicity, Christmas 1970
Letters to the Editor re: COR
Box 18 off-site
Speeches about COR
Speakers Bureau
Press releases
Logo designs
Poster production
Slide show on Vietnam
Documentary (untitled), 1972
Publicity for COR on television
Appearance of Eloise Hougton on "TV Talkback", 1971 (January)
Publicity for COR on radio
Magazine and newspaper publicity about COR
Washington Post articles on COR, 1970
Box 19 off-site
LIFE article on COR, 01/29/71, and follow-up Alcoa special "The Photographers"
New York Times article on COR, 1973 (September 23)
Madeline Duckle's (draft) article on Nguyen thi Thuy
Publicity on COR in New England newspapers
Vietnamese Dinner evenings
Brookline (MA) Dinner Dance, 1969 (November 15)
Vietnamese Dinner at Washington Cathedral, 1969 (November 14)
Vietnamese Dinner at Tufts University, 1971 (May 1)
Cookbooks by COR
Concert by Pablo Casals, 1968 (cancelled)
Organ Recital by Edna Parks, 1968 (September 8)
Concert by the Chamber Orchestra of German Pediatrics, 1968 (December 10)
Concert by Pete Seeger, 1969
Concert by rock group High Treason, 1969 (October 26)
International Festival in Words and Music, 1971 (April 2)
Musical by Jacques Brel, 1972 (January 25)
Benefit evening at the Biograph Theatre
Oswega State University fundraiser, 1971
Draft of children's book by Kiku Funabike, 1970
Box 20 off-site
Vietnamese drawings exhibits, 1969-1972
Asian art show "Vietnam: The Artist's Agony," 1972
Bufano mosaic, 1969
COR cards/notepaper with Vietnamese drawings
COR Christmas cards with Vietnamese drawings
Woodcuts by Vo Dinh
Lithographs by Alexander Calder
Woodcut by Sidney Hurwitz and poem "The Feeding" by Lou Lipsitz
Artwork by Tori Harris
Art exhibits benefitting COR
Donations/offers from artists
Lobbying Congress:
Correspondence with Congressmen, 1967-1971
Correspondence with Cong. Ed Koch
Box 21 off-site
Resolution and testimony re: care of Vietnamese
children by NY City Council
Reports of Hill visits by COR staff
Lobbying re: S.2497
Testimony of Dr. Herbert Needleman before U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Problems
Connected with Refugees and Escapees, 1967 ( Ocotber 19)
Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Problems...
Senate Subcommittee on Investigate Problems...:
hearings on Vietnam (includes testimony of Jerry Berge)
Congressional visit to Vietnam


Box 21 (cont.)

