Contents and Arrangement

Series III: Correspondence, 1942-1961

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series III: Correspondence (1939-1962) includes both professional and personal letters. Of special interest should be Whiting Willauer's correspondence to his wife, Louise Russell Willauer. Willauer regularly wrote to his wife and shared many details of his work in China. Included in this correspondence are Louise Willauer's letters written home during the time in which she was with Whiting. The correspondence files contain most of the material held in the collection that documents Willauer's positions as United Sates Ambassador to Honduras and Costa Rica from 1954 through 1961, although there are subject files folders for both Honduras and Costa Rica.


The correspondence in this series is arranged alphabetically by writer and chronologically within. Where there is a considerable amount of correspondence with a single individual a separate folder has been made.

Collection History


Eight maps were separated from this collection when it was processed in 1992. These maps were transferred to the Geology Library. No other information about appraisal is available for this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melissa A. Johnson in July 1992. Finding aid written by Melissa A. Johnson in July 1992.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series III: Correspondence; Whiting Willauer Papers, MC142, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-2