Walter W. Mode Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Mode, Walter W.
Walter W. Mode collection
0.1 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Walter W. Mode was born on October 5, 1913 in Zimmerman, Minnesota. He received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1943 and his M.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1944. In 1944-1945 he was an Administrative Analyst for the Social Security Board. He then went on to become a Associate Regional Representative. In 1948 he became the Region I Executive Assistant for the Department of Health Education and Welfare. In 1955 he was selected to participate in the Michigan State University Vietnam Project as a Specialist in Health and Welfare Administration. He was involved in the Vietnam Project until 1957.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a photograph of Walter Mode and Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem in 1956. The photo is signed "To My Polaroid "Teacher" With Best Wishes Ngo Dinh Diem Saigon June 19, 1956."

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 2015

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Vietnam Advisory Group.


  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Mode, Walter W.
  • Ngo, Dinh Diem, 1901-1963

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Collection Inventory


Photograph - Walter Mode with President Ngo Dinh Diem 1956 

Photograph Collection