Inventory of the Gerald Augustin Drew papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Library and Archives Staff
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Title: Gerald Augustin Drew papers
Date (inclusive): 1895-1999
Collection Number: 2011C38
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (2.7 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, dispatches, reports, diaries, certificates, and photographs relating to American foreign relations, especially with Jordan, Bolivia and Haiti.
Creator: Drew, Gerald Augustin, 1903-1970
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gerald Augustin Drew papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

The Honorable Gerald Augustin Drew (1903-1970) was a career Foreign Service Officer. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1924, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau. Drew then attended the University of Madrid and the University of Grenoble for a year each, studying Spanish and French, respectively, in preparation for joining the Foreign Service. He entered the Foreign Service in 1927. His first post was as vice consul in Para-Belem, at the mouth of the Amazon in Brazil; he was stationed there from 1928-1930. Upon returning to California, he married Doris Hunter in 1931. This collection contains a multitude of correspondence from Drew to his wife. Shortly after they married, they served in Haiti until 1934--the last three years of the 19-year Marine occupation. During this time, they had two daughters. From Haiti, he was sent to San Jose, Costa Rica, where a third daughter was born. In 1936, he was assigned to brief tours in each of the Central American republics in preparation for becoming desk officer for Central America in the State Department. In 1940, Drew was transferred to Ecuador and then to Guatemala in 1942. In 1944, he was named the first U.S. consul to liberated France. In spring of 1945, Drew was named protocol chief for the founding conference of the United Nations. When the Conference ended, he was assigned to escort a congressional subcommittee around liberated Europe. He then resumed his post as first secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, serving there until 1947. He was then posted to the legation in Budapest as a counselor for four months. Drew was then named deputy U.S. delegate to the U.N. Special Committee on the Balkans (UNSCOB) to look into the Greek Civil War. By 1949, he became the U.S. delegate. In 1950, Drew was named the first U.S. minister to Jordan and remained there until 1952, when he was assigned to Washington as Director General of the Foreign Service. He then served as an ambassador to Bolivia from 1954-1957. He then tranferred back to Haiti as an ambassador, where Dr. Charles Duvalier (Papa Doc) was soon to take power. In 1960, Drew returned to Washington for the job of Inspector General of the Foreign Service. In 1961, he had a short-term assignment as U.S. member of a five-man Organization of American States (OAS) team investigating the assassination of Dominican Republican dictatory Rafael Trujillo. In May of 1962, Drew retired from the Foreign Service.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, dispatches, reports, diaries, certificates, and photographs relating to American foreign relations, especially with Jordan, Bolivia and Haiti.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Diplomats -- United States
Haiti -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Haiti
United States -- Foreign relations -- Jordan
Jordan -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Bolivia
Bolivia -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States. Department of State


Correspondence 1926-1970


To Drew, Doris 1926-1945

box 1, folder 1


box 1, folder 2


box 1, folder 3


box 1, folder 4



From Drew, Gerald 1926-1970

box 1, folder 5


box 1, folder 6


box 1, folder 7


box 1, folder 8


box 1, folder 9


box 1, folder 10


box 1, folder 11


box 1, folder 12


box 1, folder 13

1962, 1964

box 1, folder 14


box 1, folder 15

Other correspondence 1939-1970

box 1, folder 16

Correspondence and early journal entries 1919-1970


To Drew, Gerald 1926-1970

box 2, folder 1


box 2, folder 2


box 2, folder 3


box 2, folder 4


box 2, folder 5


box 2, folder 6


box 2, folder 7


box 2, folder 8


box 2, folder 9


box 2, folder 10


box 2, folder 11


box 2, folder 12


box 2, folder 13


box 2, folder 14


box 2, folder 15


box 2, folder 16


box 2, folder 17


box 2, folder 18


box 2, folder 19


box 2, folder 20


box 2, folder 21



Speeches and Writings 1919-1963

box 4, folder 1

Journal 1919

box 4, folder 2-4

Diaries 1950-1962

box 4, folder 5

Conference program 1963

box 4, folder 6

"Sunrise on the Andes Sunset on the Alps" 1985


Oversize Materials

drawer H19


box 3, folder 1

Certificates (cont.)

box 3, folder 2


box 3, folder 3

Binder labels


2015 May Release of Records 1929-1960

box 2, folder 22

Correspondence 1929-1960