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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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    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 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