Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Victor M. Longstreet Papers

Dates: 1945-1983.

Assistant Chief, Division of Financial Affairs, Department of State 1946-1946; Program Review Officer, Economic Cooperation Administration, U.S. Special Mission to the Netherlands, 1948-1949.

The papers of Victor M. Longstreet include correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports and other items relating to Mr. Longstreet's work at the Department of State and the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA).

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 2.5 linear inches (about 200 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave his copyright interest in this collection, and in any other collection in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration, to the United States of America. Documents created by United States Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. The copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Erwin J. Mueller (1978)
Updated by: Emily Turner (2016) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1907 (January 1)Born Victor Mendell Longstreet, Louisville, Kentucky
1930B.A., Harvard College
1930-1931Economist and Statistician, American Telephone Company
1931-1938Economist, Federal Reserve Board
1938-1942Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Board
1942-1945Served, Captain to Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Air Forces
1945-1946Assistant Chief, Division of Financial Affairs, Department of State
1947-1948Associate Chief, Division of Investment and Economic Development, Department of State
1948-1949Program Review Officer, Economic Cooperation, Administration, U.S. Special Mission to the Netherlands
1950Deputy U.S. Senior Representative, Permanent Working Staff, NATO Financial Economic Commission, London
1951-1952Department Director, Finance and Trade Office Special Representative, Paris, Economic Cooperation Administration
1953Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
1957-1962Director of Management Research, Schering Corporation, Bloomfield, New Jersey
1962-1965Assistant Secretary for Financial Management, Department of the Navy
2000 (February 5)Died, Bethesda, Maryland

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Victor M. Longstreet include correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports and other items relating to Mr. Longstreet's work at the Department of State and the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA). The collection is arranged in a single series, the Subject File.

The Subject File contains Longstreet's civil service position description as a Program Review Officer with the Economic Cooperation Administration at The Hague in the Netherlands, as well as a memo from Longstreet to Alan Valentine, Chief of the Netherlands Mission. The correspondence of Longstreet includes communications with United States government officials, and with Second Secretary A.E. Ritchie in Canada and French Ambassador Henri Bonnet concerning post-war aid to Europe. In addition to correspondence addressed to or authored by Longstreet, the collection includes correspondence among other parties pertaining to his various positions in the Department of State and the Economic Cooperation Administration. Content includes copies of memoranda on "Negotiations with the Netherlands for Settlement of Overall War Accounts," "Plan A Claim against Italy and Greece," and "Technical Mission to Brazil."

The Subject File also contains printed materials including press clippings from The New York Times, and reports by the State Department and the European Recovery Program on the Netherlands and Economic Cooperation.

The John F. Kennedy Library has an online oral history interview with Longstreet. Other collections at the Truman Library that relate to economic aid to Europe after World War II include the papers of Paul G. Hoffman and Will Clayton.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1945 - 1983
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, records, and other items relating to Longstreet's career with the State Department and the ECA. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    SUBJECT FILE, 1945 - 1983
Box 1
  • Biographical Information
  • Correspondence
  • Printed Materials

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