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ROBERT THEODORE CURRAN PAPERS

The Robert Theodore Curran Papers document the foreign service career of Robert Theodore Curran. Containing correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and other materials, the Curran Papers provide a glipse into the life of a career foreign service officer. Material from Curran's time in Germany, Yemen, Mexico, and Morocco is retained. Correspondents include Congressmen Robert P. Griffin and Guy Vander Jagt, Ambassador Joseph Verner Read, and Philip E. Mosely. While the documents span the dates 1955-1990, most of the material dates between 1955 and 1984. The collection is contained in 4 archival boxes (6.0 linear feet).

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH - Robert Theodore Curran was born in New York, and he grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. He attended the George School in Pennsylvania and then graduated from Haverford College in 1953. Curran also received a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1956.

Robert Theodore Curran had a distinguished foreign service career. Early in his career, he served as the executive director of the German-American Institute in Tubingen, Germany. Curran worked in Yemen in the early 1960s. Later, he served in Mexico City. In time, Curran became Deputy Chief of Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan and again in Rabat, Morocco. In 1984, he retired from the foreign service with the rank of career minister.

After his foreign service career, Curran served as president of Springfield College in Illinois. In addition, he was the executive director of the American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation.

(Sources: State Department Biographical Register 1972 and Robert Theodore Curran Papers.)

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ACCESSION DATA:

Status: Open.

Photocopying: Permitted in accordance with copyright law.

Provenance: Gift of Robert Theodore Curran, February 2003.

Processed by Scott S. Taylor, July 2004.

BULK DATES: 1955 - 1984
SPAN DATES: 1955 - 1990

EXTENT: 4 boxes (6 l.f.)

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Chronological Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Chronological Correspondence. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES: 2. Congressional Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Congressional correspondence between Robert Theodore Curran and various members of Congress. Arranged alphabetically by Congressman's name.

SERIES: 3. Morocco


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Correspondence, clippings, and printed materials from Robert Theodore Curran's time in Morocco. Arranged in original order maintained by Curran.

SERIES: 4. Subject Files


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Subject Files regarding specific subjects. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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