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

Creator: 
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
Phys. Desc: 
2.5 inear feet (2.5 inear feet 5 boxes)
Call Number: 
MS#0557
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

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

Scope and Contents

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 L. 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).