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  • Title: William La Varre papers
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1978
    Collection Number: 77033
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 16 manuscript boxes (5.0 Linear Feet)
    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.
    Creator: La Varre, William, 1898-1991
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1977.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William La Varre Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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