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  • Title: Robert Charles Hill papers
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1978
    Collection Number: 79067
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 183 manuscript boxes, 73 envelopes, 29 oversize boxes, 1 overesize folder, 9 motion picture film reels, 4 sound tape reels (125 linear feet)
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, reports, clippings, other printed matter, photographs, motion picture film, and sound recordings relating to conditions in and American relations with Latin America and Spain, American foreign policy and domestic politics, and the Republican Party. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Hill, Robert Charles, 1917-1978


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Charles Hill papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1979.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

    Biographical Note

    1917 September 30 Born, Littleton, New Hampshire
    1941-1944 Washington, D.C., representative, New England Shipbuilding Corporation
    1944-1945 U.S. Vice Consul, Calcutta, India
    1947 Clerk, U.S. Senate Banking and Currency Committee
    1947-1949 Washington, D.C., representative, National Confectioners Association
    1949-1953 Assistant Vice President, W. R. Grace and Company
    1953-1954 U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica
    1954-1955 U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador
    1955-1956 Special Assistant to the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Mutual Security Affairs
    1956-1957 U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations
    1957-1961 U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
    1961-1962 New Hampshire State Representative
    1965-1968 Chairman, Foreign Policy Task Force, Republican National Committee
    1969-1972 U.S. Ambassador to Spain
    1973-1974 U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
    1974-1977 U.S. Ambassador to Argentina
    1978 November 28 Died, Littleton, New Hampshire

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Robert Charles Hill papers contain materials relating to conditions in and U.S. foreign relations with Latin America and Spain as well as American foreign policy, domestic policy, and the Republican party.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    United States. Department of State.
    Argentina--Foreign relations--United States.
    Diplomats--United States.
    Latin America--Foreign relations--United States.
    Mexico--Foreign relations--United States.
    Motion pictures.
    Spain--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations--Argentina.
    United States--Foreign relations--Latin America.
    United States--Foreign relations--Mexico.
    United States--Foreign relations--Spain.
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.