Buttinger, Joseph

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Buttinger was born in Austria in 1906, came to the U.S. in 1939, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1943. From 1934 to 1938 he served as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Austrian Social-Democratic underground movement. He served as European director of the International Rescue Committee (a private American refugee relief organization) from 1945 to 1947 and again after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956; and continued to be a member of the board. From 1957 to 1965 he was executive chairman of the American Friends of Vietnam. He spent time in Vietnam in 1954, working for the International Rescue Committee, and in 1958 and 1973. He has written several books on Vietnam.

From the description of Papers of Joseph Buttinger, 1945-1979 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 235952091

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Buttinger, Joseph. Two papers relating to Vietnam, [1955, 1960]. Houghton Library
creatorOf Hertzberg, Sidney. Sidney Hertzberg papers, 1924-1984. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Buttinger, Joseph. Papers of Joseph Buttinger, 1945-1979 (inclusive). Harvard University, Harvard-Yenching Library
creatorOf Buttinger, Joseph. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1958. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Buttinger, Joseph. Collection of papers relating to Vietnam, 1959-1961. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
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associatedWith American Friends of Vietnam. corporateBody
associatedWith Hertzberg, Sidney. person
associatedWith International Rescue Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith MacAlister, Robert J. person
associatedWith Nguyen, Khac-Kham, 1910- person
associatedWith Nguyen, Phu Duc. person
associatedWith Thompson, Laurence C. (Laurence Cassius), 1926- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975


Active 1959

Active 1961


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