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Heath (Donald R.) papers
2019C13  
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Description
Donald Read Heath (1894-1981) was a career diplomat in the United States Foreign Service from 1920 to 1961. His papers consist of correspondence, speeches, writings, sound recordings, photographs, and printed matter largely surrounding his diplomatic positions. A few items remain from his early life prior to his first counselor of embassy appointment.
Background
Donald Read Heath (1894-1981) was a career diplomat in the United States Foreign Service from 1920 to 1961. Heath served as counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Chile from 1941 to 1944, the number two position immediately below Ambassador Claude Bowers. Heath was next sent to Europe as deputy to Ambassador Robert D. Murphy, who was the State Department's adviser at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces and then at OMGUS, the Office of Military Government of the United States in Germany.He was the first postwar American ambassador to Bulgaria, serving from 1947 to 1950. The late Stalin period show trials in Eastern Europe were a feature of the new Cold War.
Extent
57 ms. boxes, 4 oversize boxes (33 Linear Feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.