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  • Title: Frances E. Willis papers
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1983
    Collection Number: 84031
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 39 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 album boxes, 35 envelopes, memorabilia (18.2 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, reports, bulletins, printed matter, and photographs, relating to post-World War II American foreign policy, especially in Switzerland, Norway, and Ceylon.
    Creator: Willis, Frances E.


    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 1984.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frances E. Willis Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1899, May 20 Born, Metropolis, Illinois
    1916-1917 University of Redlands
    1917-1920 B.A., History, Stanford University
    1920-1921 Graduate work, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
    1923 Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
    1923-1924 Instructor, History, Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland
    1924-1927 Assistant Professor, Political Science, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
    1927 Foreign Service Exam Vice-Consul, Valparaiso, Chile
    1931, January Vice-Consul, Santiago, Chile
    1931, December Third Secretary, Stockholm, Sweden
    1934-1940 Third Secretary, Brussels, Belgium Second Secretary, Luxembourg
    1940-1944 Second Secretary, Madrid, Spain First Secretary, Madrid, Spain Consul, Madrid, Spain
    1944-1947 Assistant to the Undersecretary of State, Washington, D.C.
    1947-1951 First Secretary and Consul, London, England
    1951-1953 Counselor of Legation, Helsinki, Finland
    1953-1957 Ambassador to Switzerland
    1955 Appointed Career Minister
    1957-1961 Ambassador to Norway
    1962 Appointed Career Ambassador
    1961-1964 Ambassador to Sri Lanka
    1964, November 5 Retirement
    1983, July 20 Died, Redlands, California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Diplomats -- United States
    Switzerland -- Foreign relations -- United States
    United States -- Foreign relations -- Switzerland
    Norway -- Foreign relations -- United States
    Sri Lanka -- Foreign relations -- United States
    United States -- Foreign relations -- Norway
    United States -- Foreign relations -- Sri Lanka
    United States. Department of State