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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Spruille Braden
RLIN number: NXCP86-A34
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and education; development of copper mining in Chile; business enterprises in New York and Latin America; experiences as chairman of the New York State Crime Commission; detailed description of career with the government, with special emphasis on the Chaco Peace Conference, 1935-39; United States Ambassador to Colombia, 1939-42, Cuba, 1942, and Argentina, 1945, and role as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs, 1945-47; impressions of Cordell Hull, Sumner Welles, and Carlos Saavedra Lamas.
Extent: Transcript: 3,118 leaves, Tape: 1 reel, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1978. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1956 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Braden, Spruille, 1894-1978
Speaker date of birth: 1894
Speaker occupation: Diplomat; Executive; Mining engineer
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 1956
Interviewer: Link, Wendell
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Latin America; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Ambassadors--United States; Government executives--United States; Latin America; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1933-1945; United States--Foreign relations--1945-1953; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Braden, Spruille, 1894-1978; Copper mines and mining; Latin America--Politics and government--1830-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016643-12086