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Spruille Braden papers, 1903-1977

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 feet (34 linear feet 67 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Box 4-72. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged in three series: Series I: Correspondence and Catalogued Items; Series II: Appearances; Series III: Manuscripts, Documents and Miscellaneous

Description

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.

  • 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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Box 4-72. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); Spruille Braden papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/12/89.

Revision Description

2012-03-06 Xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Audiovisual materials Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photoprints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Berle, Adolf A., Jr., 1895-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chaco Peace Conference (Location of meeting: Buenos Aires, Argentina). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1935-1939 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cummings, Homer S (Homer Stillé), 1870-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomats Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farley, James A (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goldwater, Barry M (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kellor, Frances, 1873-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koch, Ed, 1924-2013 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mining engineers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, Nelson A (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1908-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rowe, L. S (Leo Stanton), 1871-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stettinius, Edward R., Jr (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.