From 1955 to 1962, Michigan State University "played an active role in the American-led effort to build a stable non-communist state in the Republic of Vietnam (better known as South Vietnam)." (1)
A few years later, American military forces were committed to assist South Vietnam in the conflict with its northern neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. By 1967, anti-war and anti-draft protests were widespread in the United States, including the MSU campus.
This resource guide identifies primary sources in the Special Collections Division at the MSU Libraries. The primary focus is on MSU's official involvement in Vietnam and campus activism against the war, but sources describing other anti-war activism, especially Michigan, are included. This page covers online resources. Some are available only to MSU faculty and current students.
(1) MSU Vietnam Group Archive website.