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MS Am 1829

Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966. Christian Archibald Herter papers, 1929-1967: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1829
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966.
Title: Christian Archibald Herter papers
Date(s): 1929-1967
Date(s): 1943-1966
Quantity: 22 linear feet (44 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Business and personal correspondence as well as political papers of American statesman and politician Christian Archibald Herter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*68M-31. Gift of Mrs. Christian A. Herter, 3108 "P" Street North West, Washington D.C.; received: 1968.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Christian Archibald Herter Papers, 1929-1967 (MS Am 1829). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Christian A. Herter was an American statesman and politician. He was a member of the Massachusetts legislature (1931-1943); representative in the U.S. Congress (1943-1953); governor of Massachusetts (1953-1957); undersecretary of state (1957-1959); and secretary of state (1959-1961).


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Scope and Contents

Consists of business and personal correspondence, political papers, speeches and other writings, photographs, clippings, and other printed material. The correspondence emphasizes Herter's activities after his tenure as secretary of state ended in 1961 and his interests in such organizations as the Atlantic Institute, Foreign Service Educational Foundation, Middle East Institute, and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins. Personal correspondence consists mainly of family letters. Political papers include material from his gubernatorial campaigns and correspondence concerning the 1964 Republican Party convention. Speeches and other writings reflect Herter's interest in foreign affairs and international trade. Note: As far as possible, the order of the papers as they came from the Herter Family has been retained. The headings used are general and include speeches, reports, and related correspondence.

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