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Binh Memorial Committee records, 1968-1974

Overview of the Collection

Binh Memorial Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
Binh Memorial Committee records
1968-1974 (inclusive)
1 cubic ft
Collection Number
2242 (Accession No. 2242-001)
Vietnamese Vietnam War student protester who was killed attempting to hijack an airplane and divert it to Hanoi
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Nguyen Thai Binh (1948-1972) was born in South Vietnam and attended the University of Washington from 1968-1971 under a U.S. A.I.D. scholarship. He gradually came to protest U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Asked to return home by A.I.D., he was shot and killed in July 1972 in an attempt to divert an airliner in Vietnam. His friends in the U.S. established the collection, containing papers about his life and protest activities, in an effort to memorialize him.

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Letters (including one written by Nguyen Thi Le Nuong, Binh's young sister), notes, speeches and writings, clippings, ephemera, photographs, tape recording, publications.

"Economic Crossroads," edited by Aubrey B. Armstrong, 1974.

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Container(s) Description Dates
1/1-2a Incoming Letters   undated
1/3 Outgoing Letters 1972
1/4 Outgoing Letters - Binh, Nguyen Thai   1972
1/5 Financial Records undated
1/6 Legal Documents undated
1/7 Speeches and Writings - Binh, Nguyen Thai undated
1/8 Speeches and Writings - by others undated
1/9-11 Writings - by others undated
1/12 List undated
1/13 Programs and Annoucements   undated
1/14 Notes undated
1/15 School Notes undated
1/16-18 Photographs
1/19-22 Clippings 1968-1973
1/23 Newspapers undated
1/24 Sketches undated
1/25 Tape Recordings undated
1/26 Ephemera   undated
2/1 Ephemera undated
2/2-8 Pamphlets undated
2/9 Book Economic Crossroads 1974
3/1-2 Pamphlets undated
3/3 Johansen, Bruce - Incoming Letters undated
3/4 Johansen, Bruce - Incoming Letters - Binh, Nguyen Thai
3/5 Johansen, Bruce - Outgoing Letters undated
3/6 Johansen, Bruce - Outgoing Letters - Binh, Nguyen Thai  
3/7 Johansen, Bruce - Legal Documents undated
3/8 Johansen, Bruce - Speeches and Writings undated
3/9 Johansen, Bruce - Speeches and Writings - Binh, Nguyen Thai   undated
3/10 Johansen, Bruce - Photographs undated
3/11 Johansen, Bruce - Notes undated
3/12 Johansen, Bruce - Clippings 1969-1972
3/13 Johansen, Bruce - Memorabilia
3/14-15 Johansen, Bruce - Ephemera undated
4 Poster of Vietnam War 1972