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BIOGRAPHICAL FILE 1922-1941

Scope and Contents note

Biographical data relating to the career of William LaVarre, arranged alphabetically by subject.
box 1

Appointment, Chief of the American Republics Unit, Department of Commerce, Newspaper clippings. 1941.

 

Interview with William LaVarre, Boston Transcript, Photocopies. February 18, 1922.

 

Press notices, Printed copies. 1937-1941.

 

Publicity for lectures and articles by William LaVarre. Printed copies 1937-1940.

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS 1918-1978

Scope and Contents note

Printed copies of newspaper and magazine articles by William LaVarre as well as typescripts of his autobiographical writings, arranged chronologically.
Comprises boxes 1-5.
box 1

General n.d.

 

"Hidden Wealth in British Guiana," The American Museum Journal, Printed copy. October 1918.

 

"Making the Staff of Life in British Guiana," Travel Magazine, Printed copy. May 1919.

 

"The Shree-Mat-Bhag-What Ceremony," Travel Magazine, Printed copy. August 1919.

 

"Pedro: A Rubber Boy of the Brazilian Jungle," The American Boy, Printed copy. October 1920.

 

"Brazil's White Gold," Pan American Union, Printed copy. November 1920.

 

"A Metropolis of the Jungle," Travel Magazine, Printed copy. November 1920.

 

"He Wanted To Be a Professor," The Harvard Magazine, Printed copy. November 1920.

 

"A Thousand Miles Up the Amazon," Travel Magazine, Printed copy. February 1921.

 

"Among the Caboclos of the Rio Negro," Natural History, Reprints. 1922.

 

"Explorer Finds New World's Largest Diamond," Popular Science, Printed copy. May 1922.

 

"Rubber in Brazil," Galley proofs. February 1924.

 

"Under the Roof of the Jungle," Field and Stream, Printed copy. November 1924.

 

General photograph features, Printed copies. 1934.

 

"In the Jungle, War Never Ends," New York Times Magazine, Printed copy. August 19, 1934.

 

"Treasure-Hunter and his Lovely Wife Pierce the Jungles to the Lost World," Cleveland Plain Dealer, series of three articles, Printed copies. September 1934.

 

"Fortunes in the Jungle," The American Magazine, Reprint. December 1934.

 

General, photograph features 1935.

 

"Jungle Hunter," Outdoor Life, Printed copy. January 1935.

 

"Jungle Merchant," The American, Printed copy. February 1935.

 

"Me for the Jungle Life," American boy, Printed copy. April 1935.

 

"Treasure Hunting High and Low," The Elks, Printed copy. May 1935.

 

Untitled, Sphere, Printed copy. June 1, 1935.

 

"Change in the Jungle," Sphere, Printed copy. June 8, 1935.

 

"Shrimps Preferred," Sphere, Printed copy. July 6, 1935.

 

"Diamond Hunting in British Guiana," Young America, Printed copy. July 12, 1935.

 

"Wild Life in the Jungles of British Guiana," Young America, Printed copy. September 13, 1935.

 

"Ruins of Lost Colony Show Jungle White Man's Master," The Providance Sunday Journal, Printed copy. January 26, 1936.

 

"Into the Forbidden Country of Darien," Printed copy. November 1, 1936.

 

"The Yucatan Jungle's Chewing Gum King," Cleveland Plain Dealer, Printed copy. January 17, 1937.

 

"Shark Island," Richmond Times-Dispatch, Printed copy. February 7, 1937.

 

"Gold from Alligators," Courier Express, Printed copy. February 21, 1937.

 

"Meet the King of Nuthin," Courier Express, Printed copy. February 28, 1937.

 

"LaVarre Almost Finds All Hidden Gold of Yucatan," Morning Globe, Printed copy. February 28, 1937.

 

"The Golden Skeletons of Darien," Courier Express, Printed copy. March 21, 1937.

 

"Banana Surprise," Cleveland Plain Dealer, Printed copy. March 21, 1937.

 

"A Night in a Cocaine Eaters' Village, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Printed copy. May 2, 1937.

 

"Andes One Eye Connolly Crashes Gates of Gold," Printed copy. May 9, 1937.

 

"The Ghosts of Mysterious Machu Picchu," Courier Express, Printed copy. May 16, 1937.

 

"Titicaca, the Disappearing Mountain Sea," Cleveland Plain Dealer, Printed copy. May 23, 1937.

 

"Trailing the Panama Hat," Chicago Daily News, Printed copy. June 19, 1937.

 

"Golden Skeletons in Ancient Tombs," Sunday Mirror Magazine, Printed copy. June 20, 1937.

 

"Auf der Suche nach dem Weissen Gott," (In search of the white god), Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung, Printed copy. August 26, 1937.

