Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Kenneth R. Iverson Papers

Dates: 1942-1955.

Deputy Chief for Operations, Special Mission of the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) to Greece, 1948-1950; President, Institute of Inter-American Affairs, 1950-1952.

The Kenneth R, Iverson Papers include correspondence, printed materials, reports, handwritten notes, and a diary relating to his career with the U.S. government.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 1 linear foot, 4 linear inches (about 2,400 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave his copyrights in this collection to the U.S. government. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their duties are also in the public domain. Copyrights in documents that do not fall into these two categories presumably belong to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Philip D. Lagerquist (1973).
Updated by: Laura Zerr (2011) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1909 (May 25)Born, Price, Utah
1934Doctor of Law, George Washington University Law School
1934-1942Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1942-1947Attorney and General Counsel, Institute of Inter-American Affairs
1947-1948Assistant Counselor and Counselor, American Mission for Aid to Greece
1948-1950Deputy Chief for Operations, Special Mission of the ECA to Greece
1950-1952President, Institute of Inter-American Affairs
1952-1953Near East Representative, Ford Foundation
1980 (June)Died

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Papers of Kenneth R. Iverson contain documents that reflect his various positions with the U.S. government, notably in the field of foreign aid: newspaper clippings, other printed materials, a diary, handwritten notes, correspondence, reports, and other items.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence. Included are letters from Iverson to other government officials relating to his official duties, as well as letters of a more personal nature. The collection also contains a few newspaper clippings concerning the Mission to Greece and a larger number of clippings from Latin America (in Spanish).

Iverson's diary is limited to the periods from 1946-47 and 1950-51. His handwritten notes mostly relate to Latin America.

Also in the Iverson Papers are documents concerning the Institute of Inter-American Affairs. Many of these documents outline the principles of the program in the form of reports and printed materials. There are also many printed materials (mostly government brochures) pertaining to the Point 4 program.

There are also memorandums, reports, and other documents from Iverson's work with American aid programs in Greece. These materials focus on the political, cultural, and economic aspects of the country.

More information on U.S. aid to Greece can be found at the Truman Library in the papers of Dwight P. Griswold, Paul A. Porter, and Paul R. Porter. More information about the Point 4 program can be found in the papers of Henry G. Bennett, Benjamin H. Hardy, and Stanley Andrews.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1-3SUBJECT FILE, 1942-1955
Correspondence, printed materials, reports, handwritten notes, a diary, and other items. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Books
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Americas
  • Clippings
  • Conley, Phil
  • Correspondence, 1942
  • Correspondence, 1943
  • Correspondence, 1944
  • Correspondence, 1945
  • Correspondence, 1946
  • Correspondence, 1947
  • Correspondence, 1950
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Correspondence, 1951
  • Correspondence, 1952
Box 2
  • Correspondence, 1953
  • Diary
  • Handwritten Notes
  • Institute of Inter-American Affairs
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 3
  • Mission to Greece
  • Personal
  • Point 4
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Printed Materials
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]

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