George S. Messersmith papers


Creator: Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960
Date(s): 1907-1955
Call Number: MSS 0109
Language: A majority of materials in this collection are in English, with additional material in Spanish and German.
Abstract: Diplomatic and professional papers of George S. Messersmith (1883-1960). Consists of correspondence, memoranda, and official dispatches written during Messersmith's tenure with the U.S. Department of State, as well as during his subsequent business career. The extensive typescript of an unpublished memoir is also present. The papers include extensive discussions of political and economic matters regarding Europe during the 1930s and Latin America in the 1940s and 1950s.
Physical Description:
  • 11.5 linear feet
  • 1 oversize box
  • 1 oversize removal
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of the Estate of George S. Messersmith, 1960
Processing Information: Processed and calendar created by Ruth Alford, May 1973.

XML encoding funded by the Unidel Foundation, 2003.

EAD encoded by Jaime Margalotti, Thomas Pulhamus, and Lora J. Davis. Additional encoding by John Caldwell.

Digitization funded by NHPRC grant, 2010.

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