Artifacts, an autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, several thousand photographs (prints, negatives, and slides),
reports, travel files, and writings of Enzo de Chetelat, a mining engineer, who visited and worked in numerous countries,
often French colonies at the time, from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Enzo de Chetelat was born in Milan, Italy in 1901. He received his degree in geological engineering from the University of
Nancy (France) in 1924, and his doctorate from the University of Paris. He continued to do research at Columbia and Harvard,
and became a U.S. citizen in 1943. He began his career as a mining geologist in 1924 working in French occupied countries
such as Morocco, French Guinea, and countries in Southeast Asia. From 1939-1942, he worked for Le Societé de Nickel in New
Caledonia. He became employed with the U.S. Board of Economic Warfare, Foreign Economic Administration in 1942 and was in
charge of lend-lease operations for the rehabilitation of mines in Northern Africa. In addition, he worked in Martinique,
Guadeloupe, Korea, and Tunisia. He started doing consulting in 1961. He lived at Monsey, NY for a time. He married Eleanor
Beer, who went to Vassar, and who accompanied him on some of his early assignments abroad. During the late 1970s, he maintained
residences in Grand Junction, CO and France. He passed away in France, in 1983.
16 linear feet
(10 document boxes, 12 cartons, and 3 oversize boxes)
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