John W. F. Dulles Papers Relating to Mexico
Mining engineer, historian, author, professor. Born 1913 in Auburn, New York. Dulles received degrees from Princeton University, Harvard Business School, and the University of Arizona. He held engineering and executive positions with Mexican and Brazilian mining companies, spending 17 years as a resident of Mexico; served the University of Texas as assistant director of the International Center, adviser on international programs for the UT system, and professor of Latin American Studies; and also taught at the University of Arizona. While living in Mexico, Dulles conducted research into Mexican history; in 1961 he published Yesterday in Mexico : a chronicle of the revolution, 1919-1936. His subsequent publications include Vargas of Brazil; Unrest in Brazil; Anarchists and communists in Brazil, 1900-1935; and Brazilian Communism, 1935-1945.
Correspondence, research materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, manuscripts and galley proofs, and assorted material relating to twentieth-century Mexican history, economic conditions, politics and government. Correspondence relates to Dulles' research and publishing activities, and to the history, politics, and economics of Mexico. Edward S. Wallace was a frequent correspondent. Research materials include typescripts of notes and summaries of interviews with various Mexican political figures and their acquaintances. Interviews and newspaper clippings relate primarily to political leaders including Alberto J. Pani, Adolfo de la Huerta, Plutarco Elías Calles, Álvaro Obregon, Emilio Portes Gil, and Lázaro Cárdenas. Included in the collection are autographed photographs of early twentieth-century Mexican presidents, as well as photographs of Dulles and a few photographs of mines. Manuscripts and galley proofs are of Dulles' publication, Yesterday in Mexico, and J. Lloyd Mecham's The United States and inter-American security. Assorted material includes reports on mines and mineral resources in Mexico, speeches by Dulles, and a few maps of Mexico.
Arranged by volume numbers, with the exception of literary manuscripts and galley proofs. Card file inventory available in the library.
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Cite as: John W. F. Dulles Papers Relating to Mexico, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.
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