 

"He Escaped Five Times from Devil's Island," The Family Circle, Printed copy. August 27, 1937.

 

"Featherless Chicken of the Andes," Young America, Printed copy. September 17, 1937.

 

"They'll Pay for their Husbands," The Family Circle, Printed copy. October 15, 1937.

 

"Camel of the Andes," Printed copy. November 17, 1937.

 

General, photograph features 1938.

 

"The World I Live In," syndicated column, Printed copies. 1938.

 

"Probing the Mysteries and Marvels," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. January 30, 1938.

 

"The Painted Indians of Darien," Blue Peter, Printed copy. January 1938.

 

"You Can Travel If You Want to," The Rotarian, Printed copy. February 1938.

 

"Peru Peaks Linked to Amazon," The New York Times, Printed copy. September 18, 1938.

 

"Jungle Scout," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. November 13, 1938.

 

"Our Real War Peril," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. November 27, 1938.

 

"The Secret Invasion of South America, Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. November 27, 1938.

 

"Invade America," Grit, Printed copy. December 4, 1938.

 

"Mussolini's Agents Threaten South American Continent," The Bangor Daily News, Printed copy. December 12, 1938.

 

"Communist Aim Latin American Control," Grit, Printed copy. December 25, 1938.

box 2

"The World I Live In," syndicated column, Printed copies. 1939.

 

General, photograph features, Printed copies. 1939.

 

"Latin America's New Ism," Printed copies. 1939.

 

"Good Neighbor Feeling Growing in South America," The Bangor Daily News, Printed copy. January 2, 1939.

 

"Trade War Near," Grit, Printed copy. February 12, 1939.

 

"Africa, India, Java, and Holland Meet in Strange City of South America," Chicago Daily News, Printed copy. March 4, 1939.

 

"The Blood Oath of Chichicastenago," The Family Circle, Printed copy. April 21, 1939.

 

"Buried in Gold," The Family Circle, Printed copy. May 19, 1939.

 

General, photograph features, Printed copies. 1940.

 

"The World I Live In," syndicated column, Printed copies. 1940.

 

"The Gold in Yucatan," Printed copy. January 1940.

 

"Latin America New Mecca for Tourists," Minneapolis Morning Tribune, Printed copies. January 15, 1940.

 

"Fifth Century Mayan City Within 4 Days of U.S.," Louisville Times, Printed copy. January 15, 1940.

 

"Guatemala Tribe, Bound by Blood Oath to Shun Whites, Plies Ancient Craft," Minneapolis Morning Tribune, Printed copy. January 16, 1940.

 

"East and West Do Meet in South America," Minneapolis Morning Tribune, Printed copy. January 18, 1940.

 

"No Woman Leaves Paradise Islands," The Boston Daily Globe, Printed copy. January 18, 1940.

 

"New Route Uses Andes and Amazon," The Boston Daily Globe, Printed copy. January 20, 1940.

 

"Guatamala's Volcano Country is Rich in Travel Interest," The Sunday Star, Printed copy. January 28, 1940.

 

"Airplanes and Motor Cars Now Take Tourists to Ancient Mayan Cities," The Kansas City Star, Printed copy. February 4, 1940.

 

"South Sea Isle but an Hour Away From Cristobal," The Sunday Star, Printed copy. March 1940.

 

"The 114 Markets of South America," Printers' Ink Monthly, Printed copies and related research materials. March 1940.

box 3

"South American Abe Lincoln," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. April 7, 1940.

 

"The Life of Riley," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. May 1940.

 

"Orphan Colonies of the Caribbean," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. June 9, 1940.

 

"Eyes on Franco," Washington Post, Printed copy. June 30, 1940.

 

"War Invades America," Look, Printed copy. July 1940.

 

"Hitler's Way Appeals South of the Border," Boston Post, Printed copy. July 7, 1940.

 

"Yankees of the South," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. July 14, 1940.

 

"Hitler Sure He'll Boss South America by 1941," Boston Sunday Post, Printed copy. July 21, 1940.

 

"Press, Radio, Movies Set for German Propaganda Attack in Latin America," The Hartford Daily Courant, Printed copy. July 21, 1940.

 

"The Andinos," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. July 21, 1940.

 

"Spontaneous Combustion, Hitler's Plan to Gain Control of Latin America," The Hartford Daily Courant, Printed copy. July 26, 1940.

 

"Where the Monroe Doctrine Really Works," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. July 28, 1940.

 

"Hitler's Plan for Latin America," The Family Circle, Printed copies. August/September 1940.

 

"Nazis Use Threats to Gain Indirect Control Over French, Dutch Indies," The Houston Chronicle, Printed copies. August 4, 1940.

 

"Pilfered Products," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. August 18, 1940.

