Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Papers of D. Alan Strachan

Dates: 1947-1962.

Assistant Labor Advisor, American Mission for Aid to Greece, 1947-1948; Director, Labor and Manpower Division in Greece, Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency, 1948-1953.

This collection consists mostly of copies of correspondence between D. Alan Strachan and Clinton Golden.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear inches (about 800 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Documents created by U.S. government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Carol Briley (1982).
Updated by: Kirk A. Schlueter (2013) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1903 (August 6)Born Douglas Alan Strachan, London, England
1918-1923Student, Paddington Technical Institute and Willesden Polytechnic, England
1926Emigrated to the United States
1933Naturalized as a U.S. citizen
1926-1937Toolmaker, auto industry, Detroit, Michigan
1937-1944Union official, lobbyist, official with the War Production Board
1944-1945Deputy Vice Chairman and Director, Industrial Relations Division, War Production Board
1945-1947Head of the United Auto Workers and Congress of Industrial Organizations office, Washington D.C.
1947-1948Assistant Labor Advisor, American Mission for Aid in Greece
1948-1953Director, Labor and Manpower Division in Greece, Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency
1957-1966Official with the International Cooperation Administration and the Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C., Pakistan, Egypt, and South Vietnam

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection mostly consists of copies of correspondence between D. Alan Strachan and Clinton Golden dating from 1947 to 1961. Clinton Golden was a founder of the United Steel Workers Union who later served as a labor advisor for the Economic Cooperation Administration. The content of the correspondence is chiefly concerned with the U.S. Economic Mission in Greece and its operations. The correspondence also discusses labor in Greece, as well as labor issues in general. The collection also includes copies of correspondence with others and printed materials relating to the death of Clinton Golden in 1961.

This collection consists of copies of original documents from the papers of D. Alan Strachan at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University.

More information on the U.S. aid program in Greece can be found in the papers of Dwight P. Griswold, Paul A. Porter, and Paul R. Porter.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1947-1962
Correspondence between D. Alan Strachan and Clinton Golden, with other items. Arranged chronologically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Correspondence, 1947
  • Correspondence, 1948
  • Correspondence, 1949
  • Correspondence, 1950
  • Correspondence, 1951
  • Correspondence, 1952
  • Correspondence, 1953
  • Correspondence, 1954
  • Correspondence, 1955
  • Correspondence, 1956
  • Correspondence, 1957
  • Correspondence, 1959
  • Correspondence, 1960
  • Correspondence, 1961
  • Materials Relating to the Death of Clinton Golden, 1961-1962

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