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WILLARD LEON BEAULAC PAPERS: PART 2

The Willard Leon Beaulac Papers: Part 2 contain correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, printed materials, and photographs deriving from Willard L. Beaulac's service as U.S. ambassador to five Latin American nations. Correspondence from American State Department official Henry A. Kissinger (copies), Georgetown University professor Rev. James V. Schall, S.J., and Spanish politician Ramon Serrano Suner is included. The manuscripts include speeches and articles written by Beaulac. Information about the Alliance for Progress in preserved in the subject files. The printed materials contain some relatively rare items on U.S. relations with Latin America. And, a few photographs of Beaulac in various diplomatic settings round out the collection. The Willard Leon Beaulac Papers are stored in two archival boxes (3.0 linear feet).

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH - Willard Leon Beaulac, a native Rhode Islander, attended Brown University and then served in the Navy during World War I. After that conflict, Beaulac enrolled in the new Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, graduating in 1921. Beaulac joined the State Department in 1921, holding consular posts in Central America for the next 10 years. For part of World War II, he served as counselor and deputy chief of mission in Spain.

In 1944, Beaulac earned his first ambassadorial appointment to Paraguay. In 1947, he became ambassador to Colombia. Between 1951 and 1953, Beaulac was ambassador to Cuba. Next, he served as ambassador to Chile from 1953 to 1956. Moreover, he was U.S. ambassador in Argentina between 1956 and 1960. His final assignment was as deputy commandant for foreign affairs at the National War College.

His book "Career Ambassador" was published in 1951. Beaulac taught at Southern Illinois and Ball State after retiring from the State Department. Other books by Beaulac include "Career Diplomat," "A Diplomat Looks at Aid to Latin America," "The Fractured Continent," and "Franco: Silent Ally in World War II."

Willard Leon Beaulac died in 1990 at the age of 91.

[Source: "Washington Post," 5/27/1990, p. B6.]

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ACCESSION DATA:

Status: Open.

Provenance: Gift of Beaulac family, January 2005.

Processed by Scott S. Taylor, February 2005.

BULK DATES: 1960 - 1979
SPAN DATES: 1945 - 1996

EXTENT: 2 boxes (3.0 l.f.)

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to and from Willard L. Beaulac. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

SERIES: 2. Manuscripts


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains manuscripts, such as articles, speeches, and reports. Arranged alphabetically by title or subject.

SERIES: 3. Subject Files


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains subject files found among the Willard Leon Beaulac Papers. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

SERIES: 4. Printed Materials


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains printed materials, such as newspaper clippings, journal articles, subcommittee reports, and other items. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

SERIES: 5. Photographs


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Contains photographs of Willard L. Beaulac in various diplomatic capacities.

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