 

"U.S. entering War Under Roosevelt Fait Acompli," The Tribune Sun, Printed copy. September 11, 1940.

 

"Living Standards Found Low in British Indies Colonies," San Diego Union, Printed copy. September 15, 1940.

 

"Golden Skeletons," Junior Scholastic, Printed copy. September 16, 1940.

 

"Uncle Sam's Secret Weapon Best Defense Against Enemy," San Diego Union, Printed copy. September 22, 1940.

 

"U.S. to Ease Heavy Burden of British in West Indies by Expenditures on Bases," St. Louis Post Dispatch, Printed copy. September 23, 1940.

 

"Most Dangerous Man in South America Awaits U.S. Election," San Diego Union, Printed copy. September 29, 1940.

 

"Chile First Specialist in Security," San Diego Union, Printed copy. October 20, 1940.

 

"A Tahiti in America," New York Times, Printed copy. November 1940.

 

"Our Caribbean Defense System is Still on Order. It Has Been For Over Two Years," Mimeographed copy. November 2, 1940.

 

"Voice of America or Dulcet Tones of Sycophant Choice for Voters," The Tribune Sun, Printed copy. November 4, 1940.

 

"Addenda to Mein Kampf," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. November 17, 1940.

 

"Fateful Manana," New York Mirror, Printed copy. November 24, 1940.

 

"While We Have Been Fortifying Our Back Door Our Front Door Remains Wide Open," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. December 22, 1940.

 

General, photograph features 1941.

 

"The Fight for Control of South American Skies," Sunday Mirror, Printed copy. April 6, 1941.

 

"South for Treasure," True, Printed copy. August 1949.

 

"Moscow's Red Letter Day in American History," The American Legion Magazine, Printed copy. August 1951.

 

"Memoirs of William LaVarre as Editor-in-Chief of the American Mercury Magazine 1957-1958," Typescript. 1977.

 

Draft I.

 

Part I.

 

Part II.

 

Exhibits for Part II.

 

Part III.

box 4

Draft II.

 

Part I.

 

Part II.

 

Part III.

 

Section I.

 

Section II.

 

"Fighting World War II in Washington: A Personal Memoir," Typescript. 1978.

 

Draft I.

 

Part I.

 

Part II.

 

Part III.

 

Exhibits.

box 5

Draft II.

 

Part I.

 

Part II.

 

Part III.

 

SUBJECT FILE 1957-1977

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, pamphlets, and printed material by others, including records of the American Mercury, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Comprises box 6.
box 6

American Mercury.

 

Advertising.

 

Letters to the editor.

 

Letters from corporations.

 

"Mercury Forum."

 

Reprints.

 

Subscriptions.

 

General.

 

American Legion subscriptions.

 

Newspaper publishers' subscriptions.

 

Rural subscriptions.

 

Anti-Defamation League.

 

Balfour Declaration.

 

Church League of America.

 

Jews in Russia.

 

Jews in the United States.

 

Jordan, George Racey, testimony re atomic materials.

 

United States government personnel 1977.

 

Zionism.

 

ISSUES OF THE AMERICAN MERCURY 1954-1977

Scope and Contents note

A file of the American Mercury Magazine and address lists of subscribers, filed chronologically.
Comprises boxes 7-12
box 7

1954.

 

(1). January

 

(1). February

 

(1). March

 

(1). April

 

(1). May

 

(1). June

 

(1). July

 

(1). August

 

(1). September

 

(1). October

 

(1). November

 

(1). December

 

1956.

 

(1). May

 

(1). June

 

(1). July

 

(1). August

 

(1). September

 

(1). October

 

(1). November

 

(1). December

 

1957.

 

(3). January

 

(3). February

 

(2). March

box 8

(3). April

 

(3). May

 

(3). June

 

(3). July

 

(3). August

 

(1). September

 

(3). October

 

(3). November

 

(3). December

 

1958.

 

(4). January

 

(3). February

box 9

(3). March

 

(15). April

 

(11). May

box 10

(5). June

 

(1). July

 

(1). August

 

(1). September

 

(1). November

 

(1). December

 

1959.

 

(2). January

 

(2). February

 

(2). March

 

(2). April

 

(2). May

 

(2). June

 

(2). July

 

(2). August

 

(1). September

 

(1). October

 

(2). November

box 11

(2). December

 

1960.

 

(1). January

 

(1). February

 

(1). March

 

(1). April

 

(1). June

 

(1). August

 

1977.

 

(1). Spring

 

(1). Summer

 

(2). Fall

 

(1). Winter

 

Address lists of subscribers.

box 12

Address lists of subscribers.

box 13

Material not yet described

box 14

Material not yet described

box 15

Material not yet described

box 16

Material not yet described