Kenneth R. Iverson Papers

Dates: 1942-1955

Deputy Chief for Operations, Special Mission of the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) to Greece, 1948-1950; President, Institute of Inter-American Affairs, 1950-1952

The Kenneth R, Iverson Papers include correspondence, printed materials, reports, handwritten notes, and a diary relating to his career with the U.S. government.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 1 linear foot, 4 linear inches (about 2,400 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave his copyrights in this collection to the U.S. government. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their duties are also in the public domain. Copyrights in documents that do not fall into these two categories presumably belong to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Philip D. Lagerquist (1973).
Updated by: Laura Zerr (2011) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1909 (May 25)

 

Born, Price, Utah

1934

 

Doctor of Law, George Washington University Law School

1934-1942

 

Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1942-1947

 

Attorney and General Counsel, Institute of Inter-American Affairs

1947-1948

 

Assistant Counselor and Counselor, American Mission for Aid to Greece

1948-1950

 

Deputy Chief for Operations, Special Mission of the ECA to Greece

1950-1952

 

President, Institute of Inter-American Affairs

1952-1953

 

Near East Representative, Ford Foundation

1980 (June)

 

Died

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Papers of Kenneth R. Iverson contain documents that reflect his various positions with the U.S. government, notably in the field of foreign aid: newspaper clippings, other printed materials, a diary, handwritten notes, correspondence, reports, and other items.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence. Included are letters from Iverson to other government officials relating to his official duties, as well as letters of a more personal nature. The collection also contains a few newspaper clippings concerning the Mission to Greece and a larger number of clippings from Latin America (in Spanish).

Iverson's diary is limited to the periods from 1946-47 and 1950-51. His handwritten notes mostly relate to Latin America.

Also in the Iverson Papers are documents concerning the Institute of Inter-American Affairs. Many of these documents outline the principles of the program in the form of reports and printed materials. There are also many printed materials (mostly government brochures) pertaining to the Point 4 program.

There are also memorandums, reports, and other documents from Iverson's work with American aid programs in Greece. These materials focus on the political, cultural, and economic aspects of the country.

More information on U.S. aid to Greece can be found at the Truman Library in the papers of Dwight P. Griswold, Paul A. Porter, and Paul R. Porter. More information about the Point 4 program can be found in the papers of Henry G. Bennett, Benjamin H. Hardy, and Stanley Andrews.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1-3

  SUBJECT FILE, 1942-1955
Correspondence, printed materials, reports, handwritten notes, a diary, and other items. Arranged alphabetically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SUBJECT FILE, 1942-1955

Box 1

  • Books
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Americas
  • Clippings
  • Conley, Phil
  • Correspondence, 1942
  • Correspondence, 1943
  • Correspondence, 1944
  • Correspondence, 1945
  • Correspondence, 1946
  • Correspondence, 1947
  • Correspondence, 1950 [1 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1950 [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1951
  • Correspondence, 1952

Box 2

  • Correspondence, 1953
  • Diary
  • Handwritten Notes
  • Institute of Inter-American Affairs [1 of 3]
  • Institute of Inter-American Affairs [2 of 3]
  • Institute of Inter-American Affairs [3 of 3]

Box 3

  • Mission to Greece
  • Personal
  • Point 4 [1 of 2]
  • Point 4 [2 of 2]
  • Printed Materials [1 of 2]
  • Printed Materials [2 of 2]
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