Papers of W. Averell Harriman, 1869-1988 (bulk 1895-1986).

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Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986. Papers of W. Averell Harriman, 1869-1988 (bulk 1895-1986).

Papers of W. Averell Harriman, 1869-1988 (bulk 1895-1986).

Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, statements and writings, business records, political files, diplomatic accounts, family papers, architectural and mechanical drawings, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers documenting Harriman's career in business, finance, politics, and public service, particularly during the Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter presidential administrations. Major topics include the defeat of Germany in World War II, Soviet-American relations, Marshall Plan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Korean and Vietnamese wars, African independence movements, U.S. intervention in Latin America, arms negotiations, and the antinuclear movement. Family members represented include Mary Averell Harriman Fisk, E. Roland Harriman, Edward Henry Harriman, Marie Norton Whitney Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman, Kathleen Lanier Harriman Mortimer, and Mary Harriman Rumsey. Other persons represented include Dean Acheson, Konrad Adenauer, Vincent Astor, C. R. Attlee, Mohammad Ayub Khan, Lord Beaverbrook (Max Aiken), Georges Bidault, Habib Bourguiba, Leonid Il'ich Brezhnev, James Francis Byrnes, Winston Churchill, Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, Richard Stafford Cripps, Wilhelm Cuno, John R. Deane, Anatoliy Fedorovich Dobrynin, Allen Welsh Dulles, Ira Eaker, Anthony Eden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Forrestal, Charles de Gaulle, Edward Heath, Richard Helms, Paul G. Hoffman, Cordell Hull, Robert F. Kennedy, Aleksey Nikolayevich Kosygin, Nikita Sergevich Khrushchev, Robert A. Lovett, Robert S. Lovett, Douglas MacArthur, Harold MacMillan, George C. Marshall, John Jay McCloy, Robert S. McNamara, Robert P. Meiklejohn, Robert Gordon Menzies, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich Molotov, Jean Monnet, Mohammad Mosaddeq, Jawaharlal Nehru, Georgi M. Pushkin, Dean Rusk, Robert Schuman, Souvanna Phouma, Paul-Henri Spaak, Joseph Stalin, Edward R. Stettinius, Herbert Bayard Swope, Josip Broz Tito, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Cyrus R. Vance, Sumner Welles, and Harold Wilson. Other topics include Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Business Advisory Council for the Dept. of Commerce, World War II missions to Moscow, the Casablanca and other wartime and postwar conferences, posts in the Truman administration as ambassador to Great Britain and to the Soviet Union, secretary of commerce, and director of the Mutual Security Agency, presidential campaigns of 1952, 1956, and 1960, Harriman's campaign for and governorship of New York (1955-1959), and his 1983 trip to the Soviet Union. Includes business files on Georgian Manganese Company, Merchant Shipbuilding Corporation, Russian Finance and Construction Corporation, the Sun Valley (Idaho) ski resort, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and W.A. Harriman & Company; memoirs Harriman coauthored with Elie Abel; and writings by Mark Lincoln Chadwin and Herbert Feis. Also included is an album documenting the Harriman Alaska Expedition, a scientific expedition to Alaska in 1899 undertaken by the Harriman family accompanied by John Muir and other scientists and naturalists.

344,250 items.1,108 containers plus 11 classified.54 microfilm reels.526.3 linear feet.

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McCloy, John J. (John Jay), 1895-1989

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McCloy, John Jay (1895-1989), U.S. administrator, born in Philadelphia, Pa.; president, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1947-49); U.S. High Commissioner for West Germany, (1949-52); Assistant Secretary of War (1941-45); coordinator of the U.S. disarmament activities, (1961-63); founder Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; chairman Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation trustee; awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1963. From the description of Oral history i...

Astor, Vincent, 1891-1959

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MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964

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The island of Leyte, in Japanese hands, was the target for the American invasion of the Philippines in 1944. After a series of battles, the island was captured and the Japanese naval forces were defeated. U.S. forces now controlled the Pacific. From the description of Naval message, November 1, 1944. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 45622190 Douglas MacArthur was born in Arkansas and raised on a series of Army posts; his father, a Civil War veteran and career soldier...

W.A. Harriman & Company

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Bidault, Georges

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Epithet: Prime Minister of France British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000837.0x0000b9 ...

Muir, John, 1838-1914

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American author and naturalist. From the description of Papers of John Muir [manuscript], 1885-1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833450 From the description of Letter to Dewitt Miller, 1895 February 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433074 Naturalist, author, conservationist, John Muir is considered a precursor of the environmentalist movement. Through his numerous books and articles, which emphasize the importance of wildernes...

Bourguiba, Habib, 1903-2000

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Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977

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Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (b. June 12, 1897-d. Jan. 14, 1977), British Foreign Secretary from 1935 to 1955 and British Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. From the description of Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-1977 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581894 ...