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John Cooper Wiley Papers, 1898-1967 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: John Cooper Wiley Papers, 1898-1967Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Wiley, John Cooper

Extent: 6.28 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The Wiley Papers are arranged into seven different series: Diplomatic Files, General Correspondence, Personal Files, Writings, Clippings, Miscellaneous Publications, and Commissions.

Abstract

The John Cooper Wiley Papers consist of official and personal material relating to Wiley's work as foreign officer for the United States. The majority of the material is from the years 1915-1967.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The John Cooper Wiley papers contain a large amount of material related to Ambassador Wiley's various diplomatic posts. The majority of the material in this collection is official in nature and includes correspondence, memoranda, and pamphlets related to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, France, Latin America and other countires of interest to Wiley's career. This collection also contains a substantial amount of printed materials related to American foreign policy, the Soviet Union and foreign service reorganization. The amount of personal material in within Wiley's papers is limited.

Collection Historical Note

John Cooper Wiley was born in 1893 in Bordeaux, France where his father was the American Consul. He was educated by private tutors until he enrolled in Union College for one year. He also attended the Georgetown University Law School. In 1915 Wiley was appointed clerk at the American Embassy in Paris. Thereafter he held a number of diplomatic posts in Europe and Latin America. After serving as a technical advisor to the American delegation to the World Economic Conference in 1933, he was appointed Counselor of Embassy in Moscow when the United States recognized the Soviet Union. He was Counselor of Embassy in Vienna when Germany took over Austria in 1938 and Minister to Estonia and Latvia when the Baltic countries were absorbed by the Soviet Union in 1940. Wiley also served as Ambassador to Columbia, Portugal, Iran, and Panama and American representative in lend lease negotiations with the Soviet Union before retiring from the foreign service in 1954. Ambassador Wiley died in 1967.

Diplomatic posts held by John C. Wiley: July 30, 1915 Appointed clerk, American Embassy, Paris; May 1916 Appointed Secretary of Embassy, Paris; January 30, 1918 Assigned to the Hague; December 12, 1919 Assigned to Santiago; April 10, 1920 Assigned to Buenos Aires; July 24, 1920 Assigned to Caracas; February 17, 1921 Assigned to Department of State; October 20, 1921 Assigned to Copenhagen; September 7, 1922 Assigned to Madrid; September 1, 1923 Assigned to Lima; July 1, 1926 Appointed First Secretary, Lima; January 7, 1926 Assigned to Berlin; May 1, 1926 Assigned to Copenhagen (Temporary); July 22, 1926 Returned to Berlin; April 10, 1930 Assigned to Warsaw; May 26, 1930 Appointed Counselor of Embassy, Warsaw; December 22, 1931 Assigned to Berlin (Temporary); May 26, 1932 Returned to Warsaw; June 1, 1932 Assigned to Madrid; February 16, 1933 Assigned to Department of State, served as technical advisor to the American delegation to the World Economic Conference; February 10, 1934 Appointed Counselor of Embassy, Moscow; March 9, 1934 Appointed Consul General, Moscow; August 26, 1936 Appointed Consul General, Antwerp; July 13, 1937 Appointed Consul General and Counselor of Embassy, Vienna; July 18, 1938 Appointed Minister to Estonia and Latvia; April 4, 1921 Assigned to Department of State; September 21, 1944 Appointed Ambassador to Columbia; April 10, 1947 Appointed Ambassador to Portugal; February 26, 1948 Appointed Ambassador to Iran; October 1, 1950 Assigned to Department of State; January 1951 Appointed to conduct lend lease negotiations with the Soviet Union; June 20, 1951 Appointed Ambassador to Panama; January 1954 Retired from the foreign service.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Access Restrictions: None

Use Restrictions: The collection contains material restricted in accordance with Executive Order 12065, and material which might be used to harass, embarrass or injure living persons has been closed.

Acquisition Method: These papers were donated to the Library by Irena M. Wiley (Mrs. John C.).

Related Materials: President's Official File, President's Personal File, President's Secretary's File.

Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Diplomatic Files],
[Series 2: General Correspondence],
[Series 3: Personal Files],
[Series 4: Writings],
[Series 5: Clippings],
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Series 1: Diplomatic FilesAdd to your cart.
The diplomatic files contain copies of correspondence with the head of the Division of Eastern European Affairs in the State Department, telegrams and dispatches sent to the Department, memoranda and correspondence exchanged with embassy personnel, subject files, and miscellaneous materials such as background information, post reports, diplomatic lists, invitations, clippings, and pamphlets relating to the country in which Wiley was stationed. The files are arranged by country in the order of Wiley's assignment to each post.

Box 1Add to your cart.

Correspondence with the Division of Eastern European Affairs, 1928-1931Add to your cart.

Correspondence with the Division of Eastern European Affairs, 1932-1933Add to your cart.

Correspondence with the Division of Eastern European Affairs, 1934-1936Add to your cart.

