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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William La Varre Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1978
    Collection number: 77033
    Creator: La Varre, William, 1898-1991.
    Collection Size: 12 manuscript boxes (5 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Memoirs, letters, memoranda, clippings, periodical issues, lists, notes, and financial records, relating to political development in Latin America, especially in the 1930's; United States relations with Latin America, 1933- 1945; the American Mercury; international communist subversion; and international affairs.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William La Varre Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.


    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.

    Access Points

    United States. Dept. of State.
    American Mercury.
    Anti-communist movements--United States.
    Latin America.
    Latin America--Foreign relations--United States.
    Latin America--Politics and government.
    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Foreign relations--Latin America.

    Biographical Note

    1898, August 4 Born, Richmond, Virginia.
    1914-1920 Educated, Townsend Harris Hall, New York, Columbia University Extension, Harvard College (special student).
    1919 Author, Up the Mazaruni.
    1920-1927 Explorer, South America.
    1928-1930 President, Piedmont Press Association.
    1933-1938 Foreign correspondent, South America.
    1934 Author, Johnny Round the World.
    1935 Author, Gold, Diamonds, and Orchids.
    1939 Author, Southward, Ho!
    1941 Author, "The 114 Markets of South America."
    1941-1943 Chief, American Republics Units, U.S. State Department.
    1944 Director, Foreign Service Council.
    1950 Consultant, Economic Cooperation Administration.
    1957-1958 Editor-in-Chief, American Mercury Magazine.