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Cataloged and Arranged. The working files are arranged in numbered folders, roughly in chronological order. Some folders have subject headings; some folders are lacking.
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).
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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.
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.
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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
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Elie Abel (1920-) was Dean of Journalism, Columbia University. (M.S., 1942).