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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Joseph John Jova
RLIN number: NXCP88-A40
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background; United Fruit Company farm overseer, Guatemala, 1938-41; World War II Navy experiences; Foreign Service diplomatic assignments in Iraq, Morocco, Portugal, Chile; functions of an ambassador and his wife; Chilean politics during Kennedy adminstration; United States Ambassador to Honduras, 1965-69; economic and social issues, El Salvador-Honduras Soccer War, 1969; Ambassador to Organization of American States: schism in Roman Catholic clergy, territorial and trade disputes, Castro's Cuba; Ambassador to Mexico, 1974-77: drug traffic, prisoner exchange, Henry Kissinger and Latin American relations; impressions of Luis Echeverria, other Mexican officials.
Extent: Transcript: 346 leaves, Tape: 5 reels
Restrictions: Access: Closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Jova, Joseph John, 1916-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1916
Speaker occupation: Diplomat
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 1978
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed; Morris, Berenice
Organizations discussed: U.S. Department of State
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Latin America; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Ambassadors--United States; Diplomacy; Latin America; Latin America--Politics and government; North America; Oral history; U.S. Department of State; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1945-; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jova, Joseph John, 1916-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019948-15391