Swarthmore College Peace Collection

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

Collection: DG 228


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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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 remain in the order in which they were donated. Folders of admiinistrative files, correspondence, reference files are intermingled throughout the collection.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1 Friendshipment and Bach Mai Hospital Fund files
Friendshipment
-Brochure
-News about Friendshipment
- Aid, U.S. government and Congressional action
-Correspondence, 1975-1977 [7 folders]
-File copies of Friendshipment documents, 1975 (October - 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
-Staff:
--Work study staff
--Karen Clark
-CBS News
-Conditions in Vietnam
-Center for Open Education
-Miscellaneous file
 
Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund
-History
-Files
-Board meetings
-Files, 1975
-Financial files and correspondence
-Financial files, legal status [3 folders]
-Financial records, 1976 [2 folders]
-Fund raising, 1975
- Stockholm, 1975
 
Box 2 Friendshipment Administration Files, Financial Records, Correspondence
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
Appeal for Reconcil. 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)
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)[2 folders]
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)
Ad Committee December 14
Administration Committee, December 22
Financial Records
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington State
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
American Friends Service Committee
Bishops Call for Peace
Church World Service
Clergy and Laity Concerned
Fellowship of Reconciliation
FOI
IMEP
MCC
People-to-People Programs, Christian Church, Disciples of Christ
SANE
S.O.S. Vietnam
United Methodists
War Resisters League
Women Strike for Peace
KEPPEL
New York Money
Correspondence to and from Tom Davidson
Outgoing correspondence (our copies)
Invoices
Incoming money
Consultant Bills (Keppel and Herman)
Travel Vouchers
Additions or changes for mailing list
In Progress
FRI Pro Bono Tallies
Women’s Campaign (Sonna 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
Oct 3, Administration Meeting
Administration Committee. Meeting, 1977 (September 24)
Administration Mailing Aug. 1 st
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
July 13 th Meeting
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 Committee, 1976 (December 21)
Administration mail veto, 1976 (November 16)
Administration Committee, 1976 (November 3)
Administration meeting, 1976 (November 3)
Administration meeting, 1976 (October 15)
 
Box 3 Friendshipment Correspondence other Organization file
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
Lutheran World Relief
Mariano, Ann
Mass Party Organization Committee
McGovern
MAI General Business
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
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
Venceremos Brigade
VNCS
Vietnam News (newsletter of south-Vietnamese)
VOLAGS
Vietmy
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
 
Box 4 Friendshipment Correspondence, Administrative files, Financial Bach Mai Hospital.
Petitions
Press conference, 1975 (October 2)
Press conference, 1975 (September 30)
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)
Press release, 1977 (May 6 and 9)
Press release, 1977 (April 15)
Press releases, 1977 (September 27)
My Lai press release, 1978 (March 1)
Press conference, 1975 (December 22)
Conference follow-up mailing, 1977 (September 25)
Originals of ‘Healing the Wounds of War’ conference speeches, September 24-25
Conference follow-up, 1977 (September 24-25)
Celebration, 1977 (September 25)
Press conference, 1975 (October 2)
Samples of materials used for conference/reception
Diplomatic invitations, 1977 (September 25)
Contact sheets, 1977 (September 25)
Washington, D.C., 1977 (February)
Washington, D.C., 1977 (February 9-10)
Acknowledgments to be done
Cynthia’s notes
Photos and publicity materials
Foundations
Lists not yet used
Lists already put on envelopes
Lists-Odd
Bach Mai Foundation report
Foundations
1974 Bach Mai audit (uncollated)
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
Photocopies of financial contributions
 
Box 5 Friendshipment Bach Mai Hospital Relief
Contributions for Purchasing. F file copies of lists sent with checks to Cambridge
Check Packs from 101976
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
Hospital and Friendshipment
B.M./ENT/ Report
My Lai Hospital
My Lai Brochure
My Lai Plaque
My Lai Hospital, 1977 (March 16)
Deposits
F (old) expenditures
Money
Organizing kits April 30
Purchasing
Francois books to Vietnam, 1976
Knitting Project Shipments
Humidifiers/ air conditioners (for back Mai)
Hynson Westcott Screening V.D.
Plane Ship Rates
Supplies for Plate
Penicillin
V.D. (STD)
Rice Brochure
Shipment, 1976 (December 2)
Shipment 2, 1976 (2-4 1976)
May Shipment, 1976
Hearing Aids Shipment
Milk Shipment, 1976
Pajamas Patterns
Laos – rice shipment, 1978 (spring)
Steel Tubes
Toyota Van
Train/ for Vietnam
Vietnam Mission to UN
Vietnam News
MK. Invoices
Pro Bona Inc.
Pro Bono Friend Appeal Petitions
 
Box 6 Friendshipment files
Correspondence, 1976 (June – November) [2 folders]
New York
Maryland
California [3 folders]
Maine
Kentucky
Kansas
Georgia
Iowa
Indiana
Illinois [2 folders]
Hawaii
Florida
Connecticut
Colorado
New York
California
Alabama
Arizona
Alaska
Arkansas
Canada
New York State [2 folders]
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Hampshire
New Mexico
Pennsylvania
Oregon
Oklahoma
Ohio
North Carolina
Foreign
Wyoming
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Washington State
Washington, D.C.
Vermont
Virginia
Texas
Tennessee
South Dakota
Rhode Island
Woodstock, New York
Regional Contacts
Outline: First Draft
Air Freight
Meeting Minutes
Agenda (early minutes)
Campaign meeting minutes
Agenda and ETC, 1975 (August 14)
Minutes, August 14 and 3 rd letter
 
Box 7 Friendshipment Files
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)
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)
‘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
1974 Bach Mai [2folders]
Medical Aid Bach Mai 1975
 
Box 8 Friendshipment Files
Bach Mai Friendshipment, 1975
Bach Mai 1977-1978
Paris and Washington, D.C. Press, 1977
Friendshipment -Vietnam 1975-1976: Aid and Reconstruction
Friendshipment Second Aid and Reconstruction 1975-1976
UN International Women's Year Seminar: Disarmament and Peace, May 7-9, 1975
War is Over Celebration, Central Park, May 11, 1975



This file was last updated on February 22, 2010.