Series 1: Administrative, 1936-1980 212 boxes
The Administrative Files series contains records pertaining to the business operations of Development and Resources Corporation (D). The majority of the series is composed of the files of several officers of D, including John G. Burnett, Gerald M. Levin, David E. Lilienthal, John Oliver, and Jonathan L. Swift. The officer files contain correspondence, memoranda, and reports about managing D and its projects, including negotiating the language of contracts, finances and personnel, project progress updates to the country governments, and materials documenting the perception of D in the media. Lilienthal's files are largely composed of his memoranda on the purpose of D, as well as monthly status reports on the company's finances and performance and discussions of future D leadership. The series also includes records of several D offices, predominantly in Bangkok and Saigon. The records include financial reports, information on current and potential projects in the region, reports on conditions in their country, and correspondence on the coordination of project staff, the arrival of D officers, and writing reports to the country governments. Additionally, the series includes correspondence, policy and financial records, and topical files about several countries and similar projects conducted by other organizations.