The Netherlands, 1918-1919Add to your cart.

Venezuela, 1920-1921Add to your cart.

Poland, 1930-1931Add to your cart.

Germany, 1931-1932Add to your cart.

Spain, 1932-1933Add to your cart.

Department of State, 1933-1934Add to your cart.

Department of State: World Economic Conference, 1933-1934Add to your cart.

Box 2Add to your cart.

Russia: Telegrams and Memoranda, 1934-1935Add to your cart.

Russia: Ambassador Bullitt, 1934-1935Add to your cart.

Russia: official Miscellaneous, 1934-1935Add to your cart.

Belgium, 1935-1937Add to your cart.

Austria: Telegrams and Memoranda, 1937-1938Add to your cart.

Austria: Trade Agreements, 1937-1938Add to your cart.

Box 3Add to your cart.

Austria: Immigration Matters, 1937-1938Add to your cart.

Austria: Official Miscellaneous, 1937-1938Add to your cart.

Austria: Pamphlets, Clippings, 1937-1938Add to your cart.

Estonia and Latvia: Dispatches from Riga, 1938-1941Add to your cart.

Box 4Add to your cart.

Estonia and Latvia: Telegrams from Riga, 1938-1941Add to your cart.

Estonia and Latvia: Background Information on Latvia, 1938-1941Add to your cart.

Estonia and Latvia: Dispatches from Tallinn, 1938-1941Add to your cart.

Estonia and Latvia: Telegrams from Tallinn, 1938-1941Add to your cart.

Estonia and Latvia: Report on the Czechoslovak Crisis, 1938-1941Add to your cart.

Estonia and Latvia: Official Miscellaneous, 1938-1941Add to your cart.

State Department, 1941-1944Add to your cart.

Box 5Add to your cart.

Columbia, 1944-1947Add to your cart.

Columbia: Naval Attache, 1944-1947Add to your cart.

Portugal, 1947-1948Add to your cart.

Iran, 1948-1951Add to your cart.

Lend Lease Negotiations, 1950-1951Add to your cart.

Lend Lease Negotiations: Chronological File, 1950-1951Add to your cart.

Lend Lease Negotiations: Russia, Miscellaneous, 1950-1951Add to your cart.

Panama, 1951-1954Add to your cart.

Panama:Chronological File, 1953, 1951-1954Add to your cart.

Panama: Communism File, 1951-1954Add to your cart.

Panama: Economic Program, 1951-1954Add to your cart.

Panama: Treaty Revision, 1951-1954Add to your cart.

Panama: Press Releases and Clippings, 1951-1954Add to your cart.

Series 2: General CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
The general correspondence is essentially personal in nature. However, much of it is with other foreign service officers and frequently discusses official matters. The series is arranged alphabetically. At the end is a small file of letters from unidentified individuals.

Box 6Add to your cart.

A GeneralAdd to your cart.

Armour, NormanAdd to your cart.

B GeneralAdd to your cart.

Boal, Pierre delAdd to your cart.

Bullitt, William C.Add to your cart.

C GeneralAdd to your cart.

D GeneralAdd to your cart.

Duranty, WalterAdd to your cart.

Box 7Add to your cart.

E GeneralAdd to your cart.

Edwards, Paul L.Add to your cart.

F GeneralAdd to your cart.

Feis, HerbertAdd to your cart.

Flack, JosephAdd to your cart.

G GeneralAdd to your cart.

H GeneralAdd to your cart.

Henderson, Loy W.Add to your cart.

Hopper, BruceAdd to your cart.

I-K GeneralAdd to your cart.

Kennan, George F.Add to your cart.

Box 8Add to your cart.

L GeneralAdd to your cart.

M GeneralAdd to your cart.

Messersmith, George S.Add to your cart.

Moffat, J. PierrepontAdd to your cart.

N-P GeneralAdd to your cart.

Packer, Earl L.Add to your cart.

People to People ProgramAdd to your cart.

Pinchoit, Cornelia B.Add to your cart.

R GeneralAdd to your cart.

Box 9Add to your cart.

S GeneralAdd to your cart.

Scott Radio LaboratoriesAdd to your cart.

Sucherstein, Carl M.Add to your cart.

T-V GeneralAdd to your cart.

Tabouis, E. C.Add to your cart.

Teodorescu, E.C.Add to your cart.

University of the AmericasAdd to your cart.

W-Z GeneralAdd to your cart.

UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.

Series 3: Personal FilesAdd to your cart.
This series consists of files relating to bills, insurance, moving and storage, servants, and other personal affairs and is arranged by subject.

Box 10Add to your cart.

Wiley, IrenaAdd to your cart.

Wiley, John C.Add to your cart.

BillsAdd to your cart.

InsuranceAdd to your cart.

ServantsAdd to your cart.

Storage and MovingAdd to your cart.

Wines and LiquorAdd to your cart.

