Series 6: Travels

4 boxes (1 partial)

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973..

Dates: 1925-1972.

Extent: 4 boxes (1 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Description

The travel series is arranged alphabetically by country (according to the name currently in use at the time of Armstrong's travels) and chronologically within each file. Although it consists primarily of business-related correspondence, there are some personal letters between Armstrong and his wife and daughter. Armstrong spent a great deal of time abroad collecting information on the current political situation for Foreign Affairs, seeking articles from local intelligentsia, and meeting with key political figures. Some of the correspondence is in a foreign language, often French, most of which is not translated. The series is divided into three categories: correspondence pertaining to specific countries (1925-1972); trip itineraries (1947, 1954-1957, 1959-1968); and general travel correspondence (1935-1972, undated).

The country correspondence is the largest of the three. It contains letters written in preparation for Armstrong's trips, correspondence sent while he was away, telegrams, Armstrong's notes on countries and people, and travel schedules. The correspondence contains many letters of introduction, recommendations to Armstrong on whom to contact while abroad, and general discussion of his trips with colleagues. There are also drafts of related speeches and articles that Armstrong wrote.

During his trips abroad, Armstrong corresponded regularly with his secretary, Mary Stevens, who kept him updated on office matters and forwarded important mail to him. In addition to the letters which were sent to Armstrong, copies of many of the letters were sent to a Paris hotel, to which he often returned during his travels. Consequently, the France files are among the most substantial of the series. Armstrong corresponded with Philip Quigg, the Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs, on a fairly regular basis as well, but these files have been moved to Quigg's file in the Correspondence series.

The general travel correspondence consists primarily of the same types of materials as the country correspondence, but does not relate to one specific country. It is arranged in chronological order and contains one folder of undated materials. The itineraries are also organized chronologically.

Arrangement

(arranged alphabetically by country)

Preferred Citation

Series 6: Travels; 1925-1972; Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Request Checked Items
    Title Date Container
    Afghanistan 1956 1959 1967 Box 120, Folder 11
    Angola 1961 Box 120, Folder 12
    Australia 1965 Box 120, Folder 13
    Austria 1947 1950 Box 120, Folder 14
    Bad Godesberg Conference 1958-1959 Box 120, Folder 15
    Belgian Congo 1960 Box 120, Folder 16
    Belgium 1932 Box 120, Folder 17
    Bhutan/Sikkim 1962-1965 Box 120, Folder 18
    Borneo 1963-1964 Box 120, Folder 19
    Burma 1958 1959 1964 1966 1968 Box 120, Folder 20
    Cambodia 1958 1959 1962 1964 1966-1968 Box 121, Folder 1
    Cameroun 1961 Box 121, Folder 2
    Ceylon 1956 Box 121, Folder 3
    China 1954 1958 1959 Box 121, Folder 4
    Congo Republic 1960-1961 Box 121, Folder 5
    Czechoslovakia 1938 1968 1969 Box 121, Folder 6
    Dahomey 1961 Box 121, Folder 7
    Denmark 1949 Box 121, Folder 8
    Egypt 1953 1958 1960 1966 1969-1971 Box 121, Folder 9
    England 1951 1953 1957-1959 1964 1966 1969 Box 121, Folder 10
    Fiji 1965 Box 121, Folder 11
    France 1935 1947-1957 1959-1961 1963-1972 Box 121, Folder 12-13
    Germany 1925-1926 1928 1932-1934 1939 1947 1950-1952 1955 1957 1959 1967 1968 Box 121, Folder 14
    Ghana 1960-1961 Box 121, Folder 15
    Greece 1936 1948 1950-1951 1953 1955 1957 1962-1963 1968 1970 Box 121, Folder 16
    Guinea 1960 Box 121, Folder 17
    Hawaii 1955 1965 1968 Box 121, Folder 18
    Hong Kong 1955 1958-1959 1967-1968 Box 121, Folder 19
    Hungary 1949 Box 121, Folder 20
    India 1951 1955-1956 1958-1959 1962-1968 1970 Box 122, Folder 1-2
    Indonesia 1958-1959 1962-1963 1966-1967 Box 122, Folder 3
    Iran 1954 1959 1967 Box 122, Folder 4
    Iraq 1954 1956 Box 122, Folder 5
    Israel 1954 1957 Box 122, Folder 6
    Italy 1938 1948-1951 1953-1957 1960-1964 1971 Box 122, Folder 7
    Ivory Coast 1960-1961 Box 122, Folder 8
    Japan 1955 1967-1968 Box 122, Folder 9
    Jordan 1954 1956 Box 122, Folder 10
    Jugoslavia 1949-1951 1953-1958 1968 1970 1972 Box 122, Folder 11
    Kashmir 1964 Box 122, Folder 12
    Kenya 1960 Box 122, Folder 13
    Laos 1958-1959 1962 1966 1968 Box 122, Folder 14
    Lebanon 1951 1954-1957 1962 1966 Box 122, Folder 15
    Macao 1959 Box 122, Folder 16
    Malaysia/Malaya 1963-1965 1968 Box 122, Folder 17
    Mali 1961 Box 122, Folder 18
    Mexico 1941 Box 122, Folder 19
    Morocco 1952 Box 122, Folder 20
    Nepal 1958-1959 1961 Box 122, Folder 21
    New Caledonia 1965 Box 123, Folder 1
    New Hebrides 1965 Box 123, Folder 2
    Nigeria 1960-1961 Box 123, Folder 3
    Norway 1949 Box 123, Folder 4
    Pakistan 1956 1963 Box 123, Folder 5
    Philippines 1955 1958-1959 1963-1964 Box 123, Folder 6
    Poland 1933 1949 1967 1968 Box 123, Folder 7
    Romania 1967-1968 Box 123, Folder 8
    Samoa 1965 Box 123, Folder 9
    Saudi Arabia 1966 Box 123, Folder 10
    Senegal 1960 1961 Box 123, Folder 11
    Singapore 1959 1962-1968 Box 123, Folder 12
    Soviet Union 1966 Box 123, Folder 13
    Spain 1936 1952 Box 123, Folder 14
    Sudan 1960 Box 123, Folder 15
    Sweden 1949 Box 123, Folder 16
    Switzerland 1955 Box 123, Folder 17
    Syria 1951 1954 Box 123, Folder 18
    Tanzania 1960 Box 123, Folder 19
    Thailand 1955 1962 1964 1966 1968 Box 123, Folder 20
    Togo 1961 Box 123, Folder 21
    Turkey 1951 1954 1957 1962 Box 123, Folder 22
    Uganda 1960 Box 123, Folder 23
    Upper Volta 1961 Box 123, Folder 24
    Vietnam 1958-1959 1962 1966 1968 Box 123, Folder 25
    Trip Itineraries 1947 1954-1957 1959-1968 Box 123, Folder 26
    Travel Correspondence, 1935, 1939, 1947-1968, 1970-1972 undated 1935 1939 1947-1968 1970-1972 Box 123, Folder 27-34