Spruille Braden papers, 1903-1977.
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.
Scope and Contents
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.