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Spruille Braden papers, 1903-1977. 

Braden, Spruille, 1894-1978.
Phys. Desc: 
34 linear ft. ( 67 boxes)
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Biographical Note

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.