Children transferred to other relief organizations or deceased before evacuation to U.S.
Consent and general release forms re: evacuation to U.S.
"Procedures Manual for Evacuation of Vietnamese Children," 1967
Airlines - transportation of children
"Procedures for Arrival of Vietnamese Children"
Arrival of children in U.S.
"Care of Vietnamese Children"
Areas in U.S. with children
Medical summaries of children
Composite reports on children while in U.S.
Box 22 off-site
Paraplegic children helped by COR
Correspondence with (some) rehabilitation hospitals
Passports and visas of children
Return of children to Vietnam
Home addresses of children in Vietnam
Children Treated in U.S. (not every child has a file):
Bach Anh (C54)
Bu thi Kha (C38)
Bui Ngoc Huong (C74)
Dan Huynh (C72)
Dang Thang Tuong (C39)
Box 23 off-site
Dao thi Thai (C23)
Do Binh (C40)
Do van Xom (C3)
Doan Hieu (C84)
Doan Quang Trung (C56)
Doan van Yen (C26)
Duong Phuong Sinh (D17)
Ho Bon/Ho Bau (C51)
Huynh Bua (C29)
Huynh Duc (C42)
Huynh thi Chi (C41)
Le A (C59)
Le Nhon (C25)
Le Sam (C31)
Le Than (D9)
Le thi Be (D11)
Box 24 off-site
Le thi Thom (C28)
Le Tiem (C67)
Le van Cu (C17)
Mai An (D10)
Ngo Long (C77)
Ngo van Xia (C18)
Nguyen Bien (C24)
Nguyen Chin (C43)
Nguyen Dinh Thanh (D16)
Nguyen Do (C46)
Nguyen Hoang Em (C53)
Nguyen Hue (D14)
Box 25 off-site
Nguyen Lau (C32)
Nguyen Phat Luom (B6)
Nguyen thi Bay (D3)
Nguyen thi Bong (C35)
Nguyen thi Dao (C65)
Nguyen thi Diem (D8)
Nguyen thi Khue (C64)
Nguyen thi Ngot (C76)
Nguyen thi Thom (D5)
Nguyen thi Thuy (B1)
Nguyen thi Yen (C81)
Box 26 off-site
Nguyen Tho (C79)
Nguyen To/Nguyen van Tao (D2)
Nguyen Trung (C70)
Nguyen van Ai (D15)
Nguyen van Ba (B2)
Nguyen van Gioi (C7)
Nguyen van Hieu (C4)
Nguyen van Minh (C48)
Nguyen van O (C37)
Nguyen van Phuong (C71)
Nguyen van Tien (D7)
Nguyen Xuan Loc (C36)
Pham Thanh (C66)
Pham thi Lan (C52)
Box 27 off-site
Pham thi Phuoc (C82)
Pham van Dao (D4)
Pham Thang (C55)
Phan/Pham thi Hieu (D13)
Phan/Pham thi Huong (C78)
Phan/Pham Viet (C57)
Tran Cuong Viet (B7)
Tran Hu'u Nhon (B3)
Tran van Cop (C5)
Tran van Dung (C19)
Box 28 off-site
Tran van Hieu (D6)
Tran van Hung (B4)
Tran van Lam (B5)
Tran van Linh (C61)
Tran van Quang (C20)
Tran van Rang (C80)
Truong Tu (C50)
Vo Han (E2)
Vo Hang (C47)
Box 29 off-site
Vo Tanh (C75)
Vo thi Loi (D1)
Vo van Tho (C12)
Foster Parents/Foster Care:
Foster parents of COR Vietnamese children
Foster home licensing
Foster parent experiences
Queries re: becoming foster parents
Box 30 off-site
Queries re: adopting children
Convoyeuses (Interpreters/Nurses/Social Workers):
Convoyeuses - general
Bui thi Mary Khue (to Boston), 1968-1969
Bui thi Ngoc Nga (to NC and Philadephia), 1969
Luu Ngoc Dinh (to Houston), 1969
Ngo Ngoc Nhung (to Philadelphia), 1968
Nguyen Kim Dung (to Philadephia), 1968
Nguyen thi Ngoc Thoa (to DC and Nyack, NY), 1968-1971
Nguyen thi Pha (to Seattle), 1969
Nguyen thi Phuoc-Hao (to Philadelphia), 1969-1971
Nguyen thi Tuyet Mai (to Hawaii), 1968
Nguyen thi Xuan Huong (to Colorado), 1968-1969
Quach thi Phong (to St. Louis), 1968-1969
To Kim Hoa (to Portland), 1969-1971
Tong thi Ai (to Iowa City), 1968
Tran thi Kim Loan (to New York City), 1968
Trinh thi Ngoc Lan (to Boston), 1967-1968
Truong thi Tuyet Nuong (to Philadelphia?), 1970
COR office, Saigon:
COR office, Saigon - general
Guidelines for COR work in Vietnam
Proposal for COR mission to Vietnam, 1969
Relations with Vietnam embassy (in U.S.)
Relations with Vietnamese Ministry of Health
Box 31 off-site
Chronology of COR relations with government of Vietnam
Requirements for COR doctors going to Vietnam
Reports on Vietnamese hospitals by COR staff, 1970-1971
Hospital data/civilian casualties in Vietnam, 1967
Saigon Children's Shelter (Em Dem)
Proposals for building Saigon Children's Shelter
Blueprints for Saigon Children's Shelter
Contributions for Shelter children
Peggy Preston
Gloria Emerson, NY Times reporter in Saigon, 1970-1971
Correspondence etc. of Saigon office staff:
John Balaban (Field Rep.), 1968 (March) -1969
To Kim Hoa [Mrs. Tom Fox] (office staffperson and convoyeuse), 1969-1971
Herb Ruhs (Field Rep.), 1969 (December) - 1970 (June)
Hermann Wissing (COR doctor), 1970 (July-December)
Box 32 off-site
John Amaroso (Field Rep.), 1970 (July-December)
Jerry Berge (Field Rep.), 1970-1971
Ed Allen (Field Rep.) 1970-1972 (November)
Jerry Berge and Ed Allen, 1971 (October-November)
Bill Cooper (Field Rep.), 1972 (June) - 1974 (March)


Box 33 off-site
Information re: Vietnam, 1967-1973
"An Introduction to Vietnam"
"English and Vietnamese Common Terms"
Vietnamese culture
Map of Vietnam
Chemical and biological warfare
Medical care in Vietnam
Paraplegia Handbook (in Vietnamese)
Orthopedic terms
Report of the Medical Appraisal Team, 1967
Remarks of Father Robert Drinan re: Vietnam, 1971
"The Republic of Vietnam's Presidential Election," 1967
Thoi-Bao-Ga, Vietnamese student newsletter
Dispatch News Service International

Box 34 off-site
Trial of D.C. Nine vs. DOW Chemical Plant, 1969-1970
White House Conference on Children, 1970 (December)
Who's Who in Vietnam, 1970
Medical Committee for Human Rights
Vietnam Education Project
Women Volunteers to Vietnam

(after closing of national office and chapters)

Box 34 (cont.)

Saigon Children's Shelter Fund, 1973-1978


Re-File Box
Material from Re-File Box, 1997

Acc. 2017-009

Box 35
Brochures and cards
Press clips
Correspondence about artwork
Publicity material
Other organizations' miscellaneous material

Box 36

Other organizations' miscellaneous material (cont.)
Peace drawings by children
Newspaper clippings

Box 37
Vietnamese children
Foster parents
Congressional Record -McGovern speech
Subcommittee references and escapees
Donna Shor, correspondence
Dr. Wissing
COR staff correspondence
Fred Branfman publicarions
Ed Allen

Box 38
Jerry Berge, correspondence
Bill Cooper, correspondence
Herb Neddleman, correspondence
Other correspondence
COR administrative and financial papers
Donna Shor, correspondence and documents

Box 1 of 1
Acc. 2018-005
Newspaper clippings, January 1967-August 1971
Miscellaneous documents
Personal travel and medical records (1967-1972)
Correspondences (1967-1972)
Acc. 2018-009
Letters from John Gilroy (2018)

This file was last updated on February 9, 2018