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Charles G. Billo papers, 1967-1970Rauner Manuscript MS-1341

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Charles G. Billo papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1341

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

.25 linear ft., 1 box


Charles G. Billo, Civil Servant. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, award certificates and Selective Service documents chronicling Billos' appointment to the US Foreign Service and his service in Vietnam.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Charles G. Billo contain correspondence, photographs, award certificates and Selective Service documents chronicling Billos' appointment to the US Foreign Service and his service in Vietnam. Of note are photographs documenting the visit of South Vietnamese officials. An oral history interview with Billo, which is part of the Dartmouth Vietnam Project is also available.


Charles G. Billo received a B.A. from Brown University, and M.B.A. degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and an M.I.A. degree in International Affairs from Columbia. Billo was appointed to the US Foreign Service in 1968.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series: Papers, 1967-1970

Box: 1, 1967-1970

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Award: Special Warfare School: MACV Provincial Senior Advisor Training Course, certificate, 1986-05-18
  • Folder: 2, Award: Department of State: Foreign Service Institute: Language Studies: Vietnamese, certificate, 1969-02-28
  • Folder: 3, Award: Department of State: Foreign Service Institute: Viet-Nam Training Center, certificate, 1968-04-01-1969-03-07
  • Folder: 4, Award: Medal for Civilian Service in Vietnam, certificate, 1970
  • Folder: 5, Selective Service System: Notice of Classification, 1967-11-12
  • Folder: 6, Selective Service System: Order to Report to Armed Forces Physical Examination, 1967-09-20
  • Folder: 7, Selective Service System: Request to Attend a Meeting to Determine Correct Classification, 1967-11-20
  • Folder: 8, Selective Service System: Permit to Depart From the United States, 1969-04-16
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Letter from State Department, John A. Moran III, regarding approval of appointment to the Foreign Service, 1967-12-07
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Donald E. Rau to Selective Service System regarding Charles G. Billo, 1968-01-05
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Letter from Congressman Richard L. Oettinger regarding congratulations on becoming a US Foreign Service officer, 1968-02-01
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: Letter from Senator Jacob K. Javits regarding congratulations on appointment as a US Foreign Service officer, 1968-01-19
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence: Letter from Secretary of State William Rogers regarding congratulations on upcoming assignment, 1969-03-07
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence: Letter from Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker regarding congratulations on promotion, 1969-07-21
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence: Letter from Vietnamese Minister of Economy thanking him for his contribution to the economic welfare of his country, 1970-10-28
  • Folder: 17, Clipping: "President Names Billo Foreign Service Officer," in "Bronxville, NY Review Press", 1968
  • Folder: 18, Memorandum: To John P. Van: "Some Historical Perspective and Comments on the Production and Marketing of Rice in the Delta," September 5, 1969, photocopy, undated
  • Folder: 19, Photographs: Cantho, South Vietnam: Official visit of President Nguyen Van Thieu and Prime Minister Tran Thien Khiem, accompanied by US Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, circa 1969
  • Folder: 20, Certificate: Department of State: Official Recognition and Appreciation for Completion of 10 Years of Service with the United States Government, 1978

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