Source

Spruille Braden papers, 1903-1977

Title
Spruille Braden papers, 1903-1977.
Description
34 linear ft. ( 67 boxes)
Arrangement
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
Finding Aid
Contents list, 6p.
Summary
Correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, documents, photographs, printed material, and audio visual material, primarily relating to Braden's career as a diplomat. Also included are files from his tenure as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs, 1945-1947. The numerous scrapbooks in the collection contain clippings, photographs, and invitations. Major correspondents include Adolf A. Berle, Jr., Homer S. Cummings, James A. Farley, Barry Goldwater, Ernest Hemingway, John Edgar Hoover, Cordell Hull, Frances Kellor, Edward I. Koch, Archibald MacLeish, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Leo S. Rowe, Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Thomas J. Watson, and Sumner Welles.
Biographical / Historical Note
American diplomat, mining engineer. Braden (1894-1978) was a diplomat in numerous Latin American countries and was particularly well known for his role as the American Representative to the Chaco Peace Conference, 1935-1939, and for his opposition to the Peron regime in Argentina in the 1940s.
Restrictions
The following boxes are located off-site: Box 4-72. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Provenance
Gift of Spruille Braden, 1958; gift of the Braden family, 1978; gift of William Braden, 1981.
Cite As
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Spruille Braden papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Language
English
Language Note
Material is in English.
Format
Manuscript/Archive Manuscript/Archive
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