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   Spruille Braden Papers 1903-1977.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Spruille Braden Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, documents, photographs, printed material and audiovisual material of Spruille Braden, 1894-1978, American diplomat and mining engineer.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0143
Bib ID:4079451 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Braden, Spruille, 1894-1978
Title:Spruille Braden Papers 1903-1977.
Physical description:34 linear ft (ca. 36,160 items in 70 boxes, 150 volumes, 1 folder, & 1 scrapbook.
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-72. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged in three series:

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Description

Scope and Content

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.

Series I: Correspondence and Catalogued Items

This series contains catalouged correspondence, manuscripts and photographs. This series also contains general and diplomatic corrospondence arranged chronologically and alphabetically.

Series II: Appearances

This series contains documents relating to speeches and conference attendence by Braden. This series is arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

Series III: Manuscripts, Documents and Miscellaneous

This series contains financial and legal documents, manuscripts, scrapbooks, pamphlets, phonograph records, movie film and books from the library of Spruille Braden. Braden library items in this series include approximately 150 volumes inscribed to or by Braden; annotated by, citing, or by Braden; and miscellaneous works. Most concern South America, diplomacy, or ultraconservative politics.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-72. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Spruille Braden Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 04/12/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-03-06 Xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Audiovisual materials.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Argentina--Politics and government--1943-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Berle, Adolf Augustus, 1895-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chaco Peace Conference (1935-1939 :--Buenos Aires, Argentina)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé), 1870-1956.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diplomats.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kellor, Frances, 1873-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Koch, Ed, 1924-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Latin America--Foreign relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mining engineers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1908-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rowe, L. S. (Leo Stanton), 1871-1946.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stettinius, Edward R. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Foreign relations--Latin America.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Politics and government--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical 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.

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