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William Averell Harriman papers on Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1974, bulk 1941-1946

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0557
Bib ID 4078867 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
Title William Averell Harriman papers on Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1974, bulk 1941-1946
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-5. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. One box is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged and Arranged. The working files are arranged in numbered folders, roughly in chronological order. Some folders have subject headings; some folders are lacking.

Description

Summary

Working files for the book SPECIAL ENVOY TO CHURCHILL AND STALIN, 1914-1946 by William Averell Harriman and Elie Abel, containing typescript drafts with handwritten corrections of Harriman's recollections; typescript notes; photocopies of American, British, and Soviet (in translation) diplomatic correspondence, memoranda, and reports; speeches and other writings by Harriman; and related background materials. The period covered is 1941-1946 and 1951-1954. Among the photocopies are letters from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Edward Stettinius, Harry Hopkins, Dean Acheson, Charles Bohlen, Joseph Stalin, Vyacheslav Molotov, Andrei Vyshinsky, Winston Churchill, and Anthony Eden. Also, five letters from Harriman to Abel written in 1973-1974, concerning the details of writing this book (these are the only letters cataloged in this collection).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-5. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. One box is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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); William Averell Harriman Papers on Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Reproduction Note

Diplomatic correspondence is: Type of reproduction--photocopies

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Harriman, William Averell and Elie Abel. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1978. Accession number--M-78.

Publications About Described Materials

Harriman, William Averell and Elie Abel. Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946. New York : Random House, 1975.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abel, Elie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bohlen, Charles E (Charles Eustis), 1904-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Graduate School of Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomats Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hopkins, Harry L (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stettinius, Edward R., Jr. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vyshinsky, Andrey Yanuaryevich, 1883-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Elie Abel (1920-) was Dean of Journalism, Columbia University. (M.S., 1942).