Series 4: WritingsAdd to your cart.
The writings include articles, memoranda, and notes on possible projects. Among the topics are State Department and foreign service organization, American foreign policy, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, France and Latin America. The series is arranged roughly by topic.

Box 10Add to your cart.

"A Permanent Civil Service or the Merit System" on the foreign serviceAdd to your cart.

"The Foreign Service"Add to your cart.

Writings on the foreign service, 1928Add to your cart.

"The Foreign Service", 1937Add to your cart.

"1955 - The Foreign Service", 1955Add to your cart.

"Foreign Service Reorganization - Morale and Public Confidence"Add to your cart.

"Department of State"Add to your cart.

"Reorganization of the Department of State"Add to your cart.

"Reorganization of the Department of State", 1961Add to your cart.

"Reorganization of the Department of State and the Foreign Service"Add to your cart.

"Department of State: Accretion of Function; Loss of Efficiency"Add to your cart.

Box 11Add to your cart.

"The Quest for Peace"Add to your cart.

"Diplomacy"Add to your cart.

"Diplomacy Gap"Add to your cart.

"Diplomacy: Neglected Weapon of the Cold War", 1952Add to your cart.

"The Next War Discussed; With Malice Towards All"Add to your cart.

"Foreign Policy"Add to your cart.

"The Pattern of the Future or How to Bring the War Successfully to an Unsatisfactory Conclusion", 1943Add to your cart.

Writings On Foreign Affairs, 1943Add to your cart.

Writings On Foreign Policy, 1957Add to your cart.

Writings On Foreign Policy, January 1958Add to your cart.

"Foreign Policy", 1958Add to your cart.

"American Foreign Policy: A Little Finger Nail Sketch by Upsilon", 1958Add to your cart.

Writings On Foreign Policy, 1962Add to your cart.

Writings On Foreign Policy, 1964Add to your cart.

Writings On Foreign Policy (letter to Washington Post), 1965Add to your cart.

"League of Nations"Add to your cart.

Writings on United Nations and Collective SecurityAdd to your cart.

Writings on Berlin and United Nations, 1958Add to your cart.

Writings on ChinaAdd to your cart.

"Castro"Add to your cart.

"The Soviet Military Presence in Cuba - Why?", 1963Add to your cart.

Writings on FranceAdd to your cart.

"France", 1960Add to your cart.

Writings on France, "Rift and Schism", 1962Add to your cart.

Box 12Add to your cart.

Writings on NazismAdd to your cart.

"Germany"Add to your cart.

Statement on fall of GermanyAdd to your cart.

"Berlin, Prestige Point of No Return"Add to your cart.

Writings on Great Britain, 1954Add to your cart.

Writings on Great Britain, 1958Add to your cart.

Writings on British Prime Ministers "Will Great Britain Learn?"Add to your cart.

"A History of the British-American Debt Negotiations of 1933"Add to your cart.

"Latin American and the Middle East"Add to your cart.

"Questions for Espectador"Add to your cart.

"Latin America 1945"Add to your cart.

"Economic Problem of Latin America", 1950Add to your cart.

Writings on Latin America, 1952Add to your cart.

Writings on Latin America, 1962Add to your cart.

Writings on Latin America, 1963Add to your cart.

"Latin America and We"Add to your cart.

Writings on the Middle EastAdd to your cart.

"Petroleum, Focal Point of Policy"Add to your cart.

"Panama", 1951Add to your cart.

"Soviet Designs", 1951Add to your cart.

"A Meeting in the Valley", 1957Add to your cart.

"The Big Threat", 1958Add to your cart.

"Missile Gap"Add to your cart.

"Foreign Mishmash", 1965Add to your cart.

"Ignorance of the Obvious(Rise of Communism)"Add to your cart.

"Civil Defense"Add to your cart.

"I Knew Sinclair Lewis Suddenly"Add to your cart.

"Premillennial Scholia"Add to your cart.

"Propaganda"Add to your cart.

"Why People Travel"Add to your cart.

Box 13Add to your cart.

Notes (book), 1962Add to your cart.

Notes on CommunismAdd to your cart.

Notes on European GovernmentsAdd to your cart.

Notes on Foreign AffairsAdd to your cart.

Notes on History of Mexico (and other Latin American Countries)Add to your cart.

Notes on Major LincolnAdd to your cart.

Notes on "Unfamiliar Communist Quotations"Add to your cart.

Notes on World ConferencesAdd to your cart.

Series 5: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
This series is a small file of newspaper and magazine clippings about Wiley of on topics of interest to him. The clippings are unarranged.

Box 13Add to your cart.

ClippingsAdd to your cart.

Series 6: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
This small file is not arranged

Box 13Add to your cart.

Miscellaneous PublicationsAdd to your cart.

Series 7: CommissionsAdd to your cart.
Certificates of appointment to foreign service posts. These are filed in the audiovisual department.

Box 14Add to your cart.

CommissionsAdd to your cart.

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