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Edward C. Britton papers, 1913-1996
MSS 1988/04  
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Collection consists of personal papers, including correspondence, reports, and newsclippings, of Edward C. Britton, Professor of Pacific Asian Studies, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, CSU, Sacramento. The collection reflects various aspects of life in Vietnam before and during the Vietnam conflict, 1961-1975.
Edward Britton was a professor in the Education Department, California State University, Sacramento, from 1950 until 1987. From 1959 to 1961 he served as a teacher education advisor to the government of South Vietnam, helping to form their secondary educational system. Between 1961 and 1964, Britton made four documentary films in Vietnam, including The Village That Refused to Die (made with Stan Atkinson of channel 13) that recorded life in the village of Binh Hung, in the southern tip of Vietnam, and the work of Father Bien Hoa, a Chinese Catholic priest. Other films included The Other Vietnam; Vietnam Today; and Partners in Progress, which documented the work of the International Voluntary Service (IVS), a group that inspired the establishment of the Peace Corps.
30.0 Linear feet (24 record cartons)
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